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Offshore Worker Injured During Lifeboat Winch Load Testing at Hebron Platform

Aug 24, 2021

An offshore worker got injured last Friday on the Avalon Sea offshore support vessel while supporting operations on ExxonMobil's Hebron platform in the Atlantic Ocean, offshore Canada.He was injured while supporting activities associated with lifeboat winch load testing on the Hebron Platform…

U.S. Oil Firms to Require from Workers to Get Vaccinated

Aug 24, 2021

U.S. energy companies are moving to require that employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations as infection rates rise across the United States and health surveys show that energy workers remain among those most reluctant to get inoculations.Calls…

Five Dead, Six Injured in Pemex Offshore Platform Fire

Aug 24, 2021

Five workers were killed and six injured in Sunday's fire on an offshore platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico operated by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) that cut about a quarter of Mexico's oil production, the company said on Monday.The fire…

Report: Chevron Starts COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates

Aug 23, 2021

Oil major Chevron Corp has begun requiring some employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and is evaluating mandates throughout its entire workforce, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter.Chevron is now requiring expatriate employees…

One Dead, Five Missing as Fire Erupts on Pemex Offshore Platform

Aug 23, 2021

One person died and five went missing after a fire broke out Sunday on a Pemex offshore platform in the Campeche Bay, Mexico.The fire broke out at the E-Ku-A2 platform at Pemex's Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field at 3:10 pm Sunday and was brought under control an hour later…

Viking Launches Lifejacket for Offshore Energy Industry Workers

Aug 11, 2021

Safety equipment firm Viking Life-Saving Equipment has launched a new lifejacket for the oil & gas and wind energy market.The inflatable lifejacket, named the VIKING YouSafeTM Vanguard, has been developed after to meet (275N) offshore industry standards…

Seacor Power Capsizing: Public Hearing Scheduled for Aug. 2

Jul 30, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard will next week hold a formal public hearing to consider evidence related to the April 2021 capsizing of the liftboat Seacor Power and the death of 13 of its 19 crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico.The Seacor Power liftboat capsized…

VIDEO: Jack-up Unit Tilts Off China. Four Missing

Jul 26, 2021

Four people fell into the sea and went missing after an offshore construction unit tilted off the coast of Huzhou City, China, CGTN, a Chinese state-backed news website, said Monday.According to CGTN, there were 65 people on board when the incident took place…

DNV Verifies Ultrasound Testing Method for Fire Foam on Vessels, Offshore Structures

Jul 15, 2021

Classification society DNV has verified Survitec's fire foam testing process onboard maritime vessels or offshore structures.Survival technology specialist Survitec said its new Produced Foam Live Test method uses ultrasound technology to verify the effectiveness of fire-fighting foam…

Piper Alpha, is It an ‘If’ or a ‘When’ It Happens Again?

Jul 08, 2021

In this article Head of HSES at the specialist engineering and technical consultancy, Vysus Group, Steve Harris reflects on one of the most tragic industrial incidents that the world has ever seen which unfolded on the evening of 6th July 1988…

No Environmental Damage from Gulf of Mexico Fire, Pemex Says

Jul 06, 2021

Just days after a video of a massive ocean surface blaze near a Pemex oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico went viral, Mexico's national oil company has declared that environmental damage was avoided due to quick action by its workers.The July 2 blaze…

Report: SOCAR Says Platforms Safe after Fire Offshore

Jul 05, 2021

Azerbaijan’s state energy company, SOCAR, said on Sunday its offshore gas platforms in the Caspian Sea were safe after media reports of a large fire in the area.Videos and photos published online showed smoke rising above the sea off the coast…

VIDEO: 'Eye of fire' Near Offshore Platform in Mexico Extinguished

Jul 03, 2021

A fire on the ocean surface west of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula early on Friday has been extinguished, state oil company Pemex said, blaming a gas leak from an underwater pipeline for sparking the blaze captured in videos that went viral.Bright…

Ailing Crewman Medevaced from Accommodation Barge off Puerto Rico

Jun 29, 2021

An ailing crewmember was medevaced from a 400-foot accommodation barge Monday, approximately 140 nautical miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from the DB Superior…

Vår Energi Awards Five-year HSSEQ Deals to Five Suppliers in Norway

Jun 28, 2021

Norwegian offshore oil and gas company Vår Energi on Monday said it had awarded HSSEQ (Health Safety Security Environment and Quality) services contracts to five local suppliers.The contracts have been awarded to DNV AS, Proactima AS, ResQ Holding AS…

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