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The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) of Norway has granted Statoil consent to use the Bideford Dolphin mobile drilling facility to…
Two elastomers developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions , Isolast XploRTM J9523 perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) and XploRTM V9T82 fluoroelastomer (FKM), have now…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:33

QTEC, PFM merger forms FOCUS

Aberdeen headquartered QTEC Energy Services and Calgary headquartered Performance Fluid Management (PFM), both companies specializing in the management of drilling…
Monday, 14 December 2015 11:40

Trio gets manned diving ops ok

Statoil, Gassco and ExxonMobil have received consent for manned underwater operations in 2016, from the Petroleum Saftey Authority (PSA) of…
The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will launch a pilot risk-based inspection program for offshore facilities, the…
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 14:30

BSEE's well control rule under fire

US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno testified today (1 December) before a US congressional committee on…
Friday, 20 November 2015 10:17

PSA audits Gullfaks A maintenance management

From 2-4 September 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum's maintenance management at…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:43

US clears Schlumberger, Cameron merger

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the proposed multi-billion dollar merger between Schlumberger and Cameron International without any…
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 12:23

Flintstone releases new mooring system

Flintstone Technology has launched its latest product, the pull through mooring connector system, which provides a method of connection and…
Friday, 16 October 2015 15:59

Interior cancels Arctic lease sales

The US Department of the Interior announced it will cancel two planned Arctic offshore lease sales under the US government’s…
Senators Maria Cantwell, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Patty Murray, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced the West Coast Ocean Protection…
Friday, 02 October 2015 10:35

ATCE15: Our industry will adapt

At the President’s Luncheon and Annual Meeting at this year’s SPE ATCE on Wednesday, both outgoing 2015 SPE President Helge…
While Russia is continuing to pump crude oil at record levels, producing on average 10.685 MMb/d in 2015, the continuous…
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 15:21

ORE Catapult, CENSIS in sensor collaboration

A new type of sensor could soon be installed on the blades of subsea tidal turbines to monitor the interaction…
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:59

Where does Mexico go from here?

After Mexico’s historic energy reform, many have high hopes for the country’s oil and gas sector. But, the first offshore…
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