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Hess shuts Gulf production following Enchilada fire

Nov 13, 2017

Hess has shut in production at its Baldpate, Conger and Penn State fields in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in response to the fire that occurred last week at the Shell-operated Enchilada platform. The Llano field…

Global Maritime names Americas regional manager

Mar 09, 2017

Global Maritime Consultancy and Engineering has appointed Espen Thomassen as regional manager for the Americas. Thomassen will grow Global Maritime’s business throughout the region, which - in addition to Houston - includes offices in Brazil and Canada…

UPDATED: BSEE investigates GoM pipeline leak

Jan 19, 2017

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 32mi southwest of Cameron, Louisiana…

NOSAC meeting on diving safety, MODUs, OSVs

Nov 05, 2014

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC), sponsored by the US Coast Guard, will meet on 18-19 November in Houston. Topics on the agenda include diving safety; OSV purpose and offshore workers; and training of personnel…

The risks of the Arctic

Oct 21, 2014

DVN GL gives a wider look at the issues and risks oil and gas companies face when operating in the Arctic. Several experts in the Arctic, and Norwegian oil and gas community weigh in on what needs to be done to have success in the area…

DNV GL forms Houston-based LNG group

Oct 14, 2014

DNV GL established a liquefied natural gas (LNG) solution group in North America. Bjørn-Harald Bangstein, DNV GL director of operations maritime advisory, Americas.    DNV GL says that in addition to deep LNG expertise…

Oil, gas training goes 3D

Oct 10, 2014

Oil and gas companies are now able to enhance worker training and demonstrate technical concepts and techniques via stronger 3D animation and imagery. FuelFX's Oliver Diaz.   Part creative content provider and part technologist…

Offshore platform fire forces evac

Oct 10, 2014

A fire at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska’s Cook Inlet forced four workers to evacuate and destroyed the crew’s living quarters. According to officials, no one suffered injuries and the environmental risk was minimal. Photo from Nikiski Fire Dept…

USCG tests unmanned aircraft in Arctic for oil spill response

Aug 28, 2014

The US Coast Guard announced that the first launch and landing of an unmanned aircraft system from an icebreaker occurred on the flight deck of the USCGC Healy on 18 August in Arctic waters. The aircraft is being evaluated to determine…

DNV GL announces compliance road map for floaters

Jul 18, 2014

DNV GL announced a road map to what is necessary to be in compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in US waters, the regulatory agency announced on 17 July 2014. The document called “Verification…

SUNY Maritime names Alfultis president

Jun 17, 2014

Dr. Michael A. Alfultis, a retired US Coast Guard captain, and the director and chief administrative officer of the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, has been named as the next president of the SUNY Maritime College in Fort Schuyler…

US Congress to discuss new ocean technologies

May 21, 2014

The US Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) of the 113th Congress will conduct a hearing in Washington, DC on 21 May, about using new ocean technologies…

BSEE stages oil spill drill with Oxy

Apr 28, 2014

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) participated in a day-long Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise on 24 April 2014, involving Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY). The table-top exercise exercise, held in Huntington Beach…

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