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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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.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is fast evolving and we are continuing to monitor the situation globally to ensure we are following the very latest advice.

Accredited Training Centres can now apply to offer virtual classroom training to candidates. As virtual training applications are approved, we will update our virtual training page and website locations map to show this as an additional delivery option. You can search for them by using the the ‘Programmes’ filter and selecting ‘Virtual Training.’

Read our latest COVID-19 updates here.

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 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.

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.

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.