Failure Lifting – Mobile Crane Operations

Working on the rig both offshore and onshore always involves lifting operation using rig cranes or mobiles crane. Therefore, hazards associated with lifting operation must be carefully taken into account. We would like you to watch and learn from this video in order to understand risk of overloading the mobile crane and the final result. We wish this video would raise use some concerns regarding safe work practices while working with cranes.

Some safety tips about a mobile cranes are listed below; Continue reading

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The deepest depth on Norwegian shelf by Mærsk Gallant

Congratulate to Mærsk Drilling for making the record yesterday.

With a total depth of 5,941 metres(19,491 fr), Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The crew of jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian shelf.

The crew of jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian shelf.

On 31 July, Mærsk Gallant drilled the Solaris ultra HPHT (high-pressure, high-temperature) well to a total depth of 5,941 metres TVD (True Vertical Depth).

This means that Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Mærsk Gallant

“We have broken a number of records during the Solaris operation. But this achievement is second to none. There was a lot of cheering in the driller’s cabin that day,” says Sadi Ozturk, Assistant Rig Manager on Mærsk Gallant. Continue reading

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Very Interesting Technology – Versabar Claw Lift VB 10000 (Heavy Lift Catamaran)

We read about very interesting heavy lift catamaran named VB 10000. The VB 10,000 consists of two 240′ tall lift gantries joined to twin 300′ by 72′ barges to form a catamaran. The gantries are connected to the barges by patented articulated pins which decouple barge motion from the gantries. The vessel is equipped with a Class 3 DP system consisting of four 1,000 HP thrusters in each barge which enable it to maneuver on site and hold station in any water depth over 35 feet. The VB 10,000’s four 2,000-ton heavy lift blocks are paired with custom-engineered 400-ton hydraulic winches which may be operated independently or in a synchronized manner.

versabar vb10000 lift

You can watch videos below to see how it works.

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Important Rules to Follow if You Want an Employment in the Oil & Gas Industry Even In Downturn Environment

Do you dream of an employment in the oil and gas sector but you are clueless as to how to accomplish it?

You need not stress anymore. This article is just what you need to guide you to attaining that goal.

Making the decision of working in the oil and gas industry is a great one, the industry is very lucrative. However, you may face the challenge of being inexperienced and being clueless about how and where to begin from. Actually, the fact that you don’t have any initial experience is not the issue, you still have the opportunity of breaking into the industry if you plan well. A good plan, good networking and initiative will help you achieve the goal easily.

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