How Does Well Control Work
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Classroom Courses
IADC WellSHARP Drilling, Driller level
Feb 8 - 11
Wild Well Training Center, Tyler, US

The Driller level Drilling course offers basic, fundamental well control knowledge for crew members involved in day-to-day drilling operations, including kick detection and well shut in. Contact for more details.
IIADC WellSHARP Drilling, Supervisor level
Feb 8 - 11
Wild Well Training Center, Houston, US

The Supervisor level Drilling course presents advanced well control concepts that builds on the fundamental course, addressing such topics as well kill operations and risk management on Tuesday-Thursday. Monday is an optional Rig Math Refresher course reviewing well control fundamentals, rig math, and completing killsheets.
IWCF Drilling Surface, Combined Surface/Subsea Class
Feb 8 - 12
Well Control School, Houston, Texas, US

Levels 3 and 4 well control training in: •Well Control Equipment •Kicks While Drilling/Tipping •Shut-in Pressure Observations •Kill Problems •Surface Principles & Procedures •Subsea Principles & Procedures •Kill Sheet Information •Well Control Management •Surface Equipment •Subsea Equipment Registration/Info at or 713-849-7400.
Subsea 101 Well-Control Equipment and Subsea Systems for Operators
Feb 9 - 11
Subsea Training Solutions, Houston, US

Tailored to operator personnel, this course addresses the concerns and issues personnel experience when looking to resolve the theoretical operations of the equipment. This course strives to promote and enhance the relationship between operators and drilling contractors. A 3-day IADC-accredited course on well-control equipment and subsea systems, this course covers BOP components and control systems. Please contact
Introduction to the Canadian Oil Sands
Feb 10 - 11
City Center, Calgary, Canada

This 2-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the Canadian oil sands industry. The sessions examine the entire industry value chain from subsurface resources through to the marketplace, and how the various segments of the industry interact. It is suitable for both technical and non-technical personnel.
Exploration Data Contouring, Mapping and Interpretation
Feb 16 - 17
City Center, Calgary, Canada

This two-day course, designed for explorationists, will assist participants in developing map data contouring skills required to produce reliable and high quality maps in support of exploration and production activities in the petroleum industry. The sessions will emphasize the explorationist's role as a searcher for deeply hidden hydrocarbons.
Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers
Feb 16 - 19
Tower of London Area, London, UK

This 4 day course is designed to provide non-engineering professionals with a thorough overview of the key aspects of petroleum engineering technology and applications. It addresses engineering issues ranging from initial involvement at the exploration stage to production optimization challenges. The course focus on relevant and practical.
Subsea 102 / Introduction to BOP MUX Control Systems
Feb 16 - 18
Subsea Training Solutions, Houston, US

A three-day IADC accredited course that provides a solid comparison and contrast overview of systems, tracking the electrical-hydraulic signal logic and fluid flow sequences from initiation at the remote panel to stack end device actuations. Prerequisite: Subsea 101 and some electronics-electrical background. Course is delivered in our state-of-the-art 3D Training Center in Houston.
Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Property Acquisition and Finance
Feb 17 - 19
Westchase District, Houston, US

This 3-day course is designed for industry professionals requiring an understanding of the unique aspects of oil and gas property transactions. The course will focus on the skills required in evaluation (both buy-side and sell-side), financing, acquisition, and exploitation planning for an oil and gas entity.
Shale and Tight Oil & Gas for Petroleum Engineers and Geologists
Feb 17 - 19
Westchase District, Houston, US

This 3-day course focuses on the technologies currently being applied in evaluating and developing oil & wet gas from shale & tight reservoirs. Topics include core tests, rock characteristics, economics, fracturing objectives & methods, stage design fundamentals, fluid & additive options, horizontal drilling & completions & emerging technologies.
Fundamentals of Project Management
Feb 17 - 19
City Center, Calgary, Canada

This three-day workshop will equip participants with the tools, skills, behavioral attributes, and competencies needed to manage design and construction projects. Using lectures, discussion, and case studies, the focus will be on practical applications and techniques for immediate implementation and project results.
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers
Feb 22 - 23
Westchase District, Houston, US

This 2-day course provides non-engineering technical & non-technical professionals with a overview of key aspects of petroleum engineering technology & its applications. It addresses engineering issues ranging from initial involvement with explorationists, reserves evaluation & field development, production optimization & well drilling.
Reservoir Engineering for Non-Reservoir Engineers
Feb 22 - 25
City Center, Calgary, Canada

This 4 day course is for those working with, or rely on, analyses provided by reservoir engineers. It provides an understanding of the underlying value and limitations of their analyses provided by reservoir engineers, as well as a better understanding of the required data and assumptions involved in the practice of reservoir engineering.
Design of subsea pipelines
Feb 23 - 26
Aberdeen, UK

This course covers the techniques for basic subsea pipeline design, including diameter, wall thickness and material selection, plus thermal and concrete weight coating selection and sizing. Delegates will also benefit from discussions around industry developments and the latest technologies.
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