Surface Well Control Equipment Course

2018-06-18 - 2018-06-21 All day
SUBC Engineering Ltd
Phone: +44 1224 511670
SUBC Engineering Ltd: Aberdeen Head Office
Phone:+44 1224 511670
Address: Suite 8, International Base, 5A Greenwell Rd, Aberdeen AB12 3AX, UK


This course is designed for delegates who currently work on BOP Well control equipment on platforms, jack-ups and land rigs and who need to expand their knowledge of the BOP Well
control equipment on board their vessel. Upon completion of the course the candidate will have a broader working knowledge of the BOP Well control equipment and will be able to
perform maintenance and servicing tasks on the BOP components in a safer and more competent manner.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Well Control
  • Ram Preventers
  • Annular Preventers
  • Gate Valves
  • Choke and Kill Manifold
  • HPU and Control Systems
  • Diverter Systems
  • Pressure and Safety

Who Should Attend

Drilling Supervisors, Drilling Engineers, Drilling Managers, Tool Pushers, Chief Mechanics, Chief Engineers, Rig Mechanics, Motormen, Rig Crews


There are test questions on each course section with a 70% pass rate required. After successful course completion, students receive certification approved by International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC DIT).

Course Overview

Designed mainly for jack-ups this course has been set up to provide the industry with a structured programme for training on well control equipment. In a classroom environment the course is a mix of theory using PowerPoint presentations, including video clips, allowing interaction between delegate and trainer.

Course Syllabus

Section 1:  Introduction to Well Control
Understand well control equipment, covering the introduction to Ram preventers, annular preventers, gate valves, choke and kill manifold, HPU and diverter system.

Section 2: Ram Preventers
Understand the different types of Rams as well as their inspection, maintenance and testing. Gain overview of the various types of Clamps for Surface Stacks and Ring Gaskets operation,
operation of Shearing Boosters, Shear Forces and the modern Surface Stack design features. (API Standard 53 nomenclature)

Section 3: Annular Preventers
Learn the stack designs, maintenance and testing of Annular. Identify the differences between Hydril, Shaffer and Cameron Annular Preventers.

Section 4: Gate Valves
Learn the stack configuration with operation and maintenance of Gate Valves, including Shaffer, Cameron and WOM Gate Valves.

Section 5: Choke and Kill Manifold
Identify the arrangements of the Choke and Kill Manifold system, including images, testing and remote Choke Control system. Gain knowledge about Glycol Injection and Mud Gas

Section 6: HPU and Control Systems
Identify the components of Hydraulic Power Unit and Accumulators. Recognize the appropriate symbols. Outline 5th and 6th generation HPU Systems with examples. Learn the
details of Fast Response Surface Control Systems.

Section 7: Diverter Systems
Understand Diverter System components and their requirements, Insert Type Preventers function and Diverters maintenance. Gain required level of understanding and skills in reading
schematic drawings.

Section 8: Pressure and Safety
Gain knowledge about principles of pressure in Gas Verses Liquid environment, hydraulic
principles and safety conditions required when working in a potential hazardous environment

Course Duration : 4 days

For further details or to register please contact:  SUBC Engineering Ltd: 00 (44)1224 511670 or e-mail  [email protected]

Paul served 16 years in the British Royal Navy in the Engineering Branch, 13 years of which were in the Submarine Service, serving on all classes of submarines, both conventional and nuclear.

For the past 35 ½ years, he has been directly involved in subsea systems, working both as a hands-on subsea engineer offshore and in management and consultancy positions. Having been directly involved in three newbuild projects (two semi-submersibles and one drillship), his knowledge and experience of drilling plant design is extensive. Operationally, he has been working in a number of well known oil & gas rich regions, including West Africa, Brazil, North Sea, GOM, Norway, Iran (Caspian) Kazakhstan (Caspian), Gulf of Thailand and Indonesia.

Paul has written a number of industrially accredited training books for the industry in the particular area of deepwater well control systems. Involvement in New Adaptive Drilling Methods & Systems has formed a large portion of work over the past 15 years, extending from R&D through to attendance of FAT’s and SITs for 001 builds of major systems.

Holds a B.Sc. a M.Sc and a doctorate in Riserless Drilling. Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society for Underwater Technology and is both a Chartered Engineer and a Marine Chartered Engineer, registered with the British Engineering Council. He is also a Registered Subsea Engineer. Paul is a full member of the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists in London.

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