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*Catwalk definition from Schlumberger’s Oilfield Glossary
It’s safety stand-down season on Trinidad’s Canadian and U.S. rigs.
If you pictured two rig managers challenging one another to a look-out card duel when you read ‘safety stand-down’ – this blog is for you. Read on as Greg Cochran, Field Superintendent based out of Midland, Texas, explains what safety stand-downs are and what they mean for our rig crews. Continue reading
Mike Kerik has worked for a few drilling contractors over his 18-year career in the Canadian oil patch.
After spending the last 12 years in Trinidad teal, he’s figured out what makes us stand out – both as a contractor and as an employer. According to Mike, sticking with us has been a bit of a no-brainer.
“High-performance people, modern iron, huge safety records; you name it, Trinidad’s got it,” said Rig 39’s Rig Manager.
Read on as Mike shares five reasons you’ll want to work on a Trinidad rig.
Check out our latest safety ideas worth spreading, created to keep safety at top-of-mind on and off the rig. Live by them, work by them, and share them, because everyone deserves to go home safely.
1. Get home safely. Those who matter most depend on you.
2. At Trinidad, we find unsafe work unacceptable. Everyone deserves to go home safely.
3. No one who was ever injured thought it would happen to them.
4. Make getting home safely this year’s resolution.
5. Always choose the safest path, not the quickest one.
6. Get engaged, assess and reduce risk.
Last month, Derek Hibbard, our General Manager of Global HSE, shared four steps we took to ensure safety success when rig counts spiked in 2017. This week, Derek outlines a few of our plans for an even safer 2018.
As proud as we are of our safety record, we’re always gunning for a perfect score. In our pursuit of eliminating incidents of any kind on Trinidad’s rigs now and in years to come, here are three safety areas we’re focusing on this year. Continue reading
This week on the blog, we’re taking a look at Trinidad Rig 601, the 2,000 HP desert driller destined for Bahrain in early 2018.
Originally designed to drill in the Ghawar oilfield in Saudi Arabia, this four-year-old Trinidad-built rig boasts a quick tear down and rig up design. It’s also equipped with our integrated control system and RigMinder technology platform for added efficiency, safety and performance.
Learn more about the rig and its capabilities with ‘Trinidad Rig 601: New iron built to drill in Saudi Arabia,’ written when 601 was still on Canadian turf.
At Trinidad, we’re proud to give back to the communities where we work and live. It’s a responsibility our team takes just as seriously as providing value for our customers and our shareholders.
From coordinating school supply drives to volunteering countless lunch hours to make sandwiches for those less fortunate, our team is proud to dedicate time and resources to great causes. Just as our involvement enriches the lives of those in the community, it brings us so much joy to be able to lend a hand.
Here are some of the ways we gave back in 2017: Continue reading
This week on the blog, we’re showcasing our most popular photos on social media this year.
As always, we encourage you to submit your best Trinidad Drilling photos for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. Please be safe and respectful of operator guidelines regarding cell phone and camera usage at the rig. When submitting your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include the rig number, the date the photo was taken, and the photo’s location.
Thank you to all those who submitted beautiful shots from the field throughout 2017!
Our overall utilization rate rose quickly in 2017. Although it was an exciting time for everyone at Trinidad, firing up as many rigs as we did this year after the downturn had its safety challenges.
“Bringing previous employees up-to-speed after some time away from the rigs, and hiring new hands that weren’t familiar with Trinidad’s safety standards were two of our biggest challenges this year,” said Derek Hibbard, our General Manager of Global HSE.
Thanks to the direction of Derek and his team, 2017 was another impressive year in safety, even with a rapid rise in rig activity.
The mast is one of the most recognizable parts of a drilling rig. Standing up to 50 metres (164 feet) high, our team uses QT100 advanced steel on our masts to make more space for equipment and reduce the overall weight of the structure.
Not to be confused with four-sided derricks, masts are three-sided structures with an open face.