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Offshore Surveying

  • How oil is formed
  • Types of surveys (Geophysical surveys, geotechnical surveys and the seismic source)
  • Underwater surveys including pipe line surveys
  • Sea bed survey for Jack-ups
  • Fundamentals of offshore drilling
  • Environmental Factors

Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Industry /Offshore Oil and Gas Production Introduction

  • History of the drilling industry
  • Introduction to the scale and growth of the industry world-wide
  • Explanation of various types of drilling rigs and fixed platforms
  • Examples of generation drill rigs
  • Drilling service companies and their functions
  • Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS)
  • History of the production industry
  • Various types of production platforms
  • Subsea pipeline and flowlines and control systems
  • The working environment

Production & Drilling (semi-submersible, drillship, FPSO and Jack-up etc) Safety, Operations, Roles and Responsibilities

  • Introduction to the offshore role of offshore personnel (drilling and production)
  • Offshore safety and safe working practices
  • Responsibility of unit stability
  • Helicopter equipment (fire prevention and re-fueling) and heli-deck operations
  • Hazardous operational areas for Offshore Units & the Safety Requirements
  • Cargo control operational overview
  • Offshore crane types and operational overview

Semi-Submersible/ Drillship/ Jack-up Transit Operations

  • Rig and FPSO move plan and personnel involved
  • Anchor Patterns and propulsion systems and controls
  • Dynamic positioning (DP) operations overview in respect rig moves/ location
  • Rig move equipment required and description of equipment
  • Ballast/ De-Ballasting operations overview
  • Column and cross bracing structures and safety equipment
  • Semi-Submersible stability
  • Preloading operations with relation to stability (overview)
  • Jack-up elevated stability and stability during rig moves
  • Jack-up spud cans/ legs and jacking down and up (on location)

Marine Drilling Systems and Equipment with an Operational Overview

  • Drilling Terminology
  • Working diagrams of how a drilling rigs mud and bulk process system with description of process equipment
  • BOP and (subsea) safety operations
  • BOP regulations and testing
  • Choke and kill functions
  • Blow outs and kicks and well control
  • Drilling equipment
  • Wireline, Well Testing, cementing, casing, workovers and coil tubing activities overview
  • Tensioner and compensators for semi-submersible and drillship.

Semi – Submersible/Drillship/Jack-up Offshore Drilling Operations

  • Introduction to the drilling control systems (cyberbase)
  • Operational (elevated) stability regarding drilling equipment
  • Semi-submersible/ drillship and Jack-up drilling and subsea equipment deployment overview
  • Drilling rig safety equipment and philosophy
  • DP operations including POSMOOR for applicable vessels
  • Emergency power systems
  • Cantilever and drill floor skidding equipment and operations
  • Jack up jacking systems/ leg lock systems operational overview
  • Fire protection systems (passive and active)

Production Vessels Marine Operations Offshore /Offshore Pipelaying / Offshore Windfarm/ Oil & Gas Operations

  • Introduction to mooring and production operations
  • Introduction to ballast operations on an FPSO
  • Production cargo operations overview
  • Working diagrams on the vessels topside process system and equipment and an overview on how it operates
  • The FPSO and types of turret and its application
  • Pipelaying vessels
  • Submarine pipelines and installation – S-lay installation / J-lay installation
  • Windfarm/Oil & Gas jack-up Operations

Anchor Handling and Supply Vessel Operations / Miscellaneous Offshore Vessels and Equipment

  • Introduction to anchor handling and supply vessels
  • Equipment on an Anchor handling vessel
  • Safe practice on an anchor handler
  • Communication during anchor handling
  • Anchor handling techniques
  • Supply boat cargo systems (bulk and mud systems)
  • Safety standby vessels and their applications
  • Heavy lift vessels and submersible heavy lift vessels (float-over type)
  • The Shuttle Tanker
  • Remote operated vehicles (ROVs) and their applications
  • Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRUs)
  • Diving support ships (DSVs)
  • Accommodation vessels and their applications

Introduction to Offshore Legislation and Governing Bodies / Logistic Operations Offshore /Oil Spill Response

  • Types of legislation
  • Look at different types of governing bodies
  • Management Systems
  • Introduction to offshore Logistics (HSE requirements offshore and overview of overseas legislative authorities NPD etc.)
  • IMDG code
  • Transportation of dangerous good by air code
  • Hazardous substances storage and the environment
  • Radioactive material and storage
  • Introduction to oil spill response
  • Communication during an oil spill
  • Oil spill reporting
  • Equipment used to clean up oil spills
  • SOPEP offshore regulations
  • ISO 9001 Regulations
  • MARPOL regulations

Health and Safety for the Oil and Gas Industry / Accident Investigation Offshore /Safety Case History for Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

  • Outline of safety in the oil and gas industry
  • Safety systems used offshore
  • LOLER lifting regulations overview
  • Global Industry standard training required
  • Safety duties regarding SOLAS
  • Look at accident investigation
  • Methods off investigation
  • Reporting after investigation
  • Lessons learned following an investigation
  • Look at industry safety record
  • Understand how the current safety legislation was created
  • Look at case studies of incidents and their impact on the industry