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CORMORANT ALPHA DRILLING OPERATIONS GUIDE

RUNNING CASING (DRILLERS)

1. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

1) Circulating heads and appropriate shut in devices.

2) Casing elevators pick up side door and slip type.

3) Casing slips (Manual and Spider).

4) Table inserts.

5) Safety clamps.

6) Casing fill up lines.

7) Thread locking compound.

8) Casing dope.

9) Hydraulic casing tong.

10) Casing stabbing board and lifting accessories.

11) Rig floor and catwalk winches c/w lifting accessories.

2. ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS

CP-HSE-658 Lifting Operation Plans

Lifting and slinging guidelines CP-DOG-005 Section 8.8.

Handling tubulars with crane CP-DOG-005 Section 6.4.

3. SAFETY INFORMATION & LOLER CONSIDERATIONS

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1) Can be considered to be a routine operation, however careful co-


ordination between the Roustabout crew and drill crew is
required, there for the entire Roustabout crew should attend the
toolbox talk and be familiar with the risk assessment and lifting
plans. The risk assessment and lifting plan should consider the
work activities on the catwalk, pipe deck and the drill floor.

2) Any joints of casing which require to be tailed in using the crane


and drawworks then a separate lifting plan will have to be
produced. An example of this would be picking up the shoe track.

3) Shut in procedure in the event of a kick.

4) Identification of signals between the driller and the stabber.

5) The running speed at which excessive surging is likely.

6) Identification of safety points for pre-job toolbox talk.

7) Ensure all slings and shackles are certified, colour coded and in
good condition.

8) All elevators are certified.

9) Determine that the string weight will not exceed the rated
capacity of the blocks and elevators.

12) All pipe to be tailed with a rope.

13) Check out the weather forecast for the next twenty four hours
and take the appropriate steps required to meet the conditions.

14) Competent person to carry out pre-use checks on the stabbing


board and all associated lifting accessories, ensure colour code
is valid.

15) Limit the amount of casing laid out on the catwalk so as to avoid
joints accidentally falling off.

16) Should the pin end of a casing joint inadvertently come off the
catwalk whilst being picked up with the drill floor tugger, then
shut the job down and re-assess the situation. Utilise the crane to
restore the joint to the catwalk.

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17) The Driller has the overall responsibility for work activities on
the drill floor and the Roustabout Pusher is responsible for the
work activities on the catwalk and pipedeck.

18) Casing joints should not be rolled on or off the catwalk without
the Rig Superintendents permission.

Hooks of any type should not be used for any lifting operation
using Drillfloor winches.

4. PROCEDURE

4.1 PREPARATION

1) Hold a toolbox talk and ensure that all the relevant personnel
attend including the crane operator. Utilise the TRIC card for
the risk assessment and lifting plan. Remember a separate
lifting plan will be required for the shoe track.

2) Suspend a set of pick up elevators from the hook with slings of


the appropriate length and strength to reach the top of the 'V'
door when the blocks are at pick up point.

3) Install the elevators. (If required, change out the bailes.)

4) Have the correct slips and safety clamp on the rig floor.

5) Change out the table inserts if required.


(Refer to DOG section 1,25)

6) Suspend the casing power tong at the appropriate height.


(Means of suspension are rig specific.)

7) Have the rig tong's jaws changed to fit the casing size or suspend
specific manual casing tongs.

8) Engage the auxiliary brake.

9) Select the correct power assignment.

10) Select the gearing.


(Low high is most commonly used.)

11) Place the crew accordingly.

12) Have 'casing tables' prepared and ready for use.

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13) Have the running order on the rig.

4.2 PERFORMING

Because the shoe track constitutes such a small part of most casing jobs,
the steps have been laid out in script.
Remember: A separate lifting plan will be required for this part of the
operation.
Normal practise usually involves the shoe and track joints being craned in
and picked up directly by the blocks. This is done by swinging a single
joint suspended horizontally by the crane into the rig approximately four
feet above the floor and latching onto it with the side doors.

