The objective for setting up this lab was to change the mechanical training courses for trainees from mostly theoretical to practical. This is in line with the general philosophy of OGTI. The duration of the courses has been increased to give the trainees more time for hands-on training under the guidance of the Instructor. The workshop is equipped with hand tools and diagnostic equipment. Students are given an opportunity to work on many of the tools that are actually used on drilling rigs.
The available courses provide the participants a thorough knowledge of diesel engine and rig equipment operating procedures. The theory includes principles involved in four stroke diesel engines, identification of various engine components, service and over hauling procedures, along with machine practices that are required during engine reconditioning. The shop work permits students to dismantle, inspect, measure and assemble a diesel engine.