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Delivering an efficient Risk Assessment Process

Delivering an efficient Risk Assessment Process

16th February 2021

The efficient implementation of a mitigation strategy that controls risk creates a competitive advantage that delivers superior returns – thus the effective (or otherwise) management of risks directly impacts a project’s ROI. Hierarchy of hazard controls:ERIC PREVENTS...

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What's the Issue with Risk Assessing?

What's the Issue with Risk Assessing?

11th February 2021

What’s the issue with risk assessing? The challenges in delivering a robust risk assessment process is difficult, but similar across many organisations.  A risk assessing process can be governed by poor principles – for example assessments are often thought of as a ‘to...

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Entering the sphere of true learning

Entering the sphere of true learning

2nd February 2021

Entering the sphere of true learning A project’s lessons are derived from two aspects – those of Process Lessons and of Results Lessons. Results Lessons encompass the overall project, task execution and the efforts performed to produce planned results. Process Lessons are derived...

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Behaviour can drive performance in both directions. Which direction are your team’s behaviours driving your operation?

Behaviour can drive performance in both directions. Which direction are your team’s behaviours driving your operation?

19th January 2021

In a recent Salos Human Factors virtual classroom session we worked with senior leaders of a major Operator. We reviewed two incidents to help them understand how behaviour drives performance and safety.  We tasked the students to make a comparison of the incidents, which involved sudden...

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Christmas Greetings from Salos

Christmas Greetings from Salos

16th December 2020

We decided that this year rather than sending out gifts to our clients we would make a difference to those who need it most in our local community.  Therefore we have made a donation to this great cause #Northernlightsappeal2020 who are helping to 5 charities who support many individuals and...

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The human factor is essential for success

The human factor is essential for success

21st September 2020

Five years ago, an Oil & Gas Industry body recognised that human factors was the ‘next safety frontier’. Can we infer this frontier has neither been reached nor crossed?  eg. ·        80% of incidents are attributed,...

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The Wider Team

The Wider Team

16th September 2020

https://youtu.be/vl7Nn45F3Fg Thinking about the wider team is critical in creating a one-team approach. In this clip, Mark talks about the recognition of the wider team and the impact this has. Think about the wider team, not just those directly involved. All personnel can be under pressure,...

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Debriefing

Debriefing

9th September 2020

https://youtu.be/2_nxrH7T6Jk Debriefing together to learn from experiences is critical in continually stepping up to a new level of performance. Mark Stewart talks about the importance of thorough debriefs after training and competition. At the end of a shift (or task if possible) have a short...

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Operations Manager Appointment

Operations Manager Appointment

31st August 2020

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Mark Stewart Introduction

Mark Stewart Introduction

20th August 2020

https://youtu.be/6qqxFssNKsg Salos are delighted to be partnering with professional cyclist Mark Stewart. Mark is a successful road and track cyclist that has represented Great Britain and Scotland at international level. He became a household name at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he showed...

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Keeping your team briefed

Keeping your team briefed

20th August 2020

https://youtu.be/8kriDjuiBSc In this video from Mark Stewart, we’ll look at ‘Keeping your team briefed’.Mark is a road and track cyclist who has represented Great Britain and Scotland. He’s a gold medallist from the 2018 Commonwealth Games and twice European...

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Being Methodical and Deliberate when making decisions

Being Methodical and Deliberate when making decisions

20th August 2020

https://youtu.be/3ntRfz14E1U In this video from Mark, we’ll look at ‘Decision Making’.Mark Stewart is a road and track cyclist who has represented Scotland and Great Britain. He’s a twice European champion and a gold medal winner from the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Being...

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Leading by being open and inclusive

Leading by being open and inclusive

20th August 2020

https://youtu.be/V33C8asa4x0 In the third of our series Mark looks at ‘Successful Leadership’. Mark Stewart has represented Scotland and Great Britain in road and track cycling. He’s a Commonwealth Games gold medal winner and twice European champion. Leading by being open &...

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Actively manage threats and errors

Actively manage threats and errors

20th August 2020

https://youtu.be/tcnJnzEDxqE In this video with Mark Stewart, we look at ‘Threat & Error Management’.Mark is a road and track cyclist who has represented Great Britain and Scotland. He’s a gold medallist from the 2018 Commonwealth Games and twice European...

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Procedures & Checklists

Procedures & Checklists

20th August 2020

https://youtu.be/3W0xiyarMyY Ensuring procedures & checklists are used to support tasks is essential for any successful team. Now Mark Stewart shares with us the importance following procedures and checklists. Test the team by seeking threats that could be introduced if we don’t follow...

