Category - Industry and General

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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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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