Operate drilling fluids and mud pits

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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 RIIOGF302A, 'Operate drilling fluids and mud pits'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for 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. Identify, manage and report all potential hazards

1.4. Resolve coordination requirements with others at the site prior to commencing and during work activities

1.5. Confirm availability and status of necessary permits to work in accordance requirements

1.6. Confirm availability of necessary third party utilities in accordance requirements

2. Operate mud pits

2.1. Give safety the highest priority during the operation and entry of mud pits

2.2. Align valves in pits to ensure correct pit usage as directed

2.3. Double check plugs for operation

2.4. Seal or secure tanks to prevent accidental entry

2.5. Set high and low alarms where applicable

2.6. Operate mud pit room ventilation system as required

2.7. Operate hoppers in accordance with procedures

2.8. Operate dust extraction system during mixing, if applicable

2.9. Check safety showers and eye washes are accessible and operational

2.10. Supervise forklifts operations

2.11. Store chemicals in appropriate storage area

2.12. Read, interpret and place materials safety data sheet (MSDS) in an accessible place

3. Operate, maintain and repair mud conditioning equipment

3.1. Engage and/or adjust appropriate equipment as directed by supervisors or mud engineer

3.2. Clean all equipment and visually inspect for leaks, proper operation, in accordance specifications

3.3. Identify faults or potential faults and report immediately

3.4. Perform periodic or scheduled preventative maintenance on all mud treatment units in accordance with specifications

4. Monitor mud

4.1. Monitor and record mud properties and parameters

4.2. Set alarms to monitor mud

4.3. Check viscosity and weight of mud conform to specifications as directed by mud engineer

4.4. Maintain appropriate volumes and types of drilling fluids as required by well program or company

4.5. Use appropriate mixing procedures to obtain desired properties

4.6. Apply proper safety procedures and equipment for mixing and handling of chemicals

4.7. Recognise warning signs of a kick and report immediately