IWCF Drilling Well Control Level 2

Duration: 4 days

About this course

The IWCF DWC level 2 introductory course provides a basic understanding of the fundamental principles involved in maintaining well control. The course is delivered through interactive lecturing supported by videos, animations, group discussions and exercises. The last day concludes with an IWCF written assessment.

IWCF training levels 2 to 4 are designed to be sequential and first-time candidates are encouraged to complete Level 2 before progressing to Level 3 or Level 4.

Course fee for the IWCF Drilling Well Control level 2 course is EUR 1250 (excl. VAT).


Designed for those who may directly contribute to the creation, detection or control of a well influx, for example (but not limited to):

  • Well-site operations engineer
  • Well-site and office based operations geologist
  • Roughneck
  • Derrick-man
  • Drilling contractor maintenance personnel
  • BOP equipment personnel
  • Mud engineer
  • Directional driller
  • Mud logger
  • Casing crew supervisor
  • Cementing operator


Candidates can select either combined surface and subsea BOP or surface BOP certification. They will take two written exams (principles & procedures and equipment) and must achieve a minimum score of 70% in each. Level 2 certificates are valid for 5 years.

Online courses

Well Academy is using the platform ‘Zoom’ for virtual classroom delivery. Prior to the course, candidates will receive a soft copy of the course manual and joining instructions. A maximum of 7 hours per day will be spent on actual virtual lecturing. Candidates are expected to read the manual and work on questions after class and in the evening.

After completing the virtual training, candidates can take virtual assessments on the final day (Friday). To be eligible to complete virtual assessments, candidates must have successfully completed well control training previously and attend a virtual training course before taking the virtual assessments.

If candidates haven’t completed well control training previously, they will have up to 90 days to take the assessments at an accredited IWCF centre. Our Well Academy centres are open for assessments and you just need to contact us to arrange a suitable date and time.

Note: should attendance at an IWCF accredited centre still be difficult for new candidates we can assist employers with seeking dispensation, enabling these candidates to proceed with virtual assessments.