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Energistics publishes new unit-of-measure standard

Jul 10, 2014

Energistics, the upstream oil and gas open standards consortium, has published the Unit of Measure (UOM) Standard V1.0. This new standard includes the Unit of Measure Dictionary and the Unit Symbol Grammar Specification. This standard is a harmonization of several industry UOM standards…

US House debates LNG export bill

Jun 20, 2014

Updated 26 June The US House of Representatives passed bill HR6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act on 24 June, after debates held this week. The House Energy & Commerce (E&C) committee approved HR 6, authored and sponsored by Rep…

Merrick partners with Energistics on production reporting standards

Jun 06, 2014

Houston-headquartered Merrick Systems is spearheading an effort to develop a standard for oil and gas production reporting between partners with Energistics, a nonprofit organization created to serve as a neutral body to facilitate and manage technical open data exchange…

Australia debates offshore work visas

Jun 02, 2014

Australia's current federal coalition government seeks to abolish the work visa requirement for offshore oil and gas workers, over objections from the Maritime Union of Australia, according to ABC Rural. The former Labor government, under Gillard…

LNG America picks ABS to class first LNG bunker barges

May 30, 2014

LNG America announces the selection of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as the classification society for North America’s first LNG bunker barges, currently being designed by Jensen Maritime. ABS will assist LNG America in working…

IMO: draft Polar Code approved

May 28, 2014

The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved, in principle, the draft Polar Code and related amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS, with a view to formal adoption at its next session…

US Congress to discuss new ocean technologies

May 21, 2014

The US Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) of the 113th Congress will conduct a hearing in Washington, DC on 21 May, about using new ocean technologies…

OTC14: Brazil's PPSA CEO promises local content 'flexibility'

May 06, 2014

Brazil's desire to fast-track development of the huge Libra pre-salt discovery will require flexibility in enforcing local content regulations, CEO Oswaldo Pedrosa of Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A. (PPSA), the new state-owned company representing Brazilian national interest in pre-salt ventures…

SEG teams with Energistics on open standards

Mar 14, 2014

Energistics, the upstream oil and gas standards consortium, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the international society of applied geophysics, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore joint development opportunities…

Canada considers new offshore spill regulations

Feb 03, 2014

On 30 Jan 2014, House Government Bill C-22 was introduced in the second session of Canada's 41st Parliament, amending the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act for, among other matters, new requirements for regulatory preauthorization of…

Malta strengthens maritime pollution response

Jan 28, 2014

Transport Malta will collaborate with the Norwegian Coastal Administration to strengthen the country's maritime pollution response. During the launching of the project “Oil / HNS Spill Response Capacity Building For The Protection Of Malta’s Seas…

Olgoonik/Fairweather awarded Beaufort Sea work

Jan 09, 2014

The group will conduct monitoring studies on potential Arctic nearshore impacts in Beaufort Sea development area.Olgoonik/Fairweather LLC, in conjunction with a team of scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Texas at Austin…

Mexican Congress passes energy bill

Dec 13, 2013

Mexico’s Senate approved a new energy reform bill on Wednesday that will open the country’s oil and gas industry to private and foreign investment through production sharing agreements and licensing. President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ruling…

Well integrity matters

Nov 07, 2013

Meta has deployed its Metalmorphology technology in wells in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Richard Craig explains. Well integrity, particularly the structural and casing integrity of wells, is a key issue in the offshore oil and gas sector…

ThoughtStream: Shipping and Environment

Nov 06, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion Over many decades, shipping has actually become safer and cleaner, not to mention more cost-effective. International rules and regulations in relation to the safety of life at sea or safety in general have been traditionally developed and implemented with great success…

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