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

The correct use of safety clamps

 

In one of my previous articles I spoke about the use of slips.
Understanding the operation of the slips will make you understand the purpose of the safety clamp.  Why do we use it in our daily operations on the drill floor, whether we run Drill Pipe, Casing or Tubing?

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Topics: Casing Running

3 ways of getting out of trouble with a top drive casing running tool

The top Drive Casing Running Tool has been portrayed as a tool that increases efficiency, keeps people away from red zone and helps you get out of trouble. In this article I will focus on the characteristics that make the tool such a great problem solver, and why I consider it a great insurance policy. 

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Topics: Casing Running

How radio operated slips lifters may reduce costs

In my last blog post I talked about the safety matters in casing operations and how the increased use of radio operated casing equipment is really making an impact on safety in the global market.

You can read the article here. 

In this post I will focus on the economical benefits this equipment is capable of delivering. I will use the radio operated slips lifter as an example and place it in its natural context as a part of a totally hands free casing running (and tubing/ drilling operation). This list of benefits is all contributing to increased efficiency of operation on different levels.

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Topics: Casing Running, Drilling Equipment

Radio operated equipment reduces risk in casing operations

 

From my location in Thailand it is obvious that a change of culture is taking place. While the remotely operated casing equipment traditionally has had its main market in the North Sea, things are now turning in Asia. The popularity of automated equipment is directly reflected in the reduced number of casualties from production in our region. How do you get the most out of your radio operated casing equipment?

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Topics: Casing Running, Casing Preparation

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

Running casing in stands on a dual derrick rig

When being blessed with two derricks on your rig, you should take the full advantage of the extra opportunities this introduces. Running casing in stands is an obvious way to save valuable production time, and in this article I will show you why I consider it a crime not to seize the opportunity to save plenty of bucks.

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Topics: Casing Running

The use and misconceptions of slips in casing operations

Considering the solid position of slips in our industry, it is strange that we still confuse or miscommunicate the terms, types and purposes of the different kinds. Considering the rapid development of the technology, it is remarkable that they more or less look and work the way they always have.

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Topics: Casing Running

How to manage risks and hazards in casing operations?

Although casing activity represent less than 10 % of well cycle time, the injury rate is more than 10%, and more than 50 % of lethal accidents on a drill rig happens during casing, according to IADC.

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Topics: Casing Running, Casing Preparation

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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