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Coal seam gas and mining land rigs.


Planned maintenance and accurate inspections are important in minimising rig downtime and injury to personnel.

The coal seam gas and mining land rigs workshop provides proven procedures and techniques for the inspection and maintenance of equipment found on various types of drilling rigs. Attendees learn how to identify and implement the correct standards and thus increase personnel safety and protect the asset.

This International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) accredited workshop deals with the most common faults found in drilling operations throughout the coal seam gas and mining industries. Strong emphasis is placed on the relevant Australian standards and state-based regulations as well as American Petroleum Institute (API), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) codes.

You will learn to

  • Independently carry out basic (visual) rig inspections
  • Identify the major items which have an impact on safety and operation of the rig

  • Recognise indicators for the overall condition of a drilling rig

  • List the relevant standards

  • Evaluate basic maintenance and inspection procedures on the rig to identify compliance with good working practice and industry standards

  • Discuss typical equipment used on coal seam gas and mining drilling rigs in Australia

  • Describe the main inspection criteria for capital equipment

This workshop deals with the most common equipment faults and recurring problems found during more than 6,000 drilling rig surveys performed by Lloyd's Register. It describes and explains the working principles of major drilling equipment using detailed examples from Lloyd's Register's technical inspection database.


The Coal Seam Gas and Mining Land Rigs Workshop consists of four days of interactive classroom sessions with ample time for group participation and discussion.

Additionally, Lloyd's Register provides attendees with the following:

  • A checklist format for major equipment, which assists with correct maintenance and inspections

  • Multiple examples of good and bad practices, including photos

  • Presentation of improvements and new designs of drilling equipment

  • Additional explanation of the workshop manual

Day 1
Entry test
Drawworks, swivel, top drive
Crown block, travelling block
Driller console, derrick, winches


Day 2
Lifting and handling equipment
Mud pumps, mud system, shale shakers
Diesel engines, air compressor, crane


Day 3
Brakes, electrical safety equipment
Drilling and safety equipment
Pollution control
Hydraulic equipment, ram preventor
Annular preventor, valves


Day 4
Choke and kill manifold
Blowout preventer (BOP) hydraulic power unit (HPU)
Final exam and course evaluation

Your future development

The coal seam gas and mining land rigs workshop is fully accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).

Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants receive a certificate of completion accredited by the IADC. This certificate is valid for five years.

Candidates who have completed this workshop and would like to extend their knowledge further are encouraged to attend other Lloyd's Register courses and training programmes.

Suitable for

This workshop is aimed at drilling supervisors, drilling engineers, drilling managers, maintenance managers, health, safety and environmental (HSE) consultants, tool pushers, mechanics, electricians, drillers and regulators.

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