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In US Gulf, Robots, Drones Take on Dangerous Offshore Oil Work

May 03, 2018

At BP's massive Thunder Horse oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a dog-sized robot called Maggie uses magnetic tracks to creep along pipes connecting the giant oil facility to the sea floor. Before MaggHD, dubbed 'Maggie' by BP, the dangerous inspection job was reserved for highly paid specialist technicians who did their jobs while rappelling along the platform. The energy industry has turned…

BV Wins Inspection Contract for Fenja Development

Jan 17, 2019

Neptune Energy has awarded certification agency Bureau Veritas a four-year contract to provide second- and third-party inspection services for the new Fenja oil and gas field development, offshore Norway.The Fenja field in the Norwegian Sea is estimated to hold 100 million barrels of oil…

Subsea Innovation Achieves DNV GL Type Approval

Jan 11, 2019

SIClamp structural pipeline repair clamp technology from U.K. manufacturer Subsea Innovation is designed to act as a temporary or permanent structural repair clamp for carbon steel pipelines designed for water, oil or gas transport. Emergency…

Lessons Learned from an I3P Review of HPHT Equipment

Jan 09, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) defines a high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) environment as any reservoir that requires completion equipment or well control equipment with an assigned pressure rating greater than 15…

ABS Opens New Headquarters

Jan 08, 2019

Classification society ABS on Tuesday held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open its new global headquarters in Spring, Texas.“This is a significant milestone in our 157-year history and reaffirms our commitment to provide industry…

ABS Enables Remote Surveys

Dec 20, 2018

Classification society ABS introduced remote surveys in an effort to drive safety performance and productivity for clients using digital technologies.“Our global workforce delivers unparalleled responsiveness to meet our clients’ needs; however…

ABS, GE Partner on Digital Rigs

Nov 29, 2018

ABS awarded GE Service Provider recognition for GE’s Marine Solutions’ SeaStream Insight—a data analytics-informed solution that provides health and performance monitoring of rig equipment via a digital twin—enabling condition-based maintenance on ABS classed rigs…

Danish Parliament Includes Offshore Shipping in International Register

Nov 20, 2018

The Danish Parliament has approved new regulation following extension of the rules on tax free net wages for seafarers to also include certain specialized vessels.According to Danish Maritime Authority, the Danish parliament adopted an extension of the seafarer tax scheme last spring…

SBM Offshore Wins AIP for Wind Floater Design from ABS

Nov 18, 2018

The classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Dutch-based SBM Offshore for its proprietary wind floater design.The global provider of floating production and mooring systems (FPSO)…

First Jack-up Certified Cyber Secure

Nov 15, 2018

New cyber security standard for newbuild offshore unitsABS said it has awarded a Cyber Security-Ready (CS-Ready) Notation to a jack-up drilling rig built by Sembcorp Marine, marking a first-of-its-kind certification for an offshore facility…

Hicks takes the Helm at LR Americas

Oct 30, 2018

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that John Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore. Hicks returns to the U.S. after two years of leading LR’s Global Passenger Ship Center in Trieste, Italy as Global Passenger Ship Sector Manager and Italy’s Marine Manager…

Renewables: Ingeteam Gets DNV GL Approval in India

Oct 23, 2018

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region…

Goldwind, DNV GL to Digitalize Certification Tools

Oct 18, 2018

One of the leading wind turbine manufacturers globally Goldwind and DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of…

Liberian Registry Focus on Offshore and Gas Technology

Oct 11, 2018

Liberia, the fastest growing major open registry in both shipping and offshore, has established its Offshore and Gas Technology Department, renewing the Registry’s focus in these sectors.According to an official statement, this department strengthens…

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