Fearnley International Activities at SPE Offshore Europe


Of course it is always better to prevent Non-Productive Time (NPT) before it happens … or the need to carry out the Failure Investigation to discover why?

Fearnley International do both – and want to share with you how, through some introductory discussion sessions at this years SPE Offshore Europe.

Our Engineering Team through Failure Investigations and Equipment Stripdowns continue to identify the Root Causes as to why Equipment Failures occur, whether these lead to Wash-outs and Twist-Offs or just to poor performance and Invisible Lost Time (ILT).

And our QAQC team – along with the Technical Specialist Group and our Quality Assurance Advisors – act as the ‘eyes and ears’ of Drilling Teams to prevent these failures from occurring in the first place – or re-occurring.

SO – As it is one of Fearnley International’s main objectives to share that information with end-users; in order to help make drilling projects finish on time; and on budget – through the provision of Non-productive-time Solutions – we are running short sessions of 20 minutes to give you a taster of how we manage that.

Topics: The following sessions can be conducted in small numbers 1 or 2 people. We will also be having three lunch time sessions for larger groups. Please let us know which you prefer.

Each topic has a reservation link so that you can choose when you want to come, just press it to go to the Doodle calendar. Or email Kevin Fearnley Jr or Paul Youdan.

1. API Q1 Q2 – Introduction Awareness Session.  Our Senior Quality Management Trainer and Auditor will guide you through the challenges that the introduction of this API specification and the benefits of its adoption to the prevention of NPT and ILT can bring. Plus the first steps in adopting it. Reserve Time
2. API Q1 Q2  – How it might effect your companies current QMS.  For those companies who already have a QMS, this workshop will go through how it can be adopted into your current systems and what a Gap Analysis can provide in order to take it forward. Reserve Time
3. Drilling Operations – Equipment Failure Investigation – How to Organise One.  It is traumatic enough when a Drilling Project undergoes an Equipment Failure that requires a Failure Investigation to be carried out. There are some key do’s and dont’s. This session will take you through what they are and how to prepare the damaged equipment, photographs and reports to ensure as cost effective and as successful a conclusion as quickly as possible is achieved, to find out why the failure occurred and how to prevent it happening again. Reserve Time
4. Drilling Operations – Equipment Failure Investigation and Equipment Stripdowns – What they can tell you.  Going into a Failure Investigation or Equipment Stripdown knowing what results you should expect; which tests should be carried out: how they should be presented; and how those results may affect your drilling operation – will lead to you and your drilling team’s better understanding of the best way forward. Reserve Time
5. QAQC – How does a Quality Assurance Advisor improve drilling efficiency and minimise failures.  Over the last few years we have found that most drilling teams lack an experienced oversight of the QAQC process – for a number of reasons. Our Senior Quality Assurance Advisor will be conducting discussion sessions on the benefits of how these personnel can make a greater difference to your drilling operation than QAQC alone. Reserve Time

Also on our stand this year we will be:

Kevin Fearnley – CEO and Chairman of the Technical Support Group

Sandy Reid  – Global Operations Manager

Glenn Falconer – Global Quality Assurance Service Manager

Scott Smart – Group QHSE Manager and QMS Senior Auditor

Kevin Fearnley Jr – Business Development – Europe & Africa

Paul Youdan – NS Accreditation & Standard Business Development Manager

If you want to reserve some time with any of them – please just email us on: [email protected]

FP Spec Q1 & Q2 Courses


TRAINING CALENDAR: www.fp.international/training-calendar

> To book a course, please email: [email protected]

Fearnley Procter International
quality management system certification to Spec Q1 (API) and Spec Q2 (API) standards with ISO 9001 soon to follow.

We believe combining the content of these three Quality Management Systems with our own end product knowledge and operations experience will provide a unique service that will benefit both the end user and the supplier.

Manufacturers and service supply organisations may apply for one or more of these certifications, perhaps even bundling them with NS-1™ or NS-2™ Accreditations. To bring efficiency and costs savings, Fearnley Procter International will organise single, simultaneous, annual audits to verify ongoing compliance to all these specifications and to highlight deficiencies that could lead to costly Non-Productive Time.

Training Courses Available

When you implement Spec Q1 and/or Spec Q2 we are here to ensure you get the most out of your Quality Management System and make the process as smooth as possible. Engagement of people is also important and to successfully implement Spec Q1 and/or Spec Q2 you must make sure that your whole business is on board. You may also need to make sure that people are trained to effectively implement Spec Q1 and/or Spec Q2. Our one-day courses help that process.


Learn how to audit the processes of a Spec Q1/Q2 Quality Management System (QMS). An ineffective audit can mean severe consequences; resulting in process failure, customer dissatisfaction and regulatory noncompliance. We can enhance your auditing skills and boost your internal audit capabilities to Spec Q1 or Spec Q2. Gain confidence in planning and performing an effective audit, as well as reporting and taking action where necessary.

This course will allow you develop the knowledge and skill required to conduct a full audit of an organisations Quality Management System (QMS) internally and externally to Spec Q1 or Spec Q2 and gain the confidence to effectively audit a QMS in accordance with internationally recognised best practice techniques.

Did you know…
Fearnley Procter International publishes more than 120 NS Specifications dedicated to drill string and completions equipment? These standards often supplement API and other industry standards, focusing specifically on complex or critical projects, testing end-products, and the processes involved.

This year, we will publish new specifications for Kelly valves, safety valves, IBOPs, dart subs and more. Would you like to know more about these specifications? When is the next NS-1™ or API Spec Q2 training in your city? Which companies are NS-1™ Accredited?

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Industry downturns eventually turn upwards and we at Fearnley Procter International are here for industry in downturns and up markets, helping to improve safety and reliability, and reducing NPT from costly downhole equipment failure. We look forward to providing this value to you and your organisation.

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