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ASIA PACIFIC QUARTERLY REVIEW OF OFFSHORE ACTIVITY FOR Q1 2018

NEW AWARDS AND TENDERS A drop in jackup utilization rates from 63% at the end of December last year to just 48% at the end of this quarter is mirrored by the Floater sector which also dropped from 28% to 22%. This would suggest the market is worsening but in fact there are promising green […]

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5 Ways to Stay Safe in a High Voltage Hazardous Area

A safe work environment is not always enough to control all potential high voltage electrical hazards. Careful planning and adequate safety procedures are essential to prevent contact with equipment under test. Do you know how to minimize the possibility of an electrical incident? Below are a few ways you can protect yourself when working in a high voltage […]

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Best Practices To Prevent a Dropped Object Incident

If you work in oil and gas worksites, you are more than likely aware of the possibility of a falling object on and offshore (DROPS). Incidents occur when there is a lack of knowledge regarding safety procedures and guidelines especially in potentially hazardous or high severity areas. The article will explain DROPS and some of the best practices you […]

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Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Update – Asia OTC 2018

This blog was written a while ago regarding the state of the Asia Pacific Oil and Gas market with a focus on Asia Pacific. Some of this information may be slightly outdated especially in regards to those drilling contractors who have been relatively busy in acquisitions in 2018. In saying that however it is extremely […]

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Oil and Gas Asset Update – 2017

Please see a review of the 2017 activities in the Oil and Gas Asset market. We have already seen large changes in 2018 and it is expected that this will continue into the rest of the year. This review is accurate upto the conclusion of 2017 however gives a great overview of the asset market, […]

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Flame resistant clothing: What is it and why is it important?

Flame resistant clothing (FR Clothing) is self-extinguishing and non-melting which will limit exposure and injury. Workers can be engulfed in flames during an electric arc or flame condition and most severe burns and fatalities are caused by non-flame resistant clothing igniting and continuing to burn. Skin that is under non-flame resistant clothing is often burned […]

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OCS Group’s Lunch and Learn: Arc Flash

You might have heard of the term “Arc Flash”, but what is it exactly? And why is it so important for safety professionals to be responsible and completely aware of what the issues are with electrical arc flash safety? It is imperative to learn and be alert at all times when handling electrical equipment to […]

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USCG training “Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations”

USCG: OCS Group Trains USCG in Hazardous Areas OCS Group visited the US Homeland Security  and US Coast Guard (USCG) in Port Arthur, Texas last week to educate about electrical equipment in hazardous areas. OCS Group discussed the importance of competency and skills regarding offshore area classification. Determining the hazardous area classification is essential to identify […]

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Arc Flash: Know the Risks, Regulatory Requirements and Preventative Techniques

The definition of an Arc Flash according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an electrical current that passes through air when insulation or isolation between electrified conductors is no longer sufficient to withstand the applied voltage. Arc Flash incidences are such a health and safety hazard that there are multiple legal requirements associated […]

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How To Abandon Cables Using 3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment?

OCS Group is working with Thorne and Derrick to improve electrical skills in the industry! Below is an article from Thorne and Derrick to help those in the industry. HOW TO ABANDON CABLES This video by 3M Electrical shows how to abandon cables safely using 3M CSCAK Cable Abandonment Kits. 3M CSCAK kits are complete with […]

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