Safety Alerts

6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 29 Power Line Safety

Alert 98 – 29 Power Line Safety WHAT HAPPENED: While moving a rig, a forklift was being used to transport a small desanding motor. Instead of putting the
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 28 Crew Change Communications

Alert 98 – 28 Crew Change Communications WHAT HAPPENED: An incident occurred on a rig where 420 feet (128 meters) of tubing was dropped in the well
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 27 Energy Lock-Out Procedures

Alert 98 – 27 Energy Lock-Out Procedures WHAT HAPPENED: A rig worker was adjusting the front rollers on a set of pipe spinner power tongs. When the
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 23 High Pressure Hose Safety

Alert 98 – 23 High Pressure Hose Safety WHAT HAPPENED: A high-pressure top-drive rotary hose ruptured under a pressure of 3000 psi. The hose fell to the
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 13 Mud Logger Explosion & Fire

Alert 98 – 13 Mud Logger Explosion & Fire WHAT HAPPENED: A Mud Logging Unit was in the final phase of rig up when an explosion and
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 12 Cutting Drilling Line

Alert 98 – 12 Cutting Drilling Line WHAT HAPPENED: A rig worker was in the process of cutting drilling line. The 500-ton blocks had been hung on
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 11 Improper Use of Hand Tools

Alert 98 – 11 Improper Use of Hand Tools WHAT HAPPENED: A workover rig crew was tripping in the hole with specialized shouldered production pipe. The pipe procedure
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 10 Pressure Washing Safety

Alert 98 – 10 Pressure Washing Safety WHAT HAPPENED: A rig worker was using a high-pressure steam cleaner to wash between the drawworks motors when he slipped and
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 03 Adjustable Pipe Wrenches

Alert 98 – 03 Adjustable Pipe Wrenches WHAT HAPPENED: A lost workday accident occurred while rigging up wireline equipment. The wireline contractor was using a 24″ iron pipe