• DirectIndustry e-Magazine - #18 - OIL & GAS AND SAFETY - DirectIndustry e-Magazine


    With hazards ranging from vehicle collisions to explosions and fire, oil & gas companies employ a variety of tools to improve safety. Thanks to augmented reality, IoT and remote monitoring, production platforms are more than ever under surveillance.

    This 18th issue of DirectIndustry e-magazine also explores the technical wizardry of oil rig construction enabling them to withstand extreme conditions. Board the world’s first ice-resistant oil platform, located in Russia. The Prirazlomnaya Platform can resist ice, corrosion and humidity to extract oil amid the Arctic floes.

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    We are seeing more oil & gas technicians using solutions with augmented reality, IoT capabilities and remote monitoring.

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    With hazards ranging from vehicle collisions to explosions and fire, oil and gas companies employ different tools to improve safety.   Cooperation on safety issues transcends competition, says Chris Hawkes, safety director of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP). As is true of any industrial...

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    The platform can operate in extreme weather conditions and withhold maximum ice impact.
    Courtesy of Gazprom

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    Located in Russia, the Prirazlomnaya Platform is the first Arctic-class ice-resistant oil platform in the world, with an extraction capacity of 70 million barrels a year.

    The platform can resist extreme conditions—ice, corrosion, humidity—and offers 90 days of autonomous operation in case of bad weather.

    This infographic presents some of the major construction advantages that make this gigantic platform—its upper deck is as big as two football fields !—able to extract oil in the ice of the Arctic. Mouse over on the hotspot icons to know more about it.

    INDUSTRY 4.0
    BMW says it’s the world’s first production model designed with sustainability at every stage.
    Courtesy of BMW

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    When BMW decided to build a new all-electric production vehicle, they knew there was little point in creating a sustainable car unless they followed the same philosophy at every stage of process. To achieve this, they required the right facility.   A Sustainable Leap in Leipzig Zero-emission cars often hide a dark...

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    Camille Rustici

    Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…

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    Hicham Dhouibi

    Hicham Dhouibi is a mechanical and process engineer and writer with years of experience in automotive, plastic processing and telecom industries.

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    Abigail Saltmarsh

    Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).

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    Jamie Carter

    Jamie Carter is a journalist based in Wales, who writes about technology for the South China Morning Post, Mashable, MSN, the BBC Sky At Night, TechRadar.com and Korean Air’s Morning Calm.

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    Kristina Müller

    Kristina Müller is a German journalist working on a freelance basis for different print and online media, mainly about industrial, nautical and medical issues.

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    Richard Williams

    Richard Williams is a UK-based journalist with years of experience in innovations and new technologies for publications including the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph…

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