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5 Ways Cable Dynamics Can Be Used On An Oil Rig

[Posted on January 20th, 2015 by Bil Stewart]

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The concept of cable dynamics has been used for many years. It has to do with virtually anything cable related to ensure stability, strength, and reliability. Different materials and different uses can impact the end result and when you are using cables on an oil rig, analysis needs to be conducted.

Complex Rigging for Heavy Lifts


Understanding the full cable dynamics of a project will make it easier to train everyone involved. The the science of cables can be complex, but when everyone knows the limitations and the range, it will be easier for them to manipulate the rig and work within it. Various forms of analysis can also be used to stage various training scenarios so everyone knows how to make a repair when something goes wrong.


You should always be prepared for what’s going to happen on a rig, whether it is offshore or not. There’s a lot that can go wrong and it’s best to know what the various scenarios are. At Stewart Technology Associates, you can order all of the necessary analysis, including anchor analysis so that you have the various numbers and thresholds in front of you. With this documentation, you can go forward knowing that you have done all that you can to prepare for a specific project before going live with it.

Parts Selection

There are various oil rig parts and some are going to be better than others in certain scenarios. By having a firm grasp on the cable dynamics, you can be sure that the cables are chosen based upon the weight and pressure of the environment and that the materials are capable of enduring the heat, salinity, and other factors that will surround them.


Often, those who are funding an oil rig project want to see all of the documentation as well as all of the costs laid out ahead of time. Most financial supporters are savvy to the gas and oil industry and therefore they know that there are accidents that can happen. Your goal is to take the precautions to minimize accidents and therefore you want to supply investors with as much documentation as you can to show that due diligence has been taken and that cable dynamics has been considered throughout the construction of the rig as well as the entire strategy.

Risk Management

Risk management is another way to benefit from cable dynamics. The more you know about the cables, their resistance, and their overall durability, the more you can minimize risks. Especially offshore, you cannot allow for any injuries or accidents because help is not close by. Risk management is a combination of staff training, preparation, and overall analysis – and is not something that you can forget to do when establishing a project within the gas and oil industry. Stewart Technology Associates can help you every step of the way.