Amid an influx of foreign operators into Mexico’s offshore territory, expect to see the migration of cost-cutting digital technologies – such as seismic imaging, reservoir modeling, and real-time well monitoring – from neighboring US waters.
Oil and gas companies should heed the warnings from other sectors and focus on speeding up response times to potential attacks on industrial control systems (ICS), Nina Vajda, principal security analyst at Mandiant IT consultancy, said.
The new ISO 19901-9 - Structural Integrity Management guidelines will define regional weather risks alongside stricter data analysis to improve risk-based approaches, Pat O’Connor, Chair of the ISO Committee, said.
UK North Sea oil and gas operators are looking to standardised well designs, delaying non-essential maintenance and collaborating more with service providers to become leaner businesses in a lower oil price environment, industry sources said.
Halfway through a five-year joint industry program to develop subsea power and control systems, technology developer ABB has started to build the subassemblies of components designed to provide decades of reliable service up to 3km below the surface, Jan Bugge, ABB's VP of Subsea technology and head of project, said.