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Catastrophic incident while inspecting Top Drive on the rig

This is purely for learning purposes. You can see what happen in the footage below. Three man were inspecting the top drive system on the rig floor. All the sudden the drilling link was accidentally released and it hit these guys.

What can we learn from this video?

Energy isolation – Energy (electric and hydraulic) is not properly isolated so when the man accidentally operate the top drive link tilt, the link is moved without any warning.

Trapped energy – It might have trapped hydraulic pressure in the system. People may not recognize this point.

Line of fire – The team is not aware of line of fire and what if if the link is released.

Incorrect procedure – Based on the footage, the guy who is standing in the back moves back behind may some mechanism resulted in the link moving and crushing another man.

How can we prevent this from happening it again?

Please feel free to share your thought on how to prevent this accident in the comment box below.

 

Heavy Lifting ‘Mariner A’ Platform Topside Installation – Please Watch The Amazing Video

Norwegian energy company Statoil has completed the installation of the 38,000-tonne topside of its Mariner A production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform in the UK sector of the North Sea.

The topside consists of eight modules, including two that weigh more than 10,000 tonnes each, based on top of a steel jacket. On August 2, the final piece of the puzzle was lifted into place using the heavy lift vessel Saipem 7000. With the installation of the Mariner A topside complete, the platform is now connected to the Safe Boreas accommodation floatel.  The flare, a crane and some stair towers have also been installed offshore on Mariner A.

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Is the oil and gas industry not picking back up forever?

Is the oil industry dying?

The present downturn has made large portions of us question whether the oil industry is dying. The quantity of oil and gas jobs lost amid this downturn is assessed to be between 400,000 – 500,000 around the world. In the meantime the industry faces existential dangers from preservationists, elective energy and electric cars.

Is the oil industry dying?

Here, we examine what is probably going to happen, and what you ought to do about it.

Change is surrounding us, in truth a large number of the suspicions that we experienced childhood with, that our folks showed us, are turning out to not be valid for us by any means. For instance:

  • There are no ‘jobs forever’ any longer, employer stability is a deception.
  • Education is being seen less as an early life occasion, and to a greater extent a deep rooted attempt.
  • The normal individual is encountering more continuous employment changes, and profession changes as well.
  • Technological propels undermine many jobs, and request that we investigate our ability sets and future prospects.

So instead of watching the oil cost, and pondering when the recuperation will begin (for us), we have to search internally, at things that we can control. Some of these things incorporate wellbeing, individual funds, preparing and proceeded with education. Fortunately, we can without much of a stretch discover the data that we require on the web. The conundrum is that these days we have less control of our professional stability, and more control of our lives when all is said in done.

A hefty portion of the more youthful oil and gas specialists are finding the need to take a gander at different businesses, not knowing when they may have the capacity to return. Continue reading