Owen Oil Tools now offers a one-day seminar entitled “Introduction To Oilfield Explosive
Safety” This seminar is based on the API RP-67 (Recommended Practices for Oilfield
The API RP-67 was developed to aid both operating and service companies in establishing
explosive safety guidelines for their own operations. There are approximately 5
accidents involving explosives in our industry each year. Most, if not all of these
are related to human error. It is important not only that these guidelines exist,
but rather that they are followed.
This seminar is intended for everyone in the oil industry who may come in contact
with or who will be in the near vicinity of explosives at the well site; from the
operating company engineer or rig foreman to the experienced service company explosive
user. Successful completion of the seminar does not certify that an individual is
ready for the shooting compartment, but it does lay the groundwork and is a critical
introduction. Everyone attending the class leaves understanding the possible ramifications
of NOT following procedures. Certification that an individual can and will work
safely with explosives is the responsibility of the various employers who can observe
that individual performing the various tasks over a period of time.
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Phase 1: of the seminar covers the basic types of explosives used
in the oil industry, the characteristics of those explosives, and a discussion of
the various explosive tools and their associated hazards.
Phase 2: is a systematic look at the API RP-67 and its various
recommendations for specific practices at the well site including everything from
establishing a safe loading area to what to do with pressure trapped inside a perforating
Requirements for explosive trainees and explosives users are set forth, and surface
equipment and down hole tools are discussed. Special attention will be paid to the
development of a safety checklist for use at the well.
The seminar is presented in a PowerPoint format and includes multimedia material
that holds the attendee’s attention. It is a casual, interactive, format that allows
for as much discussion as is required. Attendees will receive a reference manual
and a certificate of seminar completion. There will be a nominal charge for the
seminar to cover expenses. If you are interested in scheduling a seminar at your
company, please contact your local Owen Oil Tools Representative.