Pre-employement Roughneck Program

Government Certificate Program
Gateway to Enter into Oil and Gas Industry

  • Course Information
    Delivery Method : Classroom and Field Training (English)
    Fee : INR 85,000 (including training, certification, course material and transportation)
    Note : The above fees is for Indian Nationality only
    Location : PetroTalent, Pune INDIA
    Duration : 30 days
  • Who Should Attend
    Any candidate / person who is willing to build his career in Oil and Gas Upstream can do this course.

  • Certificates Issued
    IADC Well CAP well control certificate
    R-SIT (Rig Safety and Induction Training) (Govt Certificate)
    Drilling and well control Simulator training
    Government certificate upon completion of this course

  • The above certificates are internationally recognized and prove that you would have acceptable practical knowledge to work on offshore and onshore drilling rigs.

  • Overview
    This thirty days intensive hands-on course certifies and prepares students to work on oil rigs at the entry level. It is a physically demanding program that provides a practical, hands-on, challenging training environment. Students acquire the mental and physical conditioning with an emphasis on safety. The course content includes knowledge and skills in rig components, hoisting systems, rotary, Kelly, the circulating system and safety procedures. 
    Eligibility :
    Any degree/diploma/ any graduate or 10+2 with good communication skills and interest to work in oil and gas industry. Jobs:
    Our course is internationally recognized and the certificates which we will issue you proves you are ready to work in oil and gas industry from day one of the job. Also we forward resumes of candidates to drilling companies depending upon their requirement they call candidates.

  • Training Outline
    Drilling & Coring Operations Clearly explains drilling to non-technical persons. Drilling rigs have many, many parts and rig personnel do many, many things; as a result, it is hard to make the drilling process understandable. To help students understand, however, this course not only describes parts and techniques in simple terms, it also tells why a part or a technique is necessary. What is more, photos and drawings show the equipment, the personnel, and many of the operations described in text.

    Drilling & Coring Segments

    Introduction to Rotary Drilling Operations
    Drilling Lease & Contracts
    The Nature of Oil and Gas Oil reservoirs
    Rigging Up
    IWCF Rotary Drilling Introductory Well Control
    Rig Components
    Normal Drilling Operations
    Formation Evaluation Completing the Well
    Coring operations for Oil & Gas Industries
    Working safely around track mounted drilling machines
    Special Operations & The Future
    Roughneck Training Series Video Programs:
    Students will also experience making a connection, making a trip in and out of the hole, caring and use of tongs, what are slips and laying down pipe. Students will complete an exercise following each video program

    Video Programs

    An introduction to Oil & Gas and Operations Offshore
    Making Hole
    Care and Use of Tongs
    Laying Down Pipe
    Making a ConnectionMaking a Trip
    Care and Handling of Rotary Slips
    Safe Practices in Marine & Offshore Drilling & Workover
    Handling and Running Casing
    The Petroleum Industry
    Offshore Fire Prevention
    Offshore Crane Safety (New Addition)

    Supporting tools for delivering this course ( video, slides and powerpoint multimedia presentations ) help show practical application at work. General Safety, Safety Programming and safe operation in handling of equipment will also be discussed throughout the program.

    R-SIT (Rig Safety and Induction Training)

    This course is designed to meet two requirements:
    To identify core elements of training programs for new rig employees, and To provide a means of recognizing programs that adhere to those elements An effective safety orientation program is a vital element in today’s energy industry. R-SIT has developed a standard core curriculum that is world-class.
    A R-SIT card shows the bearer has completed R-SIT instruction with offshore endorsement as defined by the drilling industry’s leading safety and training professionals. Students will complete this program followed by a written exam he or she must pass. The curriculum includes 12 basic modules applicable to any operation.
    General Safety
    Personal Protective Equipment
    Hazard Communications and Materials Handling
    Occupational Health
    Specialized Work Procedures
    Fire Safety
    Materials Handling
    First Aid
    The Worksite Environment
    Emergency Response
    Offshore Transportation
    Emergency Response

    R-SIT is referenced in both API RP59 “Recommended Practice for Well Control” and RP 64,“ Recommended Practice for Diverter Systems, Equipment and Operations.”

    Industry Safety Objective Students are also required to pass the following Industry Safety Programs. The objective of the courses is to provide practical "hands on" knowledge and skills.

    Hoisting & Rigging Safety

    Learning Outcome Delegates attending this training programme will be taught the essentials of Slinging and Lifting operations. This will be followed by practical exercises, which will allow delegates to demonstrate their skills and be individually assessed by an experienced assessor.

    Course Content

    Knowledge of all relevant legislation and safe system of work
    Preparation and lifting plans
    Equipment pre-use inspection
    Safe and correct use of equipment
    Slinging principles and terminology
    Appreciation of crane operating principles
    Weight estimation
    Hand slinging and the use of hand held radios· Lifting and moving loads including tubular, unbalanced and pre-slung.
    Appreciation of environmental and dynamic factors
    Correct loading/unloading of containers, half heights skips.

