108 – Pipe Spinner

6 June 1999

Alert 99 – 18 Power Tong Incident

Alert 99 – 18 Power Tong Incident WHAT HAPPENED: The power tongs became stuck while tripping out of the hole. The floorman, who had his back to
6 April 1999

Alert 99 – 12 Identifying Control Panel Valves

Alert 99 – 12 Identifying Control Panel Valves WHAT HAPPENED: The crew reported to work without one crewmember. The rig supervisor assisted the crew in making a connection.
6 March 1999

Alert 99 – 10 Manual Tong Safety

Alert 99 – 10 Manual Tong Safety WHAT HAPPENED: The IADC Health, Safety and Environment Committee’s Safety Engineering by Design Sub-committee has identified the following concerns and recommendations
6 January 1999

Alert 99 – 05 Wire Rope Failure

Alert 99 – 05 Wire Rope Failure WHAT HAPPENED: A floorman was moving a drill pipe hydraulic torque wrench over to some subs on the rig floor
6 January 1999

Alert 99 – 04 Rig Tong Snub Lines

Alert 99 – 04 Rig Tong Snub Lines WHAT HAPPENED: During an inspection on a rig, the rig company found that the rig was using incorrect size
6 May 1998

Alert 98 – 08 Running Casing Safely

Alert 98 – 08 Running Casing Safely WHAT HAPPENED: While running 5 1/2” casing, the driller observed the derrickman placing his hands and fingers on top of
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 – 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