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Latest Safety Notes from DrillSafe
The Safety Notes section contains safety tips, equipment news, safety news, and other information to promote health and safety in the drilling industry.
Why does the drilling industry need DrillSafe? Read about DrillSafe's re-launch and the Drill Rig and Safety Innovation Forum.
Order the Mine Health and Safety Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, or the Diamond Drilling Handbook by W.F. Heinz.
Why does the drilling industry need DrillSafe? Download the article to read about DrillSafe's launch and it's aim to create a health- and safety-conscious community that shares information, learning and a passion for a safer drilling industry.
Read the DrillSafe launch article, entitled Exploration drilling training provider launches safety forum, which appeared in Mining Weekly on 22 March 2013.
In recent months a number of quillrod failures have been reported and in at least one of these instances a member of the drillcrew suffered a Lost Time Injury. The quillrod is an irreplaceable part of a drilling operation and so it very important that the causes of quillrod failure are clearly understood and that appropriate pre‐use checks are carried out to ensure that further quillrod failures do not occur.
This paper aims to briefly outline some of the more important issues involved in the design, manufacture and use of drillrods. While this paper is focused on diamond core drillrod the principles discussed apply to all drillrod / drillpipe used in other drilling applications.
The drill bit has stopped turning and the KTB project is winding down. Germany's superdeep borehole is complete. How and why was it drilled? And what have the scientists achieved so far?
The Gulf Oil Disaster, which began on April 20 2010, was one of epic proportions.
Read the Report to the President compiled by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (January 2011), entitled Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling.