Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

When you’re 400 km from the nearest coast, safety comes first

Visiting an oilrig for the first time can be a daunting experience. After landing by helicopter, you see nothing but endless ocean in all directions. You’re deafened by the sound of heavy machinery pounding through your daily routines. Strong winds threaten to pull you over the edge, and the smell of diesel is everywhere. When you’re 400 km from the nearest coast, safety comes first.

Helmets, earplugs, eye protection and steel-toed boots are all standard attire. Drilling operations, by their very nature, expose crews to the risk of serious injury. With so many mechanical and hydraulic processes in operation, falling objects and malfunctions are hazards for even the most experienced staff members.

When working in such demanding conditions, safety is absolutely paramount. Cranes are swinging heavy objects across the deck; drills, pumps and shakers are in constant operation; and everything needs to be 100% reliable. At the same time, operations must be continuous. The pace needs to be high and every minute of downtime is costly.

Fortunately Nord-Lock’s tensioning tools provide you with fast, accurate and safe solutions to tighten and loosen multiple bolts simultaneously – regardless of the bolt torque requirement. So you can feel supported even if working in tough subsea conditions.

Oil & Gas Downstream Environment

Vibration, leakages, corrosion, flexing, and loose connections are some of the top causes of downtime at downstream oil & gas refineries. Often, a secure bolted connection can eliminate many of these problems, and Nord-Lock Group has application-specific bolting solutions plus customer success stories in every key area.