International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) produced a 2nd report (476) dated August 2016 - Recommendations for enhancements to well control training, examination and Certification.
The second edition of Report 476 provides recommendations for improvements to current well control training, examination and certification processes, as well as related philosophies that should be considered for adoption throughout the industry to improve well control preparedness and performance.
“The foundations of well control training are prevention, detection and management of well control incidents with the ultimate objective of avoiding uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons danger to life, the environment and company reputation.”
IWCF along with other companies have had to update their Syllabus to meet the requirements of the new OGP 476 report.
Aberdeen Drilling Consultants have updated their Level 2 Well Control Training Course to meet the new IWCF Level 2 Syllabus (Version 4) which was issued in March 2017. THIS COURSE GOES LIVE ON THE 4th OF SEPTEMBER 2017.
Level 2 is a basic level well control training module to help the operations team working in roles which directly contribute to the creation, detection or control of a well influx or lack of well integrity. The course is designed to give them the knowledge and skills to effectively act under guidance.
There have been several changes from the original syllabus, and provided below are some examples of changes that have been made to meet the requirements of the new syllabus:
Additionally, ADC has also added further interactions, knowledge questions, and animations to aid user learning.
1. There will be fewer calculations
2. They will not be required to complete a Kick Sheet (but should still understand what a Kick sheet is and what it is used for)
3. Further details on Barriers, including types and verification
4. Further information on Casing Running and Cementing
5. The action to take if a well flows while running casing and how to close in
6. Further information on the role of the Drilling fluid in well control
7. The process of taking Slow Circulating Rates (SCRs)
8. Understanding MAASP
9. When and how to hang off the drill string
10. Why we have dedicated gauges to read SIDPP and SICP
11. The difference between controlling and killing a well
12. How returns are monitored when tripping large diameter tubulars
As ADC’s training is delivered within a self-paced learning environment, any candidates progressing through the course during that time will be automatically switched onto the new course syllabus and informed of the changes as/when they take place. Additional support will be offered to all candidates to ensure they understand the subject matter and new exam expectations.
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