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IADC WellCAP Plus Program

The WellCAP Plus Program has been updated and is now WellSharp Plus. This webpage is only for accredited training providers who are currently accredited for WellCAP Plus.

The new WellSharp Plus program serves as an alternative to WellSharp for experienced personnel returning to renew their credentials at the Driller and Supervisor levels of Drilling Operations and at the Equipment Operator and O&G Operator Representative levels of Well Servicing courses.

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The new WellSharp Plus Program is designed to encourage participation among multiple levels of decision makers, including drillers, toolpushers, drilling superintendents, operations engineers, rig superintendents, rig managers, and other qualified personnel. The program utilizes a facilitated learning approach intended to improve critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The program comprises integrated technical and nontechnical (crew resource management) content.


The technical content of the course focuses on the low-probability but high-impact scenarios, which are addressed through case studies and are typically outside the scope of WellSharp. The participants must develop team solutions for case studies and decision points that are progressively difficult. The course also requires facilitated learning of human factors and CRM skills in the context of well control.

To qualify for entrance into the course, participants must pass the appropriate WellSharp exam at a higher standard. During the course, participants are observed and informally evaluated on participation, technical skills, and a variety of CRM skills, such as teamwork, situation awareness, decision-making, communication, and leadership.

Like WellCAP Plus, WellSharp Plus may be offered only by training providers accredited by IADC to do so.

NOTE: WellSharp Plus is not intended to replace site-specific training. Site-specific training for all stakeholders is encouraged when the anticipated characteristics and challenges of a particular well (e.g., deepwater, HPHT) warrant additional pre-planning measures and focused mitigation procedures.

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IADC's Certified Facilitator Course

This 5-day course (3-day Facilitator and 2-day Human Factors course) is designed to prepare instructors to facilitate a WellSharp Plus course. The 3-day Facilitator course also satisfies IADC's train-the-trainer requirement for WellSharp.

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