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Posts posted in April 2015

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Safety is our Top Priority?

A look behind the phrase "safety is our top priority", and what it reveals about the definition of "safety". "Safety is our top priority," says the captain of the airliner as I settle into my seat. I have considered myself a safety specialist in t ...

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5 years since Macondo: What has been done?

5 years since Macondo: What has been done?

Today it is 5 years since one of the more well-known major accidents from recent years. The Macondo accident, where the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon was subject to loss of well control, caused the loss of 11 lives and is considered to be the large ...

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Safety in the Arctic

Has the Arctic been oversold ? Considering the declining oil price, and the high development and operation costs for Arctic oil and gas some may think nothing will happen in the Arctic now. We know that more than 30 companies showed interest i ...

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Collaboration to improve safety

If you want to move fast - go alone. If you want to go far - move together. In our more than 150 years' history, DNV GL has taken an active role to drive the development of harmonised requirements, cooperation between stakeholders and new knowledge a ...

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Training, drills and the unpredictable reality

"You have to train in order to become good" is a saying in various contexts around the world. Training is a substantial part of everyday work life in some industries, especially in high risk industries. In the oil and gas industry, for example, the i ...

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