Education & Training

New approaches to maintaining pipeline integrity: Rupture detection and response

WITH constant improvements in technology and processes, operators are becoming better and better at minimising pipeline leaks. While reducing leaks is crucial to efficient pipeline management, infrequent, high-rate and high-volume product releases – or ruptures – can represent the most significant threat to the environment and the public. To account for the impact of pipeline ruptures, new industry best practices being developed by American Petroleum Institute (API) and Association of

Singaporean dive program launched

SINGAPORE’S first commercial diving training program has been launched at the KBA Training Centre (KBAT) at the SAF Yacht Club, Changi. Accredited by the Singaporean Ministry of Manpower to provide training for inland and inshore commercial diving, the courses also comply with Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA), Code of Practice for Diving at Work (Singapore Standards SS 511) and Technical Advisory (TA) for Inland/Inshore Commercial Diving Safety and

Innovation key for WA Agent General

By Andrew Hobbs WESTERN Australia’s innovation and educational offerings have become a new trade focus for the state’s Agent General Kevin Skipworth – the state’s representative in London. Mr Skipworth, previously the official secretary to five governors of the state and before that chief of protocol in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, has the responsibility of raising the profile of WA products and expertise across Europe. But in

Addressing Australia’s Knowledge Gap in Energy Projects

By Gertjan Leideman ANALYSTS expect Australia’s liquid natural gas (LNG) projects to contribute significantly to the country’s economic growth, with LNG set to overtake coal as the nation’s second biggest export, behind iron ore. Over the next few years, Australia’s LNG export volumes are forecast to rise 70 per cent and by an average of 42% per year. By 2018, Australia is expected to overtake Qatar to become the largest

Stirling provides new oil and gas safety course in Asia Pacific

HEALTH, Safety and Environment services company Stirling Group is offering a new course tailored specifically to meet the needs of those with safety responsibilities and duties within the Asia Pacific oil and gas sector. Stirling was recently approved to deliver the UK-based National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) international technical oil and gas certificate course. The company will also continue to provide the NEBOSH international general certificate

University launches new course in response to industry needs

By Sarah Byrne THE SUSTAINABLE Minerals Institute (SMI) at the University of Queensland has launched a range of postgraduate courses in Responsible Resource Development which the university says will meet industry needs. Speaking with Oil & Gas Australia, deputy director for research integration at the Sustainable Minerals Institute professor David Brereton said the course was a response to the changing professional training and development needs of the extractive resources sector.

Curtin recognises geology skills shortage

By Sarah Byrne A SKILLS gap in the oil and gas industry has according to Curtin’s Chevron professor of petroleum geology Chris Elders, resulted in the university revising its Master of Science (Geology) course for students starting this year. Speaking with Oil and Gas Australia, Professor Elders said a skills gap has been a problem faced by the industry for the past 10 years and is a result of companies