Integrity in well control training

The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) is the only independent body focused on oil and gas well control training, accreditation and certification.

We set training standards through a global network of branches and are committed to delivering a permanent step change in process safety and operations throughout the life-cycle of the well.

Through collaboration with industry, we are helping to increase competency and change behaviour.

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Annual General Meeting

IWCF members can now register online to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The 2021 event will be held virtually on 23 November.

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Virtual Training and Assessments

As a membership organisation and in line with our core values, the safety and well-being of our members, stakeholders and employees is a priority to us.

Accredited training centres can apply to offer virtual classroom training and assessments to candidates. As virtual training and assessment applications are approved, we will update our virtual training page and website locations map to show these additional delivery options. You can search for them by using the the ‘Programmes’ filter and selecting ‘Virtual Training’ or ‘Virtual Assessments’.

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About Us

The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) is a not for profit membership organisation.

Our key aim is to develop and administer well control training, assessment and certification programmes for the exploration and production sector of the oil and gas industry.

We work closely with national regulatory bodies and key industry leaders, such as the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP). Following on from IOGPs recommendations in Report 476, new syllabi have been introduced for our Drilling Well Control and Well Intervention Pressure Control programmes. These programmes are split across five levels to provide employees with the necessary skill set for their role in the oil and gas industry. By providing certified training through accredited centres IWCF want to prevent well control incidents from occurring.

IWCF programmes are delivered by a global network of accredited centres. All assessments are organised by IWCF and take place in closed book examinations. These are invigilated by independent invigilators to ensure correct practice is followed.


Training & Accreditation

Developing and administering well control training, assessment and certification.


Global network

IWCF programmes are delivered by a global network of accredited centres.



We collaborate with industry experts to drive continuous improvement within the E&P industry.

Online Level 1 and WOCRM

IWCF offer two free online awareness courses, Level 1 and Well Operations Crew Resource Management (WOCRM).

Level 1 is a useful awareness tool for anyone new or experienced in the industry, especially students and graduates, and personnel involved in well control. Click here for more information and to register for WOCRM.

WOCRM aims to improve non-technical skills of all personnel involved in well operations, and focuses on the 6 WOCRM competencies outlined in the IOGP 501 and 502 reports. Click here for more information and to register for WOCRM.

The International Well Control Forum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No: SC045842 and has a registered office at Inchbraoch House, South Quay, Montrose, Angus DD10 9UA.