Dear All Our contractor secured the BOP with chain and Cahin BinderPlease advise wether it is safe to secure with chain binder or they should go to wire rope and turnbuckle ?any specific standard for that? Any comment highly appreciatedSee More
"As Shehab said, i checked SLb standards, written,
The minimum width of the lug ,must be 0.25 inches, at there is minimum wing Nut chat which describes the Minimum high it in various types, 15022002,1002 in different sizes"
"First off all , be aware performing concurrent operations is very hazardous. So a Job safety analysis must be discussed prior to making DP stands.
I guess that mouse hole is close to the rotating string: Assess the situation if…"
"It's a pretty standard practice, just have to make sure the hands keep the hoist away from the TDS and pipe. On my rig we pick up a single with single joint elevators and put it in the mousehole then set slips, remove single jnts and pick up…"
"As long as there is an experienced hands to supervise the job, I think there would be no problem. Also we do this in making up stands only and when the top drive is at a higher elevation while drilling to prevent any untoward incident.
"You may check with your local, state, and/or federal OSHA regulators for all of the information that you are looking for. But for the most part if any line under pressure that is under 1/2" and is under 150 pounds pressure may not be required…"
Dear All, I am looking to specific guidance or standard which indicate that which pressurized air lines need whipcheck or other securing devices. ( i mean from which pressure we need to consider securing devices such as whipcheck) Any help highly appreciated See More
"We never used a lanyard, we used to ride them down for the thrill until the brass brake wore out and the toolpusher put a stop to it, about 3 runs. I never seen anything like this I agree with Wayne Nash must have been on backwards. I had the…"
Hi, I have a Stop Card by one of rig crew who observed making drill pipe stand by air winches and power tong in mouse hole while drilling operation is ongoing (Top drive System), he believed that it is unsafe practices, however i could not find any references for this observation..Any comment or experience on this?Shahram See More
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I agree, he appears to have not been tried in, he should have had a least 3 hook on points. It also looks like the Manrider got caught up and his momentum threw him off. Very sad to see in this day and age.
You recently posted a video clip of a accident when testing the man rider, do you have any further details of this incident, root cause, location etc.
I may help us all be more proactive over the concerns of using this equipment.
Thank you for sharing the video Shahram.
It is a terrible tragedy. it is my hope that posting it on the site will save lives in the future and force changes to the safety of the geronimo.
Angola is not much of a problem Shahram, just make sure you have your yellow fever and tetanus shots. You will need to provide proof of the yellow fever shot on arrival (International Certificate of Vaccine) or they will charge you US$50 to have it done at the airport in less than sanitary conditions.
Make sure someone will pick you up, do not, under any circumstances, leave the airport or accept a taxi or lift from anyone who offers it unless there are from your company or someone who is their representative. As it is your first time you will be travelling on a 15 day visa most likely and this will mean that you will have a piece of paper with the visa on it. Because of this you can expect to be delayed on arrival, possibly up to 3hrs.
So, the best way to cut this time down is to follow this. When you check in for your flight to Luanda ask for a seat close to the front of the plane and get an aisle seat. Exit the plane as soon as you can, stay near the door on the right hand side of the bus that will take you to the terminal, be quick...
As you enter the terminal you will see a man (sometimes a woman) at a counter with a bunch of people queuing, or pushing on, around him. Get to that man as fast as you can, you will need to show him you’re International Certificate of Vaccine and he will issue you a stamped disembarkation sheet. As soon as he gives it to you get in one of the lines for immigration fast.
You can fill in the sheet as you slowly make your way to the counter. If you don’t follow the above and move as fast as you can you may see the 3hrs turn into 5hrs if the airport is busy. When you get to the immigration counter they will take your passport and visa and ask you to go stand in little area off to the left. This is where you may wait up to 3hrs for your visa to be transferred to your passport.
That is about the hardest part of Angola. I don’t know what you will be doing or where you are staying but in general Luanda is relatively safe if you follow certain guidelines. Do not just go walking around the streets, don’t go anywhere alone, and do not carry valuables, expensive watches, cell phones, lots of money around with you and leave the bling at home, as robbery is rampant.
Just remember this; Angola is not long out of a 30 year civil war that saw all the population armed by either the government or the rebels so as a consequence there are a lot of guns around, you may not see them, but they are there. I have been working in far flung places for 33 years and I find the one golden rule to follow is this.
Don’t make yourself a target, be aware of what is going on around you and look around at the people, if they are looking at you (more than a glance) they are likely sizing you up for a mugging. If you find someone watching you closely, stop and stare back at them as these guys want an easy mark and generally if they know you are aware of them they will move on. Other than that, Angola is a good place and most of the people are great.