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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…

Offshore cranes receive regulatory update

Oct 16, 2013

The US Coast Guard updated decades old regulations regarding offshore cranes and inspection practices. Anthresia McWashington takes a look at the changes to come. The US Coast Guard (USCG) recently proposed revisions to the design, certification…

US-Mexico agreement likely headed for conference committee

Oct 15, 2013

The US Senate bill ratifying the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, S. 812, is reportedly on its way to a conference committee. The Senate's version of the bill, passed October 12, differed from that of the US House of Representative’s version…

WEC begins today in Daegu, South Korea

Oct 14, 2013

More than 6,000 of the world’s most prominent energy leaders will gathered October 13 in Daegu, South Korea for the first day of the 22nd World Energy Congress (WEC). This year's theme is: 'Secure tomorrow's energy today.' Held every three years…

British Columbia releases marine spill study

Oct 13, 2013

The Canadian province of British Columbia released a comprehensive study assessing current marine-spill preparedness and response capabilities on 10 October 2013. The study also outlines necessary improvements to achieve a world-class system to ensure B…

Shutdown could affect GOM

Oct 11, 2013

Over the past week, the government shutdown has steadily crept into more sectors of the oil and gas industry. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) shuttered today, sending a message to subscribers at 1 pm ET that it would furlough…

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