IWCF Rotary Drilling Well Control Course
Canadian Drilling School is an accredited IWCF well control center in Alberta, Canada.
We hold approximately three 5-day Rotary Drilling Well Control courses each month both at both Driller and Supervisor Level in a choice of surface or combined surface and subsea stacks.
Our modern, comfortable classrooms in Calgary and Edmonton, small class sizes, lots of simulator time, and our innovative use of animations and other audio-visuals make our programs a fun learning experience. We don't just teach you what is needed to pass the exams, we are committed to helping you understand well control!
Successful candidates will receive IWCF certification in Rotary Drilling Well Control at Supervisor Level for the type of stack for which they registered.
IWCF well control courses are designed for people that have five or more years of experience in the drilling industry. We highly recommend that people who have not previously undergone formal well control training such as Second Line or WellCap at Supervisor Level should first take this course at Driller Level.
The cost is $2395.00 + GST for Supervisor Level and $2295.00 + GST for Driller Level
IWCF Course Calendar and Registration for further information on our IWCF Well Control Course.
Well Control Preparation
Are you a little rusty at Well Control? Do you need to take IWCF or WellCap well control at Supervisor Level but would like a refresher before attending a formal course of instruction? Then this five-day course is just what you need.
Take out the stress and add plenty of class exercises and individual simulator time to illustrate each concept.
This course will be offered at both our Calgary South and Edmonton (Nisku) campuses initially one per month. Check our calendar for dates.
Ideal for Drillers, OIMs, Directional Drillers, Mud Engineers, Drilling Engineers, Completions Supervisors, and Drilling Foremen not conversant with API English units.
The cost is $1000.00 + GSTWell Control Preparation Course Calendar and Registration for further information on these Courses.
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Joshua Dyck. Josh received a $500 prize from CDS for obtaining 100% in his IWCF Principles and Procedures test paper at Supervisor Level on April 19, 2013
Josh is a Drilling Engineer with Shell Canada
Christopher Gnutel. Chris received a $500 prize from CDS for obtaining 100% in his IWCF Surface Equipment test paper at Supervisor Level on September 28, 2012
Chris is a Directional Driller with Weatherford
Ali Hooshmandkoochi. Ali received a $500 prize from CDS for obtaining 100% in his IWCF Surface Principles and Procedures test paper at Supervisor Level on May 11, 2012
Ali is a Drilling Engineer with Shell Canada
Andrew MacLaughlin. Andrew received a $500 prize from CDS for obtaining 100% in his IWCF Surface Equipment test paper at Supervisor Level on February 17, 2012
Andrew is a Rig Manager for Atlantic Marine Services
Well Control and Well Intervention Instructor / Assessor
Canadian Drilling School will be expanding to Nisku in May, 2013 and is seeking additional instructors/assessors to deliver IWCF Surface and Subsea Rotary Drilling and Well Intervention courses.
The successful candidate will instruct in both API and SI units at our Calgary and Edmonton training facilities and will be expected to maintain their pass rate in the high ninety percentile range.
Preference will be given to candidates who are able to instruct other Drilling and Workover Engineering subjects.
The new instructor can expect to teach approximately two to three IWCF courses in Alberta each month, but may be asked to do the occasional international work. Instructors/Assessors must have the stamina to instruct for eight hours each day, yet be able to maintain student records and IWCF paperwork current.
Only people who have a 4-5 year engineering degree, five years surface and subsea drilling and workover supervisory experience, and have passed their IWCF Combined Stacks exams with at least 95% in each category should apply.
Applicants ideally will have some knowledge of course development and instruction and be fluent in English. Assessor training will be provided by CDS, if necessary.
P/T Well Control Simulator Assistant
CDS is looking for a P/T well control simulator assistant to help with conducting simulator exercises about four afternoons per month. This job would suit a retired drilling engineer, drilling foreman, or toolpush with plenty of subsea experience. Applicants must have passed WellCap or IWCF Subsea tickets with a 95% average and love transferring their knowledge to the new generation of oilfield professionals.
The right person will be given the option of training as an IWCF assessor / Instructor to work with us either in Canada or internationally.