Oilfield Essentials: Drilling Rig Operations

API Standards

Well control equipment

Introduction to Rigging Up and Down

Why This Course Is Essential

Knowledge is the key to a safe operation!

Welcome to the crucial and insightful course “Drilling Rig Operations” designed specifically for the drilling industry. This course is the sixth instalment in our comprehensive “Oilfield Essentials” series. For a well-rounded understanding and to complete the series, we encourage you to explore the additional courses.

Step into the core of drilling operations with our meticulously crafted course, “Oilfield Essentials: Drilling Rig Operations”. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive insight into the fundamental aspects of oilfield operations, aligning with the prestigious standards set by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), International Well Control Forum (IWCF), and American Petroleum Institute (API). With a blend of theoretical knowledge insights, this course is structured to cater to individuals at various levels of experience, from novices to seasoned professionals in the oilfield sector.

Structured into nuanced lessons, this course covers a spectrum of essential topics including an introduction to drilling, equipment maintenance, rigging, bit selection, emergency response procedures, and much more. Each lesson is meticulously curated to provide a well-rounded understanding of the critical aspects governing oilfield operations.

Benefits to Companies: Embracing the “Oilfield Essentials” course is a prudent step towards ensuring that your workforce is well-versed with the standardized practices and protocols of the industry. This course aids in fostering a culture of safety, efficiency, and compliance within your organization, which is pivotal for achieving operational excellence and regulatory compliance. Moreover, the knowledge acquired through this course empowers employees to tackle real-world challenges on the drilling floor with confidence and competence.

Compliance with International Standards: The course is tailored to comply with the international standards set by ISO and CPD, ensuring that the content is aligned with the current industry benchmarks. This alignment not only enhances the relevance and applicability of the course content but also ensures that the personnel are trained to the highest standards of safety and operational efficiency.

Knowledge Benefits for New and Existing Employees: For newcomers, this course serves as a robust foundation, providing a comprehensive understanding of the oilfield operational landscape. For seasoned professionals, it offers a valuable opportunity to refresh and update their knowledge aligning with the latest industry standards. The course fosters a culture of continuous learning and improvement, which is instrumental in advancing one’s career in this dynamic industry.

Employment and Career Advancement: Armed with the knowledge and insights acquired from the “Oilfield Essentials” course, individuals are better positioned to venture into and excel in the oilfield sector. Whether you are seeking to kickstart your career or ascend to higher positions within the organization, this course is a valuable asset. It not only enhances your employability but also opens up avenues for career advancement, underscoring your commitment to adhering to industry standards and contributing to organizational success.

Embark on this enlightening expedition into the heart of oilfield operations, and equip yourself with the essential knowledge and skills required to thrive in the exhilarating yet challenging world of drilling operations.

In less than six hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate drilling and intervention related hazards, effectively manage risks, and promote a culture of safety in the drilling industry. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of drilling and intervention projects.


This course is designed for workers, supervisors, and safety professionals in the oil and gas industry who are responsible for ensuring the well safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of oilfield procedures and best practices. 


  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only half a day
  • Designed for anyone, in drilling and intervention, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in fishing operations.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – multiple construction site topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.


Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of fishing operations:

  • Minimise risk of an incident.
  • Improve your safety culture
  • Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
  • Enhance your reputation within the oilfield industry.


By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities for fishing operations
  • Identify and report on potential hazards
  • Assess workplace safety levels
  • Comply with the national and international standards

The average time needed to complete the course is 6 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70%

World Safety Family

Who benefits From This Course

Everyone! oilfield safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 52 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate