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Shell Says Two Killed in GoM Platform Accident

Jul 01, 2019

Two people were killed at Royal Dutch Shell's Auger tension leg platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning while testing mandatory safety equipment, the company said on Monday.'One other non-life-threatening injury was sustained and that individual is being treated at a nearby hospital,' Shell said in an emailed statement.A Shell employee and a contractor with Danos Inc, an oilfield services provider…

Vessel Strikes Statfjord A, Staff Evacuated

Jun 07, 2019

Oil workers have been evacuated from the Statfjord A platform in the North Sea after it was struck by a platform supply vessel (PSV), Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor said on Friday.The platform was not producing when it was struck by the…

One Dead After Saipem Vessel Blast

May 13, 2019

One of the 14 people injured after an explosion on a pipe-laying vessel in the Caspian Sea operated by Italian oil service group Saipem has died, a Saipem spokeswoman said on Monday.The explosion took place on May 8.'Saipem deeply regrets to…

Pipelayer Blast Injures 14

May 09, 2019

An explosion has struck an oil-industry vessel in the Caspian Sea, injuring 14 people, the ship's operator, Italian engineering firm Saipem, said on Thursday.The ship, the Israfil Huseynov, was involved in maintenance work linked to the Shah Deniz II project…

PSA Probes Åsgard B Incident

Mar 18, 2019

Norwegian offshore watchdog the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) said it is investigating an incident involving a dropped trolley on board the Equinor-operated Åsgard B facility on March 13.This accident occurred while dismounting a trolley…

Crane Collapses on Eni Offshore Platform

Mar 05, 2019

One person died and two people were injured when a crane collapsed at an Italian offshore oil platform run by Eni, the oil and gas major said on Tuesday.The crane was in operation when it toppled from the Barbara F platform, about 60 km (35 miles) off Ancona…

Norway to Drillers: Fix Oil Rig Lifeboat Safety

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean, Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday.Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed…

Improper Procedure Led to Platform Fire

Dec 07, 2018

A November 2017 explosion on an offshore production platform, a July 2018 platform diesel generator fire, and an August 2018 leak of 70 gallons of emulsion breaker into the Gulf of Mexico were the focus of a spate of safety bulletins and alerts…

Brazil Ship Collision Reveals Offshore Regulatory Gaps

Nov 28, 2018

Brazil has more than doubled the number of risky ship-to-ship oil transfers this year, but its monitoring of such offshore maneuvers is lax, to a point where a July 2017 collision between two tankers was not reported, according to a Reuters review of government and shipping records…

Liftboat Taking on Water in US Gulf

Nov 19, 2018

Fifteen people have been rescued from a liftboat that lost power and is listing and taking in water in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The master of the 134-foot liftboat Ram XVIII reported on Sunday that the vessel had a 45-degree list and no power…

Norwegian Oil, Gas Plants Restart after Ship Collision

Nov 08, 2018

An oil tanker and a Norwegian navy frigate collided off Norway's west coast on Thursday, injuring eight people and triggering the temporary shutdown of a North Sea crude export terminal, Norway's top gas processing plant and several offshore fields…

BREAKING: Tanker, Frigate Collision Shuts Down Norwegian Oil, Gas to Europe

Nov 08, 2018

Norway has been forced to close the Sture Oil Terminal near Bergen and has started closing down the nearby Kollsness gas-and-condensate terminal — a lifeline of heating gas to Europe — after an early morning collision between a $440-million frigate and an oil tanker…

PDVSA to Divert Tankers to Nearby Port after Collision

Aug 31, 2018

Venezuela's state-run PDVSA is organizing a contingency plan to address its latest oil-export problem following a minor accident last week at the country's main crude terminal, two sources from the firm told Reuters on Friday.A tanker collision…

Boaters Strike Decommissioned Oil Rig

Apr 30, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has medevaced five boaters who were injured after striking a decommissioned oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday.Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a mayday call on VHF-FM Channel 16 at 12:03 a.m…

Fire in Sauna Shuts World's Northernmost Oilfield

Apr 13, 2018

The world's northernmost oilfield was shut on Friday when a fire broke out in a sauna in the oil platform's living quarters, Eni, the Italian oil company that operates the field, said. The Arctic Goliat field is in the Barents Sea about 88 kilometers…

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