Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Introduction to Kick Tolerance

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Kick Tolerance defines the maximum kick characteristics (density, volume and kick intensity) that can be managed throughout a well control event from initial shut in through influx removal and on to establishment of primary well control. All of this has to be done without exceeding the wellbore pressure envelope at any point in either the open hole or cased hole.

This Micro VILT reviews the wellbore pressure envelope before looking at the practical limits for the window and how these can be estimated during the well design stage and measured during well delivery. Risk associated with narrow operating windows and mitigating techniques are discussed in this Micro VILT.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:

Wellbore Pressure Envelope

  1. Formation Strength
  2. Casing Strength
  3. Influence of Casing Wear

Pressures during Secondary Well Control

  1. Static Pressures
  2. Dynamic Pressures
  3. Influence of Gas solubility
  4. Single and Multiphase Flow, Dispersed Gas Models

Kick Tolerance Calculations

  1. Influx Parameters – Induced and Encountered Kicks
  2. Maximum Influx Volumes
  3. Maximum Safe Drilling Depth
  4. Minimum Casing Setting Depth


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Interactive session and online quizzes.
  2. Instructor’s knowledge and preparation.
  3. The slide presentations with instructor’s insight.


Your expert course leader has more than 30 years of experience in the Drilling Industry. He worked offshore as a Roustabout and Roughneck while studying for his B.Eng in Mining Engineering. After graduation, he joined Shell in 1985 and worked as a Drilling Engineer and Drilling Supervisor on-site and in the office in a wide range of onshore, offshore and deepwater environments.

He served as the examiner for Shell’s “Round 2” Competence program and edited the Shell Well Engineering Learning Manual. He is the technical author of several corporate Well Control and Casing Design standards and training manuals.

Since 2000, he has worked as a Well Engineering Consultant. In addition to lecturing and general consultancy in Casing Design and Well Control, he specialises in Deepwater and HPHT Well Control coaching, rig team building and simulation. He pioneered the concept of “Drilling the Well on a Simulator”, working closely with drilling simulator vendors, operators and drilling contractors to produce a realistic and relevant training environment. This enabled integrated rig teams to be exposed to well specific well control and other operational challenges, develop and then practice response strategies.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Great detailed class with multiple formulas. It can be a little confusing at times especially if you are taking the class for general knowledge purposes but overall a great class.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

This course used a very knowledgeable instructor. The instructor kept the instructions simple, yet interesting.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

An excellent course! The instructor was knowledgeable and experienced and communicated well.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

The instructor was very knowledgeable on kick tolerance course content.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA