Fearnley Procter FZE (A Fearnley International Group Company) is pleased to announce that it has certified through its Global NS-1 Accreditation Program the PBL By Pass System Tool.
DSI FZE (A Schoeller Bleckmann Company) approached Fearnley Procter to conduct a Level 2 Design Review on the following sizes of PBL’s 3.1/8″, 4.3/4″, 6.3/4″ & 8.1/4″ against the requirements of NS-1 Edition 3 Quality, Design, Inspection Requirements for New and Refurbished Drilling and Well Completion Equipment Standards.
A Level 2 design review evaluates that the product was designed with consideration to catastrophic failure avoidance. Evaluations are conducted based on failure modes commonly observed when equipment is used for purposes for which they were designed.
The relevant certification can be reviewed here
Photo showing Kevin Fearnley (CEO Fearnley International Group Limited) presenting the NS-1 Plaque to Gernot Bauer (President of DSI – PBL Bypass Systems) left of photo, at the Fearnley Procter Dubai Office.
The PBL Bypass System has provided a simple and reliable solution to various drilling problems, including lost circulation and limited circulating rates for effective hole cleaning operations for over 20 years. The tool is a component of the bottom hole assembly and it is located above the MWD and LWD tools. It is hydraulically activated (ball activated) and simple enough to be operated by rig personnel directly and does not necessitate DSI personnel on site. A special feature of the tool is, that whenever pumps are turned off, the sleeve shifts to the closed position and isolates the ports, which eliminates the u-tube effect and assures full well integrity.
As part of our ongoing commitments to the Industry and our client base, Fearnley Procter International (A Fearnley International Group Company) will be re-issuing their Technical Bulletins which are aimed at lessons learnt through our ongoing equipment failure investigations and updated accordingly.
Here is our first revision of Technical Bulletin 01. Value of ACFM Inspection:
As well as these previously published Technical Bulletins being revised and released over the coming weeks we are completing a new Technical Bulletin Release on Drillstring Vibration and its effects on Drillstring Failures.
Fearnley International Group “The original Drillstring Experts”
Are you asking suppliers, or being asked, to meet Q1 for Manufacturing Oil & Gas Equipment?
At Fearnley International, we deliver courses to suit our client’s needs, whether that is at your location or one of our many training facilities worldwide. (View our global training calendar: https://www.fp.international/download-file/75)
Please see our new scheduled dates and course details for:
1 Day Q1 Awareness
Designed for management representatives, quality assurance personnel, and supplier assessment personnel.
3 Day Q1 Internal Auditor
Designed for an organisations management, supervisory and quality personnel who have responsibility within the organisation’s quality management system for meeting Q1 requirements.
5 Day Q1 Lead Auditor
For training in the principles and practices of undertaking Q1 quality management system audits
For more information and to book: https://www.fp.international/book-courses
Fact – stuck pipe incidents are expensive. Fact – incorrectly handled they become more expensive. What was your company’s most expensive stuck pipe incident? …. Want to know how to avoid them and stop costs escalating …
The best defence against stuck pipe is a good rig team who can listen to the well and react accordingly. If the team understands the principles involved, has awareness of the hazards and how to avoid exacerbating a situation, the likelihood of non-productive time and associated cost is minimised. Fearnley Procter investigate multiple stuck pipe incidents annually and draw on these learnings to develop the knowledge of Drilling Team members from the Operator, Drilling Contractor and Service Company communities. This enables crews to identify potential risks and use surface and down hole trends to spot any problems early, thus delivering savings and efficiency gains through the reduction of operational down time.
To see how that is done and how to use our knowledge to stop stuck pipe costs getting out of control, look at the topics in our team development programme for ‘Stuck Pipe Prevention’.
Designed with the Drilling Team in mind and run by an experienced Supervisor with extensive experience dealing with Stuck Pipe, our next workshops take place in Aberdeen on 28th March & May 11th. The principle topic areas covered include Stuck Pipe Mechanisms & Identification, Hole Cleaning, Wellbore Stability and reviews the operation of Jars and considerations when Jarring.
Getting the Training you need in Q1 or Q2 for your company’s position in the Oil & Gas Industry – and then where needed the Assessment Certification – can be a lengthy and expensive process.
Knowing who you can rely on to complete the job Efficiently, Professionally and Cost-effectively – can prove difficult.
Fearnley Procter have been providing ‘Training Solutions and Certification’, plus ‘Audit and Assessment’ of quality management systems, equipment manufacture and inspection, for over 20 years on a global basis. And supporting the industry locally in Dubai/Abu Dhabi since opening our office here 9 years ago.
Because of this Knowledge and Experience, we can design both the Training you initially need and then the Audit that follows – so that it matches your companies objectives from either the products & services you supply – or those you purchase.
Initially the Training can be provided either as part of courses held at our own Training Centre in Aberdeen and Dubai – or held at your own offices. Courses are provided separately on Q1 and Q2 but in principle cover similar topics:
1 day Awareness – suitable for gaining the knowledge needed at the start or to educate others as to what the Q1 or Q2 specifications set down and how to move forward to meet them.
