Running an oil rig requires a few key characteristics – strength, intelligence, and the ability to lead a group of workers during long shifts that include important, and sometimes dangerous, work. What many people fail to add to this list is the concept of organization. The Department of Labor, in conjunction with University of Texas at Austin, created a list of suggested tools and parts that require regular maintenance on a rig. Failing to keep up with these items or using substandard asset tracking practices (like a spreadsheet on a regular computer) can lead to some major issues with repairs, replacements, and safety on the job site.
Focusing on Organization
If you want to tidy up your rig and keep an eye on all of the moving parts, consider adding Asset Panda to your arsenal of tools. This app, available on both Apple and Android devices, can help you take a mobile approach to your fixed asset management. Instead of making mental notes during a long day’s work and hoping you can remember these tidbits until you get back to the computer, having your phone loaded up with Asset Panda can give you immediate access to a database full of notes and reminders about scheduled service, who is using which pieces of equipment, and repair details. Of all the tools on the job site, few compare to the power of having all of this information right at your fingertips.