As highlighted in Lloyd’s Register’s recent ‘Global Marine Trends’ publication, India is predicted to have the world’s largest population (18%) by 2030, and in conjunction with this, its economy is set to grow, seeing India join China and the USA as one of the three largest economies in the world. Given our increasing presence in ... Read more.
Between April and July 2010, an estimated 4.9 million barrels of crude oil gushed from the damaged Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion that killed 11 workers and destroyed the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. By the time the leak was stopped, oil had affected more than 1,000 miles of coast in ... Read more.
A new requirement that will affect all offshore asset owners and operators will soon be coming into play. API 16Q will help push owners and operators into a safer and more reliable working environment, reassessing the way risers are designed and operated to ensure the safety and integrity of offshore drilling risers in deepwater environments. ... Read more.
In previous blogs, my colleagues have explained the necessary interaction between people, systems and equipment (PSE) towards operational integrity. This has been emphasised by recent incidents, which has brought the interaction between all three to the forefront of the industry and the realisation that they cannot be considered in isolation. Imbalance between people, systems and ... Read more.
Due to the increased need to explore farther reaches for resources, we are finding ourselves working in some of the most remote and harsh locations on Earth. In such environments, the usual issues associated with offshore drilling are extrapolated due to the extreme conditions in which people have to work. The physical effects such as hypothermia, frostbite, respiratory ... Read more.