Could a human tragedy help shed light on the shortcomings of offshore safety regulations? Beyond itself, the question is being asked of the various safety organizations and initiatives that have struggled: Where are these workers?
Some organizations imply that investigations into disappearances are outside their jurisdiction, while others report on other, more recent events and completely ignore the loss of this worker, thus leading the sector to Many of the protective measures put in place to protect workers are under the microscope, and their effectiveness remains questionable.
Elsewhere, we consider the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the global oil and gas industry, examine the record profits recently made by oil giants one year after the invasion, and ask how and why. increase. This is allowed.
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Safety First: Should the Offshore Department Rethink?
The disappearance of UK offshore workers raises questions about how the sector protects workers.
Big Oil profits soar to nearly $200 billion in 2022
Isabeau Van Halm examines the combined profits of the world’s largest oil companies (Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Total Energies), which will reach nearly $200 billion in 2022.
Biodegradable Lubricants Playing a Leading Role
As the oil and gas industry looks to decarbonize its operations, bio-lubricants could become a key component of a greener future. Nnamdi Anyadike investigates.
“Maximizing Efficiency Adds Value”: Suft for Battery in Oil and Gas
JP Casey talks to Saft’s David Hood about how oil and gas companies are using batteries to improve efficiency and environmental performance.
A year later: How the Russian War affected export earnings
Smruthi Nadig explores how Asian countries have become the largest importers of Russia’s energy supply.
‘There is always work to be done’: Can carbon capture transform oil and gas?
JP Casey explores whether capture technology is proving to be a lifeline for the oil and gas industry as it comes under fire for its environmental impact.
Next issue: Fire protection
One of the most direct threats to worker safety in offshore operations is fire. Machines that are remote and rely almost exclusively on oil and gas flows mean that even a spark can be devastating to anyone near an explosion. An oil and gas company considers how best to protect workers from fire hazards.