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Free In Between Well Checklist for Drilling Rigs

In Between Well ChecklistBefore embarking on a vacation, careful planning is done to ensure the time away goes as planned. Leaving things to chance can lead to undesirable consequences and a not-so-pleasant hiatus from work.Starting a job or a project is no different. Careful planning must be done prior to […]

Decoding the Advantages of Barcodes

Advancements in technology have made life much easier than it was even five years ago. But many companies have been slow to adopt this technology, usually because it doesn’t fit their core business aims and/or they have had IT issues in the past. The energy industry is one that has […]

Challenges of Doing a Physical Count

 John couldn’t believe what he was hearing from his OIM. “We are going on downtime for not having WHAT?” he asked. Apparently, his company had run out of VX Gaskets (metal gaskets for the wellhead) after the last few were used for In-Between Well Maintenance during BOP Pressure Testing. Then, due […]

Free Packaging and Sorting Checklist to Reduce Shipping Costs

During Christmas, my wife recalled the unique way her father packaged certain gifts. Each child would receive a small gift that was placed inside a box, which was placed in a larger box, which was in turn placed in a larger box than that one, and so on, like his […]

Rig Reactivation Planning

 The medical definition for reactivation is “to restore the ability to function or the effectiveness of.”  For hundreds of rigs in the world waiting their turn to be brought back online the question remains as to what that cost could be; depending on the age, class, and size of the […]

Lean Process Management

During times of financial stress and heightened market volatility, we often hear these words being used in efforts of reducing overhead. Words such as “Lean, efficient, cost control or reductions, and so on.” When the market pendulum swings back from a bull market, we often see reports of headcount reductions, […]

Inventory Criticality – What Are Your Critical Spares?

Figure – Example of Shaffer Style AnnularRing..Ring..It was early Saturday morning when Joe got the call from the rig telling him the upper annular had failed a pressure test and that they would need to disassemble it to see what the problem was.  Joe quickly called his boss Tom, the […]

Free Rig Warehouse Checklist

Rig Warehouse Checklist for Managers Bobby said goodbye to his family late one night and got on a plane to a distant city.  The next morning, he woke up at 3:30 AM to meet the helicopter departure time of 7:00 AM, leaving him bleary-eyed and a bit tense. Bobby’s phone […]

What Do Materials Coordinators Do?

What do offshore materials coordinators do vs. what others in oil and gas think they do?   Materials Coordinator= Storekeeper, Offshore Materials Administrator, OMC, Materialsman or similar.