What does La Niña mean for Texas oilfields?

The 2015-2016 period was characterized by a strong el niño, which is a warming pattern in the waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. This warming pattern is temporary and causes wet summers and a milder hurricane season for Texas. The el niño has also decreased the...

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...

Wind Awareness for H2S Safety

  Click Here for Free Online H2S Training at WWW.Oilfield.Training In South Texas, wind can be an actual weather hazard when it becomes intense enough, as we have written in an earlier post. On wellsites with active H2S, the released H2S will be pushed around by...

Does SafeLand Cover Severe Weather?

Few topics in SafeLand are more region specific than the weather. In certain regions, some types of extreme weather are much more or less likely. In South Texas, however, the meeting of mid-continent and gulf coast regions means that all types of severe hazards are...

Rigsite Heat Safety

As temperatures increase and summer drags on, heat stress injuries and dehydration can become more common. See also: post on cold weather illness Heat stress prevention tips: Stay physically fit and healthy Acclimation to heat can take 5 to 7 days Drink extra water...