The objective of this paper is to understand and identify key risks which an aging drilling rig is exposed to over period of time. Also, how the changing standards and codes impose challenging operational conditions for the drilling operators.

Scope of paper:

  • Drilling rigs which are more than 15 years old

  • Elements of 12 industry discipline which are key in drilling operations

  • Life Extension methodology for drilling rigs

12 key elements which are considered:

  1. Maintenance Strategy

  2. Electrical Equipment

  3. Rotating Equipment

  4. Static Equipment

  5. Information Technology Infrastructure

  6. Health Safety and Environment

  7. Tele- Communications Infrastructure

  8. Instrument and Control

  9. Piping

  10. Pipelines

  11. Laboratory

  12. Process Safety

You can access this article if you purchase or spend a download.