Safety first

IOGP safety reports. MiX’ Journey Management. Energy Institute process safety. Rand on regulation. Seagull e-learning for explosive atmosphere workers. Halliburton’s Dash subsea safety system.

The 2015 reports on worldwide oil and gas safety performance from the International association of oil and gas producers show fatal accidents increased 41%, up from 45 in 2014 to 54 in 2015. Download this and other free reports from the IOGP library.

MiX Telematics has released an ‘ELD-ready’ solution for the US oil and gas industry. The new ‘electronic logging devices’ mandate from the Federal motor carrier safety administration requires commercial drivers to track their record of duty electronically, using compliant devices. Paper logbooks are out. MiX Fleet Manager can be deployed alongside MiX Journey Management, a new solution for oil and gas fleet operators.

The Energy Institute (EI) has released five new publications relating to process safety management. The guidelines, free downloads from the EI, build on the EI’s process safety management framework and provide guidance on management of change, emergency preparedness, device management and incident investigation.

A Rand Corp. economic analysis of draft Californian regulations targeting refinery worker and public safety in nearby communities has found, ‘substantial economic and social benefit in preventing costly refinery incidents.’ The update came in the wake of the August 2012 Chevron facility incident in Richmond, California.

Seagull Oil & Gas has announced ‘cost efficient and comprehensive’ e-learning training packages for offshore personnel working in explosive atmospheres. Building on IEC standards, the series covers basic understanding, installation inspection and maintenance.

Halliburton has announced the release of its Dash 3” subsea safety system, a complete solution for electrohydraulic control of Halliburton’s subsea safety tree. Dash integrates with Halliburton’s RezConnect solution, minimizing well test risks and reducing rig time.

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