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International Well Control Forum

Well Intervention Pressure Control Certification Syllabus 1st August 2004 Version 3.2

International Well Control Forum Well Intervention Pressure Control Syllabus

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Equipment Syllabus Section A Section B Section C Section D Completion Equipment Wireline Equipment Coiled Tubing Equipment Snubbing Equipment page. 3 page. 5 page. 9 page. 13

Principles & Procedures Syllabus Section E Section F Section G Section H Section I Section J Barrier Principles Well Information Shut-in Procedures Pressure Control Methods Problems Pressure Control Management page 17 page 18 page 19 page 20 page 21 page 22

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application and position of side pocket mandrels. either with a working valve (gas lift.e.06 X X WA.05 Understand the operations required to establish circulation through all down-hole circulation and communication devices Know the application of sub-surface safety valves. application and position of circulation and communication devices (non-Side pocket mandrels) between tubing and annulus. WA.02 X X WA. Completion Equipment Syllabus Ref.01 Standard Know the function. Level. Describe the manipulation of all circulation and communication devices with respect to pressure control. requirements and possibilities of pulling DHSV’s before intervention and use of wear sleeves or lock out devices.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. 1 X Level. b) Sub-surface controlled sub-surface safety valves (differential pressure design or ambient pressure design). 2 X WA.03 Know the function. Performance Criteria Describe the primary function. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. 1/08/2004 page. circulation. and chemical injection) or with a dummy valve installed. c) Surface controlled sub-surface safety valves (wireline retrievable and tubing retrievable). Know the function. application and positioning of production packers. X X WA. applications and positioning of sub-surface safety valves. Recognise and describe the advantages/disadvantages of: a) Maximum tool size versus DHSV ID. X X WA.2. Know the generic types of packers commonly used. retrievable or permanent.07 Know the different types of sub-surface safety valves. Describe the primary function. Describe the primary function of the circulation and communication devices (sliding sleeves and ported nipples).04 X X WA. application and positioning of packers. 3 . Describe the types of production packers i. Describe the primary function of side pocket mandrels.

1 X Level. Provide locking or threaded profile for THP X X WA. Control line pressure versus tubing pressure. WA.2. Performance Criteria Describe the primary function and positioning of landing nipples. Level. Completion Equipment Syllabus Ref.e. swab and flow line valves.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control.08 Standard Know the function and position of landing nipples.09 Know the function of tubing hangers. Support tubing weight. i. 2 X WA. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. 1/08/2004 page. Hanger nipple sealing mechanisms.: a) b) c) Seal off annulus. 4 . Describe the primary function of tubing hangers.10 Know the purpose and function of Xmas trees in relation to pressure control. Surface safety valve (SSV). Describe the primary function of Xmas tree with particular emphasis on: a) b) c) d) e) Master. Wireline cutting ability.

03 WB.07 X X X X X X X X X X BOPs WB.10 WB. be able to identify surface pressure control elements in a hook-up and describe correct test procedures.06 WB.09 WB. Understand the principles of operation of a Hydraulic Slickline BOP. 5 . Describe the major components and the operating principles.02 Standard Know the specialised equipment related to pressure control during Wireline/Cable operations. Describe three major circumstances when a wireline BOP would be brought into use. Understand the principles of operation of a Grease Control Head. Understand the issues surrounding the positioning and number of BOPs to be used in a wireline/fishing operation. be carried out. 1/08/2004 page. Describe and explain positioning. Wireline & Cable Equipment Syllabus Ref. Describe when and why a Ball Check Valve would be installed in a lubricator system. Understand the principles of operation of a Braided Line BOP. Understand the issues surrounding the positioning of wireline BOPs in the pressure control rig-up. Performance Criteria Describe the function of surface pressure control equipment and tools specific for wireline/cable operations.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. Level. 2 X X WB. Know the function of a Ball Check Valve. Understand the circumstances when a wireline BOP would be brought into use. 1 X X Level. Describe and explain positioning.2. Given a specific equipment rig-up (surface equipment diagram).08 WB. or cannot. Understand the correct function and method of Installation of surface pressure control components required for the operation. X X X X X X X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3.01 WB.11 Understand the principles of operation of a Manual Slickline BOP.05 WB. Describe the major components and the operating principles. state which operations can. Understand what well intervention operations can be carried out with a given stack configuration. Describe the major components and the operating principles. WB. Given a diagram of a grease control head identify the components and their function. Given a stack configuration.04 WB.

