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Near Miss Incident at Hibernia Platform Offshore Canada

Oct 10, 2022

Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC), the operator of the Hibernia platform in the Atlantic Ocean offshore Canada, has reported that a near-miss incident occurred on the platform on October 5, 2022.According to HMDC, as reported to safety regulator CNLOPB…

Safety Concerns: Norway Inspects Europipe II Subsea Gas Pipeline to Germany

Oct 07, 2022

Norway has deployed a specialist vessel to inspect a subsea gas pipeline to Germany because of safety concerns after suspected sabotage last month on two Nord Stream pipelines between Russia and Germany, according to sources and data.Norway…

Nord Stream Probe Finds Evidence of Detonations, Swedish Police Say

Oct 07, 2022

A crime scene investigation of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe found evidence of detonations, strengthening suspicions of 'gross sabotage', Sweden's Security Service said on Thursday. Swedish and Danish authorities have been investigating four leaks after the pipelines…

Nord Stream Gas 'Sabotage': Who's Being Blamed and Why?

Oct 06, 2022

Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage.Here is what we know and what has been said so far:WHO IS BEING BLAMED…

'Unthinkable' That Russia Will be Excluded from Nord Stream Probe, Foreign Ministry Says

Oct 06, 2022

Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday it was 'unthinkable' that an investigation into ruptures on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines would proceed without Russia's participation.Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the West…

German Police See State Actor Role in Nord Stream Blasts as Probable - Spiegel

Oct 05, 2022

Germany's BKA federal police assumes explosions in the Nord Stream pipelines last week were 'a targeted act of sabotage' and said it is probable that state actors were involved, the Spiegel weekly reported, citing a letter to industry representatives…

Putin Ally Compares Nord Stream Sabotage to CIA-backed Attacks of 1980s

Oct 05, 2022

One of President Vladimir Putin's top allies said on Wednesday that the sabotage of the Nord Stream offshore gas pipelines resembled the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency-backed attacks on oil infrastructure in Nicaragua in 1983.Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipelines…

Drones Seen Near North Sea Gas Field, Danish Police Say

Oct 04, 2022

Danish police have over the weekend received reports of drone activity near the Roar gas field in the North Sea, a police spokesperson said on Tuesday.  The Roar field is next to Denmark's largest gas field, Tyra, both of which are operated by TotalEnergies…

Norwegian Police Install Drone Detectors on Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms - Newspaper VG

Oct 04, 2022

OSLO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Norwegian police have placed drone detection systems on offshore oil and gas platforms to investigate recent safety breaches, newspaper VG reported on Tuesday, part of a wider security ramp-up following damage last week to the Nord Stream gas pipelines…

Norway Posts Soldiers at Oil, Gas Plants after Nord Stream Leaks

Oct 03, 2022

Norway's military said on Monday it had posted soldiers to help guard major onshore oil and gas processing plants, part of a wider effort to boost security amid suspicion that sabotage caused leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines last week…

Britain to Acquire Two Specialist Ships to Protect Underwater Infrastructure

Oct 02, 2022

Britain will acquire two specialist ships to protect underwater infrastructure such as cables and pipelines, defence minister Ben Wallace said on Sunday, following leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.European countries…

Norway Will Patrol its Oil and Gas Platforms with Help from Allies

Sep 30, 2022

Norway will receive help from Britain, Germany and France to patrol the seas around its oil and gas platforms amid suspicion that sabotage caused leaks in Nord Stream pipelines earlier this week, Norway's prime minister said on Friday.Russia's…

ConocoPhillips Scandinavia Raises Security Level after Drone Sightings

Sep 30, 2022

The Scandinavian unit of ConocoPhillips, a major oil and gas producer in Norway, has this week elevated the security level and emergency preparedness at its offshore and onshore facilities, the company said in a statement on Friday.'We confirm having made drone observations…

Russian Spy Chief Accuses West of Nord Stream Sabotage

Sep 30, 2022

Russia's top spy said on Friday that Moscow had intelligence indicating that the West was behind what he said was a 'terrorist act' against the Nord Stream gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea.A sharp drop in pressure on both pipelines was registered on Sept…

Drone Activity Observed Near Total Offshore Installation in North Sea

Sep 29, 2022

TotalEnergies said on Thursday it had observed 'unauthorized drone activity' near one of its offshore oil and gas installations in the North Sea.Denmark, has like other countries in the region, raised its safety level for its power and gas sector…

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