Marine Operations

Rig Move Operations

Duration:  3 days
Per Delegate:  £2,095.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Planning a rig move operation
  • Review of certification and documents required to carry out a safe and cost effective rig move
  • Different types of equipment and processes involved in a rig move operation
  • Rig move mobilisation

Course Content

  • Rig moving operations
  • Offshore requirements and mobilisation
  • Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Towing operations
  • Weather restrictions
  • Site survey data
  • Jacking operations
  • RPD (Rack Phase Difference)
  • Anchor deployment and recovery operations in both conventional and deep water
  • Time estimates
  • Trigger points
  • Weather window
  • Insurance cross tensioning of anchors
  • Catenaries and mooring analysis
  • Pre-laying utilising one or two AHVs
  • Hook up operations
  • Standard and specialist mooring equipment
  • Transitioning between locations (towing or under power)
  • Safe havens - incidents and accidents
  • Certificates and documents required to carry out a afe and cost effective rig move
  • Stability and ballast control


Delegates will undertake a practical exercise to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes listed above.

PPE Requirements

PPE not required.

Further Information

This course uses a unique high fidelity mobile offshore unit rig simulator with hydraulically actuated motion to replicates all aspects of rig move operations. 

Target Audience
Target Audience

Tow Masters, Barge Masters, Rig Managers, OIM’s, Drilling Supervisors and Maintenance Personnel who are involved in either the planning of rig move operations. 


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