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Encouraging everyone to speak up

Encouraging everyone to speak up

20th August 2020

https://youtu.be/FuXit0pI5Lk Encouraging everyone to speak up is an essential characteristic of any successful team.Mark shares with us the importance of ensuring everyone in the team share their thoughts and are engaged. We may not all see or understand things in the same way – so ask the...

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Recognise performance limiting factors

Recognise performance limiting factors

20th August 2020

https://youtu.be/9Vc9tuc8778 Performance limiting factors In this video, Mark Stewart talks about recognising performance limiting factors and how this is managed.  Look for the stresses that affect performance, such as fatigue, distractions and hunger.  Coach the team to recognise...

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Virtual Engagement - REAL results

Virtual Engagement - REAL results

20th March 2020

With social distancing and travel restrictions in place across the world Salos are continuing to assist our clients with workshops, training and coaching. Our latest virtual workshop will be carried out over 6,000 miles away from our facilitators. Please let us know if we can enhance your...

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"That's the first real DWOP I've ever been to

"That's the first real DWOP I've ever been to

10th March 2020

https://youtu.be/YsrgAaddEeA That was one of the comments from our client last week. The client had consultants deliver the ‘vanilla’ DWOPs before.  They wanted something new that added more value than a mainstream DWOP.  Going through the steps of a phase is one way to...

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Competence Testimonial

Competence Testimonial

24th February 2020

Salos proud to receive such a complimentary testimonial from another client.  

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Where in the world is our latest DWOP?

Where in the world is our latest DWOP?

18th February 2020

Want to win a Salos weight indicator clock? Get your name into the hat. Which city is our latest workshop being held? Where is this beautiful site which is based near to the venue for the first of a set of sessions for a multi-well development program? Draw finishes 29th February.

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Salos desea contratar personal

Salos desea contratar personal

12th February 2020

Salos desea contratar personal con amplia experiencia en pozos de alta presión y alta temperatura (HPHT) para tareas internacionales. Personal de posiciones de liderazgo de primera línea, por ejemplo los ingenieros de perforación de pozos, perforadores, supervisores de...

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Human Factors Competence

Human Factors Competence

11th February 2020

Let’s talk human factors.  How are you addressing human reliability, teamwork and supervision on your new projects or on rig re-activation projects? Competence standards should be established for supervisory personnel which include: ·       ...

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HPHT/MPD Personnel Required

HPHT/MPD Personnel Required

27th January 2020

Salos is looking to hire personnel with extensive HPHT experience for wellsite auditing, coaching and drilling simulator training.  Also require experienced MPD engineers and/or operators.  UK and international assignments.  Please send your cv to susie.keely@salos-sunesis.com

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Human factors coaching for safety coaches

Human factors coaching for safety coaches

20th December 2019

Just completed a training session with a group of safety coaches and leadership team.  What an excellent team to work with – so pleased to work with a group that is so participative.  Thanks everyone for the efforts.

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Real Human Factors

Real Human Factors

10th November 2019

We believe changes in behaviour transform operational delivery.  Performance is driven by culture, which is built through behaviours.  Salos are using leading edge simulation technology and unique performance techniques to deliver Real Human Factors in a way never seen before in the...

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Working right first time

Working right first time

30th October 2019

Salos has just completed a performance project West of Shetland for a drilling contractor.  No equipment downtime during the project.  Found a great new way of sharing task plans on this rig.  Well done team.

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HF Breakfast Meeting

HF Breakfast Meeting

22nd October 2019

Great to be presenting at the Step Change for Safety Human Factors Breakfast meeting this morning.  An opportunity to hear from peers in the industry and get constructive feedback on their views of what we are currently doing.  Looking forward to the next breakfast in December. ...

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Classroom training with simulator

Classroom training with simulator

1st October 2019

Fantastic training sessions with one of the world’s leading drilling contractors at our Aberdeen facility as we prepare crews for their next campaign.  Topics covered included HPHT Managed Pressure Drilling and Human Factors.  Salos received extremely positive feedback from the...

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Salos Sunesis Are Hiring

Salos Sunesis Are Hiring

20th September 2019

Do you have a wealth of HPHT experience which you would like to pass on to others?  We are looking for HPHT coaches to join our team and would like to hear from you if you are interested.  Please send your cv to susie.keely@salos-sunesis.com and visit our website for more information...

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Safety Critical Competence Target Met

Safety Critical Competence Target Met

5th September 2019

Safety critical roles’ compliance target met.  Well done team!  Crew members have achieved the goal of 100% compliance of the standards for safety critical tasks.  Salos created a new competence system for a vessel transferring over to the UKCS.  Get in touch for details.

