Online Well Control School (IADC & IWCF)
Our IADC and IWCF accredited online well control school is intended for any drilling personnel interested in understanding the basics of well control for drilling, completions, workover, wireline, coiled tubing, and snubbing applications. Our online well control training courses are not only convenient and inexpensive but truly better, stronger learning.
Available Well Control Courses
These IADC and IWCF courses are built for all levels of oil industry experience.
For non-technical individuals or people entering the drilling or well servicing world for the first time, the courses have prerequisite material sections that provide a basic Introduction to oil and gas, an animated overview of fundamental Drilling and Well Servicing Equipment, and an explanation of fundamental math and science concepts, such as Density and Pressure.
For more experienced students, the powerful downhole animations and interactive explanations of concepts such as Formation Pressure and Gas Migration can provide a powerful refresher of important material and fundamental concepts. You can't understand what is happening deep downhole unless you can visualize it!
When building these courses, our goal was to make Well Control training as fun, interesting, and exciting as possible! With that goal in mind, we have put a tremendous amount of multimedia into our courses. As a student, you will never just be reading or listening to text- this is definitely not a textbook!
Every single part of our courses is full of powerful graphics, informative animations, and real-life images from drilling rigs across the globe. After each lesson- and within many lessons- you will be asked to answer Well Control questions or do Well Control calculations focused on what you just learned. These Well Control exercises make learning a lot more interactive and fun.
Great question! You can see a full list of all the modules in our courses below.
If you are interested in Drilling Well Control, you should consider our IADC or IWCF Well Control courses. Our IADC Well Control course (WellSharp) is built to be 12 hours long, while our IWCF course is built to be 20 hours long. The IWCF course includes information on subsea drilling operations, while the IADC course doesn't.
From an accreditation perspective, it really depends where you want to work! IADC and IWCF courses are often used interchangeably across the globe, but it depends. To be safe, you could even take both courses and get two certificates. Email us if you are interested in this option, and we can give you a discount.
If you are interested in Well Control training at the Fundamental or Supervisory levels, you should take our Coiled Tubing, Wireline, Snubbing, or Workover/Completions courses. These are focused on Well Servicing and include much more advanced Well Control concepts, including detailed kill methods and simulations.
We consider our courses to be the best introductions to drilling and well control course out there today! Powerful animations, well taught lessons, interactive and exciting learning...and you can get an IADC or IWCF certificate while lying on your couch. What are you waiting for?
Comparison chart between courses
|Chapters||IADC Drilling||IWCF Drilling||Intro Servicing||Fundamental Wireline||Supervisory Wireline||Fundamental Coil Tubing||Supervisory Coil Tubing||Fundamental Workover||Supervisory Workover||Fundamental Snubbing||Supervisory Snubbing|
|Introduction to Drilling|
|Introduction to Offshore Drilling|
|Basic Drilling Equipment|
|Intro to Completions|
|Intro to Production|
|Intro to Wireline Operations|
|Intro to Servicing|
|Mud Circulating System|
|Mud Circulation System- Subsea|
|Pipes & manifolds|
|Workover & Completions|
|Introduction to Well Control|
|Balancing Well Pressures|
|Introducing the BOP|
|Annular & Ram Preventers|
|Auxiliary BOP Equipment|
|BOP Control Systems|
|Subsea Control System|
|Abnormally Pressured Formation|
|Annular Gas Flow|
|Causes of Kicks (Subsea)|
|Kick Warning Signs|
|Subsea Kick Detection|
|Wireline & Casing|
|Shallow Gas Hazards|
|Shut-in Procedure & Verification|
|Top Hole Drilling|
|Constant BHP Methods|
|Introducing the Kill Sheet|
|Subsea Kill Methods|
|Well Control Risks|
|Kicks During Servicing|