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Safety Body: Equinor's Melkøya LNG Plant Broke Rules Ahead of 2020 Fire

Apr 22, 2021

Equinor must fix a series of rule breaches exposed by a fire at its Melkoeya liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Norway last year for the plant to reopen, the country's safety watchdog said on Thursday.The September 2020 blaze shut down production at the plant…

Product: Salunda's Crew Hawk Protects Drill Floor Workers

Apr 22, 2021

Salunda Limited has recently introduced an innovative real-time location tracking system that improves the safety of people working in the ‘Red Zone’ on offshore oil and gas rigs.'The patent-protected Crew Hawk integrates multiple technologies into a reliable…

Atlantic Wind Transfers Pursuing Integrated Management System Certification

Apr 21, 2021

Rhode Island-based owner and operator of crew transfer vessels (CTV) Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has engaged classification society DNV for the company’s integrated Management System Certification as it seeks to scale up in the U.S. offshore wind industry…

Deepwater Horizon 11 Years On: There's More Work to Be Done on Offshore Safety, Secretary Haaland Says

Apr 20, 2021

April 20, 2021, marks the eleventh anniversary of the biggest ever oil industry disaster in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, in which 11 people died after the Transocean semi-submersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank at BP's Macondo well location…

Equinor Sees Drop in Serious Incidents and Personal Injuries in Q1, but Says The Number Still 'Too High'

Apr 20, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor said Monday that its safety statistics for the first quarter of 2021 indicated fewer serious incidents and personal injuries in Equinor compared to the same period last year, but said the number of incidents was still 'too high…

Equinor: Several Factors Behind Faulty Welds on Johan Castberg FPSO Hull

Apr 19, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor last year said that the delivery of an FPSO, being built for the Johan Castberg field development in the Barents Sea, would be delayed after the company discovered issues with the weld quality of the hull of the FPSO under construction in Singapore…

AMS Global to Provide Marine Consultancy Services to Ithaca Energy

Apr 19, 2021

Marine consulting and safety company AMS Global Group has won a marine consultancy services contract with the North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy.The contract award is for three years with two additional optional years. Ithaca Energy…

Express Engineering Opens New Assembly and Test Center in Gateshead

Apr 19, 2021

UK-based subsea equipment specialist Express Engineering has opened its new assembly and test center.The investment in a 48,000 sq. ft. purpose-built center in Gateshead in the North of England is part of the company's broader product strategy to supply assembled and tested actuators…

Cooper Energy Charters Helix's Q7000 Rig for P&A in Australia

Apr 19, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy has hired Helix Energy Solutions' Q7000 light well intervention offshore rig, to support decommissioning work at the company's Basker, Manta and Gummy (BMG) fields in the Gippsland Basin, off Australia…

Two More Deceased Crew Members Recovered from Seacor Power

Apr 18, 2021

Divers recovered two unresponsive crewmembers from the overturned lift boat Seacor Power on Friday, bringing the death count to four with nine still missing after the vessel capsized in extreme weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday…

Second Casualty Recovered from Capsized Lift Boat, 11 Still Missing

Apr 16, 2021

A second unresponsive person has been recovered from the water near a lift boat that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday.A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the person in the water at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday while…

Shell Joins Group Working to Tackle Challenge of Offshore Methane Emissions Monitoring

Apr 16, 2021

Oil and gas giant Shell has joined a multi-operator group driving innovation to tackle the challenge of offshore methane emissions monitoring.Leading this innovation is unmanned aviation business Flylogix, who alongside US gas sensor technology experts SeekOps and supported by OGTC…

Search Continues for 12 Missing from Capsized Lift Boat

Apr 15, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it is still searching for 12 people missing from a lift boat that capsized in extreme weather conditions Tuesday in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Coast Guard vessel and air crews have worked with other local agencies…

BP Suspends Output from Foinaven Fields as Long-Serving FPSO Petrojarl Foinaven Nears End of Life

Apr 15, 2021

British oil major BP has suspended production from the Foinaven fields west of Shetland in the UK, as the long-serving FPSO Petrojarl Foinaven through which the fields are producing oil is nearing the end of its 25-year design life, and will be removed from site…

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