Drops Survey Guidelines

By | 2017-09-07T03:53:10+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Drops, Main|0 Comments

General Conditions for DROPS Survey:

  • Inspectors to be qualified to carry out Drops survey
  • Quality control on the final product to be in place;
  • Provide soft copy large size photos of each item;
  • Generate the following docs:
    • Survey report;
    • Inspection Checklist;

Surveyor

Qualification

Surveyor Competency to be demonstrated by attaching his certification;

Also the Surveyor must be competent in the following topics:

  • Reliable Securing Best Practice;
  • Safe Bolting Techniques;
  • Cargo Handing and Lifting Operations (including Lifting Equipment);
  • Moving / Dynamic Equipment and Machinery;
  • Solid Knowledge of Drilling Equipment and Functions;
  • Capacity (SWL & WLL) of the lifting equipment and the calculations related to it;
  • Awareness of relevant Safety Alerts and Safety (HSE) bulletins issued by equipment suppliers;
  • Risk Assessment;
  •  DROPS definition (static/dynamic), causes, consequences;

Timesheet

Timesheet of the Surveyor counter signed by Rig Manager to be attached as a proof of time spent on the Unit


Survey report

Survey report must consist of the following sections:

  • Surveyor Qualifications
  • Surveyor Timesheet;
  • Surveyed Unit description, i.e. Name, Zones;
  • Survey findings;

Zones

  • Must be divided into Zones – that will enable the Rig Manger to delegate certain areas to different personnel.
  • Unit Sketch/Drawing of the Unit with Zones clearly identified;
  • Mast Portray layout to be used;

Survey Findings Columns

Have the following columns:

  • Ref. Number;
  • Photos of the equipment to be inspected (General and magnified one) – large enough to be clear if printed in A4 format;
  • Location of Equipment (by Inspection Area);
  • Title of item;
  • Weight of item;
  • Primary securing method(s) of item;
  • Secondary retention method(s) of item;
  • Secondary retention swl;
  • Inspection Procedure (populated from the ‘How to Inspect’ column of the Equipment Family Inspection Criteria);
  • Passed / Failed survey;
  • Comments (state to be recorded ie Satisfactory or Reason for Failure & how to fix);

Inspection Checklist

Survey Company to generate checklist:

  • Checks to be carried out in the following timeframe:
    • Weekly;
    • Monthly (if applicable);;
    • 3 monthly (if applicable);
    • 6 Monthly, i.e. items to be included to Unit 6-monthly maintenance (e.g. items requiring NDT etc.);
  • Inspection checklist must be generated in Portrait Layout;
  • Text to be minimized as much as possible;
  • Divide into Zones;

Have the following columns:

  • Ref. Number to match with Survey Report;
  • Photos of the equipment to be inspected (General and magnified one) – large enough to be clear if printed in A4 format;
  • Title of the Item;
  • Inspection Procedure (populated from the ‘How to Inspect’ column of the Equipment Family Inspection Criteria);
  • Inspection Frequency (populated from the “Inspection Frequency” column of the Equipment Family Inspection Criteria);
  • Condition Pass / Fail;
  • Comments;

Consider having EX-IPADs to be used for Drops Inspection;


Failed Items

  • Fix the failed items;

About the Author:

Caspianexplorer
HSE Professional with more than 14 years experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry. Created this website to help the HSE Professionals from around the globe to form a sharing and learning community. My inspiration in HSE is a verse from Quran: whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely [Quran, al Maida 5:32]
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