Maritime Safety News


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…

Digitization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Sep 18, 2018

A new web-based tool is being used for the first time offshore for collecting, systematizing and presenting safety critical information on the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea.The system, developed by Eni Norge in cooperation with Safetec and SINTEF…

Saudi Arabia Halts Red Sea Oil Exports after Tanker Attacks

Jul 26, 2018

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was suspending oil shipments through a strategic Red Sea lane after Yemen's Iran-aligned rebels attacked two tankers in the waterway, underscoring the risk of an escalation in tensions in the region.Brent crude futures rose 59 cents to $74…

In US Gulf, Robots, Drones Take on Dangerous Offshore Oil Work

May 03, 2018

At BP's massive Thunder Horse oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a dog-sized robot called Maggie uses magnetic tracks to creep along pipes connecting the giant oil facility to the sea floor. Before MaggHD, dubbed 'Maggie' by BP, the dangerous inspection…

Boaters Strike Decommissioned Oil Rig

Apr 30, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has medevaced five boaters who were injured after striking a decommissioned oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday.Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a mayday call on VHF-FM Channel 16 at 12:03 a.m…

Interview: Antony Croston, Trelleborg Offshore

Apr 26, 2018

Antony Croston is Business Group Director at Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Houston, responsible for the externally-facing functions of the business covering engineering, business development and project management.MTR caught up with Croston…

Fire in Sauna Shuts World's Northernmost Oilfield

Apr 13, 2018

The world's northernmost oilfield was shut on Friday when a fire broke out in a sauna in the oil platform's living quarters, Eni, the Italian oil company that operates the field, said. The Arctic Goliat field is in the Barents Sea about 88 kilometers…

Firms Complain of Contaminated Crude Lifted From U.S. SPR

Mar 29, 2018

Three firms that bought crude oil last year from U.S. emergency stockpiles raised concerns about dangerous levels of a poisonous chemical in the cargoes, according to internal Energy Department emails and shipping documents reviewed by Reuters…

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