Hand Safety On Location

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We often take our hands for granted, not realizing how vital they are to our everyday life.

From brushing your teeth in the morning to driving a car, hands play a massive role in the way our society operates. Because hands are crucial to our standard of living, it’s important to know how to protect them from compromising situations.

According to PEC Safety, a technology and training company for contractors,

“The hands are the most frequently injured part of the body. One-third of all oil and gas industry accidents are hand injuries.”

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In this field, having capable hands can make or break you. Here are a few ways to make sure that you’re handling the dangers on-site:

Make sure you have the right PPE – personal protective equipment
  • Gloves can be a lifesaver, literally. Depending on what kind of job you’re doing, make sure that your gloves can protect from chemicals, electricity, power tools, sharp objects, and more. Not only do they have to be the right type of glove, but the right size. Comfort is critical for everyday usage. Inspect gloves to make sure they fit correctly, that they are right for the job and are not ripped or damaged.
Stay focused
  • It can be easy to get distracted or become complacent but that’s when most accidents happen. Remember to be aware and watch out for your hands and others!
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  • Old equipment can become dangerous if it’s outdated or broken. Make sure that your tools are up-to-date for smooth operations.
Knowledgeable
  • You can have the best equipment out there, but if you’re not properly trained it won’t matter. Knowing how to use the machinery is a top priority for safety and efficiency.
Watch out for your buddy
  • If you’re looking out for others, they’ll look out for you too. Stay ahead of accidents by keeping one another accountable!
Taking Care of Injuries
  • If there is an incident, report it right away and take the necessary precautions for medical attention. It’s important to take care of your health!

 

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YETI cooler, Bass Pro Shop gift card, RigUp gear, WiFi hotspot, cell booster and $1,000 cash! All you have to do is complete your RigUp profile! The first 100 entries will receive an exclusive Make Oil and Gas Great Again hat! Learn more about RigUp’s Summer Sweepstakes here.

3 Reasons to Use RigUp’s Messaging Feature

RigUp is driven to be the one-stop shop for the oil and gas industry. Whether you’re a skilled professional looking for work or you’re looking to hire, we have a passion to deliver quality tools and resources for our users. Doing so requires us to be constantly re-evaluating, re-inventing, and innovating our platform, which leads us to our latest development: the in-app messaging feature.

RigUp - On-Demand NetworkOur platform is designed to allow E&Ps and OFS companies to purchase labor and other various oilfield services transparently and confidently. The RigUp team believed that developing an in-app messaging feature was an important part of accomplishing this goal. Using in-app messaging, users can now communicate more effectively to expedite the oilfield services sourcing process, manage labor, and network with industry workers. Here are three ways users can benefit from using the messaging feature in the RigUp app:

  1. Check for crew & equipment availability and pricing

RigUp’s messaging feature allows users to send a quick message to check for crew and equipment availability and price quotes. Rather than making phone calls, calling out on social media platforms, or sending emails, RigUp users can use the messaging feature to communicate for faster, more effective workflow.

  1. Coordinate onboarding

If users are already utilizing our contractor management features, we’ve integrated in-app messaging to streamline onboarding even further. The messaging function easily enables users to coordinate training and make sure everything is in place for the first day on location to the last day of the project.

  1. Network

Utilizing the messaging function allows users to keep in touch with past clients and employees to network in industry. By keeping in contact with previous employers and contractors using the app, users are able to stay in the loop with industry professionals and find new projects within the RigUp system.

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Web Messaging

RigUp users can now use in-app messaging functionality using the following steps:

  1. Sign up or log in to your RigUp account.
  2. Click on the “Messages” icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Message any oilfield professional within the RigUp network.
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Mobile Messaging

We at RigUp hope that our in-app messaging feature is one step towards improving every aspect of oil & gas field life. Using one platform, users can enhance their communication experience to manager labor, network with industry professionals, and improve workflow efficiency. Create an account with RigUp to get started today.

“Collapsing Costs: Curing Procurement” by Rob West, Redburn

In November 2016, Redburn released a report “Collapsing Costs: Curing Procurement” written by Rob West on the need for cost reduction in the oil and gas economy, emphasizing opportunities in procurement. The research discusses cost reductions available through the use of digital platforms and highlights achievements of E&P companies, including BP, that use RigUp.

We’ve summarized the article, but please download the full report at the end of this post.

 Today’s Procurement Challenges:

  • The average Major manages relationships with 100,000+ suppliers.
  • Many oil industry buyers don’t have access to their suppliers’ financial reports or HSE records.
  • The size and complexity of the industry has resulted in an uncompetitive model of excessive sub-contracting.

Curing Procurement:

Digital procurement platforms are changing the oil and gas industry. RigUp connects 17,000 U.S. contractors with 150 E&Ps and raises bids-per-award from 2.3 to 7.1. Cost savings reach 30%, middlemen are dis-intermediated, and nimble E&Ps can run 20-30x smaller procurement teams than Majors.

BP is the only Super-Major using RigUp at this time. Contractor usage is down 30% since 2012. Conversely, Shell forces suppliers to pay a $1,700 – $3,285 fee to access its own bespoke pre-qualification system—it has half the supplier numbers of peers, yet the highest headcount in procurement.

Benefits of procuring via digital platforms, such as RigUp: 

Greater Reach. More bids can be surveyed in a shorter amount of time.

blog_redburn_002Contract Cost Savings. One E&P, Three Rivers, saved 30% on an Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) for a drilling program with savings on wellhead and cementing equipment as high as 44%.

Unbundling removes unnecessary layers of oil service margins.

Time savings: In another case study, E&P Ameredev onboarded 17 contractors in less than one week, with under 24-hours screening time per contractor.

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G&A Savings. Major independents have 100-200 people dedicated to US unconventional purchasing, where smaller companies are running comparable rig crews with 4-5 people.

Benchmarking potential. Anonymized cost data is available for benchmarking from the RigUp platform.

Download the full report HERE.

And visit www.rigup.com and sign up for a free account.