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Germany and Norway Want NATO to Protect Subsea Infrastructure after Nord Stream Attacks

Dec 01, 2022

The leaders of Germany and Norway said on Wednesday they would jointly ask NATO to coordinate the protection of Europe's subsea infrastructure in light of the suspected attacks on the Nord Stream gas pipeline network.European countries have stepped up vigilance around critical installations after the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which connect Russia to Germany, ruptured in September and spewed gas into the Baltic Sea…

3-Year Deal: Survitec to Maintain Life Saving Equipment on Valaris' Offshore Rigs

Nov 30, 2022

Offshore drilling operator Valaris has extended its service agreement with Survitec, a provider of survival technology solutions, for another three years.The master service and supply contract, originally signed in 2016, covers the annual and five-year inspection…

Norway: Safety Watchdog Launches Investigation into Offshore Platform Fire

Nov 21, 2022

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety regulator Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to investigate a fire in a transformer on Equinor's Åsgard B platform in the Norwegian Sea. The incident occurred on November 14, 2022.Breaking out in a transformer room…

U.S. Watchdog Seeks Cybersecurity Strategy for Offshore Oil & Gas Facilities

Nov 18, 2022

A U.S. watchdog in a report made public on Thursday asked the federal regulator of offshore oil and gas infrastructure to come up with a cybersecurity strategy for the more than 1,600 facilities under its oversight. The Government Accountability…

Van Oord's Cable Layer Rescues 49 Refugees in Mediterranean

Nov 17, 2022

The Dutch offshore installation firm Van Oord said Thursday that its Nexus cable layer had this week rescued 49 refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. 'The cable-laying vessel was contacted by the Malta Rescue Coordination Center to give support…

Jan De Nul Crew Rescues 15 Refugees in the Mediterranean Sea

Nov 16, 2022

Offshore installation services firm Jan De Nul said Wednesday it had recently rescued 15 people drifting on a sloop in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Algeria.'During a sea journey from Turkey to Belgium, Jan De Nul crew on board the offshore…

Norway: Safety Watchdog Launches Probe as Offshore Rig Worker Suffers Serious Injury

Nov 15, 2022

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has launched an investigation into an incident involving serious personal injury on the Linus jack-up drilling rig on November 10, 2022.'An incident has been reported to the PSA where a person was subject to crushing during work on a cantilever drag chain…

Oil Rig Worker Medevaced in the Gulf of Mexico

Nov 10, 2022

An ailing worker was medevaced from a Gulf of Mexico oil rig, about 14 miles south of Dauphin Island, Ala., the U.S. Coast Guard said.The Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector Mobile received a call at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday from an oil…

Australian Offshore Oil & Gas Safety Regulator Gets New CEO

Nov 10, 2022

Sue McCarrey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for a three-year term from February 2023.To join NOPSEMA, McCarrey will leave her…

"Technogenic Craters" Found at Damaged Nord Stream Pipeline Site

Nov 04, 2022

The Swiss-based operator of Russia-led Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline said on Wednesday it had completed initial data gathering at the location of the pipeline damage on line 1 in the Swedish exclusive economic zone and found 'technogenic craters'…

German Navy Helping Norway Protect Offshore Oil Rigs, Pipelines

Nov 03, 2022

The German navy is helping Norway to protect critical maritime infrastructure such as oil rigs, undersea cables, and pipelines, and is ready to do the same off the Danish and Swedish coasts, its head said on Thursday. Bordering Russia in the north…

Inadequate Planning, Execution Led to 35.2-ton Slip Joint Dropping from Offshore Rig in Norway

Oct 31, 2022

Inadequate planning and execution led to a 35.2-ton slip joint unintentionally dropping from Odfjell Drilling's offshore drilling rig to an offshore supply ship before ending up on the seabed offshore Norway in March this year, an investigation by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has shown…

DOF Subsea Convicted of Breaching Health & Safety Duties During Diving Ops Offshore Australia

Oct 25, 2022

Subsea services firm DOF Subsea Australia was on Tuesday convicted of three counts of negligently breaching its health and safety requirements as an employer during saturation diving operations at an offshore field in Australia in 2017.According to Australia's offshore oil and gas safety regulator…

DNV Partners with Energy Companies in Three Energy Transition Safety JIPs

Oct 24, 2022

DNV, the independent expert in assurance and risk management, has partnered up working with energy companies in three energy transition safety joint industry projects.'The energy transition depends on several technologies with potential hazardous characteristics…

Protecting Norway's Gas Exports Against Sabotage a Top Priority, Says Security Official

Oct 21, 2022

Protecting Norway's gas exports to Europe against sabotage is a top priority for the country's authorities, a senior security official told Reuters, including helping oil firms protect themselves against Russian attempts to gather intelligence…

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