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Norway's Oil Industry Resumes Helicopter Flights After Deadly Crash

Mar 01, 2024

Norwegian oil companies resumed helicopter flights to offshore oil and gas fields on Friday following Wednesday's deadly crash off the country's west coast, operator Equinor and airports said on Friday.On Thursday helicopter traffic was halted to oil and gas platforms following the crash in which one person died and five were injured. Norway said it was considering grounding Sikorsky's S-92A aircraft model while investigating the accident…

Equinor Broadens Range of Helicopters with New Order

Mar 01, 2024

Norwegian oil company Equinor EQNR.OL has ordered 15 new helicopters from manufacturers Leonardo LDOF.MI and Textron's TXT.N Bell, with first deliveries expected next year, broadening the range of available aircraft, it said on Friday.The announcement…

Oil Tanker Involved in US-Iran Dispute Boarded by Armed Guards Near Oman

Jan 11, 2024

An oil tanker caught up in a dispute last year between the United States and Iran was boarded by armed individuals off the coast of Oman on Thursday and appeared to have changed course towards Iran, according to UK maritime sources.The Marshall…

Gale-force Winds and High Waves Leads to Tilting of Elevated Liftboat

Jan 10, 2024

Gale-force winds and high waves from a storm led to the listing of an elevated liftboat in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Wednesday. Damage to the vessel and cargo was estimated at $6.9 million.On November 20…

Shell and Ampelmann Fined After Worker's Feet Crushed on Gangway

Dec 15, 2023

Shell and Ampelmann Operations have been fined a combined total of more than £1.2 million after an offshore worker’s feet were crushed while walking along a gangway over the North Sea.The U.K. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the…

Probe Launched after Valve Block Strikes Worker on OKEA's Brage Platform

Nov 23, 2023

The Norwegian offshore industry safety body has launched an investigation after a person was hit by a valve block on the OKEA-operated Brage platform, offshore Norway, on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. According to the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (PSA)…

Equinor and Kongsberg Digital Team Up to Enhance Offshore Skills and Environmental Protection

Nov 14, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor is collaborating with the maritime and offshore technology company Kongsberg Digital to boost its personnel skills to protect the environment, prevent offshore incidents, and perform holistic crisis management in advanced offshore operations…

China Calls for 'Fair' Gas Pipeline Damage Probe from Finland

Oct 23, 2023

China's foreign ministry on Monday called for an 'objective, fair and professional' investigation into damage to the Balticconnector gas pipeline, adding that a Chinese vessel was sailing 'normally' in the relevant waters.China and Finland have started communication over the matter…

US Gulf Coast Oil Patch Gets Lucky, So Far, in Busy Hurricane Season

Oct 19, 2023

A very active Atlantic hurricane season so far this year has not sent storms across U.S. oil and natural gas fields in the northern Gulf of Mexico, sparing energy companies billions of dollars of losses and consumers higher fuel costs.The 2023…

Finnish Police Complete On-site Probe at Damaged Baltic Sea Pipeline

Oct 19, 2023

Finnish police said on Thursday they had completed their crime scene investigation into the damage to a subsea gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia. The Balticconnector pipeline linking Finland and Estonia ruptured earlier this month in…

Converted OSV Enters Service in the UK as an Underwater Surveillance Ship

Oct 18, 2023

A converted offshore support vessel has taken on a new life as a dedicated underwater surveillance ship for the U.K.'s Royal Navy.Christened during a ceremony in London on October 10, RFA Proteus will be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary…

Finland Probing Russian, Chinese Ships Over Gas Pipeline Damage

Oct 17, 2023

Finnish investigators looking into damage to a Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline said on Tuesday they are probing several ships, including one Chinese and one Russia-owned, which were present in the Gulf of Finland at the time.“Investigation measures have been focused on several vessels…

Finland Terminal Receives First LNG Cargo after Pipeline Breach

Oct 17, 2023

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived at Finland's Inkoo terminal on Tuesday, vessel tracking data showed, the first such cargo to appear following the Oct. 8 outage of a Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline.The Maran Gas Vergina, carrying U…

Putin Dismisses as Rubbish Idea Russia Atacked Baltic Pipeline

Oct 16, 2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday dismissed as 'rubbish' the idea that Russia had damaged a gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia and suggested such claims were made up to divert attention from what he said was a Western attack on Nord Stream…

Seismologists Detected Blast-like Waves near Broken Baltic Sea Pipeline

Oct 16, 2023

Nordic and Baltic seismologists said that they had detected blast-like waves on Sunday when a Baltic Sea gas pipeline ruptured but that the data was not strong enough to determine whether explosives were involved.Authorities in Finland and Estonia…

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