It is advisable to have the slinging arrangement on the joint as accurate as


possible because deviation from the horizontal will give rise to elevator
latching problems.

Tie the tagline as near to the end of the joint as possible to enable easier
control over swinging. Having prepared the rig floor to run casing i.e.
hung the tongs, cleared the area, changed out slips elevators etc. (These
tasks are common to other activities therefore no detailed explanation is
given.) The side door elevators are opened to face directly away from the
'V' door and the block picked up so as the elevators are sitting
approximately ten feet above the table.

The joint is then swung in across the table to as near the centre as possible,
the blocks are lowered to place the open elevators over the joint and the
elevators latched. If difficulty is experienced in latching use one of the rig
floor tuggers to raise the front of the joint slightly, in most cases this will
help overcome the problem.

Once the elevators are latched the Driller will pick up slowly while the
crane is slacked off. When the full weight of the joint is taken by the
elevators the lifting process is stopped to allow the slings to be removed
from the joint. Only then can the joint be picked up.

As the joint comes up the 'V' door the tailing rope which is strung across
the top of the 'V' door the tailing rope which is strung across the top of the
'V' door is drawn tight to accept the initial weight or the joint and then
control it's passage to the table by paying out the rope. Once the
swing has been taken out by the rope it is removed and the shoe joint is
lowered directly into the hole. In the case of the other joints the running
protector is removed and the threads inspected and the rope removed prior
to stabbing.
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Once made up, the integrity of the float and shoe non return valves are
checked by filling the casing to the mud line level then raising the joints
approximately forty feet. Allow time for the mud to drain then run back to
the original level. If the mud level inside has dropped and remains down,
the floats are sound. If the level starts to rise check out the valves for
blockages.

Unless the shoe tract couplings are left hand treads, it is normal procedure
to make it up with a thread locking compound. This is done to alleviate
the problem of backing off the lower joint when the shoe is drilled out.

SHOE TRACK MADE UP AND SITTING IN THE TABLE.


(IT IS NORMAL TO HAVE A SAFETY CLAMP INSTALLED
FOR THE FIRST TEN JOINTS.)

1) Allow the pick up elevators to be attached to the joint sitting in


the 'V' door.

2) Engage the high drum clutch and pick up at a steady rate until the
joint is three to four feet above the rotary.

3) Stop this upward movement gently by easing down with the


friction brake as the clutch is disengaged.

4) Hold the joint in this position as it is tailed in and the running


protector removed.

5) Raise the joint if necessary for stabbing.

6) Observe the stabber to ensure he has control 'up top'.

7) Lower the joint and allow it to be stabbed. (The power tongs are
now applied.)

8) Continue lowering the block until the pick up elevators come free
of the joint.

9) Stop the blocks.


(The stabber will control the angle during initial make up then
release the pick-ups.)

10) On the signal from the stabber lower the blocks until the elevators
can be seen to be below the collar or signalled to stop by the
stabber.
(Additional care must be taken in windy conditions.)

11) Once the elevators have been latched and the signal given. Wait
for the joint to be torqued up and the tongs removed.
(If not already done so.)
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12) Pick up using the appropriate gear. Allow the slips to be pulled
or unset.

13) Disengage the clutch and lower the string utilising the auxiliary
brake to control the speed of descent.

14) Slow down and stop the string descent with the friction brake so
as to transfer of weight from the blocks to the slips is smooth.
(The pick-ups will have been attached to the next joint in the 'V'
door.)

5. ON COMPLETION

1) Unlatch the elevators.

3) Raise the blocks.

3) Fill the casing. (No more than five joints to be run without
filling.)

RUNNING CASING (FLOORMAN)

1. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

1) Tailing rope.

2) Snap on or casing running protectors.

3) Casing dope and brush.

4) Casing tong.

5) Slips.

6) Casing fill up line.

7) Pick up elevators.

8) Casing stabbing board and lifting accessories.

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2. ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS

CP-HSE-658 Lifting Operation Plans

Lifting and slinging guidelines CP-DOG-005 Section 8.8.

Handling tubulars with crane CP-DOG-005 Section 6.4.

3. SAFETY INFORMATION & LOLER CONSIDERATIONS

1) Can be considered to be a routine operation, however careful co-


ordination between the Roustabout crew and drill crew is
required, there for the entire Roustabout crew should attend the
toolbox talk and be familiar with the risk assessment and lifting
plans. The risk assessment and lifting plan should consider the
work activities on the catwalk, pipe deck and drill floor.

2) Any joints of casing which require to be tailed in using the crane


and drawworks then a separate lifting plan will have to be
produced. An example of this would be picking up the shoe track.

3) Ensure the pick up elevators pin is installed correctly.

4) Never stand between the joint and the rotary when the joint is
being raised.

5) Use only the recognised handles when installing and removing the
power tongs.

6) Avoid pressure surges when opening and closing the fill up line.

7) Keep loose clothing clear of the threads when stabbing and making up.

8) A competent person should carry out pre-use checks on the stabbing


board and all associated lifting accessories, ensure colour code
is valid.

9) Limit the amount of casing laid out on the catwalk so as to avoid


joints accidentally falling off.

10) Should the pin end of a casing joint inadvertently come off the
catwalk whilst being picked up with the drill floor tugger, then
shut the job down and re-assess the situation. Utilise the crane to
restore the joint to the catwalk.

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11) The Driller is responsible for all work activities on the Drill Floor.

12) The Roustabout Pusher is responsible for all work activities on the
pipe deck and catwalk.

13) Casing joints should not be rolled on or off the catwalk without the
Rig Superintendents permission.

Hooks of any type should not be used for any lifting operation
using Drillfloor winches.

4. PROCEDURE

4.1 PREPARATION

INVOLVED ARE FOUR RIG CREW AND THE CASING CREW.

1) Hold toolbox talk, ensure that all the relevant personnel


including the crane operator attend. Utilise the TRIC card for
the lifting plan and risk assessment. Remember a separate lifting
plan will be required for picking up the shoe track.

2) Assist in hanging the power tongs.

3) Have the correct dope and brush on the rig.

4) Hang the casing tongs or change the rig tong jaws to fit.

5) Install the tailing rope securing one end of the tailing rope to the
anchor point, run the rope across the top of the 'V' door and
through the movement restrictor. (This can be a shackle or the
circumference of the snubbing post for example.)

6) Hook up a 'return line' from the rig floor to the pipe deck for the
casing protectors to be slid down .
(This step is rig specific.)

7) Install a set of pick up elevators and bridle on a tugger line.

8) Check that the elevators installed are the correct size and type
and are operationally sound.

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9) Place one man to operate the tugger, he will also control the
tailing rope and help install the 'block' pick up elevators.

10) Place one man to remove the tugger pick up elevators, dope the
joints box end and remove the pin end protector.

11) Place one man to help remove the protector, help stab the joint
and install the pick up elevators on the next joint.

12) Place one man to help with the stabbing power tong installation
and using the fill up line.
In addition to these men, a power tong operator will be present
on the floor.

4.2 PERFORMING

THE SHOE TRACK IS PICKED UP AND HANGING FROM THE


BLOCKS. (Remember a separate lifting plan is required for this part of
the operation)

1) Lower the pick up elevators suspended on the tugger down the


'V' door.

2) Once latched onto the joint raise the joint until the pin end passes
the casing stop.

3) Lower the joint until it rests against the casing stop.

4) The pick up elevators are removed and lowered back down the
'V' door for latching onto the next joint.
(The man who removed the elevators now dopes the box.)

5) As the blocks are lowered the pick up elevators suspended from


the hook are grasped taken over and latched onto the joint in the
'V' door. In conjunction with this the slips are set.

