Equipment for Geological Wellsite Supervision
A check-list of equipment needed for geological wellsite supervision: PPE, transportation, computer, cuttings examination gear, sample washing tools, software, other requirements
On-site geology Lab Personal Protective Equipment will be worn at all times in or around drilling and service rigs. Body and skin protection: fire retardant coverall (Nomex or equivalent) with reflective stripes. Head protection: top impact hard hat (safety helmet) with inside suspension system, type I (full brim), class B (impact and electric shock protection). Foot protection: Steel toed boots, for winter work use extreme cold steel toed winter boots Eye protection: safety glasses/ goggles Hands protection: rubber lined gloves for work with oil based products Transportation: A reliable 4 wheel drive truck or SUV Computer: Sturdy laptop computer; As striplog software is mostly designed for Windows platforms, a PC is required. Additional flatscreen monitor recommended. Communication: Cell phone with good reception in remote areas. Household items: Bedding, cutlery, cooking utensils (Accommodation at rigs includes many amenities, but no personal items).
Cuttings Examination Equipment
Microscope: binocular (or trinocular) with 40 to 80 magnifying power, preferably with continuous zoom, also reliable and powerful light source (quartz light or LED light ring); Fluoroscope: black light box; Chemicals: Hydrochloric acid (10%), Triclorethilene or Acetone, Alizarin Red, Barium Chloride, etc, (see MSDS); Probes, tweezers, glass rods Examination plates: spot plates (glass or porcelain), trays, watch glass, comparison trays; Hot plate; Scale: for sieve analyses/granulometry. Sieves: separation sieves (8 to 20 mesh), retainer sieves (80 to 100 mesh), plastic, brass or stainless steel Pressure nozzle, hose and adaptors for washing, see sample washing techniques. Wet vacuum: shop vac for drying samples, with hoses and adaptor cup Comparison trays for sorting, storing and examining cuttings Protective equipment: Gloves, apron, goggles, respirator mask Core plugs examination: Hammer, magnifying glass Microsoft Office suite (Word and Excel are used for reports) Striplog software such as
Chinook can assist with software licenses and hardware dongles Other Software Email client software such as Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, Opera Mail or equivalent; Log or metafile viewers for wireline logs ( Schlumberger, Baker, Weatherford) PDF printer such as Abobe pdf, Cute pdf, doPDF, Bullzip PDF Writer, PDFCreator, PrimoPDF, TinyPDF, etc Geosteering Software such as StarSteer, WellDirect, SES Communication: cell signal booster equipment is also needed at certain jobs Two way radios are required in some areas. Digital photos are required at some jobs: Dedicated digital microscope camera for cuttings pictures or Point and shoot digital camera with ocular adaptor or SRL digital camera with trinocular adaptor Safety Tickets: Wellsite geologists are required to have the following tickets: H2S Alive, Fists Aid/CPR, WHMIS, TDG. Some operators also require Defensive Driving, Pre-access drug screening and other safety courses. (see also Safety and training courses); WCB clearance for the province where the work is performed; Vehicle insurance ($2,000,000 minimum)