Deepwater Nautilus Drops Traveling Block [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

On June 9 2014, technicians on board the semi-submersible drilling rig Deepwater Nautilus were troubleshooting an alarm that was preventing the top drive from breaking its connection from the top of the drillstring. The rig was pulling out of the hole and the traveling block was at the top position in the draw works. A miscommunication between the technicians and the … [Read more...]