Category - Industry and General

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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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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Developing Skilled and Competent Workers

“Competence” is a combination of someone who has the capability, experience, skills, including a good attitude that an individual must obtain and demonstrate  in order to meet the performance standards onshore/offshore. Although the primary use in the international oil, gas and energy industry continues to be the identification and closure of skill and knowledge gaps, new applications and technologies are emerging. Thus, […]

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THE MORE THE MERRIER?

Opportunities for the Asia Pacific region’s fifty (50) strong jackup fleet are not exactly extensive. This is especially true in Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia who practice forms of cabotage that mean Velesto (UMW) and PV Drilling’s fleets are rarely out of work. It is not quite so true in Indonesia where Apexindo should have a […]

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The Crude Awakening: $200/bbl Oil

How did we get here: Its all about Supply and Demand? Between 2004 and 2008 oil was riding a wave generated by a supply issues and supported by ‘long’ speculative investments and a declining US dollar. The crude price reached a peak of $147.27/bbl where every-man and his dog in the industry made a great […]

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Is the 2018 Jackup Market in Asia any better this year?

Although we are only six months into the new year, a picture is already emerging of what we can expect of the jackup market this year when you compare statistics for 2017 and those to date for 2018. Year 2017 began with a fleet strength of fifty-one (51) jackups plying their trade in the region. Of […]

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Assembly Instructions for Cable Gland 453 Exd IIC Gb

Cable glands may be used on all types of electrical power, control, instrumentation, data and telecommunications cables. They are used as a sealing and termination device to ensure that the characteristics of the enclosure which the cable enters can be maintained adequately. The 501/453/Universal cable gland provides two independent seals on armoured, elastomer and plastic […]

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4 Things to Look for in a High Voltage Switchboard Room

Making personal contact with any electrical voltage especially at high voltage levels can potentially be lethal, as a result, when working in an electrical High Voltage (HV) switchboard room, you should know what to look for.  The risk to anyone working in HV areas is greatly focused by careful application of sensible general and company safety regulations and […]

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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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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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