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Tubular Handling Activities


Stewart Gillies, ADC, DROPS Forum May 2015

Overview of the ADC methodology employed for review/inspection of tubular handling activities.  Including a documentation review, a matrix, physical inspection of the equipment etc. The matrix provides structure to all the items of equipment identified, procedures, maintenance and processes.  Also included is training and competence of the crew.  An example of the matrix which includes competencies, processes, and procedures observations.  A traffic light system is adopted to highlight the different observations.   The document review looks at the equipment list, management system and any details of DROPS or Tubular Handling Incidents.

Typical scenarios for various types of incidents and activities include supply boat to pipe deck transfer, BHA construction, RIH/POOH etc. Example findings from these activities have highlighted: over-complex management systems; OEM Bulletins not embedded, etc.

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