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Drilling Rig Roughneck / Floorhand 1 Year (part-time)
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Drilling Rig Roughneck / Floorhand Short Courses

1 Year (part-time)

Available at: Drilling Academy (Ste. Madeline)


The Drilling Rig Roughneck course is designed to focus on the operations and duties that are normal to operations on the rig floor during Drilling, Tripping and Casing. The Roughneck is also termed as a Floorhand and is required to be knowledgeable and proficient in handling the tools and downhole components involved in the drilling of a well. The work involves being at the centre of the activities that take place around the well which must be done in a safe manner because of the inherent dangers associated with heavy components, large tools, high mechanical forces and pressures encountered in the circulation system and other operations.

Entry Requirements

Appropriate combination of Education and Industry Experience.

Students are required to complete three 4-hour sessions per week.

Programme Fee: $4000

Contact Hours: 130


APTITUDE UPON COMPLETION

  • Understanding of the principles of Physics that are involved in drilling.
  • Understanding of the Mud circulation system used in drilling, tripping and well control.
  • Understanding of the construction of a well and the stages involved through to completion.
  • Ability to identify and describe all tubulars and downhole components used in drilling.
  • Ability to prepare, handle and assemble drill stem components.
  • Understanding of the basics of Well control and their role during implementation.
  • Demonstration of the competency to work on the rig floor as a roughneck.

Modules

  1. Principals of Physics For Roughnecks – 16 hrs
  2. Tubulars and well construction – 40 hrs
  3. Mud Circulation system – 24 hrs
  4. Introduction to rig floor operations – 24 hrs
  5. Introduction to well control – 16hrs
  6. Practical training and assessment – 40 hrs

APTITUDE UPON COMPLETION

  • Understanding of the principles of Physics that are involved in drilling.
  • Understanding of the Mud circulation system used in drilling, tripping and well control.
  • Understanding of the construction of a well and the stages involved through to completion.
  • Ability to identify and describe all tubulars and downhole components used in drilling.
  • Ability to prepare, handle and assemble drill stem components.
  • Understanding of the basics of Well control and their role during implementation.
  • Demonstration of the competency to work on the rig floor as a roughneck.
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