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About Well Control School

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The ‘Well Control School’ (WCS) is a part of the ‘Institute of Drilling Technology’, ONGC and is located in picturesque town of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Dehradun lies along National Highway 7 with the distance of 236 kilometres (147 mile) north of India's capital New Delhi and is well connected by Dehradun railway station and Jolly Grant Airport. The city is noted for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in proximity to Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, etc.

It is a premier training centre, established in the year 1997, with the objective of providing core knowledge and job related skills to drilling crew, for assessing and handling of well control situations.

Our Accreditations for Certifications of Well Control Courses


WCS is accredited to IWCF Rotary Drilling Well Control certification program, IWCF Well Intervention Pressure Control certification program and IADC certification program for Drilling and well servicing operations at different level.

WCS is equipped with well-furnished modern classrooms, two full scale simulators which include one state of the art cyber chair Drill Sim-5000 Combo (cyber chair and classic) and one Drill Sim-5000.Two portable simulators (Drillsim-50) are also available with the school for conducting courses at remote locations of ONGC. Cyber chair simulator Drill Sim-5000 along with work-over module is one of its kinds and only few other training centres in Asia have them for training purpose. This state of the art simulator helps to create real drilling conditions that participants would experience offshore & onshore – enabling them to drill a well, observe and react to changes as they happen, and take remedial action necessary to restore the well safely.

WCS has trained highest number of trainees on well control courses in India and has trained more than 23500 participants since its inception in 1997, with participants from national and international companies.

Training Methodology & strengths of WCS:

  • Team of faculty with an average experience of more than 25 years in oil industry having engineering background, as full time instructors.
  • Blending of experienced & young faculty for providing best of knowledge in high energy level environment.
  • Rigorous simulator training and assessment  for each participant on Drilling & Well Control Simulator equipped with latest feature like cyber chair & work-over module for surface & subsea operations.
  • Focussed, Systematic & well-coordinated adherence to curriculum of accrediting agencies.
  • Regular amendments of presentation and assignments.
  • Constant monitoring and mentoring at individual level.
  • Modern classrooms with best of breed desk top computers and dedicated high speed internet connectivity for online examination.




Our training programs are listed below

All these courses are recognized Well control training programmes and accredited by IWCF & IADC.

Sl. No. Course Level
1 IWCF Rotary Drilling Well Control (IWCF-RD) Level-2, Level-3 & Level-4
2 IWCF Well Intervention Pressure Control Course (IWCF-WIP) Level-2, Level-3 & Level-4
3 IADC Well Sharp Rotary Drilling Well Control  Introductory, Driller and Supervisor, Drilling & Work-over combined Level
4 IADC Well Sharp Well Servicing Introductory Well Control Course Introductory Level
5 IADC Well Sharp Well Servicing  Equipment Operator  Course Equipment Operator Level
6 IADC Well Sharp Well Servicing Oil & Gas Representative Workover and Intervention Course   Oil & Gas Representative Level

Satyabrata  Bhattacharjee, GM (D), I/C -Well Control School,
Mobile: 09410390915; Phone: 0135-2794220
Ajay K. Gupta, GM(D), Mobile: 09410396366; Phone: 0135-2794224
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