About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

IWCF and IADC syllabi tightly control the content and scope of convention well control training. This can lead to over-simplification of some of the practical elements of Well Control which can cause confusion when a real well control event occurs on a rig. In a number if instances, Well Control “as Taught” differs markedly from Well Control “as Done” …or at least it should!

This Micro VILT takes a look at a number of key elements of the process of planning for, detecting and controlling a kick and subsequently re-establishing Primary Well Control.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD $1200 per pax OR USD $899 per pax

(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 info@asiaedge.net.


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 Schedule

Choose either for the morning or afternoon session.

Morning session: 8.30am – 12.00pm

Afternoon session: 1.30pm – 5.00pm


Micro VILT Course Materials:

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


Breakdown of Modules:

Module 1: Taking SCRs – Possibly the greatest waste of money in Drilling

  1. What are SCRs and what are the actually used for
  2. The scope of the problem
  3. What to do if you NEED a SCR

Module 2: Managing Gas Migration

  1. Being ready to act
  2. The case for immediate circulation
  3. The case against the Wait and Weight Method

Module 3: Real-World Kick Management

  1. Why you NEED a kill graph
  2. How to manage deviated holes and tapered strings
  3. How to manage the choke
  4. What should choke pressures be?
  5. Dealing with gas at surface
  6. Dealing with condensate


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.