A new and more user-friendly version of DNV’s offshore standard for Integrated Software Dependent Systems (ISDS) has been issued. DNV is experiencing increasing demand from the drilling market for this kind of service and has now established a separate dedicated section in order to better serve this growing market.
Groningen, the Netherlands, 15 March 2013 – Today, March 15th 2013, energy consulting and testing & certification company DNV KEMA is officially opening a new Multiphase Flow Laboratory (MPFL) in Groningen, the Netherlands. The facility will allow equipment manufactures and oil & gas companies to test, validate and calibrate multiphase technologies – e.g. separators and flow meters – for respectively the production of oil and gas, and the measurement and trading of gas. As the MPFL is operating in a unique true-to-life environment, the facility will help increasing the accuracy of future multiphase flow meters, as well as the efficiency of future multiphase separators. As a result, it is expected that the economical and operational risks of oil and gas fields can be better managed. With the MPFL, DNV KEMA responds to the increasing global demand for and supply of gas.
The oil and gas industry has lacked adequate and transparent design practices for floating structures in ice-covered Arctic waters. Now, DNV and key industry players have developed an enhanced design framework for such structures, adapted from existing and established design practices used for open waters in other harsh areas.
DNV Software is launching a new version of the world’s leading consequence analysis software tool for the process industries, Phast 7. Following the tradition of over thirty years of continuous development and innovation, this latest version introduces an array of new features for managing risk.
Tokyo, 1. November 2012: During a ceremony held in Tokyo, DNV was confirmed to be formally authorised by the Japanese government to carry out surveys on ships flying the Japanese flag.
Japan is increasingly focusing on renewable power sources as it pushes to move away from nuclear energy. “By taking up cutting-edge technologies, Japan can be a catalyst for the development of new energy technologies, especially in the area of offshore floating wind turbines and grid transmission and distribution systems,” says Bjørn Tore Markussen, Chief Operating Officer for DNV KEMA Asia.
Tokyo, 31.10.2012: -Japan has a long tradition for appreciation of seafood, and Japanese society is known to be particularly concerned with the quality and food safety of the seafood consumed. The versatile nature of seafood requires special care to be taken to ensure the desired quality and necessary food safety, said DNV Business Assurance Country Manager for Japan, Mr. Naoki Maeda during a seminar headed by Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Ms. Lisbeth Berg-Hansen.
Oslo: The Flemish government and the port authorities of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Fluxys have published a feasibility study on LNG bunkering. DNV provided a market forecasting study, a regulatory analysis and modelled the LNG supply logistics. The Flemish government is now acting on DNV recommendations to ensure the safe introduction of LNG bunkering at Flemish seaports.
Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUNdy, a large-scale offshore solar field concept which launched at Singapore International Energy Week.
Milan/London: DNV Business Assurance is now a member of the Sedex Audit Company Group. Customers can benefit from the world’s largest collaborative platform for managing ethical supply chain data, increasing the efficiency of supply chain auditing.
The City of Rio de Janeiro and the World Bank are pioneering an innovative, city-level program for climate change mitigation. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability has confirmed the program’s compliance with the requirements of the new Low Carbon City Development Program Assessment Protocol.
DNV COO Elisabeth Tørstad calls for more research & innovation to better serve the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) has chosen DNV Software to deliver asset integrity management software and services covering their fixed and floating offshore installations, pipelines and processing facilities. This significant contract represents an industrial recognition of DNV Software’s Enterprise Risk Management solutions.
Singapore: The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Clean Technology Centre today announced the WDA-DNV Excellence In Safety Training (WEST) programme to raise safety standards and skills for the manufacturing workforce benefitting 80 local workers over the next year.
London: DNV, the international risk management company, has acquired leading sustainability agency, Two Tomorrows Group, further expanding its sustainability consulting service capability across the globe.
Seoul: DNV has signed a MOU with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), South Korea’s state-run gas corporation, to cooperate on research and development in the LNG sector. While this is DNV’s second MOU with KOGAS, following the first in 2010 to cooperate on EHSQ issues, DNV is the first international risk management organisation in Korea to cooperate with KOGAS on research and development projects in the LNG sector.
DNV has launched a Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore. The aim is to serve the oil and gas industry in the whole Asia Pacific region and to become a sizeable and complete competence centre for deepwater oil and gas developments. “We will capitalize on DNV’s 40 years of experience in offshore and deepwater, and on the leading position of our well established deepwater centres in Houston, Oslo and Rio de Janeiro,” said DNV’s COO Remi Eriksen at the opening ceremony in Singapore.
Singapore - DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) is pleased to announce that Charlotte Rojgaard has taken over from Dag Olav Halle as the company’s Global Technical Manager; a position based in the DNVPS headquarters in Singapore.
Calgary: DNV awards the world’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage project.
Hamburg: DNV Navigator certificate no. 2000 has now been installed on the HS Chopin. The event took place while the 3,500 TEU container vessel visited the port of Hamburg earlier today.
Hamburg: DNV has appointed Matthias Laatsch to lead its wind energy operations in Hamburg, Germany. Due to the combination of its global leadership in the certification of offshore wind projects and strong local capabilities in marine operations and surveillance in fabrication yards, DNV is in a prime position to support Germany’s offshore wind energy industry.
Carbon Capture and Storage enabling use of CO2 for enhanced oil and gas recovery, is currently being planned for projects in Asia, Australia and Middle East.
Coal Bed Methane (CBM) may become as important for Asia and Australia, as shale gas has become for North America. This requires that the CBM industry manages to overcome critical commercial, technical and regulatory challenges. A DNV-facilitated study concludes that reliable verification schemes, more comprehensive performance monitoring systems, more specific environmental guidelines and more reliable risk mitigation options are needed to make this industry expand.
DNV is committed to supporting the UN’s ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ targets.
DNV has established its Greater China Pipeline Technical Consultative Committee. Yang Zupei, Secretary General of CNPC Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation Standardization Committee, has accepted DNV’s invitation to be the Chairman of the Committee.