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VIKING Teams Up with Heliservice for US Offshore Wind Services

Apr 17, 2024

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed a strategic agreement with HeliService USA to supply it with certified personal protective equipment to uphold offshore wind industry safety standards along the U.S. East Coast.Building on enduring relations between the companies…

Two Injured, Five Missing as Fire Breaks Out at Perenco’s Platform Offshore Gabon

Mar 21, 2024

Oil and gas company Perenco has reported an incident involving fire on its Perenco Becuna platform offshore Gabon.The incident took place on March 20, 2024 at approximately 15.25 (Gabon time).Initial reports indicate two persons have been injured and five are currently missing…

Europe's Offshore Wind Power Goal Hits New Snag: Security

Oct 26, 2023

As Europe turns to renewable sources to diversify energy supplies away from Russian oil and gas, a peaceful marine scene conceals a billion-dollar security headache.Rising above the Baltic Sea less than 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of Denmark…

Fire Breaks Out at Pemex Offshore Platform at Cantarell Complex - Source

Jul 07, 2023

A fire broke out early Friday morning at the Nohoch-A offshore platform run by Mexican state oil company Pemex at the Cantarell complex, a source at the company said.Pemex has sent four vessels to extinguish the fire and is preparing to receive potentially injured workers at a nearby hospital…

UN Fails to Raise Funds to Remove Oil from Decaying Tanker Off Yemen's Coast

May 05, 2023

The United Nations on Thursday fell far short of raising the money it needs for an operation to salvage 1.1 million barrels of oil from a decaying vessel moored off Yemen's coast and avert an environmental disaster.U.N. officials have been warning…

EU Plans Annual Naval Exercise to Protect Subsea Pipelines, Cables, and Offshore Wind Farms

Mar 10, 2023

The European Union wants to hold joint naval exercises as part of plans to step up its efforts to protect critical infrastructure at sea, the EU environment policy chief said.Concerns about security threats to Europe's maritime infrastructure…

Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Four Missing from Helicopter that Crashed Near Gulf of Mexico Platform

Dec 30, 2022

The Coast Guard called off its search for four passengers onboard a downed helicopter about 10 miles off the coast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.At around 8:40 a.m., Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders got a call from…

Nord Stream Operator Seeks Permits to Start Damage Assessment of Pipeline

Sep 30, 2022

Nord Stream AG, the operator of the Russia-led Nord Stream 1 offshore gas pipeline, said on Thursday it intended to start assessing the damage to the pipeline as soon as it receives necessary official permits.It said access to the area of incidents…

Norway to Boost Security at Oil and Gas Installations

Sep 28, 2022

Norway on Wednesday was beefing up security throughout its oil and gas sector to protect against possible sabotage after several countries said two Russian pipelines to Europe spewing gas into the Baltic had been attacked.A military expert warned that the security of the Nordic country's oil sector…

Mexican Regulator Has No Record of Pemex Reporting Methane Leak

Sep 27, 2022

Mexico's environmental regulator has no records of state oil company Pemex reporting a methane leak last December at the country's top oil field, according to the regulator's response to a freedom of information request filed by Reuters.'There…

Ocean Ranger Sinking: 40th Anniversary of Canada's Worst Offshore Accident

Feb 15, 2022

Today marks 40 years since 84 men lost their lives when the semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit “Ocean Ranger” sank in what was one of the worst offshore accidents in Canadian history. The Ocean Ranger was drilling an exploration…

Installed on OSV, Survitec's Seahaven Evacuation System Passes Heavy Weather Trials

Feb 02, 2022

Seahaven Advanced Evacuation System , developed by the UK-based marine safety and survival solutions provider Survitec, has successfully passed heavy weather sea trials (HWST), deployed from the offshore support vessel EDT Jane.According to Survitec…

Review of Impact of Hurricane Ida on Titan Platform to Take Days, Equinor Says

Aug 31, 2021

Norway's Equinor said on Monday it will take days for the energy company to have 'a clear picture' of Hurricane Ida's impact on its Titan oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Some oil companies have started aerial evaluations to evaluate…

Pemex Restarts Output Suspended Due to Offshore platform Fire

Aug 31, 2021

Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said on Monday that it has resumed 421,000 barrels per day in oil production and brought back online 125 wells following a deadly fire at an offshore platform on Aug. 22.The accident in the…

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