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Saipem completes Innovator 2.0 sea trials

Dec 21, 2016

Saipem has successfully completed sea trials of its new remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), the Innovator 2.0, and has obtained a declaration of compliance with Norsok U102 standards, as well as DNV GL certification.   Innovator 2.0, a…

EyeCGas gets EPA QuadOa compliance

Dec 07, 2016

OPGAL, a manufacturer of thermal imaging cameras for the oil and gas industry, has received independent verification for its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) technology in relation to the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 'QuadOa' regulation (EPA NSPS 40 CFR part 60 subpart OOOOa)…

A pinch of pre-salt

Oct 17, 2016

After a thoroughly no good, very bad, couple of years for Brazil, the country is on the path to reform, and the first part starts with the country’s coveted pre-salt. Audrey Leon reports on what the opening means for the country and its state-owned oil company…

Keeping up with Arctic regulations

Oct 01, 2016

Jerry Lee looks into Arctic-rated safety equipment that seeks to make it eaiser to comply with regulations around the globe. Arctic capping stack with remote BOP control and intervention subsea accumulator module…

Endeavor opens FPSO best practices JIP

Sep 12, 2016

Endeavor Management has opened participation in its latest joint industry project (JIP) – Best Practices for the FPSO Industry. Image of the Cidade de Marica, from SBM Offshore.  In today’s price environment…

BOEM updates OCS decom requirements

Jul 15, 2016

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has notified companies holding oil and gas leases in federal waters that it is updating financial assurance and risk management requirements to ensure that US taxpayers never have to pay for decommissioning…

PSA finds several Visund A breaches

Jun 23, 2016

An investigation of a well control incident at Visund A that halted production at the field and evacuated workers in March has been completed by Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), revealing several regulation breaches at the Statoil-operated North Sea platform…

OTC introduces new regulatory compliance trainings

Jun 01, 2016

Offshore Technical Compliance (OTC) has introduced two new IADC-accredited regulatory compliance training programs: an offshore drilling and a marine regulatory compliance training. OTC’s Offshore Drilling Regulatory Compliance Training is a five-day…

Shell, USCG end oil skimming ops at Glider

May 17, 2016

Supermajor Shell and the US Coast Guard (USCG) concluded skimming operations in their joint response to the discharge of 2100 bbl (88,200 gallons) of crude oil at the Glider field in the Gulf of Mexico, the pair said late on 16 May. The joint response mobilized more than 150 people…

BSEE forms panel to investigate Shell leak

May 16, 2016

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is continuing its investigation of the oil release from Shell's Glider field on May 12. The Glider field, approximately 97mi south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, includes subsea wells…

Halliburton's Landmark upgrades EDT

May 09, 2016

Landmark, a Halliburton (HAL) business line and provider of exploration and production software, has released of EDT 5000.14 (Engineer’s Desktop), an upgrade to its integrated suite of well construction applications. The new EDT delivers…

NOIA elects new leadership

Apr 22, 2016

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) board of directors has elected Kevin McEvoy as chairman and Dave Welch as vice chairman for the upcoming 2016-2017 term. McEvoy and Welch assumed their positions at the NOIA Annual Meeting in Washington…

US releases final well control rules

Apr 14, 2016

Nearly six years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has revealed final well control regulations designed to reduce future risks of a devastating offshore oil or gas blowout…

INPEX weighs Abadi FLNG rejection

Mar 24, 2016

Japan's INPEX said it is trying to confirm the facts following a news report stating that Indonesian President Joko Widodo has rejected a proposal to build a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) plant in the country's east, saying that an onshore plant would benefit its economy more…

CERAWeek: Potential grows in Africa

Feb 24, 2016

Current oil prices does little to support exploration and expanding developments. However, keeping an eye on the future, sub-saharan African nations show promise. Western African countries, such as Nigeria, have already seen the benefits…

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