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Icebergs a 'Significant Hazard' to Production Facilities -Study

Jan 28, 2019

Icebergs on a collision course with petroleum facilities represent a serious hazard, according to a new study commissioned by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway.The study performed by ArcIso assessed the consequences of potential collisions…

Equinor Stops Drilling Arctic Well After Incident

Jan 21, 2019

Norway's Equinor has put on hold the drilling of a key exploration well in the Barents Sea after a well incident last week, the company said on Monday.The incident occurred when Seadrill's rig West Hercules was drilling the Gjoekaasen well offshore Norway…

Safer Than Other Industries

Jan 18, 2019

The oil and gas industry’s relentless focus on safety is paying off. Earlier this week, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released its Workplace Safety Report, which revealed occupational injuries and illness for the oil and gas industry…

Statfjord A Platform Back in Action

Jan 16, 2019

Equinor's Statfjord A platform in the North Sea is in operation again following a brief outage on Tuesday, the operator said on Wednesday.A condensate leak led to a shutdown of production at the platform at around 1530 GMT. The situation was…

New Guidance on DP Systems

Jan 08, 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced Tuesday it has completed its existing guidance on dynamic positioning (DP) with the newly published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’ (IMCA M 247)…

Sentinel Marine Adds Three New Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels

Jan 07, 2019

UK-based offshore support firm Sentinel Marine has announced that it will create 80 new jobs by adding three multi-role ships to its fast-growing fleet.The Aberdeen-based firm is investing in the region of GBP36 million in the trio of new builds…

SeaRose FPSO Production Remains On Hold

Jan 07, 2019

Oil production continues to be suspended at the SeaRose FPSO, about 350 kilometers east of St. John’s for the last 50 days. There’s no information on when production will resume.Production was suspended and shutdown began on November 16 after two spills -  an estimated 250…

Equinor and Vissim Partner

Dec 26, 2018

Vissim said it has reached a global frame agreement with Norwegian energy giant Equinor to deploy its solution for surveillance of the ocean space surrounding all Equinor- and several third-party-operated assets on the U.K. and Norwegian Continental Shelves…

ABS Enables Remote Surveys

Dec 20, 2018

Classification society ABS introduced remote surveys in an effort to drive safety performance and productivity for clients using digital technologies.“Our global workforce delivers unparalleled responsiveness to meet our clients’ needs; however…

Building Bridges of Trust for Oil Spill Response

Dec 14, 2018

An oil spill response workshop in Houma, La., earlier this month was the first of five such information gathering sessions the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program has planned in coastal areas. The year-long project, which began in July…

Ampelmann Inks Two Contracts in Asia Pacific

Dec 13, 2018

Offshore access services provider Ampelmann said it has secured two new contracts in the Asia Pacific region. Two A-type motion compensated gangway systems have made their way to India and Indonesia, respectively, and will enable both short- and long-term walk-to-work (W2W) operations…

Notorious Virus Suspected in Saipem Cyber Hack

Dec 12, 2018

A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 of the company's computers used a variant of the notorious Shamoon virus, Saipem said, a development that links the case to a massive attack in 2012 on Saudi Aramco.'The cyber attack hit servers based in the Middle East…

Norway to Drillers: Fix Oil Rig Lifeboat Safety

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean, Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday.Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed…

DNV GL to Test Bolt Fatigue for API

Dec 11, 2018

DNV GL said it has secured a contract from the American Petroleum Institute (API) for the full-scale S-N fatigue testing of large diameter bolts. The objective of the program is to improve fatigue assessments of critical bolted connections particularly…

Eni Must Improve Safety in the Arctic -Norway Watchdog

Dec 11, 2018

Italian oil company Eni must do more to improve safety at its Arctic Goliat oilfield, which produces up to 100,000 barrels of crude per day, Norway's oil safety watchdog said on Tuesday.The world's northernmost oilfield has suffered a number of incidents since it started production in March 2016…

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