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Hibernia Production Halted after Oil Spill

Jul 19, 2019

Production has been shut down at the Hibernia oil platform off the coast of Atlantic Canada as crews work to clean up an oil spill from the ocean.A sheen was first spotted on the water near the platform on Wednesday and production was halted to deal with the spill, a mix of oil and water, estimated to total around 75 barrels, Canada's offshore safety regulator said.The discharge occurred during routine activities related to removing water from one of the storage cells…

NGO Pushes for Green Recycling in North Sea

Sep 05, 2019

With the oil and gas sector seeing a downturn since 2014, the Platform has documented an increasing number of offshore units sold for scrap.While the recycling of fixed installations occurs under strict regulations, there are serious concerns regarding the recycling of floating structures…

Norway's CCS Project Gets Industry Boost

Sep 05, 2019

Norway's Equinor and its partners in the Northern Lights underground carbon dioxide (CO2) storage project offshore Norway have signed preliminary agreements with seven potential industrial customers for the venture.The agreements are a crucial…

TWMA Nets $24.3 Mln in North Sea Contracts

Sep 04, 2019

Specialist drilling waste management company TWMA reports it has secured new contracts valued at £20 million ($24.3 million) in the North Sea in the first eight months of 2019.The contracts, with major North Sea operators, are for TWMA to provide…

New Net Zero Solution Center at OGTC

Sep 03, 2019

The Oil & Gas Technology Center, in partnership with industry, will create a new Net Zero Solution Center to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies to decarbonize offshore operations and develop the UKCS as the first net zero oil and gas basin globally…

First Major U.S. OWF Delayed

Aug 12, 2019

Massachusetts’ first offshore wind project has been delayed indefinitely by the federal government.The $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts had planned to break ground on the project by the end of this year, but progress has been halted pending a final environmental review by the U…

Java Sea Oil Spill Clean-up Continues

Aug 08, 2019

Clean-up efforts after an oil spill from a well in Indonesia's Java Sea will take until at least March next year, state energy firm Pertamina said on Thursday as it struggles to plug the underwater leak.The spill started on July 12 when Pertamina…

Decommissioning in Shetland Expands

Jul 17, 2019

Two installations from Spirit Energy’s ST-1 in the North Sea have arrived at the Dales Voe decommissioning facility in Shetland, Scotland, with works set to be carried out by partners Veolia and Peterson.The 45-metre high 1,300 tonne steel jacket and 1…

Total Fined for North Sea Chemical Discharge

Jul 09, 2019

Denmark has fined French oil and gas major Total 500,000 Danish crowns ($75,145) for the discharge of chemicals in the North Sea by a company it bought in 2017, Danish broadcaster DR said on Tuesday.Maersk Oil, the former oil unit of shipping giant A…

A Push for Better Offshore Water Treatment

Jun 28, 2019

Changing environmental regulations around the world will have an impact on how the offshore industry handles produced water.Typically, offshore operators treat their produced water so it can be discharged back into the ocean, although there…

CAN-ductor Reduces Environmental Impact

Jun 27, 2019

Neodrill's CAN-ductor technology is capable of reducing a well's environmental impact by as much as 44% compared to a conventionally drilled well, a recent report found.The CAN (Conductor Anchor Node) is a combination of suction anchor and guide pipe…

Indonesians Seek $140 Mln Over Montara Spill

Jun 18, 2019

Indonesian seaweed farmers were set to seek more than A$200 million ($137 million) from Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production in a trial starting on Monday, to cover damage they say they suffered after Australia's worst oil spill.The class action represents more than 15…

BP Rig Zigzags in Chase with Greenpeace Ship

Jun 17, 2019

A BP drilling rig heading to an oilfield in the British North Sea has been forced to turn away twice over the past two days as a Greenpeace vessel protesting climate change tries to hamper its progress.The high-sea chase is the latest step in Greenpeace's nine-day effort to stop the 40…

More Activists Climb BP Rig After Arrests

Jun 14, 2019

Greenpeace activists climbed back on a drilling rig on Friday to keep it from heading to a BP oilfield in the British North Sea, hours after police removed protesters who had boarded the vessel days earlier.On Thursday night police removed and…

Greenpeace Activists Removed from Rig

Jun 14, 2019

Two Greenpeace activists who were occupying an oil rig have been removed from the structure and arrested.Officers boarded the Transocean rig in the Cromarty Firth, which was contracted by BP for drilling operations in the UK North Sea, at around…

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