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The DROPS Metaverse is an initiative by the DROPS (Dropped Object Prevention Scheme) Asia Chapter to create a forward-looking learning and collaboration platform in Virtual Reality.

Using a VR headset, windows or mac, you can enter a multiplayer 3D environment which has been curated for you to learn all about dropped object hazard prevention. Using a customized avatar, you will be able to navigate various scenarios to experience the impact of dropped objects, identify potential hazards, and learn about the various best practices for prevention. During our regular events, you can use the same avatar to meet with industry professionals just as if you were at a trade show.

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DROPS Metaverse Apps

For the best experience, download the DROPS Metaverse on the Oculus Quest 1 and Meta Quest 2. Don’t have VR device yet? Explore the environments on your Windows or MAC computer.

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Upcoming Events



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The DROPS Asia steering committee meets on a bi-monthly basis and serves as a network to stimulate cross company collaboration around the subject of d […]



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The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) will be hosting a two-day conference in May 2023, featuring keynote presentations, panels […]

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Fail Safe or Fail Lucky


June 23, 2022


15:00 - 16:30 SMT


Drops Asia Chapter
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Recording of Webinar: Fail Safe or Fail Lucky

June 23, 2022 @ 15:00 - 16:30 SMT

Despite great improvements, the drilling industry consistently reports dropped objects among their top causes of (potential) incidents. We have developed many preventive measures such as routine inspections and robust securing methods. When these fail, we rely on mitigating measures to prevent personnel from becoming harmed.  If a dropped object occurs that has the potential to cause harm, we should ask ourselves if we had predicted this possible outcome and took measures to prevent harm or if we were caught by surprise. It’s the difference between failing safely and failing lucky.

Watch the panel discussion with Shi Beng Hooi (Shell Malaysia), David Jamieson (Bowtie Master), William Lai (Baker Hughes) and Joachim van der Meulen (DROPS Asia) on the subject Fail Safe or Fail Lucky

The presentation starts at 4m03s

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Download the slide deck for the Fail Safe or Fail Lucky Webinar

Connect with the speakers and other attendees on our LinkedIn event page here.

The webinar Fail Safe or Fail Lucky was kind sponsored by Axess Group, Dropsafe, Stopdrop Tooling, GreenPin  and Shell Malaysia.

Following the webinar, participants joined the DROPS Metaverse for a virtual networking reception. To try it out for yourself, download the app for the Meta Quest (Virtual Reality), Windows or Mac here.