COURSE CONTENT: The new Level-1 Well Control awareness course is the first free, online based course about drilling history  operations and well control. Following recommendations from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) in Report 476 after the Macondo tragedy, this course supports IWCFs drive to increase understanding of how well control events can occur, their consequences and prevention methods. Level-1 contains 7 modules including:

Module-1: Overview of Oil and Gas
Module-2: Life Cycle of a Well
Module-3: Drilling Rigs
Module-4: Well Control During Drilling Operations
Module-5: Well Intervention and Workover
Module-6: Pressure Control During Well Intervention
Module-7: Conclusion

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge about drilling and well control.

CERTIFICATE: At the end of each module there is a Knowledge Check to confirm your learning from that module. Once all 7 modules are complete there is a short exam where if you pass with a grade of 70%+ then you can print out your IWCF Level-1 certificate from home!


TARGET GROUPS: Aimed at personnel who have secondary involvement in well operations, for example office based staff or third parties who are involved in rig operations. The course is also a useful e-learning tool for students and graduates wanting to enter into the industry, or those who simply have an interest in learning about well control.

For further information please send us an email to or call +40 372 402 272, Mobile phone: +40 725 402 822.