WELL CONTROL training provider The Well Control School (WCS) has launched an introductory level course for drilling operations delivered entirely online, the company announced.

Launched in early September, the System 21 e-learning drilling operations course is available for IADC WellSharp and the Well Control School certifications.

Designed for drilling and well servicing personnel, as well as consultants, asset managers, engineers and well-site personnel, the course includes workshops, simulation basic well control training.

Well Control School president Ed Geissler said the Well Control School was one of the first commercial training providers to offer the training in the e-learning format.

“The e-learning model is a proven training method that offers tremendous benefits to oil and gas companies. Traditionally, students experience better retention with e-learning services because they are learning at their individual pace,” Mr Geissler said.

Participants who successfully complete and pass the course will receive The Well Control School and IADC WellSharp introductory level certifications as well as 1.8 continuing education units (CEU).

Since 1979, International Training Services’ Well Control School has designed and delivered accredited well control training products and services to the global oil and gas industry.

Training curricula includes The Well Control School, International Well Control Forum (IWCF), and International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) WellCAP/ WellSharp accredited courses in drilling, workover-completion, snubbing, wireline and coiled tubing operations with instructor-led and System 21 e-Learning delivery formats.