HPHT Wells Content Library
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- Regulation after the Macondo Oil Spill: The Legal Line
Jan Burgess, Health & Safety Partner at Cameron McKenna, offers Oil & Gas IQ a legal standpoint on health, safety and regulation requirements for drilling and well operators in the wake of the Macondo incident.
Macondo underlined the serious systemic flaws that drove a "perfect storm" of errors to culminate in 11 fatalities and widespread environmental catastrophe.
In the course of this podcast, Jan covers:
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- The lack of specificity with regards to HPHT well legislation
- How Macondo was an "amalgam disaster", combining both a tragic loss of life with the consequences of an environmental debacle
- The formation of the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group (OSPRAG) and what effect this will have on the future of deep water drilling
- Can and will any resolutions made in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon explosion be rolled out internationally?
- How good health and safety practices can also entrain the minimisation of risk to the environment
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- A Regulators Perspective
Grant Moody, H.M. Principal Inspector of Health & Safety Offshore Division - Well Engineering & Operations
The HPHT Success Story - High Profits In Hard Times?
The development of high-pressure, high-temperate (HPHT) wells has come as an almost inevitable consequence of the widening of the oil industry's net in a bid to find new reserves as conventional reserves dwindle. From Saudi Arabia to the North Sea, companies are dealing with the challenges presented by the extreme depths and temperatures present with HPHT wells…read more
What did Deepwater Horizon teach us about HPHT risks?
In the global oil and gas industry, companies are compelled to meet or exceed a vast array of environmental, health and safety standards. With high-profile cases, like last year's BP spill at the Deepwater Horizon rig in the US Gulf of Mexico, bringing these challenges increasingly into focus, there has never been more urgency for energy firms to manage the risks when drilling into high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) fields…read more
Improving safety in HPHT
Safety is an ever-increasing concern in the high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) sector, with organisations striving to understand how to balance risk and exposure alongside considerations for emergency response and oil spill response…read more
Focusing on HPHT risk with the NPD
In the oil and gas industry, perhaps no safety concern is greater than that in High Pressure/High Temperature (HPHT) areas, an issue which has risen to even greater prominence in 2010 following the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico…read more
Oil contractors vent need for tax cuts to stay afloat
High pressure, high temperature drilling: The future of oil and gas?
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