6) If required install the safety clamp on the joint in the slips.

7) As the Driller raises the blocks and the joint starts to move
upwards, tighten the tailing rope across the top of the 'V' door so
that it sits three to four feet above floor level.
(When using 'slip type' elevators and slips it may be necessary to
raise the rope level.)

8) Control the passage of the joint by paying out the rope through
the restrictor until it is about two feet from the rotary.

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9) Remove the running protector and the tailing rope.


(The protector is passed down to the pipedeck via the 'return
line'.)

10) The joint is then centred by two men over the box and guided in
when lowered.
(Care must be exercised so as not to trap clothing or digits when
stabbing.)

11) Two men pull the casing tong onto the pipe and ensure the
'doors' are latched.
(The operator will now torque up the joint.) Depending on
string weight a back up may be required. This is best
decided on rig.

12) Two men assist with the removal of the casing tong and ensure it
is secured.

13) Remove the safety clamp if in use. Pull the slips and set them
back.
(If centraliser or other casing jewellery is to be installed place the
slips round the pipe.)

ON COMPLETION

1) Fill the joints by the casing, fill up line when told.

2) Continue repeating the process.

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STABBING CASING (STABBER USE)

1. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

1) Stabbing board and lifting accessories.

2) Safety harness.

3) Inertia reel safety line.

2. ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS

CP-HSE-658 Lifting Operation Plans

3. SAFETY INFORMATION & LOLER CONSIDERATIONS

1) A pre-use inspection of the stabbing board and all lifting


accessories should be carried out by a competent person, ensure
colour code is valid.

2) The safety harness is checked for damage and any remedial action
taken.

3) The inertia safety reel is function tested.

4) The inertia safety reel is securely anchored out with the stabbing
board frame work.

5) The inertia reel safety line is securely connected to the safety


harness.

6) Specific signals between the Driller and the stabber and the
stabber and the tong operator are established prior to the job
starting and highlighted at the toolbox talk.

7) Secure any tools in use on the stabbing board with safety lines.

8) Hard hat chin strap to be worn at all times.

9) When using the pick up elevators to steady the joint during make
up, avoid placing the fingers in any areas likely to trap them
should the elevator turn on the pipe.

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10) The Driller is responsible for supervising stabbing board


operations.

4. PROCEDURES

4.1 PREPARATION

1) Hold a toolbox talk and complete the TRIC card, ensure that all
crewmembers are aware of the risks and the controls put in place
to mitigate them, also that they are familiar with the lifting plan.

2) Don the safety harness and ensure a snug fit.

3) Adjust the "belly rope" to accommodate personal stature (set it


up so that you can reach when leaning into the "bellyrope" at least
six inches past the centre line of the rotary table).

4) Manoeuvre the stabbing board to a height and position that will


provide easy access to the top of the joint of casing when it is
being stabbed. (It is advised doing this prior to the actual
stabbing.)

4.2 PERFORMING

1) After the single joint has been picked up to its stabbing height by
the blocks and is being brought towards the table area reach out
and grasp the pick up elevators by the handles.

2) Control the inward motion of the joint in conjunction with the


floor men's actions. (This will in effect kill any swing.)

3) Centre the joint in the vertical axis over the box end (use two
hands on the pick up elevator's handles.

4) Hold this position as the joint is lowered into the box. The power
tong is now placed on the pipe.

5) Make any adjustments to maintain the joints vertical axis.

6) Control any tendency of the joint to veer off the vertical


when being spun in by the power tong. (Control is effected
by grasping the pick up elevators by the handles with both
hands.)

7) Remove the pick up elevators only when instructed by the tong


operator.
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8) Signal the driller to lower the blocks.

9) Guide the sidedoor or spider elevators over the joint collar.

10) Signal the driller to stop lowering the blocks when the elevator is
below the joint collar.

11) Latch the elevators.

12) Signal the driller that the elevators are latched and seated
satisfactorily.

