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Tullow Says 58 Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 Offshore Ghana

May 29, 2020

Fifty-eight workers tested positive for COVID-19 at an oil production facility run by Tullow Oil off Ghana's Atlantic coast, the company said in a statement on Friday,Fifty-seven workers tested positive on a support vessel for a floating production and storage (FPSO) unit…

VIDEO: U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Offshore Vessel Worker

May 29, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday medevaced a crewmember from the offshore support vessel RMS Citation approximately seven miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas.Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for…

Heimdal Incident Could Have Been Fatal, Safety Body says

May 28, 2020

Norway's offshore safety authority PSA Norway has completed its investigation into the cylinder burst incident that happened aboard Equinor's Heimdal platform off Norway in November 2019.The incident, in which two workers were seriously injured…

Worker Suffers 'Crushing Injury' During Pipelaying Works off Norway

May 27, 2020

One person suffered a 'crushing injury' earlier this week aboard the North Sea Atlantic offshore vessel working at Lundin Energy's Edvard Grieg field, offshore Norway.The person was flown to hospital by rescue helicopter for treatment following the accident…

Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 at Tubarao Martelo Field in Brazil

May 26, 2020

About 50 workers were infected by the novel coronavirus during an outbreak in recent weeks at a production well owned by Brazilian oil firm Dommo Energia SA, two regulatory sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.The production well…

Offshore Rig Inspection Firm Launches COVID-19 Resilience Audit

May 20, 2020

UK-based rig inspection company Aberdeen Drilling Consultants (ADC) has launched what it calls a 'resilience audit' aimed at helping the global oil and gas industry maintain safe operations by protecting against the spread of COVID-19 on offshore installations…

Five Injured at Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

May 19, 2020

Five people were injured earlier this month while working on the Seaway Heavy Lifting's Seaway Strashnov installation vessel on the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project in the UK.This was confirmed to Offshore Engineer by innogy, the operator of the offshore wind development…

Work Partially Resumes at Moray East OWF after Covid-19 Demobilization

May 13, 2020

Work has partially resumed on the Moray East Offshore Windfarm project in Scotland following the demobilization of the project’s onshore sites announced in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Following the updated guidance from the Scottish Government…

NOPSEMA: Offshore Operators Well Equipped to Deal with COVID-19

May 06, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has said that the offshore oil and gas companies operating in the country are 'are equipped with adequate arrangements for protecting workers from infectious diseases such as COVID-19…

VIDEO: Crane Collapses on Deme Offshore's New Vessel

May 04, 2020

A giant crane collapsed on Saturday on Deme Offshore's flagship offshore vessel Orion at Liebherr's yard in Rostock, Germany, during crane load tests.Deme said Saturday that 'a few persons suffered minor injuries.' Deme Offshore said: 'A serious…

Coronavirus Hits 7 Petrobras Offshore Platforms in Campos basin

Apr 30, 2020

Seven platforms operated by Brazilian oil company Petrobras in the Campos basin have confirmed cases of the coronavirus among its staff, the FUP oil workers union said on Wednesday.The FUP will ask oil industry regulator ANP and health authorities to halt work on the platforms with the most cases…

DNV GL Delivers Offshore Cyber Security Assessment Remotely

Apr 29, 2020

The widescale impact of COVID-19 had not hit when DNV GL Maritime Advisory (DNV GL) was contracted to conduct a cyber security assessment and penetration test for an offshore asset. Before long, however, travel had become a risk, and the parties…

ABS Issues Guidance on How to Properly Sanitize Marine & Offshore Assets

Apr 27, 2020

ABS has launched guidance on sanitizing and decontaminating marine and offshore assets exposed to COVID-19, applicable to commercial and naval vessels, as well as drilling units, production installations and other offshore units.'Response Measures…

Pemex Removing Workers from Offshore Platforms to Limit Spread of Virus

Apr 27, 2020

Mexico has begun removing staff from Gulf of Mexico oil platforms to limit the spread of the coronavirus, leaving essential personnel on board, state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said on Sunday.Pemex said in a statement that workers…

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