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What does it mean to be compliant? 15 October 2019

The main topics of this presentation are Asset Management and Maintenance, Engineering & Design Safety, Knowledge & Competence – standards and regulations governing the design, selection, installation and maintenance of equipment and systems in potentially hazardous environments provide a framework for ignition control....

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Maintaining Safe Operations – Is it time for a verification scheme for Management Systems? 23 January 2019

Betteridge’s Law suggests that any newspaper headline that ends with a question mark can be truthfully answered with the word ‘no’. Iain Wilson of DNV GL–Oil & Gas suggests that finding the right answer to the question in the headline may not be quite so straightforward....

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Assessing and mitigating the risks from bund overtopping 21 December 2018

Many atmospheric pressure storage tanks are located in bunds that are designed to retain their liquid contents if the tank fails. Although the capacity of the bund should exceed the volume of the tank, catastrophic failures of the tank can overtop the bund. This article, by A. Halford, C. Robinson, G. Ferrara and T. Bengherbia of DNV GL, explains why this needs to be accounted for in risk assessments. ...

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - EI Not Permanently Attended Installation Guidelines 19 November 2018

In June 2010 the Energy Institute issued the first edition of the Not Permanently Attended Installation (NPAI) guidelines. The document sought to provide best practice guidance on issues of safety, welfare and the environment consistent with optimising the benefits of NPAI’s for the international petroleum industry. The EI and DNV GL have recently revised the NPAI Guidelines to more accurately reflect current international best practice....

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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....