Rig Inspection Workshop - LR, Platform- & JU 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 onland rigs, platform rigs and jack-up rigs. Candidates 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 and 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 the 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 toidentify compliance with good workingpractices and industry standards
  • Understand the basics of well control equipment operation



Workshop Content

This workshop 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.

The workshop 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 attendees 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

Introduction and entry test

Drawworks, rotary table, top drive, swivel

Crown block, travelling block, derrick, winches Lifting and handling equipment


Day 2 

Mud pumps

Mud processing equipment

Diesel engines, air compressors

Eddy current brake

Electrical safety in hazardous areas

Day 3 

Ram BOPs 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


Day 4 


Final exam

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 completion 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 are available 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 Training Academy courses and training programmes.  


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

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