New DNV GL research based on more than 1,000 failure cases has revealed that tubes and piping are the most failure-prone components in the oil and gas and maritime industries. Fatigue and corrosion are the most common failure types.

New research published by DNV GL reveals that optimism for growth in the oil and gas industry has weakened for this year. This comes amid uncertainty around the oil price and global economic conditions – the top barriers to growth reported by the industry.

A new standard for site investigation, engineering, planning and execution of pipeline installation through horizontal directional drilling (HDD), has been published by DNV GL.

DNV GL has been awarded a framework agreement by DNO ASA to provide a broad portfolio of engineering and management support and verification services to support the operator, as it expands operations and developments in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). DNV GL will support DNO in enhancing safety, maintaining compliance and reducing its environmental footprint as it seeks to achieve its ambitions in the region.

As the maritime industry looks to reduce emissions to air and work towards the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas reduction strategy, alternative fuels are coming to the fore. Classification society DNV GL, recognizing that, with the exception of LNG, international regulations for such fuels are absent, developed new class rules and a class notation “Gas fuelled LPG” for using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel in anticipation of growing industry interest. A respective announcement was made today at Marintec trade fair in China.

A new recommended practice (RP) to standardize operator requirements for welding and inspection of subsea equipment, has been published by DNV GL. Developed through a joint industry project (JIP), the new RP aims to streamline manufacturing processes and significantly reduce lead-time and cost.