Safety

Shell says fire extinguished at Singapore refinery-petchem plant

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Royal Dutch Shell said a fire at its Singapore refinery-petrochemical site was extinguished on Sunday and no one was hurt in the incident.

Explosion at Petroperu crude oil tank kills two workers

LIMA (Reuters) — An explosion at a Petroperu crude oil tank killed two men who had been performing maintenance work on Wednesday, the state-owned oil company said.

US DOT drops requirement for braking system on crude rail cars

NEW YORK (Reuters) — The US Department of Transportation has reversed a decision requiring crude oil rail tank cars to be fitted with an advanced breaking system designed to prevent fiery derailments.

Three dead after suspected gas leak at PetroChina refinery

BEIJING (Reuters) — Three workers were killed and six others injured during a suspected gas leak at a PetroChina-operated refinery in Dalian on Saturday evening, state media said on Monday.

Keystone oil pipeline leaks in S.Dakota, as Nebraska weighs XL

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — TransCanada Corp shut part of its Keystone oil pipeline system after a 5,000-barrel leak in South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before neighboring Nebraska was set to decide on the company's long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

Emergency triggers halt in Petrobras refinery operation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) — A refinery belonging Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA was shut down for an emergency on Wednesday for the third time in less than 30 days, a labor union said in a press release.

One worker dies in fire at Russia's Yaroslavl oil refinery

MOSCOW (Reuters) — One worker has died and another was injured when a crude oil distillation unit at an oil refinery in the Russian city of Yaroslavl caught fire on Wednesday, the refinery said.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ABB has introduced a new MID/OIML R117 certified high-accuracy CoriolisMaster Coriolis mass flowmeter for custody transfer applications in the oil and gas industry (FIG. 1).

Safety: Process safety and risk management— An industry view

Jones, S., Petrotechnics

In 2017, Petrotechnics released its process safety and risk management (PSM) survey.

Connecting rod failure in a new reciprocating gas compressor

Zardynezhad, S., Contributing Writer

Compressor failure in an oil refinery can have severe consequences on health, safety and the environment.