Rig Activities

20 February 2015

The Floorman

The Floorman There are a number of titles for Floorman (or Rotary Helper as some call him). One is the Lead-tong man, another is the Make-up
20 February 2015

Engine and Generator Safety

Engine and Generator Safety Engine Safety Procedures When working on an engine clutch or transmission, it should be locked in a neutral position. Utilize a lockout/tagout
20 February 2015

Responsibilities of the Floorman

Responsibilities of the Floorman Keep tongs properly balanced and greased.  Lubricate all hinge pins. The one between the tong head and handle is most important. Adjust
20 February 2015

Responsibilities of the Driller

Responsibilities of the Driller The driller should inspect the rig and make sure that all bearings are being greased. The driller should explain to his crew
20 February 2015

Rig Up/Down Elevator Links

Rig Up/Down Elevator Links Elevator Link (The Bails) Care should be taken when rigging up the elevator links.  A pre-job meeting should be held to discuss
20 February 2015

Drill Stem Testing Safety

Drill Stem Testing Safety These drill stem testing safety recommendations have been prepared to advise operating company employees about actions they can take to influence the
20 February 2015

Dangers while Working Drill Pipe

Dangers while Working Drill Pipe Working around tubulars is where most injuries occur on drilling rigs and as with drill collars, working around drill pipe has
20 February 2015

Dangers while Working Drill Collars

Dangers while Working Drill Collars Working around tubulars is where most injuries occur on drilling rigs.  Drill collars are extremely heavy and extra care needs to
20 February 2015

Drilling Line Care, Inspection and Replacement

Drilling Line Care, Inspection and Replacement Anything that moves is subject to wear, but much equipment wears out before its time due to neglect, abuse and