HOUSTON based Well Control School’s (WCS) System 21 e-Learning Drilling course received accreditation from International Well Control Forum (IWCF) in January.

The IWCF System 21 e‐Learning Drilling course is a level two basic well control course that uses interactive tasks and role‐play scenarios to familiarise the learners with well control concepts while emphasising proper procedures and teamwork.

The course is available in surface and combined surface/subsea stack designations, and imperial and metric unit measurements, WCS said.

Designed for drilling and well servicing personnel, consultants, asset managers, engineers and wellsite support personnel, the course is a self-paced course and takes 16 hours to complete.

Upon successful completion of the course material and a passing test grade, learners will receive the IWCF level two certification and 1.6 CEU, the company said.

WCS president Ed Geissler said the course has been well-received by its customers.

“As a global oil and gas training provider, the e‐learning IWCF accreditation helps us provide the latest knowledge and expertise to the international oil and gas community through a proven learning format that is available twenty‐four hours a day, every day.”

In addition to its IWCF accreditation, the course has IADC WellSharp, Well Control School and International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) accreditations.

It is also accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorised to issue the IACET CEU.