OTC/Houston: To avoid major accidents, safety barriers are critical to stop accident pathways before they become serious, and they need to be treated accordingly. This has to be reflected in operations and ideally in regulations. If not, safety barriers which often address rare events might lose the everyday battle for attention among all the safety and production systems in daily use, leaving a company with fictional barriers and false sense of security.
In the construction of a subsea project, one challenge is the long delivery time of large steel forgings used for key components. This is mainly due to compliance with oil companies’ individual requirements. DNV is now inviting the subsea industry to jointly obtain synergies by developing a best-practice approach. The aim is to reduce delivery time and production costs and improve material quality, thus reducing the risk throughout the supply chain.
Oslo/Houston: Harsher environments, life extension and more demanding regulatory and business requirements are some of the challenges the offshore industry faces.
Houston/Oslo: DNV has restructured its offshore classification rules for Mobile Offshore Units in order to improve transparency and enhance safety. “Our aim is to help the rig owner in the building process – to clearly show that the unit is constructed in compliance with reliability and safety standards. At the same time, yards can achieve improved efficiency and have the ability to document the safety level of alternative solutions,” says Erik Henriksen, Director for Mobile Offshore Units at DNV.
Moving MOUs to sheltered waters or drydock facilities for surveys is disruptive and expensive. Using the experience gained from several years of dealing with floating production units and surveying drilling units on location, DNV is now preparing a Recommended Practice (RP) to allow mobile offshore units to operate on location by optimizing survey routines without compromising on quality, safety and integrity.
Design and analysis of offshore and maritime structures has previously involved the use of several different models where data from one model must be manually transferred to others – a costly and time-consuming process. DNV Software is now releasing Sesam GeniE 6.4, where design engineers can use one single model for design, modification and life extension. This new version increases significantly both efficiency and the quality of the design results , says Ole Jan Nekstad, DNV Software Product Director for Sesam.
Jacking gears are by definition the most characteristic systems of self-elevating units and jack-ups. However, this gear remains often neglected on board, with a high potential for dire consequences. In order to achieve higher availability, reduce the risk of gear failure and lower the life cycle cost, DNV is inviting the industry to participate in a Joint Industry Project (JIP).
Structured and analytical risk management has direct effects on a company’s ability to build a competitive advantage.
A new and more user-friendly version of DNV’s offshore standard for Integrated Software Dependent Systems (ISDS) has been issued. DNV is experiencing increasing demand from the drilling market for this kind of service and has now established a separate dedicated section in order to better serve this growing market.
Rio de Janeiro: 65% of the world’s offshore pipelines are designed and installed to DNV’s pipeline standard. Now DNV sees the need to capture more knowledge on how pipelines can safely withstand the pressures of 3000 meters depth, without prohibitive cost.
Oslo: DNV and Statoil are today launching a competence programme that aims to enhance the two organisations’ knowledge about particular Arctic challenges. “Due to Arctic-specific risks such as remoteness, darkness, ice and low temperatures, it is utterly important to take a stepwise approach in which we learn and improve from the experience gained. Our complementary roles as operator and risk-management expert in challenging environments are the best reason for sharing best practices and enhancing our own expertise,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, COO DNV Norway, Finland and Russia.
Transporting oil and gas from high-pressure and high-temperature reservoirs through pipelines is a major challenge. DNV has developed a new concept – SliPIPE – to deal with pipeline expansion.
Australia: Attractive payback periods from the additional investments required for LNG fuelled shipping, along with no significant legal restrictions hindering development of LNG bunkering in Australia. This is the conclusion of a Joint Industry Project (JIP) focusing on LNG fuelled tugs and OSVs, managed by DNV with nine partners in Australia.
Houston: Contract with DNV for classification and CVA (Certified Verification Authority) for Delta House floater marks new era of choice in the Gulf of Mexico
CCS is an important emerging technology in the fight against climate change. Using the guidance will help gain public confidence that CCS can be delivered in a safe and responsible manner through knowledge-based, consistent and robust hazard management
DNV and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), Korea’s national gas company, have entered into an agreement to cooperate on a feasibility study on the establishment of an LNG bunkering infrastructure in Korea. This is one of the largest and most comprehensive feasibility studies ever initiated in the worldwide LNG bunkering industry.
Houston: DNV has launched a recommended practice (RP) for the entire life cycle of shale gas extraction, based on risk management principles, industry best practices and standards. The objective is for the RP to form the foundation for future development of a globally recognized standard for safe and sustainable shale gas extraction. DNV is calling for input from industry, regulators, NGOs and other interested parties.
London, UK – September 20, 2012 – DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability has joined the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), which provides a leading industry voice to help shape future policy direction within the UK energy and utilities sector.
The safe handling of very large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) will be a requirement of all Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects. Today the DNV led CO2PIPETRANS joint industry project (JIP) is making freely available experimental data which will further support global CCS implementation.
Stavanger: A new study about crucial risk management issues relating to Arctic operations is released by DNV and the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI). This concludes that, in order to safely develop Arctic resources, there is a need for improved technology, oil spill preparedness and close cooperation between the authorities, industry and society.
DNV KEMA launches new certification framework to help Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects pass hurdles related to permitting, stakeholder support and internal decision gate requirements.
A new revision of the DNV Offshore Standard for Submarine Pipeline Systems, DNV-OS-F101, is now available providing significant improvements based on solid feedback from the industry. Close to 1,000 comments were received during the consultation process.
Oslo: DNV’s summer students yesterday presented the results of seven weeks of intense and targeted work to develop a realistic and suitable concept for a year-round Arctic oil spill response system, including requirements for people, vessels and equipment.
Seattle, Washington: Karen Conover, a Vice President at DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, has been named as one of the inaugural Ambassadors for the U.S. Clean Energy, Education & Empowerment (C3E) program.
The City of Rio de Janeiro and the World Bank are pioneering an innovative, city-level program for climate change mitigation. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability has confirmed the program’s compliance with the requirements of the new Low Carbon City Development Program Assessment Protocol.
Previously CO2 pipelines have been designed with uncertainty in the computer simulation of CO2 dispersion due to the lack of experimental data. Now, experimental data results are made available by the DNV led CO2PIPETRANS joint industry project (JIP) providing the industry with a significant improved design basis.
David Walker (56) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DNV KEMA. He joins from the position of Chief Strategy Officer for the DNV Group.
DNV KEMA has been selected by Hafslund Nett to provide independent quality assurance of a smart meter roll out project. Hafslund Nett is the Distribution System Operator (DSO) in the Oslo area and will install about 550 000 smart meters by 2017.
DNV today released its annual report highlighting its financial, environmental and social performance in 2011. The results are strong and show that DNV continued to perform strongly in all its key markets worldwide through its range of services for managing risk.
Yeosu, 14 May: HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske today attended Norway Day celebrations at the World Expo in Korea. Norway’s participation in the World Expo is a partnership between the Norwegian authorities and four private sponsors – Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Höegh Autoliners, Kongsberg and Wilh. Wilhelmsen.