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Bristow Tallies Multi-year SAR Contract from Equinor

Sep 07, 2022

Offshore helicopter firm Bristow Group announced an award from energy company Equinor to provide search and rescue services offshore at the Johan Sverdrup and Statfjord B platforms, located in the Norwegian North Sea off the west coast of Norway…

S. Korea Shipyards Set to Halt Operations as Typhoon Hinnamnor Approaches

Sep 05, 2022

South Korea issued weather advisories and raised its typhoon alert level on Monday as typhoon Hinnamnor neared, with heavy rain and strong wind already lashing southern parts of the country.The typhoon, travelling northward at a speed of 19 km per hour (12 mph)…

Scientists Detect Second 'Vast' Methane Leak at Pemex Offshore Oil Field in Mexico

Sep 05, 2022

Satellites recorded another large methane leak at an offshore platform belonging to Mexico's Pemex in August, according to exclusive data shared with Reuters, even as pressure mounts on the state oil company to reduce these emissions. Three…

Bulk Carrier Hit Offshore Platform Due to Charting Error, Poor Bridge Resource Management, NTSB Finds

Aug 26, 2022

On January 7, 2021, the dry bulk carrier Ocean Princess struck the uncrewed/out-of-service oil and gas production platform SP-83A while operating 24 miles south of Pilottown, Louisiana. Now, some 19 months later,  the National Transportation…

Near Miss Incident on Hibernia Offshore Platform

Aug 23, 2022

An incident that had the potential for fatality occurred earlier this month on the Hibernia Platform offshore Canada when a 711kg elevated feeder machine bridge adapter plate dropped on a deck. Luckily, there were no injuries.'Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd…

Amid Energy Crisis, EU Plans to Help Gas-rich Mozambique Boost Security

Aug 16, 2022

The European Union is planning a five-fold increase in financial support to an African military mission in Mozambique, an internal EU document shows, as Islamist attacks threaten gas projects meant to reduce the EU's reliance on Russian energy…

Fire Breaks Out Aboard Equinor's Castberg FPSO at Norway Yard

Aug 10, 2022

A fire broke out on Wednesday aboard oil major Equinor's Johan Castberg floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which is under construction at a shipyard in Norway, public broadcaster NRK reported.Workers were evacuated and there were no reports of injuries…

Atlantic Towing PSVs Rescue Crew from Sinking Fishing Vessel

Aug 09, 2022

Two platform supply vessels (PSV) stationed in eastern Canada came to the rescue of a crew from a sinking fishing vessel off the coast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Monday.Atlantic Towing said its PSVs Atlantic Griffon and Atlantic…

Devastating Fire May Force Cuba to Resort to Expensive Floating Oil Storage

Aug 09, 2022

An inferno at Cuba's largest oil storage facility has killed at least one firefighter, injured many more, and threatens to further swell the fuel import bill for the impoverished island nation that relies on foreign oil for everything from transportation to its power grid…

Oil Platform Worker Airlifted Near Southwest Pass

Jul 20, 2022

An oil platform worker was medevaced Wednesday morning approximately 20 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, La.The U.S. Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans received notification at 11:38 p.m. Tuesday from the oil platform…

Gas Leaks Shut Parts of Equinor's Sleipner Offshore Field

Jul 12, 2022

Gas leaks were reported at Equinor's Sleipner offshore field on Monday, leading to the shutdown of parts of the gas field located in the North Sea, offshore Norway.According to Equinor, on Monday morning, gas leaked in a contained area related…

Dräger Marine & Offshore Opens New Aberdeen Facility

Jul 11, 2022

Dräger Marine & Offshore, a provider of marine & offshore safety systems, has opened a new facility measuring almost 2,000 m2 at ABZ Business Park in Dyce, Aberdeen.'The facility allows Dräger Marine & Offshore to stock equipment which is available for hire and deployment straight away…

Black Sea Gas Platform Launched Offshore Romania Despite War Risks

Jun 28, 2022

A new Black Sea offshore gas platform was officially launched off Romania on Tuesday and plans to extract gas despite risks posed by war in Ukraine, including mines detected in waters nearby.The project by Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG), controlled by U…

Norway: Offshore Safety Body Investigating Gas Leak at Statfjord B Platform

May 26, 2022

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), the Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety watchdog, has launched an investigation into an incident involving a gas leak on Equinor-operated Statfjord B platform in the North Sea, off Norway. According to the PSA…

Incident with Gas Cooler Cracks on Equinor's Troll C Platform Could've Caused a Major Gas Leak, PSA Says

May 16, 2022

An investigation by the Norwegian offshore oil and gas industry safety regulator into an incident involving the discovery of cracks in the outer shell of second-stage gas coolers on Equinor's Troll C offshore platform in Norway in October 2021…

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