IWCF Drilling Level 2: Introductory


4 days

  • Bangpu, Thailand
  • Jakarta, Bandung and Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Miri Malaysia
  • Vung Tau, Vietnam
  • In-House.
Designed For:

The Level 2 course is designed for delegates working in roles which may directly contribute to the creation, detection or control of a well influx.

Note that, Level 2 is a prerequisite for candidates who are: 1. obtaining IWCF certification for the first time, and 2. wishing to progress to Level 3.


The aim of this course is to provide a basic understanding of drilling a well and the fundamental principles involved in maintaining well control.

This course meets the requirements of IWCF.

Course Outline
  • Overview.
  • Introduction to well control.
  • Barrier concept. Risk management.
  • Causes of kicks.
  • Kick warning signs and indicators.
  • Circulating systems.
  • Fracture pressure and maximum surface pressure.
  • Influx characteristics and behaviour.
  • Shut in procedures.
  • Well control methods.
  • Overview.
  • Blow Out Preventers.
  • Associated well control equipment.
  • Choke manifold and chokes. Auxiliary equipment.
  • Barriers.
  • Testing.
  • BOP control systems.

For more information, visit the IWCF website,

Course Delivery:

The course is delivered using presentations supported by animations and videos and supplemented by a workbook.

IWCF Test:

Two written tests, one in Principle & Procedures and one in Equipment and one practical simulator test.

Successful completion of the course and examination will result in IWCF Level 2 certification which is valid for five years.

Link: Course Syllabus