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Maintaining the downward trajectory of decommissioning costs.

Date: 3 Sep 2020
By Julie Copland

The OGA’s UKCS Decommissioning Cost Estimate 2020 report shows the total cost have fallen by a further 2%. We discuss how industry can maintain the downward trajectory.

Decomissioning
Article
Recycling & Decommissioning
Recycling & Decommissioning

Optimising FPSO maintenance by taking a risk-based approach.

Date: 10 Aug 2020
By Victor Borges

A typical FPSO can be performing up to 40% of unnecessary maintenance because they are unable to quantify the effect of extending maintenance intervals.

Article
Asset Management
Oil & Gas
Marine & Shipping

Market expansion & diversification over 10 years: what’s next for LNG?

Date: 27 Jul 2020

Using LNG as a marine fuel is a sensible strategy amid tightening regulations, new economic realities and the development of the new zero carbon fuels of the future, says Panos Mitrou, LR’s Head of Gas.

Article
Oil & Gas
Marine & Shipping

A steady hand as Cruise looks to the future.

Date: 20 Jul 2020

Joep Bollerman, LR’s Global Manager at Passenger Ship Support Centre in Miami, on lay‑up strategies, remote surveys and potential changes to cruise operations post‑COVID‑19.

Article
Marine & Shipping
Passenger

AS 9100 & ISO 9001 QMS: Get value from Internal Audits.

Date: 15 Jul 2020
By Andrew Milner

The need for an organization to implement an internal audit program is a fundamental requirement of both AS9100 series standards and ISO 9001:2015 standards.

Article
AS9100

Long-term ambitions remain for offshore, despite COVID-19 challenges.

Date: 13 Jul 2020

Oil price volatility since the start of 2020 has added to the challenge of COVID‑19 project delays in the oil and gas sector, but nonetheless opportunity remains strong, according to LR's head of offshore, Sean van der Post.

Article
Offshore

Owners look to lay-up as they navigate COVID-19 trade declines.

Date: 11 May 2020

Reactivation requirements, anchorage choice and how best to protect their tonnage among the key challenges facing operators.

Article
Classification
Marine & Shipping

Looking forward to Australia's future in renewable energy.

Date: 4 May 2020
By Tony Morton

Whilst fully-commercial hybrid power plants are still a way off, pumped storage, batteries and green hydrogen can all play a part in Australia’s energy transition.

Sustainability
Article
Energy
Energy Storage

The strategies to success for conducting remote HAZID & HAZOP studies.

Date: 29 Apr 2020
By Kevin Fitzgerald

As well as being crucial to mitigating safety and environmental risks, Hazard Identification (HAZID) and Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies are often on the critical path for project execution.

Article
Risk Analysis
Risk Based Management
Remote Inspection

Floating offshore wind - a national prize or a lost opportunity?

Date: 24 Apr 2020
By Mark Spring

Mark Spring discusses the key points from the latest SSE report, exploring opportunities for the UK and why floating wind is key to meeting the Government's 2030 target.

Sustainability
Article
Offshore Wind
Energy

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