Rig Inspection, Sizing and Selection

Year 3 Program Title: Rig Inspection, Sizing and Selection
Program Level:  Skill
This course is intended to develop skills to conduct Inspection and Acceptance Tests on drilling and work over rigs based on API, ANSI, ISO and IADC standards through the application of check lists and procedures to verify the working conditions and readiness of major rig systems and equipment.

The course starts with a detailed description and specification of main rig systems and equipment used for drilling and work over operations and continues with the discussion of specific procedures and check lists implemented for conducting rig equipment inspection. Finalizing with a methodology used for rig sizing and selection.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Introduction to Rig Inspection, Rig Sizing and Rig Selection

·    Course objectives

·   Basic concepts and definitions on Rig Inspection

·   Standards, Norms used in Rig Inspection

·   Inspection categories and acceptance criteria

·    Land rigs for drilling Operations

·   Land rigs for work over operations

The Basic Rig Systems Description & Specifications – Part I

·   Power System

·   Hoisting System

·   Rotary System

The Basic Rig Systems Description & Specifications – Part II

·   Fluid Circulating System

·   Solids Control Equipment

·   BOP and Well Control Equipment

·   Rig Instrumentation

·   Guidelines for Rig Inspection and Acceptance Test

Rig Inspection and Acceptance Tests (Workshop & Check Lists) – Part I   

Drilling Equipment

·   Hoisting Equipment

·   Drill Floor Equipment

·   Pipe Handling Equipment

Mud System

·   Mud Pumps

·   Mud Mixing Equipment

·   Centrifugal Pumps

·   Solids Control Equipment

Well Control Equipment

·   Rams Preventers

·   Annular Preventers

·   Choke and Kill Manifold

·   Poor Boy Degasser

·   BOP Control Unit (Accumulator)

·   Diverter System

Rig Inspection and Acceptance Tests (Workshop & Check Lists) – Part II

Power System (Diesel / Electric Rig)

·   Diesel Engines

·   Main Generators

·   Transformers

·   SCR System

·   DC Motors

·   AC Motors

·   Lighting Systems

Safety and Environment Inspection

·   Fire Fighting Equipment

·   Drilling Facilities Safety

·   Gas Detection Equipment

·   Lifting and Load Handling Equipment

·   Permit To Work System

·   Pollution Control

·   Accommodations & housekeeping

·   First Aid & Sick Bay

Drill String Inspection

·   Drill Pipe Marking System

·   Drill String Failures

·   Inspection Methods – NDT

·   Dimensional Inspection

·   Visual Inspection

·   Inspection Marking

Rig Sizing and Rig Selection

·   Minimum Land Rig Requirements

·   Main factors for Rig Comparison

·   Derrick Load Capacity Calculations

·   Rig Power Requirement Calculations

·   Well Control Equipment Requirements

·   Solid Control Equipment Requirements

·   Storage Capacity

·   Accommodations & Living Facilities

·   Rig Management System

Standards and Procedures for Rig Selection