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Advanced Drilling rig Inspection & Maintenance

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About the course

In order to ensure optimum performance of your rig, reduce downtime and maintain safety of your personnel, planned maintenance and accurate inspections are essential.

This five-day course teaches the inspection and maintenance procedures required to ensure equipment integrity onland rigs, platform rigs and jack-up rigs. Participants learn to implement the relevant standards and understand industry requirements so that they can verify the condition of a rig’s equipment and improve safety, thus reducing the number of accidents and protecting the asset.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Independently carry out a basic (visual) rig inspection
  • Describe the main inspection criteria for major equipment
  • Identify the major items that have an impact on the safety and operation of a rig
  • Recognize the indicators of the overall condition of a drilling rig
  • List the relevant standards (such as API) and their implications for drilling equipment
  • Understand the basics of EX equipment installed in hazardous areas
  • Evaluate basic maintenance and inspection procedures on the rig toidentify compliance with good workingpractices and industry standards
  • Understand the basics of well control equipment operation

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction and entry test
  • Drawworks, rotary table, top drive, swivel
  • Crown block, travelling block, derrick, winches

Day 2

Lifting and handling equipment Mud pumps Mud processing equipment

Day 3

  • Diesel engines, air compressors
  • Eddy current brake
  • Electrical safety in hazardous areas

Day 4

  • Ram BOPs part 1 and part 2
  • Annular preventers, gate valves
  • Choke and kill manifold including the mud gas separator

Day 5

  • General safety, pollution control, jacking systems and cranes
  • Final exam
  • Course RECAP

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for Drilling Supervisors, Drilling Engineers, Drilling Managers, HSE and Rig Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, Toolpushers, Drillers, Mechanics and Electricians.

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