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Ecuador Oil Spill Blamed on 'human error' Sullies Waters, Local Beach

Jul 20, 2023

An offshore oil spill near Ecuador's coast reached a popular beach on Wednesday, authorities said, while also showing up in nearby waters as one local official blamed 'human error' following a preliminary investigation into the incident. State oil company Petroecuador, which runs the Balao maritime terminal where the spill originated, said in a statement it had mobilized workers to contain it but did not disclose how much crude was unleashed into the ocean…

US Coast Guard Responds to Another GoM Oil Spill

Dec 05, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it was responding to an oil discharge near the Main Pass Oil Gathering (MPOG) Co's pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico, while the main pipeline and several surrounding ones remained shut in.'The reported…

Norway's Vår Energi's Taps Vissim for Offshore Oil Spill Detection Solution

Oct 13, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has contracted technology supplier Vissim to implement upgraded oil spill detection technology at its offshore installations in Norway.Vissim will provide a new and upgraded oil spill detection solution…

Guyana Court Stays Order for Exxon to Give Unlimited Guarantee for Oil Spills

Jun 09, 2023

A Guyana Appellate Court judge on Thursday temporarily stayed a lower court's order requiring Exxon Mobil and partners in offshore oil production to provide an unlimited guarantee to cover potential oil spills.The stay lifts a cloud over oil production at the nation's first offshore oil platform…

'Too Late' - Nigerian Claimants Denied Right to Sue Shell Over 'Devastating' 2011 Offshore Oil Spill

May 10, 2023

The UK Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that it was too late for Nigerian claimants to sue two Shell subsidiaries over a 2011 offshore oil spill they say had a devastating long-term impact on the coastal area where they live.The case was one…

UN Fails to Raise Funds to Remove Oil from Decaying Tanker Off Yemen's Coast

May 05, 2023

The United Nations on Thursday fell far short of raising the money it needs for an operation to salvage 1.1 million barrels of oil from a decaying vessel moored off Yemen's coast and avert an environmental disaster.U.N. officials have been warning…

Equinor's Norwegian Sea Platform to Resume Operations after Oil Leak

Apr 18, 2023

Operations at the Njord A oil and gas platform in the Norwegian Sea will resume at normal levels on Tuesday after being halted because of an oil leak, a spokesperson for operator Equinor said. The platform had been depressurized and production…

Exxon Faces $2B Loss on Sale of Troubled California Offshore Oil Assets

Nov 07, 2022

Exxon Mobil Corp will take up to a $2 billion loss on the highly leveraged sale of a troubled California offshore oil and gas field that have been idled since a 2015 pipeline spill.The sale comes after a failed bid this year to restart production…

How AUVS Can Spot Oil Plumes After an Ocean Spill

Feb 14, 2022

On April 20, 2010, the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, burned, sank in the Gulf of Mexico and terrified the world. This horrific accident — recorded as the largest oil spill in history — killed 11 workers and released 210 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean…

Amplify Energy Pulls Full-year Outlook after California Offshore Oil Spill

Nov 15, 2021

Amplify Energy Corp withdrew its full-year forecast on Monday, saying that a large oil spill from one of its subsea pipelines in southern California last month forced it to shut its operations in the region.In mid-October, the U.S. Coast Guard said about 588 barrels (25…

Magma Global Delivers 'World’s first' HPHT Composite Riser Pipe for Which it Hopes Will Never be Used

May 14, 2021

Magma Global has this week announced the delivery of what it claims to be the world’s first high-pressure composite riser pipe to HWCG’s storage location on the U.S Gulf Coast, completing its rapidly deployable Offset Flexible Riser (OFR) system…

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