In 2019, IWCF released a new version of the Well Intervention Pressure Control (WIPC) syllabi. This aimed to address the requirements outlined in IOGP 476, Recommendations for enhancements to well control training, examination and certification.
When there is a change to an IWCF syllabi or programme, this requires centres to review and update their training materials.
Candidate and instructor feedback often highlights that syllabi or assessment content does not fully align with practices encouraged by specific employers or regulating authorities. Although IWCF aims to align as much as possible with our global candidate base, the syllabi and assessments will promote the safest course of action in any given situation.
In March 2021, IWCF started an in-depth technical review of training materials submitted by WIPC accredited centres. This review has shown common themes in training materials that require attention. One common theme is that the IOGP recommendations have not sufficiently been included.
We have created two additional resources to assist WIPC instructors.
- Well Intervention Pressure Control Syllabi Guidance Document – this highlights the overall themes from our technical review process. Contains a table that highlights key syllabus areas that we strongly recommend training centres and instructors closely review.
- WIPC Guidance Video – this discusses the main syllabus changes, their importance and relevance to improving the overall WIPC programme.
Please review these resources to ensure your materials are aligned with the new syllabus. As new assessment questions will align with the new syllabi, up to date training materials will give candidates the best opportunity to perform well when taking their assessment.
IWCF are committed to supporting you throughout this transition. We will be contacting all WIPC accredited instructors to communicate further updates to the WIPC programme as they become available.