MODU Inspection

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MODU Inspection course is designed to give the delegates an insight into Rig inspection programme as per API guidelines. The course discusses at length requirements as per API RP – 4G, 7L, 8B, 9B and 54 as applicable to Rig Inspection.

Target Audience

Marine Warranty Surveyors who intend to conduct inspection of Rigs and Drilling equipment.


Course Content


Day -1 Introduction to Drilling:

  • Drilling Rig Types & their Components.
  • Surface and Subsea Drilling techniques
  • Offshore Drilling Units and Associated Equipment.
  • Blowout Prevention (BOP) & Motion Compensation System
  • Formation Tests and Formation Damage

Day -2 Structural Inspection as per API Guidelines:

  • API RP 4G -Procedures for Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Drilling and Well Servicing Structures
  • API RP 7L – Procedures for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, and Remanufacture of Drilling Equipment
  • API RP 8B – Procedures for Inspections, Maintenance, Repair, and Remanufacture of Hoisting equipment
  • API RP 9B – Application, Care, and Use of Wire Rope for Oil Field Service
  • API RP 54–Occupational safety for oil and gas well drilling and servicing operations

MODU Inspection

The blowout on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20th 2010, whilst drilling the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, significantly raised worldwide awareness of the risks involved in offshore oil & gas operations. In addition to the tragic loss of eleven lives, the blowout released nearly five million barrels of oil into the waters of the Gulf, and is considered to be the world’s largest accidental oil spill from offshore operations.

In order to ensure a high level of safety in the European offshore oil & gas industry, the European Parliament and Council subsequently published Directive 2013/30/EU on safety of offshore oil and gas operations (OSD), amending Directive 2004/35/EC, obliging Member States to introduce implementing legislation covering wide-ranging requirements for safety and environmental protection during offshore oil & gas operations. One of the key obligations was the creation of national Competent Authorities to regulate such aspects for offshore oil & gas installations in their waters.

Under the Directive, a fundamental role of a Competent Authority (CA) is to oversee compliance by operators and owners, including by inspections, investigations and enforcement actions.

Discussions with Member States’ representatives at the European Union Offshore Authorities Group (EUOAG) have identified the need for sharing good practise concerning Competent Authorities’ inspections to ensure better consistency of approaches.

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
60,0002 days 10:00-18:00On Demand