On Drilling In-Site, episode 26, hosts Jeremy Verdusco and Brock Yordy get into detail on a couple recent topics covered in The Driller. First, we get into construction project strategy and the “iron triangle.” Then, we talk about setting the standard at your company as a safety mentor. These recent columns from Jake Fletcher and Dave Bowers, respectively, focus on planning and safety, both critical elements of boosting productivity.

Safety, in particular, is close to the heart of all of us here at The Driller.

“It’s about us all being ambassadors and changing the culture,” Yordy says. “It’s about having everybody’s back, making sure we’re all going to go home safely. It’s big.”

This episode covers topics like:

  • Understanding the constraints of the “iron triangle,” and how to work within them.
  • How to have discussions of project scope on drilling jobs.
  • Assessing the capabilities of your drilling crews and equipment.
  • Reducing the likelihood that your next drilling job will be a “well from hell.”
  • Setting the standard for safety in your company.
  • The importance of everyone on the drilling jobsite having “stop work” authority.
  • How to have an effective toolbox safety talk with drilling crews.

Check out today’s episode to hear more. Watch the video here or listen to the audio version of our conversation at www.thedriller.com/insite-podcast. You can also find our show on Apple Podcasts. Search for Drilling In-Site, then hit Subscribe.

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Drilling Project Strategy and How Lack of it Leads to Poor Decisions: https://www.thedriller.com/articles/92171-drilling-project-strategy-and-how-lack-of-it-leads-to-poor-decisions

Drillers, Are you Acting as Safety Mentors?: https://www.thedriller.com/articles/92183-drillers-are-you-acting-as-safety-mentors