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Dynamic positioning (dp) drilling refresher course

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This simulator based training aims to refresh the theoretical knowledge of the working principles and the main elements of a DP system, to enhance the skills of the individual DPO. The course builds on to the knowledge gained during DPO certification and previous experience of the participants. It aims to refresh the theoretical knowledge of the working principles of the DP system, including the function of the DP control loop and associated operational settings. Furthermore, the purpose of the course is to refresh knowledge of the main elements of a DP system (Power, Thrusters, Position Reference Systems, Sensors) with focus on drilling industry specific design solutions, and guidelines to enhance the skills of the individual DPO. The participants will be formally assessed on both knowledge and skills to determine individual competence levels.



Course Content Content of the course is:
  • Definitions and working principles of the DP system and function of the control loop.
  • Position reference system working principles and common error sources, focused on Acoustics and GNSS.
  • Internal handling of PRS and sensor data in the DP system, including associated operational settings and impact of same.
  • Power plants and DP power management, operational considerations and associated failures and limitations.
  • Thrusters: Different designs, degradation factors, failure modes and DP operational setting (Allocation, bias etc)
  • Environmental impacts (current, rip tides/solitons, wind, wind squalls, sea state and swell), and associated operational considerations.
  • Planning of DP operations, including; WSOG process, purpose and application. CAM and TAM and operational checklists.
  • DP equipment classes, redundancy requirements and concepts according to current rules and guidelines, including FMEA process and purpose.
All theory is put into a practical context during full mission simulator exercises on both mono hull and semi-submersible drilling units. The course utilizes the participants experience gained from real operations on board DP drilling rigs, and allows the sharing of knowledge and best practice. ASSESSMENT The participants are individually assessed, in two steps, at the end of the course.
  • Theoretically; by means of a 40-question multiple choice test.
  • Practically; by means of an individual simulator exercise.
Pass and fail criteria in relation to score and reactions, can be individually agreed with client. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Licensed DP Operators holding a certificate from an industry recognized certification scheme.

Course Objectives After the course, the participants will:
  • Have refreshed/reinforced their understanding of the general working principle of the DP system and the function of the DP control loop.
  • Have reinforced their understanding of equipment specific settings and parameters and how they effect the above mentioned control loop and the operation.
  • Have a refreshed understanding of Hydro Acoustic Position Reference Systems, their working principles and common error sources in different modes of operation, including USBL, LBL and as aid to inertial systems.
  • Have a refreshed understanding of the GNSS system for vessel positioning, its working principle and common error sources.
  • Have a refreshed understanding of error source mitigation methods related to above PRS principles. This includes internal handling of position reference and sensor data in the DP system i.e.  validation tests, voting systems and associated operational settings.
  • Have a refreshed knowledge of the most common power systems used on modern DP drilling units, including different philosophies for distribution (open/closed bus bar, black out recovery, and common failure modes)
  • Have a refreshed knowledge of commonly used thruster designs, associated degradation factors, failure modes and DP operational settings such as allocation modes and Bias.
  • Have a refreshed understanding of the impact of various environmental disturbances during DP operation.
  • Have a reinforced understanding of the importance of DP operation planning and methods for same, with emphasis on risk based planning (WSOG, TAM, CAM)
  • Have an updated/refreshed knowledge of the DP equipment classes, different redundancy concepts and FMEA processes in relation to current industry rules and guidelines.
  • Have applied key parts of the theory in practice during full mission simulator exercises and active learning sessions. During the exercises, the participants will be exposed to various DP failure modes and contingency scenarios, forcing them to act according to the WSOG and best practice.
All Simulator exercises are debriefed in the classroom.

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