Maritime Drilling School Overview

About

Maritime Drilling Schools Limited is a Private Career College in North Sydney, Nova Scotia and provides drilling accreditations worldwide through their training programs.

Would you like a lifelong career in the Gas & Oil Industry?  Maritime Drilling Schools Limited is the way to go.

Maritime Drilling School has provided thousands of their students inestimable training in the drilling industry and have set up individuals, who were previously teachers, general laborers, and military veterans and more, with valuable experience in the drilling industry with a possibility of a lifelong career with salaries ranging from $150,000 to $300,000.  Maritime Drilling Schools Limited is industry accredited and their unmatched Roughneck training has unique hands-on and safety practices.

While students in the Roughneck training will learn how to safely operate drilling equipment they will also learn Roustabout and Leasehand skills with a high emphasis on Oilrig training.  The training provides an in-depth knowledge of oil and gas rig operations and is designed for individuals who intend to make drilling an occupation.

Offshore Drilling

Offshore drilling involves the mechanical action of drilling a wellbore in the seabed.  The act is carried out to extract petroleum which lies beneath the sea floor in rock formations.  The term offshore drilling is most commonly associated with drilling for oil on the continental shelf but it can also imply drilling in lakes, seas, or inshore waters.

There are multiple types of facilities that are used when offshore drilling. There are jackup barges and swamp barges which are considered bottom founded drilling rigs.  There are also combined drilling and production equipment which could be floating platforms or bottom founded vessels.  Deepwater mobile offshore drilling units in the form of drillships and semi-submersibles are another type of facility.  These have greater capabilities and can reach depths of 3,000 meters (approximately 3,300 yards) underwater.  Shallow waters allow for these facilities to anchor themselves (less than 1,500 meters) in the sea bed but facilities who drill in deeper water must have strategic positioning known as dynamic positioning.

Some of the largest offshore fields are:

  • Nova Scotia and Newfoundland
  • The Gulf of Mexico
  • The North Sea
  • California
  • Santos Basins and Campos
  • The Persian Gulf
  • South East Asia

Offshore drilling is considered more of a challenge than land drilling due to the harsh conditions the ocean offers. To combat these harsh conditions the oil industry has created larger but safer offshore rigs.