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Perform rig floor operations

Unit Descriptor This unit covers the performance of rig floor operations in the drilling industry. It includes: planning and preparing for rig floor operations, selecting handling equipment, handling tubulars and equipment, preparing and running drill string, preparing, running and cementing casing, preparing, running and cementing casing, running cement stinger assembly (non standard), assisting in preparation and running of blow out prevention (BOP), examining and servicing drill floor equipment, and maintaining a high standard of rig husbandry Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

1 . Plan and prepare equipment

  1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

  2. Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions for the allocated task

  3. Identify, manage and report all potential hazards

  4. Conform to safe working practices and current legislative and operational requirements

  5. Resolve coordination requirements with others at the site prior to commencing and during work activities

  6. Confirm availability of required quantities and type of consumables

  7. Identify errors, omissions and shortages and take appropriate remedial action within functional responsibility

2 . Select handling equipment

  1. Identify and select equipment appropriate for the work to be performed and conforming to operational requirements

  2. Confirm equipment is functional and fit for the purpose and the environment in which it will be used

  3. Identify faults in the equipment and take appropriate remedial action taken within functional responsibility

3 . Handle tubulars and equipment

  1. Position tubulars and equipment according to operational requirements

  2. Make and break connections safely

  3. Identify faults and defects accurately and take appropriate remedial action within functional responsibility

  4. Handle equipment using safe lifting and handling techniques

  5. Record data accurately at appropriate times and frequencies

4 . Prepare and run drill

  1. Obtain and wear personal protective equipment, appropriate to task

  2. Measure and record all down hole tools and pipe to assist driller

  3. Convey pipe and tools to drill floor with protectors fitted and in accordance with company safety operating procedures

  4. Check tongs and slip dies for cleanliness and sharpness and secure long lines

  5. Inspect, service and operate manual slips correctly

  6. Operate make-up and break-out manual tongs correctly

  7. Move drill floor drilling tools and equipment in accordance with operating procedures

  8. Apply correct manual handling techniques

  9. Conduct thread cleaning, inspection and lubrication safely

  10. Make up and run drill string, applying correct use of chain tongs, safety clamps, rig tongs, slips and elevators

5 . Prepare, run and cement casing

  1. Prepare casing in accordance with rig operating procedures

  2. Prepare shoe joints in accordance with company and manufacturer's requirements

  3. Prepare well heads/casing hangers

  4. Prepare running tools and cementing equipment

  5. Check lifting appliances, identify and report faults

  6. Check and prepare handling equipment

  7. Prepare casing centralisers correctly

  8. Prepare and install guide frames as required

  9. Prepare appropriate well control equipment and mitigation control equipment in accordance with site requirements

  10. Run casing in correct sequence

  11. Fill casing safely

  12. Connect appropriate cement line as per company procedure

  13. Carry out cementing room duties while mixing

  14. Assist as directed in preparing, running and cementing of cementing casings

6 . Run cement stinger assembly (non-standard)

  1. Land casing at appropriate joint

  2. Assemble appropriate equipment to run cement stinger

  3. Run drill pipe stringer inside casing as per rig specific operating procedure

7 . Assist in preparation and running of blow out prevention (BOP) stack, riser and diverter package

  1. Prepare running BOP equipment in accordance with rig operating procedures

  2. Position BOP over the wellhead using the appropriate system

  3. Assemble and check riser running equipment

  4. Assemble and check appropriate pressure test caps

  5. Assemble and check appropriate handling equipment

  6. Assemble and check riser angle beacon and hole positioning equipment

8 . Examine and service drill floor equipment

  1. Read, interpret and apply lubrication schedules

  2. Carry out lubrication in accordance with company and manufacturer's requirements

  3. Identify and use correct types and quantities of lubricants for applications

  4. Check drawworks, rotary table, swivel, all valves, including standpipe and choke and kill valves, wirelines and hoists and identify, report and rectify faults as appropriate

9 . Maintain a high standard of rig husbandry

  1. Maintain drill floor and equipment to company standard

  2. Keep tools and portable equipment clean, well maintained and correctly stowed

  3. Seal and stow flammable substances according to manufacturer's and statutory requirements

  4. Keep covers and gratings in place, except when in use

  5. Maintain tongs, slips and dies in a clean and sharp condition

  6. Maintain non skid surfaces clean and free from oil and grease

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
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Range Statement

Relevant compliance documentation may include:

Work instructions may come from briefings, handovers, plans and work orders and may be written or verbal, formal or informal and may include:

Hazards may include:

Coordination requirements may include:

Remedial action taken to deal with errors, omissions and shortages may include:

Record of information may include:

Equipment may include:

Tubulars may include:

Evidence Guide

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to worksite operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Method of assessment

This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency.

The assessment strategy for this unit must verify required knowledge and skill and practical application using more than one of the following assessment methods:

Guidance information for assessment

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