Course description

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

NAFTA is pleased to deliver Drilling Rig Inspection (RI) courses which teach the inspection and maintenance procedures required to ensure integrity.

Candidates will 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.

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

Additionally, we provide the candidates with the following:

  • A checklist format for major equipment to assist with correct maintenance and inspections.
  • Multiple examples of good and bad practices, including photos.
  • A presentation of improvements and new designs of drilling equipment.
  • Further explanation of the workshop manual.


This 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


Course content

  • Introduction
  • Drawworks, rotary table, top drive, swivel
  • Crown block, travelling block, derrick, winches Lifting and handling equipment
  • Mud pumps
  • Mud processing equipment
  • Diesel engines, air compressors
  • Eddy current brake
  • Electrical safety in hazardous areas
  • Ram blowout preventers (BOP) part 1 and part 2
  • Annular preventers, gate valves
  • Choke and kill manifold including the mud gas separator
  • General safety, pollution control, jacking systems and cranes
  • BOP Hydraulic power unit (HPU)

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