Course highlights

Location: Aberdeen University, Edinburgh University

Ranking: 2nd best University in the world by QS World Ranking

Academic: IWCF Level1 Awareness, IWCF Level 2 Well Control

Industry link: Field visit to renowned oil & gas company

Outcome: Enhance your CV, academic broadening and knowledge

Awards: Certificate awarded upon completion of the course, graduation ceremony

Tutors: Top academic tutors, specialists in their field

Social Programme: Exciting social programme including 3 coach trips

Overview

This course is aimed at all personnel and individuals working or wishing to work with the Oil and Gas industry. 

The IWCF (international Well Control Forum) is the only independent body focusing on Oil and Gas Accreditation. This course leads to level 1 and level 2 certification by the IWCF. 

The IWCF level 1 is an awareness Course which will focus on the life-cycle of a well, with particular emphasis on well control. 

The IWCF level 2 course provides the drilling personnel with basic understanding of well control. Progressing junior staff get a solid background and knowledge of why well control is essential, how well control is maintained, what the indicators are that well control might be lost, and how to regain the control once it has been lost.

Academic content

The content follows the syllabus from the IWCF:

Level 1 training modules include:

  • A brief history of Oil and gas
  • The life-cycle of a well
  • Drilling rig
  • Well control during drilling and well control
  • Well intervention and work-over
  • Well control during intervention

Level 2 training modules include: Well Control

  • General well control principles
  • Risk assessment
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Formation pressures
  • Primary & secondary well control
  • Well control equipment
  • Subsea and surface equipment
  • Well barrier concept
  • Kick causes
  • Kick detection
  • Influx characteristics and behavior
  • Well control methods
  • Inflow testing

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Learn and gain valuable skills and knowledge necessary for your future. The course covers basic principals and techniques of well control.

After successful completion gain a recognised IWCF certificate valid for 5 years

Learn negative consequences of well control and how to regain control.

Have the opportunity to gain an education and cultural experience on the world's best Universities

Course objectives

The objectives of this course are to be able to:

  • Understand the negative consequences associated with loss of well control
  • Understand the need for detection
  • Recognize the warning signs of abnormal pressure
  • Know the actions that should be taken when kick indicators are present
  • Be familiar with the functions of the bop equipment
  • Be able to select well control method to regain control
  • Be able to fill in an IWCF surface and/or subsea kill sheet
  • Be able to calculate kill mud weight, initial circulation pressure and final circulation pressure
  • Correctly obtain shut in pressures in the well
  • Understand the barrier concept
  • Know the impact pumping cement could have on well control
  • Obtain sufficient knowledge to pass a written IWCF test with minimum 70% score

Level 2 training

Consists of two written assessments. If passed, the certificate is valid for 5 years.

You will also be “exposed” to practical simulations to design and construct structures to reinforce that knowledge gained. Through theory and practical application and group discussion the learning will be enjoyable and rewarding and intellectually stimulating. 

By the end of the course you will:

  • understand the academic principles required for success in your chosen field
  • gain an introduction to the scope of possibilities in Oil and Gas industry careers
  • build confidence in your academic and leadership abilities
  • learn leadership  skills
  • learn to work productively and creatively in an increasingly diverse nation and connected world

Outside classroom

Our dedicated Events Team has created an exciting action packed social programme to complement your studies to ensure you have as much fun as possible, make friends and get the most out of your stay with us.

Cultural Excursions

Excursions take a full advantage of an excellent transport network both from Edinburgh and Aberdeen, giving you a real taste of life in the United Kingdom

After Learning Activities

There is so much going on in Edinburgh and Aberdeen and we don’t think you’ll be bored. After classes you’ll have a range of activities to enjoy too.

If your chosen study center is Edinburgh

Awe inspiring Museums including the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh castle, Royal Botanical Gardens, National Mining Museum, The infamous Scottish Countryside, Scottish Parliament.

