[QUOTE=rob;155541]Back in 2010 when I was working for Transocean, safety was the biggest thing to be concerned about, or at least it was the most publicly talked-about thing that we were all supposed to be concerned about.
Now, it seems that getting the work done quickly, particularly for the contractors, is the biggest thing.
Are you guys seeing corners getting cut? Stuff getting swept under the rug? Or do individuals still feel as empowered as they did before to call a time out when needed?[/QUOTE]
I think it is rig dependent. All the majors have the same policies. It just depends on how onboard management prioritizes safety and how well the office backs up these decisions. I recently made a call that potentially could have cost us a few days in down time. In my opinion the weather was too rough and building to run the BOP. I stopped the job and we waited for two days. I did not receive any negative feedback from the office. On a smaller scale the culture has to be built onboard and lower and mid level personnel must live it. It is natural for people to correlate speed with efficiency, but I look at it other ways. To me proper planning and preparations are more important to efficiency than speed. Regardless to me safety will always be the number one factor and EVERYONE has not only the authority but the obligation to stop a job if they are in doubt or something does not look right. I wasn’t always a believer in this, but I have been born again hard. The day I can not operate this way is the day I look for another job,