Offshore Engineer Safety & Security News


Two Offshore Workers Charged over U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills

Jan 20, 2021

Two Fieldwood Energy LLC oil workers face federal criminal charges for allegedly separately allowing crude oil spills from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms to avoid required shutdowns.The two were indicted Tuesday for spills in 2015 and 2018…

Two Die in Incident Aboard BW Offshore FPSO in Ivory Coast

Jan 15, 2021

Two people died Thursday in an incident aboard BW Offshore's FPSO Espoir Ivoirien, offshore the Ivory Coast, the FPSO owner has informed.'At 13:30 local time today, an incident occurred whilst work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard…

Henriksen's New Liferaft Hook Enters Production

Jan 12, 2021

Norway-based Henriksen Hooks said its new Liferaft Release Hook into full production following completion of a prolonged testing program.Now available globally, the new crane hook has been especially developed for launching inflated liferafts…

Puradigm Technology for COVID-19 Mitigation on Rigs & Ships

Dec 24, 2020

In the quest to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 on offshore rigs and ships, Mako Industries sells and installs a new technology – Puradigm – which offers promise.

Esvagt SOV Rescues Injured Fishermen in the North Sea

Dec 23, 2020

Last Tuesday, the crew of the service operations vessel (SOV) Esvagt Njord helped save seven fishermen in distress near the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K. North Sea.Esvagt Njord is a wind turbine ship assisting Equinor in the operation…

Norway: Fire Shuts Tjeldbergodden Plant

Dec 03, 2020

A fire at Norway's Tjeldbergodden industrial facility on Wednesday triggered an evacuation of staff and the shutdown of Europe's largest methanol plant and a gas processing terminal, state-controlled oil firm Equinor said.A photo published by…

'Multiple and Complex' Causes Behind Oseberg B Worker Injury. Breaches of Regulations Found, Too

Nov 19, 2020

The Norwegian oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has found 'multiple complex' factors that led to a worker injury on Equinor's Oseberg B platform, off Norway, in April this year, when a worker fell from a height of 3.6 in an accident that could have been fatal…

Oil Firms Boost Nigeria Security as Protests, Job Cuts Stoke Tension

Nov 18, 2020

Oil companies have asked security services to tighten surveillance as violent anti-police brutality protests and the expected sacking of hundreds of workers worsen desperation in the region, industry sources told Reuters.Already unemployment…

Inadequate Preload Procedure Caused Liftboat to Overturn -NTSB

Nov 17, 2020

An inadequate preload procedure was found to have led to the overturning of a liftboat in the Gulf of Mexico in September 2019, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed in an accident brief report on Tuesday.The accident occurred while the self-propelled…

ABS Launches Infectious Disease Mitigation Notation

Nov 10, 2020

A new notation and new guidance launched by ABS amid the COVID-19 pandemic aims to help marine and offshore operators reduce transmission of disease, the classification society said Tuesday.The ABS Guide for Mitigation of Infectious Disease…

New Report Examines Offshore Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues

Nov 04, 2020

Offshore lifting hoists and chains solutions provider William Hackett has published an industry report aiming to help minimize the risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE) and Stress Induced Corrosion Cracking (SICC). The report includes guidance on material choices used in topside and subsea lifts…

OP/ED: U.S. Offshore Energy No Longer An “Either/Or” Proposition

Nov 03, 2020

Under the Trump Administration, Americans have enjoyed the benefits of consecutive increases of record-high oil production from the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for 2018-2019. During this same time period, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental…

Malaysia: Petronas Launches Investigation into Fatal Offshore Incident

Oct 29, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas giant said Thursday it was investigating the cause behind the incident that happened earlier this week when the Dayang Topaz offshore vessel crashed into its platform at the Baram field, off Sarawak.'A thorough assessment of the platform structures is being carried out…

Malaysia: Two Dead After Offshore Vessel Rams into Oil Platform

Oct 27, 2020

Two crew of a Malaysian offshore support vessel died on Tuesday after their ship hit a [platform] operated by state oil firm Petronas off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island.The Dayang Topaz rammed into the Baram B oil platform after its anchor cable broke in bad weather…

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