Frequently asked questions
Who should take IADC Introductory training?
This course is built for all levels of oil industry experience.
For non-technical individuals or people entering the drilling world for the first time, the course has prerequisite material sections that provide a basic Introduction to Drilling, an animated overview of fundamental Drilling 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!
Specifically, the IADC suggests the following roles take the course:
1. Barge Engineer
3. Pit Hand, Pump Man, Shaker Man
4. Subsea Engineer
7. Blowout Preventer (BOP)/Subsea Engineer, Lower Marine Riser Package (LMRP)
8. Engineer, and Dynamic Positioning Officer
9. Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD)/Underbalanced Drilling (UBD) well site service personnel (non-supervisory)
9. Operator Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)
10. Onshore monitoring crew
11. Wellsite Geologist and office-based Operations Geologist
12. OIM (for installations not primarily involved with drilling)
13. Casing Crew Supervisor
15. Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) personnel (supervisory)
16. Mud Engineer
17. Mud Logger/Wellsite Drilling Data Engineer
18. Directional Driller
19. Fishing Tool Operators (non-pressure operations)
What will I learn?
The well control course covers all of the material and concepts as mandated by the IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors) in their newly revised Introductory WellSharp program. The full course is twelve hours long. Topics include fundamental well pressures, fluids, gas properties, blowout prevention equipment, and well kill methods.
How much does the course cost?
Please see the course price above. This includes access to twelve hours of Well Control lessons, Well Control quizzes, Well Control exercises, animations, and the IADC Well Control certificate.
Please email or call us to find out about any promotions or group discounts. We love hearing from our students, and we often give discounts to large groups or those in financial need!
How long do I have to finish the course?
The beauty of online well control school is that you can take the course anywhere, anytime! With the purchase of one course, you have 90 days to go through all the course material. You can work in between shifts on the rig or when you get a spare moment at home. You have 90 days to finish the well control course, but within that time you can spend as long as you would like.
Why travel all the way to a classroom when you can take your well control training online? Why listen to a boring instructor for hours when you can go through an online well control school whenever you feel like it?
Will I get a Well Control certificate?
After successful completion of the course and a pass grade on our online exam, you will receive a certificate from LearnToDrill honoring completion of the course.
Then, after successfully passing the IADC WellSharp Exam (also online), you will receive an IADC Well Control Certificate at the Introductory level. This certificate is recognized by the vast majority of drilling contractors and operators across the globe.