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Shell gets two Lomond warnings from HSE

Aug 09, 2017

Shell has been given two safety warnings from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on its Lomond facility in the Central North Sea. Map of Lomond and surrounding Shell assets. Map from Chrysaor…

Designs on the future

Aug 01, 2017

Diamond Offshore is championing a new Floating Factory concept meant to meet future deepwater challenges, but drumming up support during the downturn may be tough. Karen Boman reports. Photo from iStock…

Martin Linge delayed following accident investigations

Jul 06, 2017

Total's Martin Linge development has been delayed a year following an investigation into a fatal accident at the Samsung Heavy Industries' yard in South Korea.  On 1 May, six people were killed and more injured after a crane fell down on the Martin Linge wellhead bay module…

Rosneft, Maersk hit by Petya cyber attack

Jun 28, 2017

Rosneft and A. P. Moller Maersk, which owns drilling firm Maersk Drilling and oil firm Maersk Oil, as well as a huge container shipping business, are among a slew of companies across the globe hit by the Petya ransomeware virus.  The virus…

Statoil in major digitization investment

May 22, 2017

Statoil is establishing a digital center of excellence and launching a roadmap with seven specific programs for digitalization in the company towards 2020. Digitalization will help improve the safety, security and efficiency of Statoil operations…

Do call it a (deepwater) comeback

May 11, 2017

Gulf of Mexico operators BP and Murphy Oil sing the praises of a new below US$50/bbl breakeven world at this year’s OTC Houston. Audrey Leon reports. Image of Morrison presenting at OTC. Images from OTC…

ABS, DSME sign FLNG agreement

May 04, 2017

ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, signed an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) to support safety and apply class guidance to a conceptual floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit…

Gall Thomson releases Petal Valve MBC

May 03, 2017

Gall Thomson, a provider of marine breakaway coupling (MBC) technology, has developed an enhanced version of its Petal Valve MBC for the offshore hydrocarbon transfer market. Petal17 is 20% lighter than the mean average weight of its…

DNV GL eyes dynamic risk assessment

May 02, 2017

Traditional risk management practices involve operators navigating large static risk reports, in addition to handling massive amounts of data, with a limited timeframe to make risk informed decisions during operations. DNV GL has released…

Siemens, Darktrace form cyber security partnership

May 01, 2017

Darktrace, a provider of Enterprise and Industrial Immune System technology, and Siemens, a global engineering and technology provider, have entered into a strategic partnership to bring cyber defense for operational technology (OT) to the oil and gas industry and electric utilities…

Offshore Technical Compliance acquires NWTS

May 01, 2017

Offshore Technical Compliance (OTC), a provider of compliance related services, has acquired Northwest Technical Solutions (NWTS) as a wholly-owned subsidiary, extending the efficiency and reach of its offshore services. The acquisition of NWTS…

LR reveals VR Safe Simulator at OTC

May 01, 2017

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a global provider of engineering and technology-centric professional services, has launched its Virtual Reality (VR) Safety Simulator at the Offshore Technology Conference 2017 in Houston, Texas, to help further support…

Danger from above

May 01, 2017

Chris Corcoran, of ABS, highlights the importance of further improving safety to reduce the number of dropped object incidents on offshore facilities. Statistics show that dropped objects cause up to 10% of industrial fatalities…

GE offers new service, OnBoard

Apr 27, 2017

GE Water & Process Technologies’ new service offering, OnBoard, is a customizable, total integrated water treatment solution and service plan for offshore oil and gas producers. OnBoard incorporates digital technologies, remote monitoring and diagnostic software…

Updated: PSA: 'Serious deficiencies' found at Martin Linge

Apr 27, 2017

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) reported today (27 April) that it has found serious deficiencies at the Total-operated Martin Linge project, which is 42km west of Oseberg, Norway. The project is due onstream in 2018. Map of Martin Linge…

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