WIPC - Subsea

Well Intervention Pressure Control - Subsea Syllabus

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 April 2023
  • 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 included 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 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.


Candidates can search on our locations map using the programme filter to find training centres accredited to offer the Subsea module.

Click here to download the Well Intervention Pressure Control Subsea Syllabus.

Further information for centres is available in the Members Login Area including the Subsea Module Guidance and Cross Reference Form. If you wish to apply for accreditation to offer the subsea module, please contact us.