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Platform Fire Slashes Pemex Crude Output by 20,000 BPD

Apr 10, 2024

Mexican Pemex crude oil production is down some 20,000 barrels per day following a fire at an offshore platform on Saturday that left several injured and at least one dead, a source at the state energy company said.While the reduction amounts to a 1% decrease, a prolonged outage would further dent already falling crude oil production that hit its lowest level in 45 years in February.The Akal-B platform…

Compliance Issues with Shelf Drilling’s Jack-Up Delay Start of Drilling Ops for Equinor

Jun 04, 2024

Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil), the country’s offshore industry safety watchdog, has denied acknowledgement of compliance (AoC) application for Shelf Drililng’s Barsk jack-up, consequently delaying the drilling assignment with Equinor on the Sleipner Vest field…

Salunda to Install Crew Hawk Monitoring Solution on Jack-Up in Middle East

May 29, 2024

Salunda, a provider of digitised solutions for safety critical industries, has secured a multi-year contract to install its ‘Crew Hawk’ Red Zone monitoring solution on a jack-up rig in the Middle East.The award marks the company’s first installation…

Wind Power LAB Releases LASSIE to Fend Off Lightning Damage at Wind Farms

May 16, 2024

Danish-based Wind Power LAB (WPL) has launched an innovative lightning surveillance tool tailored to combat strike damages to wind farms through early detection of potential risk.The new Lightning Analysis Service, known as LASSIE, is said to…

One Dead, Two Seriously Injured After Fire Hit Pemex Oil Platform

Apr 08, 2024

At least one contractor was killed after a fire struck an offshore platform operated by Mexico's national oil company Pemex, the firm said in a statement on Sunday, adding that two others were in 'grave' condition.A total of nine workers suffered…

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…

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…

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