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Building a safety case

Aug 01, 2014

Girish U. Pai, Devendra Awadhiya and Zubin Fatakia discuss the evolution of safety case in designs for offshore platforms. Offshore installations are exposed to nature’s fury all the time. The operations involve handling very heavy modules weighing tens of thousands of tons…

Building an offshore HSEQ ecosystem

Aug 01, 2014

Shore-side command centers are the hub for offshore communications and rescue coordination efforts. Images from McMurdo Group.  McMurdo Group’s Remi Julien discusses how different…

Flying high

Aug 01, 2014

A Cyberhawk ROAV in flight. Photos from Cyberhawk. Chris Fleming explains how using remotely operated aerial vehicles for inspections are reducing plant shutdowns at oil and gas production facilities in the UK and around the world…

Wind power gains

Aug 01, 2014

The HelWin2 converter platform being transported. More than 3.8GW of offshore wind transmission capacity is being installed by TenneT offshore northern Europe. Meg Chesshyre found out more…

Preventing damaging vibrations for long term pipeline protection

Aug 01, 2014

The J-Lay test rig applies a 20 te vertical load via the rollers whilst pulling the product through. Image from Trelleborg Offshore. Specifying the right vortex induced vibration…

Stepping-up decommissioning

Aug 01, 2014

New specialist vessels have the potential to change the face of the decommissioning sector, but will they solve all the issues activity in this area continues to face? Alan Clifton takes a look. The Pieter Schelte…

Colloquy: Marine noise

Aug 01, 2014

Underwater noise is recognized as an adverse environmental stress and must be addressed in environmental impact assessments (EIAs). Companies have stepped forward with 3D acoustic modeling and measurement systems as countries develop…

Contract wins

Aug 01, 2014

The Leman compression module at HSM Offshore, Schiedam. Photos from HSM Offshore.  HSM Offshore has added new contracts to its order book, but more could be done by the industry to reduce costs and more efficiently use assets…

Combating fatigue

Aug 01, 2014

Fig. 1: Illustration of riser acceleration vs. wave height. Images from 2H Offshore.  Michael Long Ge and Himanshu…

Dutch entrepreneurialism

Aug 01, 2014

Sander Vergroesen, IRO’s managing director  Dutch offshore suppliers are innovating to keep ahead, providing solutions in ever deeper and colder waters globally. IRO’s Sander Vergroesen spoke to Elaine Maslin…

Meeting lifting standards

Aug 01, 2014

The Heidrun FSU crane in Protea’s yard, Poland. Photo from Protea. Protea has designed its largest crane to date for Statoil’s Heidrun FSU, a project that will aid the life extension of the Heidrun field…

The roadmap to retiring

Aug 01, 2014

Images from Decom North Sea More than £40 billion is expected to be spent on decommissioning in the next 25 years in UK waters alone. Dorothy Burke looks at how viewing decommissioning…

Ativatec makes its mark in Brazil’s deepwater intervention sector

Aug 01, 2014

Daniel Camerini at Ativatec’s workshop at UFRJ’s Technology Center in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Claudio Paschoa.  Claudio…

Adding a secondary barrier against gas migration in deepwater environments

Aug 01, 2014

Secondary mechanical pressure barriers could help ease regulatory bodies’ concerns around effective zonal isolation in wells.  The Cytadel ZX packer can be activated by dropping a magnetic signal carrier from the surface…

Big gets bigger - and more capable

Aug 01, 2014

Frank Verhoeven  Boskalis is eyeing an increasing role in offshore oil and gas and renewables projects—including the potential to dry dock floating production vessels at sea. Elaine Maslin found out more…

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