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What Causes a Blowout on an Oil Rig?

What Causes a Blowout on an Oil Rig?

Understanding what causes a blowout on an oil rig can help you devise strategies that ensure the workers’ safety during drilling operations. A blowout or oil rig explosion can be devastating and even cause deaths when not prevented. In 2017, CDC reported 69 fatalities...

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5 Types of Oil Rig Accidents

5 Types of Oil Rig Accidents

Working in oil-drilling sites exposes workers to various types of oil rig accidents that can cause injuries and deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44 workers got fatally injured on around 431 oil rigs in Texas. Notably, the injuries...

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Elastomer Properties and Where to Use Them

Elastomer Properties and Where to Use Them

You’ve probably heard about elastomers in oil drilling operations, and you wonder what elastomer properties make this material special. Elastomers are polymers with greater viscosity and elasticity than natural rubber. This viscoelastic material is an excellent...

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Renting vs Buying: Which is Right For You?

Renting vs Buying: Which is Right For You?

If you plan to install a blowout preventer, you must compare new BOPs and used BOPs and select what fits your project. The option you’ll choose depends on the complexity of your project and budget. For instance, a used BOP can be more convenient when you don’t have...

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What is an Oil Rig Blowout?

What is an Oil Rig Blowout?

You’ve probably read how drilling companies invest so much in blowout prevention, and you wonder, “What is an oil rig blowout? Also known as a ‘kick,’ an oil rig blowout is the sudden and uncontrollable release of oil and gas from a drill pipe during drilling. It can...

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How Do Oil Rigs Float?

How Do Oil Rigs Float?

You’ve probably noticed massive offshore rigs floating in the middle of the ocean, and wondered, “How do oil rigs float on water?” The rig is enormous, with cranes on all sides and hundreds of employees working on it. You might think that the rig is rising from the...

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6 Fracking Uses

6 Fracking Uses

Hydraulic fracking comes with many benefits due to the several fracking uses. This technique is widely used in the oil and gas industry to increase production. It is very reliable because it increases accessibility to oil and gas deposits lying deep. What are some...

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What is Fracking Oil?

What is Fracking Oil?

If you’ve never worked or visited a drilling site, you might wonder, “What is fracking oil?” Well, fracking is an effective drilling technology used to extract oil and natural gas from shale rock. Many drilling companies use this technique to extract millions of cubic...

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5 Types of Oil Drilling

5 Types of Oil Drilling

As an employee or a stakeholder in the oil and gas industry, you need to understand all the types of oil drilling methods. The method to extract oil or natural gas from the earth’s crust depends on various factors, such as soil type and the site’s geographic location....

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How Does Oil Drilling Work?

How Does Oil Drilling Work?

When you’ve never been to an oil drilling site, you might wonder, “How does oil drilling work?” Well, a lot happens during oil drilling, which involves technical processes and sophisticated drilling equipment. The drilling process involves many risks, including...

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