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Ocean Infinity Buys Abyssal

May 04, 2021

Ocean Infinity, marine robotics and offshore survey company, has acquired Portugal-based software engineering specialists, Abyssal.Abyssal develops and implements proprietary software solutions for the offshore industry aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of subsea operations…

11 Years on from Deepwater Horizon: A Roadmap to Transform Health and Safety

Apr 28, 2021

April this year marked 11 years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and, while significant improvements have been made in the years’ since, it is an event the industry will never forget. As we mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work today…

Responders Working to Salvage Capsized Lift Boat Seacor Power

Apr 27, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with the Seacor Power's owner to salvage the lift boat that capsized earlier this month in the Gulf of Mexico.A unified command including representatives from the Coast Guard and Houston-based Seacor Marine engaged in-person for the salvage and wreck removal…

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…

Simulation: Cutting the Corner on Machine Learning

Apr 27, 2021

As the offshore oil and gas industry becomes more competitive, it actively pursues increased efficiency through innovative approaches while streamlining production, reducing costs, and improving safety. Many companies are looking at digitization to insulate themselves from market shocks…

Profiles in Training: Ken Chapman Senior Instructor, Maersk Training

Apr 27, 2021

Ken Chapman has led as deep and as broad of a maritime and offshore life as possible, an accrued experience and knowledge including being part of the team that had to coordinated during one of the offshore oil and gas industry’s worst disasters ever: the Piper Alpha…

VIKING Introduces Turbine Evacuation Kit

Apr 26, 2021

Quickly growing turbine numbers, installed in deeper waters offshore and farther out to sea are needed to serve accelerating demand for wind energy, but safety issues for such structures go beyond the feats of civil engineering making them possible…

When is a Cargo of Oil Certified "Carbon Neutral"? Ask Lundin Energy

Apr 26, 2021

Sweden's Lundin Energy has sold to Italian refiner Saras what it said is the world's first oil cargo certified as carbon neutral at the point of production, the two companies said on Monday.Oil companies are increasingly trying to market their…

Rune Mode Ramberg: A Leading Light Subsea

Apr 25, 2021

There are not many of the leading edge subsea processing projects Rune Mode Ramberg has not been involved in at some level. The list includes Tyrihans subsea pumping, Tordis subsea separation, studies on the Ormen Lange subsea compression project…

Safety Body: Equinor's Melkøya LNG Plant Broke Rules Ahead of 2020 Fire

Apr 22, 2021

Equinor must fix a series of rule breaches exposed by a fire at its Melkoeya liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Norway last year for the plant to reopen, the country's safety watchdog said on Thursday.The September 2020 blaze shut down production at the plant…

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…

Atlantic Wind Transfers Pursuing Integrated Management System Certification

Apr 21, 2021

Rhode Island-based owner and operator of crew transfer vessels (CTV) Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has engaged classification society DNV for the company’s integrated Management System Certification as it seeks to scale up in the U.S. offshore wind industry…

Deepwater Horizon 11 Years On: There's More Work to Be Done on Offshore Safety, Secretary Haaland Says

Apr 20, 2021

April 20, 2021, marks the eleventh anniversary of the biggest ever oil industry disaster in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, in which 11 people died after the Transocean semi-submersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank at BP's Macondo well location…

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…

US Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Seacor Power Crew Members

Apr 19, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it will call off its search at sunset for the remaining eight crew members missing from the lift boat Seacor Power, which capsized in the Gulf of Mexico last week.The Coast Guard said its vessel and air crews…

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