Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Rigs & Rig Equipment

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Although drilling rigs differ greatly in outward appearance and method of deployment, all rotary rigs have the same basic drilling equipment. The main component parts of a rotary rig are:

  1. Power system
  2. Hoisting system
  3. Circulating system
  4. Rotary system
  5. Well control system

The rig is basically comprised of a derrick, the drawworks with its drilling line, crown block and traveling block, and a drilling fluid circulation system including the standpipe, rotary hose, drilling fluid pits and pumps. These components work together to accomplish the three main functions of all rotary rigs:

  1. Hoisting System
  2. Circulating System
  3. Rotating System

All of the components above require to be monitored and maintained and there will be an explanation on how some of these systems work to protect the capital equipment.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:

Module 1: Overview of Rig Types

  1. Functions
  2. Conventional Well Operations
  3. Verifying Barriers & Acceptance Criteria

Module 2: Hoisting & Rotating Equipment

  1. Crownblock & Drawworks etc
  2. Kelly & Top Drives
  3. Handling equipment

Module 3: Circulating System & Instrumentation

  1. Mud System Key Components
  2. Instrumentation for Monitoring Rig Equipment


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Pictures, videos, and instructor’s shared experiences.
  2. The trainer’s knowledge.
  3. Pictures of the different pieces of equipment.
  4. The ability to present a large amount of information in a short time period.
  5. All. Especially appreciate availability of recording and presentation after the training is over.
  6. The descriptions and illustrations provided by the instructor.
  7. The instructor’s presentations were the best feature.
  8. Very informative.

Your expert Micro VILT trainer has over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. During that time, he has worked exclusively in well intervention and completions. After a number of years working for intervention service companies (completions, slickline & workovers), he joined Shell as a well service supervisor. He was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of all well intervention work on Shell’s Persian/Arabian Gulf platforms. This included completion running, coil tubing, e-line, slickline, hydraulic workovers, well testing and stimulation operations. An office-based role as a senior well engineer followed.

He was responsible for planning, programming and organising of all the well engineering and intervention work on a number of fields in the Middle East. He had a brief spell as a Site Representative for Santos in Australia before joining Petro-Canada as Completions Superintendent in Syria, then moved to Australia as Completions Operations Superintendent for Santos, before returning to Shell as Field Supervisor Completions and Well Interventions in Iraq where he carried out the first ever formal abandonment of a well in the Majnoon Field. While working on rotation, he regularly taught Completion Practices, Well Intervention, Well Integrity and Reporting & Planning courses all over the world. In 2014, he started to focus 100% on training and became the Technical Director for PetroEDGE.

Since commencing delivering training courses in 2008, he has taught over 300 courses in 31 cities in 16 countries to in excess of 3,500 participants.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

This course was enjoyable, informative, and well taught. It might be up for consideration as essential for the engineers and other technical people that have not been involved with well drilling operations.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

The Virtual Training class was beneficial and the Instructor was knowledgeable. My personal knowledge of Rigs and Rig Equipment is very limited. The class improved my overall understanding.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

The trainer did a great job at presenting a lot of information with real world examples. I will be on the lookout for future courses offered by PetroEDGE.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA