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Well Service Blowout Prevention

Learn the procedures for well killing operations on the service rig.


Drillers on a service rig, Service Rig Managers and Wellsite Supervisors, as per IRP7


  • Sources and magnitude of pressures
  • Causes of kicks
  • BOP equipment
  • Kick warning signs
  • Crew positions and duties
  • Well shut-in procedures
  • Well killing procedures
  • Calculations and government regulations

Effective February 11th, 2019 - Bridging of certificate expiry dates will no longer be in effect.

Upon successful completion of this course and examination, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that is valid for five years from the date of completion.

If you fail the exam following the course, you are allowed one rewrite within a 30 day period. Rewrite fees apply. If the exam is failed twice, you will be required to retake the full four-day course.


The examination may be challenged every second renewal, provided your current certification has not expired. If the challenge exam is failed, the full four day course must be completed. Full course fees apply.

To learn more about how to register for the challenge exam or how to access materials in preparation for the challenge exam, contact Energy Safety Canada by email at customerservice@energysafetycanada.com or by phone at 1.800.667.5557


Calgary and Nisku students are required to bring their own hard hat and safety glasses to class.

Students must be on time and present for the instruction of all course content. Students who miss any course content cannot be certified. If a student misses any course time, registration fees will not be reimbursed, and students who wish to be certified will be required to register and pay for their course again, as per the Cancellation Policy.

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