Recommended Practices

For inquiries regarding recommended practices, please contact the CAODC.


RP 1.0 Inspection and Certification of Masts (DR)

This recommended practice (RP), sanctioned and released on December 11, 2019, describes the inspection and certification schedule for masts currently utilized in the Canadian drilling industry.


RP 1.0A Inspection and Certification for Substructures (DR/SR)

This recommended practice (RP), sanctioned and released on December 11, 2019, describes the inspection and certification of substructure equipment in the Canadian drilling and well servicing industry.


RP 2.0 Inspection and Certification of Overhead Equipment (DR)

This recommended practice (RP), sanctioned and released on December 11, 2019, describes the inspection and certification of overhead equipment in the Canadian drilling industry.


RP 3.0 Inspection and Certification of Masts (SR)

This recommended practice (RP), revised August 16, 2019, describes the inspection and certification schedule for masts currently utilized in the Canadian well servicing industry.


RP 4.0 Inspection and Certification of Overhead Equipment (SR)

This recommended practice (RP), revised August 16, 2019, describes the inspection and certification schedule for overhead equipment currently utilized in the Canadian well servicing industry.


RP 5.0 Inspection and Certification of Manual Rotary Tongs (DR/SR)

This recommended practice (RP), revised August 16, 2019, describes the inspection and certification of manual rotary tongs in the Canadian drilling and well servicing industry.


RP 6.0 Inspection and Certification of Blowout Preventers (DR/SR)

This recommended practice (RP), revised October 2016, describes the inspection and certification of blowout preventers in the Canadian drilling and well servicing industry.


RP 7.0 Inspection and Certification of Well Servicing Blowout Preventer (SR)Repealed


RP 8.0 Doghouse Electrical Classification (DR)

This recommended practice (RP), last revised November 2015, describes thethe criteria for electrical equipment classification within the doghouse of a drilling rig floor crew shelter.


RP 9.0 Minimum Standards for Derrick Egress (DR/SR)

This recommended practice (RP), last revised April 2006provides a guideline for implementing a repeatable derrick escape system from both the racking board and rod basket for land-based operations in Canada.


RP 10.0 Inspection of Drawworks Brake Load Path Components (DR/SR)

This recommended practice (RP), revised August 16, 2019, describes the inspection of drawworks brake load path components in the Canadian drilling and well servicing industry.


RP 11.0 Inspection and Certification of Carrier Mounted Equipment (SR)

The scope of this RP encompasses the load path components on trailer and self-propelled mobile carrier rigs, from mast pins to the ground in the Canadian well servicing industry.


RP 12.0 Inspection of Catwalks (DR)

This recommended practice (RP), revised October 2016, describes  the inspection and maintenance of catwalks in the Canadian drilling industry. 

Checklists

Previously referred to as the Typical Damage Report, the CAODC Mast Inspection Checklist is a sample checklist in accordance with RP 1.0 that is available in the following formats:


In accordance with RP 3.0, RP 4.0, RP 10.0, and RP 11.0, the CAODC Level III Checklist is a sample checklist that is available in the following formats: