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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) **
Intro Drilling Well Control (IADC WellSharp)(English, Spanish, Portuguese & Arabic)
IWCF Level 2 Drilling Well Control (IWCF)
Intro Well Servicing Well Control (IADC WellCap)

Fundamental (RelyOn Nutec Accreditation)

Wireline Well Control
Workover/Completions/Wireline/Coiled Tubing/Snubbing Well Control
Drilling Operations Fundamental (Coming Soon)

Supervisory (RelyOn Nutec Accreditation)

Wireline Well Control
Coiled Tubing Well Control
Wireline/Coiled Tubing/Snubbing Well Control
Workover/Completions Well Control
Workover/Completions/Wireline Well Control
Workover/Completions/Coiled Tubing Well Control
Workover/Completions/Wireline/Coiled Tubing Well Control
Workover/Completions/Coiled Tubing/Snubbing Well Control
Workover/Completions/Wireline/Coiled Tubing/Snubbing Well Control
Drilling Operations Supervisor

Simulation Courses

Well Control Simulator (Prep Course)
Driller’s Method (Prep Course)
W&W Method (Prep Course)
Bullheading Method (Prep Course)
Driller’s Level Simulation (Refresher Course)
*All course content can be taken on a PC, Mac, Android or IOS.
All other Combination Courses available on request. Email us at info@learntodrill.com
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 info@learntodrill.com

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 a certificate of accreditation

Receive a certificate of competency in Well Control from the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), the International Well Control Forum (IWCF), or RelyOn Nutec.


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 RelyOn Nutec Accreditation Standard?

If you complete any of our online, Fundamental and Supervisory level Well Servicing courses (Wireline, Coiled Tubing, Snubbing, or Workover/Completions), you will receive a RelyOn Nutec certificate of accreditation. This certification meets all standards under the previously approved IADC Wellcap well control program. IADC no longer supports online delivery of the Fundamental and Supervisory courses.

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

ChaptersIADC DrillingIWCF DrillingIntro ServicingFundamental WirelineSupervisory WirelineFundamental Coil TubingSupervisory Coil TubingFundamental WorkoverSupervisory WorkoverFundamental 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


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