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Certificate in Marine Drilling

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

Starts: 15 September 2020

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Certificate in Marine Drilling

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.

When: 15 September 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate


Course Content | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Background to Marine Drilling
  • Mobile Marine Drilling Rigs
  • Drilling Rig Components
  • Marine Drilling Systems
  • Mobile Rig Station Keeping and Blow Out Preventer Systems
  • Field Development Case Studies and Advanced Drilling Approaches

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

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

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John Preedy PhD

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.

" 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