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The largest US clean energy incubator has selected the city as the site for its second location, expanding Houston’s role as energy capital of the world beyond oil and gas. A recent report details national and global security threats related to climate change in the hopes that decision-makers and leaders will recognize the relationship between global warming and security. With a $10 million commitment from Shell, Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a research initiative with the goal of creating a zero-emissions world by using oil and gas to create clean energy. French oil giant Total said it will not renew its membership of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers association because the organization’s stance on climate issues does not align with its own. In this video from Bloomberg, Eldar Saetre, chief executive officer and president of Equinor, talks about the company's increased push into the offshore wind power market.
The report, the first by a Chinese company in Saudi Arabia, outlines how Sinopec is fulfilling its economical, safety, environmental, and social responsibilities in Saudi Arabia. Sinopec’s Shengli oil field became the latest victim of the ransomware that hobbled big business across the globe. Internet access was cut off until protective measures can be taken.
The report, the first by a Chinese company in Saudi Arabia, outlines how Sinopec is fulfilling its economical, safety, environmental, and social responsibilities in Saudi Arabia. A ring of at least five people targeted syntactic foam, a key material for deepwater oil drillers that also has military and commercial uses. Sinopec’s Shengli oil field became the latest victim of the ransomware that hobbled big business across the globe. Internet access was cut off until protective measures can be taken.
Saudi Aramco has seen an increase in attempted cyberattacks since the final quarter of 2019, which the company has so far successfully countered, the state oil giant’s chief information security officer said. Saudi Aramco has announced that it is joining the World Bank initiative Zero Routine Flaring by 2030. Flaring by the company has remained at less than 1% of its total raw gas production in the first half of 2019. Saudi Aramco’s Southern Area Oil Operations (SAOO) organization is one of the company’s critical areas of operations. This paper sheds light on SAOO’s continuing journey of sustainability and discusses implemented and planned activities that make sure the journey continues.
A recent ransomware attack caused a US natural gas compressor facility to shut for 2 days, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the country’s energy infrastructure over the past few years. A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 of the company’s computers used a variant of the notorious Shamoon virus, Saipem said, a development that links the case to a massive attack in 2012 on Saudi Aramco. At least four US pipeline companies have seen their electronic systems for communicating with customers shut down over the last few days, with three confirming it resulted from a cyberattack.
What Are the Security Challenges of the Oil and Gas Market? Protecting the oil and gas market is key to a thriving economy. The list of security challenges for oil and gas requires the best technology solutions the industry has to offer. A panel of experts addresses the question "What are the security challenges of the oil and gas market?" A recent report details national and global security threats related to climate change in the hopes that decision-makers and leaders will recognize the relationship between global warming and security.
This paper provides an overview of the company’s journey toward preventing significant process-safety incidents. Each step involved in this journey plays a key part. By focusing the improvement of the process on individual steps, the overall learning process has improved significantly. In process industries, major accidents can result in numerous severe injuries or fatalities. This study reviews the broken human factors and barriers leading to these events and highlights key aspects of a technological-risk-assessment processes.
Cybersecurity technology and service providers are shifting priorities to support current needs: business continuity, remote work, and planning for transition to the next normal. The coronavirus pandemic has created a huge shift in how work is done. More people are working from home than ever, and this shift has opened new risks to cybersecurity. As the world’s top oil producers prepared for a weeklong meeting in April to plan a response to slumping prices of crude, espionage hackers commenced a sophisticated spearphishing campaign that was concentrated on US-based energy companies. Switching to remote working because of the coronavirus can create cybersecurity problems for employers and employees.
Most people think deep introspection will lead to action, but it’s the opposite that is true: Action generates insights. Anytime strict hierarchical structures are shaken, people like you and me have an opportunity to change them. To build a new paradigm. The author delves into how he was fired from a job that he had let consume him—and how that blessing in disguise helped him realize that we aren’t defined by our careers, but instead, that they are simply part of who we are. Former BP CEO John Browne's new book creates links between the engineering principles that brought society where it is today with the principles needed to solve society’s most pressing problems—from climate change to privacy and data security.
The oil and gas industry is increasingly characterized by complex connectivity, but our digital dependency brings a new realm of cyber risks. Exploration commitments are expected to dwindle in the current market environment. The complete paper describes how various P&A designs can be compared by use of a risk methodology that takes account of degradation mechanisms, potential flow rates, and the effect on the environment. This paper addresses the architecture, implementation, and benefits of complex-event processing (CEP) as a solution for the intelligent field.