3 day Internal Auditor – for those who need to assess the condition of their own company, complete internal audits and eventually undertake those required for preparation of the final 3rd party independent assessment.
5 day Lead Auditor – will give your team the knowledge of how to complete external audits of suppliers to make sure that they meet the requirements of Q1 & Q2.
For end-users – these courses will help you insure that your suppliers meet the quality management requirements of Q1 or Q2.
For suppliers – once training certification and assessment is completed – not only will you be in a position to show that you meet those requirements but you would also qualify for an ISO 9001:2015 certificate. In fact if you already hold an ISO Certificate acquiring Q1 or Q2 certification will be less expensive.
You will also gain additional benefits as the NS-1™ & NS-2™ Accreditation Programme includes Q1 or Q2 assessment. So you can add the Q1/Q2 Certification to your NS-1™/NS-2™ Approval or add a NS-1™/NS-2™ Approval to your Q1/Q2 Certification – and at a reduced cost – as we do both.
Finally – if you book any combination of training & accreditation in Q1, Q2, NS-1™ or NS-2™ (DS-1® and API RP7G-2 are covered in our NS-2™ courses) or you are a NS-1™ or NS-2™ Standard holder – there are discounts on the total prices available thorough our Client Discount Programme.
For additional information and to book: https://www.fp.international/training-quality-management
Or email: [email protected]
Fearnley Procter International has been delivering training courses for over 25 years. QA/QC, Specialised Engineering and Training to reduce Non-Productive Time is our core business. By combining these skills into focused training programs, Fearnley Procter has become acknowledged as a global leader in this specialist-training field.
Therefore, we have the following courses available for the first half of 2017.
Whether you are looking for:
– Operational skill development to improve performance within your Well Team
– Q1, Q2 and ISO programmes for awareness, internal or lead audit status
– Certification to show your competency in the NS-1™ or NS-2™ Standards
Then our 27 years of knowledge and experience will provide you with the solution.
Our objective is the reduction of Non-production Time and if we can help achieve that with the personal development of team members or just making sure that manufacturer’s, rental companies and inspection teams hold certification of understanding and competency in the industry’s standards – then we are meeting our goal.
For further details on the following:
– Operation, Dilling and Well Engineering:
– Q1, Q2 and ISO:
– NS-1™ and NS-2™ Certification for Inspectors, Manufacturers and Rental Companies:
Or to book: https://www.fp.international/book-courses
To contact us directly, please email: [email protected]
Houston and Dubai are the locations for our next Fearnley Procter NS-1™, NS-2™ & Spec Q1 (API) Training Weeks –
designed to meet the needs of Operators, Inspection Teams, Manufacturers and Service Companies.
Drill Pipe & BHA Inspection
Houston 5th-7th December | Dubai 11th-13th December
Drilling & Rental Tool Inspection Awareness
Houston 8th December
Drillstring Manufacturing Awareness
Houston 9th December
Q1 Lead Auditor
Dubai 5th-9th December
All inspection courses include the requirements of API, DS-1®, NS-1™ & NS-2™.
The two Awareness courses are designed for operator support staff and suppliers.
Q1 Lead Auditors Course covers all the requirements of Spec Q1 (API).
1 day Awareness Course & 3 day Internal Auditor’s Course are also available.
Courses to be held at our Houston and Dubai Training Facilities.
Course programmes are below or on our website:
All course fees include a Certificate of Examination or Attendance.
10% DISCOUNT available for second candidates from the same company.
Fearnley Procter International are running the following two courses at our Dubai training facility this November:
Drill String Failure Prevention – Sunday 20th November
This 3 day course concentrates on recognising drill string failure mechanisms, covering what the crews can do to minimise the risk of a failure occurring and the correct handling of the drill string to prevent expensive remedial work.
View full training course brochure here: https://www.fp.international/download-file/62
Drill String Design – Tuesday 22nd November
This 3 day course covers the theory and practice of Drill String Design building up from simple vertical applications through to deviated wells. The focus is on ensuring a sound understanding of the relevant component properties and key considerations necessary for effective design. These elements are put into practice and reinforced with a range of classroom excercises to consolidate the course principles.
View full training course brochure here: https://www.fp.international/download-file/61
Our training Instructor Dom Hayes will be delivering both training courses. Dom has over 20 years experience with service & operator companies, consulting on drilling optimisation, ECD management, ERD & drill string dynamics. As Global Manager for the Training Product Line, Dom delivers the full range of Fearnley Procter Engineering courses both in the UK and Internationally.
View all our available courses here: https://www.fp.international/about-training
For more information or to book, please email [email protected]
Our 15th Technical Bulletins covers New Saver Sub Manufacturing Specifications
View in full here: https://www.fp.international/download-file/51
For more information or assistance, contact the FP Engineering Department on [email protected]
You can view all our Technical Bulletins here: https://www.fp.international/technical-bulletins-nih