Location Erbil

Fee 1400


Sunday, 2 June 2024


Thursday, 6 June 2024

Course overview

The WellSharp® course is essential training for those working in wellsite supervisory roles and for office-based personnel that are primarily involved in the operational decision-making process and/or well design. The course aims to build on the Driller Level course content (including kick detection and shut-in) and focus on more complex aspects of well control and well kill methodology.

Course content

Day 1

  • Well barriers & standards for barriers

  • Well barrier elements and acceptance criteria

  • Responsibilities for well control& well integrity

  • Pressure calculations

  • Well control definitions & concepts

  • API Recommended Practices and API Specifications

  • U-tube analogy for well pressure calculations

  • Well control Equipment (BOP, Diverter, Flanges, Rings, Rams, etc…)

  • Kick tolerance

  • Kick causes, prevention & detection

  • Warning signs

  • Shallow gas

  • Well control preparation

  • Well shut-in procedures & first actions.

Practical - simulator overview and demonstration of well control load cases

Day 2

  • Hydrostatic pressure and barriers

  • Gas behavior in WBM

  • Tripping procedures for well control point of view

  • Killing methods

  • Conventional well control procedures

  • Unconventional well control procedures

  • Well control complications

  • Compensating for choke line friction (for Subsea candidates)

  • Riser Margin (for subsea candidates)

  • Workshop - Driller's Method

  • Gas behaviors in OBM

  • Well control considerations between vertical and deviated wells

Practical - Full scenario (kick detection, shut-in, circulate out kick) simulation

Day 3

  • Control equipment specifications

  • Well control equipment selection

  • Confirm shutting well in

  • Well control while tripping

  • Stripping operations

  • Killing procedures for deviated wells

  • Well control equipment installation and testing

Practical - Full scenario (kick detection, shut-in, circulate out kick) simulations with unexpected events included

Day 4

  • Killing procedure over view

  • Case studies

  • Complications in well control

  • The need to shut the well faster

  • Practical assessment test with simulator.

  • When not involved with the practical assessments, participants will be completing quiz tests.

  • Self-Study (using question bank) to prepare for written examinations

Course review and open discussion

Day 5

  • Group study - to facilitate questions/queries and discussions prior to written examination

Designed For

The Supervisor level course is designed for anyone working in a supervisory role and involved in the well design and operational decision-making process of drilling, such as a Drilling Supervisor, Superintendent or Company Man, Tool Pusher, OIM, or Rig Manager.

Course Delivery

The 5-day course is delivered through presentation of a series of interactive lectures supported by videos and animations, group discussion, and drilling simulation exercises, supplemented by a classroom workbook and further self-study exercises. The course ends with an online assessment on the final day which will be administered by and invigilated by an independent proctor.


Successful completion of the course and a pass mark of 70% or above on the written assessment and the simulator assessment will result in the WellSharp certification which is valid for two years.

The Trainers

Both trainers have 25 years of experience as a Well Engineer for a major O&G Company. Throughout their career, they were employed as a Drilling Supervisor and as a Well Engineering Learning Facilitator. They have a great interest and have been actively involved in the matter related to well control. They are an IWCF and IADC approved Instructor and Assessor and provides lectures on Well Engineering topics like Basic and Advanced Well Engineering, Stuck Pipe Prevention and HPHT Planning & Well Control.​

Time and Location
  • Location: Erbil, mselect Office

  • Duration: 5 days

  • Time: 09:00 – 17:00 pm


Must be made 10 working days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.

How do I register?

You can register by emailing with the following details:

  • Full Name:

  • City/Town:

  • Email Address:

  • Phone number:

  • Name of the course:​

For more information, please call 066 261 4455 or 0771 8422 38