13) Ensure extension flap is retracted if fitted and return to the back
of the stabbing board.

5. ON COMPLETION

If necessary manoeuvre the board to allow passage of the blocks.

Ready the board in respect of joint height for the next joint.

RUNNING CASING (ROUSTABOUT)

1. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

1) Casing running protectors and installing equipment.

2) Catwalk casing stop.

3) Slings.

4) Pinch bar.
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2. ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS

CP-HSE-658 Lifting Operation Plans.

Lifting and slinging guidelines CP-DOG-005 Section 8.8.

Handling tubulars with crane CP-DOG-005 Section 6.4.

3. SAFETY INFORMATION & LOLER CONSIDERATIONS

1) Carry out pre-use inspection of all lifting equipment and


accessories, ensure colour code is valid and the SWL of the
equipment is adequate for the task.

2) Any joints of casing which require to be tailed in using the crane


and drawworks will require a separate lifting plan. An example
of this would be picking up the shoe track.

3) Ensure the pick up elevators are the correct size and type.

4) Ensure the safety pin is installed correctly in the pick ups.

5) Ensure there is adequate room to manoeuvre on the catwalk.

6) Ensure the work area is clean and free from obstruction.

7) Wet the catwalk to aid the travel of the running protector.

8) Ensure the returning running protector can be safely handled.

19) Can be considered to be a routine operation, however careful co-


ordination between the Roustabout crew and drill crew is
required, there for the entire Roustabout crew should attend the
toolbox talk on the drill floor and be familiar with the risk
assessment and lifting plans. The risk assessment and lifting plan
should consider the work activities on the catwalk, pipe deck and
the Drill Floor.

20) Limit the amount of casing laid out on the catwalk so as to avoid
joints accidentally falling off.

21) Should the pin end of a casing joint inadvertently come off the
catwalk whilst being picked up with the drill floor tugger, then
shut the job down and re-assess the situation. Utilise the crane to
restore the joint to the catwalk.
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22) Casing joints should not be rolled on or off the catwalk without
the Rig Superintendents permission.

23) The Roustabout Pusher is responsible for supervising operations


on the pipedeck and catwalk.

4. PROCEDURE

MAN REQUIREMENT - THREE MEN

4.1 PREPARATION

(THE SHOE TRACK HAS BEEN PICKED UP.)

1) Hold a toolbox talk with all the personnel concerned with the
operation, ensure that everyone is aware of the risks and controls
in place to mitigate them, also that they are familiar with the
lifting plans. Complete a TRIC card.

2) Place the 'running protectors' on the joints when the joints are
still on the racks.

3) Install the casing stop.

4) Wet the catwalk.

5) Prepare to transfer the joint or joints on to the catwalk.

4.2 PERFORMANCE

(TWO MEN REQUIRED.)

1) Position the brothers over the middle of the casing to be


bundled. (The casing being laid flat on a rack.)

2) Double rap and choke the selected number of casing joints with
two slings each positioned approximately five foot in from each
end.
(Care must be taken to ensure the choking effect comes from the
same direction and that the slings are not crossed.) Remember,
each sling should have a SWL approximately equal to the gross
weight of the load.

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3) Hook the brothers into each sling eye.

4) Step to the side. Never stand under a suspended load.

5) Signal the crane to pick up slowly. (This is done by the


designated banksman using either radio or hand signals.)

6) Observe the sling tightening on itself. (Ensure the sling does not
slip towards the centre of the casing.)

7) Stop the crane lifting when the bundle has formed but is not fully
lifted.

8) If necessary push the sling eye back down the sling.


(This is best done with a piece of timber or a hammer.)

12) Install a tag line at one end of the bundle (use a slip knot).

13) Step clear. Never stand under a suspended load.

14) Signal the crane to raise the bundle high enough to clear samson
posts or any other obstacles.

15) Bank the crane until the load is located vertically over the
catwalk.

16) Control the loads lateral movement with the tag line.

