The intermediate level Rig Mechanic Programme (RMP) forms part of the tri-level Lloyd's Register educational curriculum (introductory, intermediate and advanced) and is specifically directed at drilling industry maintenance staff.
This Internation Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) accredited programme is the next step for candidates who have completed the introductory Rig Mechanical Course (RMC) and all persons interested in further specialising as mechanics in drilling departments.
You will learn
The aims of this programme are to:
Expose trainees to various types of equipment, operating procedures, compliance regulations, maintenance tasks and general rig operations
Ensure a smooth transition into the drilling industry, in order to fulfil the role of a Rig Mechanic
Ensure that Rig Mechanics are familiar with the components, safe operation and maintenance of systems on a drilling rig
Expose the fundamental components of both land and offshore drilling rigs; through the use of field-based exercises and assessments, trainees are challenged to apply new skills in relation to the identification, location, layout and functioning of rig equipment
Use planned maintenance procedures to ensure that maintenance is carried out to the standard expected in today's drilling industry and that applicable systems are understood
The syllabus comprises an extensive overview of the majority of equipment configurations associated with drilling units and ongoing learning is a key component of the programme.
Your future development
Upon successful completion of the RMP assignment and exams, candidates receive a certificate of completion which is accredited by the IADC.
Motormen who are candidates for promotion
New employees who have successfully completed their probationary period
Apprenticeship personnel in a mechanical or marine engineering discipline
Mechanics in heavy industry sectors
Mining and marine industry personnel
Defence force personnel with a trade background
Candidates who have completed the RMC
The programme consists of both theoretical and practical components, divided into two 5-day sessions. Between the two sessions the trainees are required to complete tasks and assignments. Exams are taken at the end of each session to assess the candidates' competence and areas for further development are identified.
|Recap Day 1|
|Recap Day 2|
|Crown and travelling blocks|
|Recap Day 3|
|Mud pumps (part 2)|
|Diesel engines (part 1)|
|Recap Day 4|
|Diesel engines (part 2)|