Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool
Servicing operations assumes that the well has been completed and initial production has begun. All servicing activity requires specialized equipment. The equipment is transported in and rigged up. Servicing is done by specialized crews and includes:
Transporting Rig and Rigging Up
Transporting and rigging up the equipment is the first step in well servicing operations. After these steps, servicing activities commence.
Wells often need maintenance or service on surface or down-hole equipment. Working on an existing well to restore or increase oil and gas production is an important part of today's petroleum industry.
Special services are operations that use specialized equipment and workers who perform support well drilling and servicing operations.
Workover activities include one or more of a variety of remedial operations on a producing well to try to increase production.
Also see the General Safety and Health section and the following related safety and health topics pages: Powered Industrial Trucks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Ergonomics.