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Storms Shut More than Half of Oil Production in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Aug 24, 2020

Crude oil prices remained steady on Monday as storms closed in on the Gulf of Mexico, shutting more than half the region's oil production, although prices were capped by ongoing concerns about fuel demand being sapped by coronavirus lockdowns…

Offshore Evacuations Begin as Storms Take Aim at Gulf of Mexico

Aug 21, 2020

BP and Shell on Friday said they had begun evacuating offshore oil facilities as two tropical cyclones head toward the U.S Gulf of Mexico, with the already active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season heating up further.BP said it had begun the process…

Two Storms Head for US Gulf in Rare Hurricane Season Event

Aug 21, 2020

A pair of tropical cyclones forecast to become hurricanes early next week are headed for the U.S. Gulf Coast and will spin over the Gulf's warm waters simultaneously, a rare weather event that could cause massive disruption as they make landfall…

Two Persons Airlifted from Equinor Platform after Switchboard Room Incident

Aug 20, 2020

Two persons were airlifted this week from Equinor's Statfjord B platform off Norway after having been exposed to smoke following a short circuit in a switchboard room.The Norwegian oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has started an investigation…

Insurgents Seize Port Near Total's Mozambique LNG Project

Aug 12, 2020

Islamist insurgents have captured a heavily-defended port in the far northern Mozambique town of Mocimboa da Praia, close to the site of natural gas projects worth some $60 billion, local media reported on Wednesday.It was one of several attacks…

Nigeria: FPSO Workers Released after Kidnapping

Aug 07, 2020

Offshore workers kidnapped from an FPSO offshore Nigeria in an armed pirate attack in July, have been released, the owner of the floating production unit said Friday.In an incident that occurred on July 2, nine Nigerian crew members aboard the BW Offshore-owned Sendje Berge FPSO were kidnapped…

NOAA Raises Predicted Number of Tropical Storms to Record High

Aug 06, 2020

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday predicted up to 16 more named tropical storms this year, to as many as 25, the highest in the agency's history.The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which began on June 1…

Pirates Attack Another Offshore Vessel in Mexico

Jul 27, 2020

An offshore supply vessel was reportedly attacked offshore Mexico on Friday, July 24, in an incident that was described as a 'violent armed boarding and robbery of personal belongings.'The maritime safety intelligence company Dryad said Monday…

VIDEO: Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Knocks Off Jack-Up Vessel's Gangway

Jul 27, 2020

A video has emerged online showing a wind turbine blade knocking an offshore installation vessel's gangway into the sea.The incident happened on July 2, at the under-construction Otary-operated SeaMade wind farm offshore Belgium, with no injuries to personnel reported…

Hibernia Platform Output Still Shut after Leak

Jul 22, 2020

Production from the giant Hibernia oil platform in the Atlantic Ocean offshore Canada remained shut on Tuesday after an accidental spill of produced water into the ocean.Produced water is a mixture of seawater from the reservoir, seawater used in injection…

Canada: Hibernia Oil Platform Shuts Output after Leak

Jul 21, 2020

The Hibernia oil platform in Canada was shut after a leakage of drilling and production fluids, the Hibernia Management and Development Co (HMDC) said late Monday.Hibernia sits roughly 315 km (200 miles) east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador…

Shipments Resume from Pemex FPSO After Collision

Jul 19, 2020

An oil production and storage vessel operated by Mexican state oil firm Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico has resumed crude shipments after a tanker collision halted exports earlier this month, according to a person with knowledge of the matter and data from Refinitiv Eikon…

InterDam and Van Dam Merge

Jul 16, 2020

InterDam and Van Dam, the two Dutch firms specializing in manufacturing fire and explosion resistant products, have agreed to merge and continue under one name - InterDam.The deal was agreed on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The integration of both…

Crew Kidnappings Soar in West Africa

Jul 15, 2020

Crew kidnappings and violent attacks on vessels in the oil-rich West Africa region have soared in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest piracy report…

Brazil's Offshore Oil Workers Chilled by Coronavirus Outbreaks

Jul 13, 2020

On Friday, May 1, two workers on the PXA-1 offshore platform owned by Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras checked into the facility's infirmary complaining of headaches and fever-like symptoms.Another Petrobras employee fell visibly ill the following day…

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