Well Engineering and Production > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) - Off Bottom Well Control

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

The overwhelming majority of the syllabus for IADC and IWCF Well Control classes focuses on the control and recovery from kicks taken on bottom whole drilling ahead. Statistical analysis indicates a significant number of kicks occur with the bit off bottom or with the bit out of hole.

This Micro VILT looks at the causes of these kicks and how they can be prevented before examining the options for controlling such kicks including the management of migrating gas using the “Volumetric Method”.

Where a drill string is still in the well, the focus is on returning the bit to bottom. The tools and techniques required to use the “Combined Volumetric-Stripping Technique” to get back to bottom while avoiding excessive pressure surges are explained in this course.


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:

Module 1: Off bottom Kicks

  1. Causes
  2. Challenges
  3. Mitigation Methods

Module 2: The Volumetric Method

  1. Theory – bringing gas to surface and removing it
  2. Equipment Requirements
  3. Operational Practices

Module 3: The Combined Volumetric/Stripping Technique

  1. Theory – bringing gas to surface and removing it
  2. Equipment Requirements
  3. Operational Practices

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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