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IWCF Training

IWCF-Well Control

IWCF Rotary Drilling Well Control Course

Canadian Drilling School has two accredited IWCF well control centers in Alberta, Canada.

We hold approximately three 5-day Rotary Drilling Well Control courses each month both at both Level 3 (Driller Levbel) and Level 4 (Supervisor Level) in a choice of surface or combined surface and subsea stacks. Level 2 (Fundamental Level will be introduced by mid 2014)

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 for the level and type of stack for which they registered.

Prerequisites

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.

Starting in mid 2014, all new IWCF candidates will be required to first take Level 2 and may later take Levels 3 and 4 in that order.

The cost is $2495.00 + GST

IWCF Course Calendar and Registration for further information on our IWCF Well Control Course.

Warning: Do Not Be Fooled by Imitators

It has been brought to our attention that another training facility is advertising under the names Canada's Drilling School and Top Canadian Drilling School in what we believe is a clear attempt to ride on our reputation. Having apparently been unsuccessful in developing their own brand name, they have resorted to misleading our customers into believing they are dealing with us. Don't be fooled by this phishing technique: Make sure you are dealing with the REAL Canadian Drilling School! If the link takes you anywhere other than canadiandrillingschool.org, canadiandrillingschool.com, or IWCF-well-control.com and the name on the website is not Canadian Drilling School, displaying our copyrighted logo, you are not on an authentic CDS site.

Honour Roll

Derek McSweeney

Derek McSweeney. Derek received a $500 prize from CDS for obtaining 100% in his IWCF Principals and Procedures test paper at Supervisor Level on February 28, 2014. He also gained 100% on his simulator practical exam when he maintained a constant BHP throughout the entire kill!

Derek is a Drilling Supervisor for Schlumberger in Chad

Neala MacDougall

Neala MacDougall. Neala received a $500 prize from CDS for obtaining 100% on her IWCF Principals and Procedures test paper at Supervisor Level on January 31, 2014

Neala is a Drilling Engineer with Shell Canada

Rene Duperreault

Rene Duperreault. Rene received a $500 prize from CDS for obtaining 100% in his IWCF Equipment test paper at Supervisor Level on November 29, 2013

Rene is a Drilling Consultant living in Colorado

Jeffery Wilkinson

Jeff Wilkinson. Jeff received a $500 prize from CDS for obtaining 100% in his IWCF Principles and Procedures test paper at Supervisor Level on November 15, 2013

Jeff is a Drilling Engineer with Canacal Energy

Joshua Dyck

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

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 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 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

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    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.