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Insurgents Seize Port Near Total's Mozambique LNG Project

Aug 12, 2020

Islamist insurgents have captured a heavily-defended port in the far northern Mozambique town of Mocimboa da Praia, close to the site of natural gas projects worth some $60 billion, local media reported on Wednesday.It was one of several attacks…

NOAA Raises Predicted Number of Tropical Storms to Record High

Aug 06, 2020

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday predicted up to 16 more named tropical storms this year, to as many as 25, the highest in the agency's history.The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which began on June 1…

Pirates Attack Another Offshore Vessel in Mexico

Jul 27, 2020

An offshore supply vessel was reportedly attacked offshore Mexico on Friday, July 24, in an incident that was described as a 'violent armed boarding and robbery of personal belongings.'The maritime safety intelligence company Dryad said Monday…

VIDEO: Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Knocks Off Jack-Up Vessel's Gangway

Jul 27, 2020

A video has emerged online showing a wind turbine blade knocking an offshore installation vessel's gangway into the sea.The incident happened on July 2, at the under-construction Otary-operated SeaMade wind farm offshore Belgium, with no injuries to personnel reported…

Hibernia Platform Output Still Shut after Leak

Jul 22, 2020

Production from the giant Hibernia oil platform in the Atlantic Ocean offshore Canada remained shut on Tuesday after an accidental spill of produced water into the ocean.Produced water is a mixture of seawater from the reservoir, seawater used in injection…

Canada: Hibernia Oil Platform Shuts Output after Leak

Jul 21, 2020

The Hibernia oil platform in Canada was shut after a leakage of drilling and production fluids, the Hibernia Management and Development Co (HMDC) said late Monday.Hibernia sits roughly 315 km (200 miles) east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador…

Shipments Resume from Pemex FPSO After Collision

Jul 19, 2020

An oil production and storage vessel operated by Mexican state oil firm Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico has resumed crude shipments after a tanker collision halted exports earlier this month, according to a person with knowledge of the matter and data from Refinitiv Eikon…

InterDam and Van Dam Merge

Jul 16, 2020

InterDam and Van Dam, the two Dutch firms specializing in manufacturing fire and explosion resistant products, have agreed to merge and continue under one name - InterDam.The deal was agreed on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The integration of both…

Crew Kidnappings Soar in West Africa

Jul 15, 2020

Crew kidnappings and violent attacks on vessels in the oil-rich West Africa region have soared in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest piracy report…

Brazil's Offshore Oil Workers Chilled by Coronavirus Outbreaks

Jul 13, 2020

On Friday, May 1, two workers on the PXA-1 offshore platform owned by Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras checked into the facility's infirmary complaining of headaches and fever-like symptoms.Another Petrobras employee fell visibly ill the following day…

Venezuela Oil Minister El Aissami Tests Positive for COVID-19

Jul 13, 2020

Venezuelan oil minister Tareck El Aissami has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Twitter on Friday, a day after the leader of the socialist party, Diosdado Cabello, tested positive for the virus as well.El Aissami, named to the position this year…

'Autonomous Guard Vessel' Concept Unveiled

Jul 08, 2020

A new offshore guard vessel concept aims to be smaller, lighter and more efficient than most of the vessels used to protect offshore operations currently. It will also be completely unmanned and autonomous.The so-called Autonomous Guard Vessel…

TSG Marine Bringing Rapid Sanitization System Offshore

Jul 07, 2020

UK-based offshore engineering company TSG Marine is working to bring Zoono, a revolutionary molecular layer that kills microbes for up to 30 days on sprayed surfaces, to offshore oil and gas platforms, in an effort to reduce COVID-19 infection risk…

On this Day in 1988: Offshore Industry's Deadliest Disaster

Jul 06, 2020

Thirty-two years ago, on July 6, 1988, one of the offshore oil and gas industry's worst-ever disasters struck  - the explosion of the Piper Alpha platform in the UK North Sea. To this day, the disaster is the worst ever in the industry by the numbers of lives-lost…

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