Category - Industry and General

Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Update – Asia OTC 2018

This blog was written a while ago regarding the state of the Asia Pacific Oil and Gas market with a focus on Asia Pacific. Some of this information may be slightly outdated especially in regards to those drilling contractors who have been relatively busy in acquisitions in 2018. In saying that however it is extremely […]

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Oil and Gas Asset Update – 2017

Please see a review of the 2017 activities in the Oil and Gas Asset market. We have already seen large changes in 2018 and it is expected that this will continue into the rest of the year. This review is accurate upto the conclusion of 2017 however gives a great overview of the asset market, […]

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Flame resistant clothing: What is it and why is it important?

Flame resistant clothing (FR Clothing) is self-extinguishing and non-melting which will limit exposure and injury. Workers can be engulfed in flames during an electric arc or flame condition and most severe burns and fatalities are caused by non-flame resistant clothing igniting and continuing to burn. Skin that is under non-flame resistant clothing is often burned […]

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OCS Group’s Lunch and Learn: Arc Flash

You might have heard of the term “Arc Flash”, but what is it exactly? And why is it so important for safety professionals to be responsible and completely aware of what the issues are with electrical arc flash safety? It is imperative to learn and be alert at all times when handling electrical equipment to […]

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OCS Group Announces Collaboration with UL

OCS Group Announces Collaboration with UL for the Provision of Industry Best, Competency Based (Knowledge and Skills) Training   About the Collaboration As the need for operational excellence and safety in oil and gas never being greater and achieving higher levels of safety and performance while simultaneously reducing resources is extremely challenging; UL and OCS […]

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US Coast Guard (USCG) to Enforce New Electrical Regulations

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is responsible for maritime safety and security in the U.S. Offshore Continental Shelf. USCG recently published amendments to the Title 46 CFR rules governing electrical equipment used offshore in hazardous locations. These changes have the potential to affect builders and suppliers of equipment used on all gas and oil rigs, […]

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A Total Eclipse of the … Sun

Have you been left in the dark about the solar eclipse and what it might mean for you? Hopefully below will clear up some questions, or perhaps leave you with more. I began writing this as OCS Group does complete work in the Renewable Sector, including Engineering, Commissioning, Installation and aiding in the design of […]

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Asia Pacific Jack Up Roundup

The information below is a round up of the recent discussions and publications in the Asia Pacific region, and an overview of what OCS Group is observing. Recent indications are that the Chinese shipyards have roused themselves from their inertia as the realities of a “lower for even longer” oil price hits home and that […]

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