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The video features some of the leaders who helped the nation respond to the event. On 20 April 2010, a blowout on the Deepwater Horizon, drilling at the Macondo prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, killed 11 crew and caused a major oil spill. The accident and spill forever changed the industry. Research suggests that the formation of the deep plume was unrelated to the addition of subsea dispersants.
The video features some of the leaders who helped the nation respond to the event. On 20 April 2010, a blowout on the Deepwater Horizon, drilling at the Macondo prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, killed 11 crew and caused a major oil spill. The accident and spill forever changed the industry. The response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was affected by heat. This paper evaluates the association between environmental heat exposure and self-reported heat-related symptoms in US Coast Guard Deepwater Horizon disaster responders.
An investigator from the US National Energy Technology Laboratory examines the role remotely operated vehicles played in flow rate estimation from the Macondo well. Various incidents that took place between Transocean, the owner of Deepwater Horizon, and BP, the company that leased the rig for use at Macondo, illustrate the gap between work-as-imagined in the drilling program and work-as-done by the well operations crew. The presence of slug flow in the riser of the sunken Deepwater Horizon could make a significant difference in financial penalties for BP in the wake of the Macondo incident, an expert said. Several different factors contributed to the Macondo accident, according to an analysis by the CSB. The understanding of decision-making processes is critical in ensuring project success and safety.
Four types of fire- and blast-resistant walls for offshore installations are assessed, including internal vs. external fire and blast walls. An investigator from the US National Energy Technology Laboratory examines the role remotely operated vehicles played in flow rate estimation from the Macondo well. Various incidents that took place between Transocean, the owner of Deepwater Horizon, and BP, the company that leased the rig for use at Macondo, illustrate the gap between work-as-imagined in the drilling program and work-as-done by the well operations crew.
The 3-year contracts were awarded to Solstad, OceanPact, and Fugro. The fully remote inspection was conducted with an ROV to increase worker safety and security and reduce environmental exposure on an offshore platform. Development in software, technology, and a global 4G network combine to make ROV operations possible between offshore vessels and remote locations. The inspection projects to assess water ingress will be done via remotely operated vehicle. The A-frame is DNV certified.
An analysis of existing wells in the Martin Linge field, conducted by Equinor when it took over as operator from Total, revealed that several did not have sufficient barriers, leading the company to plan new wells to ensure safe operation. The oil and gas sector has always been inherently risky. No matter how far mitigating efforts go or by how much technology improves, it is unlikely that risk will be removed entirely anytime soon. That being said, the sector has made huge strides in recent years to better protect those who serve it. Lloyd’s Register has partnered with STC Global to create an artificial intelligence tool expected to provide insight from incident data captured by HSE functions but left untapped. There has been an increased number of major accidents at industrial facilities globally as many have come back online post-lockdown. Major oil and gas trade groups expressed confidence in their readiness for a busier-than-usual hurricane season in 2020, even with added logistical considerations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The complete paper describes a service company’s approach to the development and application of technology and innovative solutions to improve driving performance on the basis of extensive data analysis. The complete paper discusses Equinor’s operation planning tool, developed to present planners with the technical conditions of a platform, identify potentially dangerous combinations of concurrent activities, and propose learnings from 8 years of incident recordings.
The contract continues the two companies’ 8-year working relationship; in 2012, they performed the world’s-first underdeck inspection. Despite streams of data being available on platforms about the condition of topside and drilling equipment, most experts agree that only a small fraction of such data is used. Whether for a fleet or single platform, AI can transform an offshore enterprise. Artificial intelligence is already part of the work done in an office near you, and, before you know it, it will be in your office as well. Gaining familiarity and an understanding of it will serve you well.
Penspen will also carry out engineering services on the Zirku Island plant. Wood is Shell’s exclusive partner for Shell’s Smart Choke technology, which suppresses riser-induced slugging. A small core team with the ability to make decisions was responsible for getting a subsea tie-back project up to sanction within a short-time frame. SPE’s technical sections offer communities rich with industry expertise. And your engagement adds to the wealth of knowledge to be shared.
This paper describes the mobilization of a snubbing unit and blowout preventer (BOP) stack in the Middle East that enabled a well with an underground blowout and surface broaching to be brought under control within a short time. After the 2010 subsea blowout of the Macondo well that resulted in 11 deaths and the worst oil spill in US history, early kick detection technology found itself at the top of the wish list for regulators and offshore companies seeking to avoid similar accidents. The offshore industry has taken another step toward opening up new deepwater frontiers to exploration with Maersk Drilling ordering the first 20,000-psi blowout preventer (BOP) made by GE Oil and Gas. Many problems that result in BOP downtime could be prevented if only drilling contractors knew which parts of the subsea system to replace and when. BOP monitoring systems have been developed to increase reliability by enabling preventive maintenance.