76 – Crushed

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

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

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

Drawworks and Accessories: Operation and Maintenance Safety

Drawworks and Accessories: Operation and Maintenance Safety The driller is in direct supervision of his men for their tour.  It should be noted by all crew
20 February 2015

Cutting off a Drilling Line: Safe Procedures

Cutting off a Drilling Line: Safe Procedures For many years drilling contractors have extended the life of their drilling lines by moving the areas of wear
20 February 2015

Crown Block Warning Devices

Crown Block Warning Devices Running into the crown block with the traveling block is not an everyday occurrence.  But when it happens the results may be