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2 missing after GOM platform fire

Nov 19, 2012

Smoke plume rising from Black Elk Energy production platformTwo contractors are missing and 11 were injured when an oil production platform offshore Louisiana caught on fire, the U.S. Coast Guard announced on 16 November 2012.At the time of the fire…

Total fire protection

Nov 10, 2012

Specialist firefighting knowledge, strategic support and equipment is to be provided by Chubb Fire & Security for Total E&P UK under a five-year contract. Chubb’s Offshore Marine division will deliver the renewed contract, which covers the operator’s Alwyn North…

Securing top down behaviour change

Nov 01, 2012

Human factors, such as lapses in concentration, mistakes and violations, are frequently cited as the root cause of incidents in the offshore oil & gas industry. Changing these behaviours has therefore been identified as key to reducing recordable incidents and improving overall safety performance…

Looking beyond the 'human error' label

Oct 15, 2012

Problems of the kind encountered by the Deepwater Horizon and Sedco 711 are not unique and being judgemental with the benefit of hindsight is futile, argues drilling consultant Dr John Thorogood. Pointing out that there is much still to be learned about human error…

Safer scaffolding

Oct 15, 2012

An offshore scaffolding safety innovation from RBG has attracted industry plaudits aplenty since its launch last year and has already been adopted by Apache North Sea on a number of its platforms. In this opener to OE's HSE two-parter, Bill Abbott outlines the thinking behind PlusGard…

Safety case may be in store for US

Oct 15, 2012

Citing a ‘renewed culture of safety' taking hold in the offshore oil & gas industry, the co-chairman of the presidential commission set up to investigate the Macondo disaster told attendees at the March CeraWeek conference in Houston that the…

A systematic approach to ship safety

Oct 14, 2012

New software developed by naval architects and marine engineering consultants Safety at Sea to address the International Maritime Organization's challenging regulations on a ship's safe return offers potential for aspects of offshore vessel design…

Statoil admits 'dialogue' doubts over Gullfaks C near miss

Oct 14, 2012

Norwegian operator Statoil acknowledged last month that it could have been clearer in its dialogue with Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority following the May 2010 incident where pressure build-up in well 34/10-C06A resulted in a near blowout and the shutdown of the Gullfaks C platform…

Safety dominates ONS agenda

Oct 07, 2012

A little starpower lit up a rainy week in Stavanger, as Hollywood actor-turned-oil spill cleanup advocate Kevin Costner hit town for the ONS 2010 conference and exhibition. Russell McCulley reports.--Nearly 50,000 visitors coursed through the…

Caribbean concerns

Oct 01, 2012

As a number of Caribbean nations set sights on developing potential deepwater reserves, concerns have surfaced about the region’s ability to respond to a Macondo-style subsea leak. The topic is especially prominent in a swath of sea where tourists…

Safer hands across the sea

Oct 01, 2012

New software for the offshore and shipping industries, including optimal voyage planning for safe journeys and minimum fuel consumption, are expected to emerge from a partnership agreement between Star Information Systems and weather experts StormGeo…

Safety success

Aug 17, 2012

The recent run of success at Denmark’s Viking Life-Saving Equipment continues, with the privately owned, Esbjerg-based company insisting it’s all down to ‘solid growth in a market that can be as turbulent as the seas for which its products are designed’ – the offshore industry…

North West European Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Activity

Aug 17, 2012

Against a background of continuing financial uncertainty the oil price remains reasonably high, as does the level of activity in the North Sea, particularly in Norway with the planned development of the substantial Johan Sverdrup find. Reserves estimated at 1…

Clair controls

Jul 19, 2012

Integrated control and safety systems provided by Emerson Process Management under a $23 million contract from BP will help manage operations on the two new bridge-linked platforms to be installed West of Shetland for the Clair Ridge development…

AGR

Jun 26, 2012

AGR has acquired an 80% shareholding in Steinsvik & Co, a Stavanger-based supplier of safety professionals, including safety coaches and internal control officers, to drilling rigs in the Norwegian market. The firm also provides HSE training…

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