Pemex oil facility explosion in Coatzacoalcos

Safety is very crucial in oil and gas industry. We wish most of people would be safe and the situation would be back to normal soon.

MEXICO CITY, April 20 (Reuters) – A massive explosion rocked a major petrochemical facility of Mexican national oil company Pemex in the Gulf state of Veracruz on Wednesday (20-Apr-16), killing at least three people, injuring dozens more, and pumping a cloud of noxious chemicals into the sky. Luis Felipe Puente, head of federal emergency services, told Reuters that three people had died in the blast. Pemex confirmed that three of its workers had died, and said another 136 were injured, of which 88 were still in the hospital.

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What was happened? Kelly was bent.

We just got photo from our friend sharing these images of Kelly which was bent from parted drillstring.
This is the details.

While working the stuck drillstem using the kelly rig system, maximum tensile load applied on surface was about 375 Klb (170 tonne)  and the over pull was about 155 klb (70 tonne) and then the drill pipe was suddenly parted. This resulted in the Kelly to pop out of rotary table and the swivel bail came out of the hook. Therefore, the Kelly fail down freely because there was nothing to hold it. The equipment went down with the Kelly which was bent due to falling action from the rotary table to outside of the rig floor. Fortunately, nobody got injured from this incident.

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Top Drive Collision Drill Pipe and Pipe Handling System– It just happens in few seconds.


Top Drive colliding the rig is one of the major incidents which sometimes are happened in oil and gas industry.



This VDO below shows how this accident was occurred on the rig. This is just only 51-seconds in length but it will raise your awareness about rig safe work practices. Continue reading

GOM Offshore Oil Platform Rig Explosion – Alfa Platform Pemex Oil – 300 Evacuated

Safety is Always !!!

It was a very sad oilfield incident and these are NEWS from two sources, AP and reuter.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire erupted Wednesday at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing four workers, injuring 16 and forcing the evacuation of 300, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said.

A survivor of the blaze on the Abkatun Permanente platform in the Campeche Sound said workers “jumped into the sea out of desperation and panic.”

“There was nothing you could do but run,” said Roger Arias Sanchez, an employee of Petroleos Mexicanos’ contractor Cotemar who escaped the burning platform in an evacuation boat. He spoke in Ciudad del Carmen in Campeche state, where most of the injured and evacuated workers were taken.

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Gas drilling site in Washington County Caught on Fire

This is a very bad oilfield incident happened recently, Drilling Site in Washington County Caught on Fire. According to the NEWS, the failure of the rig equipment results in the fire situation.  The hydraulic oil from ruptured high pressure hose spilled out and caught on fire. We would like to share this news to you in order to raise aware of of oilfield safety.

Equipment failure causes fire at Washington Co. gas drilling site.

Spokesperson said an equipment failure was the cause of a fire at a gas drilling site in Washington County Wednesday evening.

Dispatchers from 911 confirmed calls came in around 5:15 p.m. for a working fire at the Jeffries drilling location near Ross Road in North Strabane Township.

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