Key Safety Standard in Drilling Operations

1          Personnel

Work shall be restricted in all areas below other work being carried out at higher levels.

Work vests shall be worn by all personnel…

Simultaneous/ Concurrent Operations

Producing or conducting well intervention operations in adjacent wells during drilling operations is a potentially hazardous situation.  In simultaneous drilling/production operations a risk…

Drilling safety guidelines

Drilling safety guidelines

The drilling safety guidelines identify basic elements of a safety programme applicable for exploration, development, or workover operations.

1 Responsibilities

Safety is the responsibility of…


This article describe the key Safety standards in Drilling Operations;

Slickline Safety Instructions

  • Have a good prejob meeting with the whole crew, inform the crane driver and check with him the correct signs for crane movements. Run together through the program, shortly explain the purpose.
  • Make…

Emergency Preparedness Program

The purpose is to ensure operational follow-up of the performed risk analyses, emergency preparedness analyses, and any other recommendations from the Health, Safety and Environmental cases prepared…

Rig team responsibility during emergency response

Responsibilities of the rig team in case of emergency and provide definition for the different Emergency levels.

1. Company drilling supervisor

  • Responsible to take immediate responsive action to…

Drilling Risk Register

This article is an example (MS Excel format) of a Risk Register for a standard land well;

Risk Register Example

Guidelines for developping road safety procedures

Transport related accidents are responsible for the larger percentage of lost time accidents and fatalities. To ensure a safe operation it is essential to prepare procedures and guidelines for staff,…

Road Safety Plan

Driving remains one of the highest risk activities carried out within the oil and gas exploration industry on a daily basis (according to OGP). Driving risk increases in countries where driving habits…

Safety Organisation and Responsibilities

The Company is responsible for the implementation of safe operating procedures for both Company and Contractors' operations. The Contractors are responsible for developing procedures that apply to…

Storage of Dangerous Goods (Explosives and R.A. Sources)

The following procedure for storage of explosives and radioactive materials shall apply to the well operations and shall be used to control the access to the locked storage magazines for both the…

Adverse Weather Conditions

Basic types of adverse weather conditions (extreme temperature, freezing and wind) and the precautions to be taken.

1  Extreme Temperatures

Extreme temperatures affect the safety of personnel…