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Offshore Workers, Louisiana Locals Flee Ahead of Storm Cristobal

Jun 07, 2020

Tropical Storm Cristobal on Saturday dumped rain from Louisiana to the Florida peninsula as it moved through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, prompting evacuations of several southeast Louisiana towns and dozens of offshore oil platforms.Cristobal, packing winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km), is expected to strengthen somewhat before making landfall late Sunday along the Louisiana coast, according to the U…

About 24% U.S. Gulf Offshore Oil Output Shut after Storm

Jun 11, 2020

About 24%, or 435,767 barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production, remain[ed] shut in the offshore U.S.-regulated Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after Tropical Storm Cristobal, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said…

Oxy Starts Returning Staff to U.S. Gulf of Mexico after Storm

Jun 09, 2020

Occidental Petroleum Corp has begun returning staff to some of its Gulf of Mexico facilities after storm Cristobal moved away from the region, the company said on Monday.The company plans to return workers to all facilities on Tuesday and resume production when safe…

Storm Forces GoM Operators to Evacuate 185 Platforms

Jun 08, 2020

Offshore oil and gas operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have evacuated workers from 185 production platforms and three drilling rigs in the wake the tropical storm Cristobal, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Sunday…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: 33% of Offshore Oil Output Shut Ahead of Storm

Jun 07, 2020

Oil and gas producers operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have pared 33% of offshore oil and 31% of natural gas output ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal, offshore regulator Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Saturday…

New Hospital Planned for Russian Village Building Novatek's LNG Plant

May 28, 2020

Russia's Arctic region of Murmansk plans to build a new temporary hospital in a village where a vital liquefied natural gas supply plant is being built after an outbreak of the new coronavirus.Murmansk governor Andrey Chibis said the authorities had contained the outbreak in Belokamenka…

U.S. Gov't Urged to Enable Widespread Covid-19 Testing of Offshore Workforce

May 11, 2020

Two U.S. associations representing interests of the country's oil and gas workers have called for the U.S. Government to 'to recommend and direct the allocation of COVID-19 test kits and quick response testing and analytical equipment to the offshore oil and gas community…

Liebherr: Broken Hook Cause of Orion Crane Collapse

May 06, 2020

The article was updated to include a statement by a Deme spokesperson who said that the Orion delivery would be delayed following the accident.Following last week's crane collapse on offshore installation vessel Orion at Liebherr's yard in Rostock in Germany…

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