Safety News


Island Drilling Contests Contract Termination for Island Innovator Rig

Feb 13, 2024

Island Drilling has started evaluating all legal recourse at its disposal to contest the termination of contract for its Island Innovator semi-sub rig, by Trident Energy and its partners in the Block G offshore Equatorial Guinea, deeming the claims on safety issues with the unit ‘not accurate’.Earlier in February, Trident Energy and its partners Panoro, Kosmos Energy and GEPetrol, canceled the contract…

Norway's Offshore Safety Watchdog to Change Name

Sep 07, 2023

Norway's offshore oil and gas safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), will change its name on January 1, 2024 to the Norwegian Ocean Industry Safety Authority (Noisa).“This new designation points our way forward,” says director general Anne Myhrvold…

Norway's Safety Watchdog Demands Action from Equinor Mongstad after Worker's Fall from Scaffolding

Jul 11, 2023

Norway's oil and gas industry safety watchdog Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has concluded its investigation into a January 2023 incident at Equinor's onshore processing plant in Mongstad, where a worker fell from scaffolding from a height of 23…

Offshore Carbon Storage Project in Danish North Sea Receives Safety Approval from DNV

Jun 14, 2023

The offshore carbon storage project in the Danish North Sea, called Project Greensand, has received official safety approval from DNV.'The project is the first in the world to demonstrate that CO2 can be transported across national borders and stored offshore to mitigate climate change…

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…

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…

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