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The Rig School™ – Intro to Offshore Operations – A PETEX Legacy for Over 35 Years!

3.3 CEUs, 35 CPEs for Texas Accountants, 24 CEs for TDI Licensees, 27 CEs for Texas Landmen, and 2.75 MCLEs for Texas Lawyers

Now awarding CEs for Insurers, CPEs for Texas Accountants, and CEs for Landmen!

Provides the basics of offshore drilling operations. Explains the environment, logistics, equipment, procedures, safety requirements, emergency response, and regulations unique to petroleum exploration, drilling, and production activities offshore. Includes an overview of petroleum economics and investment decision-making specific to the offshore industry.

Length: 4.5 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Geology and geophysics in offshore exploration
  • Offshore lease acquisition
  • Offshore drilling production
  • Well planning and business aspects
  • Maritime and state law and offshore regulations
  • Offshore storage and terminals
  • Offshore catastrophes and emergency response
  • Insurance for offshore operation
  • Economics of offshore exploration and development
  • Recommended For

  • New employees
  • Attorneys
  • Insurance, finance, and administrative personnel
  • Anyone who needs a basic knowledge of offshore operations

  • Included with Course:

  • Catered lunch daily; beverages and snacks provided
  • Industry field trips
  • Evening social and networking events
  • Course materials including instructor presentations
  • Recommended books:
    A Primer of Offshore Operations, 3rd edition
    and A Dictionary for the Oil and Gas Industry, 2nd edition

  • Download a brochure for our Introductory Drilling Courses (PDF–1.75 MB).

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