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  • Pipeline blast kills at least one in Mexico

    21 August 2017

    At least one person was killed and five others were injured on August 19 when an illegally tapped oil pipeline exploded in east Mexico's Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, officials said. The state Secretariat of Civil Protection said in a press release the blast happened as thieves were trying to steal fuel from the pipeline, which runs from the town of Minatitlan to the capital Mexico City....

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  • Four killed in explosion at South Korean shipyard

    21 August 2017

    Four workers were killed in an explosion at the STX Offshore & Shipbuilding plant in Changwon, South Korea, fire authorities said on August 20. The blast occurred as workers carried out painting work inside a 12-metre-deep tank in a 74,000-ton oil tanker. According to the Korea Herald, the tanker is on order from Greek company Andriaki Shipping and is due for delivery in O...

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  • Three men critically burned in explosion at car wash in Canada

    18 August 2017

    Three men suffered serious burns to their legs in an explosion at a car wash in Red Deer, Alberta, on August 18. Two workers were transferring liquid vinyl protector from an old bottle to a new one in the detailing bay when the explosion happened. Two are in a life-threatening condition and were transported to hospital in an air ambulance, while the other has serious injuries. ...

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  • SPE Offshore Europe 2017

    18 August 2017

    SPE Offshore Europe 2017 is taking place at a time when confidence levels are gradually climbing following the longest and most significant downturn the oil and gas industry has seen in decades. Over four days, under the theme Embracing New Realities: Reinventing our Industry, the event will provide opportunities to share knowledge and shape the future of the industry.

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  • Prominent geologist expresses pessimism over likely size of UK shale hydrocarbon reserves

    17 August 2017

    Professor John Underhill of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland has said the UK's potential shale deposits are likely to be far smaller than originally forecast because of fundamental geological realities that have not been taken into account up until now. In the light of this, he said the government would be wise to formulate a Plan B to fracking for future gas supplies....

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Explosion kills two at steel plant in Brazil 16 August 2017

An explosion at a Brazilian steel plant operated by Gerdau SA killed two people and injured 10 others on August 16, the company and local metalworkers union said. The blast occurred at a coke oven at Gerdau's plant in the state of Minas Gerais according to the Metalworking Union of Ouro Branco (Sindob)....

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Hazardex in the Regions 2017 Antwerp - DELEGATE SALES NOW OPEN 15 August 2017

We are pleased to announce that the next Hazardex in the Regions event will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, on November 29th, 2017. This event will be co-located with PEFTEC - the event for petroleum, refining & environmental monitoring technologies....

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UK company fined after worker suffers flash burns 14 August 2017

A manufacturing firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms. Pyronix Limited manufactures intruder alarm equipment. Part of the manufacturing process involves dipping Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) in Fluorocoat Thin Film Coating, which is a highly flammable substance, to provide humidity protection....

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US nuclear regulator decides against citing Westinghouse for safety violations 14 August 2017

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will not issue a civil penalty or cite Westinghouse Electric Co. for safety violations discovered at the company’s nuclear fuel fabrication facility in Richland, Washington state. Westinghouse officials acknowledged that the violations occurred and had taken a number of corrective actions, the NRC said in a press release....

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Initial report into fatal Colorado oil tank explosion says blast linked to emissions-control work 14 August 2017

The May 25 explosion in Mead, Colorado, that killed one worker and left three others seriously injured was caused by a build up of combustible products in a trench being dug between oil storage tanks at the Anadarko Petroleum site, Mountain View Fire Rescue Fire District said in a report....

Features

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Optimising offshore combined operations manning

The pressures faced by operators to maintain and enhance oil and gas producing installations can require significant scopes of work to be carried out.  Limited bed space often requires mobile accommodation units such as flotels or mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) to accommodate additional workers.  In this article, Paul Murray of DNV GL Risk Advisory takes a look at the issues raised....

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What plant is suitable for Risk-Based Inspection?

By prioritising inspection regimes according to the degree of risk, Mike Brown of British Engineering Services explains how inspection intervals can often be extended, safety improved and cost/profit benefits realised....

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UK Government faces difficult decision over departure from Euratom

The UK’s participation in the European atomic energy community, Euratom, is under threat from the Article 50 legislation that triggered the start of the two-year Brexit process in March. Now, some Conservative parliamentarians are saying they will vote against the Government if the UK decides to leave the organisation....

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