If your chosen study center is Aberdeen

Infamous Historical Scottish Castles, Museums and portrait galleries, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, The Tolbooth, Cruickshank Botanical Gardens, Gordons highlanders Museums

Free Time

We understand that students will want some free time to relax, attend to personal administration and contact their families. Some free time will be provided for rest and relaxation, however, we believe the most valuable experience to the student is a fully immersive, packed programme of activities and so students should expect to be engaged in team activities for the majority of time.

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Edinburgh Castle

Balmoral Castle: Balmoral has been one of the residences for members of the British Royal Family since 1852

Visit the infamous Scottish Highlands and experience the friendly Scottish people

Aberdeenshire countryside and highlands

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in one of the College campuses. You will be allocated a room, usually sharing a twin room with another student of the same gender. Typically students will be accommodated on single-sex corridors or floors, with staff members and mentors always available on site. Living all together is a great way to make friends and sample the university lifestyle, as the welcoming environment allows you to develop a sense of community.

Breakfast and lunch is served and eaten in the College dining hall, which provides a bright and comfortable space for communal meals. Students will enjoy a varied and healthy diet: all meals are freshly prepared and special diets can be catered for with advance notice. A three-course dinner is provided daily either in the College dining hall, or in various restaurants as part of the social programme.

Safety and Security on Campus

Students will be overseen by our course leaders and residential staff to classes and activities, who ensure that students are looked after pastorally and socially during their programme and are available to assist students at any time of the day or night.

All students will be issued with emergency contact details for staff members and will be given a full safety briefing on arrival.

Student welfare

LITE Regal Summer School offers a safe and secure environment that is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our friendly and professional team. We have a dedicated team of Managers, Teachers and College Mentors. The welfare of our students is our main priority at all times and our staff specialise in the pastoral care of older teenagers.

Management Team

Our Management team is headed by the College Principal, who takes responsibility for the daily running of the college, and supervises the Academic Programme. The Social & Welfare Manager takes charge of the Social Programme and is supported by a team of College Mentors, who ensure everyone is happy, safe and having fun.

Working together, our Managers ensure that every aspect of the college runs smoothly, safely and offers every student the chance to participate fully.

College Mentors

Our Mentors are key members of staff who support and assist our students within the college accommodation and throughout the Social Programme. Our team of College Mentors work with our Social & Welfare Manager in organising the college’s social events and excursions, as well as accompanying students into campuses and during day trips. They are approachable and caring, ensuring that all students get involved in the life of the college.

Eligibility

Students on the Oil and Gas Programme:

  • must be aged 18+
  • must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our registration team
  • must show motivation for attending the programme and participate in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events

What's included

The cost of one LITE Regal Summer School programme is £3,695 and includes the following:

Tuition

  • over 40 hours of tuition over two weeks
  • all course materials
  • guest lectures and industry visits
  • IWCF examination and assessment, certificate upon completion

Social programme

  • wide range of afternoon & evening activities
  • 3 coach excursions to various parts of UK
  • graduation party

Living

  • accommodation on the university campus
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • free WiFi (subject to availability)

Plus

  • LITE Regal welcome pack
  • T-shirt
  • souvenir

4.82 Average

17 Reviews

Shawn Dorrell

My son was here last summer. He enjoyed the Business Enterprise course and loved the different activities after class. Great welfare too. Accommodation was suitable, and food was OK. Overall, a good experience that helped him get through the first semester of college.

Posted 2 months ago

Kavya Vaishnavi

My daughter is very satisfied with this institute. She took the Sumer Intensive English Course. We are immigrants from India and I want her to be able to speak the language with confident. She loved the program and the tutors, I can tell now that she feels more secure when talking to others and her writting skills have improved as well.

