Drilling Rig Inspection

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Drilling Rig Inspection

Land Rigs & Jack-up Rigs

Scheduled Dates

19 - 23 Feb 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

The oil and gas industry has individual operational standards, for Rig Inspection/Audits, Commissioning, Compliance & Acceptance, health, safety and environmental programs. Accurate inspections and planned maintenance are essential to ensure optimum performance of rig’s equipment, to reduce downtime and maintain safety of any personnel.

This PetroKnowledge training course is mainly focused on the inspection & maintenance procedures required to ensure equipment integrity. Participants will learn how to implement the relevant standards & understand industry requirements to verify the condition of a rig’s equipment & improve safety, thus reducing the number of accidents and protecting the asset.

What are the Goals?

At the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, you will learn to:

  • Independently carry out a basic (visual) rig inspection
  • Describe the main inspection criteria for major equipment
  • Identify 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 to identify compliance with good working practices and industry standards

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is specifically designed for, but not limited to employees in the oil and gas industry who holds the following roles:

  • Drilling Engineers
  • Drilling Managers
  • HSE Consultants
  • Rig Managers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Drillers
  • Toolpushers
  • Mechanics and Electricians

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge Drilling Rig Inspection Training Course deals with the most common equipment deficiencies and recurring problems. It describes & explains the working principles of major drilling equipment using detailed examples from our technical inspection database.

The training course consists of five days of interactive classroom sessions with ample time for group participation and discussion.

Organisational Impact

The organisational impact will be demonstrated by the employees participating in this training course:

  • Enhancement of Employee’s performance and reducing the need for external supervision
  • Boosts Employee’s productivity by self-motivation
  • Improves Company culture
  • Reduces Employee turnover
  • Lowers maintenance costs by improving equipment reliability and downtime
  • Greatly enhances appreciation of HSSEQ culture and reduces LTA figures
  • Improving work attitude and enhancement of productivity

Personal Impact

Upon completion of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will gain:

  • Improvement of the trainee’s skill sets and knowledge of the job
  • Builds confidence in the Trainee’s abilities
  • Builds attendees morale and self-confidence.
  • Contributes towards a better workplace environment
  • Ensures that the attendee will have a better understanding of the critical requirement to maintain equipment integrity
  • Better understanding of the certification, rules and regulations required to be adhered to and the need for constant review

Daily Agenda

Day One: Drilling Equipment

  • Drawworks
  • Rotary Table
  • Top Drive
  • Independent Swivel
  • Crown and Travelling Block
  • The Derrick
  • Winches
  • Lifting and Handling Equipment

Day Two: Mud Processing Equipment & Engine Room and Power Plant

  • Part 1: Mud Processing Equipment
    • Mud Pump
    • Mud System
  • Part 2: Engine Room and Power Plant
    • Diesel Engine
    • Air Compressor
    • Crane

Day Three: Electrical, Safety & Marine Equipment

  • Part 1: Electrical Equipment
    • Eddy Current Brake
    • Electrical Safety
  • Part 2: Safety Equipment
    • Drilling and Safety Equipment
    • Pollution Control
  • Part 3: Marine Equipment
    • Jacking System
    • Associated Systems for Jacking
    • Deep-well pumps
    • Anchor Winches

Day Four: Well Control Equipment (I)

  • Ram-Type Preventer
  • Annular Preventer
  • BOP HPU (Hydraulic Power Unit)

Day Five: Well Control Equipment (II)

  • Gate Valve
  • Choke and Kill Manifold
    • Main characteristics
    • Choke and kill manifold checklist


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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