DNV has recently established a Greater China Offshore Committee. Mr Zhou Shouwei, Vice General Manager of CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, who is also one of the pioneers of China’s offshore industry, accepted DNV’s invitation to be the chairman of the committee.
DNV in the UK received an award at the Green Business Awards 2009. The "Green Globes" uphold the most innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives by UK business for achieving environmental sustainability, and implementing smart business practice
Paris: French company SOF CONSEIL joins the Norwegian DNV group (Det Norske Veritas). SOF CONSEIL is a leading professional provider of safety and environmental risk management services.
Houston, Texas: N. Pharr Smith, Vice President of Transocean, has been appointed as the Chairman of DNV’s Rig Owners’ Committee.
DNV has become a founding member of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.
In DNV Energy News you can now learn how to manage the most challenging risks, and even capitalise on them in turbulent times.
The International Gas Union (IGU) has accepted DNV as a new member of its organisation. IGU represents 750 of the world’s gas experts and arranges the World Gas Conference every three years.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has given DNV the Global Pipeline Award 2009. This is the industry’s most prestigious global award and emphasizes the status of DNV’s pipeline standard.
Delays in newbuild projects for the offshore industry inevitably result in huge financial losses. DNV has noticed a steep increase in project delays in recent years and decided to investigate the phenomenon at several yards. “This is increasingly a challenge for the whole industry,” says Carl Arne Carlsen, head of Offshore Classification in DNV.
In order to support the UK’s renewable energy and carbon abatement industries, such as wind, wave, tidal and CCS, DNV is strengthening its presence in London. “A new unit will accommodate at least 25 specialists within a year,” says Remi Eriksen, DNV Energy’s Chief Operating Officer.
In order to support rig owners and operations in reducing downtime caused by integration and quality issues with software-intensive control systems, DNV is publishing a Recommended Practice.
The latest market situation is leading to difficulties for some energy companies, while creating great opportunities for others. To understand how the major UK operators are dealing with these risks on an enterprise level, DNV has conducted a survey among their executives.
This week, DNV and major governmental and industry partners finalised the world’s first guideline for the transmission of CO2 in pipelines. However, a set of knowledge gaps was also identified and DNV is now inviting existing and new partners to join a second phase of the CO2PIPETRANS Joint Industry Project.
DNV, authorities and major industry partners have developed the world’s first guideline for the transmission of CO2. Its unified approach will ensure that CO2 is transmitted in offshore and onshore pipelines in a reliable, safe and cost-effective manner.
In response to the emerging offshore wind power market, DNV is launching the world’s first class notation for offshore wind turbine installation units.
How is the European power sector coping with the challenges and opportunities related to climate change? The answers are revealed in DNV’s new pan-European survey.
Birthplace of the steelpan, Trinidad and Tobago drums up visions of beautiful beaches, breathtaking marine life, and a spectacular annual Carnival celebration. However, the twin-island republic thrives on much more. The small island nation of 1.3 million people has a thriving petrochemical industry and is one of the world’s largest exporters of liquefied natural gas, and the largest exporter of ammonia and methanol.
“Everyone wants to be first to be second.” This has been said countless times in the oil and gas industry in reference to new technology. No one wants to be the risk taker; not with a billion dollar project on the line. The challenge is taking the uncertainty out of the risk when using new technology.
The United States has used wind power for more than a century, and passed Germany in 2008 to become the world’s no. 1 in total wind power installation. “The potential for wind energy in the United States is formidable, and it’s the only emission-free energy source that’s ready to deliver right now,” says Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
In response to recent research and development work and the industry’s operational experiences with mooring systems, DNV has now released a complete set of Offshore Standards covering systems design, materials, product quality, certification requirements and the fabrication process.
A $269,691 grant has been awarded to DNV to assist the Department of Energy in overcoming challenges identified in its ‘20% Wind Energy by 2030’ report.
Golar Winter, Golar’s newly converted FSRU, sets out from Keppel shipyard today. It’s Petrobras’ second FSRU and sister to Golar Spirit – both classed by DNV.
The DNV–classed BW Cidade de São Vicente became the first FPSO unit to start production on Brazil’s giant Tupi field.
The increase in exploration and production activities in deep waters has made the use of steel wire ropes as segments in mooring systems more common. This trend has motivated DNV and industry partners to issue a new steel wire rope mooring standard.
Lausitz, 9 May: The DNV Fuel Fighter today won its category in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Lausitz, Germany.
The mobile offshore unit Discoverer Clear Leader has now been delivered to Transocean. This unit is the 200th in operation to be classed by DNV.
In order to improve existing industry guidelines for the safe design of both fixed and floating structures in Arctic offshore regions, DNV is kicking off a new joint industry project. Several of the major oil and gas players have already committed themselves, and a recommended practice for ice effects on offshore structures will now be developed.
Petrobras and DNV have today signed a classification contract for the P-58.
Oil major Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is unrelenting in its drive to manage risks associated with its business. Aiming for an “international best practice framework”, KOC hired DNV to help develop its Enterprise Risk Management system.
ZADCO’s Bravo is the first oil loading terminal to be classed in the Middle East. DNV has now handed over the Full Term Classification Certificate to ZADCO.