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Oil Spill at Statfjord

May 15, 2019

An unspecified amount of oil was observed on the sea surface early Wednesday morning in connection with loading oil from buoy to shuttle tanker on the North Sea Statfjord field, Equinor announced.The loading operations were stopped when this was discovered…

NHV Joins HeliOffshore

May 15, 2019

Belgium-based offshore helicopter operator NHV Group has joined HeliOffshore, a global organization safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry.Through collaboration with members, HeliOffshore is delivering an industry-wide safety program that is enhancing safety worldwide…

One Dead After Saipem Vessel Blast

May 13, 2019

One of the 14 people injured after an explosion on a pipe-laying vessel in the Caspian Sea operated by Italian oil service group Saipem has died, a Saipem spokeswoman said on Monday.The explosion took place on May 8.'Saipem deeply regrets to…

Equinor E&P: Testing Frontier Resolve

May 13, 2019

The stately Norwegian operator’s foray into South Australian offshore and Norway’s remote areas is being contested by increasingly successful green groups.A first installment of Norwegian operator Equinor’s plans to drill and develop oil reserves…

USCG Monitoring GoM Gas Leak

May 13, 2019

Authorities are monitoring a natural gas and condensate release from an orphan well four nautical miles southeast of Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas, the US Coast Guard said on Thursday (May 9).The Coast guard said watchstanders at…

Norwegian Wage Talks Break Down

May 09, 2019

Wage talks between Norwegian oil firms and their employees broke down on Thursday, setting the stage for mediation later this year in order to prevent a strike, Norwegian Oil and Gas (NOG) said in a statement on Thursday (May 9).While Norway’s…

Lukoil Develops Arctic-Friendly Oil Spill Kit

May 08, 2019

Russian oil company Lukoil has been given state approval for its new absorbent and biotechnology-based oil spill response technologies for Arctic regions. Lukoil says the technologies, on which it has taken out nine patents, have been designed…

Blue Marlin Freed After Pirate Hijacking

May 07, 2019

A Royal Boskalis Westminster heavy transport vessel has been recovered and the crew freed after being hijacked on Sunday about 80 miles offshore Equatorial Guinea.The 225m-long Blue Marlin semisubmersible heavy transport vessel had recently…

Ampelmann Scores Contract from Harvey Gulf

May 03, 2019

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has secured a contract to supply a walk-to-work (W2W) transfer system for US based marine transportation company Harvey Gulf to be used during maintenance work at an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico…

Partners Find a New Way to Detect Well leaks

May 02, 2019

Project partners in the UK are working to develop a new approach for monitoring the long-term integrity of suspended or decommissioned oil and gas wells in the North Sea. Their proposed technique aims to act as a 'smoke alarm for the sea' to provide early warning in the event of a leak…

Trump Administration to Revise Offshore Safety Rules

May 02, 2019

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns…

Activists End Occupation of Arctic Drill Rig

Apr 30, 2019

Greenpeace activists climbed down from a Seadrill drilling rig in Norway on Tuesday and are no longer occupying it, the environmental group told Reuters.The rig, which was boarded by four activists on Monday, will be used next month by Equinor to explore for oil and gas in the Arctic…

Aasta Hansteen Seen Restarting on April 17

Apr 16, 2019

Equinor's Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea, which was shut on April 8 due to a gas leak, is expected to restart production on Wednesday, gas system operator Gassco said on Tuesday.'The expectation is that they will restart production tomorrow…

Delving into Cultural Factors Can Improve Safety

Apr 12, 2019

Oil and gas organizations have significantly improved safety over the years, and evaluating a company’s safety culture can identify areas for further gains. But culture is hard to measure and even more difficult to change.Over the past 10 years…

Oceaneering Unveils TAXI

Apr 11, 2019

A new digital radiography solution from Oceaneering International aims to help reduce the number of unplanned shutdowns in the oil and gas sector.Typically, radiography uses gamma radiation emitting isotopes. This upsets nucleonic level control instrumentation on pressure vessels and equipment…

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