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Simulators create immersive role-playing environments for team-based lifting training

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Drilling It Safely, July/August

Over the past 10 years, most fatal work accidents on offshore oil and gas structures have involved the use of lifting equipment. The central causal factors are human error. In particular…

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Lift plans must tackle key questions of risk, responsibility, crew understanding, equipment

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Drilling It Safely, July/August

A lifting operation should be a well thought-out process – careful planning and assessment are required to ensure it is conducted safely and effectively. Several key…

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Environmental benefits may outweigh higher initial costs for readily biodegradable lubricants

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Drilling It Safely, July/August

Diamond Offshore Drilling has worked with Ohio-based Terresolve Technologies to replace the petroleum lubricants used on Diamond’s rigs with readily biodegradable fluids where…

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4 steps to assess, avoid musculoskeletal injury

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Safety is an ongoing concern for our industry. From fire-resistant suits to protective eyewear and headgear, rig crews have access to a plethora of external protective equipment safety…

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HSE Corner: Competent water management system will improve drinking water quality, protect employee health

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

There is an increasing awareness in the offshore drilling industry that safe and potable water is an important factor for good health onboard the rig. Many offshore platforms use bottled water for human consumption to ensure quality…

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GPS tracking systems on company vehicles can save fuel, labor costs, correct bad driving habits

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

GPS tracking systems have been available for years, but only in the past year has the technology and price reached levels that…

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More than the sum of its parts: how 20,000-psi subsea BOP stack was designed, developed

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

This article focuses on identifying and completing the GAP technologies necessary for the design and testing of a deepwater 20,000-psi subsea…

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Well control simulation software enhancing pre-drill planning, reducing risk of ‘big events’

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Simulation software is taking the steadfast methods of well control future forward. The industry is seeing a trend in demand by…

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Driver tracking, monitoring yields measurable improvement in employee driving culture

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Motor vehicle incidents are the most common cause of death and serious injury for the oil and gas industry, mainly due to a high level of exposure. The World Health…

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HSE system uses visual icons to help employees identify potential hazards, correct behaviors

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Many companies use one system for hazard identification, one system for a job safety analysis/job hazard analysis (JSA/JHA) and still another system for behavioral…

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