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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…

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…

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