Well Control Committee

IADC Well Control Committee

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Well Control Committee is to advance the Drilling Industry, from pre-drill planning to plug and abandonment including remedial work, by providing an international, industry-wide forum for collaboration and exchange of best practices related to well control.

Officers

Chairman
Peter Bennett, Pacific Drilling

Staff Liaison
Steve Kropla, IADC

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Committee Structure

A member appointed by the Chairman of IADC will chair the IADC Well Control Committee. The Committee Chairman may at his discretion appoint a reasonable number of Committee Vice-Chairmen to oversee specific disciplines or issues (e.g., onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues, etc.)

General meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee.

IADC Committee activities are governed by IADC’s Antitrust Policy and Guidelines.

Meeting Minutes

Date Function Location
2019
26 August 2019 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
13 March 2019 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2018
11 December 2018 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
13 September 2018 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
13 June 2018 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
14 March 2018 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2017
5 December 2017 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
22 June 2017 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
8 March 2017 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2016
7 December 2016 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
21 September 2016 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
8 June 2016 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
16 March 2016 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2015
2 December 2015 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
24 August 2015 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
20 May 2015 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2014
20 August 2014 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
21 May 2014 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
19 February 2014 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2013
13 November 2013 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
19 August 2013 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
15 May 2013 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
20 February 2013 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2012
14 November 2012 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
15 August 2012 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
16 May 2012 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
7 March 2012 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2011
17 November 2011 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
24 August 2011 General Committee Meeting San Antonio, TX
11 May 2011 General Committee MeetingPresentations:

Overview of RP96WellCAP Panel Meeting 18 April 2011Handout – Well Service Committee Updates & Recommendations

Houston, TX
10 February 2011 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2010
17 November 2010 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
19 August 2010 General Committee Meeting

Cementing Presentation

Houston, TX
19 May 2010 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
17 February 2010 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
2009
3 December 2009 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
24 August 2009 General Committee Meeting Denver, CO
20 May 2009 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX
18 February 2009 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX

Meeting Schedule

Date Function Location
11 March 2020 General Committee Meeting Houston, TX

Committee Meetings Policy

General meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee.

All dates and times are subject to change.

Subcommittees

Well Control Practices Subcommittee

Chair
Paul Sonnemann, SafeKick

Resources & Links

This page contains lists of all available resources, documents, videos for the Well Control Committee. These may include best practices, guidelines, and/or special reports, as well as documents on topics such as onshore/offshore safety issues, environmental practices, specific regulatory issues and more. Also included is a section for links to useful websites.

Resources

Resource Resource Link / File
Presentation 1 September 2015 – Committee Chairman’s Meeting Presentation

Documents

Document Comments
API 53 Draft Conformance Assessment Tool A Draft Conformance Assessment Tool is being made available to IADC Well Control Committee members as a guide to IADC members in evaluating their company’s readiness to comply with API Standard 53. This document is a draft document only. Its content has not been reviewed by IADC staff, therefore, IADC makes no claim to the document’s accuracy. Members are encouraged to verify the accuracy of the content before use. THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
MMS Subpart O Hands-on Testing Results Reported The US Minerals Management Service (MMS) began enforcement of 30 CFR 250.1507 (c) Subpart O testing requirements on 1 April 2008. Under the testing program, MMS inspectors can conduct oral, written or hands-on testing of rig and platform site personnel required to have well control testing. Testing began with a pre-pilot phase in October 2008 and a pilot phase since. Results of the pre-pilot and pilot phase were reported at an MMS Subpart O Testing Workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana on 19 February 2009. For a synopsis of the testing program and testing results presented at the Workshop, view the attached presentation (link below). Post-pilot phase (with enforcement) goes into effect 1 April 2009. Subpart O Hands on Testing of Rig Personnel
IADC Well Control Online Materials IADC’s Well Control materials available for online purchase.
Killsheets An IADC workgroup developed killsheets that are available to WellSharp Training Providers through the secure WellSharp webpage.
NOTICE – WellCAP Plus Application Materials now available for download. A set of materials for programs interested in applying for WellCAP Plus accreditation is now available for download.

Standardized Killsheets

IADC has developed killsheets for the Wait & Weight Method (both Surface & Subsea Stacks), the Bullheading Method, and the Driller’s Method. Each type of killsheet is available in Field, Metric, and SI Units.

The IADC killsheets were developed by a subcommittee comprising:

  • Edwin L. Geissier, Chairman
  • Hal Kendall
  • Frank Klepper
  • Tommy Najar
  • Gary Nance
  • Steve Vorenkamp

The project was sponsored by IADC, with additional financial support from Nabors International Inc.

During the killsheets development, the subcommittee members involved with development concluded that an ideal killsheet would have the following characteristics:

  • Easy to read and understand (legible font size and layout)
  • Two-sided, letter size (8-1/2 x 11)
  • Black and white with one color
  • Surface and subsea stacks
  • Covers most utilized methods (Wait & Weight, Bullheading, Driller’s Method)
  • Field (US Customary), Metric and SI Units
  • Data section
  • Calculation section with boxes/lines
  • Well diagram
  • Decline schedule
  • Conversion, formula and table section
  • Available in electronic format (i.e., PDF)

WellSharp Training Providers are encouraged to use the IADC standardized killsheets. Approved Training Providers can download PDFs of these killsheets from the WellSharp webpage.

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