e.g. Recognise critical seals and parts that may have failed through wear. operating pressures. Standard Ram Type Preventers/Valves WB. i.2. Wireline & Cable Equipment Syllabus Ref. 2 WB.g. Given the pressure control equipment configuration. slick-line and braided line rams. lubricators.17 Recognise the limitations of shear ram equipment. a description of the ongoing operations and a description of the next operation. 1/08/2004 page. ram blocks. Understand requirements for replacing it. its pressure rating and correct installation procedure and use..).e. etc. WB. including any lubrication that may be required). analyse which ram equipment has to be changed and why. Describe some of the limitations. well pressure assistance on the closure. 1 Level. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. Blind Shear Preventers X X WB.16 X X WB.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. Recognise the different types of sealing elements on schematic drawings and answer questions about proper installation (e. lining up and hydraulic connections.14 Recognise when the ram equipment must be changed for a specific operation. etc. Recognise the BOP ram equipment. Assess the extent of any damage to the equipment and be able to take the right corrective action. Understand the effects of damage to the equipment (e. recognise defects that could affect the serviceability of the part(s).15 During a BOP element change. 6 . closing and operating sequences. Describe operating principles (i. risers.12 Distinguish between sealing elements and know how to install and operate them correctly. Distinguish between the different ram types in use for the various operations. blind.13 X X X X X X WB.) X X Performance Criteria Level.

Given a diagram of a lower lubricator section. List the proper preparation procedure for the equipment. Describe how you would determine that it was fit for use.21 WB.18 Distinguish between sealing elements and know how to install and operate them correctly. Understand the principles of operation of a Slickline Stuffing Box. well pressure assistance on closing. 2 WB.20 During a packing element change. 1/08/2004 page. X X X X X X X X Performance Criteria Level. 1 Level. a. particularly critical sealing surfaces. Given a diagram of a hydraulic type stuffing. Analyse questions about operating principles (i. Understand the operating requirements of Riser and Lubricator Sections including pressure monitoring and bleed off systems. identify the components and their function.24 Know which items of a specified rig-up require to be properly checked and prepared prior to installation.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control.2. identify the components and their function.) WB. 7 . operating pressures. Indicate whether or not the stuffing box would seal if the wire were not present. WB. a. b. Explain how to regain a seal on the wire following a leak.23 Understand the principles of operation of a hydraulic type Slickline Stuffing Box. Describe how to regain a seal on the wire following a leak.19 WB.e. identify the components. Understand the requirement for replacing it. Wireline & Cable Equipment Syllabus Ref. Recognise different types of sealing elements on schematic drawings and describe proper installation and use. hydraulic connections etc. Standard Stuffing Box and Lubricator WB. b. recognise defects that could affect the serviceability of the part(s). NIPPLING/RIGGING UP PROCEDURE WB. Given a specification for a rig-up.22 X X X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. Understand the principles of operation of a mechanical type Slickline Stuffing Box. X X Given a diagram of a mechanical type stuffing box. Recognise critical seals that may have failed through wear.

