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]

Fearnley International Q1 Training

Are you asking suppliers, or being asked, to meet Q1 for Manufacturing Oil & Gas Equipment?

At Fearnley International, we deliver courses to suit our client’s needs, whether that is at your location or one of our many training facilities worldwide. (View our global training calendar: https://www.fp.international/download-file/75)

Please see our new scheduled dates and course details for:

1 Day Q1 Awareness

Designed for management representatives, quality assurance personnel, and supplier assessment personnel.

3 Day Q1 Internal Auditor

Designed for an organisations management, supervisory and quality personnel who have responsibility within the organisation’s quality management system for meeting Q1 requirements.

5 Day Q1 Lead Auditor

For training in the principles and practices of undertaking Q1 quality management system audits

For more information and to book: https://www.fp.international/book-courses

Stuck Pipe Prevention Course – Aberdeen

Fact – stuck pipe incidents are expensive. Fact – incorrectly handled they become more expensive. What was your company’s most expensive stuck pipe incident? …. Want to know how to avoid them and stop costs escalating 

The best defence against stuck pipe is a good rig team who can listen to the well and react accordingly. If the team understands the principles involved, has awareness of the hazards and how to avoid exacerbating a situation, the likelihood of non-productive time and associated cost is minimised. Fearnley Procter investigate multiple stuck pipe incidents annually and draw on these learnings to develop the knowledge of Drilling Team members from the Operator, Drilling Contractor and Service Company communities. This enables crews to identify potential risks and use surface and down hole trends to spot any problems early, thus delivering savings and efficiency gains through the reduction of operational down time.

To see how that is done and how to use our knowledge to stop stuck pipe costs getting out of control, look at the topics in our team development programme for ‘Stuck Pipe Prevention’.

Designed with the Drilling Team in mind and run by an experienced Supervisor with extensive experience dealing with Stuck Pipe, our next workshops take place in Aberdeen on 28th March & May 11th. The principle topic areas covered include Stuck Pipe Mechanisms & Identification, Hole Cleaning, Wellbore Stability and reviews the operation of Jars and considerations when Jarring.

View Stuck Pipe Flyer: https://www.fp.international/download-file/63

For more information and to book
: https://www.fp.international/spp

Q1 Q2 (API) and ISO Training & Assesment added to Fearnley Procter’s NS-1 & NS-2 Capability

Getting the Training you need in Q1 or Q2 for your company’s position in the Oil & Gas Industry – and then where needed the Assessment Certification – can be a lengthy and expensive process.

Knowing who you can rely on to complete the job Efficiently, Professionally and Cost-effectively – can prove difficult.

Fearnley Procter have been providing ‘Training Solutions and Certification’, plus ‘Audit and Assessment’ of quality management systems, equipment manufacture and inspection, for over 20 years on a global basis. And supporting the industry locally in Dubai/Abu Dhabi since opening our office here 9 years ago.

Because of this Knowledge and Experience, we can design both the Training you initially need and then the Audit that follows – so that it matches your companies objectives from either the products & services  you supply – or those you purchase.

Initially the Training can be provided either as part of courses held at our own Training Centre in Aberdeen and Dubai – or held at your own offices. Courses are provided separately on Q1 and Q2 but in principle cover similar topics:

1 day Awareness – suitable for gaining the knowledge needed at the start or to educate others as to what the Q1 or Q2 specifications set down and how to move forward to meet them.

3 day Internal Auditor – for those who need to assess the condition of their own company, complete internal audits and eventually undertake those required for preparation of the final 3rd party independent assessment.

5 day Lead Auditor – will give your team the knowledge of how to complete external audits of suppliers to make sure that they meet the requirements of Q1 & Q2.

For end-users –  these courses will help you insure that your suppliers meet the quality management requirements of Q1 or Q2.

For suppliers – once training certification and assessment is completed – not only will you be in a position to show that you meet those requirements but you would also qualify for an ISO 9001:2015 certificate. In fact if you already hold an ISO Certificate acquiring Q1 or Q2 certification will be less expensive.

