Tag Archives: offshore drilling

AUV Demand is Growing for Life-of-Field Inspections

A new report released by Westwood Energy examines the growing use of AUVs for life-of-field inspections at offshore oil and gas operations. Most useful in deepwater operations, AUVs are used by navies and scientific researchers around the globe, and their use will increase across the oil and gas industry as a tool for inspecting subsea infrastructure. The latest “AUV Demand 2013-2022:

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Safety Bureau Identifies 36 Gas Release Hazards Offshore Gulf of Mexico

A recent review by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) examining compliance and incident data throughout the Gulf of Mexico revealed a potential risk associated with gas releases. During the timeframe reviewed, 31 gas release incidents were reported to BSEE by 14 unique operators. Further, the bureau issued 36 gas release incidents of non-compliance during the same timeframe.

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Statoil to Remotely Operate Offshore Rig from Onshore Control Room

Statoil has created its first control room for operating an offshore drilling platform from an onshore location. The platform, Valemon, came on-stream in 2015 and produces 60,000 barrels of gas and condensate each day. While it has 40 cabins, Valemon will now be operated by rotating shifts of 14 operators from the control room in Bergen, Norway, which was launched

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