Oilfield Essentials: Workover Hoist Operations

Oilfield Essentials: Workover Hoist Operations

Oilfield Standards

Well Intervention

Heavy and light hoists

Why This Course Is Essential

Knowledge is the key to a safe operation!

Welcome to the crucial and insightful course “workover hoist Operations” designed specifically for the drilling and intervention industry. This course is the fourth 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.

In the dynamic and often high-stakes domain of the oil and gas industry, proficient handling of workover hoist operations stands as a linchpin to ensuring operational efficiency, safety, and environmental responsibility.

The “Oilfield Essentials: Workover Hoist Operations” course is meticulously curated to equip professionals and enthusiasts alike with the core competencies, knowledge, and practical insights indispensable for excelling in this realm.

Core Highlights:

  1. Well Intervention and Workover Hoist Fundamentals:
    • Embark on a comprehensive exploration of well intervention and workover operations, demystifying the critical role of workover hoists in well maintenance, repair, and enhancement.
  2. Workover Equipment and Maintenance:
    • Delve into the intricate world of workover equipment, its maintenance, and the protocols ensuring its optimal performance and longevity, thereby minimizing operational hitches.
  3. Well Abandonment Procedures:
    • Grasp the structured and meticulous processes entailed in well abandonment, ensuring environmental safety and compliance with regulatory stipulations.
  4. Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Considerations:
    • Immerse into the paramount HSE considerations, encapsulating the industry’s ethos of safeguarding personnel, communities, and the environment.
  5. Crew Management and Communication:
    • Master the art and science of effective crew management and communication, fostering a harmonious and productive work environment.


  • Reduced Accidents and Incidents:
    • By imparting a profound understanding of workover hoist operations and the associated risks, the course significantly contributes to reducing accidents and incidents, thereby safeguarding assets and lives.
  • Empowerment of Personnel:
    • The course empowers personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary for competent performance, promoting a culture of safety and operational excellence.
  • Enhanced Employment Prospects:
    • Individuals armed with the knowledge and certification from this course significantly enhance their employment prospects within the industry, opening doors to a myriad of roles central to workover operations.
  • Value Addition to Companies:
    • Companies investing in this course for their personnel stand to reap substantial returns through improved operational efficiency, reduced downtimes, and a notable reduction in accident-related costs.
  • Well Control Proficiency:
    • The course underscores the importance of well control, cultivating proficiency among the crew which is indispensable in averting potential calamities during operations.

This course is a conduit to not only individual professional advancement but also organizational excellence in workover hoist operations. Its comprehensive curriculum, real-world applicability, and emphasis on safety make it a valuable investment for both individuals aspiring to carve a niche in this domain and companies keen on soaring to new pinnacles of operational success.

In less than six hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate construction-related hazards, effectively manage risks, and promote a culture of safety in the oil and gas 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 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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14 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 35 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate