IWCF Drilling Level 3: Driller


5 days

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

This course has been designed for Drillers and Assistant Drillers and others with a requirement to hold an IWCF Well Control certificate.


This course meets the requirements of IWCF. The course is offered with either Surface or Combined (surface and subsea) BOP certification.

Note that delegates must have attended certified well control training at introductory or driller level in the past to be eligible for this course. If the delegate is new to IWCF training (ie. has never attended well control training before), he/she will be required to achieve a Level 2 certificate before progressing to Level 3.

Course Outline
  • Overview.
  • Introduction to Well Control.
  • Barrier Concept.
  • Risk Management.
  • Causes of kicks.
  • Kill Warning Signs and Indicators.
  • Circulating Systems.
  • Fracture Pressure and Maximum Surface pressure.
  • Influx Characteristics and Behaviour.
  • Shut In Procedures.
  • Well Control Methods.
  • Well Control during Casing and Cementing Operations.
  • Well Control Management.
  • Contingency Planning.
  • Blowout 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, workbook with exercises, and practical work on a drilling simulator.

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 3 certification which is valid for two years.

Link: Course Syllabus