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Danos Leverages VR for Training and Assessment

Nov 20, 2019

Services company Danos said it is tapping virtual reality (VR) technology to assess and train its employees, in an effort to drive down costs for customers while increasing safety and minimizing exposure.“It’s critical that employees be assessed for competency…

Pemex Won't Pay Ransom After Cyberattack

Nov 13, 2019

Mexican national oil company Pemex will not pay a ransom demanded by suspected cyberattackers who targeted the firm's computer systems, Energy Minister Rocio Nahle told reporters on Wednesday.Nahle, who also serves as chair of the Pemex board…

Pirates Attack OSV in the Gulf of Mexico

Nov 13, 2019

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit oil platforms and infrastructure in the area…

Pemex Struck by Ransomware Attack

Nov 12, 2019

A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers' latest bid to wring ransom from a major company.Hackers have increasingly…

Industrial Control Systems, Cyber Security and Hygiene

Oct 30, 2019

SamSam, Shamoon, Stuxnet and Triton are just some of the popular viruses that have been targeted at Industrial Control Systems (ICS). They have caused a lot of damage. Triton’s purpose was causing loss of life; now, that is serious. In the IT security environment…

Into a New Era of Organizational Memory

Oct 29, 2019

Jim Stuart, SVP Digital at Lloyd’s Register, outlines current and future challenges for asset owners and operators in the energy and marine industries across Asia-Pacific (APAC) and how technology will change the way knowledge is captured, stored and used across organizations for the better…

Doubling Down on Digital

Oct 23, 2019

Companies successful in reducing their capex and opex costs in the real world often do so by taking advantage of the digital world.There’s a reason terms like big data, digitalization, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the digital…

'Serious Injury' on Offshore Drilling Rig

Oct 21, 2019

An Australian offshore energy regulatory body has issued a prohibition notice to Diamond Offshore following a serious injury to a worker on board one of its mobile offshore drilling units operating in the Bass Strait last month.The National…

Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety

Oct 18, 2019

A newly created online assessment tool aims to help drilling employers reinforce the competency of roustabouts.Developed as part of the OPITO Skills Screening online tool, a comprehensive question bank has been created by the International Association…

Another Near Miss on the Terra Nova FPSO

Oct 16, 2019

Suncor Energy reported its third near miss in less than a year on board the Terra Nova floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) stationed approximately 350 kilometers offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian authorities said…

A Fire in the Battery Room

Oct 15, 2019

A fire in the battery room of a passenger ferry this week has given Norwegian offshore safety officials — and firemen — a taste of the dreaded toxic, hard-to-control chemical explosions and fumes that marine energy storage was feared to have been theoretically capable of creating…

Activists Climb Shell North Sea Platform

Oct 14, 2019

Greenpeace activists boarded two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms in the British North Sea on Monday in protest against plans to leave parts of the giant structures in place after production shuts down.Pictures provided by Greenpeace show two people in yellow hats scaling one of giant two large…

Eni Won't Drill Off Cyprus if Warships Sent In

Oct 10, 2019

Eni is not concerned about escalating tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over the question of offshore drilling and would seek to stay clear of any conflict, the Italian oil and gas group's Chief Executive said on Thursday.'I'm not worried,' Claudio Descalzi said at a conference in Rome…

Drops Risks Not Fully Accounted For -Dropsafe

Oct 09, 2019

The offshore oil and gas sector urgently needs a comprehensive strategy to ensure that the risks of dropped objects are mitigated effectively prior to and during decommissioning. If mismanaged, drops may result in safety risks for personnel…

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