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...

Cold Weather Illnesses

  Oilfield operations during winter in the United States can become hazardously cold. Certain locations are more hazardous than others. In South Texas, where the Eagle Ford Shale is located, temperatures on occasional years can become so cold that ice becomes...

Does SafeLand Cover Lockout-Tagout (LOTO)?

  Lockout-tagout procedures are intended to protect workers from potentially permanent injury or death while working on equipment and is an important part of a SafeLand curriculum. When energy is stored in a piece of equipment, it can be released both if...

Does SafeLand train for onshore operations?

We orient oilfield workers to SafeLand through the high quality IADC Rig Pass program. This orientation contains several topics that are important for onshore oilfield workers. Driving and Check-in The most dangerous activity in the oilfield, on a statistical basis,...

Does SafeLand Cover Hydraulic Fracturing?

FRAC-BASIC is our 1/2 and 1 day frac school for new hires to learn about the field. Frac training is important because almost all of the operators in South Texas use hydraulic fracturing to stimulate and complete their new wells before putting them on production. This...