How to commission, maintain and manage a new rig
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Corrective maintenance, time-based periodic maintenance and predictive maintenance are three maintenance measures which used in various industries, especially in maintain a drilling rig. Compared with first-class drilling contractor companies which have sophisticated maintenance history, COSL (China Oilfield Services, Ltd) Drilling department still in the first stage which always use time-based periodic maintenance. This paper will distribute the situation of maintenance in COSL drilling department. Moreover, the author was appointed to construct new rig and operate it. For a new rig, there was not only new equipment, but also new personnel, working abroad and cooperating with foreigners for the first time. These factors create challenge for the manager. How to make everything smoothly and successfully, how to keep all new equipment in good condition, and how to manage a new team was a big problem faced by the manager. This study will use author’s own experience to explain how to construct, maintain, and manage. Using author’s experience, find the best way to construct, operate, maintain and manage a new jack-up rig.
Master's thesis in Industrial economics