Advanced Well Control Equipment for floating rigs using subsea BOPs

Duration: 5 days

We offer a range of well control equipment courses. These courses are designed to improve delegates knowledge of well control equipment and increase the competence of: Rig supervisors, drillers, assistant drillers, HSE and training officers, planned maintenance supervisors, rig mechanics and all personnel who are involved with the operation and maintenance of the well control equipment.

A range of programs designed to improve delegates knowledge of well control equipment and enhance the competence of rig personnel involved with the operation and maintenance of BOPs and associated well control equipment. Course material can be adapted for persons working on land-rigs, jack-up rigs and fixed offshore platforms.

About this course

On completion of this course the delegates will:
• Understand the principle and operation of the well control equipment present on anchored and DP type floating rigs, using subsea BOPs.
• Have an increased understanding about the safe operation and maintenance of all well control equipment found on deep water drill ships and semi-submersibles
Be able to conduct subsea well control equipment mathematics

Course content:
o Introduction of well control procedures and equipment
o Explanation of the commonly used subsea wellhead systems
o Drill Through Equipment: Annular type preventers, ram type preventers, hydraulic connectors, marine risers and diverter systems
o Non-drill Through Equipment: Choke and kill manifold, BOP gate valves and the BOP HPU; including surface control systems
o In-depth explanation of the commonly used BOP control systems; both conventional control systems and modern MUX control systems
o Deep water challenges effecting the BOP control system
o Detailed explanation of the automatic ram BOP locking systems of the three major OEMs of ram preventers.
o Riser tensioner systems, explaining both conventional and DAT riser tensioner systems
o DSC and CMC drill string compensating systems
o Well control mathematics including accumulator volume calculations
o Safety: Testing BOPs and choke and kill manifold, hydraulic safety
o Most common deficiencies found on subsea BOP related well control equipment
o Down-time prevention providing explanation and instruction aimed to reduce the NPT on the rig


This course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and will contribute to increase the competence of:

  • Rig managers
  • Rig supervisors
  • Subsea supervisors
  • Drillers
  • Assistant drillers
  • HSE and training officers
  • PM supervisors
  • This course is particularly useful for experienced DSVs and drilling supervisors, who are transferred from a land rig, jack-up rig or a 4th generation shallow water floating rig to a 6th or 7th generation deep-water floating rig operating in water depths up to 11,000 ft.


Candidates will receive a certificate of completion after successfully completing the course.