Drillers Course Overview
Designed to meet industry guidelines, this course addresses principles and theories of well control
and presents a variety of well control methods. It identifies a body of knowledge and a set of job
skills necessary to meet IADC WellSharp™ Driller Level learning objectives.
Some of the topics included in this course are: Pressure Basics, Kick Theory, Causes of Kicks,
Complications, Shut-in Procedures, Fluids, Kick Warning Signs, Kill Sheets, BOP Equipment, Constant
Bottomhole Pressure Methods, Regulations, Stripping.
The purpose of this Driller Level course core curriculum is to define the well control body of
knowledge and set of job skills needed by Drillers during drilling operations with a surface stack.