EnergyWire headlines —

SPOTLIGHT

1. OFFSHORE DRILLING:

On world's most remote platform, safety is reinforced through persistence, peer pressure

PERDIDO SPAR, Gulf of Mexico -- Work aboard the world's most isolated offshore oil production platform and drilling rig is loud, dangerous and often unpredictable. Still, each day begins in a mundane way. A 6 a.m. briefing starts with a rundown of all the work to be performed over the next 12-hour shift with notes on where to avoid danger. Next, there's a discussion of small safety hazards people noticed the day before -- workers descending stairs too quickly, warning tape not properly signed, crew members improperly lifting heavy equipment. What sets work on Perdido apart from many other locations is the constant repeating of a message that all on board must maintain close attention to their and each other's safety. Money is the imperative, but tasks must be performed at a steady, deliberate pace. Rushing is forbidden. It's all part of a stringent safety training regimen not seen in other facets of the energy industry.

THIS MORNING'S STORIES

E&ETV'S ONPOINT

Advertisement

E&E Interactive

E&E's Power Plan Hub

Compiled Coverage by Issue

Global Climate Debate
Fiscal 2017 Budget and Appropriations
Drought
Oregon Standoff
Nuclear Crisis

E&E Special Reports

Heating up in the Heartland
Deep Underground
National Park Service:100 Years
Ukraine Hacking
Dead Seas
Hot CO2mmodity
A Tale of Two Coal Towns
Sports at Risk
People To Watch 2016
Greater Expectations: The New Geopolitics of Climate Change

E&E Services

Learn More About E&E
Start a Trial
Receive Email Alerts
Staff Directory
Employment Opportunities
Announcements

Advertisement

Latest Selected Headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

Latest E&ETV Videos