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Monday, 18 June 2018

issue 1303

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." ~Bill Cosby


OCF Coming  SOON!

Oilfield Christian Fellowship-Permian Basin Chapter....... Coming Soon!


"As iron sharpens iron, purchase so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

Oil Field Christian Fellowship also known as OCF is a group of fellow oil field christians that have formed groups through out the nation to bring us together for a monthly time of fellowship and getting to know each other. Today OCF luncheons and dinners are held in Canada, cialis Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania, with more chapters in the making. Here, speakers share how they came to know Christ and what He is doing in their lives. Because of this, thousands of men and women have been encouraged, lives have changed and many have accepted Christ for the first time.

Callender, Inc. as well as many others that are involved in the oil industry are coming together to re-organize a chapter here in the Permian Basin. We want YOU to be the first to know about it and begin getting the word out!

We will follow up with further instruction, dates, times and speakers as we go however, we would like to you to spread the word! Thanks and God Bless!


PUSH N' PULL for Safety 2013 - CONNECTING

The 5 Levels of Leadership


Becoming a leader in your organization is not always an easy task. Many times, we need to modify certain personality traits and much of the time, we need to abandon certain ones altogether. NEVER make excuses for your negative personality traits just because" that's the way I am." We must constantly examine ourselves to insure that we're connecting with our co-workers, bosses, subordinates, and customers in a positive meaningful way.

I'm not saying you need to be your boss's best friend. I am saying that the relationships you have should be respectful and results oriented. Most people understand respectful, it's the results oriented part that causes confusion.

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Safety and  Info

IADC Safety Alert 12-01


Ruptured Piston on Mud Pump Leads to Pump House Fire


The rig was drilling at approximately 2, remedy 030m (6,660 feet) with invert (oil and water mixture) drilling fluid in the tanks, pumping with approximately 21,500kPa (3,118 psi) pump pressure. The rig crew noticed smoke coming out of pump house #1. The rig crew gathered all the fire extinguishers on site (five – 30lb (13kg) extinguishers and two – 150lbs (68kg) extinguishers, from the tank farm) and attempted to extinguish the fire.

The crew was unsuccessful; therefore, the Driller and Rig Manager shut-in the well. The fire spread to pump house #2, then over to the mixing area of the mud tanks causing fire damage to the mud tank platform behind the buildings and to the contents on the platform.


•The piston/pump rod covers on the on the F-1000 mud pump were left in the open position and made from expanded metal screen material which allowed the drilling fluid to spray out from the mud pump piston rod cavity and back to the engine area.

• Fire originated in pump house #1 when the drilling fluid contacted the turbo charger of the engine located in the pump house building and ignited.

• The probable cause of the fire was a ruptured piston in the mud pump that allowed invert-drilling fluid to spray throughout the pump house.

• Because of the pressure in the mud pump system, aided by the turbulence in the pump house from the cooling fan on the opposite side of the engine, the oil in the invert was atomized (reduced to a fine spray) which then ignited when it came into direct contact with the nearer of the two turbochargers on the engine.

• Electrical and other mechanical causes for this fire were considered and eliminated..

CORRECTIVE ACTIONS: To address this incident, this company did the following:

• Instructed rig personnel to install hinged plated covers or covers with Lexan® Glass inserts on all mud pumps to ensure any drilling fluid from ruptured pistons will be contained within the piston rod cavity of the mud pump. Some plate covers may require a slot to accommodate the piston lubricator hose.

• Instructed rig personnel that all pump rod covers are to be kept closed during pumping operations.

• Issued a directive that all engines located in the mud pump house will have exhaust blankets or wraps to protect the turbochargers and exhausts on the engines from being sprayed with drilling fluid.

Copyright  2013 International Association of Drilling Contractors All rights reserved. Issued January 2012

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The Imperishable Permian Basin


Below is an interesting and informative article to help understand what is going on in the Permian Basin. This article re-emphasizes the economic strength and sustainability of our region:

The Permian region, in western Texas and extending into southeastern New Mexico, has been one of North America's major oil and natural gas producing regions for nearly a century. What makes the Permian stand out, besides its size, is its huge diversity. Rather than a single play, it is a collection of regional conventional and unconventional plays, producing from a variety of geological formations covering a wide area and more than a dozen productive formations. Permian wells produce from depths ranging from a few hundred feet to tens of thousands of feet. While conventional exploration and production continues, horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing (in both vertical and horizontal wells) are growing forces in the region, opening up a new, more unconventional chapter. The Permian accounts for about two-thirds of crude oil production in Texas and nearly 15 percent of that of the entire U.S. It also accounts for more than a quarter of U.S. rig activity.



Mentor's Corner

Anyone Is Welcome


By Pastor Calvary Callender

Have you ever seen those car dealership commercials or signs on the side of the road that say, "Anyone can buy a car here!" When you look at the fine print, though, you see that "Anyone" really means the people who pass their credit check. Or what about those cell phone advertisements that tell about this new deal and how great it is for anyone who will sign up. When you go talk to the cell phone place you find out that the deal only applies to new customers or a certain group of existing customers. I saw an ad for a package to get all the NFL games on your TV for free if you signed up with this particular satellite provider before the season started. The ad claimed that it would be free for anyone who would sign up. When I called, though, I found out it was only for first time people signing up for this satellite company. The offer was not really for anyone. If you were like me and were already a subscriber to this cable company, you didn't qualify.

It sure seems like when people say, anyone is welcome, or anyone can cash in on this deal, they don't really mean anyone. In Luke 9.23, Jesus says, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me." When inviting potential followers, Jesus invites anyone. Over the years, we've gotten to the point that even when we hear Jesus say anyone we think, Yeah right...what's the catch? That's the brilliance of Jesus' invitation. There's no catch, no small print, no hidden fees. It's all laid out in that verse, and it's open to "Anyone." And when Jesus said "anyone," the crowds would have looked at his disciples and known what he meant.



Editorial Fun

Use Assistive Equipment

Chances are your workplace has assistive equipment available for you to use, such as forklifts, handcarts, dollies, hoists, furniture pads, shoulder straps, and wheelbarrows. Use the equipment you have to reduce the strain on your back and hip muscles. If you do not have assistive equipment available and you perform the job often, ask your employer to buy the equipment for your office. Ask a colleague, coworker, or someone from the warehouse to help you move heavy office appliances or equipment. Get help move the materials if they weigh over 50 pounds.



Fun Fact while on the J-O-B!

"If you don't want your wife to spend your 401(k), don't get hurt on the job today."


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