The Kuwait Oil Company Contractor Safety Day, which took place last week on the 15th of January in Kuwait City, was a success.
The seminar was an excellent platform to discuss best practices and new technologies that improve worksite safety. It provided the ideal meeting point for contractors, KOC oil and gas employees and safety professionals to exchange experiences and network with one another. Mike Gilbert, United Safety’s VP for Middle East, discussed how innovations can help solve H2S challenges. Continue Reading
Our team in Brazil is participating in the third largest offshore Exhibition in the world, the Brasil Offshore Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference, from June 23 to 26, 2015. The exhibition is held every two years in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, which is the operational base of United Safety Brazil, and responsible for more than 80% of offshore exploration in Brazil. Continue Reading
United Safety and Karim Sabet, United Safety’s Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East, are featured in The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY), Abu Dhabi 2015.
Mr. Sabet talks about the impact that technology has had on the industry and the way that safety considerations factor into sour gas developments. He mentions that operators in the region are taking steps towards making safety an integral part of their business and also talks about how specialized equipment is vital in sour gas production. Continue Reading
United Safety will be at the Oil Sands Conference, taking place September 9-10 Fort McMurray, Canada. The show brings over 450 companies showcasing the newest technologies, products and services at the forefront of the oil sands industry. Continue Reading
Taking place in Manama, Bahrain from 18 to 21 May 2014, the conference focuses on the downstream sector of the Oil and Gas industry. It will address the latest issues of widespread interest to refineries and petrochemical companies and their relevance to the Middle East region. Continue Reading
United Safety’s article “Innovative Vehicles Ensure Safety While Transiting Through Red Zones” is featured in HSE Now this month.
Red zones are high-risk areas with an increased likelihood of immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) atmosphere, due to the presence of toxic or flammable gases.
Despite the hazards, operations in red zones must go on, and maintenance must be carried out. In addition, there is also potential for accidents.
A major challenge is ensuring that people transiting through or working in these red zones remain safe at all times. Solutions like gas detection and breathing equipment have evolved in the past 20 years, but they still have limitation such as range, capacity and mobility. Continue Reading
At the opening day of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Doha, IPTC TV interviewed Mike Gilbert, VP for Middle East and Asia at United Safety. The focus was around our latest technology, the Air Qruise™, and the role that innovations such as the Air Qruise™ Trooper, Rover and Solo will play in improving safety in the Oil & Gas industry.
United Safety innovations get featured in Al Jazeera’s coverage of the opening day of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Doha, Qatar. The Al Jazeera report highlighted the importance of innovation for the Oil and Gas industry. Riding the Air Qruise™ Solo, the reporter projected that companies with an innovative mindset will be the ones leading the industry.
A vehicle equipped with the Air Qruise™ system.
In 2003, sour gas forced the evacuation of 64,000 residents and killed 243 people in Gaoqiao, Chonqing, China, during a massive leak that covered an area of 25 km2. In January 2013, a sour gas leak near Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, forced police to close a 100 km stretch of a major highway.
The industry has been reminded time and again of the importance of continuously monitoring gas in and around work sites. At concentrations ranging from 250 to 1,000 ppm, hydrogen sulfide is deadly and can kill in seconds. In the event of an uncontrolled release of hydrogen sulphide, every second counts. Continue Reading
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