October 13, 2021
While transporting a service rig down a public highway, a set of aluminum stairs bounced off the load and landed on the road, impacting a third-party vehicle. The incident resulted in injuries to the occupants of the third-party vehicle.
October 12, 2021
A crew was in the process of rigging in a third-party hydraulic catwalk. A worker was positioned at the end of the pipe swing arm support (swing arm) to pull it away from the catwalk. As the swing arm was pulled away, it suddenly dropped approximately two feet and the leveling jack struck the top of the worker’s foot above the toe protector area. The worker sustained a fractured foot.
September 1, 2021
A coil tubing crew was running a fibre optic string into a production well. While placing the coil tubing into the well, the blowout preventor (BOP) separated from the wellhead. This resulted in damage to the coil tubing and loss of well control protection.
August 18, 2021
Well Testing and Fluid Handling Industry Recommended Practice (IRP) provides guidelines for well testing and fluid handling operations for all personnel.
June 22, 2021
A crew was called out to a fire at a heavy oil well site when hydraulic oil leaked onto an engine exhaust manifold. While no one was injured in the incident, the fire destroyed an engine skid, hydraulic system and associated equipment.
June 16, 2021
By providing information about the vaccination and establishing supportive policies and practices, employers can help increase vaccine uptake among workers.
May 28, 2021
A crew was hydrotesting a newly constructed pipeline when an incident occurred. During pigging operations, hydrotest fluid and the pig became lodged. While the crew dewatered and depressured the equipment, a large volume of air inadvertently escaped into the adjacent 400-barrel production tank. High pressure in the tank blew off the tank lid and vent lines. No one was injured in the incident, but it could have resulted in severe or fatal injuries to workers in the surrounding area.