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Quarter of oil and gas senior managers express safety fears 01 May 2018

A quarter of senior managers in the oil and gas sector believe safety management is not effective, according to a study. The report - from the risk management specialists DNV GL - questioned more than 800 senior managers and technical specialists around the world and found that while 38% felt safety management was effective, 26% of the respondents disagreed....

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Digitalising the oil and gas sector 08 December 2017

Digitalisation has already brought far-reaching benefits to the oil and gas industry. This increased connectivity has signalled many benefits in measurable innovations and efficiencies. The potential downside is exposure to cyber risks. Cyber security breaches can take businesses offline and lead to lost production, raised health, safety and environmental risks, costly damage claims and negative reputational impacts....

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Flameproof (Ex d) Certification Basics for equipment to meet ATEX, IECEx, and AEx requirements 07 November 2017

This article by Jacob Thumberger, Business Assurance Product Certification Specialist at DNV GL – Business Assurance, looks in detail at the general requirements for obtaining Ex d certification. ...

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Optimising offshore combined operations manning 18 August 2017

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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DNV GL opens explosion science facility in UK 30 June 2016

DNV GL has officially opened a state-of-the-art training centre at its large-scale testing and research facility at Spadeadam in Cumbria, UK. The international oil & gas advisory and classification society is also inviting participation in a new joint industry project (JIP) to improve cost-efficiencies in explosion protection designs for process areas with testing to take place at the site....

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Global oil and gas: an evolving regulatory picture 18 February 2016

The oil and gas industry and its regulatory regimes are evolving. As operations break into new frontier territories, the challenge is to keep pace with trends, and tackle the demands of ultra-deep, more remote, harsher and environmentally sensitive areas. Such pioneering activity introduces new risks that need to be understood and managed. Regulations can help in ensuring that due attention is given to health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance....

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The next major hazard challenge: controlling the onset of detonation - Hazardex 2016 29 October 2015

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Development of an ISO standard for performance of PFP post blast - Hazardex 2016 28 October 2015

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Mapping the risks of Arctic exploration and development 21 May 2015

“The Arctic is not a monolithic area and the risk picture varies accordingly. Stakeholders therefore need a sound decision basis for understanding the risks associated with Arctic development and transportation”, says Børre Paaske, project manager at DNV GL – Oil & Gas....

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New report highlights oil & gas industry split over cost management issues in face of downturn 04 February 2015

In the face of falling oil prices, confidence in the outlook for the oil & gas industry has dropped dramatically among sector professionals from 65% to 28% in the last three months, according to new research published by DNV GL. The pessimistic outlook is also reflected in capital expenditure (CAPEX) intentions, with those planning to increase CAPEX in the same period dropping from 40% to 12% and those planning to reduce headcount increasing from ...