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PROCESS OF DECOMMISSIONING

DECOMMISSIONING Decommissioning is a process to remove something from active status. In the oil and gas industry, it removes a platform from an active state. In other words, it involves blocking the hole in the surface and remove off the equipment used in offshore oil production. Decommissioning is tremendously complex and expensive. Moreover, it is essential […]

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COMPEX EX01-04 TRAINING

COMPEX 01-04 HAZARDOUS AREA COMPETENCY TRAINING Working safely in a potentially explosive atmospheres is crucial. At the OCS Training Institute, the goal is to provide the training and skills essential to help companies in a wide array of industries operate safely and efficiently. One of the OCS training courses is CompEx Ex01-04, which provides the […]

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“China’s Unwanted Rigs” Who is going buy, reactivate and at what cost?

“China’s Unwanted Rigs” Who is going buy, reactivate and at what cost?” From 2008 to 2014, Chinese shipyards had thought they had conquered the world rig building industry by giving free finance with 5% down payment and nothing more to pay until delivery. At that time, it seemed too good to be true. Fast forward […]

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Hazardous Area Training: 500 505 API RP

Background of  500-505 500 and 505 are recommended practices classified into individual categories. The API Recommended Practice 500 (RP 500) is Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities. they are classified as Class 1, Divison 1, and Division 2. RP 500 is referred to as the division system. It provides […]

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OCS Wins 2nd Major Rig Inspection Contract in 2 Weeks

OCS Group has won a second major rig inspection contract in the last 2 weeks to firmly lay claim to the largest rig inspection company in the world. Managing Director Mark Tranfield is pleased to announce that OCS Group has won another “Significant” contract with Qatar Petroleum Development Co. Ltd (Japan) (QPD), for Engineering Services […]

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OCS Group Wins 80 Rig Inspection Contract

OCS Group’s Managing Director Mark Tranfield is pleased to announce it has won a “Significant” Rig Inspection Contract with ADNOC in the UAE for approximately 80 Rig Inspections for specialized equipment. This adds further to the 3 plus two year Rig Inspection services contact that OCS won two years ago for ADNOC offshore division. This […]

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Offshore Drilling: Under The Sea

It’s common for the majority of people to know about Disney classical films especially the catchy song of  The Little Mermaid’s “Under the Sea”. However only few of us have a basic understanding of the real “Under the Sea “habitant which are Rigs. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work on an oil rig? Well it is quite […]

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Dangers of Combustible Dust

What is a combustible dust? Many workers are not aware that there are fire and explosion hazards posed by many different combustible dusts. Metals like aluminum and magnesium, along with wood, coal, plastic, sugar, flour, paper, and certain textile materials can pose a fire or explosion hazard when present in fine dust. These dusts can […]

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Introduction to the Oil and Gas industry: An Intern’s Perspective

During my first week at OCS Group, I learned about the many areas of the oil and gas industry, which include different sectors. In addition, turns out the oil and gas industry even has its own language; terms that I’ve never heard before. I personally thought they were pretty entertaining; for example, “monkey boards”, which […]

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OSHA Compliance: Where Should You Start?

When learning about safety, it can be very time consuming and overwhelming with all the information that is available online. Ensuring proper safety procedures for the protection of your employees and facility are of course necessary no matter the size of your business. OSHA standards must be followed, so where should you start learning especially if you own a small business? The OSHA Compliance Assistance […]

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