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Norway: Offshore Safety Body Investigating Gas Leak at Statfjord B Platform

May 26, 2022

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), the Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety watchdog, has launched an investigation into an incident involving a gas leak on Equinor-operated Statfjord B platform in the North Sea, off Norway. According to the PSA…

Incident with Gas Cooler Cracks on Equinor's Troll C Platform Could've Caused a Major Gas Leak, PSA Says

May 16, 2022

An investigation by the Norwegian offshore oil and gas industry safety regulator into an incident involving the discovery of cracks in the outer shell of second-stage gas coolers on Equinor's Troll C offshore platform in Norway in October 2021…

Probe Launched After 32-tonne Slip Joint Drops on Vessel and Into Sea from Deepsea Atlantic Rig

May 11, 2022

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has launched an investigation into a lifting incident that happened on the Deepsea Atlantic offshore drilling rig on Sunday, May 8. 'While hoisting a 32-tonne slip joint from a vessel to Deepsea Atlantic…

BW Offshore Says Fatal Incident in Indian Yard Not Related to Its FPSOs

Apr 27, 2022

Oslo-listed FPSO leasing company BW Offshore said Wednesday a fatal incident had occurred in the Priya Blue shipyard in India, but that it was not related to ongoing recycling of former BW Offshore FPSOs at the yard.BW Offshore said in February…

Saipem Shares Possible Cause of Crane Vessel Tilting Incident in Norway

Apr 14, 2022

Italian energy services company Saipem, whose Saipem 7000 crane vessel with 275 people aboard tilted in a fjord in Norway on Thursday morning, released a statement on Thursday evening, confirming the incident had occurred, and sharing preliminary info on the likely cause…

'Lifting Incident' - Saipem's Giant Crane Vessel Tilts in Norway with 275 People Aboard

Apr 14, 2022

Saipem 7000 - File Photo - Credit:Saipem Saipem 7000, Saipem's giant semi-submersible crane vessel, tilted in a fjord in Norway with 275 people aboard, the Norwegian news website vg.no has reported.According to the website, which cited eyewitness accounts…

Accuweather Sees Two to Four Hurricanes Hitting U.S. Gulf of Mexico in 2022

Apr 06, 2022

Privately-held Accuweather Inc forecasts 2022 will be the seventh straight above-average Atlantic hurricane season seeing the formation of between three and five major hurricanes with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour (178 kph)…

Workers Evacuated after Fire Breaks Out on North Sea FPSO

Apr 04, 2022

A fire broke out in a store room at the Petrojarl Foinaven, located at BP's Foinaven field, west of Shetland, on Saturday, prompting an evacuation of non-essential staff, BP has confirmed to Offshore Engineer.'BP is working with [Petrojarl Foinaven]…

Canada: Two Near Miss Incidents Reported on Hibernia Offshore Platform In March

Mar 25, 2022

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) said Friday that a near-miss incident had occurred on March 20 aboard the Hibernia platform, offshore Canada.'Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC) has reported that on March 20…

TenneT: No Major Damage to HKZ Jacket after Cargo Ship Allision. Topside Installation Imminent

Mar 24, 2022

TenneT's investigation has shown that there is no major damage to the HKZ Beta jacket in the Dutch North Sea which was hit by a drifting bulk carrier in a storm in January. This means that the 3,950t topside can be installed on the jacket as planned…

Equinor Ramping Up Output at Snorre B Platform after Earthquake

Mar 22, 2022

Norway's Equinor is ramping up production at its Snorre B platform in the North Sea after shutting it down earlier on Monday following an earthquake, the company told Reuters.'We started on this actually a couple of hours ago already, so we're…

Equinor Shuts North Sea Oil Platform After Earthquake

Mar 21, 2022

Norway's Equinor has shut its Snorre B oil platform as a precautionary measure following an earthquake in the North Sea, the company said on Monday.It was not yet clear when Snorre B, which produces between 30,000-35,000 barrels per day of oil…

North Star Reels In More Than $133.7M in ERRV Contracts

Mar 03, 2022

UK-based offshore vessel owner North Star has said it has recently secured new Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) contracts totaling more than £100 million (around $133.7 million).Under the contracts, North Star said it would support…

Dropsafe Expands Helideck Perimeter Safety Net Range

Mar 02, 2022

After last year's launch of the Helideck Perimeter Safety Net range designed to protect offshore workers and equipment from falling, offshore safety equipment maker Dropsafe has expanded its offering. 'Dropsafe now offers two different versions of the Net…

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