Lightning Protection for Drilling Rig
Drilling operation equipment is only deployed for a short period of time on a site, so productivity downtime can be very expensive. And while oil and gas companies take great pains to comply with safety regulations for their personnel, they often neglect the basics of grounding and bonding for their equipment and processing. Direct lightning strikes to the oil rig are common, and nearby lightning strikes can cause failure and damage to mud pumps, power generators, control systems, and SCADA equipment. When diesel or gas storage tanks ignite, the resulting fires lead to loss of both personnel and equipment. Petro Guardian’s protection plan can prevent these significant losses to your drilling operations.
Well completions present a special risk of ignition, because the flow of volatile fracking fluids into storage tanks allows a static charge to accumulate and increases the risk of the flammable vapors igniting. Inadequate grounding and bonding of completions equipment (including temporary tanks, skid-mounted power generators, skid-mounted pumps, and temporary control and communication shelters) often results in equipment failure and process downtime during short circuit events, nearby lightning activity, and direct lightning strikes.
Damage and Downtime
You can avoid damage and downtime to your drilling operations with Petro Guardian’s engineered approach to lightning and static protection. Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can improve the integrity of your grounding and bonding.