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BSEE: Multiple Factors Behind 2020 Gulf of Mexico Platform Fatality

Jan 19, 2022

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released an investigation report into an incident that saw a rigger fall to his death through the grating aboard Fieldwood Energy's oil platform offshore Louisiana in May 2020.The incident happened aboard Ewing Bank, Block 826, Platform “A” platform, approximately 60 miles south of the Louisiana coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, on May 16, 2020…

Catastrophic Engine Damage Led to OSV Fire -NTSB

Dec 15, 2021

Catastrophic engine damage led to the fire aboard the U.S. -flagged offshore supply vessel Ocean Intervention near Honolulu, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.No pollution or injuries to the 16 crewmembers were reported in connection with the mechanical failure…

Blighter's Radars to Protect Oil Platforms Offshore W. Africa

Dec 07, 2021

UK-based designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions Blighter Surveillance System has said it has won a contract to provide its C400 series onshore and offshore installation security radars to protect a…

Worker Medevaced from Platform off Louisiana

Nov 19, 2021

A worker was medevaced from a platform approximately 18 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday.Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 2:40 a.m. stating a worker offshore was experiencing seizure like symptoms…

Survitec Completes Blue Anchor Acquisition

Nov 04, 2021

U.K.-based safety and survival solutions provider Survitec said it has completed its acquisition of Blue Anchor Fire & Safety, a Scottish provider of survival solutions to the fisheries, maritime and offshore energy industries.The investment…

Wearing Men's PPE Puts Women Working Offshore at Risk, Red Wing Says

Oct 14, 2021

Personal protective equipment provider Red Wing has said that giving female workers men's PPE puts women at risk, and has called for the North Sea offshore industry to close the gender PPE gap and improve the safety of women’s kit.According to Red Wing…

Zelim, Chartwell Building Remotely Operated Offshore Rescue Vessel

Sep 21, 2021

Zelim, a company previously known as Offshore Survival Systems, has teamed up with naval architect Chartwell Marine to deliver a remotely operated rescue vessel designed to be mounted on offshore facilities.'Offshore energy sites present a hazardous environment for personnel and vessel crews…

Canada: Near Miss Incident on ExxonMobil's Hebron Platform

Sep 16, 2021

ExxonMobil Canada has reported that a near-miss incident occurred on the Hebron offshore platform in Canada earlier this week when a hoist hook fell on the deck. Nobody was injured but the incident had the potential for fatality.The Canada-Newfoundland…

Energy Firms Face Another Storm in US Gulf

Sep 13, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday began evacuating staff from a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platform, and other energy companies began preparing for hurricane-force winds from a second Gulf Coast storm in as many weeks.Tropical Storm Nicholas was about 105 miles (115 km) south of Port O'Connor…

Shell Weighs COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, Firing Staff Who Resist

Sep 09, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell is considering making it mandatory for workers in some operations to get COVID-19 vaccinations or risk being fired, an internal company document seen by Reuters shows.Shell, which employs some 86,000 workers in more than 70 countries…

Noble Corp. Sends Force Majeure Notice to Shell over Drillship Damaged in Storm

Sep 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has sent a force majeure notice to its client Shell over the Noble Globetrotter II drillship contract after the rig was damaged earlier this week in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in severe weather during Hurricane Ida…

Nine Injured on Noble Drillship During Ida

Sep 02, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating damage to a Noble Corp drillship hit by Hurricane Ida while operating in the Gulf of Mexico, a spokesperson said on Thursday.Nine crew members suffered minor injuries when the storm hit on Sunday, Noble said…

Shell Stops Offshore Crew Changes from Hurricane-hit Heliport in Louisiana

Sep 02, 2021

Shell said its crew-change heliport in Houma, Louisiana, sustained 'significant damage' as a result of Hurricane Ida and that it would halt crew changes to and from its sites until a temporary heliport is established.The company said it is still assessing assets that were in the path of the storm…

U.S. Offshore Oil Firms Eye New Bases after Storm Damages Key Hub in Louisiana

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore energy companies have started searching for new bases away from Louisiana's devastated ports as oil and gas companies launch efforts to resume their Gulf of Mexico operations.Port Fourchon, a key hub for the offshore industry, was slammed…

Noble Drillship Damaged by Hurricane Ida

Sep 01, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it is responding to a drillship that reportedly sustained damage as Hurricane Ida ripped through the Gulf of Mexico and into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm.The agency said it was notified during the storm…

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