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Ithaca Energy Resumes Output from North Sea Platform after Covid-related Halt

Feb 05, 2021

UK-focused oil firm Ithaca Energy has restarted production from its FPF-1 offshore platform in the North Sea, some two weeks after a Covid-related shutdown.To remind, Ithaca had shut down production after four four crew members from the offshore…

Valaris Drillship Goes Adrift off Scotland

Feb 03, 2021

A Valaris drillship went adrift on Tuesday evening, breaking free from moorings near the port at Hunterston, North Ayrshire, Scotland.According to BBC, which was the first to report on the incident on Wednesday, 'a major rescue operation has been ongoing overnight…

Offshore Worker Dies in Drillship Incident in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Jan 26, 2021

An offshore worker died last weekend in an incident aboard a Seadrill drillship deployed on a Kosmos Energy project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.'At approximately 1:45 pm Central Time on January 24, 2021, Kosmos Energy learned about the fatality…

Output Shut at North Sea Platform Due to Covid Outbreak

Jan 22, 2021

A Covid 19 outbreak on Ithaca Energy's FPF-1 platform in the UK North Sea has forced the oil and gas company to shut down production. In total, four crew members from the offshore production platform have tested positive and have been sent ashore…

Two Offshore Workers Charged over U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills

Jan 20, 2021

Two Fieldwood Energy LLC oil workers face federal criminal charges for allegedly separately allowing crude oil spills from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms to avoid required shutdowns.The two were indicted Tuesday for spills in 2015 and 2018…

Two Die in Incident Aboard BW Offshore FPSO in Ivory Coast

Jan 15, 2021

Two people died Thursday in an incident aboard BW Offshore's FPSO Espoir Ivoirien, offshore the Ivory Coast, the FPSO owner has informed.'At 13:30 local time today, an incident occurred whilst work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard…

Henriksen's New Liferaft Hook Enters Production

Jan 12, 2021

Norway-based Henriksen Hooks said its new Liferaft Release Hook into full production following completion of a prolonged testing program.Now available globally, the new crane hook has been especially developed for launching inflated liferafts…

Puradigm Technology for COVID-19 Mitigation on Rigs & Ships

Dec 24, 2020

In the quest to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 on offshore rigs and ships, Mako Industries sells and installs a new technology – Puradigm – which offers promise.

Esvagt SOV Rescues Injured Fishermen in the North Sea

Dec 23, 2020

Last Tuesday, the crew of the service operations vessel (SOV) Esvagt Njord helped save seven fishermen in distress near the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K. North Sea.Esvagt Njord is a wind turbine ship assisting Equinor in the operation…

Norway: Fire Shuts Tjeldbergodden Plant

Dec 03, 2020

A fire at Norway's Tjeldbergodden industrial facility on Wednesday triggered an evacuation of staff and the shutdown of Europe's largest methanol plant and a gas processing terminal, state-controlled oil firm Equinor said.A photo published by…

'Multiple and Complex' Causes Behind Oseberg B Worker Injury. Breaches of Regulations Found, Too

Nov 19, 2020

The Norwegian oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has found 'multiple complex' factors that led to a worker injury on Equinor's Oseberg B platform, off Norway, in April this year, when a worker fell from a height of 3.6 in an accident that could have been fatal…

Oil Firms Boost Nigeria Security as Protests, Job Cuts Stoke Tension

Nov 18, 2020

Oil companies have asked security services to tighten surveillance as violent anti-police brutality protests and the expected sacking of hundreds of workers worsen desperation in the region, industry sources told Reuters.Already unemployment…

Inadequate Preload Procedure Caused Liftboat to Overturn -NTSB

Nov 17, 2020

An inadequate preload procedure was found to have led to the overturning of a liftboat in the Gulf of Mexico in September 2019, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed in an accident brief report on Tuesday.The accident occurred while the self-propelled…

ABS Launches Infectious Disease Mitigation Notation

Nov 10, 2020

A new notation and new guidance launched by ABS amid the COVID-19 pandemic aims to help marine and offshore operators reduce transmission of disease, the classification society said Tuesday.The ABS Guide for Mitigation of Infectious Disease…

New Report Examines Offshore Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues

Nov 04, 2020

Offshore lifting hoists and chains solutions provider William Hackett has published an industry report aiming to help minimize the risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE) and Stress Induced Corrosion Cracking (SICC). The report includes guidance on material choices used in topside and subsea lifts…

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