Performance Well Control

A New Approach to Well Control Training

There is always room to improve well control – to secure more consistent production and better manage risk. It’s that spirit that empowers Intertek to offer a new, multifaceted approach to well control education – Performance Well Control.
Our Performance Well Control training was developed to address various human factor elements cited by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers’ (IOGP) recommendations following the Macondo well control incident, as well as a noticeable shift in client needs that provides Total Quality Assurance.
The course adopts a contemporary learning approach and is organized visually to emphasize how people perform their jobs every day. Students work together to solve real-world problems they encounter in the workplace and to focus on recognizing, interpreting and responding effectively to well control situations. This social context, with opportunities to share experiences and help each other, gives the course participants more control over their own learning.
Performance Well Control training addresses the human factors of well control and provides the perfect blend of technical training and dynamic classroom interactions to produce safer, more-efficient operations.

Trainings are designed for many different personnel levels within the oil and gas industry. While numerous positions could benefit from attending well control training, the primary student base includes:

  • Assistant Drillers
  •  Drillers
  •  Toolpushers
  •  superintendents
  •  Drilling Foremen
  •  Company Men
  •  Engineers

To learn more, we invite you to attend a demonstration and see the course in action yourself.  


Key Topics Covered:

Well Control Fundamentals
Causes of Kicks
Recognizing and Responding to Kicks
Influx Characteristics
Using Kill Sheets
Shut-In Procedures
Well-Kill Methods
Volumetric Methods

Situational Awareness and Decision Making
Using Gauges When Killing a Well
Recognizing and Responding in Well-Kill Situations
Well-Control Equipment
Barriers and Equipment Testing
Inflow Testing
Subsea Considerations
Subsea Equipment
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