Table of Contents

1] MARINE ASSETS: New Warm & Cold Layup Options
– New “Enhanced Layup” class guidelines allows a mix of cold and warm stacking.
– On a cold stacked rig, use solar power to regenerate desiccant gel-packs.
– Modern cold mothballed vessels still need a small preservation crew.
– Using VCIs to safely cold preserve large equipment such as mud pumps and main engines.
– The life of a vessel depends on the condition of its ballast tanks.
– Can modern electrical switchgear be safely cold mothballed?
– Certain rig systems should still be run every 45-60 days.

2] PHILOSOPHIES OF PROTECTING MARINE ASSETS: Issues to think about.
– Warm Stack Or Cold Stack? This May Be The Wrong Question. 1300 Word Article, or download as Podcast #001 (11 Minutes).
– Cold Stacked but Ready-to-Drill.1400 Word Article or download as Podcast #002 (11 Minutes).
– Modustacking Services document proper rig lay-up procedures. 1300 Word Article or download as Podcast #003 (12 Minutes).
– The way we preserve our assets is costing us millions.1300 Word Article
– Managing offshore assets in tight times – the new priorities.500 words

3] CYCLES, TRENDS AND ATTITUDES
Four Oilfield Mindsets That Are About To Change.
The Sears Tower Effect.
Shipping cycles: something nasty in the woodshed?
BP Macondo disaster explained in 300 words.
Top-down safety culture fails to address human needs.
Three Sensible Safety Trends We Would Like To See

4] MANAGING PROJECTS AND MARINE ASSETS
Selecting the right managers to deal with turbulent times.
Rig managers intimidated by politically correct scared cows.
Communicating Asian Style: Dealing with a dozen languages.
Duties of the Owner’s Team.
Prototypes – Innovations in Projects.
Project Planning, a 5 Minute Checklist.
Why Marine Projects Run Late.
Future Topics for this blog.

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