BOP Controls Hands-on Training
Duration: 4 days
Max Delegates: 8 Delegates per class
Min Delegates: 4 Delegates per class
This course is run at our Training Centre in Montrose which has been equipped with a fully functional subsea controls’ suite, with an HPU, Pod, Driller’s Panel and Umbilical Reel to actuate a double ram Blow Out Preventer. We also have a fully functional Axon-Koomey Type 80 surface BOP Control HPU and Toolpusher’s Panel, actuating a single ram Blow Out Preventer.
Course Content
  • Operation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Disassembly
  • Inspection and repair of  BOP Control Equipment and components
On this course, candidates will:
Learn the complete configuration of Subsea and/or Surface BOP control equipment, component by component, on (new and aged) rig equipment.
How to test BOP functions, including: pushbuttons on a Driller’s Panel, HPU, umbilical reel, control pod, shuttle valves and BOP rams.
Learn the workings of components at every stage – what they are, how they are used and how they should be disassembled, rebuilt and tested.
Practise disassembling, rebuilding and testing components, learning every step of the way what to look for, what to use and how best to prepare it for reliable service.
This Course is intended for
Subsea Engineers
Subsea Trainees
Rig Mechanics
Shore Based Engineers
Shore Based Support Staff
Audit/compliance staff
Recommendation is every 3 years to remain up to date with current legislation.

The course consists of both practical and theory based elements, delegates will be assessed by observation checklists and a written test paper at the end of the training. An overall pass rate of 80% is required and after successful course completion students will receive a Mesh Global certificate of attendance.



MESH Global have always provided a 1st class service to Dolphin Drilling. Their engineers are passionate about what they do and have years of knowledge between them to provide excellent solutions to any work scopes they are challenged with executing. Safety is always at the forefront of any task and Abersea personnel work safely and meticulously to get the job done right, first time. Day or night they have always provided an engineering solution to any issues encountered with our control system, MESH really do provide a service beyond expectations and are a joy to deal with.

- Subsea Superintendent/Drilling Contractor



The Project team and Rig Crew on the Endurer were very impressed with the way the guys conducted themselves while they were here and would like to commend them for their hard work. Everyone involved in the Endurer Maintenance Stop is very impressed and appreciate the hard work that you guys have done.

- Mechanical Engineer/Drilling Contractor



Completion was ahead of schedule and all parties involved in the project were impressed with how efficient and focused on quality Abersea were, a real pleasure to work with and will certainly be using Abersea on any future projects.

- Director/Engineering Company



Having only 5 weeks to manufacture, install and commission a full BOP control system was a huge task which you saw through without hesitation. The rig are delighted with the end product and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

- Subsea Manager /Drilling Contractor



We have been using Abersea Engineering for the last 10 months. It’s very refreshing to work with a company that is so proactive in its approach to meeting customer requirements. From our involvement with them it’s apparent they have a very highly motivated team who have the necessary skills and commitment to complete workscopes on time and to a high standard. They have and can react quickly to customer requirements and actually do what they say they will do. We find this to be a major benefit to the way we like to conduct our operation.

- Subsea Manager /Drilling Contractor



In an industry that is currently going through uncertain times and with greater emphasis on cost savings, Abersea have so far proved to be a good choice for Maersk Drilling as a vendor. They listen to our needs and provide good ideas and solutions to save both time and cost.

- Well Control Equipment Electrical Superintendent/Drilling Contractor



We have been using the services of Raisepower for approximately nine years and they have provided excellent support and are very knowledgeable regarding control systems. We have had many items of equipment overhauled or refurbished to a high standard, onshore and offshore by Raisepower and the quality of personnel performing the work has been of a high standard. I would have no hesitation calling Raisepower.

- Operations Director/Transocean



Just a quick note to record our thanks to the entire Raisepower Team you provided for the BOP Hydraulics works on the ENSCO 80 during recent Shipyard Project at ABLE Seaton Port in Hartlepool. Your project team was competent, productive and well lead, interface and co-ordination meeting input was both positive and proactive, the dynamic and changing nature of the works and aggressive schedule could not have been achieved without your excellent communication and visibility maintained on all critical issues, with actions and reactionary workshop and supply chain support being first class. The excellent performance by Raisepower made a positive contribution to a successful shipyard project.

- Project Manager/ Drilling Contractor



As you know we are very close to the completion of Solaris project and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and to extend our thanks to your colleagues involved in the Solaris project. It is good to see that close and professional cooperation, an open dialog with ourselves, Raisepower and Abersea resulted in a safe, efficient and economical job execution on one of the most difficult and challenging exploration project in NCS. We will not hesitate to contact you should a future need arise and by that time we wish you the best for your future projects.

- Rig Intake Superintendent/Operator

MONTROSE l +44(0) 1674 908700
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