You will also gain additional benefits as the NS-1™ & NS-2™ Accreditation Programme includes Q1 or Q2 assessment. So you can add the Q1/Q2 Certification to your NS-1™/NS-2™ Approval or add a NS-1™/NS-2™ Approval to your Q1/Q2 Certification – and at a reduced cost – as we do both. 

Finally – if you book any combination of training & accreditation in Q1, Q2, NS-1™ or NS-2™ (DS-1® and API RP7G-2 are covered in our NS-2™ courses) or you are a NS-1™ or NS-2™ Standard holder – there are discounts on the total prices available thorough our Client Discount Programme.

For additional information and to book: https://www.fp.international/training-quality-management

Or email: [email protected]

2017 Course Calendar

Fearnley Procter International has been delivering training courses for over 25 years. QA/QC, Specialised Engineering and Training to reduce Non-Productive Time is our core business. By combining these skills into focused training programs, Fearnley Procter has become acknowledged as a global leader in this specialist-training field.

Therefore, we have the following courses available for the first half of 2017.

View our 2017 Course Calendar:

Whether you are looking for:

– Operational skill development to improve performance within your Well Team
– Q1, Q2 and ISO programmes for awareness, internal or lead audit status
– Certification to show your competency in the NS-1™ or NS-2™ Standards

Then our 27 years of knowledge and experience will provide you with the solution.

Our objective is the reduction of Non-production Time and if we can help achieve that with the personal development of team members or just making sure that manufacturer’s, rental companies and inspection teams hold certification of understanding and competency in the industry’s standards – then we are meeting our goal.

For further details on the following:

– Operation, Dilling and Well Engineering:

– Q1, Q2 and ISO:

– NS-1™ and NS-2™ Certification for Inspectors, Manufacturers and Rental Companies:

Or to book: https://www.fp.international/book-courses

To contact us directly, please email: [email protected]

DUBAI Training Week – November

Fearnley Procter International are running the following two courses at our Dubai training facility this November:

Drill String Failure Prevention – Sunday 20th November

This 3 day course concentrates on recognising drill string failure mechanisms, covering what the crews can do to minimise the risk of a failure occurring and the correct handling of the drill string to prevent expensive remedial work.

View full training course brochure here: https://www.fp.international/download-file/62

Drill String Design – Tuesday 22nd November

This 3 day course covers the theory and practice of Drill String Design building up from simple vertical applications through to deviated wells. The focus is on ensuring a sound understanding of the relevant component properties and key considerations necessary for effective design. These elements are put into practice and reinforced with a range of classroom excercises to consolidate the course principles.

View full training course brochure here: https://www.fp.international/download-file/61




Our training Instructor Dom Hayes will be delivering both training courses. Dom has over 20 years experience with service & operator companies, consulting on drilling optimisation, ECD management, ERD & drill string dynamics. As Global Manager for the Training Product Line, Dom delivers the full range of Fearnley Procter Engineering courses both in the UK and Internationally.


View all our available courses here: https://www.fp.international/about-training

For more information or to book, please email [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?

Stay up to date…
on these questions and more by joining our social media platforms!

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.

> For more information or to book a course, please email: [email protected]

> www.fp.international

NS Training Courses – October

ABERDEEN is the location for our next Fearnley Procter NS Training week – designed to meet the needs of Operators, Inspection Teams, Manufactures, and Services Companies.

24th-26th October – Drill Pipe and BHA Inspection
27th October – Drilling and Rental Tool Inspection Awareness
28th October – Drillstring Manufacturing Awareness

All courses include the requirements of API, DS-1®, NS-1™ & NS-2™.

The two Awareness courses are designed for operator support staff and suppliers.

Courses to be held at our Aberdeen Training Facility.

View course brochures:

NS Drillstring Manufacturing Awareness

NS Drilling and Rental Tool Inspection Awareness

NS Drill Pipe and BHA Inspection

Course information can also be found on our website: https://www.fp.international/ns-general-training

For further detailed information, please email [email protected] or book directly through our website: https://www.fp.international/book-a-course

OFFER: 10% Discount is available on the above courses for second candidates from the same company!