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Boots on Deck

Boots on Deck

29th August 2019

Boots on deck.  One of the Salos team out with the crew on a competence assurance project at the rigsite.  Working on their safety critical roles assessments.  Nearly there – approaching the compliance target.  Keep up the great work guys!

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Safety Coaching

Safety Coaching

15th August 2019

Just completed another safety coaching assignment on an HPHT project.  Joined the rig in the shipyard & saw the project through to the abandonment phases.  Executed with no well control incidents or safety and environmental issues.  Thanks team for you dedication.

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Linking Well Control Incidents to Human Factors

Linking Well Control Incidents to Human Factors

12th July 2019

A post was recently put up on LinkedIn in relation to a land-rig incident with emphasis on ‘the missed signals leading to a blowout that killed five’ in Jan. 2018. Here’s a breakdown of where/how the human element influences well control incidents.  Just 8% (red slice) of...

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A problem shared

A problem shared

3rd July 2019

Challenging projects -  Sometimes we are faced with a problem which seems insurmountable.  Our client is taking a rig from Norway to UK waters and is facing the challenge of complying with all the UK regulatory requirements prior to operating in the UKCS. Salos were first approached...

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Personnel Required

Personnel Required

18th June 2019

Salos are continuing to enhance our clients' Managed Pressure Drilling projects and are currently looking for dedicated experienced MPD professionals to join our team. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years drilling related experience and or 5 years specific experience. Please send your cv...

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Human Factors at the DWOP

Human Factors at the DWOP

15th April 2019

Whilst facilitating a recent DWOP for a deepwater project, our client challenged us to demonstrate to the assembled group how we would apply Human Factors at the well-site.  We chose to show the group a decision-making tool that will be practiced with, and used by the crews, on the...

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Excellent Well Delivery

Excellent Well Delivery

4th April 2019

Salos is proud to be part of the well delivery team for a recent HPHT well in the UKCS.  The project began back in 2018 at the RGU drilling simulator, where we worked with the crews utilising our Human Factors’ techniques.  We overloaded the crews with advanced well control under...

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New Premises

New Premises

14th November 2018

Salos is delighted to announce a recent strategic move into new premises due to strong continued growth. The Charter Building at Hill of Rubislaw is a newly refurbished property, (in 2018), with dedicated meeting spaces, break-out areas and best in class facilities. MD of Salos, Grant Wallace...

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Salos are Hiring

Salos are Hiring

27th September 2018

Salos are looking for experienced, specialist personnel.  Please apply by sending CV and quoting position reference to susie.keely@salos-sunesis.com  

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The Blockers to Excellence

The Blockers to Excellence

30th August 2018

“We don’t’ take shortcuts, there’s no place for speeding up here.” - I’m not asking anyone to speed up. “You want us to go faster, don’t you?” I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard this from the leader of an...

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Bob Dickson - Promotion to Operations Director

Bob Dickson - Promotion to Operations Director

13th June 2018

Bob Dickson has been with Salos as Operations Manager since 2016 and we are delighted to report that he has now been appointed as the Operations Director. Before working with Salos Bob has held senior positions such as sub-sea wells manager with Talisman and has over 35 years’...

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New Appointment - Performance Manager

New Appointment - Performance Manager

4th May 2018

Salos are pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Christie, who joins Salos as Performance Manager. Bruce has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and much of this has been in the continuous improvement space. Bruce worked with KCA Drilling before switching over to project...

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Salos Sunesis undergoes MBO & strengthens team with new appointment

Salos Sunesis undergoes MBO & strengthens team with new appointment

26th October 2017

Offshore Oil and Gas, performance improvement specialist, Salos Sunesis has recently carried out a management buy-out, which has enabled director, Grant Wallace to acquire the Aberdeen based company from founder Ty Crandall. The company was formed 21 years ago and during this time the team has...

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Recruitment and selection

Recruitment and selection

2nd August 2017

Salos have recently completed our third round of recruitment, selection and induction days this year.From a large pool of potential personnel we utilised some of our performance tools to select the highest calibre of  candidates to take forward to our induction process. Personnel that we...

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Well Engineering Manager Appointment

Well Engineering Manager Appointment

7th January 2017

With over 40 years of extensive Drilling and Well Engineering experience, Alewijn joins SSL as our Well Engineering Manager. Alewijn has held senior positions in Drilling and Well Engineering with Shell, such as Well Engineering Manager in Sakhalin, Drilling  Engineering Program Director in...

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