IWCF Drilling Well Control Level 3/ 4

Duration: 5 days

About this course

The IWCF DWC level 3 and 4 course has been designed for anyone expected to shut-in a well, such as drillers and assistant drillers and reinforces and improves the candidate’s existing knowledge and appreciation of well control.

The course is delivered through virtual interactive lecturing supported by animations, group discussions, desktop exercises and alternated with simulator exercises.

Level 3 and 4 training is a combined class.

Course fee for the IWCF Drilling Well Control level 3 or level 4 course is EUR 1550
(excl. VAT)


Designed for those who are expected to shut in a well:

  • Assistant drillers
  • Drillers


Candidates can select either “combined surface and subsea BOP” or “surface BOP” certification. They will take two written exams (principles & procedures and equipment) and will undergo a practical assessment on the simulator and must achieve a minimum score of 70% in each. Level 3 and 4 certificates are valid for 2 years.

Online courses

Well Academy will be using Zoom for the virtual classroom delivery where candidates can ask questions either verbally or use the chat function. Prior to the course, candidates will receive a soft copy of the course manual. Candidates are expected to read the manual and work on questions after class and in the evening.

A maximum of 7 hours per day will be spent on actual virtual lecturing: 3 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon. Simulator familiarisation will be done virtually via a pre-recorded video that will be shared with the candidates. The instructor/assessor will discuss the video in detail with the candidates. Further familiarisation (such as choke handling) will be done when the candidate comes to the centre within the 90-day period.
After completing the online training you will have up to 90 days to take the assessments. Our Well Academy centres are open for assessments and you just need to contact us to arrange a suitable date and time.