Surviving the Surprise Inspection

Imagine this: a surprise inspection hits your rig, and you DON’T need to worry. It’s not a fantasy, it’s reality. Despite the industry wanting more autonomy and less interference from agencies, surprise inspections still show that many offshore rigs are committing serious safety violations. The increase in inspections are a result of the Deepwater Horizon accident Read more about Surviving the Surprise Inspection[…]

How One Customer Exceeded Safety Goals with WSR

The oil and gas industry continues to rebound from the downturn a few years ago. Prices fell, and companies were forced to lay off good employees. For a while, things looked bleak. Even as prices improved, attrition grew as newcomers to the industry filled the roles of those who left during layoffs. Luckily, a few Read more about How One Customer Exceeded Safety Goals with WSR[…]

How to Convert Safety to Savings

Yes! It’s happened! Between your team of employees reporting more near-misses and you implementing a system to follow-up on incidents, your sites have become safer, fewer employees are getting injured (including clumsy Johnny), and it’s time for you to  share the good news with the bosses. And you know the best way to impress your Read more about How to Convert Safety to Savings[…]

OSHA Fines Suck. Wellsite Report Doesn’t.

In 2016, OSHA shared their Top 10 serious and willful violations. Within those Top 10 categories were over 35,000 violations – yikes. When a violation is determined to be a Willful Violation (considered intentional violations, committed without regard for employee safety), a company can face up to $70,000. For one fine – and that doesn’t take Read more about OSHA Fines Suck. Wellsite Report Doesn’t.[…]

Why Everyone Needs The Cloud

There’s a reason why companies like Netflix, Apple, and even paper-happy Xerox have embraced cloud computing for their businesses: it works. It’s given them the ability to grow faster, manage processes and people more efficiently, and be more accessible to their customers. We’re moving out of the early adopters stage — all industries are embracing Read more about Why Everyone Needs The Cloud[…]

Observations Require Management – Here’s How to Do It

Remember when Johnny hurt himself? For the billionth time? It’s one thing to have to deal with Johnny’s antics in the moment, but we don’t always consider the continuing time consumption that happens post-accident. Human Resources gets involved and let’s hope Johnny doesn’t need workman’s compensation. Having your field be down one man doesn’t help, Read more about Observations Require Management – Here’s How to Do It[…]

You Need to Use BBS Observations – Here’s Why

Once again, Jonathan has hurt himself. He fell down the stairs. You could have sworn he’s done this before – didn’t the guys on site call him “Lumpy” for a year after giving himself a welt on his forehead? – but there’s no time to figure that out right now. This fall was bad, and Read more about You Need to Use BBS Observations – Here’s Why[…]

Digital Services are for Everyone – Even You

Strategy firm Clareo and the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) reported on the E&P industry and its growing desire to create new digital solutions to increase production and reduce costs. Their paper, “The Oil & Gas Industry’s New Normal: Rethinking Innovation Priorities in the Age of Low Prices,” encourages the fast growth of innovation, commenting that Read more about Digital Services are for Everyone – Even You[…]

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