RA-1 – Rig Move Operation Risk Assessment

By | 2018-01-03T10:57:58+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Risk Assessment|0 Comments

What is Rig Move Operation

Rig drills the well or wells in one spot. When it’s finished it gets taken apart or towed in one piece to a new place and put back together to drill another well.

This RA is applicable to Land Rig moves.

Rig Move Operations Hazards

  • Vehicles in convoy
  • Other road users
  • Poor road condition
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Poor vehicles condition
  • Personnel physical conditions
  • Unsecure loads on trailers and trucks
  • Overhead power lines
  • Pipe lines – Pressurised Flowline
  • Lack of Welfare Provisions
  • Lack of available emergency services

Rig Move Operations Hazard Effects

  • Road traffic accidents and roll over causing property damage and / or injuries with potential death
  • Fatigue and mental stress
  • Environmental damage from vehicle accidents
  • Fire & explosion
  • Delayed operations
  • Revenue loss
  • Damage to reputation
  • Dehydration
  • Overheating
  • Emergency services unable to find the Unit

Rig Move Operations Hazard Controls

  • Overhead line clearance certificate if required
  • Pre-move meeting to define roles & responsibilities and to identify potential hazards
  • Rig move procedure
  • Pre-move inspection and road / area survey
  • Pre-use check and inspection of vehicles and loads
  • Regular checks of vehicles and load during journey
  • Journey Management – restrict / avoid night journey
  • Plan convoy and controlled speed of vehicles
  • Police escort & traffic controls
  • Work regime and rest periods
  • Established mean of communication
  • Signboards provided on every turn leading from the nearest PDO main camp to the Unit
  • Supervision

Rig Move Operations Control Failure Recovery

  • ER procedures and ER Team
  • Updated Duty Roster and telephone contact of base support.
  • Support vehicles availability

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