Conduct and maintain derrick operations

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver RIIOGD301A, 'Conduct and maintain derrick operations'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for derrick operations

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

1.2. Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions for the allocated task

1.3. Clarify difficulties in carrying out the instructions with the relevant personnel

1.4. Identify, manage and report all potential hazards

1.5. Resolve coordination requirements with others at the site prior to commencing and during work activities and ensure briefings/handover details are read/passed on

1.6. Confirm availability and status of necessary permits to work

1.7. Confirm availability of necessary third party utilities in accordance with operational requirements

1.8. Confirm availability of required quantities and type of consumables against operational requirements

1.9. Identify errors, omissions and shortages and take appropriate remedial action within functional responsibility

1.10. Inform driller of current operating conditions

2. Handle tubulars and equipment

2.1. Position tubulars and equipment according to operational requirements

2.2. Assist in making and breaking connections where appropriate

2.3. Identify faults and defects accurately and take appropriate remedial action within functional responsibility

2.4. Handle equipment using safe lifting and handling techniques

3. Inspect and perform routine maintenance of derrick and connected equipment

3.1. Inspect safety lines, ropes, air hoists, monkey board, sheaves, crown block, derrick bolts, pins and welds, and all other lines and equipment in or attached to the derrick

3.2. Lubricate air hoists, sheaves, crown block fast line guide

3.3. Replace defective parts and effect minor repairs

3.4. Perform jobs or tasks such as hanging back of travelling block, replacement of sheaves, as required

3.5. Complete pre-raise and pre-circulation checks in accordance with statutory and company procedures

4. Prepare for and drill surface hole

4.1. Establish circulation

4.2. Perform pre-spud safety checks

4.3. Check all connections and valves to floor are in proper position

4.4. Maintain drilling fluid volume and properties

4.5. Inform driller of current operating conditions

4.6. Maintain inventory of circulation system/parts

4.7. Check and record mud additives

4.8. Check availability of derrick casing equipment

4.9. Follow all operators' instructions

5. Participate in head-up and pressure test

5.1. preparations for necessary equipment changes

5.2. Prepare drilling fluid

5.3. Assist in nippling-up

5.4. Assist driller in BOP testing

6. Drill main hole

6.1. Consult driller and mud engineer's program, if available, and follow instructions

6.2. Maintain housekeeping and safe practices during drilling

6.3. Assist in completion or abandonment of well as required

6.4. Convert between metric and imperial

6.5. Record reading of depth, direction and azimuth accurately and legibly

7. Prepare to commence drilling operations

7.1. Align equipment on active systems for drilling

7.2. Turn on and check all appropriate machinery

7.3. Watch for returns if riser installed

7.4. Measure and log pit levels regularly

8. Assist in running and cementing of casing.

8.1. Follow instructions when running casing

8.2. Align valves and fluid system for casing fill-up line

8.3. Rig up, function test, lubricate and operate casing stabbing board

8.4. Attach and secure safety lines to all circulating lines

8.5. Circulate fluid in accordance with instructions

8.6. Mix chemicals for cementers and align pumps to cementing unit

8.7. Weigh cement as it is being mixed

8.8. Align fluid system for displacement of cement

8.9. Monitor returns and pits to assess circulation and returns

9. Assist Driller on drill floor

9.1. Assist in handling and nippling-up of BOP stack

9.2. Carry out role of assistant to driller when on drill floor in accordance with site instructions

10. Shutdown rig and rig out

10.1. Wash and drain circulation system

10.2. Repair equipment in accordance with company and manufacturer's instructions

10.3. Store equipment safely and in accordance with company procedures