17) Signal to lower and land the bundle on to the catwalk.


Always prepare your landing site to enable the bundles to be
landed without crushing the slings.

18) Stop the descent of the brothers when they can be easily reached.
Note: Exercise care when releasing bundle slings as the
individual tubes are liable to roll.

19) Remove the sling eyes from the brother's hooks and lay the slings
parallel to the pipe.

20) Bank the crane to raise the brothers and position them over the
next load.

21) Take up a position on the catwalk near the bottom of the 'V' door.

22) Gasp the pick up elevators as they are being lowered down the
'V' door and carry them to the joint lying on the catwalk.
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23) Install the pick up elevators below the collar and install the
safety pin.

24) Signal the tugger driver to pick up.

25) Step back from the catwalk and observe the passage of the
joint along the catwalk, over the casing stop and up the 'V'
door.
Note: Should the pin end of the joint inadvertently fall of the
catwalk, stop the job and re-assess the situation, utilise the
crane to lift the pin end back on to the catwalk.

It may be necessary under certain conditions to guide the pin end along
the catwalk and when being raised over the pipe stop.

When this occurs always stand to the side of the joint and keep it at arms
length.

If necessary the catwalk tugger may have to be used to manoeuvre the


joint over the casing stop.
Note the use of two tuggers on the same load will require a dedicated
lifting plan.

5. ON COMPLETION

1) Remove the running protector from the return wire.

2) Pass it to the other crew member for installation on the pin end.

3) Continue running casing in the prescribed order.

If and when a joint has to be laid down. Use the catwalk tugger attached
to a sling double rapped and choked, two to three feet above the pin
protector to pull the joint over the stop. (Note: separate lifting plan
required.)
Lay it down and remove the pick up elevators and sling. Remove the joint
from the catwalk by lifting it with the crane.

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RIGGING UP CEMENT HEADS

NOTE:
There are various types of cementing heads available and not all have the
same connectors. The drill crews should make themselves familiar with
the type that is going to be used.
Whichever type, there are precautions during the operation that must be
followed to enable the task to be done safely. Below is a generalisation.
Specific operations must be assessed individually.

THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES SHOULD BE USED AND


PRECAUTIONS ADHERED TO WHEN RIGGING UP AND USING
CEMENTING HEADS.

1) Most heads are fitted with dedicated lifting chains. However like
any other lifting device these must be thoroughly checked before
use.

2) Heads fitted with these chains are fairly well balanced but with
the addition of extra swivels, lo-torque valves etc. the centre of
gravity changes and this should be addressed by the use of
additional hoisting and lifting equipment, to enable the head to
be stabbed in with the minimum of manual handling by the crew.

3) If the crossover has to be torqued using the rig tongs,


consideration should be given either to removing the head or
leave it loose so as the outlets turns against the tong arm.

4) If the circulating hose has to have a safety sling supported by a


tugger because of height, it should not be snubbed up tight. In
some instances the weight of cement inside the pipe can add
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considerable weight to the string which could be transferred to


the sling.

5) All circulating hoses, swivels and lo-torque valves should be


fitted with heavy duty safety lines.

6) The head must be connected to the lifting chains or safety slings


at all times during the operation.

7) When starting to circulate for the first time through the cement
head, the rig floor must be cleared of all personnel untill the
integrity of the head is confirmed.

USE OF SINGLE JOINT ELEVATORS

Preface:
Single joint elevators are manufactured to very close tolerances and standards.
There are two types in general use.

1) Flat shouldered type for use with pipe with a collar as the connection and
where the load is carried on the elevator shoulder.

2) Insert type for use with pipe with an external upset on the box of the tool joint
and where the load is carried on the tapered inside blocks that match the upset
of the tool joint..

It must be stressed however that all elevators are naturally manufactured to new pipe
dimensions but it is not always new pipe that is used. Variations in dimensions due to
downhole wear could cause individual joints of pipe to slip through these elevators.

