Please enjoy these galleries of images from over the past 60 + years.
Here we are highlighting our well control experience, our industrial services and our training.
Click on the images to see the full gallery.
60 Years of Responding – A look back
Safety Boss has responded to more than 800 emergencies during our 60+ years. This makes for a very large library of images. we would like to spotlight various projects and share with you some of our captivating images and videos.
2017 – Romania Blowout Response
On December 19, 2017 we received the call that a well was out of control in Romania. We immediately started our deployment and were onsite and assessing the situation in less than 36 hours.
No two blowouts are the same and they all require unique fluid solutions to control them. Dwight Matson, former Safety Boss firefighter working on this blowout, spoke to us about how this particular wellhead was cleared and capped.
You can read the full interview with Dwight Matson here.
Kuwait 1991 – fire images and stinging the wells
Here we are sharing pictures of the ‘fields of fire’ and “stinging of wells”.
More than half the wells in Kuwait were controlled by stinging. Using a crane, crews jammed the stinger into the wellhead and kept it firmly in place while heavy mud was pumped into the well through a kill line. This overcame the natural pressure in the well bore.
Since the revolution in 1979, American firms had been restricted from operating in Iran. Except for Safety Boss, all of the blowout control specialists were located in the U.S. In 1984, when an offshore well in southern Iran blew out of control officials in Iran contacted Mike Miller and asked if Safety Boss could bring the well under control.
For more of the story, click here.
“Safety is a key focus of any project or routine daily tasks, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Safety Boss over the last two years on large facility maintenance turnaround projects as well as smaller routine jobs and they have exceeded expectations every time.”
D Larson, Veresen
The debris of a blowout
This post used videos to show you how the debris on a blowout site is immense and requires precise work to be removed safely.
Here you can view the picture gallery of this same job site.
In the gallery featured here we were called to suppress the fire of a tanker truck in central Alberta.
This tanker truck was loaded with flammable fluid and veered off the road hitting a powerline. With the tank on fire, the local municipal fire truck tried for hours to put it out but was unable to contain the fire. More on the story here.
Northern BC Blowout
This blowout occurred in the Brassy area of north east B.C. It involved several very complicating conditions, extreme heat from 26,000 B/D of condensate, a square kelly caught mid point across the drilling table & a very soft hillside lease in spring runoff conditions.
High Angle Training
High Angle Certification is required for many of our industrial safety jobs and we understand the importance of having well trained and experienced staff. Here you will find a great gallery of pictures taken during one of our training days.
A Gallery of images shared from the current and previous annual calendars.
Videos and Interviews
Safety Boss hosted and attended a 1051 Wildland Firefighting Training session.
A quick glance at our new Badick Series Fire Truck. See why “Extinguishing with Science” is so important.
Our top 3 “most viewed” videos
Well Capping Operation – Videos and images from a well control in Romania
Safety Services Information
Safety Boss fighting a well control in Romania 2017
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Stand-by fire services offered by Safety Boss
Well Control Specialists
Safety Boss takes part in NAIT’s Petroleum Engineering Event
In interview with Mike Miller to discuss the book “A Nightmarish Picture”.
Introducing the name of our new Badick Series Fire Truck.
New Fire Truck teaser
Interview with Mark Badick and Michael Miller to discuss the capping of the last well in Kuwait 25 years earlier.
A walk through a burning rig
Removing the non-burning debris from a well control
Burning debris from a well control
Removing the no-debris from a well control
The burning well head on a well control
A well control in Bangladesh
An interview with Michael Miller in 1991 about the Kuwait oil fires
The short documentary “Kuwait on Fire”
A Recent Blowout
Examining the damage
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