Protect Your Hearing in the Oilfield

  EARS ARE SENSITIVE Our ears are sensitive tools that detect vibrations in the air known as noise. Sometimes this noise is important, especially when hearing instructions, enjoying some music, or visiting with our families. Danger comes from noise levels that...

Nights Tour Hazards

The oilfield is characterized by long days but also has long nights. Many workers prefer the nights tour for many reasons such as that it is cooler and quieter than days. If you want to learn more about nights in the oilfield, then grab a hot cup of joe and read on....

Attitude Matters

There is one corner of the American oil patch where there are only three major operators and all three have distinctly different cultures. One of those was “work hard, play hard,” another was “find the best answer,” and the third was something along the lines of “no...

Does SafeLand cover mud pits?

RESERVE PIT The reserve pit is where drilling fluids (mud) is held. On most modern rigs, the reserve pit receives annular returns from the solids control equipment (shale shaker). Only clean mud and some cuttings should be making it into the reserve pit. The reserve...