The Rig School – Intro to Offshore Operations

Provides the basics of offshore drilling operations. Explains the environment, logistics, equipment, procedures, safety requirements, emergency response, and regulations unique to petroleum exploration, drilling, and production activities offshore. Includes an overview of petroleum economics and investment decision-making specific to the offshore industry.

Included with Course:

  • Catered lunch daily; beverages and snacks provided
  • Industry field trips
  • Evening social and networking events
  • Course materials including instructor presentations
  • Recommended books: 
    A Primer of Offshore Operations, 3rd edition and A Dictionary for the Oil and Gas Industry, 2nd edition

Length: 4.5 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Geology and geophysics in offshore exploration
  • Offshore lease acquisition
  • Offshore drilling production
  • Well planning and business apses
  • Maritime and state law and offshore regulations
  • Offshore storage and terminals
  • Offshore catastrophes and emergency response
  • Insurance for offshore operation
  • Economics of offshore exploration and development

Recommended For

New employees; attorneys; insurance, finance, and administrative personnel; and anyone who needs a basic knowledge of offshore operations.