    Fall Protection What is fall protection? When to use fall protection and the different types of fall protection e.g. entering confine spaces, heights including working in the derrick and working over the side. Demonstration of proper utilization of fall arrest systems and its components e.g. safety or inertia reels, safety lines, harnesses and lanyards.

    Basic Fire Safety What is fire? This program will also review the causes and prevention of fires. Training in the utilization of various types of extinguishing agents and extinguishers used in fighting fires. Students learn about offshore fire teams, their duties, what to expect being a member of such a unique team and fire drill participation.

    Confined Space Entry Student will learn the knowledge and skills required to identify, plan and execute entry into a confine space area e.g. tanks including P-tank pre load, spud, ballast, pit, and crane columns. Students learn preparation of work procedures and entry permits, atmospheric testing and proper (PPE) personal protective equipment.

    H2S Awareness This program will introduce students to H2S properties and environments. How to properly protect yourself using hands on demonstration of donning self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and demonstrating the use of (multi - meter) personal portable monitors for detection and hands on rescue techniques. Analysis of hydrogen sulfide case studies.

    Forklift Operator Safety Training This program will review the OH&S regulation for forklift. Students will learn forklift theory, general safety rules e.g. refueling lift trucks, battery charging and recharging, pre operational checks, operational checks and practical hands on competency training.

    Standard First Aid & CPR This program will cover the standard level of First Aid training requirement using practical hands on and scenario situations.

    HAZMAT this course covers the Workplace Hazardous Information System. This system will cover introduction and recognition of WHMIS controlled products, its labels, MSDS and responsibilities, worker education programs, personal protective equipment, terms and regulation.

    (OH&S) Occupational Health & Safety This course will explain the Act and Regulation to those who work in a occupational working environments. Included throughout safety courses.


    This is an introductory course dsigned to give potential well control certification candidates an awareness of surface well control theory, practices and equipment as a preparation testing. An additional day can be arranged to further cover subsea and simulator training.

    Primary well control
    Basic calculations
    Normal and abnormal formation pressures
    Causes of kicks
    Hydrostatic exercises
    Pressure loss due to improper hole fill
    System pressure losses
    Equivalent circulating densities
    Leak-off tests
    Equivalent mud weights
    Maximum mud weights
    Kick sheets

  • Training Venue
    The course will be held at a PetroTalent less than a 5 minute drive, or within walking distance, to the hotel(s) listed below. 

  • FAQ’s

  • Where is the course being held?
    The course is provided at PetroTalent institute located in Pune at 613/614, 6th floor, City square, next to Zenith complex, behind Rahul theatre, Shivajinagar and field training is given at Talegaon, Pune. We will assist you for hotel reservations also.

  • What am I required to bring to this course?
    Course materials will be provided at the start of each course. Please bring along a pen and notepad for taking notes and a calculator. Information about special requirements for your course will be provided in the course instructions via e-mail prior to beginning of the course.

  • What is included in the course fee?
    The course fee includes the cost of course materials, handouts, live projects from Industries, Internationally recognized certificates.

  • Is the certificate given by the PETROTALENT recognized?
    Yes, the courses at PetroTalent are accreditated by IADC DIT, IADC WellCAP, R-SIT ad NIESBUD whose certificates are recognized internationally.

  • How would this certificate help me?
    The courses offered by us is designed to achieve two goals. One is to develop skills and competence for carrying out duties in rig. Second is to develop awareness of industry in general and provide specific opportunity to study quality, operational and financial aspects of oil and gas industry.

  • How do I know the course that I am interested in is being offered? Or when it will be scheduled in the future?
    If there is a specific course you are interested in, you may fill Quick contact on our home page. If you would like to know scheduling of any course in future, please contact us on

  • How do I pay for a course?
    You may pay cash / cheque / DD in favor of PetroTalent, Institute of Petroleum Technology. Or you can directly pay to the bank. The details are provided below

  • How do I obtain a receipt for my course registration?
    You will be sent an acknowledgement receipt via email after we receive your full registration fees.

  • How do I cancel a registration for a course?
    Students once registered will not be able to cancel the registration. You may change or postpone your course dates.

  • Do you offer group or volume discounts?
    You should have 10 or more people interested in attending a course, we provide special discounts.

  • Are there any seats available for this course?
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  • How do I send someone in my place if I can't attend a course?
    To request a substitution, send an email us.

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  • Instructor opportunities at PetroTalent

  • How are instructors selected to teach for PetroTalent?
    Most PetroTalent instructors are drawn from the rich pool of consulting industry experts available within the petroleum industry, worldwide, based on their specific areas of expertise, teaching and speaking ability, and industry and instructional experience. Our curriculum will grow as we are able to recruit qualified instructors for classroom instruction and to deliver live, interactive, online courses or short seminars - we welcome the opportunity to work with such individuals. Interested instructors are encouraged to contact our Managing Director.

  • Are PetroTalent instructors required to provide course materials?

    Yes, all PetroTalent instructors are expected to have developed relevant course materials for the topics they teach. All course materials remain the property of the course instructor. Instructors are required to regularly update course materials and examples to keep pace with recent industry developments in their areas of expertise.

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