Where insert type single joint elevators are planned to be used, consideration
should be given to use lifting caps / nubbins as a safer method of picking up and
laying out tubulars

1. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

1) Single Joint Elevator and Lifting Accessories.

2) Spreader Assembly.

2. ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS & RELEVANT INFORMATION

1) Manufactures (BJ Varco) manual.

2) CP-HSE-658 Lifting Operation Plans.


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3) Rigging and Lifting Handbook.

3. SAFETY INFORMATION & LOLER CONSIDERATIONS

1) All lifting operations should be properly planned, appropriately


supervised and carried out to protect the safety of workers.

2) A competent person should carry out a pre-use inspection and ensure that
elevator is the correct size and type for the tubular to be handled, also the
SWL is adequate for the task.

3) In the taper block type, ensure that the working tolerance of the elevator is
suitable for lifting pipe of the given outside diameter (OD), tooljoint (OD)
and the degree of upset to the tooljoin.. E.g. 18-degree insert type
elevators must only be used with tubulars with 18-degree external upset
tooljoint.

4) If casing type, physically check that the elevator fits the pipe, runs
smoothly along the pipe without excessive slack and butts out evenly on
the casing collar.

RIG SPECIFIC RUNNING LINER AND COMPLETION STRINGS

INTRODUCTION

There are two methods used on the Cormorant Alpha to run liner and completion
strings.

1. For non chrome strings the mousehole is utilised. This avoids the need of
having a man on the stabbing board and its associated risks. The pin protectors
remain on until the joint is lifted out of the mousehole.

2. For chrome content strings the stabbing board with single joint elevators and
"Chrome Master" stab in tool are utilised.

ASSOCIATED SECTIONS OF "DRILLING OPERATIONS GUIDE"

1:10 pages 1-12 Running casing. (drillers, floormen, stabber).


1:10 pages 1-3 Use of single joints.
1:19 pages 1-2 Operating stabbing board.
1:20 pages 1-2 Maintenance of stabbing board.
1:39 pages 1-4 Laying out tubing (driller).
6:1 pages 1-3 Running casing Roustabout.
6:4 pages 1-4 Handling tubulars.
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6:5 pages 1-3 Drifting casing.


6:6 pages 1-2 Laying out casing.
6:7 pages 1-5 Job summary.

GENERAL SAFETY OBSERVATIONS USING THE MOUSEHOLE.

1) The tugger is used with a single joint elevator to set the joint in the mousehole.

2) Because of the distance from the rotary to the mousehole a set of "J" hooks are
hung off and used to bring the elevators into the pipe in the mousehole, thus
avoiding unnecessary manual work. It is very important that the driller stops
travelling down as soon as the elevators are latched to avoid transferring any
weight to the slings. As the driller picks up the hooks are removed and tied
back out of the way.

3) When using the mousehole it is possible for the "YC" elevator slips to activate
before they reach the tubing collar. If this happens continue lifting the joint out
of the mousehole so the pin end is no more than 1-2 inches above the floor.
Keeping his feet well clear the floorman pushes the joint towards the
drawworks side of the rotary table. The driller sits the joint down and releases
the elevators slips. He then picks up ensuring the elevator travels fully up and
the slips are engaged below the collar.

CLEANING AND INSPECTING THREADS

When cleaning and inspecting threads the box is cleaned, inspected and doped in the
"V" door. The pin protector is removed after the driller picks up and the protector is
at a comfortable height for removal. The joint is then lowered to 6" off the floor and
the pin cleaned using a power washer. It is then picked up to a comfortable height and
inspected. Doped if required and stabbed using a stabbing guide. While the
connection is being torqued up the next joint is brought up the "V" door, the box
cleaned, inspected and doped.

If the connection has to be broken for re-inspection and the box is being worked on
then the joint hanging from the blocks should be lifted clear of the person working at
the rotary to give him a safe working area.

The next joint should not be brought up over the "V" door lip until he has finished the
inspection.

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