Training of service and operations personnel continues to be one of the most important aspects of any maintenance operation. We offer training classes that have proven to be very cost-effective by being practical to the needs of a specific operation. Special emphasis classes can be formulated to meet the needs as they are outlined by operations and management personnel. Over the years I have held training classes for more than 20,000 students at locations central to field operations at various locations in Canada, the United States and overseas.
Those attending ranged from roughnecks, drillers, derrick men, tool pushers, senior engineers, maintenance planners, operations managers, mechanics, parts men, safety and company presidents. Preventive maintenance service training can be one of the most cost-effective tools in which your company can invest.
Popular Training Courses
Service Rig Maintenance
This course is designed to provide field and operations personnel with a practical understanding of maintenance issues associated with prime movers that power a service rig and support components. The session gives special attention to diesel engines, and assists participants with making deliberate and calculated maintenance decisions, placing an equal emphasis on both troubleshooting and the determination of the cause of failure.
Also reviewed are auxiliary equipment and components found on a typical service rig. A complete set of course materials is included.
Drilling Rig Maintenance
This course is designed to provide field and operations personnel with a practical understanding of maintenance issues associated with prime movers that power an SCR powered or mechanical drilling rig. The session gives special attention to diesel engines, and assists participants with making deliberate and calculated maintenance decisions, placing an equal emphasis on both troubleshooting and the determination of the cause of failure.
Also reviewed are auxiliary equipment and components found on a typical land drilling rig. A complete set of course materials is included.
Less supervisory people, less inventory, less shop space, less mechanical staff, less after-hours call outs, less telephone calls, less stress, less surprises
It seems that our industry is full of low expectations because we have become conditioned to believe that equipment, and the people who operate it, will let us down. That has been the past experience and expectation. Why!? Because, in the past, that has been our experience, and that has taught us what we believe to be the natural reality. Not so!
- Reduced NPT (Non Productive Time)
- Trained and skilled personnel
- Reduced ‘in stock’ inventory
- Reduced unscheduled maintenance
- Reliable Safe working environment
It’s a marriage – man and machine – and they have to get along
More than that, man has to understand the machine and make the proper choices to promote optimum equipment health: reliability, uptime, efficiency, and understanding that proper Preventive Maintenance (PM) will outlast the previous boundaries and set ‘new normal’ reliability standards. Increased output, reduced operational costs = increased output revenue $$$. These dollars go directly to the bottom line.
Increased output is not something that you have to strive to achieve; it is a natural outcome of a smart operation and making smart choices from reliable data.
Downtime: The most feared enemy of every contractor
The rig is only as reliable as its weakest component/person. Downtime costs big money in:
- The element of surprise and people’s reaction to the failure
- Immediate loss of production – there is no negotiation – it’s over!
- Scheduling and repairing, gaining control of shut-down time
- Parts, hotshots, communications, and inconvenience to field operations
- Embarrassment of downtime costs that may reflect on the reputation of the contractor
- Tarnished reputation that may affect future contract possibilities
Alert Systems Ltd. has already trained over 22,000 rig personnel worldwide on good preventive maintenance practices
Learn the basics, make the right choices, react to situations wisely, and the results will follow naturally.