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Nine Injured on Noble Drillship During Ida

Sep 02, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating damage to a Noble Corp drillship hit by Hurricane Ida while operating in the Gulf of Mexico, a spokesperson said on Thursday.Nine crew members suffered minor injuries when the storm hit on Sunday, Noble said…

Shell Stops Offshore Crew Changes from Hurricane-hit Heliport in Louisiana

Sep 02, 2021

Shell said its crew-change heliport in Houma, Louisiana, sustained 'significant damage' as a result of Hurricane Ida and that it would halt crew changes to and from its sites until a temporary heliport is established.The company said it is still assessing assets that were in the path of the storm…

U.S. Offshore Oil Firms Eye New Bases after Storm Damages Key Hub in Louisiana

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore energy companies have started searching for new bases away from Louisiana's devastated ports as oil and gas companies launch efforts to resume their Gulf of Mexico operations.Port Fourchon, a key hub for the offshore industry, was slammed…

Noble Drillship Damaged by Hurricane Ida

Sep 01, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it is responding to a drillship that reportedly sustained damage as Hurricane Ida ripped through the Gulf of Mexico and into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm.The agency said it was notified during the storm…

First Look at Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Finds No Major Damage after Hurricane

Sep 01, 2021

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the largest deepwater oil import and export terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast, has found no major damages to its marine operations during an initial review [of the impact of the hurricane Ida], but operations remain offline as assessments continue…

Hurricane Ida: Output Still Shut on Chevron's GOM Platforms

Sep 01, 2021

Chevron Corp on Tuesday said production remains shut in at its Chevron-operated Gulf of Mexico platforms due to Hurricane Ida.The Fourchon terminal and Empire terminal and their related pipeline systems are also shut in, the company said in a note…

VIKING Launches In-Tower Evacuation Kit for Offshore Wind Turbine Workers

Aug 31, 2021

Maritime and offshore safety equipment maker VIKING Life-saving Equipment has launched a self-contained evacuation kit for offshore wind turbine service technicians. The company said the kit is easily accessible and stored in the wind turbine tower…

Floods, Outages Slow Oil Companies' Efforts to Restart after Hurricane Ida

Aug 31, 2021

Widespread flooding from Hurricane Ida and power outages slowed efforts on Tuesday by energy firms to assess damages at oil production facilities, ports, and refineries.Nearly all of Louisiana lost electrical power on Monday after one of the…

Hurricane Ida: Some 95% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Output Still Shut

Aug 31, 2021

Oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Monday remained largely halted in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, with 1.72 million barrels of output suspended, according to offshore regulator the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)…

Hurricane Ida Shuts 96% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Crude Output

Aug 29, 2021

Energy firms on Sunday had suspended 1.74 million barrels per day of oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), as Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm…

Oil Firms Race to Complete Gulf of Mexico Evacuations as Major Storm Approaches

Aug 27, 2021

U.S. oil and gas companies on Friday raced to complete evacuations from offshore Gulf of Mexico platforms as Tropical Storm Ida advanced towards oilfields that provide 17% of the nation's oil production.The storm early Friday was about 50 miles…

US Offshore Oil Workers Flee as Storm Approaches Gulf of Mexico

Aug 26, 2021

U.S. energy companies on Thursday began airlifting workers from Gulf of Mexico oil production platforms and moved vessels from the path of what could become a devastating hurricane by the weekend.A storm is brewing in the Caribbean Sea and is…

Gas Leak May Have Caused Offshore Platform Fire, Pemex CEO Says

Aug 26, 2021

A deadly weekend fire at an offshore platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico operated by Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) could have been caused by a gas leak, Pemex's chief executive said on Wednesday.Five workers were killed…

Fitch: Platform Fire Puts Dent in Pemex's Output Plans

Aug 25, 2021

A deadly accident on an offshore platform belonging to Mexican state oil company Pemex 'may slow' the company's production growth rate, ratings agency Fitch said in a statement on Tuesday, after officials confirmed a sharp hit to output.The…

Offshore Platform Fire: Pemex Expects to Resume Oil Output on August 30

Aug 25, 2021

Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) expects to resume by Aug. 30 all oil production shut down by a deadly fire on an offshore platform, the firm's chief executive said on Tuesday.Five workers were killed, two are missing and six…

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