Much offshore gas and oil exploration takes place many miles beneath the ocean. As well as involving some seriously complex equipment, oil platforms can also be dangerous places, with numerous environmental hazards to deal with. Well drilling has taken place for thousands of years, with the earliest known instance being in China in 347 AD, and since then there have been numerous accidents which have had a serious impact both on human life and the environment. There is a positive side to this, though- virtually every accident has led to safety reviews, and helped to improve safety protocols and equipment.
Below, we’ve put together a list of the ten catastrophic oil rig accidents, to demonstrate just how dangerous this industry can be.
This is one of excellent training video demonstrating the drilling process from start at surface casing to completing of the well in less than 7 minutes. This would be a good tool to teach people about drilling in our oil and gas industry. We also provide video transcription in order to help learners understand the content easily. If you love this content, please feel free to share with your friends.
The World’s Largest Public Oil & Gas Companies in 2016 by Forbes. This is so interesting to know that Russian companies are ranked as the first and the second biggest public oil and gas company in 2016.
Forbes’ List of the 25 Biggest Public Oil & Gas Companies
Gazprom (GAZP, com) – Russia – 8.38 MMBoepd – EV $84.3 billion
Rosneft (ROSN, com) – Russia – 5.07 MMBoepd – EV $72.5 billion
ExxonMobil ( XOM, com) – USA – 4.10 MMBoepd – EV $390 billion
PetroChina ( PTR, com) – China – 4.07 MMBoepd – EV $303 billion
BP (BP; com) – UK – 3.24 MMBoepd – EV $121 billion
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A – com) – Netherlands – 2.95 MMBoepd – EV $216 billion
Chevron (CVX; com) – USA – 2.62 MMBoepd – EV $207 billion
Petrobras (PBR; com) – Brazil – 2.55 MMBoepd – EV $132 billion
Lukoil (LKOH; com) – Russia – 2.40 MMBoepd – EV $36.2 billion
Total (TOT; com) – France – 2.35 MMBoepd – EV $136 billion
Do you dream of an employment in the oil and gas sector but you are clueless as to how to accomplish it?
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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.
This article will explain the overview of slips and elevator which are very important tool on the rig.
Slips are wedge-shaped gripping devices which are used to suspend the drill string in the hole. They fit around the body of drill pipe and wedge in the taper of the rotary table’s opening. Slips have serrated inserts or dies that will grip the outside diameter of the tubular when it is set on the rotary table. To set the slips, rig crews place them around the pipe and the driller then slowly lowers the pipe until the slips can take up the load. The dies in the slips will firmly hold the pipe. In order to remove the slips, rig crew grasp the slip handles and as the driller picks up the pipe, they lift them out of the rotary table opening and set them aside.
You can watch this video to see how the rig crew set and remove the slips