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Chevron Suspends Production at Thai Oil Field after Fatal Accident

Mar 20, 2023

Production at the Benchamas oil field in the Gulf of Thailand was suspended immediately after an accident last week and remains offline, U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp said in a statement on Monday.The announcement comes after an accident last…

NATO's Stoltenberg, EU's von der Leyen Travel to North Sea Platform

Mar 17, 2023

The heads of NATO and the European Commission flew on Friday to a North Sea platform bigger than the Eiffel Tower in a visit underlining Norway's importance for gas supplies since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.The Troll A platform extracts gas from Norway's biggest gas field…

Multiple Failures Led to Pacific Khamsin Drillship Fatality

Mar 16, 2023

Multiple training and personnel safety failures led to a 2020 worker casualty on board the Pacific Khamsin drillship in the Gulf of Mexico, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said in a recent report..A rig crewmember was killed on August 23…

Oil Worker Medevaced in the Gulf of Mexico

Mar 13, 2023

An ailing worker was airlifted from a platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The Coast Guard said its District Eight watchstanders received a call at approximately 7 a.m. from the aircrew of the Acadian Air…

Denmark Investigates Yacht Linked to Nord Stream Blasts

Mar 09, 2023

Danish police have searched for a yacht on a tiny Baltic Sea island near the Nord Stream pipeline blast sites, the local administrator said on Thursday.German authorities confirmed on Wednesday they had raided a ship in January that may have…

Germany Raids Suspected Ship in Nord Stream Pipeline Blast Probe

Mar 08, 2023

Western allies on Wednesday warned against reaching premature conclusions on who was responsible for blowing up the Nord Stream pipelines, with Germany suggesting the attack could also have been a 'false flag' operation to blame Ukraine.A New York Times report…

New Intelligence Points to Pro-Ukraine Group in Nord Stream Attack

Mar 07, 2023

New intelligence reviewed by U.S. officials suggests that a pro-Ukraine group - likely comprised of Ukrainians or Russians - attacked the Nord Stream gas pipelines in September, but there are no firm conclusions, the New York Times reported on Tuesday…

Worker Loses Arm in Incident on Offshore Drilling Rig

Feb 23, 2023

An investigation into a potentially fatal offshore rig incident in Norway in which a worker lost his arm after getting crushed by a heavy drag chain, has now been completed.The incident occurred on the Linus jack-up rig on November 10, 2022…

Probe into Gas Leaks on Statfjord B Platform Reveals "Serious breaches of regulations"

Feb 23, 2023

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety regulator PSA Norway has ordered Equinor to ensure maintenance of hydrocarbon pipes in carbon steel on the Statfjord B platform after a probe into May 2022 gas leaks found what the PSA said were serious breaches of regulations…

Belgium on High Alert as Russian 'Spy Ship' Detected in North Sea

Feb 22, 2023

Belgium said it is investigating the presence of a Russian 'spy ship' in the North Sea, a day after its neighbor the Netherlands reported that Russia was targeting North Sea infrastructure.The ship was detected in the Belgian North Sea around mid-November last year…

Russia Urges Sweden to Share Nord Stream Investigation Findings

Feb 21, 2023

Russia renewed its calls on Sweden late on Monday to share its findings from the ongoing investigation into the explosions that damaged the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year. The U.N. Security Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss 'sabotage'…

Russia Likely to Spy More on Norway's Energy Industry, Say Norway Security Police

Feb 13, 2023

Russia will seek to gather more intelligence about Norway's oil and gas infrastructure as part of an effort to put pressure on European energy supplies, the Nordic country's police security agency (PST) said in its annual threat assessment on Monday…

Fatigue Led to OSV Striking GoM Production Platform -NTSB

Jan 27, 2023

Crew fatigue led to an offshore supply vessel striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2021, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday.The offshore supply vessel (OSV) Elliot Cheramie was on its normal route between Port Fourchon…

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Offshore Platform Helicopter Crash

Jan 17, 2023

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the December 29, 2022, fatal helicopter crash near a Gulf of Mexico oil platform. One pilot and three passengers died in the incident.'On December 29, 2022, about 0834 central standard time…

Charges Laid Against Suncor over 2019 Terra Nova FPSO Injury Incident

Dec 19, 2022

Offshore oil and gas regulator Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has laid charges against oil company Suncor in relation to alleged offenses related to a December 29, 2019 worker injury onboard the Terra Nova FPSO.On Sunday evening…

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