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PSA investigates platform oil leak

Aug 12, 2014

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) is investigating a hydrocarbon leak which happened on the Eldfisk field in Block 2/7 in the North Sea early on Thursday 7 August. The leak led to the discharge of stabilized oil to the sea…

Detecting Arctic oil spills

May 12, 2014

Decreasing ice cover is currently spurring increased activity in hydrocarbon extraction and shipping in the Arctic. Motivated by the threat of future oil spills in this environmentally sensitive area, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution…

BSEE seeks oil spill response technology for drift ice

Apr 03, 2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced on 2 April 2014 that it is investing up to US$600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in drift ice conditions. In a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) released on the federal government's business opportunities website…

Oil spill clean-up extends in GOM

Mar 24, 2014

A collision between a barge carrying 924,000 gallons of fuel oil and a cargo ship over the weekend has left the Houston Ship Channel closed in efforts to contain and clean up the spill in Galveston Bay. The US Coast Guard reported that…

USGS aids oil spill tracking

Feb 12, 2014

US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have been developing a computer model that could potentially assist scientists in tracking and predicting where oil will go following a spill, sometimes years afterwards. The tool could also assist in oil spill clean-up…

Cuba: CFR delegation discusses drilling

Jan 24, 2014

Multilateral meetings between Cuba and the US are becoming more frequent, although they often fly under the radar. Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Relations, CubaMinRex, recently hosted a delegation from the US-based Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)…

Crude oil leak at Hibernia

Jan 03, 2014

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board released an incident bulletin today about a leak from Hibernia Offshore Loading System. Hibernia Management and Development Co. Ltd. (HMDC) reported an ongoing leak of crude…

Petrotrin acknowledges oil spills in Trinidad

Dec 28, 2013

Oil spills around Trinidad began to be reported on 17 Dec, suggesting more than one source of contamination. The state oil company of Trinidad & Tobago, Petrotrin, suggested sabotage and environmental terrorism. The Oilfield Workers Trade…

BSEE's Ohmsett facility receives $4 Million to improve infrastructure

Oct 24, 2013

New Jersey-based National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility is one-of-a-kind in US. On 24 October 2013, US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bureau of Safety and Environmental…

OE13: Regulations after Macondo

Sep 05, 2013

The 2010 Macondo blowout and oil spill continues to haunt the industry, and inspire new regulatory rules not only in the US, but across Europe. Explaining why he opened yesterday’s Industry Progress Post Macondo presentation with fiery photos of the Deepwater Horizon rig…

Eagle Texas sails to GOM

Aug 13, 2013

Drydocks World announced today that the world’s first Modular Capture Vessel (MCV), Eagle Texas, sailed away from its yard. The conversion of the AFRA max tanker was carried out by Drydocks World – Dubai and was completed for Singapore based AET…

OTC.13: Impact of Macondo report highlights risk aversion

May 06, 2013

US oil and gas professionals are losing their appetite for risk and are worried about rising operating costs, as they grapple with the consequences of a tougher, post-Macondo regulatory regime, according to new research published today by GL Noble Denton…

Gardline in Brazil oil spill JV

Apr 30, 2013

Gardline Marine Sciences, the world’s largest independently owned survey group, and OceanPact, Brazilian leading oil spill response company in Brazil, today announced the establishment of a joint venture\. he new company is to be called Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil S…

Vikoma launches oil recovery system

Apr 09, 2013

Oil pollution and environmental technology company, Vikoma International Limited, has unveiled the latest addition to its range of class-leading offshore oil pollution recovery systems. The OPRS 300 (Oil Pollution Recovery System) is based upon…

Taqa reports platform leak

Mar 03, 2013

TAQA, the global energy company based in Abu Dhabi, can confirm that a hydrocarbon release was detected in one of the Cormorant Alpha platform legs in the northern UK North Sea. It has now been contained with no further hydrocarbon release…

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