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Ørsted to Deploy Rutter's Wave Prediction Tech on CTVs

Sep 25, 2023

Offshore wind developer Ørsted is deploying Rutter’s wave prediction technology on board selected crew transfer vessels (CTV) worldwide within its contracted fleet to improve the safe transfer of personnel to offshore wind turbines.Roots of the initiative stretch back to 2018…

Failure to Maintain Crane Barge Led to $6 Million Loss

Sep 08, 2023

A barge owner’s lack of inspection and maintenance led to the capsizing and sinking of a crane barge last year in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.The crane barge Ambition was being towed when it capsized and sank on June 15…

Norway's Offshore Safety Watchdog to Change Name

Sep 07, 2023

Norway's offshore oil and gas safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), will change its name on January 1, 2024 to the Norwegian Ocean Industry Safety Authority (Noisa).“This new designation points our way forward,” says director general Anne Myhrvold…

Storm Brewing in Gulf of Mexico Set to Strengthen

Aug 21, 2023

A storm system brewing in the Gulf of Mexico could strengthen into a named storm as it takes aim at the Texas coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.The system, named Potential Tropical Cyclone 9, was about 480 miles (770 km) east-southeast of Port Mansfield…

VIDEO: Coast Guard Medevacs 71-Year-Old from Offshore Vessel

Aug 04, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday medevaced a 71-year-old man from an offshore supply vessel around 100 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 2:51 a.m. from the…

Close Call at Hibernia Platform: Timber Piece Drops 15 Meters in Lifting Incident

Aug 02, 2023

An incident happened last week that saw a 1.8-kilogram piece of timber fall 15 meters to the deck of an offshore support vessel during lifting operations at HMDC's Hibernia Platform, offshore Canada, in the Atlantic Ocean.Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd…

Add Energy Secures Funding for Blowout Event Research

Jul 20, 2023

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) has awarded well integrity and well control specialist Add Energy USD 354,160 funding to develop a method to standardize blowout event consequence analysis to support consistent risk measurement of unwanted well control events…

Ailing Liftboat Crewmember Medevaced in US Gulf

Jul 17, 2023

An ailing crewmember was medevaced from a liftboat approximately three miles south of Pecan Island, La., Saturday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 1:12 a…

Germany Tells UN: Nord Stream Inquiry Found Subsea Explosive Traces on Yacht

Jul 12, 2023

Germany found traces of subsea explosives in samples taken from a yacht that it suspects 'may have been used to transport the explosives' to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipelines, it told the U.N. Security Council in a letter with Sweden and Denmark…

Equinor's Mongstad Refinery Reduces Output after Lightning Strike

Jul 12, 2023

Equinor has evacuated some staff and reduced output at its Mongstad oil refinery on Norway's west coast after a lightning strike near the plant disrupted power supplies, it said on Wednesday.Mongstad is Equinor's largest refinery with a crude oil and condensate distillation capacity of 226…

Mexico's Pemex to Lose Some 100,000 bpd of Crude this Month after Deadly Platform Fire

Jul 12, 2023

Mexico's state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos will see its crude output reduced by some 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) until the beginning of August after a massive fire on Friday at an offshore platform, a top company source said.The reduced production implies that…

Norway's Safety Watchdog Demands Action from Equinor Mongstad after Worker's Fall from Scaffolding

Jul 11, 2023

Norway's oil and gas industry safety watchdog Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has concluded its investigation into a January 2023 incident at Equinor's onshore processing plant in Mongstad, where a worker fell from scaffolding from a height of 23…

Pemex Estimates Deadly Platform Fire Shut in 700,000 Barrels of Oil

Jul 10, 2023

Mexican oil company Pemex estimates that a deadly fire on a major offshore platform off the southern edge of the Gulf of Mexico has led to the loss of 700,000 barrels of crude oil production so far, while one person remains missing, the CEO of the state company…

VIDEO: Two Dead, One Missing after Fire Tears through Pemex Offshore Oil Platform

Jul 08, 2023

Two workers died and another remained missing after a raging fire broke out early on Friday morning at an offshore platform run by Mexican state oil company Pemex just off the southern edge of the Gulf of Mexico.In posts on Twitter, Pemex said…

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