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Whipcheck on pressurized air lines
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Clyde E. Dyson Jun 22, 2013.

Making drill pipe stand while drilling !
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Started this discussion. Last reply by salah degheb Sep 20, 2013.


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Henry Jackson replied to shahram vatanparast's discussion Securing Hydrill BOP with Chain binder in the group Drilling HSE
"My Personal risk assessment is it works it is great but chains when blown make projectiles in the area. Is there a better way probably.   "
Dec 20, 2014
shahram vatanparast added a discussion to the group Drilling HSE

Securing Hydrill BOP with Chain binder

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
Mar 27, 2014
shahram vatanparast replied to khaled Mohamed shehab's discussion Wear on hammer union lugs in the group Drilling HSE
"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"
Nov 17, 2013
shahram vatanparast replied to Saif Alnasr Shwekat's discussion Derrick/Mast Integrity in the group Drilling HSE
"khaled Mohamed shehab        What is your Reference point?"
Nov 14, 2013
shahram vatanparast replied to Saif Alnasr Shwekat's discussion Derrick/Mast Integrity in the group Drilling HSE
"No, visual Inspection will not guarantee, your Mast integrity, check the related API requirements API 4G! as Mike mentioned in below . SHV"
Nov 14, 2013
salah degheb replied to shahram vatanparast's discussion Making drill pipe stand while drilling !
"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…"
Sep 20, 2013
kyle loney replied to shahram vatanparast's discussion Making drill pipe stand while drilling !
"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…"
Sep 12, 2013
Lito Panis replied to shahram vatanparast's discussion Making drill pipe stand while drilling !
"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. We are…"
Aug 27, 2013
Clyde E. Dyson replied to shahram vatanparast's discussion Whipcheck on pressurized air lines
"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…"
Jun 22, 2013
Zane Reese replied to shahram vatanparast's discussion Whipcheck on pressurized air lines
"We put them on 4" and 2" hoses that only have 20 psi on them."
May 31, 2013
shahram vatanparast posted a discussion

Whipcheck on pressurized air lines

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
May 21, 2013
Tony Cadrain commented on shahram vatanparast's video

Testing Geronimo Tragedy!!

"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…"
Mar 2, 2013
shahram vatanparast's video was featured

Lifting Tragedy

Crane boom broke and led to a fatal tragedy!
Jan 3, 2013
Mina Aziz Salama replied to shahram vatanparast's discussion Making drill pipe stand while drilling !
"May be you find all safety precautions in the manual ( while making stands off-line)"
Nov 2, 2012
Michael Taylor replied to shahram vatanparast's discussion Making drill pipe stand while drilling !
"Yes always use a tail rope and single latch elevators like tj was saying. Thats how we do it on our rig and have never had a problem"
Sep 16, 2012
TJ replied to shahram vatanparast's discussion Making drill pipe stand while drilling !
"They also make a small set of elevators to run on the hoist to eliminate having to use a lifting eye."
Sep 16, 2012

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At 7:52pm on November 10, 2009, Ng Zhimao said…
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At 9:20pm on September 27, 2009, ANRES EDUARDO CELY G said…

At 5:21am on September 25, 2009, Tony Reidpath said…
Hi Shahram,
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.

Tony R
At 11:31am on September 24, 2009, Tony Reidpath said…
Hi Shahram,
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.

Tony Reidpath
HSE Supervisor
At 12:04pm on September 22, 2009, Ashok said…
Please send me the geronimo accident video to ashokpm@gmail.com as I wish to share the same during our management safety meetings.


At 12:50am on September 9, 2009, Drilling Ahead said…
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.
At 11:07am on September 8, 2009, Randi said…
Happy Birthday!
At 8:35pm on July 27, 2009, Kim Bufton said…
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.

At 11:18pm on June 27, 2009, Paul B. Townsend said…
Peace be with you. I hope all is well for you and your family. Your struggles are not going unnoticed.
At 11:41pm on June 26, 2009, Drilling Ahead said…
Thank you Shahram. I hope you enjoy our site
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