WB.e. In an emergency situation.27 Understand the requirements for pressure testing. know how to quickly and safely shut the well in with tools in the well.2. Understand the principle of grouping barriers into primary.03 X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. Wireline & Cable Equipment Syllabus Ref. 8 . Describe the pressure testing procedure for a preventer or valve with wire in place. 1 X Level. Level.25 Standard Know which adapters and connectors are needed to ensure compatibility between the equipment in use. secondary and tertiary systems. Given information on a specific equipment arrangement. X X X X Performance Criteria Given information of the installation. dimensions etc. 2 X WB. secondary and tertiary systems.26 WB.28 WBE.06 X X X X WBG. Describe the procedures required to shut in the well with tools or wire-line in the hole. Given details of a specific operation. identify possible wrong test operations. pressure rating. Understand the correct test procedures for a given equipment rig-up. specify which equipment will be required to complete a competent hook-up. i. including surface or subsurface equipment. identify primary. TESTING WB. In particular. describe pressure-testing procedures. 1/08/2004 page. Given a well system diagram.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. Know how a preventer or valve can be pressure tested with wireline in place. know the correct actions to pressure test a valve or BOP function consistent with the direction of the well bore.

including the deployment of guns and pump through tools. disadvantages. Coiled Tubing Equipment Syllabus Ref.07 Know the circumstances under which a Shear/Seal BOP should be installed. Know the circumstances under which an annular BOP should be installed. Analyse questions on the use of various Coiled Tubing alternative and additional internal well control devices (e. c) Radial Level. positioning and testing of Check Valves. their advantages and disadvantages.02 X X WC. Analyse questions on the use.06 WC. Combi type. Shear/Seal Triple BOP X X X X X X Describe where and why a Shear/Seal BOP should be installed. 1/08/2004 page.03 X X WC.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control.05 Know the operating principles of Coiled Tubing BOPs Identify and describe the operating principles and limitations of Coiled Tubing BOPs: a) b) c) d) WC. 1 X Level. Quad type. Describe where and why an annular BOP should be installed. Identify and describe the operating principles and limitations of Coiled Tubing Strippers: a) Conventional.2. WC. Understand the requirements for and the use of alternative and additional internal well control devices in Coiled Tubing. 9 . 2 X WC. advantages.01 Standard Know the function and installation of the pressurised ‘deployment’ system.g. pump out devices). X X BOPs WC. b) Side Door. QA-WI/S-Rev 3.04 Know the operating principles of Coiled Tubing Strippers. Performance Criteria Describe the function and installation of the pressurised deployment system. Understand the requirements for and the use of Check Valves in Coiled Tubing operations.

Given the pressure control equipment configuration.11 Recognise when the ram equipment must be changed for a specific operation. analyse which ram equipment has to be changed and why. risers.09 WC. its pressure rating and correct installation procedure and use. be carried out. Blind Shear Preventers X X X X WC. 10 . Understand the effects of damage to the equipment (e.2. Recognise the different types of sealing elements of schematic drawings and describe operating characteristics.e. Recognise the BOP ram equipment. Coiled Tubing Equipment Syllabus Ref.14 Recognise the limitations of shear ram equipment. Describe operating principles (i.13 During a BOP element change. Assess the extent of any damage to the equipment and be able to take the right corrective action. variable bore. Describe some of the limitations. a description of the ongoing operations and a description of the next operation. state which operations can. blind/shear. WC. etc. Ram Type Preventers WC. etc. shear. 1/08/2004 page.e.) X X X X Performance Criteria Given a specific equipment rig-up. 1 X Level. or cannot. well pressure assistance on the closure. operating pressures. recognise defects that could affect the serviceability of the part(s). lubricators. blind.g.12 WC. WC. ram blocks. pipe. Distinguish between the different ram types in use for the various operations. Level.10 Distinguish between sealing elements and know how to install and operate them correctly. Recognise critical seals and parts that may have failed through wear. closing and operating sequences. eccentric pipe and slip rams. lining up and hydraulic connections. i. Understand requirements for replacing it. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. 2 X X X X X WC.).08 Standard Understand what well intervention operations can be carried out with a given stack configuration.

