WIPC Subsea Syllabus Launch

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IWCF have created the Well Intervention Pressure Control (WIPC) Subsea module to enhance the existing WIPC syllabus. Although this module is primarily aimed at Level 4 candidates, it is also available for Level 3 candidates who have experience of subsea well intervention operations.

The Subsea Well Intervention syllabus will:

  • Meet the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) recommendations for enhancements to well control training, examination and certification as highlighted in Report 476, issued August 2016
  • Allow IWCF to continuously deliver the highest standards of well control training and assessment.

Course Duration

The Subsea module must be delivered in a minimum of 8 hours and as part of the existing WIPC programme.

Candidates choosing to take the Subsea module as part of the full current WIPC programme (2 compulsory and 3 optional modules), will be required to have 36 hours of instructor-led training.

Candidates choosing to take the Subsea module must take the Wireline and Coiled Tubing modules.

Who should take the WIPC Subsea module?

We recommend personnel in the following positions should take the Subsea module:

  • Level 3 : Experienced Single Intervention Discipline Subsea Operator
  • Level 4 : Single Intervention Discipline Subsea Supervisor/Engineer
  • Level 4 : Subsea Well Services Supervisor/Well Site Leader
  • Level 4 : Subsea Completion Supervisor/Service Leader.


Click here to download the full syllabus and for more information.

IWCF Workshop: Enhancing crew competency in well control

By Training

In this highly interactive 2-day workshop IWCF aim to get feedback from our diverse membership so we can continue to further our mission to enhance well control competency within the E&P industry.

We will be hosting a variety of workstations to encourage participation and interaction from our members. Based around 3 key themes – Well Intervention, Human Factors and Learning Methods – the work stations will give our members the chance to help address the challenges and influence the improvements required within well control training.

The work stations will be hosted by a team of international experts and will provide the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics at each work station, as well as review case studies and network with the IWCF team.

Our aim is for this unique workshop to be as interactive as possible. We want to engage and listen to our members. We want you to provide us with feedback and suggestions for future activities, to help shape our industry.

The workshop is taking place on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th December at PDO in Muscat, Oman and is free for all IWCF members to take part in.

Please contact if there is any additional topics you think we should include in the first IWCF workshop, or if you have a case study that you wish to share on the day.

Feedback from the workshop will be collated into a Members report which will be sent to all attendees soon after the event.

This is a must attend event for our members which will give an excellent opportunity to let your voice be heard and help shape the future of well control competency.

Places are limited so sign up today to secure your place at the first IWCF workshop.


Click here to download the registration form.