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Well Control



TrainND Northwest is pleased to announce that beginning Wednesday, January 15, 2020, its well control program is now provided by Vorenkamp Well Control Training (VWCT).

VWCT is an industry leader in the well control business with over 100 years combined experience providing well intervention training to oil and gas workers.

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) will remain the accrediting agency that provides certification to students who complete any well control classes.  

TrainND Northwest offers a realistic training experience using a full-size drilling, production & workover simulator with advanced 3-dimensional graphics.

The following classes are now available.

IADC WellSharp Drilling Level 3 Driller Surface Stack*

Addresses practical well control skills, with a focus on detecting a kick and shutting in the well, for assistant drillers and drillers. Designed to meet industry guidelines, this course addresses well control principles and theories of well control and presents a variety of well control methods. (2-year certification)

Price: $1050 pp

June 24-27
July 8-11
July 23-26
August 6-9
August 20-23

September 2-5
September 16-19
October 15-17
October 28-31
November 11-14
December 10-12

IADC WellSharp Approved Drilling Level 4 Supervisor*

Designed to meet industry guidelines, this course addresses more advanced principles and theories of well control and presents a variety of well control methods. Designed for toolpushers, superintendents, drilling foremen, and company men and focused on well kill procedures. (2-year certification)

Price: $1050 pp

July 29-August 1
August 12-15
September 24-26
October 7-10
November 19-21
December 2-5

IADC WellSharp Approved Coiled Tubing*

This course curriculum is designed for service company equipment operators primarily responsible in coiled tubing operational processes of well control. The curriculum identifies a body of knowledge and a set of job skills that can be used to provide well control training for coiled tubing operations personnel. Here are some applicable coiled tubing company positions or job responsibilities: Supervisor, Engineer, Coiled Tubing Operator. (2-year certification)

Price: $1350 pp

Not currently scheduled but can offer if requested

IADC WellSharp Approved Workover*

Designed for service company equipment operators who are primarily responsible for the workover operational processes of well control. (2-year certification)

Price: $1350 pp

July 13-15
September 21-23
October 12-14
November 16-18
December 7-9

IADC WellSharp Approved Oil and Gas Operator Representative “OGOR”*

This IADC WellSharp™ course curriculum is designed for Oil and Gas Operator Representatives who are primarily responsible for the oversight of coiled tubing, snubbing, wireline, and workover operational processes of well control. This curriculum identifies a body of knowledge and a set of job skills that can be used to provide well control training for Oil and Gas Operator Representative. IADC recommends that well site supervisory and office-based personnel who are primarily involved in the operational decision-making process for well control and/or involved in design of well barriers attend this course.

Price: $1450 pp


June 29-July 3
August 24-28
October 23-27
December 14-18

IADC WellSharp Drilling/Completion/Workover (5-Day) Level 4 Supervisor*

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. For well site supervisory and office-based personnel who are primarily involved in the decision-making process for 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 and workover operations.

Price: $1450 pp

Not currently scheduled but can offer if requested


To Register

Registration for these clases will not be done through Lumens but rather though VWCT.

Students have the following three options for registration.

  1. Online: vwellcontroltraining.com

  2. Email: contactvwct@gmail.com

    1. Include in the email the course you intend to take and the date, your full name, company (or self/consultant), and how you intend to pay. If a company wishes to be invoiced, please include the company contact person for billing.

  1. Phone: VWCT toll free number 855.888.0323. This is a 24-hour service.

All enrollees will receive a confirmation email with their enrollment.

*This training is facilitated by Vorenkamp Well Control Training in partnership with TrainND Northwest, registrations and payments will be collected by Vorenkamp Well Control.