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What Are Shear Blades Made Of?

What Are Shear Blades Made Of?

You may have heard that shear blades can cut drill pipes and now wondering, “What are shear blades made of?” Shear blades play a vital role in preventing blowouts during drilling operations. Whenever a potential blowout or ‘kick’ is about to happen, the shear blades...

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What Are The Benefits of Ram BOPs?

What Are The Benefits of Ram BOPs?

If you have never stopped or worked in any drilling site, you might wonder, “What are the benefits of ram BOPs?” Sometimes blowouts occur during drilling operations leading to a lot of destruction. BOPs play a vital role in preventing such certainties from happening,...

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Renting BOPs VS Buying BOPs

Renting BOPs VS Buying BOPs

A cost-benefit analysis offers valuable data when making an informed decision about renting BOPs vs. buying BOPs. But, a big question remains; why should one spend extra cash buying BOPs when they need them for a short time? So, it pays to explore and compare the...

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More Blowout Prevention Tips

More Blowout Prevention Tips

You will come across many blowout prevention tips, but you should first know what blowouts are and their cause. Blowouts leave devastating consequences when they happen. Most of them are due to sudden gas release, failure of proper flow of circulating fluids, or...

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A Short History of Oil and Gas

A Short History of Oil and Gas

Oil and gas energy has improved living standards, making it worth knowing the history of oil and gas (and their equipment). In the past, throughout the agrarian era, people burned wood for cooking and warmth. Wood remained the primary source of energy for many years....

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5 Common Oilfield Accidents

5 Common Oilfield Accidents

If you are working in an oil field, it’s essential to be very careful to avoid common oilfield accidents, like slips and falls. Many cases of injuries and fatalities happen in the oil and gas industry. Without observing safety measures, you may become a victim. What...

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Annular BOPs Versus Ram BOPs

Annular BOPs Versus Ram BOPs

Understanding the difference between annular BOPs versus ram BOPs can help you select what’s best for your drilling site. While both blowout preventers serve the same purpose, preventing potential blowouts, they function differently. This guide will help you...

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What Jacked-Up Rigs Are and When to Use Them

What Jacked-Up Rigs Are and When to Use Them

Jacked-up rigs are floating drilling rigs with three or four movable legs which can elevate when the rig relocates from one location to another. Jack-up rigs are commonly used when drilling oil from deep-sea reservoirs. Moving the jack-up platform into the required...

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BOP Certification Requirements

BOP Certification Requirements

As an oilfield operator, you should strive to fulfill all the BOP certification requirements to maintain the safety of workers. Ensure that BOPs are well-maintained and compliant with the government regulations. By recertifying the BOP systems, you can rest easy...

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