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Second Line Supervisors Well Control (Test Well)

This course provides hands-on experience performing well control procedures and will help you develop skills in response to hole and equipment problems using live test well equipment at Enform’s training facility in Nisku.


Rig managers, well site supervisors, drilling engineers or drilling superintendents who are responsible for the execution and supervision of well control operations in the field.


  • Purpose of well control
  • Understanding wellbore pressures
  • Leak-off tests
  • Over-pressure and kick warning signs
  • Causes of kicks
  • Kicks with oil based mud
  • Blowout prevention equipment and operation
  • Well control methods
  • Advanced well control situations, including:
       Managed pressure drilling and underbalanced wells
       Horizontal and multi-lateral wells
       High pressure high temperature wells
       Case studies
       Hands-on training at live test wells and computer based simulators

To register online: Participants must hold one of the following certificates:

  • Valid First Line Supervisor's Blowout Prevention certificate
  • A Second Line Supervisor's Well Control Certificate (can be expired, but not exceeding two years. This is in no way an extension to certificate validity and working with an expired ticket is not acceptable to the regulatory authorities. Extending the pre-requisite for a period of time is to facilitate training only)
  • To register with the following Supervisor level certifications please call 1.800.667.5557

  • (IWCF) International Well Control Forum
  • (IADC) International Association of Drilling Contractors - WellCAP or WellSHARP
  • *The above may be accepted provided the certificate hasn't expired by no more than 2 years.*

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that is valid for two years from the expiry of your old certificate.


    All students are permitted one rewrite exam. If a student is not successful in completing the rewrite exam but has passed the test well, the student will only need to repeat the classroom portion of the course to reattempt the exam. The classroom repeat must be done within 30 days of the certifying test well and classroom repeat fees apply.

    Test Well failures must be rescheduled within 30 days of the program.
    Fees may vary outside of Enform facilities
    Government issued photo ID is required to write the exam.

    Participants should be able to identify the appropriate techniques and procedures necessary for proper operation of equipment used in well control.
    Participants should also be able to apply wellbore pressure concepts, and well control strategies while on bottom, tripping and while out of the hole.

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