Offshore Engineer Regulations News

PSA audits Goliat facility

Apr 24, 2017

From 30 January to 3 February 2017, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of the planning and execution of work on hydrocarbon-carrying systems for Eni's Goliat facility. The audit was a sub-activity of an audit series that will continue throughout 2017…

InterOcean offers oil spill monitoring service

Mar 14, 2017

Detecting accidental oil releases on and around offshore rigs in real-time is crucial in today's offshore market.  Offshore oil spill monitoring is now being offered as a service by InterOcean Systems, eliminating the need for facility owners and operators to purchase…

NEL leads multiphase meter standards development

Jan 31, 2017

NEL, the flow measurement research and development specialist, has been selected to lead the development of a new multiphase flow measurement standard for the oil and gas industry.   Despite the growing use of multiphase meters to cope…

BSEE, USCG sign regulatory MOA

Jan 24, 2017

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and US Coast Guard (USCG) signed four revised memorandums of agreement (MOAs) this week in order to improve regulatory collaboration related to the energy industry on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)…

UPDATED: BSEE investigates GoM pipeline leak

Jan 19, 2017

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 32mi southwest of Cameron, Louisiana…

PSA completes Snorre B audit

Jan 11, 2017

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out audits within several disciplines at Snorre B, which is operated by Statoil.  From 24 October to 7 November 2016, the PSA carried out an audit of Statoil's handling of major accident and working environment risk at Snorre B…

Oil & Gas UK publishes drone guide

Jan 06, 2017

A new publication to help guide the growing use offshore of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – also known as drones - has been published by Oil & Gas UK. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Management Standards and Guidelines were developed by a work group set up by the trade body…

Saipem completes Innovator 2.0 sea trials

Dec 21, 2016

Saipem has successfully completed sea trials of its new remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), the Innovator 2.0, and has obtained a declaration of compliance with Norsok U102 standards, as well as DNV GL certification.   Innovator 2.0, a…

EyeCGas gets EPA QuadOa compliance

Dec 07, 2016

OPGAL, a manufacturer of thermal imaging cameras for the oil and gas industry, has received independent verification for its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) technology in relation to the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 'QuadOa' regulation (EPA NSPS 40 CFR part 60 subpart OOOOa)…

A pinch of pre-salt

Oct 17, 2016

After a thoroughly no good, very bad, couple of years for Brazil, the country is on the path to reform, and the first part starts with the country’s coveted pre-salt. Audrey Leon reports on what the opening means for the country and its state-owned oil company…

Keeping up with Arctic regulations

Oct 01, 2016

Jerry Lee looks into Arctic-rated safety equipment that seeks to make it eaiser to comply with regulations around the globe. Arctic capping stack with remote BOP control and intervention subsea accumulator module…

Endeavor opens FPSO best practices JIP

Sep 12, 2016

Endeavor Management has opened participation in its latest joint industry project (JIP) – Best Practices for the FPSO Industry. Image of the Cidade de Marica, from SBM Offshore.  In today’s price environment…

BOEM updates OCS decom requirements

Jul 15, 2016

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has notified companies holding oil and gas leases in federal waters that it is updating financial assurance and risk management requirements to ensure that US taxpayers never have to pay for decommissioning…

PSA finds several Visund A breaches

Jun 23, 2016

An investigation of a well control incident at Visund A that halted production at the field and evacuated workers in March has been completed by Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), revealing several regulation breaches at the Statoil-operated North Sea platform…

OTC introduces new regulatory compliance trainings

Jun 01, 2016

Offshore Technical Compliance (OTC) has introduced two new IADC-accredited regulatory compliance training programs: an offshore drilling and a marine regulatory compliance training. OTC’s Offshore Drilling Regulatory Compliance Training is a five-day…

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