Drilling Supervisor Course Overview
Designed to meet industry guidelines, this course addresses more advanced 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™ 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.
This course is designed for well site supervisory and office-based personnel who are primarily
involved in the decision-making process for surface stack well control and/or involved in the design
of well barriers. It identifies a body of knowledge and a set of job skills that can be used to provide
surface stack well control knowledge and skills development for drilling operations.