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Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Drilling - Well Control

Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Drilling - Well Control | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Drilling - Well Control
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Well Control

Controlling a Oil and Gas well during a drilling operation is the highest risk that the crew will face. Losing control of a well can result in a “Kick” which can cause anything from an explosion to major environmental incidents.

Risk management controls for this hazard include drillers completing a “Well Control” course that involves knowing what a “Kick” is and what to do when it occurs.

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Falling%20Objects%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

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Falling Objects

Falling or dropped objects within the drilling industry are a major hazard and risk for workers working on a drilling rig floor. Objects dropped from height have the potential to severely injure or even kill a worker.

Risk management control measures for this include the following:

1)      Drops survey – This involves identifying each and every object that has the potential to drop from height and cause injury. Once the item/s have been identified they are then assessed and things like nylock nuts or safety pins are fitted to ensure the object doesn’t have the potential to drop from a height.

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Guides to avoid heat illness

AS the mercury rises, so to does the risk of heat-related illness. Here are some guides to stay cool.
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Heat stress is a major hazard during the Summer out in the desert in Australia. Drilling operations are more commonly found in these environments.

Due to this temperatures reach to a high of around 55 degrees on location causing heat related issues whilst working.

There are a few ways to combat and manage the risks of heat stress and they are:

1) Hydration

2) Shade

3) Rest breaks each hour

4) Healthy food

5) Limit alcohol intake at night

 

 

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Trainer/Assessor

Trainer/Assessor | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it

Laurie is a trainer/assessor with a company that coaches and mentors companies to be proactive when it comes to safety and safety leadership.

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Laurie is a professional within her industry and has a great skill set to go with all of her experience. Laurie's role sees her travel all over the world carrying out training for large companies. Issues that Laurie would find throught her work would be fatigue and fatigue management. As Laurie travels so much her modes of travel see her being escorted around to many places so relying on her drivers to take her everywhere.

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Taylor Carran's curator insight, March 25, 12:01 AM

I have Scooped this picture as it captures a Training and Assessor conducting a seminar on safety leadership. The Training and Assessor qualification is another course that i would like to complete. I feel that it goes hand in hand with Safety and can add value to my work. 

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Drilling Operations

Drilling Operations | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it

Exploration work within the oil and gas industry sees small mobile drilling rigs enter areas to avoid the need to disturb the environment and have a minimal environmental disturbance. My friend Paul works on a drilling rig and tells me his job is hot and hard work.

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I had the privilege to work with Paul in the Middle East and i know his environment is hostile and hot. The main hazard that Paul comes across is the heat and heavy rotating equipment. In the drilling industry each and everyday the biggest part of the body that is always injured are hands and fingers. People are always going to place their hands and fingers where they arent meant to be placed. This is a factor that needs attention to ensure a downward trend in hand and finger injuries starts to occur and the culture changes within the industry.

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Saxon Energy worker dies on site

Saxon Energy worker dies on site | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
A 21-year-old Saxon Energy worker has died at Rig 185 at the Fairview Santos GLNG operation site.
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The unfortunate and avoidable incidents that can occur in a high risk environment. Working around noisey machinary and obscured vison has its hazards as the industry found out with the fatal death of a young 21 year old man.

This incident highlights the reason safety is a high priority within the Oil and Gas industry and why companies are so proactive about maintaining a safe workplace.

Unfortuneately this incident has an effect on so many people for the rest of their lives.

 

"All incidents are preventable"

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Beck Weaver's curator insight, July 3, 2014 9:16 PM

The unfortunate and unnecessary death of one person can have a devastating effect on many. This young man's family (including his work family) will be affected for the rest of their lives. Just because we work in a risky environment does not mean that we must accept these risks. 

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Coal-seam gas irrigation trial halted - Newcastle Herald

Coal-seam gas irrigation trial halted - Newcastle Herald | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Ferret Coal-seam gas irrigation trial halted Newcastle Herald A TRIAL involving the use of coal seam gas waste water to irrigate crops at Gloucester should be immediately halted following revelations of the contamination of an aquifer near another...
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Finding beneficial uses of extracted CSG water is a hot topic within the industry. As water is the life out in the outback and every farmer sees water being extracted and evapourated aways must be heartbreaking for a struggling farmer.

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Qld landowners fight coal seam gas miners

The stand-off between coal seam gas (CSG) miners and residents at Tara on Qld's Western Downs is now likely to be headed for the civil courts.
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Workplace Health and Safety in Australia

Workplace Health and Safety obligations have changed. Watch this short video to see how you could be impacted and the systems that are necessary to proactive...
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Ensign Automated Drilling Rig (ADR®)

Our customers gain many advantages through our proprietary Automated Drill Rigs (ADR®) technology, including speed, flexibility, scalability, versatility and...
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The ability to remove people and workers from harms way if the main focus on a drilling rig these days

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Farai Mhandu's curator insight, March 21, 2015 11:04 PM

This is an important scoop showing where industry is heading that is towards systems that involve little personnel involvement. This design not only reduces the risk of injury to workers but also comes as a cheaper option. As an OHS specialist my plan in the next five years is to partake in such design projects that aim to reduce risk in the workplace.

