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 and more effective learning.


Available Well Control Courses


Awareness Drilling Well Control (IADC WellSharp) **
Learn More - $99

Intro Drilling Well Control (IADC WellSharp)
Learn More - $399

Intro Drilling Well Control (IADC WellSharp)
(Spanish, Portuguese & Arabic)
Learn More - $199

IWCF Level 2 Drilling Well Control (IWCF)
Learn More - $499

Intro Well Servicing Well Control (IADC WellCap)
Learn More - $399

Fundamental (FALCK accredited)

Wireline Well Control
Learn More - $750

Workover/Completions/Wireline/Coiled Tubing/Snubbing Well Control
Learn More - $1,250

For any other combinatio of courses, please email us at

Supervisory (FALCK accredited)

Wireline Well Control
Learn More - $750

Coiled Tubing Well Control
Learn More - $1,320

Workover/Completions Well Control
Learn More - $1,000

Workover/Completions/Wireline Well Control
Learn More - $1,250

Workover/Completions/Wireline/Coiled Tubing Well Control
Learn More - $1,250

Workover/Completions/Wireline/Coiled Tubing/Snubbing Well Control
Learn More - $1,250

Refurbished ipad
Learn More - $ 99

*All course content can be taken on a PC, Mac, Android or IOS; however, for this course, the simulation portions require access to an IOS device, either an iPhone or an iPad. You may purchase a refurbished ipad at the time of course enrollment for an additional $100 from us.
All other Combination Courses available on request. Email us at
Get Classroom training for Well Control Driller & Supervisory Levels by clicking here.
Check out our WellSharp Prep course to make sure you can pass the IADC Drilling classroom Exam!
Once you are enrolled in a course, fees are nonrefundable.
If you have any questions, you can email us at

Course Features

Downhole Animations and Interactive Learning
40+ downhole and equipment animations to teach every important Well Control concept! Visualize complex effects, “play” with drilling equipment, and learn through well control calculations and interactive lessons.
Anywhere, anytime, at your own pace!
Working another job? Spending all your free time on the rig? Too lazy to leave home or travel to a classroom? Take our course anytime, anywhere online on your computer, iPad, iPhone, or Android! Take the entire course in one setting or do it 10 minutes at a time. It’s all up to you.
Receive an IADC certificate of accreditation
Receive a certificate of competency in Well Control from the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) or International Well Control Forum (IWCF)


Are these the right Well Control courses for me?

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!

How are the Well Control courses set up?

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 material 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.

What is the best Well Control course for me? IADC Well Control, the IWCF course, Coiled Tubing, Wireline?

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.

Why should I take a LearnToDrill course?

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 DrillingIntro Servicing Fundamental WirelineSupervisory Wireline Fundamental Coil TubingSupervisory Coil Tubing Fundamental WorkoverSupervisory Workover Fundamental SnubbingSupervisory 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
Formation Pressure
Hydrostatic Pressure
Pump Pressure
Balancing Well Pressures
Kick Theory
U-tube Effect
Lost Circulation
Surface Pressure
Drilling Fluids
Mud Balance
Formation Fluids
Gas Properties
Gas Kick
Introducing the BOP
Annular & Ram Preventers
Auxiliary BOP Equipment
BOP Control Systems
BOP Testing
Subsea BOP
Subsea Control System
Pressure Gauges
Fluid Recording
Gas Control
Safety Valves
Abnormally Pressured Formation
Annular Gas Flow
Intentional Kicks
Causes of Kicks (Subsea)
Quick Response
Kick Indicators
Kick Warning Signs
Subsea Kick Detection
Wireline & Casing
Shallow Gas Hazards
Shut-in Concept
Abnormal Circulation
Shut-in Procedure & Verification
Recording parameters
Crew Drills
Top Hole Drilling
Constant BHP Methods
Kill Sheet
Introducing the Kill Sheet
Pre-Recorded Data
Volume Calculations
Kill Calculations
Kill Methods
Subsea Kill Methods
Well Control Risks
Kicks During Servicing