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Offshore robot development team expands, develops new capabilities 22 October 2019

The OGRIP offshore pilot robot project has announced major key developments, including the addition of new members to the joint industry project (JIP) team....

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Massive chemical leaks at South Korea petrochemical plant leave 650 with health problems 21 May 2019

More than 650 people are suffering from severe headaches, nausea, giddiness or other health problems after inhaling chemical vapour leaked from Hanwha Total Petrochemical’s Deasan plant in Seosan, west central South Korea, local authorities said on May 21....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Forty Years of Major Hazard Prevention 26 November 2018

Are Major Accidents as rare as you think they are? In six years, there have been at least 14 major accidents since Macondo, with 137 fatalities. Is the UK still a world-class safety leader? Are you aware that in some other parts of the world they have surpassed the UK sector? In this presentation, Terry will pose some challenging questions on the "art of keeping hydrocarbons where they need to be – contained!" ...

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Total’s acquisition of Maersk Oil demonstrates French group’s confidence in North Sea 25 August 2017

The $7.45 billion deal, announced on August 21, makes Total the second largest operator in the North Sea after Statoil. Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne said last month that he was ready to make acquisitions to grow production, taking advantage of a fall in company valuations, the cost of drilling and other equipment during the three-year industry downturn. ...

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South African refinery blast injures 11 22 May 2017

On May 22, a blast at the Natref oil refinery injured 11 people, according to a statement by plant co-owner Sasol. The 108,000 barrel per day refinery, situated in Sasolburg south of Johannesburg, remains operational but facilities in the vicinity of the hydrogen compressors where the blast occurred have been closed down....

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Five injured in French refinery blast 25 October 2016

French oil and gas company Total said on October 24 that a gas leak at its Gonfreville refinery in northern France had caused an explosion that injured five workers. The blast occurred during scheduled maintenance work on a gas compressor and emergency services were subsequently able to contain the gas leak and fire....

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A Practical View of the Contribution of Human Error and Safety Critical Task Analysis in the Prevention of Major Accident Events 20 June 2016

In order to address human failures in potential major accident hazard events, TOTAL E&P UK (TEPUK)  has developed a process to manage the risk of human error across its operational assets. This article, by Lead Human Factors Engineer George Petrie and Head of Safety Engineering Ann Rosbrook, explains the process and looks at progress in implementing it across the company....

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French court fines Total subsidiary and former manager over fatal 2009 petrochemical plant explosion 14 June 2016

On June 13 the criminal court at Sarrguemines (Moselle) found Total Petrochemicals guilty over the 2009 blast at its Carling plant that killed two and injured six. The company was fined €200,000 and a former manager of the petrochemical plant at the time of the accident was handed a one year suspended prison sentence and fined €20,000....

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French refineries close over labour law strikes 24 May 2016

A strike over new labour laws has spread to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union said on May 23, in an escalating dispute with the government. An estimated 20% of petrol stations across the country have either run dry or are low on supplies, but motorists’ groups say the number affected is in reality much higher....

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Oil major Total fined more than £1m over 2012 North Sea leak 23 December 2015

On December 17, French oil and gas multinational Total was fined £1.125m for safety breaches that led to a potentially catastrophic leak at its Elgin platform in the North Sea. After a  Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution, the company pleaded guilty at Aberdeen sheriff court admitting that the gas leak had occurred due to the company “miscalculating a plan designed to kill an unstable gas well on the platform”....