Oil & Gas Regulation

How to Achieve Operational Excellence in a Highly Regulated Oil and Gas Industry?

Higher efficiency is a goal for companies operating in the oil and gas industry. As facilities grow more complex, so does regulatory demands and the pressure to capture return on investments increases and the need to achieve excellence grows.

Achieving operational excellence is more important now that than it has ever been before due to […]

How to Comply with Increasing Regulations in the Oil and Gas Industry?

The oil and gas industry now faces mounting regulatory pressures. New standards, highly publicized spill incidents, public debates on drilling practices and the general sentiment that oil and gas companies contribute greatly to environmental issues around the globe are causing the industry to contend with some of the strictest regulations in the world.

Organizations are […]

The Value of Operational Excellence for Oil & Gas Companies

Every day, tens of thousands of wells, hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines and millions of items of processing equipment deliver energy safely to our homes, transport systems, businesses and communities. All that happens in an industry increasingly focused on improving its operations. For oil and gas executives, the need for operational excellence […]

Oil & Gas: BLM Gets Ahead of EPA by Targeting Methane Emission on Public Lands

To address the climate change issue targeting natural gas emission from oil and gas facilities nationwide, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently proposed standards to deal with it. Methane is the main substance found in natural gas, also known to be a highly strong greenhouse gas that contributes heavily to climate change.

Apart from […]

NEWS ALERT: High-Risk Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities to Face Special Inspections

Five O&G facilities termed as “high-risk” could face special inspections as part of the pilot project developed by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).  These inspections would be based on past inspection, audit information and the results of risk-based modeling.

“BSEE’s inspection teams will be focusing on several risk areas or […]

Why BLM Increased Regulation of Oil & Gas Drilling?

The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a rule that would provide new regulations to ensure that site security and oil & gas are being handled in a proper and secure manner in Federal and Indian oil & gas leases. Some of the changes this rule would entail include updating how Onshore Oil and […]