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Qatar Shell adds second OAS unit

Mar 04, 2013

Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. granted Offshore Solutions BV (OSBV), an AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV joint venture, a variation order, adding a second offshore access system (OAS) to its current contract, OSBV announced on 4 March 2013.An OAS unit…

NATO Submarine Base to Become Rig Haven

Mar 01, 2013

Norwegian Ministry of Defense approves sale of Olavsvern naval base outside Tromsø.Location of Olavsvern naval baseThe sale is to the investor group Triko AS which includes Odfjell Drilling, PSW Rig Service, and in cooperation with Petro Support Group…

Safety becomes ‘cool’

Feb 01, 2013

Offshore work can be dangerous and many accidents have a strong human element in their causation. Victor Schmidt explains why the oil & gas industry must constantly adapt and adjust its work practices and tools to improve worker safety.Mass…

The challenges of managing big data

Feb 01, 2013

Managing access to crucial data while maintaining a secure environment in the offshore communications sector can be taxing for many operators. Whether the information is moving from rig to shore, to the seabed, or to the drilling equipment, offshore communication has a host of inherent issues…

After Stuxnet

Jan 30, 2013

Eric Byres leads cyber security webinar Image: iStockphotoIn an OE exclusive webinar, readers were able to ask questions and listen to a live presentation with security expert Eric Byres, a SCADA specialist at Tofino Security. The forum…

Cyber war opens new front

Jan 09, 2013

Increased automation offshore means oil & gas companies have far more systems that are vulnerable to computer viruses. Gregory Hale and Richard Sale investigate how onshore attacks have led companies to reassess security concerns.Major oil companies…

Data Integrity

Jan 09, 2013

OE talked to Steve Knowles, president and CEO of Wood Group Mustang, asking ‘what will be the most important things in the coming years?’Knowles: I think that, although it’s not the expected subsea technology of big projects, rather, it’s data integrity associated with the projects…

Kulluk towed to safety

Jan 08, 2013

Shell drillship finds safe harbor at Kiliuda Kulluk in transit (Photo: Coast Guard Operations Specialist 3 Dale Arnould.)Recovery teams were able to tow Shell’s Arctic-class drillship The Kulluk to Kiliuda Bay where it is now anchored at a safe harbor at Kodiak Island…

Optimising FPSOs for extreme environments

Jan 04, 2013

Understanding the environmental conditions at a site are important to determine when offloading operations need to be suspended or when an offloading tanker needs to be disconnected. BMT Argoss naval architect Wojciech Misiag explains why optimising…

Solving the skills shortage

Jan 04, 2013

For years the oil & gas industry has faced a looming skills shortage: older, more experienced personnel are leaving the business while an influx of new blood with limited experience is coming onboard. Finding solutions for this skill shortage was on the minds of attendees at the Galveston forum…

Subsurface safety

Dec 07, 2012

Baker Hughes has a new tubing retrievable, subsurface safety valve for ultra deep-set, deepwater and HPHT applications. The REACH subsurface safety valves can be set as deep as 20,000ft and ensure fail-safe-closed operation using reliable, field-proven…

Reflex Marine holds FROG demo

Dec 04, 2012

The FROG in actionReflex Marine demos FROG transport in HoustonReflex Marine, a global leader in safe marine transfer solutions, has attracted interest from operators in the Gulf of Mexico after hosting a crane and lifting open day at its new Accredited Service Center (ASC) in Houston…

Black Elk death toll rises

Nov 29, 2012

Black Elk Energy production platformBody indentified as missing Grand Isle workerThe death toll from Black Elk Energy's 16 November platform fire has risen to three as the body of the sole missing worker has been recovered off Grand Isle…

Black Elk fire victim dies

Nov 27, 2012

US Coast Guard PhotoA second worker has died of injuries sustained after a fire broke out on Black Elk Energy's production platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. announced on 23 November 2012.Baton…

Hammerfest production shut

Nov 20, 2012

Photo: Harald Pettersen / StatoilProduction at Statoil's Hammerfest LNG plant in Melkøya was shut after a power failure on Monday, the company announced on 19 November 2012.The power went down just before 2:30 p.m. and remained down for approximately 20 minutes…

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