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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, the company said Monday’s fire at the V29 well of its V platform off China’s northern coast was put out the following day.The blaze broke out as CNOOC took emergency measures to contain “shallow gas” that overflowed during a drilling operation…

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…

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…

Hurricane Zeta Slams Louisiana. Shuts 231 Offshore Platforms in Gulf of Mexico

Oct 29, 2020

Hurricane Zeta smashed into Louisiana on Wednesday with 110-mile-per-hour (175 kph) winds and what government trackers called 'a life-threatening storm surge,' the third hurricane to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast state this year.Zeta's extremely dangerous…

Hurricane Zeta Enters Gulf of Mexico. Oil Firms Shut 16% of Output

Oct 27, 2020

Energy firms and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast were bracing on Tuesday for another test as Hurricane Zeta, the 11th hurricane of the season, entered the Gulf of Mexico.BP, Chevron and Equinor evacuated oil workers and Royal Dutch Shell paused…

U.S. Offshore Oil Workers Flee from Rigs as Another Storm Heads for Gulf of Mexico

Oct 26, 2020

Oil producers on Monday were evacuating offshore production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as the 27th named storm of the season strengthened overnight and looked likely to threaten the United States as a hurricane.BP, BHP Group Ltd, Chevron Corp…

Fire-hit Hammerfest LNG Will be Shut for Up to a Year, Equinor Says

Oct 26, 2020

Norwegian oil company Equinor said Monday that its LNG plant, damaged in a fire on September 28, would be closed for up to a year for repairs.To remind, Equinor earlier this month said it expected to resume operations at the plant that processes…

Norway Rig Incident: Drilling Won't Resume Until Root Cause Found, Operator Says

Oct 21, 2020

Drilling at the West Bollsta offshore rig, where a 26-ton pipe accidentally dropped on the drill floor last weekend, will not resume until the cause of the incident is identified, oil and gas firm Lundin Energy said.As reported Monday, the incident occurred last Saturday…

54 North Sea Oil Workers Isolating Over Possible COVID-19 Exposure in Helicopters

Oct 17, 2020

North Sea oil and gas operator Taqa has asked 54 offshore workers to self-isolate for precaution after, during shared helicopter flights, they got into contact with seven Brae platforms workers who later tested positive for Covid 19.In a statement sent to Offshore Engineer…

Gulf of Guinea Kidnappings by Pirates Rise 40%

Oct 15, 2020

Kidnappings rose by 40% in the Gulf of Guinea in the first nine months of this year, and the region off West Africa's coast now accounts for 95% of global maritime kidnappings, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Wednesday.Eighty seafarers were taken in the Gulf of Guinea…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Output Yet to Be Fully Restored After Hurricane

Oct 13, 2020

Energy companies forged ahead restoring oil and natural gas production in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico on Monday, three days after Hurricane Delta made landfall, said the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)…

Oil Firms Restoring Output as Hurricane Exits Gulf of Mexico

Oct 12, 2020

U.S. energy companies were returning workers and restarting operations at storm-swept production facilities along the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday, two days after Hurricane Delta barreled through the area.Chevron Corp, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and…

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