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IWCF Drilling Well Control Level 4 (Supervisor)

Surface and Combined



5 Days (Includes half day for IWCF examination)


To provide the knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary to apply safe well control practices in Surface and Subsea Installations.

Course Pre-requisite  

This course is designed to meet the requirements of IWCF and can be completed with either Surface or Combined BOP certification. Please note delegates must hold a valid Drilling Level 3 OR previous Level 4 certificate to be eligible for this course. If the delegate is new to IWCF training then he/she will be required to obtain a Level 2, then a Level 3 certificate before progressing to Level 4. 

Course Content:  

Well control management
Origins of pressure
Primary well control
Dynamic wellbore pressures
Causes of kicks
Blowout prevention and well control equipment
Subsea control systems
Kick warning signs
Diverting shallow gas kicks
Shut-in procedures
Well control methods
Deviated well control
Handling on-bottom kicks
Handling off-bottom kicks
Stripping operations
Handling kicks while out of the hole
Handling kicks in special situations
Downhole and equipment problems during well control
Simulator assessment

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