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Oil Companies Evacuating U.S. Gulf of Mexico Platforms ahead of Storm

Jun 18, 2021

Chevron Corp and Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Thursday they were withdrawing staff and implementing storm precautions at their U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore facilities ahead of a brewing tropical storm.A weather disturbance over the Gulf…

Safety Watchdog Issues Order to KCA Deutag after Serious Injury on Askeladden Jack-up Rig

Jun 14, 2021

The Norwegian offshore oil industry safety body PSA Norway has completed its investigation of an incident involving a dropped object and serious personal injury that happened on the Askeladden jack-up rig on February 10, 2021, and has issued an order to KCA Deutag Drilling Norge (KCAD)…

Gibb Group to Provide PPE for Vattenfall's 11 Wind Farms in UK

Jun 09, 2021

Energy firm Vattenfall has awarded Norfolk-based Gibb Safety & Survival, part of Gibb Group, a contract to provide protective clothing, safety, and survival equipment to keep workers safe across its eleven UK wind farms.Under the three-year contract…

BSEE Investigating Fatal Incident on GoM Platform

May 26, 2021

The U.S. offshore safety regulator BSEE has formed a panel to investigate a fatal incident that happened earlier this month at a Fieldwood Energy-operated oil platform, in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana.As previously reported, an offshore worker died on Saturday…

NOAA Predicts Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

May 21, 2021

The U.S. government on Thursday forecast an above-normal 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which is already off to an early start with a storm expected to form off Bermuda this week.The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast between three and five major hurricanes…

Israel Orders Chevron to Restart Output from Tamar Offshore Platform

May 21, 2021

Israel's energy ministry has instructed Chevron to restart operations at the offshore Tamar natural gas platform, nine days after it was shut due to unrest in the region, the company said.Production at the Tamar platform, located some 25 kilometers (15…

India Still Searching for Missing Offshore Workers Three Days after Barge Sinking

May 21, 2021

India's army and navy deployed ships and aircraft as they searched for 26 people still missing more than three days after a powerful cyclone sank a barge off the country's west coast, killing 49 people on board.Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to barrel into the west coast in two decades…

Fourteen Die Offshore India After Barge Sinks as Cyclone Batters West Coast

May 19, 2021

Fourteen people have died as a barge sank off India's west coast after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country, authorities said on Wednesday, while Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters to locate scores of other missing personnel…

Cyclone Tauktae: Rescue Op Launched for 81 Offshore Oil Workers after Barge Sinks off Mumbai

May 18, 2021

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 81 missing oil workers and crew whose barge sank in heavy seas following a powerful cyclone that tore up the west coast of the country.Around 180 of those on board the barge were rescued from the water as it sank off Mumbai…

Cyclone Tauktae Hits ONGC Offshore Installations. Three Barges, Drillship Go Adrift

May 18, 2021

ONGC, an Indian oil and gas company, said on Tuesday that cyclone Tauktae, which struck the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai in the early hours of May 17, had impacted three of its barges and one of its drillships, causing them to lose their anchors and drift away…

Near Miss Incident on Hibernia Platform Offshore Canada

May 18, 2021

A near-miss incident occurred last week aboard HMDC's Hibernia platform in the Atlantic Ocean, offshore Canada.Offshore oil and gas regulator Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) said the incident had happened on May 13…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Worker Dies in Incident Aboard Fieldwood's Platform

May 17, 2021

An offshore worker died on Saturday in an accident aboard Fieldwood Energy's U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platform, offshore Louisiana.'We are deeply saddened to confirm that on May 15, 2021, a fatal incident occurred involving a contractor at the…

Chevron Closes Tamar Gas Field off Israeli Coast as Unrest Flares

May 13, 2021

Chevron has shut down the Tamar natural gas platform off the Israeli coast at the instruction of the country's energy ministry, the company said on Wednesday, following the wave of unrest in the region.The Israeli energy ministry said all of…

Equinor to Hire More Staff at Plants Hit By Fires in 2020

May 12, 2021

Fires that crippled two Equinor plants in Norway last year were caused by both technical and human errors, the energy company said on Wednesday, promising to hire and train more staff.A blaze last September at Hammerfest LNG, Europe's only large-scale liquefied natural gas plant…

Malaysia Offshore Rig Sinking: All 101 Crewmembers Brought to Shore Safely

May 06, 2021

All workers from the Naga 7 jack-up drilling rig that sunk off Sarawak earlier this week, have been safely brought to shore, Velesto, the owner of the ill-fated jack-up, said Thursday.The rig had been preparing to start a drilling operation of a subsidiary of the U…

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