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Certificate in Marine Drilling

Your complete professional development course on marine drilling - learn via tutored distance learning

Starts: 21st September 2017

Delivered by tutored distance learning

This popular professional development training explores the marine drilling sector as a central part of any offshore development, both in the exploration and production phases. The course delivers a comprehensive A-to-Z explanation of offshore drilling as part of the full subsea field development process.

Drilling rig components and marine drilling systems are explained in detail, as well as methods of rig mooring and positioning, issues of drilling safety and blowout prevention. New drilling approaches and highly automated rigs are discussed, with examples and case studies from field developments around the world.

Hear more about the why you should study this fantastic programme from the Course Director


On completing this course you will have an understanding of:

  • Identify and explain the drilling rig components and marine drilling systems in detail
  • Analyse different methods of rig mooring and positioning
  • Explore issues of drilling safety and blowout prevention
  • Discover new drilling approaches and highly automated rigs
  • Define and describe all the major rig drilling types including:
    • Jack-up drilling rigs
    • Semi-submersible drilling rigs
    • Drillships
    • Drilling barges
    • Tender assisted drilling rigs

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 21 September 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1394.10 / US$1812.60  -  £1549 / US$2014+ VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

An interesting and interactive course. Not only very useful for novices to the industry, but also for experienced individuals for expanding and refreshing knowledge

Alex Clark,

Offshore Installation Manager/Master Mariner, Dolphin Drilling

  • Exploration, production and operations professionals wanting to focus on drilling
  • Marine superintendents, fleet managers and naval architects looking to increase their understanding of offshore support vessel operations
  • Roughnecks, drillers and technical employees wishing to widen their knowledge base
  • Oil and gas, subsea and marine engineers seeking new opportunities
  • Project, business development, marketing and logistics managers needing to understand the technical aspects of marine drilling
  • Petroleum professionals in supporting or aligned functions
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John Preedy PhD
Associate, Azur Offshore

Since leaving BP in 1992 John has continued working in the offshore oil industry through Azur Offshore Ltd, including activities in the assessment of emerging novel technologies, technical and economics audits, deepwater studies, production sharing agreement evaluations, safety and environmental issues. Clients have included Chevron UK, BP Exploration, British Gas, Technomare, Trident Consultants, Fina UK and Cameron France.

Find out more about John here.

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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Very important for people who want to improve their knowledge to enter the offshore marine drilling sector

Jesus Maria Garcia Mareco,

Chief Officer, Bourbon Offshore

Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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