Due to the increased need to explore farther reaches for resources, we are finding ourselves working in some of the most remote and harsh locations on Earth. In such environments, the usual issues associated with offshore drilling are extrapolated due to the extreme conditions in which people have to work. The physical effects such as hypothermia, frostbite, respiratory ... Read more.
Following on from my previous blog – a live feed of our recent ‘Energy in the Spotlight’ event, I thought it appropriate to follow up on some of the key points that were raised, providing a basis for discussion and debate. I particularly liked the presentation that Charles Hendry, UK Minister of State for Energy, ... Read more.
Faithful readers of my blog will remember that the elements of Operational Asset Integrity: people, equipment and systems, cannot be regarded in isolation. In my final blog, I would like to talk to you about the linchpin that connects all elements up: Systems. When talking about systems, we refer to the whole set of organisational ... Read more.
This is the second of four blogs explaining the interplay between people, systems and equipment and the importance of striking the right balance between these actors. In this blog I will be looking at the relevance of people in relation to the strive for operational asset integrity. The ‘People’ element relates to staff suitability. This ... Read more.
There is a lot to gain in asset equipment optimization to make your drilling asset more reliable. However, recent disasters have created global awareness that equipment condition alone is not a certificate for a reliable and safe drilling operation. As soon as it operates, people and systems involved in operating the asset become equally important. ... Read more.