Introduction to Drilling Equipment and Operations and Roustabout Training
The Roustabout course is an introduction to drilling equipment and its uses. This course uses the Introduction to Drilling Equipment and Operations handbook as its base and is supplemented by class room lectures. Each section of the course has a short quiz to provide feedback to the student. The course is for Roustabouts, but would also be useful for Engineers, Radio Operators, Crane Operators, Trainees or anyone who has no previous knowledge of the oil sector. This course follows the Criterion Reference Instruction technique where the student works at his own pace.
Floorman Well Control
This course meets the standard of the ministry of Energy and IADC training required for Floormen. This includes B.O.P. equipment, obvious warning signs of a kick, Choke Manifold and Standpipe arrangements. In addition, this includes Care and Handling of Tubulars, Drill Bits, Running Casing, Fundamentals of Cementing, Safe use of Catheads/Air Hoists and safe rig floor practices. Duration of the courses is three days.
Derrickman Well Control
The Derrickman’s courses meet the standard of the Ministry of Energy and the IADC training required for Derrickmen. This includes drilling fluids, warning signs of kicks, well control operations and B.O.P. equipment. In addition, this includes the maintenance and repair of positive displacement Pumps, Centrifugal Pumps and Solids Control equipment. The course is scheduled for three days, and it is intended for Derrickmen and Assistant Derrickmen.
Introduction to Well Control
This course is designed for the Driller, Assistant Driller, Headman, Derrickman, Floorman and Roustabouts, who require prior training towards achieving standards necessary for doing the Basic Well Control and the Well Servicing/Workover Practices. The training goes into detail and expands the knowledge gained on Well Control in the Introduction to Drilling Equipment and Operations course. This course also follows the Criterion Reference Instruction Technique.
Basic Well Control
The Basic Well Control course meets the standard of the Ministry of Energy and the IADC for the Toolpusher, Tourpusher, Driller and Headman. This includes B.O.P. equipment, causes of kicks, warning signs of kicks, close-in procedures, closing units. Well killing techniques and special well control problems. A Rig Floor Simulator is used to give each student hands-on practice in Well control situations. Each student will receive a Ministry of Energy/IADC approved Well Control Manual for use during the course and future reference. Before certification, each student must pass a written examination and a simulator exam. This course is intended for personnel as stated above as well as Superintendents and Managers. Duration of this course is four days.
Refresher Well Control
The Well Control Refresher is an annual recertification of Well Control training as required by the Ministry of Energy and the IADC. During the course the student receives instruction similar to the Basic Well Control but in a condensed form. The main part of the course is, hands-on practice and certification. Duration of this course is two days. Note that the student must have a valid Basic Well Control certificate.
The Drilling Operations course is intended for the Toolpusher, Tourpusher, Driller, Assistant Driller and Headman. This course covers information and calculations necessary for the performance of their jobs, including Bits, Bit Hydraulics, Drill Stem Design, Drilling Line and Ton Mile calculations, Downhole problems, good drilling/tripping practices and safety. This course includes the use of the simulator for analyzing downhole problems. Each student receives a drilling Manual for use during the course and for future reference. The duration of this course is ten days.
The Pump maintenance course is designed for the Derrickman and Assistant derrickman with particular attention to the skills needed for Preventative Maintenance and trouble-shooting the common problems occurring on the rig. This course is scheduled for three days.
This course is designed for developing the leadership skills in Managers and Supervisors, and can be completed in five days.
Drilling Fluids and Solids Control
This course is for all personnel who are responsible for the treatment of the Mud system on the rig with special emphasis on the maintenance of the Solids Control equipment. Duration of this course is three days.
This course teaches the skills necessary for personnel to work in a safe and healthy environment, thereby keeping accidents to a minimum and eliminating the causes. This course is scheduled for two days.
Care and Handling of Tubulars
This course is designed to teach and ensure proper and safe handling of all Tubular products on the rig, and can be completed in one day.
Well Servicing/Workover Practices and Well Control
This course meets the required standard of the Ministry of Energy and the IADC and is primarily for Production and Workover Supervisors. Subjects include Completion methods, Production Equipment, Care and Handling of Sucker Rods, Well Cleanout and Well Control. Hands-on practice on a Rig Floor Simulator is done to familiarise all students with downhole problems. Each student receives a Ministry of Energy approved manual for use during the course and for his future reference. Duration of this course is five days.
Barge Move and Jacking Procedures
This course is designed to give a thorough understanding of the correct procedures and practices to be adopted during and after a Barge Move. Included are calculations necessary for the afloat loading, jacked-up loading and the variable loading on the rig. This course is scheduled for one day.
Crane operational Safety
This course teaches the skills necessary for personnel to work in a safe environment including the legal requirements for Crane Operations and the proper signals to be used. This course can be completed in two days.
This course teaches the student the composition and hazards of H2S and the working methods in such an environment. Donning of the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) is done in the classroom where the student must exhibit proficiency with its use. This course is done in one day, and is supplemented with videos.
Confined Space Entry
This course is designed to provide participants with the necessary information to recognize and work safety in locations classified as Confined Spaces. It covers the identification, evaluation and control of hazards encountered in confined spaces; basic details on rescue procedures shall also be provided.
Programme delivery includes lectures, case studies and video presentations packaged in an interactive atmosphere. The flexible nature of the case studies would ensure that information provided is industry specific, focused and relevant to the needs of participants.
Participants will learn the best practices in the industry there by placing them in a position to contribute towards the development of safe systems of work for confined Space Entry Jobs. Duration of course is one day.