US moves to tighten offshore bolt safety

LESSONS from past near misses have seen US authorities identify new strategies for enhancing the reliability of the massive bolts used in offshore oil and gas drilling rigs.

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New report outlines responses for risks also identified in Australia

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies strategies for reducing the risks that bolt failure may be the cause of a major spill of oil, drilling fluids