• Published: 23 Nov 2011
  • Incident ID: 3402

Dropped Object - Casing Joint Falls from Elevators

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Drilling unit

Incident Activity

Drilling, workover

Lessons Identified

 Coupling was not tightened correctly.

 Coupling was stenciled “Loose coupling / Hand tight” was hard to read.

 None of the rig personnel noticed the stenciling on the loose collar.

Incident Recommendations

 Instructed all supply personnel to immediately check for loose couplings on all casings available at sites.

o If loose couplers are found, segregate the joints and report to your supervisor.

 Instructed rig personnel to ensure that all couplings on casings are checked prior to picking up to run into the well.

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