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BP Evacuates North Sea Platform After Power Issue

Feb 19, 2020

British oil major BP on Tuesday evacuated workers from its ETAP platform in the UK North Sea, following an issue with power generation.The oil company has removed 63 non-essential workers from the ETAP platform. It suspended production on Tuesday while working to resolve the issue…

Report: Crane Boom Falls on North Sea Jack-Up Rig

Feb 17, 2020

A crane boom reportedly collapsed Friday morning aboard the Valaris 120 jack-up drilling rig in the UK North Sea, luckily causing no harm to the crew.A rig workers' community page on Facebook called The Rig Worker's Rant released a photo apparently…

North Sea Oil Worker Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Feb 17, 2020

A North Sea oil worker who had developed what were believed to be new coronavirus symptoms has tested negative.The worker, a crewmember on Taqa’s Tern Alpha platform, was reported to have had “minor symptoms after returning recently from holiday in Thailand…

Proposed Bill Calls for More Transparency with Offshore Incidents

Jan 31, 2020

U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin, a Democratic representative from Virginia, has introduced legislation that would require offshore oil and gas operators to report failures of critical safety systems directly to the Secretary of the Interior…

ABS Awarded $2.1 Mln for Safety Research

Jan 29, 2020

ABS announced on Wednesday it has been awarded more than $2.1 million for two projects focused on strengthening safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry.The money from the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences…

Norway: Regulator Spots Irregularities Aboard West Bollsta Rig

Jan 22, 2020

The Norwegian offshore safety regulators have found irregularities aboard the recently delivered West Bollsta offshore rig.The rig is owned by Northern Drilling's spin-off Northern Ocean, and managed by Seadrill. The regulator, PSA Norway, carried out an audit late in November 2019…

Suncor Ordered to Install Fall Protection Systems on FPSO

Jan 16, 2020

The Canadian offshore safety regulator for Newfoundland and Labrador C-NLOPB has ordered oil company Suncor to install fall-protection systems on ladders aboard its Terra Nova FPSO.The order comes two weeks after a worker aboard Suncor's Terra…

Three Injured in Pemex Platform Fire

Jan 08, 2020

Three people were injured in a fire on a platform run by Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) on Tuesday, the company said, briefly leading to the evacuation of the rig.The fire broke out on the Akal-C6 platform in the Sound of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico…

Worker Injured on Terra Nova FPSO

Dec 31, 2019

A worker was injured on the Terra Nova floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) offshore Canada's East Coast, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) said on Monday.On Sunday night, operator Suncor…

Regulator Orders Terra Nova FPSO Shutdown

Dec 20, 2019

The oil regulator for the Atlantic Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador has ordered a production shutdown by Suncor Energy's offshore Terra Nova site, finding the company was not compliant with required inspections and repairs.Terra Nova…

Equinor Inks Safety and Automation Deals

Dec 16, 2019

A new compensation format will help improve efficiency asEquinor said it has awarded framework agreements to five suppliers to provide safety and automation systems for the company’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and onshore plants in Norway…

Coast Guard Ends Search for Crashed Helicopter

Dec 10, 2019

The mission to locate two people missing from a helicopter that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico has been called off, the US Coast Guard said on Monday evening.Air and boat crews were unable to find the downed aircraft and passengers after scouring more than 4…

Helicopter Missing in the US Gulf

Dec 09, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is searching by air and sea for two people aboard an overdue helicopter believed to have crashed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The Coast Guard said its watchstanders received a report at 10:37 a.m. on Saturday from the helicopter's owner…

Njord A Lifeboats Feature Electric Propulsion

Dec 03, 2019

VIKING has secured a contract from Kværner AS to deliver three VIKING Norsafe E-GES 52 electric free-fall lifeboats and compatible davits, in a significant advance for electric propulsion. The contract, part of the upgrade of Equinor’s Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea…

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