Registration is now open for the Ocean Energy Safety Institute’s Alarm Management Forum, which will be held 24 August at Maersk Training in Houston. The product of this forum will be proceedings that will include presentations, discussions, current and best practices, ideas and tasks to help continuously improve safer management of alarms and a framework of ideas to help develop an alarm management specification.
The Texas OneGulf Center of Excellence announced more than USD 2 million in research projects to address priority problems affecting the health and well-being of the Gulf of Mexico and those who depend on it. These projects represent the first major allocation of research dollars from the Texas OneGulf consortium, which was created after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to direct funding in support of programs, projects, and activities that restore and protect the environment and economy of the Gulf Coast region.
Despite the significant and growing threat of cyberattacks oil and gas producers face, there is a persistent lack of awareness and understanding of the vulnerabilities present in the industrial control systems used for energy production and distribution operations. A panel of experts discussed the potential cybersecurity risks companies face from malicious actors, as well as risk mitigation strategies and emerging security standards at the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference.