DERRICKMAN PROGRAM - 1
The Course Duration is Three weeks.
- Location 1
Both newly nominated and experienced Derrickmen, Floormen with minimum 2 years of experience in a floorman position. A Derrickman position has far more responsibilities and a more complex role than a Floorhand or a Roustabout. Derrickmen occasionally act as a supervisor to the crew or an assistant to the assistant driller. The Derrickman position requires a comprehensive knowledge of the entire Mud System from make-up and mixing of the mud, the chemicals and mud additives used, to the maintenance of the solids control system, Mud pit transfer lines, and to the Mud Pumps. The work also includes testing of the mud qualities and keeping the mud within the specifications required by both the Mud engineer in charge and the Driller or Assistant driller. Derrickmen have to be proficient in the operations of the Monkey Board and Stabbing Board during Tripping and Casing operations. Derrickmen is responsible for the maintenance and inspection of the Crown Block, Traveling Block, Swivel and Top Drive. When working on drilling operations, the Derrickman has to fully understand the process of well control and his role and duties during a well control incident or Hazardous mud chemical issues. The Derrickman program will cover the different elements of the rig. The knowledge elements will help assure that the person has received the proper training and has demonstrated their understanding of the tasks they will perform as a Derrickman in addition to some roles as an assistant to the Rig Assistant Driller. The program will cover theory-technical training of the drilling fluids, types of additives, mud mixing, circulating systems, maintenance of mud pumps, mud displacement calculations and other rig related components. The second part of the program will handle all aspects related to well control, hazards related to chemical handling, mud mixing, handling the monkey board and stabbing board, in addition to other important aspects related to HSE during the operations. The third part of the program will cover the practical area where students will be exposed to the exact tasks and duties of a Derrickman and will learn how to perform such duties properly, eﬃciently and safely. Furthermore, the students will be assessed to ensure they are fit for the position and can achieve the results expected from him during the rig operations.