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Thailand Rushes to Avert Spill After Fatal Accident on Oil Storage Ship

Mar 16, 2023

Authorities in Thailand on Thursday were working to avert a leak from a storage vessel carrying 400,000 barrels of crude oil.One crew member was killed after seawater entered the hull of the Benchamas 2 when a seal malfunctioned during maintenance earlier this week.Navy spokesperson Admiral Prokgrong Monthatphalin said multiple agencies were working to recover the body of the dead crewman, fix the leak and avert an oil spill…

Production Resumes from Cidade de Anchieta FPSO After January 2022 Shutdown

Dec 20, 2022

Dutch FPSO leasing company SBM Offshore said Tuesday that production had resumed from its FPSO Cidade de Anchieta, offshore Brazil, after a lengthy shutdown.The Cidade de Anchieta, under contract with Petrobras in Brazil, has been shut down since January 22…

Amplify Energy to Pay $5M to Settle Criminal Charges over California Oil Spill

Sep 12, 2022

California officials [last] Thursday said Amplify Energy Corp agreed to plead no contest to six criminal charges and pay nearly $5 million in penalties and fines in connection with a crude oil spill last year that killed birds and fouled beaches…

Amplify Energy to Pay $13M to Settle Charges over California Offshore Oil Spill

Aug 29, 2022

A Texas oil company agreed to plead guilty to criminal negligence charges and pay nearly $13 million for a crude oil spill that killed wildlife and fouled southern California beaches, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Amplify Energy Corp repeatedly…

Repair to Oil Pipe that Shut U.S. Offshore Output Due by End of Day

Aug 12, 2022

Crews were expected to replace a damaged oil pipeline piece by the end of the day on Friday, a Louisiana port official said, allowing for the resumption of production at seven offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platforms.A failed flange connecting…

Oil Tank Platform Collapses, Oil Spills in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana

Aug 09, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill after an oil tank platform collapsed at the Hilcorp Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, on Monday.Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma personnel initially received a notification…

Crude Spill Hits Environmentally-sensitive Area in Venezuela, Report

Jul 27, 2022

Crude oil spilling from one of state-run PDVSA's joint ventures has hit an environmentally sensitive area at Venezuela's eastern region, three sources close to the operations said on Tuesday.Oil spills and gas leaks have become frequent in recent years in Venezuela…

One Million Gallons Collected from US' Longest Running Oil Spill

Jul 13, 2022

Response crews have collected more than one million gallons of oil from a Gulf of Mexico spill that has been ongoing for nearly 20 years.The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and partner agencies have been working to contain oil that continues to leak from damaged wells in Mississippi Canyon Block 20 (MC-20)…

Solstad, Siem, Standard Supply Score Offshore Vessel Contracts

Jul 11, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owners Solstad Offshore, Siem Offshore, and Standard Supply have all secured offshore vessel contracts in the past few days.Solstad Offshore on Monday said it had secured a contract for the platform supply vessel Normand Swan in Australia…

Canada: Offshore Safety Watchdog Lays Charges for 2019 Oil Spill

Jul 06, 2022

Offshore oil and gas safety regulator The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has laid three charges against Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) for alleged offenses related to a spill of petroleum…

Oil Spills from Jadestone's Montara Venture FPSO Offshore Australia. Output Shut

Jun 24, 2022

Oil spilled last week at Jadestone's Montara field offshore Australia, during crude oil transfer between two crude oil tanks onboard the Montara Venture FPSO, forcing the company to shut down production from the offshore fied.'During the transfer…

Perenco Declares Force Majeure after Oil Terminal Leak in Gabon

May 06, 2022

Anglo-French oil company Perenco has declared force majeure for 150 days following a leak at its Cap Lopez oil terminal in Gabon last week, a company spokesperson said on Friday.Overall production shut down is estimated at 50,000 barrels of oil per day…

Oil Spills from Eni's Irish Sea Pipeline

Feb 16, 2022

Oil has spilled from an Eni-operated oil pipeline in the Irish Sea, the UK Energy & Climate Change Minister Greg Hands MP said on Twitter Tuesday.'I am being kept regularly updated following a release of oil from a pipeline in the Irish Sea…

Thailand Deploys Ships to Contain Second Oil Leak Off East Coast

Feb 10, 2022

Ships were deployed in Thailand on Thursday to contain a fresh oil spill off its eastern coast, authorities said, two weeks after an undersea pipeline leak in the same area damaged coastal communities and marine life.The pipeline, owned by Star Petroleum Refining Public Company (SPRC)…

Oil Workers Race to Protect Beaches from Spill Offshore Thailand

Jan 28, 2022

Hundreds of workers set up oil barriers along beach fronts in Thailand's eastern Rayong province on Friday as authorities raced to limit the environmental damage from gallons of oil that leaked from an underwater pipeline earlier this week.The…

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