Contractors are reporting equipment being stolen from development sites have risen, especially in the shale states. The Marcellus shale play attracting significant drilling and production activity and bringing an influx of companies and workers into Pennsylvania, has also created more opportunity for theft of oil field-related equipment, including tools, copper, drill bits and pipe. With one contractor closer to Williamsport reporting they had over $200k of equipment stolen last year. Ohio has never been in the top 10 for stolen property until last year. In the East Texas shale fields of Haynesville, theft is on the rise as drillers flock to the area.
Those on the oilfield must keep a watchful eye against theft, as losing batteries, drill accessories, tools, and other goods can lead to a serious interruption in production. This is a direct threat to the livelihood of those who drill for a living.
Construction Equipment Theft Prevention co-authored by Joe Ritchey and Cal Beyer is an article was submitted to ShaleStuff.com. It may be helpful to the oil/gas service, pipeline and construction site development contractors working in the shale plays.
Read the article here: CFMA Eqpt Theft Prevention JFBP14 Beyer Ritchey Eprint 72