Course Overview


Harness delivers the IWCF Well Control Level 2 over a three day intensive course. The IWCF course exposes personnel to basic well control principles. Including basic math applications, BOP equipment, well control procedures and kick indicators.

This globally recognised IWCF Well Control - Level 2 course is designed for personnel operating or supervising in Drilling / Workover operations such as: 


  • Roughneck 
  • Derrickman
  • Assistant to Wellsite Supervisor or Engineer
  • Wellsite Rig Engineer
  • Wellsite Drilling Fluids
  • Mud and Completion Fluids Engineer
  • Wellsite Casing Crew Supervisors
  • Fishing Engineer or Fishing Tool Operator

This course is aimed at those working in roles as Floorman or Derrickman. It is for those interested in developing their skills and knowledge to become an Assistant Driller. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Rotary Rig and its function
  • Surface BOP equipment
  • Auxiliary Equipment
  • BOP Control Systems
  • Mathematical Equations for drilling a well
  • Pressure Concepts
  • Causes of a Kick
  • Kick warning signs
  • Well Control procedures
  • Action upon taking a kick

Learning Methods:

Harness Instructors

Well Control Instructors play a critical role in IWCF training. It's time for you to experience world class facilities with trainers to match. Harness instructors have been hand picked from a global stage and have successfully implemented a human factors approach to our programs. This level of training has resulted in reduced anxiety levels, enhanced performance, greater retention and an overall positive learning experience. 



The mode of delivery for this course is face to face in a classroom environment. As well as significant practical elements outside of the classroom. 

In the delivery of this course, our trainers focus on providing specific learning that considers your experience and employment history. 

Theory is presented in a supportive learner centered environment. It is designed to provide functional theoretical knowledge that is directly applicable to real world tasks.

Learning materials provided include the Harness student handbook. Participants will be advised in advance of attending the course if there are any materials to be provided by them.

The assessment for this course has been designed to assess the individual to the Australian Qualification Framework. The training package meets Australian and Industry expectations, as well as Commonwealth and State Legislation. 

Course Content

Upon successful completion of this course we ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical elements. 

IWCF Well Control Level 2 course content: 
  • Introduction to Well Control 
  • Risk management 
  • Kill sheet - warning signs and indicators
  • Fracture pressure and maximum surface pressure control 
  • Well control methods 
  • Well control management 
  • Blowout preventers 
  • Choke manifold and chokes 
  • Barries 
  • BOP control systems 
  • Barrier concept 
  • Causes of kicks 
  • Circulating systems 
  • Shut in procedures 
  • Well control during casing and cementing operations 
  • Contingency planning 
  • Associated well control equipment 
  • Auxiliary equipment  
  • Testing 
  • Drilling simulator training, exercises and assessment 

Contact us on  1800 HARNESS ( 61 7 3292 0700) or email today to find out more!

You can view our terms and conditions and student handbook here before making a decision to train with us.