b) Describe operating principles (e. Know which adapters and connectors are needed to ensure compatibility between the equipment in use. hydraulic connections etc.) WC. X X X X Analyse questions about correct operation and usage of primary pressure control valves.17 Understand the function. recognise defects that could affect the serviceability of the part(s). Nippling/Rigging Up Procedure WC.g.18 X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3.15 Distinguish between sealing elements and know how to install and operate them correctly. X X X X Performance Criteria Level. 1/08/2004 page. Understand the requirement for replacing it. number. Understand the principles of adjustable and fixed chokes. dimensions etc.20 Know which items of a specified rig-up require to be properly checked and prepared prior to installation. Given information of the installation. particularly critical sealing surfaces. specify which equipment will be required to complete a competent hook-up. Recognise critical seals that may have failed through wear. pressure rating.e. List the proper preparation procedure for the equipment.2.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. 11 . operating pressures. 1 Level. operating mechanisms. positioning and use of valves in relation to pressure control (including check valves). Standard Annular Preventers and Strippers WC. etc Analyse questions about the different choke types. when they should be used and their positioning. Coiled Tubing Equipment Syllabus Ref. a) Recognise different types of sealing elements on schematic drawings and describe proper installation and use. Given a specification for a rig-up.16 During a packing element change. X X WC. when they should be used and their function. well pressure assistance on closing.19 WC. their location. 2 Valves WC. i.

Describe the pressure testing procedure for a preventer with tubing in place. consistent with the formation strength. In an emergency situation. identify possible wrong test procedures. the steps that must be taken to isolate it and how to get out of the hole again. Testing WC. 1/08/2004 page.22 Understand the requirements for pressure testing. including surface or subsurface equipment. Describe the effects of different kill pump rates on well bore pressures and on well-bore conditions. Know how to select kill pump rates. Understand the correct test procedures for a given equipment rig-up. Coiled Tubing Equipment Syllabus Ref. 2 WC.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. Describe the procedures required to shut in the well with tools.21 WC. In particular.03 X X X X WCH01 X X WCI. Given a diagram of a specific equipment arrangement. Know how to detect a pinhole leak. 12 . X X X X Standard Performance Criteria Level.23 WCG. describe pressure-testing procedures. 1 Level. or tubing in the hole. know how to quickly and safely shut the well in with tools in the well. well-bore conditions and fluid-handling capacity of the surface disposal system. annulus friction loss. state the correct actions to pressure test a BOP consistent with the direction of the well bore flow. Given details of a specific operation.2. Know how a preventer can be pressure tested with tubulars in place.O5 Know how to detect the occurrence of pinhole leaks and understand the consequences. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3.

g. BOPs WD. Given a specific equipment rig-up. Understand what well intervention operations can be carried out with a given stack configuration.05 Distinguish between sealing elements and know how to install and operate them correctly. 1 Level. 2 Know the operating principles of Snubbing BOPs. 1/08/2004 page. WD. X X b. iii..02 Know the specific requirements for changing worn elastomers and temporary suspension of work. state which operations can. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. Changing the stripping ram inserts.03 Know the circumstances under which a shear/seal BOP should be installed.04 X X Recognise the different types of sealing elements on schematic drawings and answer questions about proper installation (e.2. Snubbing Equipment Syllabus Ref. Recognise surface equipment limitations X X WD. Ram Type Preventers/Valves WD.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. a.01 Standard Performance Criteria Level. Describe when and where a shear/seal BOP should be installed. 13 . ii. X X WD. be carried out. or cannot. including any lubrication that may be required). Identify and describe the operating principles and limitations of:a) b) c) d) Annular BOPs Stripping BOPs Ram type (safety) BOPs Blind/Shear BOPs Describe the steps to be taken to make the well safe when hanging off: i. Shutting down for the night. Changing the stripper rubber.

