RVK Basic Course focusing on Drilling and Wells

About the course

The course provides a general and relatively comprehensive introduction to the regulations, and how these should be understood and applied.

In addition, the course gives an insight into the specific requirements relating to design of drilling and well installations and well equipment, as well as execution of the activities involved.


  • Operating companies
  • Contractor companies
  • Service companies responsible for drilling and well maintenance


Day 1: 09:00 – 16:00

Introduction to the RVK programme
Session 1: Regulations - historical development and background
Session 2: Structures and roles
Session 3: The Framework Regulations
Session 4: The Management Regulations

Day 2: 09:00 – 16:00

Session 5: Working environment and health
Session 6: Drilling and wells
Session 7: Competence and operational requirements
Session 8: Emergency preparedness and the external environment


  • Brief historical overview of events and milestones that have led to the development of a comprehensive and coordinated set of rules and regulations for the petroleum industry.
  • An overview of structures and contents and the differences between regulations and guidelines.
  • Roles and responsibilities (including: the obligated party, the duty to ensure compliance and employee participation)
  • HSE-related management, risk and risk reduction (the management loop, change processes, HSE culture, etc.)
  • Different types of regulatory requirements (common requirements, multidisciplinary and supplementary requirements, functional requirements and detailed requirements) and fulfilment of these


Regulations, with guidelines, applicable in petroleum activities offshore:

Contact us

BI Norwegian Business school
E-mail: info@bi.no

RVK Contact:
Ingrid Engelsen
BI Norwegian Business School
Tel: +47 98251716
E-mail: rvk@bi.no

Visiting Address:
BI - campus Stavanger
Byfjordparken 17
4007 Stavanger


8-9 March 2021

Practical information


8-9 March 2021

This course is taught in English language. However, Norwegian speaking participants may receive handouts in Norwegian language. Please write in message field of registration form, if preferred. 

Course fees:
Grunnkurs/Basic course (all) – 2 days NOK 6.500.
Course price include course compendium and lunch/coffee/tea/fruit.
Note! Participants must bring along own pc or tablet computer for access to PSA regulations online.

If you have taken RVK Basic Course earlier, you can attend only day 2 - NOK 3.300. Contact us for information.