General barrier principles of the NORSOK D-010 Well Integrity Standard

Chapter 5

Learning Objectives

To provide a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the two-well barrier concepts used throughout the D-010 standard, and the general principles that should be used for construction, acceptance, and monitoring of well barriers and its components.  

Who Should Attend?

Drilling and completion, well testing, well intervention and production operations personnel working in the design, construction, operations, servicing, and abandonment phases of both onshore and offshore wells. 

Course Outline

The course topics include: 

  • Well barriers and well barrier elements, including an in-depth tutorial on how to define, select, construct, and implement them 
  • Well design 
  • Leak testing 
  • Risk assessment and risk verification methods 
  • Simulations and critical activities 
  • Activity and operation shut-down criteria 
  • Activity programmes and procedures 
  • Blowout contingency plans 
  • Personnel competence and supervision 
  • Experience transfer and reporting 
  • Well integrity records 

Upon completion of the course, students will have an in-depth understanding of the basic principles relating to well barrier design, selection, construction, and verification which will provide you with the basis for understanding further aspects of the standard including drilling, completion, well testing, production, abandonment and wireline and coiled tubing intervention.

Course Structure

The course is an on-demand e-learning course. The course content is presented in English, delivered by Terje Løkke-Sørensen, Morten Haug Emilsen and Ray Tommy Oskarsen; well-seasoned drilling, well integrity and well control experts who are well positioned to share knowledge, insights, and real-life accounts of effective well integrity management. 

To measure the learner’s comprehension of the presented topics, this course is inclusive of verification of learning through: 

  • Surveys 
  • Problem solving tasks 
  • Multiple choice examination


Upon completion of all learning modules within this course and achieving a score of 80% or more during the verification of learning, a certificate of completion will be issued.

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Access this online course

Gain access to this online course Cost: $250.00 USD per student. Please note that if more than 10 students from one organization sign up to this course, the Add Energy Academy will offer a 20% discount on the total cost.

The “Introduction to the NORSOK D-010 Well Integrity Standard for Drilling and Well Operations” course provided by the Add Energy Academy is a prerequisite for attendees wishing to sign up to this course. 

Please note that course students must have access to the NORSOK D-010 Well Integrity Standard; 2021 (revision 5) to be able to answer quiz questions and complete the problem-solving tasks effectively.     

The standard is available to purchase here: Well integrity in drilling and well operations |