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This paper aims to evaluate the applicability of input/output analysis to local content management as a tool to assess the relationship between the Brazilian government’s local content policy and social and economic effects of investment projects in the oil and gas and shipbuilding industry. Wärtsilä plans to develop a harbor tug design to maximize ecological operational sustainability to be used a new port facility being built in the Brazilian city of São Mateus, which will have environmental demands among the most stringent in the world.
The company said its goals underscore its strong environmental, social, and governance performance as it responds to rising global energy demand. In addition, it said, the goals are aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. This paper suggests that the value of environmental monitoring during seismic acquisition can extend further than compliance, suggesting that the design and application of a comprehensive environmental monitoring program can bring substantial environmental benefits and extend working relationships. When SPE’s international health, safety, and environment conference opens in April, it will bring together professionals from around the world. This gathering of professionals, on top of the technical information shared, is what makes the conference so important, said Jack Hinton, program cochair.
ExxonMobil expects a new $1 billion fuel upgrading unit at its Antwerp refinery to be fully operational in the first half of next year, the company said on 28 November. Thai Oil's Refinery To Produce Only Clean Fuels From 2022 Thailand’s largest refiner, Thai Oil, will stop producing fuel oil from 2022 once it completes a $4-billion upgrade that will boost output of clean fuels, officials said.
San Antonio-based Petro Waste Environmental (PWE) announced the opening of its newest state-of-the-art nonhazardous oil and gas waste landfill facility in Howard County, Texas. Milestone Environmental Services has announced the ground breaking for its new oilfield waste-disposal facility south of Midland, Texas.
Some of the trends and issues related to water management for tight oil and gas are discussed, including environmental, sustainability, and legislative issues associated with water handling for hydraulic fracturing. Some of the trends and issues related to water management for tight oil and gas are discussed, including environmental, sustainability, and legislative issues associated with water handling for hydraulic fracturing.
Management of produced water is driving subtle yet potentially consequential changes in certain regions. By assessing these common elements, partial risk profiles for both conditions can be assessed. Stanford researchers have mapped local susceptibility to man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas. The new model incorporates physical properties of the Earth’s subsurface and forecasts a decline in potentially damaging shaking through 2020. Stanford geoscientists have found a way to detect thousands of tiny tremors around hydraulic fracturing operations that could serve as predictors of eventual larger earthquakes.
The normalization of deviance is a major organizational cultural issue that is modeled and enabled by poor leadership and filters down through the organization with disastrous consequences for safety and operations. Safety technologies, procedures, policies, and programs have all evolved, yet there still remains a lot of work to do in many industries and workplaces to transform safety behaviors and attitudes.
A consortium of organizations has set out to tackle one of the more enduring challenges in the North Sea: the nondestructive testing (NDT) of corroded pipes under insulation and engineered temporary pipe wraps. General Electric has launched a subsidiary to develop and sell the use of flying, crawling, and swimming drones for inspections in the oil and gas industry, among others, the company announced.
Measuring product in oilfield storage tanks can pose significant risks to workers if proper precautions are not taken. This video discusses the risks and ways they can be reduced to protect workers. Manual tank gauging is a common oilfield activity that has resulted in multiple worker deaths in recent years. By using work practice control, operators can reduce the risks it poses significantly.