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Infographic: US oil and gas industry is dangerous

Graphic Products’ Alison Warner designed an infographic presenting all the dangers that are lying behind the oil and gas industry. The equipment, the flammable chemicals and high pressures can easily result to fatal accidents. The oil and gas industry is amongst the most dangerous jobs in America, this is why it has one of the most thorough safety training programs.

US officially eases offshore safety rules after Deepwater Horizon

On May 2, the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement released the final improved Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control regulations. BSEE’s final Well Control Rule claims that it removes unnecessary regulatory burdens to responsible offshore development while maintaining safety and environmental protection.

Oil spill dispersant market to reach US$ 23.6 billion by 2026

The global Oil Spill Dispersant Market is anticipated to grow at a constant CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) around 3% during 2019-2026 and reach the market value around USD 23.6 billion, according to a new report by Acumen Research and Consulting.

BP uses new technology aiming growth in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

BP announced that it has discovered two new oilfields in the Gulf of Mexico and has found one billion barrels of oil at an existing field with the help of a new seismic technology. The company, years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill, announced its plans on expanding its production at its Atlantis oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Crisis management explained: The shipping industry case

In many industries several crisis communication strategies have failed because leaders are coordinated by psychology “myths” rather than the reality of how their employees and people in general perceive the world. A good way to understand this is to analyze the concept of crisis management and communication and their importance in the maritime world.

Study: Oil dispersant was toxic for oysters after Deepwater Horizon spill

The oil dispersant that was used to clean up the oil after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had likely toxic effects for oysters, according to Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Connecticut. The team compared the low levels of toxicity of oil, the dispersant and a mixture of the two.

US eases offshore safety rules enacted after Deepwater Horizon

In line with overall efforts to boost the national energy sector, US Trump administration eased safety rules on offshore oil and gas production put in place on the aftermath of the deadly 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, known as the oil and gas production safety system rule.

Learn from the past: Deepwater Horizon oil spill

April 20th marks the 8th year since the greatest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry: The Deepwater Horizon explosion is an industrial disaster that began on 20 April 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in 11 deaths, 17 injuries and a discharge of about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the sea, leaving a heavy legacy in the safety history of oil and gas industry.


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