Risk-Management Tool Developed by NASA Could Help Offshore O&G Industry
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Society of Petroleum Engineers, May 27, 2016

A risk modeling tool developed by NASA might be helpful for offshore operators looking to reduce or even prevent low-probability, but high-consequence accidents, according to David Kaplan, a NASA safety official.

Eddyfi Acquires Silverwing
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May 27, 2016

Eddyfi Technologies, an industry leader in electromagnetic inspection technologies, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Silverwing, a UK-based NDT equipment manufacturer that designs and develops NDT products to inspect storage tanks, vessels, and piping for corrosion.

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The Associated Press, May 27, 2016

An underground pipeline owned by Shell Oil Co. ruptured on Tuesday in Northern California, leaking up to 21,000 gallons of crude. Officials from Shell stated that the pipeline was shut...

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Dow Jones Business, May 23, 2016

Marathon Petroleum Corp. experienced a leak last week at the company's 450,000 bpd Galveston Bay refinery. According to the refinery, the leak was discovered in the plant's...

Major Polyethylene Expansion at Dow Freeport Roughly 50% Complete
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S&P Global, May 23, 2016

Dow Chemical is progressing along with its polyethylene expansion project at the company's plant in Freeport, Texas. The focus of the expansion is building a new 1.5 million mt/year ethylene cracker, which...

Construction Begins on $3.8 Billion Dakota Access Pipeline
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The Associated Press, May 23, 2016

Construction is underway on the Dakota Access Pipeline, an 1,150 mile oil pipeline crossing North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois.

Bayer places $62 billion offer on the table to acquire Monsanto
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Reuters, May 23, 2016

Bayer, the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant, has reportedly submitted an unsolicited all cash offer of $62 billion to buy U.S. fertilizer company, Monsanto.

Fire Reported at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery
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Reuters, May 23, 2016

Last Friday, Philadelphia Energy Solutions reportedly experienced a fire at the company's 335,000 bpd refining complex in Philadelphia, PA.

P66 Nearing Deal to Divest Ireland Refinery
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Reuters, May 23, 2016

U.S refiner Phillips 66 is reportedly close to a deal to sell its 71,000 bpd Whitegate Refinery located in southern Ireland. According to Reuters, several companies are in talks with P66, including...

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U.S. Department of Transportation, May 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced today that it has completed its investigation of the May 19, 2015, Plains All-American pipeline release in Santa Barbara County, California.

Fitness for service: a powerful tool to keep your plant running safely
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FFS assessment techniques are applicable to a wide range of damage types: LTA's, cracks, creep damage, dents, and more. These are very powerful analytical tools that often allow operators to not only keep the plant running, but to keep it running safely.

FMC Technologies to Merge with Technip
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FMC Technologies, Inc., May 19, 2016

FMC Technologies and Technip to Combine: Driving Change by Redefining the Production and Transformation of Oil and Gas.

A.Hak Industrial Services Launches New 3” Ultrasound Piglet®
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A.Hak Industrial Services, May 18, 2016

A.Hak Industrial Services has recently launched its new 3” pipeline and furnace inspection systems, available for projects worldwide. This most recent development is part of a new range of faster tools with XYZ mapping possibilities.

Plains All American Indicted Over 2015 California Oil Spill
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NPR via KPLU, May 18, 2016

Plains All American Pipeline Co. has been indicted by a California grand jury for its role in the 2015 oil spill that leaked 140,000 barrels of crude into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara. The company is facing 46 criminal charges, according to Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley.

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Los Angeles Daily News, May 18, 2016

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has been fine $2.25 million by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for failure to adequately maintain equipment in its natural gas transmission system that underlies a large portion of Los Angeles.

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Reuters, May 18, 2016

Chevron is reportedly restarting its Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Australia after "technical problems" forced the company to shutdown the plant last month.

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It is difficult to cover all inspection applications with basic inspection procedures like radiography, ultrasonics, magnetic particle testing, and dye penetrant inspection. Owner-operators are finding that advanced NDE services such as guided-wave ultrasonics, AUT corrosion mapping, and eddy current testing are essential tools to keep their facilities operating safely and efficiently.