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Small Classes Ensure Individual Attention

We limit our class sizes to make sure you get the attention you deserve.

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No Rubber Stamp Certifications

Our students demonstrate real understanding. Or they don’t pass.

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Size Matters

Full-sized simulators give students hands-on learning in real-world environments.

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Real world training from real world experts.

Industry-leading instructors deliver the highest level of well control training in the industry.

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Upcoming Courses

PCI proudly offers these IADC WellSharpTM certification classes:

  • Drilling Operations Awareness Course
  • Drilling Operations Introductory Course
  • Drilling Operations Driller Course for Surface Stack
  • Drilling Operations Supervisor Course for Surface Stack
  • Drilling Operations Supplement Workover - Completion for Drillers
  • Drilling Operations Supplement Workover - Completion for Supervisors
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PCI provides students hands-on training with one of three full-sized drilling rig simulators at:

  • The University of Houston-Victoria in Victoria, Texas
  • Williston State College in Williston, North Dakota
  • NW Louisiana Vocational Technical College

We train on more Full Scale simulators than any other organization!

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Leader in Well Control Training

Recognizing a need to provide well control training to workers in the oilfield industry in South Texas, the University of Houston-Victoria established the original Petroleum Training Institute(PTI) in 1982.  Since that time, the PTI has evolved into Petroleum College International (PCI), a world recognized training school for Well Control.  

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Successful course participants can receive certification in accordance with the standards set by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) WellsharpTM Program.  Certification from this program is recognized worldwide among the drilling and work-over industry.