US regulators zoom in on offshore operators deemed high risk

Jan 26, 2016

A new inspection program targeting high-risk oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico is designed to be more instructive than punitive, the US government official responsible for...

Rapid response key to reducing cyber attack damage

Nov 24, 2015

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,...

Arctic offers test bed for cost-cutting global regulation

Sep 19, 2015

Regulatory regimes around the world should be aligned to reduce unnecessary cost and uncertainty for oil operators and help their suppliers comply with rules, according to a report by...

Info flow key to efficient lifetime extension programs: Safety expert

Sep 18, 2015

Companies extending production beyond platform design life must look to improve information flows between departments to avoid planning and execution issues on modification projects,...

Blowout system costs could hike up to 20% under US rule proposals

May 19, 2015

New regulations from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement could push up the cost of Blowout Preventer Systems by as much as 20% for some operators, Matteo Loizzo, an...

Houston man charged with false statements over blowout preventer testing in Gulf

Feb 12, 2015

The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana has announced that a Houston man has been charged with two counts of making false statements in relation to blowout...

Emergency shutdown on Gulf platform after possible vessel collision

Feb 12, 2015

BSEE and the US Coast Guard are investigating the cause of a fire after a platform sustained mystery damage.

Maersk Giant mobile drilling unit will be Yme living quarters

Jan 19, 2015

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Talisman Energy Norge consent to use the Maersk Giant mobile drilling facility to house workers preparing to decommission Talisman’s...


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