WD.09 X X WD. ram blocks. Recognise critical seals and parts that may have failed through wear. blind/shear.11 WD. Performance Criteria Describe operating principles (i. Identify and describe the operating principles and pressure limitations of stripper rubbers. Understand requirements for replacing it. operating pressures. blind. Recognise different types of sealing elements on schematic drawings and describe proper installation and use. 1 X Level. a description of the ongoing operations and a description of the next operation.e. pipe. eccentric pipe and slip rams.08 During a BOP element change.g. Snubbing Equipment Syllabus Ref. hydraulic connections etc. etc. i. Distinguish between the different ram types in use for the various operations. Analyse questions about operating principles (i.12 Know the operating principles of stripper rubbers.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. Assess the extent of any damage to the equipment and be able to take the right corrective action. variable bore.) X X X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. X X WD. well pressure assistance on the closure. operating pressures. 2 X X X X X WD. well pressure assistance on closing. closing and operating sequences. Distinguish between sealing elements and know how to install and operate them correctly.2. analyse which ram equipment has to be changed and why.06 Standard Recognise the BOP ram equipment.10 Recognise the limitations of shear ram equipment. both single and dual.e.) Level. Blind Shear Preventers X X WD. etc. 14 . recognise defects that could affect the serviceability of the part(s).). its pressure rating and correct installation procedure and use.e. Understand the effects of damage to the equipment (e. Annular Preventers and Stripper Bowls Describe some of the limitations. lubricators. risers. WD.07 Recognise when the ram equipment must be changed for a specific operation. 1/08/2004 page. shear. Given the pressure control configuration. lining up and hydraulic connections.

15 . positioning and use of valves in relation to pressure control. Know which adapters and connectors are needed to ensure compatibility between the equipment in use.17 X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3.g. positioning and testing of Back Pressure Valves. pump out devices. Understand the requirements for and the use of alternative and additional internal well control devices in Snubbing operations. operating mechanisms. when they should be used and their positioning.19 Know which items of a specified rig-up require to be properly checked and prepared prior to installation. when they should be used and their function. and their advantages and disadvantages. Nippling/Rigging Up Procedure WD.14 Understand the function. i. their location.e. Snubbing Equipment Syllabus Ref.16 X X WD. List the proper preparation procedure for the equipment. Given information of the installation. Analyse questions about the different choke types. Understand the principles of adjustable and fixed chokes. dimensions etc. 1/08/2004 page.13 Standard During a packing element change. Level. X X Performance Criteria Recognise critical seals that may have failed through wear. stabbing valves. X X X X Analyse questions about correct operation and usage of primary pressure control valves. particularly critical sealing surfaces. recognise defects that could affect the serviceability of the part(s). etc Describe the advantages. 1 X Level.2. Valves WD. pump down Plugs. Understand the requirement for replacing same.18 WD. Given a specification for a rig-up. Describe the use of various alternative and additional internal well control devices (e. pressure rating. 2 X WD.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. etc. and disadvantages. WD. BOPs. number.15 X X WD.). specify which equipment will be required to complete a competent hook-up. Understand the requirements for and the use of Back Pressure Valves in Snubbing operations.

Snubbing Equipment Syllabus Ref. In an emergency situation. In particular. annulus friction loss. Given a well system diagram. 16 . Testing WD.20 WD. Given details of a specific operation.2. Know how a preventer can be pressure tested with tubulars in place. Understand the correct test procedures for a given equipment rig-up. including surface or subsurface equipment. Know how to detect a washout. identify primary.05 Know how to detect the occurrence of a string washout and understand the consequences. describe pressure-testing procedures.03 X X WDH.22 WDE. secondary and tertiary systems. 2 WD. know how to quickly and safely shut the well in with tools in the well. identify possible wrong test procedures.01 X X WDI. Know how to select kill pump rates. Understand the principle of grouping barriers into primary. Describe the procedures required to shut in the well with tools or pipe in the hole. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3.21 Understand the requirements for pressure testing. 1 Level. consistent with the formation strength. 1/08/2004 page. secondary and tertiary systems. Given information on specific equipment rig-ups.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. the steps that must be taken to isolate it and how to get out of the hole again. Describe the pressure testing procedure for a preventer with tubing in place. Describe the effects of different kill pump rates on well bore pressures and on well-bore conditions. X X X X Standard Performance Criteria Level.06 X X X X WDG. state the correct actions to pressure test a valve or BOP function consistent with the direction of the well bore flow. well-bore conditions and fluid-handling capacity of the surface disposal system.

