Drilling Rig Night Moves
Due to recent events of a young man who passed away recently during a recent drilling rig incident we thought we’d talk about Night Moves.
With an increase in pressure to do things cheaper, faster & better as of late we find ourselves in a new age predicament. The industry is always pushing people, equipment & sacred rules to the limits. This at times can come at a cost that should never be seen.
I don’t know what your view is on moving rigs at night, but there once was a time when this was frowned upon. Does this way of thinking still exist or have we started to push the envelope in this respect as well. Get the job done no matter the risk.
In my mind I’m not afraid of much as long as the proper safeguards are in place & guys aren’t being careless about shit. This means having the proper lighting in place & adjusting the pace of work to allow guys to do the job safely. Also given extra time to double check things to make sure wrecks don’t occur, having everyone on the same page & getting it done right the first time.
So big boss man wants the Night Move?
You want the rig moved as fast in the day? Then you shouldn’t be planning on moving at night & just wait until daylight if that is your mind set.
It’s the inexperienced leaders that make decisions in the office & are too busy looking at Data & not understanding the extra time / caution that must be present when doing things like this. But if you really want to move it a night don’t be surprised when it takes longer or you end up with your rig / equipment wrecked or worse someone gets hurt or even worse…
Although we don’t know all the details on what happened in this event, I know you all are feeling the pressure coming in at all levels.
Interested to hear what your thoughts are on this type of situation with Night Rig Moves as well as the importance of pushing & doing well, but also in making sure we are doing it right & not killing anyone in the process.
Take the time & comment below. Thoughts go out to this man’s friends & family. It’s unfortunate as heck & breaks our hearts to have another young brother pass..
RRR ¬ Drillers Club