Control of Well/Operators Extra Expense Risks and Insurance

Course Details

This course is not subject to discount pricing.

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Delivery Method: 

QAS Self-Study

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Field of Study: 

Specialized Knowledge



Access Period:

12 months

Exam Requirements

Proctor Required: 


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As long as there are oil wells there is a potential for well control problems. This course provides a review of the physical characteristics of a well, emphasizing the factors that can lead to a blowout and the features designed to prevent or control blowouts. Fortunately, insurance exists to address the monumental expenses that result when a blowout or other well control event occurs.

The course provides an in-depth review of the types of the insurance coverage available to cover the costs and expenses associate with a well blowout, including a review of the three main insuring agreements, typical conditions and warranties, and additional coverages often available by endorsement to expand or limit coverage. The course concludes with a case study of an actual blowout. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • identify the elements that make up the anatomy of a well and the techniques used to drill a well
  • identify the well drilling characteristics and techniques that are designed to maintain control over a well and prevent or control blowouts
  • recognize the structure of a typical well control policy and the coverages, limitations, exclusions, and key issues associated with control of well, extra expense and seepage, pollution, and contamination coverage
  • recognize the coverage added by the adoption of optional coverages or endorsements

Designed For

Property and casualty risk, safety, insurance, and finance professionals

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