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What is IWCF Well Control?

Well control is the technique used in oil and gas operations such as drilling, well workover, and well completions to maintaining the fluid column hydrostatic pressure and formation pressure to prevent influx of formation fluids into the wellbore. Wikipedia

What is Well Control?

Drillers everywhere are concerned with maintaining the fluid column hydrostatic pressure to prevent an influx of formation fluids and potential catastrophe.

The techniques used to do this can be complicated and difficult to understand. Years of experience in the field and careful analysis has resulted in a set of proven techniques and well control standards. Mastering these techniques provides for a safe and efficient well.

What is IWCF?

International Well Control Forum

The International Well Control Forum is a not for profit membership organisation established in 1992. Its primary purpose is to develop and administer well control training, assessment and certification programmes on behalf of the exploration and production sector of the oil and gas industry.

IWCF's certifications are the gold standard for the international drilling industry. Being certified with ICWF for Well Control is increasingly important in today's job market. More and more industry organizations are demanding IWCF certification for their staff.

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Where can I get IWCF certified?

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Canadian Drilling School Simulators

Canadian Drilling School is a certified IWCF training facility.

IWCF maintains strict regulations over who can certify drillers in Well Control. We offer clean, comfortable learning environments, a state-of-the-art simulator room and expert instructors.

Canadian Drilling School has a much higher pass rate than most other IWCF providers. Students who train with us see the difference that attention to detail makes (see what they're saying!). We don't just re-iterate the course material, we make it our mission to help you understand well control.

If you're ready to take your career to the next level, sign up now!

What happens if well control fails?

There are varying degrees of failure, ranging from small kicks to a complete blowout. The techniques taught in IWCF can help prevent you from ever having to witness the horrible things that can happen when formation fluids unbalance the well's pressure.