Preparation Course for API 653

About This Certification

PT Fritmandiri Utama in cooperation with PETROLEUM TRAINING SERVICES (PTS -THAILAND) offer IADC WellCAP Drilling International Certification Course in Indonesia for Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Company Personnels, and Drilling Company Personnels.

The program is designed to provide personnel with International Training & Certification to meet the terminal objectives of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).

Designed For

Drilling Representatives, Drilling Supervisors, Toolpushers, Drillers, Assistant Driller, who desire IADC certification as a Driller and Drilling Supervisor or personnel employed in oil well drilling.

Before joining the course, the participant should be familiar with Kill Sheet and able to use calculator for math operations.


Test will be conducted by IADC Approved Instructor. The test have two levels, fundamental level for ass. driller and driller. Supervisor level for toolpushers, drilling engineers and supervisors.

Candidates must demonstrate their knowledge and practical capability. A minimum score of 70% in each section must be achieved in order to receive an IADC certificate. The test program comprises of a practical skills test (via simulator) and a written test on principles & procedures and equipment.


Those who did not pass some subjects in the initial exam is entitled to take 1 time Re-Sit within 45 days after the initial Exam.

Certification Outline

  • Primary well control principle
  • Pressure and well volume calculations
  • Pressure reduction due to improper hole fill up & U-tube concepts
  • SCR, LOT, FIT, Equivalent mud density and Maximum mud density
  • Kick fundamentals and shut-in procedures
  • Gas characteristics and behavior
  • Well control techniques and organizing a well kill operation
  • Introduction to well control equipment

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