• Rig 175: Embracing Hard Truth

    Rig 175: Embracing Hard Truth

     Case Study  25 November 2016

    A long time ago, in a drilling field far, far away we worked with a team, that on paper, should have been an A team. But the results we’re mixed, average at best. Read More 

  • GOM: P&A Operational Excellence on the Deepwater Champion

    GOM: P&A Operational Excellence on the Deepwater Champion

     Case Study  09 November 2016

    In July last year the Deepwater Champion sailed into the Gulf of Mexico. The project: Plug and Abandonment (P&A). ExxonMobil’s (EM) P&A program of 7 wells, in partnership with Transocean, some of which were completed as far back as 20 years ago is not without its challenges. Read More 

  • Getting The Start Up Right: GOM, USA

    Getting The Start Up Right: GOM, USA

     Case Study  24 October 2016

    After a promising Start-Up in 2014 and successful follow up in 2015 & 2016 on the Maersk Viking, the third year of BTB’s operations performance engagement has come to end with the crew. Read More 

  • Angola: Reflections on Performance Improvement in Angola

    Angola: Reflections on Performance Improvement in Angola

     Case Study  27 September 2016

    A little while ago, Beyond the Break (BTB) was engaged by Esso Angola (EA) to continue to deliver their message of ‘Nobody Gets Hurt’ through the review of what has already been a successful operating environment. Read More 

  • Vietnam: Reflections on the Ocean Apex

    Vietnam: Reflections on the Ocean Apex

     Case Study  01 September 2016

    Beyond the Break (BTB) has undertaken many successful start-ups. A rig is usually considered ‘start-up’ from approximately the first 3-6 months of a new campaign, depending on the crew’s history with the rig. It takes the right balance of many things to ensure the path towards the operational vision is achieved. One that we learned a huge amount from was the Ocean Apex based in Vietnam. Read More