The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has conducted audits of the Transocean, Maersk and Odfjell companies to determine how they have established, verified and maintained the barrier function for evacuation on all their units which hold an AoC and are equipped with lifeboats (freefall and davit-launched).
Kvaerner and Aker Solutions cut the first steel plate for phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup offshore field development. The Johan Sverdrup development, including phase 1 and phase 2, is one of the largest current industry projects in Europe with around 150 000 man-years involved in developing the installations.
The Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise (OCSNCOE), the repository of US Coast Guard expertise and best practices on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities, published the latest issue of ‘Drill Down’. The latest issue further explores Public Law 96-378 , the first regulation that defined offshore supply vessels.
UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) approved, on December 11, Chevron’s field development plan to progress its Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project in the Central North Sea. The installation comprises of a wellhead protector platform (WPP) and bridge linked platform (BLP) connected to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
Environmental groups sued the Trump administration, on December 11, over offshore drilling tests, starting a legal fight against a plan that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast.
Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has conducted an audit of Eni Norge (Eni) and its follow-up and management of electrical facilities on Goliat FPSO in the Goliat offshore oil field in the Barents Sea. The audit identified regulatory breaches related to managing risk and barriers, and the Italian major has now been given notice of a order.
Enter-prize Energy and Vietnam Energy Association (VEA) have presented their plan for the creation of the 3.4GW Ke Ga offshore wind farm in Vietnam. The plans were presented on December 07, during a workshop regarding the massive wind farm.
A Norwegian politician called for marine mammal observer onboard seismic vessels, ahead of the agreement between Russia and Norway regarding mutual rights to seismic acquisition in the Barents Sea. Namely, Green Party’s Arne Liaklev said that acoustic surveys for oil deposits below the seabed should be avoided if there are whales nearby.
Siemens will supply a lithium-ion battery solution for offshore drilling rig. With this, West Mira will become the world’s first drilling rig to operate using a hybrid battery power solution. The battery aspires to reduce fuel consumption by 12% and CO2 emissions by 15%.
MOL signed deals for the construction of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), FSRU services, and financing for the Jawa 1 Gas-Fired Project. This is considered Asia’s first gas-to-power project that will use an FSRU. Except MOL, Pertamina, Marubeni and Sojitz will also participate in the project.
Amendments related to the IBC Code23/08/2019
Key requirements from the BCH Code amendments23/08/2019
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Pointe-Noire terminal in Sept-Îles to improve its infrastructure23/08/2019
Port of Vancouver to strengthen resilience to climate change23/08/2019
Port of Hamilton's capacity to increase23/08/2019
Canada fines vessel for breaching speed restriction in Gulf of St. Lawrence23/08/2019
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JAXPORT records its best ever July for container volumes23/08/2019
Two new dual-fueled tankers using methanol join the Methanol Institute23/08/2019