Check-6 Blog

Using Digital Checklists in Oil Field Services

Posted by Bill Frado on Nov 21, 2017 6:32:45 AM

In today’s complex world, capturing data is critical for organizations that want to adapt to a rapidly changing marketplace. Digitally capturing data with RIGOR™, a digital checklist system (DCS) from Check-6, allows companies to develop and track defined results, observe execution behaviors and identify important trends.  Captured information, like process completion times and inspection results, tell a story not easily pulled from paper records.  Those stories, now resident in a database, can be interpreted, allowing leadership the ability to quickly modify process and behavior to improve performance, maximize output and mitigate human error.

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Topics: Safety, Oil & Gas, Operational Excellence

"Our rig moves are taking too long. We need efficiency."          -Drilling Superintendent

Posted by Check-6 on Jul 17, 2017 12:46:42 PM

“As an independent oil and gas exploration and production company working in the north-eastern U.S, our rig mobilization times are higher than we would like them to be. Taking over eight and a half days to move a rig is counterproductive and reducing our non-productive time is imperative for our organization to improve our overall financial operational efficiency while also improving safety.” – Drilling Superintendent

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Topics: Safety, Rig Mobilization, Oil & Gas, Performance Coaching, Operational Excellence, rig moves

Healthcare - A journey to High Reliability by eliminating Never Events

Posted by Check-6 on Jun 1, 2017 8:01:28 AM

 The Institute of Medicine estimated that up to 98,000 people a year die [in the US] because of mistakes in hospitals; subsequent reports have said the number is much higher as reported by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.

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Topics: Safety, Operational Excellence, never events, high reliability organization

ExxonMobil sets new rig safety record-Sets pace for the industry

Posted by Check-6 on Jan 24, 2017 10:26:47 AM


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Topics: Safety, Oil & Gas, Performance Coaching, Operational Excellence

Recent Rig Move Committee Highlights Importance of Rig Move Consultants and Change Management

Posted by Check-6 on Oct 27, 2016 9:03:42 AM

While many rig teams have shown excellent performance in rig mobilization over the years, others still struggle.

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Topics: Safety, Oil & Gas, Checklists, Operational Excellence

Check-6 Deploys the Next Generation of Well Control Training to Texas Tech University

Posted by cs_admin on Aug 7, 2014 2:07:57 PM


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Topics: Safety, Training Systems

Performance Excellence Workshop for AGUASIN in Antofagasta, Chile

Posted by cs_admin on Aug 4, 2014 9:22:12 AM

On 1 August 2014, George "Jorge" Spoth conducted a Performance Excellence Workshop for 25 members of AGUASIN in Antofagasta, Chile. George focused on skills and methods that ensure continuous improvement and team optimization in the work place and culminated the training with a team building exercise that put those skills into practice. In addition, the workshop included an anonymous operational and safety culture survey called Instant Insight. The workshop marked the first event conducted by Check-6's entity in Chile.

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Topics: Safety

Check-6 Speaks at 2014 Riggkonferansen

Posted by Allison Satterwhite on Jun 16, 2014 12:03:17 PM

Jan Tore "JT" Knutsen, Check-6 Client Manager, spoke at the 2014 Rig Conference (Riggkonferansen) in Norway last week about continuous improvement and human factors.

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Topics: Safety

The Road to High Reliability

Posted by Allison Satterwhite on Jun 12, 2014 1:18:38 PM

In December 2009 veteran drilling executive Kevin Lacy exited as BP’s vice president for drilling and completions in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time he saw significant planned organizational changes, a risk-heavy set of deep water wells, along with pressure to reduce costs. Four months later came the Macondo blow-out. Here he explains why oil and gas is far from being a “high-reliability” sector yet, and how we might start moving in that direction

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Topics: Safety

In Honor of Memorial Day

Posted by Allison Satterwhite on May 22, 2014 1:22:39 PM

Memorial Day is a time when those in the U.S. honor our veteran
war dead. It began three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, when the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It was decided that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30, because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant presiding over the ceremonies.


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Topics: Safety, Training Systems, Mining