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WFTR 166 - Well Service Blowout Prevention

This four-day course is aimed at the service rig operators, service rig managers, wellsite supervisors, field foremen, production foremen, and production engineers involved in well killing operations on the service rig. Upon successful completion of the Well Service Blowout Prevention examination, the candidate will be issued the required Well Service Blowout Prevention certificate, valid for five (5) years.


Hours: 32 (Lecture Hours: 32)


Total Weeks: 1




Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Topics covered include:
- Course Information
- Introduction & Safety Considerations
- Initial Kill - Consideration & Procedures
- Blowout Preventers and Related Equipment
- Kick Control
Appendix i - Abbreviations, List of Formulas and Examples
Appendix ii - Tables

Appendix iii - Regulatory Differences


Learning Outcomes:
The goal of this course is to ensure that participants understand the following:
- The sources and magnitude of pressures
- The causes of kicks
- BOP equipment
- Kick warning signs
- Crew positions and duties
- Well shut-in procedures
- Well killing procedures

- Calculations and government regulations


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:

Effective January 1, 1999, Well Service Blowout Prevention program standards changed, based on recommendations from the program committee and industry associations: Students taking the course for the first time or renewing an expired certificate will be required to attend the full four-day course, complete with the hands-on accumulator function test. Students renewing their valid Well Service Blowout Prevention certificate for the first time after five years may challenge the exam or take the Well Service Blowout Prevention correspondence course. If the student fails the exam, the student will be required to attend the full four-day course, complete with the hands-on accumulator function test. No second exam challenges will be allowed. Note: Students may attend this program up to three (3) months in advance of their certification expiring. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive their new certificate dated five (5) years from the expiry date of the old certificate.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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