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Easternwell Rig Life Video -- Oil & Gas

Life on a drilling rig - Easternwell Oil & Gas.
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A great insight on life on a drilling rig

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Hazardous chemicals - Safe Work Australia

Hazardous chemicals - Safe Work Australia | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.
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Hazardous Chemicals

 

In the drilling industry hazardous chemicals are a high risk when used incorrectly and without the correct knowledge of what the chemical is and how it is to be handled correctly. Many drilling companies use chemicals each and every day with some being very minor and some being high risk and need to be handled with care.

Managing these risks include the following control measures:

1)      SDS – Safety Data Sheets – Safety data sheets are developed by the manufacturer of the chemical to be supplied to the user to ensure they are aware of the hazards and risks associate with its use.

2)      Chemical risk assessment – A chemical risk assessment must be carried out on each and every chemical and its intended use to ensure it is used correctly and that its hazards are highlighted and known by each and every user

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Manual handling risks associated with the care, treatment and transportation of bariatric (severely obese) patients in Australia - Safe Work Australia

Manual handling risks associated with the care, treatment and transportation of bariatric (severely obese) patients in Australia - Safe Work Australia | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.
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Manual handling in the Drilling Industry is a significant hazard and if managed correctly.

Back injuries and hand and finger injuries are the most common due to the weight and size of objects.

Big burly blokes in the drilling industry have the mentality that they are unbreakable and underestimate the weight they can manage.

 

Risk management factors for this hazard includes:

 

1) Manual handling training and assessments

2) "Step Back" - Step back is a tool used to do exactly that - Step back, assess the task, assess the hazards of the task at hand.

3) Use of lifting aids

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Construction Supervisor

Construction Supervisor | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it

Peter is one of the construction supervisors looking after a pipeline construction company in NSW. Pete has been working with the company for over 5 years.

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Pete explains his main hazard within his operations is heavy lifting and machinery and human interface. Dropped objects that come from lifting heavy objects can easily result in a fatality. Objects dropped from a height have to ability to gain momentum so by the time they reach the ground they almost double in weight.

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Safety Advisor

Safety Advisor | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it

Iain is a Field Safety Advisor for Arrow Energy. He currently works in Dalby for the Drilling and Completions department. Ian has been working at Arrow Energy for just over 2 years.

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Iain works in an environment that sees him dealing with construction, drilling and landowners out in QLD to explore and drill for coal seam gas. Iain deals a lot with hazardous chemicals, heat stress, cranes and lifting operations. Iain would have to be very compliant with laws and legislation to know what is the safest way to carry out a task.

 

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5 Million Man hours - Seismic Operations

5 Million Man hours - Seismic Operations | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it

My boss and operations manager that work hard to lead a safety culture to achieve a fantastic outcome of 5 million man hours incident free.

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Seismic operations are not relatively high risk operations but the operations are usually carried out in either desert or snow environments usually temperatures reaching 50+ degrees or minus 40 degrees.

Along with working in a desert operation you will also come across cultures within the country of Iraq that will see you making sure you are aware of your environment.

The company that Steve works for has a total of 600 staff and 120 vehicles that are out driving over desert plains and 150mtr high sand dunes.

Steve says that driving and heat stress are the biggest hazards that the staff come across each and everyday.

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Surat Basin Coal Seam Gas Industry Explosion - Queensland - Australia

Surat Basin Coal Seam Gas Industry Explosion - Queensland - Australia | OHS Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The aftermath of a toxic chemical fire displaying yet another impact of the poorly regulated Coal Seam Industry.
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As an employee in the CSG industry i can see the explosion in more heavey vehicles using the roads. More car accidents on roads that were designed for quiet country towns. Its a worrying trend that needs more attention and infrastructer.

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Coal Gas Seam Drilling (simplified)

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A great detail on showing people how CSG drilling is carried out and the possible effects it can have on aquifers.

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Greens condemn Qld coal seam gas approvals

Greens leader Senator Bob Brown tells a public rally in Brisbane the rapidly expanding coal seam gas mining threatens to contaminate ground water supplies an...
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There is always that fine line between extracting minerals from the ground whilst limiting the effect it has on the environment.

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An Australian first: Minimal disturbance rigs in action

The Australia Pacific LNG Project is using the only minimal disturbance hybrid coil tubing drilling rigs in Australia.
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OFFICIAL WEATHERFORD RADAR RAP

The beginning of 2012 saw a number of minor incidents within the Weatherford Drilling Group in Australia. These lead to a serious injury to one of our fellow...
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A great modern way of promoting safety in the drilling industry

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Beck Weaver's curator insight, July 3, 2014 9:19 PM

Safety isn't just about filling out forms and holding meetings.

 

Safety professionals are embracing technology and promoting safety in the workplace and in the community in an entertaining and informative manner.

 

Campains such as Melbourne's metro trains rail safety public service campain "Dumb Ways to Die" (winner in Best viral online film and video category - Webby) and the Weatherford employee (rig crew) initiative RADAR rap promoting their "8 GEMS" are a great (and catchy) way to promote safety in the workplace.