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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…

Saipem Suffers Cyber Attack

Dec 10, 2018

Italian oil services company Saipem said it had identified a cyber attack out of India on Monday that had primarily affected its servers in the Middle East.'We are collecting all the elements useful for assessing the impact on our infrastructures…

Improper Procedure Led to Platform Fire

Dec 07, 2018

A November 2017 explosion on an offshore production platform, a July 2018 platform diesel generator fire, and an August 2018 leak of 70 gallons of emulsion breaker into the Gulf of Mexico were the focus of a spate of safety bulletins and alerts…

Terra Nova FPSO Restarts Production

Dec 04, 2018

Canadian integrated energy company Suncor said it has restarted production from the Terra Nova floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), approximately 350 kilometers east-southeast off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada in the North Atlantic Ocean…

Enhancing Safe Ship Operations in Arctic

Nov 19, 2018

The European Union (EU)-funded 'Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case' (SEDNA) project is developing ways to improve the design, operation, navigation and anti-icing features of ships traversing the harsh Arctic region…

Lomax Joins TEMS International

Nov 19, 2018

Aberdeen-headquartered oil and gas service company TEMS International has appointed Nicola Lomax to the newly created role of QHSE manager as it continues to expand its workforce in response to growing demand for its services.Lomax will be responsible for developing and managing the firm’s health…

Liftboat Taking on Water in US Gulf

Nov 19, 2018

Fifteen people have been rescued from a liftboat that lost power and is listing and taking in water in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The master of the 134-foot liftboat Ram XVIII reported on Sunday that the vessel had a 45-degree list and no power…

First Jack-up Certified Cyber Secure

Nov 15, 2018

New cyber security standard for newbuild offshore unitsABS said it has awarded a Cyber Security-Ready (CS-Ready) Notation to a jack-up drilling rig built by Sembcorp Marine, marking a first-of-its-kind certification for an offshore facility…

Offshore Platforms Controlled from Land

Nov 15, 2018

Aker BP said it will become the first oil company in Norway to control operations of a permanently manned offshore platform from land from next year.Operating platforms remotely can be done with fewer staff than doing it offshore and other oil…

Targetless Laser Sensor for Offshore Wind Farms

Nov 14, 2018

The SceneScan Monopole laser sensor has been developed for offshore wind farm applications to eliminate the need for installing fixed reflective targets.This technology was designed and developed by Guidance Marine (acquired by Wärtsilä in 2017)…

PSA Probing West Phoenix Rig Fire

Nov 09, 2018

Norway's offshore safety watchdog said it has launched a probe into a fire that broke out on the West Phoenix mobile drilling unit on Monday.The fire reportedly broke out the West Phoenix mud laboratory while the rig was drilling for Equinor in the Norwegian Sea…

New Tech Improves Offshore Safety Training

Nov 09, 2018

Offshore workers are set to be better prepared for helicopter safety training thanks to new innovative technology being launched at a U.K. safety training provider.Falck Safety Services UK revealed new 360° immersive technology at the OPITO Safety & Competence Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur…

Asset integrity wrapped up

Sep 01, 2017

Engineered composite wraps are becoming the solution of choice for dealing with corrosion issues in the North Sea on an increasing range of offshore pipework and structures. Elaine Maslin reports. Caisson repair using Technowrap Splashzone…

Analyzing the psychology behind the safety statistics

Aug 22, 2017

According to the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), the majority of the 1484 fatal incidents reported over the last 20 years could have been prevented if the industry and its workforce had rigorously complied with the organization’s Life-Saving Rules1…

Emerson debuts PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp

Aug 15, 2017

Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest product within its polymer completions solutions range, the PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp, for increased safety and well integrity. PolyOil JAR Handling Clamp…

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