X X WE. 2 X X WE. d. identify the appropriate barriers required. WE. identify primary. i. Level.03 Know how to test mechanical barriers X X X X WE.04 Understand the principles of fluid barriers. 1 X X Level. Principles & Procedures Syllabus Ref. Given a well system diagram.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. List the reference sources for barrier test criteria: a.02 Understand barrier principles. secondary and tertiary systems. 17 . Operations Manuals. Barrier Principles Performance Criteria Define the difference between mechanical and fluid barriers. Identify and describe the different types of mechanical barriers. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. b. Given various well scenarios. API Standards. Standard Section E. List the test methods for surface and downhole equipment. Equipment manufacturer catalogues. 1/08/2004 page. Well Programme.05 Understand the principle of multiple barrier protection X X WE. overbalance. Describe fluid hydrostatic pressure and the relationship with formation pressure.2. Understand the principles of mechanical barriers. secondary and tertiary systems.06 Understand the principle of grouping barriers into primary.e. c.01 WE.

X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. X X WF.03 Understand the effect of fluid density on ‘annulus pressure limitation’. X X WF. X X WF. Calculate the effect on the ‘annulus pressure limitation’ of a change in the density of the well fluid in the annulus Given well data. Performance Criteria Theory Theory WF. Standard Section F. calculate various down hole volumes. b) Coiled tubing operations. Understand the difference between string and annuli pressures. X X WF. Given a set of data. Given a set of data. calculate the differential at any point between the tubing and annulus above and below any barrier. X X WF. Principles & Procedures Syllabus Ref. provide interpretation of the difference between string and annulus pressure.01 Given well data and a specific operation determine the suitability of the equipment.2.07 Know how to analyse integrity tests results. 1/08/2004 page.05 Volumes Know how to calculate the internal and annular volumes from industry standard displacement and capacity tables. c) Snubbing operations. Well Information Equipment Rating Know if the equipment on the well is suitable for a specified well intervention operation. in either: a) Wireline operations. Integrity Tests Know how to perform integrity tests. 18 .06 Describe the correct rig-up and procedures for performing : a) Casing integrity tests b) Plug tests c) Sliding Sleeve tests From given test data demonstrate the capability to analyse test results.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control.04 X WF.02 Pressures Know how to calculate down hole pressures.

X X Performance Criteria Level. 2 Xmas Tree Shut-In Procedures WG. 19 . Describe the procedures required to shut in the well at the Xmas Tree (e. Standards Section G.g.). 1 Level. Describe the procedures required to shut in the well with tools. know how to quickly and safely shut the well in with tools in the well.01 Understand the possible consequences of opening and closing valves under pressure. List the precautions to be taken when opening a valve under pressure. X X WG.2. which master valve etc.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control.03 In an emergency situation. 1/08/2004 page. Principles & Procedures Syllabus Ref. Shut In Procedures Valves WG. pipe or tubing in the hole.02 Know how to shut the well in according to the selected procedure and situation. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. number of turns to close.

