Rig Inspection Workshop - Floating Rigs


In order to ensure optimum performance of your rig, reduce downtime and maintain safety of your personnel, planned maintenance and accurate inspections are essential. Lloyd’s Register Energy – Drilling’s Rig Inspection Workshop (RIW) teaches the inspection and maintenance procedures required to ensure equipment integrity on floating rigs.


Attendees 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.


Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at Drilling Supervisors, Drilling Engineers, Drilling Managers, HSE Consultants, Rig Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, Toolpushers, Drillers, Mechanics and Electricians.



After completing this workshop, the candidate will be able to:

  • Independently carry out a basic (visual) rig inspection.
  • Describe the main inspection criteria for major equipment.
  • Identify major items that have an impact on the safety and operation of a rig.
  • Recognize the indicators of the overall condition of a drilling rig
  • List the relevant standards (such as API) and their implications for drilling equipment
  • Understand the basics of EX equipment installed in hazardous areas
  • Evaluate basic maintenance and inspection procedures on the rig to identify compliance with good working practices and industry standards
  • Understand the basics of well control equipment operation


Workshop Content

The RIW deals with the most common equipment deficiencies and recurring problems found over the course of more than 5,000 drilling rig surveys performed by Lloyd's Register Energy – Drilling.  It describes and explains the working principles of major drilling equipment using detailed examples from our technical inspection database.



The RIW consists of four 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
  • Presentation of improvements and new designs of drilling equipment
  • Further explanation of the workshop manual


Day 1


Entry test


Crown block, travelling block and swivel

Driller's consol, derrick and air winches




Day 2

Lifting and handling equipment

Mud pumps

Mud processing equipment

Ram BOP and annular BOP



Day 3

BOP-mounted gate valves

Choke manifold

Mud/gas separator

BOP-lifting equipment

BOP hydraulic power unit

Diesel engines, emergency engines and air compressors


Day 4

Marine cranes

Elmagco brake

Electrical safety

Anchor winches

Drill string compensators, marine risers

Riser tensioners

Final exam and course evaluation 



The Rig Inspection Workshop is fully accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).


Upon successful completion of the course, candidates receive a certificate of comple¬tion accredited by the IADC. This certificate is valid for five years.  



The basic workshop is conducted over four days.


Additional modules may be added to the basic Rig Inspection Workshop to further develop candidates' knowledge in specific areas. In addition, customised workshops can be created for individual companies.


Educational path

Candidates who have completed the Rig Inspection Workshop and would like to extend their knowledge are encouraged to attend other Lloyd's Register Energy – Drilling courses and training programmes.


Please contact us for additional opportunities and training aimed at personal career development.

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