BP’s annual Be Inspired event helps to attract female students to the oil...
BP Be Inspired: levelling the playing field for women in oil and gas
BP’s annual Be Inspired event helps to attract female students to the oil and gas industry in an effort to diversify the workforce and increase equality. At the event, BP Head of HR, Upstream, Kerry Dryburgh explained the importance of STEM education.
Oil and gas firms are starting to embrace the blockchain
GlobalData’s latest report, Blockchain in Oil & Gas, suggests that oil and gas companies are in the process of adopting advanced technologies to improve workflow management and reduce operational losses.
Dry Deluge Testing
Open extinguishing systems are the primary care method in case of fire, and as such their regular testing is obligatory and a bare necessity for both workers and equipment, as well as the environment.
Offshore helicopter crashes: improving safety and saving lives
In the last thirty years or so, a number of offshore workers have lost their lives in helicopter crashes. The need for better offshore helicopter safety is paramount for UK organisations, such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which have worked to improve regulations and protect the 18,000 UK oil rig workers during their risky commute.
What are the worst offshore helicopter crashes and how have industry authorities attempted to improve matters?
Hurricane Michael forces oil firms to halt production offshore Mexico
Offshore oil firms have stopped almost one-fifth of the production in the Gulf of Mexico and evacuated workers from 13 platforms ahead of Hurricane Michael.
Case Study: Vikotherm® R2 Insulation for Optimum Flow Assurance
The Åsgard oilfield is situated on the Halten Bank offshore Norway and is the first field in the world to be equipped with seabed gas compressor systems, which are expected to provide a significant increase in power efficiency and safety.
Compressed Air Foam for Offshore Substations
Many companies in the renewable electrical power industry have installed offshore substations in their distribution grids to accommodate ever-increasing demand, necessitating increased safety considerations.
Bridging the racial divide to boost offshore support
The American Petroleum Institute has launched the Explore Offshore campaign to counter criticism of offshore drilling in US coastal southeast states. It specifically focuses on minority communities, who are more likely to be opposed to offshore drilling. Why is there disparity in opposition to oil and gas, and what benefits could the campaign provide for these communities?
Optimal Protection for Sensitive Equipment in Extreme Environments
Over 50 years, glass fiber-reinforced polyester (GRP) has proven to be a highly superior structural material for building enclosures to protect field-based instrumentation and equipment.
Hard-Wearing ROV Cables for Deepwater Applications
DE REGT Marine Cables has over 90 years' experience in cable design and innovation within a variety of industries, including offshore, defence and seismic exploration.
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