Shell Begins Production from Massive Gulf of Mexico Platform
Appomattox begins production below cost and ahead of schedule in another optimistic sign of the offshore sector’s rebound.
Risk Assessment Helps Buildings Outlast the Blast
Buildings that are manned or house critical equipment ideally will be a safe distance from potential explosions. Maintaining the required stand-off distance, however, is not always possible. This paper discusses challenges and best practices for blast protection of plant buildings.
US Lifts Metal Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
The decision may alleviate some of the pressures oil and gas producers faced in the wake of their imposition last year. Canada and Mexico made up a combined 20% of US imports of oil country tubular goods in 2017.
How To Design an Unmanned Minimal Floating Platform
Unmanned minimum facility platforms are a reliable alternative to traditional wellhead platforms or subsea installations, and the technologies enabling simpler designs have evolved.
Culture Matters: Is Engineering Like Writing a Song?
The song is about writing songs. But it makes writing songs sound so much like engineering I had to write about it.
Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Plan Approved
Construction for the field’s second processing platform begins on the same day the Norwegian authorities approved the plan for development and operation for the biggest field development on the Norwegian continental shelf.
CONTRACTS AND AWARDS
DOF Subsea Wins Brazilian Contracts
23 May 2019
DOF Subsea has secured two contracts in Brazil. The first contract has been awarded by Sapura Energy ...
Oceaneering Awards Contract to Deepsea Technologies
16 May 2019
Oceaneering awarded Deepsea Technologies a contract to provide engineering, procurement, and constru ...
TECHNICAL PAPER SYNOPSES
My Picks for Read and Learn: The Role of Culture, Choices, Human Factors, and Fatigue in Safety
Safety depends on developing a dedicated culture mind-set and mitigation of risks, from the planning and engineering phases to the work site. These papers selected by OGF technical paper editor Gerald Verbeek present various practices for reducing and eliminating the number of incidents.
Stopping the Blame Game in Safety Incidents
For employees to report on safety incidents, there must be a ‘just culture,’ where issues can be discussed freely and underlying causes investigated and corrected without fear of punitive actions.
Managing Fatigue To Reduce Risk and Improve Work Culture
Companies in the petroleum industry, from exploration and production, to transportation, refining, and distribution, operate around the clock. This paper intends to raise awareness on the impact of fatigue in the petroleum industry and recommend a framework for fatigue risk management.
Integrating Human Factor Engineering in Construction and Fabrication
This paper describes an operator’s experience with HFE during the construction and fabrication/installation phase of projects, including welding during the fabrication of buoyancy tanks, emergency preparedness, and the use of 3D model walk-throughs.
Safety Campaign Reduces Dropped-Object Incidents
The emotional involvement of participants during the initial phase of a safety campaign increases implementation effectiveness significantly. In this case, a film guides the audience to make positive, personal choices whenever planning and operating a work at height.
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
The Savvy Separator: Lessons for Installation of Separator Internals
Process design of separation internals is just one step in improving the vessel performance. Just as important are the support design and installation steps. These lessons learned help to guide good off- and on-site planning to minimize separator turnaround.
Savvy Separator: 5 Lessons To Simplify Separator Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting and solving separation problems takes a combination of analytical tools, experience, and a knack for investigation. These 5 lessons provide a starting point for assessment.
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
US Exceeds One-Year Mark as Natural Gas Exporter
An EIA report shows natural gas exports reaching 4.6 Bcf/D in February, the 13th consecutive month in which the country's natural gas exports exceeded its imports. Exports are projected to reach 7.5 Bcf/D by 2020.
ON THE MOVE
16 May 2019
The Colorado Petroleum Council named Lynn Granger executive director. She joins the council, a divis.......Read More
Charles (Chuck) W. Davison Jr.
16 May 2019
Oceaneering International appointed Charles (Chuck) W. Davison Jr. to succeed Clyde W. Hewlett as ch.......Read More
29 April 2019
Independent Project Analysis (IPA) has named Rolando Gächter as director of Middle East development........Read More
Janeen S. Judah
28 April 2019
Jagged Peak Energy elected Janeen S. Judah to its board of directors. She has more than 35 years of .......Read More
23 April 2019
BCCK Holding Company has appointed Don Tyler as director of engineering. Tyler has more than 40 year.......Read More
22 April 2019
KrisEnergy CFO Kiran Raj has resigned from his position to pursue other interests. Raj had been the .......Read More
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Saudi Aramco Buys Into Port Arthur LNG
The deal with project developer Sempra includes Saudi Aramco netting 5 mtpa of LNG offtake and a 25% equity stake in Phase 1 of the export terminal, which may reach FID later this year.
Santos P'nyang Farm-In Advances PNG LNG Expansion
Santos signed a binding letter of intent to acquire a 14.3% interest in Petroleum Retention License 3, which contains the P’nyang natural gas field in Papua New Guinea.
Statfjord A Platform To Be Decommissioned in 2022
After producing for 43 years, the Statfjord A platform will cease production in 2022.
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