87 – Mud Pits

7 May 2003

Alert 03 – 22 Use of Rope & Bucket to Catch Samples Results in a Hand Injury

Alert 03 – 22 Use of Rope & Bucket to Catch Samples Results in a Hand Injury WHAT HAPPENED: During a cementing job, the slurry was batch
7 April 2003

Alert 03 – 16 Mismatched Hammer Unions Still Being Found

Alert 03 – 16 Mismatched Hammer Unions Still Being Found WHAT HAPPENED: Reports continue to come in involving pressurized lines and the unions used on these lines.
7 March 2003

Alert 03 – 10 Decanting Synthetic Based Mud Can Results in a Flash Fire

Alert 03 – 10 Decanting Synthetic Based Mud Can Results in a Flash Fire WHAT HAPPENED: The purpose of this alert is to remind everyone of a
8 August 2002

Alert 02 – 37 Handling “Big Drilling Fluid Chemical Bags”

Alert 02 – 37 Handling “Big Drilling Fluid Chemical Bags” WHAT HAPPENED: We continue to see the manual handling of big bags for materials on our rigs.
8 June 2002

Alert 02 – 26 Flare Line Pilot Results in a Reserve Pit Fire

Alert 02 – 26 Flare Line Pilot Results in a Reserve Pit Fire WHAT HAPPENED: While circulating out a well through the gas buster the driller instructed
8 March 2002

Alert 02 – 09 Rope Caught in Mud Pit Agitator Causes RWC

Alert 02 – 09 Rope Caught in Mud Pit Agitator Causes RWC WHAT HAPPENED: A derrickman was attempting to remove and reposition a 8mm (3/8”) plumb-bob rope
16 November 2001

Alert 01 – 43 Near Miss – Pressurization of a Tote Tank

Alert 01 – 43 Near Miss – Pressurization of a Tote Tank WHAT HAPPENED: Recently a near miss occurred while a derrick-man and mud engineer was trying
16 September 2001

Alert 01 – 32 Fatal Incident – Crewman Crushed

Alert 01 – 32 Fatal Incident – Crewman Crushed WHAT HAPPENED: While building mud weight a crew of roustabouts were mixing barite using super sack bags. They picked
9 July 2001

Alert 01 – 25 PPE-Goggles Needed for Moving/Handling Chemicals

Alert 01 – 25 PPE-Goggles Needed for Moving/Handling Chemicals WHAT HAPPENED: A first aid type incident took place recently involving a short service employee (SSE) who was