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]

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]

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If you have not heard already – Spec Q1 (API) and Spec Q2 (API) have been added to our Quality Management Service assessment – plus shortly ISO 9001:2015. A good step forward in our continued obsession with minimising avoidable drilling equipment failures. We also provide training courses on their requirements.

We have also completed Technical Gap Analyses between NS-2™ and API RP 7G-2 and DS-1® – available via our website so you can see why we specialise in Critical and Complex wells.

Plus… a new Chinese language version of NS-1™ and NS-2™

And as always…

> Our NS Accreditation – New Approvals and Re-Approvals
> Our Training Schedules – Covering the requirements of API, DS-1® and NS-2™ Inspection for Drill Pipe and BHA
> The NS Information Hub


> The Specification Help Desk for NS-1™, NS-2™ and NS-3™
> The NS-3™ Drill String Design Manual
> NS-L – Our library of over 25 publications on engineering and drilling operations
> The Online Training Initiatives

These information programmes have relevance to all disciplines within the drilling operation.
Along with the other services within Fearnley Procter International we want to provide support that will bring global benefits to any drilling programmes from initiation to completion.

You can learn more about how from our corporate website.

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