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IWCF DRILLER AND SUPERVISOR ROTARY DRILLING COURSE (IWCF-RD)

WCS at IDT, Dehradun acquired IWCF accreditation in July 1997 for conducting well control courses for drilling personnel. This course aims to provide the basic knowledge of well control for surface and sub-sea installations at supervisor and driller levels to IWCF standards. The course is designed to enhance understanding of the fundamentals applicable to various well control operations, and to prepare the participants for IWCF examinations.

CERTIFICATION LEVEL & STACK OPTIONS

IWCF CERTIFIED COURSES

Surface & Combined Surface/Sub-sea Stack

  • Driller Level – L3
  • Supervisor Level –L4

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course duration is five days. Course starts on Monday at 0930 hrs and finishes on Friday at 1730 hrs. For first three days extensive class room teaching is followed by practical sessions on full size derrick floor simulator. Assignment containing questions pertaining to day's curriculum are given and discussion on assignment is taken up in the next morning.

On fourth day a mock test is conducted which is an in-house test based on IWCF pattern. This is to access the performance of the participants and prepare them for the final test. Individual attention is given to the participants based on the results of the Mock test.

COURSE CONTENT
Day 1 Normal & Abnormal pressures, LOT, MAASP, Kick indicators, Top hole drilling, Line-up, Shut in procedures, Shut in pressures, Gas migration, Kick behaviour in OBM, Kick Sheet & Simulator practice
Day 2 Assignment discussion, Driller's, Wait & Weight and Volumetric methods of killing, Bull heading. Unusual situations in well control, Hydrate formation & Simulator practice.
Day 3 Assignment discussion, Ram & Annular preventor, Stripping, Divertor, Sub-sea BOP, Testing of BOP stack, BOP Control Unit and trouble shooting, MGS, Vacuum degasser, & Simulator practice
Day 4 Assignment discussion, Mock test & discussion, Simulator test
Day 5 IWCF Equipment exam, IWCF Principle & Procedure exam

IWCF EXAMINATION

For certification eligibility, a candidate has to pass in two online exams and a simulator practical test. Online examinations are conducted online under the invigilation of IWCF examiner. Participants have to score minimum of 70% in each of the tests to qualify for the IWCF certificate. Validity of the IWCF certificate is two years. If a participant fails in any one of the paper, he can re-sit in the failed paper within 90 days. Two attempts are allowed for re-sit during this period. If a candidate fails in two or more papers he has to come as a fresh candidate.