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Wild Well Upgrades Capping Stack Kit

1 hour ago

Well control and engineering services fir Wild Well Control announced a new contract with Fugro for the provision of blowout preventer (BOP) intervention skids and test units for inclusion in its Subsea Response Kit. As part of the WellCONTAINED subsea capping stack program…

Greece Creating Offshore Emergency Response Plan

10 hours ago

A new Emergency Response Plan for Greece's offshore hydrocarbon installations has been developed through cooperation between Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM) and Lloyd’s Register.The first draft of the plan, which sets the response…

Vietnam, China in South China Sea Standoff

Jul 17, 2019

Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday…

US Gulf Production Restarting After Barry

Jul 15, 2019

U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the more than nearly 74% production shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said.There was 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil production off line in the U…

Storm Slashes US Gulf Oil Output 59%

Jul 12, 2019

Almost 59 percent, or 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Friday…

Near Miss on the Terra Nova FPSO

Jul 10, 2019

Canada's offshore safety regulator said it is monitoring Suncor Energy’s continued investigation into a potentially fatal incident on board the Terra Nova floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) that occurred on June 24.The incident…

Storm Forces US Gulf Platform Evacuations

Jul 10, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp and Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Wednesday joined several other U.S. oil producers withdrawing staff from deepwater platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as what could be a major storm gathered.The withdrawals helped push U.S. oil futures up 3…

Thought Leadership: Class & Regulations

Jul 09, 2019

Senior representatives from “thought leaders” ABS, DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register weigh in on some of the top class and regulatory issues facing the offshore industry today, from decommissioning and decarbonization to cyber security, unmanned surface vessels and beyond…

Atlantic Offshore Get Extension for 3 ERRVs

Jul 09, 2019

Norway-based Atlantic Offshore, a provider of safety and support at sea, announced that it has received contract extensions for three of its emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs).The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) UK has declared a 9 month option for Ocean Osprey…

Esvagt Eyes Offshore Wind with New Hire

Jul 03, 2019

Esvagt, provider of emergency rescue and response vessels and related services to the offshore energy industry, said it has appointed a new head of business development to lead a push into new services, including in offshore wind.The Danish…

Shell Says Two Killed in GoM Platform Accident

Jul 01, 2019

Two people were killed at Royal Dutch Shell's Auger tension leg platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning while testing mandatory safety equipment, the company said on Monday.'One other non-life-threatening injury was sustained…

Oil Prices Jump 2% After Tanker Attacks

Jun 13, 2019

Oil prices settled 2.2% higher on Thursday after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude trade flows through one of the world's key shipping routes.The attacks near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz reignited…

Nucore Adds Modular Doors Division

Jun 10, 2019

Aberdeen-based Nucore Group said it has established a new division that will offer a range of fire and blast door installation, maintenance services. In line with the expansion, the group has appointed Brian Wallace as Offshore Door Services Manager…

Vessel Strikes Statfjord A, Staff Evacuated

Jun 07, 2019

Oil workers have been evacuated from the Statfjord A platform in the North Sea after it was struck by a platform supply vessel (PSV), Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor said on Friday.The platform was not producing when it was struck by the…

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