Safety Alerts

Safety Alerts

IADC distributes HSE Alerts to Members as they are received. All Alerts issued will be archived on this web site. We welcome your ideas for future Safety Alerts.

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6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 31 Drilling Breaks

Alert 98 – 31 Drilling Breaks WHAT HAPPENED: A drilling rig experienced a chain of events, which could have resulted in a loss of well control. The
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 30 Family Passports

Alert 98 – 30 Family Passports WHAT HAPPENED: A Senior Tool pusher had a massive heart attack on the overseas rig to which he was assigned. He was
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
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 02 Kelly Wear and Damage

Alert 98 – 02 Kelly Wear and Damage WHAT HAPPENED: While making a connection in the mousehole to continue drilling, the driller was spinning the kelly to
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 01 High Pressure Lines and Hammer Unions

Alert 98 – 01 High Pressure Lines and Hammer Unions WHAT HAPPENED: A drill crew was drilling ahead when a third party pressure sensor attached to the