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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.Cyclone Tauktae unleashed waves of up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) offshore before it hit the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat over the past two days, leaving a trail of destruction that killed 62 others…

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…

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…

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…

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