Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I take my Well Control training from a Alam Alsahara Instructor-Led class?

Our name is the answer. We are taking this business seriously through teaching the Well Control School at more than ten different countries. Our instructors have had hands-on experience with the disciplines they are instructing. In addition to undergoing extensive training to deliver an effective learning event, our instructors are industry recognized with students obtaining some of the highest scores and passing rate percentages.

Where can I take a Well Control School Instructor-led class?

Our Khobar Training Center can be reached using the following location:

Saudi Arabia, Khobar Mall, Floor #3, Office #435 as link. https://goo.gl/BU7PYK .

Where is the closest accommodation to the training Center?

Our Al-Khobar Training Center is located at an Elegant area with many hotels and residence facilities around and near by. Please check the training center location.

Meals - Is there anywhere close by to get lunch/dinner?

Yes, our office is located at the third floor of one of the famous Shopping Centre in Khobar, The Khobar Mall. The first and the second floor of the Mall features a large food court area as well as Supermarket, and cafés.

Course Start Time - What time does the course start?

The course starts at 8am sharp every Sunday, but someone will always be in the Centre from approx 7:30am daily.

Unforeseen Delays - What happens if my plane or transportation is late?

We understand that sometimes things just don’t go to plan, so if you flight or transport is cancelled or delayed just get here as soon as you can on the Sunday.

Course End Time - What time does the course finish?

Because of the time it can take to complete all exams and simulations please don’t book your flight or leave plans before 5pm on the Thursday of any course.  If you need to book an early flight, please phone or email to confirm that we can help and this will be OK.

What happens if I cannot pass or complete any part of the IADC course?

You are required to get a 70% overall to pass the assessment. Result from 50% - 69% will give you the chance to re-take the test without sitting in the class again. However, with a result below 50%, you will have to re-take the whole course.

Is there a grace period when my 'certificate' expires?

The policy states that there is no grace period for when a "certificate" expires.

Is there an IADC or IWCF refresher course that I can do instead of a whole 5 day course?

No, there is no such thing. All certification courses are 5 days and the full 5 days of attendance must be proven and completed to gain or renew your "certification".

Is there is any charge for course suspension?

No, Alam Alsahara will not charge any extra fees if you be able to continue your course in mentioned period as per the accreditation body policy. Please, Ask for this regulation to be aknowleged with it before the training. Note: The continuation should be as per Alam Alsahara schedual.

Is there an IADC or IWCF refresher course that I can do instead of a whole 5 day course?

No, there is no such thing. All certification courses are 5 days and the full 5 days of attendance must be proven and completed to gain or renew your  "certification".

What happens if I cannot pass or complete any part of the IWCF course?

Every IWCF exam has 3 components, 2 written and 1 practical that need to be completed:

  1. Principles & Practices (exam) 
    2. Equipment (exam)
    3. Simulation (practical)

You are required to get a 70% result in each component to pass the course.

The IWCF now states:

  1. If a candidate fails two or more components at the first attempt they will not be eligible for an instant re-sit, they must attend another full 5 day training course.
  2. If the candidate achieves 65% or below in one of the components, they are not eligible for an instant re-sit, they must receive further training prior to a re-sit examination. IWCF will ask for evidence of re-training.
  3. If a candidate fails one of the components at 66% and above, they are eligible for an instant re-sit or to come back within the 90 day re-sit period
  4. If the first re-sit attempt is 65% or below, the candidate will not be eligible for an instant re-sit and must receive further training prior to completing the final attempt within the 90 day re-sit period. IWCF will ask for evidence of re-training.
  5. Instant re-sits will be provided to those candidates who meet the above mentioned criteria and where test materials and invigilation are available.

Is there a cost to re-sit an examination?

Because both the IADC & IWCF charges us for exams and exam papers we need to cover our costs for re-sit examinations. We can no longer absorb the costs of re-sit examinations. A re-sit fee should be paid. Please contact us for details.

Due to recent changes in the IWCF examination policy, should you be unsuccessful and need to return for another course it will be at a reduced course fee. Please contact us for a price. Instant IWCF re-sit examinations will incur a fee to cover invigilation and examination paper costs. Please contact us for details.

What happens if I need extra assistance?

The Cairns Centre for Drilling and Well Control recognizes that even the most experienced and competent of oil industry workers can have difficulties in a class room environment. That is why we are committed to giving those who need it the extra assistance and understanding they require to give everyone the best possible change of being successful in gaining their "certifications".

However in order to do so we need to know if you have any special needs or if you just simply would like some additional one on one time with the instructor, you need to state this on your registration form or as soon as you attend your course. Once we are aware that of what you need will make arrangements and allowances that suit your personal needs. All such personal information regarding learning disabilities or difficulties will be treated with strict confidence.

Why do I need a copy of my passport/drivers license?

If you are taking an IADC or IWCF exam you are required to bring with you a copy of your passport or National ID for identification with minimum 2 years validity.

The accrediting bodies regulation states that you must be able to prove your identity before your certification can be issued.

What if I have National or Passport ID with less than 2 years validity?

IADC/ IWCF requires to support your identity with another ID which is valid on the exam time such as: Driving License.

If I have any operational or family emergency, do I have a chance to suspend the course?

Yes, All of international bodies we deal with saves your right to suspend the training for emergency leave after proving that and to continue it with certain time approved by each of them.

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