Well Control Surface BOP


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

  • Understand well control techniques for surface BOP installations at supervisory level and driller level according to international well control forum standards.

  • Use of the principles and procedures in well control operations as described in the certification standards.


  • Well control equipment.
  • Recommended practices and specifications as described in the certification standards.
  • Introduction to formation pressure and strengths.
  • Hydrostatic pressures.
  • Dynamic pressure.
  • Equivalent circulating density.
  • Gas laws.
  • Gas and fluid behavior.
  • Causes of kicks.
  • Kick indications.
  • Shut-in procedures.
  • Calculations.
  • IWCF kill sheets for vertical wells.
  • Kill methods and kill problems.
  • Well control in deviated wells.
  • IWCF kill sheets for deviated to horizontal wells.
  • Oil field terminology.
  • Exercise and IWCF practical test.
  • IWCF principles, equipment and procedures test.

Who Can Benefit?

Derrickman position and higher positions