The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) is a not for profit membership organisation established in 1992.

Our key aim is to develop and administer well control training, assessment and certification programmes for the exploration and production sector of the oil and gas industry.

We work closely with national regulatory bodies and key industry leaders, such as the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP). Following on from IOGPs recommendations in Report 476, new syllabi have been introduced for our Drilling Well Control and Well Intervention Pressure Control programmes. These programmes are split across five levels to provide employees with the necessary skill set for their role in the oil and gas industry. By providing certified training through accredited centres IWCF want to prevent well control incidents from occurring.

IWCF programmes are delivered by a global network of accredited centres. All assessments are organised by IWCF and take place in closed book examinations. These are invigilated by independent invigilators to ensure correct practice is followed.

 IWCF are represented by Antony Quin and Zdenek Sehnal.