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Norway to Boost Security at Oil and Gas Installations

Sep 28, 2022

Norway on Wednesday was beefing up security throughout its oil and gas sector to protect against possible sabotage after several countries said two Russian pipelines to Europe spewing gas into the Baltic had been attacked.A military expert warned that the security of the Nordic country's oil sector, now Europe's largest gas supplier and a leading global oil supplier, may be too lax. Gas leaks as a…

Nord Stream Operator Seeks Permits to Start Damage Assessment of Pipeline

Sep 30, 2022

Nord Stream AG, the operator of the Russia-led Nord Stream 1 offshore gas pipeline, said on Thursday it intended to start assessing the damage to the pipeline as soon as it receives necessary official permits.It said access to the area of incidents…

Mexican Regulator Has No Record of Pemex Reporting Methane Leak

Sep 27, 2022

Mexico's environmental regulator has no records of state oil company Pemex reporting a methane leak last December at the country's top oil field, according to the regulator's response to a freedom of information request filed by Reuters.'There…

Ocean Ranger Sinking: 40th Anniversary of Canada's Worst Offshore Accident

Feb 15, 2022

Today marks 40 years since 84 men lost their lives when the semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit “Ocean Ranger” sank in what was one of the worst offshore accidents in Canadian history. The Ocean Ranger was drilling an exploration…

Installed on OSV, Survitec's Seahaven Evacuation System Passes Heavy Weather Trials

Feb 02, 2022

Seahaven Advanced Evacuation System , developed by the UK-based marine safety and survival solutions provider Survitec, has successfully passed heavy weather sea trials (HWST), deployed from the offshore support vessel EDT Jane.According to Survitec…

Review of Impact of Hurricane Ida on Titan Platform to Take Days, Equinor Says

Aug 31, 2021

Norway's Equinor said on Monday it will take days for the energy company to have 'a clear picture' of Hurricane Ida's impact on its Titan oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Some oil companies have started aerial evaluations to evaluate…

Pemex Restarts Output Suspended Due to Offshore platform Fire

Aug 31, 2021

Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said on Monday that it has resumed 421,000 barrels per day in oil production and brought back online 125 wells following a deadly fire at an offshore platform on Aug. 22.The accident in the…

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…

Rescuers Searching for 49 Missing after Cyclone Sinks Oilfield Barge Offshore India

May 20, 2021

Naval vessels and aircraft scoured the waters off India's west coast late on Wednesday after the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades battered the region, sinking an oilfield accommodation barge and killing 26 aboard, authorities said…

Search Underway for 77 Offshore Workers Missing from Barge Sunk by Cyclone

May 19, 2021

Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters off the financial capital Mumbai on Wednesday for 77 workers missing from a barge that sank after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country's west coast this week.Driving waves of up to 25 feet on the high seas…

China: CNOOC Searching for Three Missing After Fire on Offshore Platform Doused

Apr 09, 2021

China’s offshore oil and gas major CNOOC Ltd has put out a fire at a production platform in Bohai Bay and is focusing its efforts on searching for three people who went missing, the firm said on Friday.In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange…

Poor Risk Communication, Inadequate Maintenance Behind Fatal Gulf of Mexico Platform Incident

Mar 12, 2021

The U.S. offshore safety regulator BSEE has found several probable and possible causes - including communication breakdown, poorly maintained walking surfaces, and inadequate barricade installation - behind a fatal 2019 incident in which a Wood…

Equinor Promises to Improve Safety after Rising Number of Incidents in 2020

Feb 01, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor said Monday it would work to improve safety in its operations following several serious incidents and personal injuries in the past year.'Equinor experienced several serious incidents throughout the year, but…

Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Operator to Lose $50M Due to Storms

Nov 05, 2020

Genesis Energy LP said it expects to lose as much as $50 million this year due to a battery of storms that hit the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and forced lengthy offshore oil and gas production shut-ins, Chief Executive Grant Sims told investors on Thursday…

Seiche Keeps Marine Mammals from Harms Way During Offshore WInd Farm Construction

Nov 05, 2020

Worlds largest offshore wind development company Ørsted has awarded Seiche a contract to ensure marine mammal safety during the construction of the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK.Seiche, which provides marine technology and environmental…

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