Category Archives: Safety


CIRIA Releases UXO Best Practice Guidelines

February 11, 2016

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) has published guidelines for the management of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the marine environment. CIRIA’s report, entitled “Assessment and management of unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk in the marine environment (C754)” has been prepared by Royal HaskoningDHV and 6 Alpha Associates. The guidance defines the marine environment and… Continue Reading »


Fire On Mexico Pemex Platform Kills 3 Workers, Now Under Control

February 10, 2016

Three workers were killed and at least seven injured when a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the latest in a string of incidents is now under control, the Mexican oil giant said via Twitter on Sunday. A spokesman for Pemex said oil continued to be… Continue Reading »


Chevron Says Oil Leaked At Philippine Terminal, Fully Contained

February 5, 2016

The Philippine unit of U.S. oil major Chevron said hundreds of litres of oil leaked into the sea on Tuesday while it was loading fuel to a vessel at its Batangas terminal, south of the capital Manila. “The leaked product has been recovered from sea and the wharf platform, which is estimated to be less… Continue Reading »


U.S. Issues Alert on Offshore Oil Equipment Problems

February 2, 2016

The U.S. Interior Department issued a safety alert on Tuesday, warning offshore oil and gas drillers about recurring problems with bolts on equipment including blowout preventers. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said it was aware of a “recurring problem of connector and bolt failures” in components used in risers and underwater blowout… Continue Reading »


Agility Hires Inspecta for NDT Services

January 31, 2016

Inspecta, a provider of inspections, testing, certification, technical consultancy and training services, has inked a framework agreement with Norway’s Agility Subsea Fabrication. Inspecta will provide non-destructive testing (NDT) services performed by shipyards in Tønsberg and Røra. According to the company, the scope of the agreement applies to both NDT and cleanroom laboratory. “There are challenging times in… Continue Reading »


Industry Groups Say Proposed Flaring Rules are Costly, Unnecessary

January 25, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed update of natural gas venting and flaring regulations on public lands is costly and unnecessary and presents a potential roadblock to new energy development. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced Friday a proposal to update these regulations, which the agency said is needed to reflect… Continue Reading »


IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving

December 31, 2015

The IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014) provides advice on ways in which diving operations can be carried out safely and efficiently. It outlines minimum requirements, creating a safe ‘level playing field’ for all diving contractors. It also recommends how clients and contractors may analyse the safety implications of commercial… Continue Reading »


Three Bodies Recovered from Sunken Thorco Cloud

December 30, 2015

Thorco Shipping informed that search and rescue teams have found three bodies near the wreckage of the recently sunken Thorco Cloud. The multipurpose carrier Thorco Cloud sank on December 16 after having collided with the tank vessel Stolt Commitment from Stolt Tankers. The ship sank in the high-traffic area of the Singapore. There were 12… Continue Reading »


Statoil Investigates Chemical Leak from Gullfaks Subsea Compressor

December 30, 2015

Statoil is investigating a chemical leak on the world’s first wet gas compressor on the seabed of the North Sea Gullfaks field. The aim of the technology is to increase recovery by 22 million barrels of oil equivalent (oe) and extend plateau production by around two years from the Gullfaks South Brent reservoir. Morten Eek,… Continue Reading »


Offshore Safety in the UK Oil, Gas Industry

December 23, 2015

The UK’s independent regulator for work-related health, safety and illness, The Health and Safety Executive, released Sept. 23 its Annual Offshore Statistics & Regulatory Activity Report 2014/2015, which outlined the current state of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry. Around 332 installations were operating within the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) in 2014/2015, of… Continue Reading »

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