Product News

  • Parabellum awarded five year Chevron contract

    Parabellum International is excited to advise that it has been awarded the contract for the provision of Emergency Response Services with Chevron Australia on its Gorgon Project. This key award secures a furthe... more
  • Providing a Safe Passage

    Methods for preventing a slip, trip, stumble, tumble or fall on entries, stairs, steps, stairwells, landings, platforms, gantries, ramps, walkways, and ladder rungs? Slips, trips, stumbles, tumbles and falls... more
  • Companies join forces to develop net-zero upstream facilities

    McDermott International, Ltd, Schneider Electric and io consulting have announced a collaboration to advance the research and design of carbon-neutral facilities for the upstream oil and gas market. The three c... more
  • How virtual reality is transforming OH&S training

    The use of Virtual Reality (VR) for workplace learning is fast becoming a game-changer in the way businesses induct and train staff. Next World Enterprises has developed the next world of VR training, where you... more
  • When it comes to innovation in safety, Moon Deck shines

    An Australian made innovation recently launched onto the market, Moon Deck provides a range of innovative new products which are designed to assist industry and mitigate Workplace Health & Safety issues.  ... more
  • BPH Energy identifies revised drill target at Baleen

    Having raised $449,813 in late July, BPH Energy Limited (ASX: BPH) has continued its work at its exploration well at the Baleen drill target in the PEP11 offshore permit in NSW. Asset Energy Pty, a wholly-ow... more

Advances in slip protection

How do you help prevent slips on stairs, stairwells, landings, platforms, ramps, walkways, and ladders? - Each year thousands of people are reported to suffer easily preventable injuries from a slip, trip, stumble, tumble or fall, that causes simple medically treated cuts, bruises, fractures, dislocations or in the worst case, a fatality. Almost one quarter of all serious insurance claims in Australia were from slips, trips, stumbles, tumbles or falls, and over a period of 12 years, 386 workers died. Many incidents could have been prevented! Nearly 60% of these preventable incidents were caused by environmen... more

Supporting methane emissions reduction goals

Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Its carbon core and hydrogen arms are arranged in a configuration that makes it exceptional at absorbing heat. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that there were 82 million tonnes (Mt) of methane emissions from oil and gas operations in 2019, split roughly in equal parts between the two. These emissions came from a wide variety of sources along the oil and gas value chains, from conventional and unconventional production, from the collection and processing of gas, as well as from the transmission and distribution to end-use consumers. The ... more

Reanimation of a diesel pipeline in Singapore’s port

An underwater transport pipeline between Jurong refinery and Pesek tank terminal in Singapore’s port had been shut down in 2011: An inspection revealed that the pipe’s remaining wall thickness was too thin to maintain the pipe in operation. A rehabilitation with Primus Line® brought the pipe back to life in 2018. Reconstructing the 1,300 m long transport steel pipe DN 400 between Singapore main and Jurong island would have been very costly. Since the pipeline was thin but nevertheless tight, the operator decided to renovate the connection between its refinery and tank terminal with the technology Prim... more

Efficient and effective artificial intelligence seismic interpretation

Seismic interpretation is crucial to mapping subsurface geological structures, understanding petroleum systems, and identifying geological risk associated with recovery. Since the late 1940’s, Geoscience Australia has used seismic data to map the subsurface of Australia. As more data was acquired, data volumes grew. Adding to that, data acquisition technologies continued to advance, increasing data quality and generating larger data volumes. To effectively interpret these data volumes, time often dictates the outcome of the interpretation. Having the time to look at every trace within a data set is pract... more

Matrix becomes exclusive local distributor of corrosion protection coatings in Australasia

Matrix Composites & Engineering Ltd (ASX:MCE, “Matrix” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into a binding agreement with Acotec, a Belgian-based coatings technology company, to exclusively distribute its Humidur Coatings products in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. In conjunction with this agreement, Matrix has entered into a conditional agreement with Acotec’s existing local distributor, Humidur Australia Pty Ltd, to acquire its specialised application and preparation equipment and related operations, valued at $2.4 million. Humidur Coatings are a unique range... more

Tracerco secures first baseline subsea inspection project for a new pipelay development

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has recently been awarded a deep-water subsea inspection project to assess the integrity of a new pipelay in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). As a method of ensuring maximum value and profitability, whilst safeguarding operational personnel and the environment, the operator will deploy DiscoveryTM, Tracerco’s Subsea CT Scanner, to obtain critical baseline integrity data on the new pipeline system. Via the use of corrosion modelling, multiple inspection locations will be identified by the operator along the pipe. DiscoveryTM will then be deployed to scan each pre-defined in... more

TechnipFMC announces actions to address market conditions

TechnipFMC plc today announced that it remains focused on taking all necessary steps to ensure the health and well-being of its employees, contractors and partners, and it is taking decisive actions in response to the current market environment. These actions include the following: 30% reduction in 2020 capital expenditures to $300 million – a reduction of $150 million when compared to the Company’s previous full-year guidance. $100+ million in annualized cost reductions for Surface Technologies – primarily to address the sudden and sharp decline in North American activity. $30 million in ann... more