Posted 3 months ago

Linda Durmish

The experience of a lifetime. I took the LAW SCHOOL PREPARATION SUMMER COURSE here in Lite Regal, mainly because I needed some help with my stage fright. It gives me a lot of anxiety just by talking in public, and as a future lawyer I need to overcome that; the tutors here in this institute gave me the real tools and made me feel more secure about myself, so I won't have any problems when I begin my career. From the students to the tutors, they all helped me a lot and I am grateful to them.

Posted 3 months ago

Sophie Tilmitt

I was home sick at first, but after a few days I made many friends - up to this day we still talk to each other... The staff were friendly, especially the activities leaders. Activities coordinators were the best, we had such a wonderful time learning and having fun on outdoors activities. I will never forget this experience at Lite Regal, best summer course ever.

Posted 3 months ago

Maria Beckstein

I did the Film Academy Summer Course, and I absolutely LOVED it. I got my hands on practical training in all aspects of film production, including camera work, lighting, script writing, editing. The tutors and lecturers are professionals in the Film Industry and they taught me a lot of things. I did the course in London and I got the chance to do a field excursion to the Warner Bros Studio Tour; experience was ace... Campus was great and I did a lot of friends. I would take the course again if I've got the chance.

Posted 3 months ago

Deborah Bligh

Great company providing a fantastic opportunity to learn in London or Cambridge. They offer a range of courses from GCSE's to University foundation courses and the teachers are fantastic. They are friendly, approachable and welcoming. A great experience all round.

Posted 4 months ago

James Cerrone

Couldn't ask for more. My son was impressed with this course, not only it was educational but also very cultural. He took the Global Leadership course, I guess he wants to be an entrepreneur just like his father. He learned so much, I know now he is ready for College. Thank you Lite Regal.

Posted 4 months ago

Adam Parke

It's an inspirational place for anyone that takes the leap. Developed so many skills and met new friends and would love to go back. There is also cultural excursions to so many amazing places. Would recommend it to anyone.

Posted 4 months ago

Antonietta Castillo

Nice institute. I attended the Creative Writing course last summer, 2 weeks in London. Good instructors, the people were nice and you learn a lot. I give it 4 star because the food was OK and the wifi sometimes was a little slow, but other than that I was a great experience.

Posted 4 months ago

Sophie Barnett

I really enjoyed this course. I like to say how much I have enjoyed this course. It has been incredibly enlightening and educational, but it has also been very enjoyable. Thank you.

Posted 4 months ago

Lorena Kolkowsky

My daughter took the 4 week Medicine course in London. Her dream has always been being a world famous M.D., but before she started applying for the long career, I wanted her to be inspired and to see if that was her truly vocation... She LOVED the course here at Lite Regal Education, she always tell me that thanks to this institute she rested assured that she was following the right track. I am greatly grateful with this institute, they did their best in providing my daughter with the tools so she could finally make up her mind.

Posted 4 months ago

Lily Buranasin

The school is friendly and there are lots of activitys'. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn but also enjoy learning. I applied for 6 summer schools, but out of every single one this was my first choose for so many reasons. The wifi was dropping in the evening on few occasions. When I complained about the wifi they told me that the router was far away from the room. But luckily they gave my me a better room.

Posted 4 months ago

Rafael Matheus

I remember having a great time last summer attending the 4 weeks course in Cambridge. It was a marvelous experience. I attended the course for Engineering Preparation, very complete and inspirational. The staff are talented people and the students I met there were amazing, it was educational but fun at the same time. I certainly hope this course will help me with my application to the University of Cambridge.

Posted 4 months ago

Vanessa Whitaker

I am very happy with Lite Regal. The course was friendly informative and challenging without being beyond my capabilities. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thank you. Vanessa

Posted 4 months ago

Steven Brown

Absolutely Fantastic I can't speak highly enough of everyone concerned. I recommend 110%

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Ly Lau

Fab service and staff. 5/5 would recommend. Thank you for the experience!

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masa latkovic

My daughter was in school in English. It was great . Everything is professional. I would recommend to all parents of this school. Supervisor-thank you very much for everything!

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