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Wearing Men's PPE Puts Women Working Offshore at Risk, Red Wing Says

Oct 14, 2021

Personal protective equipment provider Red Wing has said that giving female workers men's PPE puts women at risk, and has called for the North Sea offshore industry to close the gender PPE gap and improve the safety of women’s kit.According to Red Wing…

Group Formed to Tackle Safety Issues Aging Global FPSO Fleet Faces

Aug 12, 2021

Maritime and offshore classification society ABS said Thursday it had brought together leading companies in the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) sector to address the safety challenges produced by a fleet where more than half…

Vår Energi Awards Five-year HSSEQ Deals to Five Suppliers in Norway

Jun 28, 2021

Norwegian offshore oil and gas company Vår Energi on Monday said it had awarded HSSEQ (Health Safety Security Environment and Quality) services contracts to five local suppliers.The contracts have been awarded to DNV AS, Proactima AS, ResQ Holding AS…

Dyna-Mac Secures FPSO Turret Module Gig

Jun 22, 2021

Singapore-based oil and gas module construction firm Dyna-Mac has said it has won additional work from existing customers, for a total provisional contract sum of S$8.0 million ($5,94 million). Dyna-Mac said it had secured an add-on work scope for an ongoing project in its yard…

UK: Offshore Worker Numbers Hit Pre-pandemic Levels

Jun 15, 2021

The number of people working in the UK's offshore sector has increased to levels not seen since the national lockdown began in March 2020, according to OGUK, a trade organization representing the UK oil and gas industry.According to OGUK data…

Safety Watchdog Issues Order to KCA Deutag after Serious Injury on Askeladden Jack-up Rig

Jun 14, 2021

The Norwegian offshore oil industry safety body PSA Norway has completed its investigation of an incident involving a dropped object and serious personal injury that happened on the Askeladden jack-up rig on February 10, 2021, and has issued an order to KCA Deutag Drilling Norge (KCAD)…

Schlumberger, NOV Working to Speed Up Adoption of Automated Drilling Solutions

May 11, 2021

Schlumberger and NOV, giant oilfield services and equipment companies, announced a partnership on Monday to help oil and gas producers and drilling contractors implement automated drilling technologies faster. Customers will be able to use Schlumberger…

Tech Files: Offshore Safety Systems & Equipment

May 08, 2021

Safety of workers,structures, equipment and the environment are paramount in any offshore energy project. In the March/April print edition, Offshore Engineer took a look inside some notable newcomers.Wearable tech to boost drill floor safetyHaloGuard…

Maersk Training, Shell in Gulf of Mexico Offshore Training Team-up

May 04, 2021

The Shell Robert Training and Conference Center in Louisiana has established a new partnership with Maersk Training, to deliver 'enhanced ' training to the Gulf of Mexico offshore workforce.The agreement will combine the infrastructure and training…

Equinor Contracts Seadrill Drillship West Saturn

Apr 27, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill said it has secured a four-year firm contract with four one year options for the West Saturn drillship with Equinor Brasil Energia Ltda for work on the Bacalhau field in Brazil.Total value for the firm portion of the contract…

Product: Salunda's Crew Hawk Protects Drill Floor Workers

Apr 22, 2021

Salunda Limited has recently introduced an innovative real-time location tracking system that improves the safety of people working in the ‘Red Zone’ on offshore oil and gas rigs.'The patent-protected Crew Hawk integrates multiple technologies into a reliable…

Equinor Sees Drop in Serious Incidents and Personal Injuries in Q1, but Says The Number Still 'Too High'

Apr 20, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor said Monday that its safety statistics for the first quarter of 2021 indicated fewer serious incidents and personal injuries in Equinor compared to the same period last year, but said the number of incidents was still 'too high…

Bosch Rexroth Presents "Disruptive" Electric Subsea Valve Actuator

Apr 12, 2021

Bosch Rexroth said Monday it would present 'a disruptive innovation' for electrically actuating valves in the subsea process industry at Hannover Messe (April 12-16, 2021). 'The new SVA R2 Subsea Valve Actuator is the world’s first electric…

ABS Grants Its Software Quality Management Notation for OOS Serooskerke Semi-sub

Apr 12, 2021

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted its Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM) notation to OOS Serooskerke one of the world’s largest semi-submersible, heavy-lift crane platforms.The ABS Integrated Software Quality Management…

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