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Finland Can't Rule Out 'state actor' Involvement in Pipeline Damage

Oct 12, 2023

Finland can't rule out the possibility that a 'state actor' was involved in damaging a Baltic Sea gas pipeline and a parallel telecoms cable, the Finnish Security Intelligence Service said on Thursday as NATO ministers sat down to talks on the incident…

Nordics, Baltics Tighten Security at Energy Installations after Baltic Sea Pipe Burst

Oct 12, 2023

Norway and Lithuania tightened security at onshore energy installations, following Sunday's gas pipeline gas leak in the Baltic Sea, while Finland recommended energy operators to be more aware of security.On Tuesday, Helsinki said damage caused…

NATO to Respond if Baltic Sea Pipeline Damage Deliberate - Alliance Chief

Oct 11, 2023

NATO will discuss damage to a gas pipeline and data cable running between member states Finland and Estonia, and will mount a 'determined' response if the cause is proven to be a deliberate attack, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday…

Diverse Resources in Desperate Times

Oct 05, 2023

Offshore services vessels are designed for myriad activities in the maritime industry. But as multifunctional assets, they not only offer utilitarian capabilities that are indispensable for commercial diving, subsea construction, mining, and countless other activities…

Ørsted to Deploy Rutter's Wave Prediction Tech on CTVs

Sep 25, 2023

Offshore wind developer Ørsted is deploying Rutter’s wave prediction technology on board selected crew transfer vessels (CTV) worldwide within its contracted fleet to improve the safe transfer of personnel to offshore wind turbines.Roots of the initiative stretch back to 2018…

Failure to Maintain Crane Barge Led to $6 Million Loss

Sep 08, 2023

A barge owner’s lack of inspection and maintenance led to the capsizing and sinking of a crane barge last year in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.The crane barge Ambition was being towed when it capsized and sank on June 15…

Norway's Offshore Safety Watchdog to Change Name

Sep 07, 2023

Norway's offshore oil and gas safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), will change its name on January 1, 2024 to the Norwegian Ocean Industry Safety Authority (Noisa).“This new designation points our way forward,” says director general Anne Myhrvold…

Chevron Evacuates Gulf of Mexico Platforms Ahead of Hurricane Idalia

Aug 29, 2023

U.S. oil producer Chevron on Tuesday said it evacuated staff from three U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production platforms ahead of hurricane Idalia.Idalia was expected to become a major hurricane on Wednesday with sustained winds topping at least…

Storm Brewing in Gulf of Mexico Set to Strengthen

Aug 21, 2023

A storm system brewing in the Gulf of Mexico could strengthen into a named storm as it takes aim at the Texas coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.The system, named Potential Tropical Cyclone 9, was about 480 miles (770 km) east-southeast of Port Mansfield…

VIDEO: Coast Guard Medevacs 71-Year-Old from Offshore Vessel

Aug 04, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday medevaced a 71-year-old man from an offshore supply vessel around 100 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 2:51 a.m. from the…

Close Call at Hibernia Platform: Timber Piece Drops 15 Meters in Lifting Incident

Aug 02, 2023

An incident happened last week that saw a 1.8-kilogram piece of timber fall 15 meters to the deck of an offshore support vessel during lifting operations at HMDC's Hibernia Platform, offshore Canada, in the Atlantic Ocean.Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd…

Add Energy Secures Funding for Blowout Event Research

Jul 20, 2023

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) has awarded well integrity and well control specialist Add Energy USD 354,160 funding to develop a method to standardize blowout event consequence analysis to support consistent risk measurement of unwanted well control events…

Ailing Liftboat Crewmember Medevaced in US Gulf

Jul 17, 2023

An ailing crewmember was medevaced from a liftboat approximately three miles south of Pecan Island, La., Saturday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 1:12 a…

Germany Tells UN: Nord Stream Inquiry Found Subsea Explosive Traces on Yacht

Jul 12, 2023

Germany found traces of subsea explosives in samples taken from a yacht that it suspects 'may have been used to transport the explosives' to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipelines, it told the U.N. Security Council in a letter with Sweden and Denmark…

Equinor's Mongstad Refinery Reduces Output after Lightning Strike

Jul 12, 2023

Equinor has evacuated some staff and reduced output at its Mongstad oil refinery on Norway's west coast after a lightning strike near the plant disrupted power supplies, it said on Wednesday.Mongstad is Equinor's largest refinery with a crude oil and condensate distillation capacity of 226…

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