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PSA Concludes West Phoenix Fire Probe

Mar 04, 2019

An investigation into the November 2018 fire aboard the mobile drilling facility West Phoenix has uncovered the cause of the incident as well as several regulation breaches, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) said on Monday.The fire…

Ampelmann Wins Mexico Contract

Mar 04, 2019

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann announced Monday it has secured its first contract in Mexico. An A-type system has been mobilized on a flotel and will operate for two months, enabling the installation of an oil and gas platform.The fully motion compensated A-type system…

DNV GL Opens New Houston Facility

Feb 28, 2019

DNV GL announced Thursday that it has opened a new facility in Houston to provide failure analyses that support the industry in conducting effective and efficient root cause analyses.The facility will carry out the initial steps of a failure investigation…

Petrobras P-58 Spill Under Investigation

Feb 25, 2019

Brazil's oil regulator said on Monday that is has started an investigation into an oil spill at an offshore platform owned by Petroleo Brasileiro SA.On Saturday, about 188 cubic meters of oil leaked from the offshore P-58 platform, which is located in the Campos basin…

Top-tension Riser JIP Launched

Feb 20, 2019

2H Offshore said it has launched the TRACS (tensioned riser assessment for continued service) joint industry project (JIP), which will see the riser and conductor specialist work with operators to develop top tension riser (TTR) reassessment and life extension guidance…

Oil Spill Calculator Predicts Oil Movements

Feb 01, 2019

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill changed a lot of the thinking about subsea blowouts, including how to predict the movement of the oil and gas.“One thing that was clear early on during the Deepwater Horizon was that dissolution of oil into water was a major process…

Quick Connect Fiber Optic Cabling

Jan 31, 2019

A quick and easy solution can speed the certification of fiber optic cabling installed in explosive atmospheres including caustic marine environments.As automation continues to expand into diverse industrial sectors, the demand for multi-channel fiber optic cable is following suit…

Roxtec Provides Safety Services for Petrobras FPSO

Jan 29, 2019

Multinational petroleum corporation Petrobras turned to cable and pipe seals specialist Roxtec for verification of the cable and pipe transits on board the P-68 floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) in a Brazil shipyard before final approval from the classification society…

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…

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