Practical Well Control


By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Obtain sufficient knowledge about the course content to pass a written test with or accepted score.

  • Improve his professionalism in well control management based on accepted standards.


  • Kick indications.
  • Equipment for well control.
  • Shut-in procedures while drilling.
  • Shut-in procedures while tripping .
  • Driller's method in a vertical well.
  • Wait and weight method in a horizontal well.
  • Volumetric method.
  • Bullhead procedure.
  • Evaluations to select the best well kill method for the situation.
  • Stripping operations with gas migration.
  • Stripping operations without gas migration.
  • Kicks in water-based drilling fluid and in oil-based drilling fluid.
  • Risen kicks.
  • Well control calculations.
  • Kill sheets for a vertical well.
  • Kill sheets for deviated to horizontal well.
  • Cases and lessons learnt.

Who Can Benefit?

Experienced Drillers and higher positions on the drilling unit.

Recommended managerial positions.