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    Work-related road toll keeps mounting in Australia

    Did you know that 43% of work-related fatalities in Australia happen on the road† ? There's no doubt you've heard of a traumatic workplace accident, perhaps even one you have been involved in yourself. Even w... more

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    Australian Pipeline Engineering Competency System launches in Canada

    A unique, Australian-developed competency system for pipeline engineers has been modified for use in Canada and was launched today in Calgary. Developed by the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA)... more

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    Partnership to deliver industry cloud solution designed to combat corrosion

    SAP SE and DNV GL, one of the largest independent management and quality assurance experts, have teamed up to deliver a new industry cloud solution, Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Manager, designed to tackle ... more

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    Eni, BCG and Google Cloud to collaborate on new digital platform

    Energy company, Eni, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Google Cloud have announced that they are building a new open digital platform supporting sustainability in the industrial supply chain. Starting fr... more

  • Sweet gas discovery spurs new potential in Baram Province
  • Neptune Energy announces start-up of Gjøa P1 development
  • Equinor and partners prepare for shutdown of the Veslefrikk field
  • CNOOC Limited announces large discovery in Bohai Bay

Work-related road toll keeps mounting in Australia

Did you know that 43% of work-related fatalities in Australia happen on the road† ? There's no doubt you've heard of a traumatic workplace accident, perhaps even one you have been involved in yourself. Even worse, you may be aware of one that led to the premature death of a co-worker or loved one. It may come as no surprise then, that Safe Work Australia work-related fatalities report for 2019 recorded a 12% increase from the previous year. Road accidents are a growing organisational and public health concern that have prompted a demand for any business with a mobile workforce to sharpen their risk manageme... more

Equipment marketplace delivers value for operators

Two years ago, Pickles set up a dedicated vertical within their group, Pickles Oil & Gas, to handle surplus oil and gas assets, providing specialised asset remarketing and advisory solutions, helping oil and gas operators with the demand and challenges surrounding their surplus equipment. For over 50 years Pickles has created trusted marketplaces that bring people together, delivering value for everyone. A privately-owned company built by people who are passionate about what they do. With an ongoing commitment to innovation, depth of experience, quality of relationships, and ability to find simple solu... more

Wellbore shielding technology prevents instability problems

Operators grappling with wellbore instability issues have sought to address them through a broad range of strategies. In conventional wellbore strengthening methods, for example, black powder and other lost circulation materials are added to the drilling fluid. Another approach is so-called ‘stress caging’, in which fractures are created and then sealed using specific concentrations of bridging agents. However, these tactics are typically reactive and often costly, requiring extra rig time and the management of multiple additives in the drilling fluid formulation. Increasingly, operators are seeking ways ... more

Technology helps operators use data to improve offshore asset management

Whilst offshore exploration continues to uncover new reserves to be developed, oil recovery techniques have extended the lifespan of existing fields, in turn maximising the lives of the assets related to them. But this creates a new challenge, namely understanding an asset’s remaining service life in the field. Operators must evaluate the challenges associated with maintaining existing facilities in service. These challenges are more severe on deepwater fields and include: Structural and mechanical integrity of the assets Impact caused by refurbishment upgrades and repairs Efficiency of existi... more

Global Gravity and Verton become partners in offshore safety

Two international innovators in heavy lifting are joining forces to improve safety on offshore platforms. Global Gravity has engaged Verton to be the agent in Australia for its world-first TTRS, Tubular Transport Running System – TubeLock ®. This all-in-one pipe handling system allows all loading and preparation to be done onshore, making offshore handling smarter and safer. Verton Australia is the ideal partner for this product, as their gyroscopic lifting beams are the first in the world to allow hands-free heavy lifting, making taglines obsolete and setting a new standard in safe lifting. In addition... more

The real cost of compliance in the oil and gas industry 

It will come as no surprise that the costs of compliance are increasing. With evolving regulatory requirements and increased scrutiny of oil and gas operations, it is more important than ever that compliance is pro-actively managed and the information required to demonstrate compliance to stakeholders is at their fingertips when they need it. But on a traditional return-on-investment (ROI) analysis, investing in compliance management isn’t an obvious way to boost the bottom line. Why pay to better manage compliance when non-compliance may not be a problem in the first place?  If recent global trends are a... more

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 further 5-year term and continues the long term partnership between the parties. Parabellum International’s Chief Executive Officer, Navin Vij, said, “This contract signifies the continued trust that Chevron has in our delivery of emergency response services 24/7, 365 for the project. We wish to acknowledge the professional and committed performance of our team onsite and in Perth, who strive every day to... more