Get training for IADC WellSharp® Certification.
Pass your IADC exam and get your IADC certificate of completion - we give you solid understanding of the material, proven by our students’ 88% GPA, and
fantastic passing rate of 97%.
Our BOP course is the result of 50 years of field experience, delivered with excellent learning methods.
Learning oil and gas blowout prevention methods at
Global Well Control school truly gives you the knowledge
to prevent incidents and to address unexpected events.
Truly, we are here to serve you.
We’ve been in your boots, at the rig since 1968, and training since 1982.
We know that training is a little less fun than going to a game, hunting, or having friends and family over.
But your training is necessary and might just save your life, or the life of your fellow roughneck, new roustabout or your friendly rig operator.
Seriously, there are many reasons why you need a blow-out prevention training program, and BOP training is a life-saving skill.
Just take a look at their free sample exams to see what you need to know to pass your IADC WellSharp® exam! Here are links to the surface exams for both driller and supervisor sample tests, in both English and Spanish.
Successful outcome of your next well control situation depends on you and your rig crews’ training and practice. Train your crews, and practice well control using BOP drills. A trained crew is essential to a safe well control situation. Your life, and that of those on your team, depends on it.
Help yourself to more knowledge. Keep your career on track, your certification up to date, and keep yourself and your peers safe!
IADC – the International Association of Drilling Contractors – was created to enhance the knowledge of personnel in the petroleum industry. Global Well Control supports the IADC accreditation standards which act as a knowledge assessment to enhance the capabilities of mechanical, technical and management personnel in drilling operations and well control training standards. GWC will give you with the training you need to pass the well control test, to help you get IADC WellSharp® certification.
When you come to Global Well Control for well control training, you will get a good understanding of the demands of the new the WellSharp® program (formerly WellCAP* and greatly changed as a result of industry changes and concerns, and IADC conference feedback). The WellSharp® well control courses have been created to basically align with OGP 476. There is still the focus on operations and task required skills, but now there are new areas which are key to safe and successful well drilling, including incident prevention, well management, and more training in risk awareness and assessment skills. There is also consideration of additional barriers outside the blowout preventer which can be used to keep your workers safe
Further, there is a lively discussion of new equipment, technology, capabilities and drilling environments which can be used to help you in unique drilling situations.
WellSharp® training is an excellent way to ‘get sharp’ – and the well control certification cost of time and money doesn not compare with the firm foundation of knowledge that you will gain when you study with Global Well Control school.
GWC offers IADC Wellsharp® for the drilling contractor at all different levels, all accredited by IADC. These easily identifiable levels will assist you when you are making your decisions about who should be trained in well control and at what level.
Global Well Control also provides two well-prepared IADC WellSharp® courses to help you with Well Servicing; they are Workover and Intervention for the Oil & Gas Representative, and Workover for the Equipment Operator.
We invite you to come and take our classes - ride along with us! You'll be glad you did.
Awareness Level – Comprised of basic, necessary well control knowledge, this drilling operations course is designed for support personnel who do not have direct well control responsibilities, but do need to understand basic concepts. There is no prerequisite for this course; it is excellent for students, graduates and non-technical personnel.
1 day; $250 per student
Introductory Level - This drilling operations course covers basic well control knowledge for rig crews, floorhands, unit assistants, roustabouts and other non-technical personnel. There are no prerequisites for this course, and passing of this class is required for anyone desiring to take the IADC Driller Level program.
1.5 days; $450 per student
Driller Level - Created for the driller and assistant driller, or for those wanting to increase their knowledge of well control and practical well control skills, this WellSharp® surface stack course focuses on detecting a kick and shutting in the well.
3.5 days; $1050 per student
Supervisor Level - Designed for job responsibilities above the Driller Level, ideal for toolpushers, superintendent and drilling foremen, this WellSharp® surface stack course is focused on well kill procedures. Prerequisite for this course is a prior certification at driller level or above.
3.5 days; $1100 per student
Who should take this course: Well services supervisor, completion supervisor, service leader, single discipline supervisor/engineer
This WellSharp® course addresses topics such as risk awareness and management, well control principles and calculations, barriers, influx fundamentals, gas characteristics, fluids, wellbore equipment, well control risks in wireline operations, pressure control equipment; snubbing equipment, coiled tubing operations, well kill in preparation for well intervention, testing, well control drill, workover operational processes of well control and related policies.
5 days; $1450 per student
Who should take this course: Contractor superintendents, rig foreman, supervisors, driller crew chief, hydraulic workover equipment supervisors, pumping supervisors, frac supervisors, consultants
This WellSharp® course is designed for individuals primarily responsible for workover operational processes of well control, and is required for IADC WellSharp® certification of service company equipment operators.
4.5 days; $1350 per student
BlowOut Prevention Training at GWC Memphis, Texas
Global Well Control’s Online BOP/BlowOut Prevention training (non IADC accredited) is curriculum previously accredited with IADC, and more.
This BOP class features exercises and testing on simulator equipment to teach you what to do in almost an unlimited combination of circumstances, giving you a solid understanding of preventative well control measures.
Students get intense, hands-on practice working through sophisticated event software which generates most every situation possible. These simulators also provide student training on fluid and gas mixing and multi-phase flow through the choke.
Our instructors have the knowledge and experience that benefit you, giving you whatever time and attention you need to get a firm grasp of this material.
When you complete the training, you'll know what you need to do.
Excellent for rig crews and support personnel; familiarizes you with fundamental well control concepts for constant bottom hole pressure methods. Limits liabilities.
Non IADC accredited.
This class is hosted at Global Well Control headquarters in Memphis, Texas.
$250 plus expenses
$450 plus expenses
$65 Intro Level Test-Out
$1050 plus expenses
$1100 plus expenses
$1450 plus expenses
$1350 plus expenses