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Noble Corp. Sends Force Majeure Notice to Shell over Drillship Damaged in Storm

Sep 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has sent a force majeure notice to its client Shell over the Noble Globetrotter II drillship contract after the rig was damaged earlier this week in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in severe weather during Hurricane Ida. The 2013-built ultra-deepwater drillship has a contract with Shell lasting until early September 2023 at a flexible day rate of at least $275…

Seacor Power Capsizing: Public Hearing Scheduled for Aug. 2

Jul 30, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard will next week hold a formal public hearing to consider evidence related to the April 2021 capsizing of the liftboat Seacor Power and the death of 13 of its 19 crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico.The Seacor Power liftboat capsized…

ONGC, Coast Guard Prevent Disaster as LPG Tanker Goes Adrift Near Offshore Installations

Jul 27, 2021

Indian oil and gas explorer ONGC said Monday it had, together with Coast Guard, helped avert a possible disaster relating to an empty LPG Tanker ‘Gas Yodla’ which went adrift after engine failure in the Arabian Sea on  July 24, 2021. 'At 6:35 PM on that day…

VIDEO: Jack-up Unit Tilts Off China. Four Missing

Jul 26, 2021

Four people fell into the sea and went missing after an offshore construction unit tilted off the coast of Huzhou City, China, CGTN, a Chinese state-backed news website, said Monday.According to CGTN, there were 65 people on board when the incident took place…

DNV Verifies Ultrasound Testing Method for Fire Foam on Vessels, Offshore Structures

Jul 15, 2021

Classification society DNV has verified Survitec's fire foam testing process onboard maritime vessels or offshore structures.Survival technology specialist Survitec said its new Produced Foam Live Test method uses ultrasound technology to verify the effectiveness of fire-fighting foam…

Fourteen Die Offshore India After Barge Sinks as Cyclone Batters West Coast

May 19, 2021

Fourteen people have died as a barge sank off India's west coast after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country, authorities said on Wednesday, while Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters to locate scores of other missing personnel…

Cyclone Tauktae: Rescue Op Launched for 81 Offshore Oil Workers after Barge Sinks off Mumbai

May 18, 2021

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 81 missing oil workers and crew whose barge sank in heavy seas following a powerful cyclone that tore up the west coast of the country.Around 180 of those on board the barge were rescued from the water as it sank off Mumbai…

Tech Files: Offshore Safety Systems & Equipment

May 08, 2021

Safety of workers,structures, equipment and the environment are paramount in any offshore energy project. In the March/April print edition, Offshore Engineer took a look inside some notable newcomers.Wearable tech to boost drill floor safetyHaloGuard…

Survitec Wraps Hansen Protection Buy

May 06, 2021

Maritime survival equipment specialist Survitec has completed the acquisition of Hansen Protection, a provider of personal protective equipment. Ron Krisanda, Executive Chairman at Survitec, commented: 'The addition of Hansen Protection, and its leading portfolio in personal protective equipment…

C-Innovation Invests in Covid-19 Mitigation on its Offshore Construction Vessels

Feb 26, 2021

Mako Industries signed an agreement with C-Innovation to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on its offshore construction vessels, beginning with the 168-m Island Venture. Mako uses Puradigm to combat air and surface contaminants safely in populated environments 24/7…

COVID-19 Mitigation on Rigs & Ships

Feb 24, 2021

Steve Lykins, President, Mako Industries, discusses the case for investing in Puradigm COVID-19 mitigation and monitoring technology onboard offshore rigs and ships.The creation of Mako Industries, a subsidiary of Mako Oilfield Services, is proof that every storm cloud has a silver lining…

Petronas: Baram Oil Production to Resume in Q3, after Ship Accident

Jan 06, 2021

Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said on Monday it expects to resume full production at its Baram facilities, off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island, in the third quarter after halting output in October following an accident.Petronas…

Venezuela: PDVSA Starts Oil Transfer from Troubled Offshore Facility to Barge

Dec 16, 2020

Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela has begun transferring crude off of an offshore oil facility where governments in two neighboring countries have voiced concerns about a potential spill, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday…

U.S. Tells Eni Repairs to Venezuela Floating Oil Facility Not Barred by Sanctions

Nov 03, 2020

The United States has assured Italian oil company Eni SpA that efforts to prevent a spill at a floating crude facility in Venezuela would not run afoul of sanctions, the company, and the U.S. State Department said on Monday.Images in recent…

PDVSA Plans to Offload Oil from Tilting FSO Offshore Venezuela

Oct 20, 2020

Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) plans to offload crude from the Nabarima floating oil facility via ship-to-ship (STS) transfer amid environmental concerns, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday.The Nabarima…

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