Svein Krosli

Svein has been with OWS for 15 years as TRS technician, technical supervisor and instructor. He is now Global Product Line Manager, Tubular Running Services.
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Training new TRS technicians: The days of yelling and patronising are over

Being a casing operator is so much more than being able to handle the tools. As a TRS Technician you need a wide understanding of the role, must be a bearer of safety culture, have basic communication skills and know how to behave on a rig to be regarded a qualified one.


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Topics: QHSE, TRS

Years of experience says nothing about your offshore competence

You may have heard the saying “You can have 20 years of experience, or 1 year of experience repeated 20 times”. In other words, if someone does the same thing in an inefficient way over and over they’re probably not as competent as that smart person that’s worked more efficiently in their first year.

Individuals that are faced with varying types of frameworks, systems, processes and challenges and have learned to problem solve in a dynamic and productive manner due to exposure, will have a wider overall grasp and a high standard of offshore competence.

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Topics: Casing Running

Improved casing running starts with proper training of the casing crew

I guess most of you with some years in the industry remember the feeling of being a rookie. How you had no idea of the craft, or at least had not figured out how it all connects or relate to one another. I was a mechanic myself and had never been on a rig before. The QHSE-certification was the only oil related training I’d had. Showing up on the yard didn’t exactly put the pieces together. It took some time before I could call myself a TRS operator.

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Topics: Casing Running

Correct interpretation of tubing/casing make up graphs  

The sophisticated software developed to read make up graphs on connections of various types of casing is very helpful when making up your connections. However, don’t ever get the impression that they can replace the experienced TRS operator. The human factor is vital in understanding what the graph is reporting, and deciding if the correct torque values are within the acceptance criteria.    

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Topics: Casing Running

Why improved casing running requires an experienced casing crew

 The rotation system on a rig means that a drilling crew may go months or even longer without even being present when the casing are being made up and set. That makes up for using a specialized crew to handle the casing running.

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Topics: Casing Running

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