Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Practical Well Control - what they DON’T teach at Well Control School

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$1,200 per person / USD$ 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: 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.

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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The instructor is very informative and is willing to answer questions. I think the quizzes are quite useful (at least to me). It made sure I understood the material and if I didn't, it encouraged me to come up with a future question. Thank you for the presentation and time.

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