2 Describe the effects of different kill pump rates on well bore pressures and on well-bore conditions. a) Given shut-in well conditions together with well and equipment data. List the advantages and disadvantages of bullheading. X a) Describe the “Bleed and Lubricate” procedure. c) Calculate the necessary pumping rate for bullheading a gas well for a given well configuration with respect to formation damage. Given a set of well-bore conditions. 1 Level. X X WH. c) Given a simulated well situation. 20 . Prepare a pumping diagram for circulation of a given well.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. well-bore conditions and fluid-handling capacity of the surface disposal system.01 Know how to select kill pump rates.02 Know how to select the most appropriate kill method.05 WH. b) Prepare a pumping schedule for bullheading a given well scenario. X X X X X X X X X X X X WH.04 Know the advantages and disadvantages of bullheading. consistent with the formation strength. d) Calculate the maximum allowable surface pressure with given well data. X X WH. Principles & Procedures Syllabus Standards Pressure Control Methods WH. kill the well using the “Bleed and Lubricate” procedure. explain why you have selected a specific kill method. Know how to prepare a pumping diagram for the circulation procedure.07 QA-WI/S-Rev 3.06 Understand the advantages and disadvantages of forward and reverse circulation. 1/08/2004 page. annulus friction loss.03 WH.2. Understand and perform the “Bleed and Lubricate” procedure. explain if the bullheading method should be applied or not. Performance Criteria Level. b) Prepare a pressure diagram to “Bleed and Lubricate” a given well. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of forward and reverse circulation. X X WH. Know how to assess the suitability of the bullheading procedure in a given kill situation and demonstrate its applicability.

X X Swab and Surge Effects WI. X X WI. the steps that must be taken to isolate it and how to get out of the hole again.01 Understand the effect of hydrostatic head on the perforated interval Performance Criteria Level. estimate the gas intrusion. Given specific well data. determine the most appropriate procedure to deal with a blockage. coil or lost BHA and the steps that must be taken to get out of the hole again.08 Understand the possible consequences for a well intervention operation of a blockage in the well. 1 Level. Given specific well data. LCM. X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3.). Know how to detect a broken string. the effects of gas intrusion.03 Understand. use of pills. X X String Washout WI.02 Know the correct action required for maintaining control.05 Know how to detect the occurrence of string washout or pinhole leaks (CT & Snubbing) and understand the consequences. Principles & Procedures Syllabus Standards Problems Free Gas in the Well WI. broken coil or loss of BHA. X X WI. Understand what steps may be required to maintain control during a job (e. X X WI. Given gauge readings. X X Blockage In the Well WI. from surface indicators. 2 Define the mechanisms by which losses can occur in one section of the perforated interval with other areas still producing. 21 . X X WI. 1/08/2004 page.04 Understand the effect on the perforations of swab and surge pressures. Know how to detect a pinhole leak or washout.2. plugs.07 Know how to detect a possible blockage anywhere in the well.g. etc.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control.06 Know how to detect the occurrence of string parting. identify a possible blockage in the well. Relate the overbalance to swab pressure and formation strength to surge pressure.

2.09 Understand hydrates. 1/08/2004 page. and the conditions likely to lead to their formation. List the main methods of preventing hydrate formation. Define what hydrates are and list conditions likely to lead to their formation. Know the main methods of preventing hydrate formation. 1 Level.10 X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. 22 . 2 WI. Principles & Procedures Syllabus Standards Hydrate Formation WI.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. X X Performance Criteria Level.

X X X X QA-WI/S-Rev 3. 1 Level. 23 . X X Abnormal Operations WJ.02 Understand the need to organise the persons involved in the work and the steps to be taken afterwards. Standards Pressure Control Management Pre-Operation Planning Performance Criteria Level. 2 WJ.01 Understand the need for a plan outlining the well control responsibilities of those persons involved in the work to be performed. a) Describe how equipment and personnel would be organised to recover the situation once the well is safely shut in. Describe the lines of communication and the roles of responsible parties.International Well Control Forum – Well Intervention Pressure Control. including the importance of pre-job on site planning meetings and daily toolbox talks. Principles & Procedures Syllabus Ref. b) Analyse the communication requirements with those persons involved with the problem and others who may be affected by it.2. 1/08/2004 page.

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