Maritime Safety News


API Enhances Offshore Safety Standard

Nov 09, 2018

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released its newest valve standard as part of the industry’s continuous efforts to improve operational safety and environmental protection.According to a release from the agency, the “Specification 6A”…

Teekay Offshore Settles Dispute with Petrobras

Nov 02, 2018

Bermuda-based marine services company Teekay Offshore Partners announced that certain of its subsidiaries have entered into a settlement agreement with Petrobras with respect to various disputes relating to the previously-terminated charter…

Life Extension for Total's Skirne and Byggve

Oct 30, 2018

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has greenlighted Total E & P Norge AS (Total) to use Skirne and Byggve off Norway beyond the originally planned operational life to March 2024.Skirne, including the Byggve deposit, is in the central North Sea at 120 meters water depth…

Drydocks World Completes FPSO Upgrade, Turret Mooring Project

Oct 23, 2018

Drydocks World has recently completed two projects for Bluewater Energy Services B.V. and end client Hurricane Energy plc.The projects included the refurbishment, life extension and upgrade of the FPSO Aoka Mizu vessel, and the construction of a Turret Buoy weighing over 1…

Navigate Response Launched Unlimited Hours Contracts

Oct 17, 2018

Navigate Response, the global crisis communications network for the maritime sector, is introducing unlimited response hours contracts to help its shipping company clients manage the potentially open-ended costs of media management work during a crisis…

UK P&I Club Rolls-out Offshore Cover

Oct 16, 2018

British ship insurer UK P&I Club has launched offshore cover providing a comprehensive package to meet liabilities and losses incurred by MembersThe UK P&I Club, in conjunction with Thomas Miller Specialty Offshore (TMSO), has launched a range…

Storm Shuts Nearly 40% of US GoM Oil Output

Oct 09, 2018

Nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday due to platform evacuations and shut-ins ahead of Hurricane Michael.Since Monday, oil producers, including Anadarko Petroleum Corp, BHP Billiton…

Offshore Vessel Participates In Anti-terrorism Drill

Oct 09, 2018

An offshore supply vessel left its work at an offshore wind farm to play the role of hijacked vessel in a Belgian anti-terror exercise last week.The vessel Esvagt Mercator took a brief break from its operations in the Belgian Nobelwind and Belwind…

GoM Offshore Platforms Evacuated Ahead of Hurricane

Oct 08, 2018

Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 10 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. part of the Gulf.BHP Billiton, BP, Equinor and…

Equinor Evacuates GoM Platform Ahead of Storm

Oct 08, 2018

Norweigan state-oil company Equinor on Monday evacuated personnel from its Titan oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Michael, a spokesperson for the company said.Other Gulf of Mexico producers, including BP and Exxon Mobil…

Exxon Mobil Pulls Staff From Gulf Platform Ahead of Tropical Storm Michael

Oct 08, 2018

Exxon Mobil said on Monday it was evacuating personnel from a Gulf of Mexico platform as Tropical Storm Michael approached the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The world's largest publicly traded oil producer does not currently expect the staff reduction at its Lena production platform to impact output…

BMT Wins Marine Monitoring Contract with BP

Oct 08, 2018

BMT has won a contract to provide multiple marine monitoring systems for BP’s new Mad Dog Phase 2 semi-submersible floating production facility in the Gulf of Mexico. These systems will play an important role in ensuring the day to day operations of the facility are conducted safely…

UK: Offshore Industry Improves in Safety Indicators

Oct 04, 2018

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry continued to see improvement across a broad range of health and safety indicators last year, according to a key insight into the health and safety landscape published by Oil & Gas UK.Findings from the leading…

Stainless Steel Tubes for Extreme Offshore Conditions

Oct 02, 2018

At the ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi, Schoeller Werk will be presenting its comprehensive range of longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes. The focus will be on solutions for the oil and gas industry. The family company from Germany will be showing…

CNOOC Becomes China’s First OPITO Approved Safety Trainer

Sep 24, 2018

The largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas in China, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), has become the country’s first organization certified to train workers to OPITO safety standards.Its safety training facility…

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