It’s that time of year again – when we think about how thankful we are for those around us, our families and our employees. Trinidad has a lot of cause for celebration, thanks to our crews’ impressive achievements in health and safety on our rigs.
Many of our teams achieved major milestones this year, and we are so proud of all of you. We do have to give Rig 123 a special shout out – they’ve gone an incredible nine years without a recordable injury. Now that’s dedication! Continue reading
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.
Here are four steps we took to ensure safety success when rig counts spiked in 2017: Continue reading
Field Superintendent Thomas McKenzie and the crews on Rig 136 would be the first tell you that working six straight years with no recordable incidents is no small feat. They’re also proof that it’s possible.
Programs like Trinidad’s Reliability Triangle and T.E.S.T. play instrumental roles in building the foundations for a safe rig, but rigs like 136 with significant safety milestones seem to have a little something extra working in their favour; friendships that go beyond the rig floor. Continue reading
Since making the trek from our U.S. division to Saudi Arabia in 2014, Rigs 126, 127 and 128 have been in good hands. Not only did all three rigs and their crews ace their recent health and safety audits, but they also celebrated two years with no long-term incidents. No easy task given our joint venture operations in the Middle East began just over two years ago.
When it comes to safety, Trinidad Rig 41 is king.
Every Trinidad rig works toward zero incidents every single day, and Rig 41 shows how it’s done.
Rig Manager George Deveson gets a ton of credit for guiding his rig to 2,222 days of safety.
He has been in the oil industry for just over 32 years, a Rig Manager for 14, and on Rig 41 near Grande Prairie, Alberta, for eight years. It’s fair to say he has the experience, not to mention the dedication, to keep his crew safe.
Brandon Merriman and Trinidad Drilling have a “from the beginning” kind of relationship. The Rig Manager has worked with Trinidad since he started his drilling career more than eight years ago, and he has worked on Rig 124 from the time it hit the field in 2009.
“I bleed Trinidad green,” said Merriman, who lives in northern Louisiana and has seen Trinidad’s U.S. division grow from its early days (we started operating south of the 49th parallel in 2005).
Merriman was at Rig 124’s helm when it celebrated six years without a recordable incident in June. This week, we decided to hand the blog over to Merriman to talk about his rig’s safety journey: Continue reading