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Nations may designate two Antarctic Marine Protected Areas

Jul 12, 2013

A group of 24 nations and the EU are meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, July 11-16, to discuss revised proposals to create two marine protected areas (MPAs) in the ocean surrounding Antarctica. If approved, these may become the largest marine reserves on Earth…

Watson leaving BSEE to join ABS

Jul 10, 2013

US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James A. Watson will step down from the agency in order to join maritime class society ABS as its president and chief operating officer (COO) of the Americas Division, effective September 2…

DNV awards FloaTEC ISO 9001 certification

Jul 09, 2013

FloaTEC has been awarded certification to ISO 9001-2008 for project management and engineering for the offshore industry. DNV Business Assurance, a division of the world-renowned Det Norske Veritas Certification B.V., and an internationally…

Marine spatial planning draws attention

Jun 26, 2013

We have all grown up with the concept of land use planning or town planning to allocate areas of land for certain uses or activities such as business, industry, agriculture, residential, or nature conservation. The same concepts can be applied to marine areas…

The long and winding road to SEMS compliance

Jun 14, 2013

Safety is a necessary practice for all operations, and new regulations for oversight seem to be missing some key components.The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) released its Safety and Environmental Management Systems…

Progress after Piper

Jun 12, 2013

As the 25th anniversary of the UK North Sea Piper Alpha disaster approaches, GL Noble Denton looks at regulatory best practice. The 25-year anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster provides an important opportunity to stop and reflect…

Colloquy: Safety first... in the North Sea

Jun 12, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column Beginning this month, we recognize the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. The Piper Alpha production platform was operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd. in the UK sector of the North Sea…

Johan Castberg on hold

Jun 05, 2013

Statoil announced it will delay an investment decision on its Johan Castberg project in the Norwegian Barents Sea due to unease regarding recent move by the Norwegian government to increase taxes on oil and gas producers. In addition to the tax rise…

New EIC president appointed

May 21, 2013

The Energy Industries Council (EIC) announced that The Right Honourable the Lord Howell of Guildford has been appointed President of the EIC. Lord Howell is a senior member of the House of Lords, and has held ministerial positions for Energy…

Moniz installed as DOE chief

May 20, 2013

The US Senate has confirmed MIT physics professor Ernest Moniz as  Barack Obama’s new Energy Secretary, replacing outgoing Secretary Stephen Chu. President Barack Obama congratulated Moniz on his successful confirmation hearing, where the Senate voted unanimously…

Fires and explosions a growing liability concern

May 14, 2013

Oil and natural gas industry operations managers, health and safety managers, as well as plant and facility superintendents and engineers face increasing liability issues created by fires and explosions, according to a white paper released by Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc…

Colloquy: Changes loom in Mexico

May 14, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column The structure of the Mexican oil industry is on the verge of change, driven by a need to increase revenues and build reserves. The consensus is that Mexican fields are aging, production is declining, and although…

Jewell confirmed as DOI head

Apr 12, 2013

The US Senate confirmed Sally Jewell, CEO of US-based retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), as the next Secretary of the Interior department.President Barack Obama and Sally Jewell applaud outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (Official…

BOEM completes SEIS review

Apr 11, 2013

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed oil and gas Lease Sales 233 and 231, the third and fourth sales scheduled in the current 2012-2017 Five Year Program.(Image…

ConocoPhillips suspends Arctic program

Apr 10, 2013

Citing unease over changing US regulations, ConocoPhillips opted to pause plans for its 2014 Alaska Chukchi Sea drilling program, the supermajor announced on 10 April 2013.Shell's oil spill response teams practice laying out nearly 600m (1,500ft)…

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