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Hurricane Ida Shuts 96% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Crude Output

Aug 29, 2021

Energy firms on Sunday had suspended 1.74 million barrels per day of oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), as Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm…

Oil Firms Race to Complete Gulf of Mexico Evacuations as Major Storm Approaches

Aug 27, 2021

U.S. oil and gas companies on Friday raced to complete evacuations from offshore Gulf of Mexico platforms as Tropical Storm Ida advanced towards oilfields that provide 17% of the nation's oil production.The storm early Friday was about 50 miles…

US Offshore Oil Workers Flee as Storm Approaches Gulf of Mexico

Aug 26, 2021

U.S. energy companies on Thursday began airlifting workers from Gulf of Mexico oil production platforms and moved vessels from the path of what could become a devastating hurricane by the weekend.A storm is brewing in the Caribbean Sea and is…

Gas Leak May Have Caused Offshore Platform Fire, Pemex CEO Says

Aug 26, 2021

A deadly weekend fire at an offshore platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico operated by Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) could have been caused by a gas leak, Pemex's chief executive said on Wednesday.Five workers were killed…

Fitch: Platform Fire Puts Dent in Pemex's Output Plans

Aug 25, 2021

A deadly accident on an offshore platform belonging to Mexican state oil company Pemex 'may slow' the company's production growth rate, ratings agency Fitch said in a statement on Tuesday, after officials confirmed a sharp hit to output.The…

Offshore Platform Fire: Pemex Expects to Resume Oil Output on August 30

Aug 25, 2021

Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) expects to resume by Aug. 30 all oil production shut down by a deadly fire on an offshore platform, the firm's chief executive said on Tuesday.Five workers were killed, two are missing and six…

Offshore Worker Injured During Lifeboat Winch Load Testing at Hebron Platform

Aug 24, 2021

An offshore worker got injured last Friday on the Avalon Sea offshore support vessel while supporting operations on ExxonMobil's Hebron platform in the Atlantic Ocean, offshore Canada.He was injured while supporting activities associated with lifeboat winch load testing on the Hebron Platform…

U.S. Oil Firms to Require from Workers to Get Vaccinated

Aug 24, 2021

U.S. energy companies are moving to require that employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations as infection rates rise across the United States and health surveys show that energy workers remain among those most reluctant to get inoculations.Calls…

Five Dead, Six Injured in Pemex Offshore Platform Fire

Aug 24, 2021

Five workers were killed and six injured in Sunday's fire on an offshore platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico operated by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) that cut about a quarter of Mexico's oil production, the company said on Monday.The fire…

Report: Chevron Starts COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates

Aug 23, 2021

Oil major Chevron Corp has begun requiring some employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and is evaluating mandates throughout its entire workforce, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter.Chevron is now requiring expatriate employees…

One Dead, Five Missing as Fire Erupts on Pemex Offshore Platform

Aug 23, 2021

One person died and five went missing after a fire broke out Sunday on a Pemex offshore platform in the Campeche Bay, Mexico.The fire broke out at the E-Ku-A2 platform at Pemex's Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field at 3:10 pm Sunday and was brought under control an hour later…

Viking Launches Lifejacket for Offshore Energy Industry Workers

Aug 11, 2021

Safety equipment firm Viking Life-Saving Equipment has launched a new lifejacket for the oil & gas and wind energy market.The inflatable lifejacket, named the VIKING YouSafeTM Vanguard, has been developed after to meet (275N) offshore industry standards…

Seacor Power Capsizing: Public Hearing Scheduled for Aug. 2

Jul 30, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard will next week hold a formal public hearing to consider evidence related to the April 2021 capsizing of the liftboat Seacor Power and the death of 13 of its 19 crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico.The Seacor Power liftboat capsized…

VIDEO: Jack-up Unit Tilts Off China. Four Missing

Jul 26, 2021

Four people fell into the sea and went missing after an offshore construction unit tilted off the coast of Huzhou City, China, CGTN, a Chinese state-backed news website, said Monday.According to CGTN, there were 65 people on board when the incident took place…

DNV Verifies Ultrasound Testing Method for Fire Foam on Vessels, Offshore Structures

Jul 15, 2021

Classification society DNV has verified Survitec's fire foam testing process onboard maritime vessels or offshore structures.Survival technology specialist Survitec said its new Produced Foam Live Test method uses ultrasound technology to verify the effectiveness of fire-fighting foam…

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