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US Seeks to Restore Safety Rules Sparked by Gulf Oil Spill

Sep 12, 2022

The Biden administration on Monday proposed offshore drilling safety measures that it said would help prevent oil spills and protect workers and the environment.The proposal aims to restore safety provisions put in place by the Obama administration in 2016 following the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill, the worst in United States history.The Trump administration had revised the rules in 2019 to reduce what the oil and gas industry said was a financial burden…

DNV Partners with Energy Companies in Three Energy Transition Safety JIPs

Oct 24, 2022

DNV, the independent expert in assurance and risk management, has partnered up working with energy companies in three energy transition safety joint industry projects.'The energy transition depends on several technologies with potential hazardous characteristics…

Offshore Safety Regulations Must Reflect Sound Engineering Practices And Design, NOIA Says as DOI Proposes Changes to Well Control Rule

Sep 13, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday announced proposed revisions to the 2019 Well Control Rule, 'to ensure offshore oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf are conducted with the utmost safety and oversight standards…

Kevin Sligh Becomes Director at U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Mar 25, 2022

Kevin M. Sligh Sr. will join the Department of the Interior as the new Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), the lead federal agency charged with improving safety and ensuring environmental protection related…

Dropsafe Expands Helideck Perimeter Safety Net Range

Mar 02, 2022

After last year's launch of the Helideck Perimeter Safety Net range designed to protect offshore workers and equipment from falling, offshore safety equipment maker Dropsafe has expanded its offering. 'Dropsafe now offers two different versions of the Net…

Regulator Orders Shell to Keep Prelude FLNG Output Shut Until it Can Prove It Is Safe

Dec 24, 2021

Australian oil and gas industry safety regulator NOPSEMA has ordered Shell to keep the giant Prelude FLNG facility off W. Australia shut until it can convince the regulator that it can keep the facility properly powered and that the safety systems are operational…

Tech Files: Offshore Safety Systems & Equipment

May 08, 2021

Safety of workers,structures, equipment and the environment are paramount in any offshore energy project. In the March/April print edition, Offshore Engineer took a look inside some notable newcomers.Wearable tech to boost drill floor safetyHaloGuard…

Equinor Sees Drop in Serious Incidents and Personal Injuries in Q1, but Says The Number Still 'Too High'

Apr 20, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor said Monday that its safety statistics for the first quarter of 2021 indicated fewer serious incidents and personal injuries in Equinor compared to the same period last year, but said the number of incidents was still 'too high…

Norwegian Offshore Safety Body Taps Vysus for Risk Consulting Services

Feb 15, 2021

Engineering and technology consultancy Vysus Group - formerly LR Energy - has signed a framework agreement with the Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety body Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA)The agreement will see Vysus Group support…

Equinor Promises to Improve Safety after Rising Number of Incidents in 2020

Feb 01, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor said Monday it would work to improve safety in its operations following several serious incidents and personal injuries in the past year.'Equinor experienced several serious incidents throughout the year, but…

Subsea Valve Actuator certified for Safety Integrity Level 3

Nov 04, 2020

The new concept for Subsea Valve Actuators (SVA) from Bosch Rexroth has been certified by DNV GL for application in safety systems with up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 requirements. The SVA is a self-contained actuator for opening and closing…

Norway: Pandemic May Have Caused a Rise in Offshore Incidents, Safety Watchdog Says

Oct 14, 2020

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has launched a probe into another offshore incident and has warned that the coronavirus pandemic may have lead to a hike in the number of serious incidents, and a record number of PSA investigations - eleven so far this year…

Australian Offshore Safety Regulator to Resume Physical Inspections

Jul 10, 2020

NOPSEMA, the Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator, plans to resume physical inspections on offshore oil and gas facilities 'in line with appropriate protocols to manage health risks associated with COVID-19.''While NOPSEMA’s inspections have continued throughout the pandemic…

40th Anniversary of Norway's Worst Offshore Disaster

Mar 30, 2020

It was March 27th, 1980. The Alexander Kielland offshore accommodation unit was linked to the Edda platform in the Ekofisk area of the North Sea, offshore Norway.Workers aboard were weather-bound to the floatel, because of the fog, and then the storm began to blow up…

UK's Step Change in Safety Cancels Events due to Coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

Step Change in Safety, a UK-based organization promoting safety in the offshore oil and gas industry, has canceled and delayed six events scheduled to happen between mid-March and late-May on coronavirus impact precaution.'At Step Change in Safety…

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