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Add Energy Secures Funding for Blowout Event Research

Jul 20, 2023

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) has awarded well integrity and well control specialist Add Energy USD 354,160 funding to develop a method to standardize blowout event consequence analysis to support consistent risk measurement of unwanted well control events…

Ailing Liftboat Crewmember Medevaced in US Gulf

Jul 17, 2023

An ailing crewmember was medevaced from a liftboat approximately three miles south of Pecan Island, La., Saturday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 1:12 a…

Germany Tells UN: Nord Stream Inquiry Found Subsea Explosive Traces on Yacht

Jul 12, 2023

Germany found traces of subsea explosives in samples taken from a yacht that it suspects 'may have been used to transport the explosives' to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipelines, it told the U.N. Security Council in a letter with Sweden and Denmark…

Equinor's Mongstad Refinery Reduces Output after Lightning Strike

Jul 12, 2023

Equinor has evacuated some staff and reduced output at its Mongstad oil refinery on Norway's west coast after a lightning strike near the plant disrupted power supplies, it said on Wednesday.Mongstad is Equinor's largest refinery with a crude oil and condensate distillation capacity of 226…

Mexico's Pemex to Lose Some 100,000 bpd of Crude this Month after Deadly Platform Fire

Jul 12, 2023

Mexico's state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos will see its crude output reduced by some 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) until the beginning of August after a massive fire on Friday at an offshore platform, a top company source said.The reduced production implies that…

Norway's Safety Watchdog Demands Action from Equinor Mongstad after Worker's Fall from Scaffolding

Jul 11, 2023

Norway's oil and gas industry safety watchdog Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has concluded its investigation into a January 2023 incident at Equinor's onshore processing plant in Mongstad, where a worker fell from scaffolding from a height of 23…

Pemex Estimates Deadly Platform Fire Shut in 700,000 Barrels of Oil

Jul 10, 2023

Mexican oil company Pemex estimates that a deadly fire on a major offshore platform off the southern edge of the Gulf of Mexico has led to the loss of 700,000 barrels of crude oil production so far, while one person remains missing, the CEO of the state company…

VIDEO: Two Dead, One Missing after Fire Tears through Pemex Offshore Oil Platform

Jul 08, 2023

Two workers died and another remained missing after a raging fire broke out early on Friday morning at an offshore platform run by Mexican state oil company Pemex just off the southern edge of the Gulf of Mexico.In posts on Twitter, Pemex said…

Valeura Energy Halts Production at Wassana Oil Field after FSO 'Contacts' CALM Buoy

Jul 07, 2023

Valeura Energy said Friday it had temporarily suspended production operations at the Wassana oil field, offshore the Gulf of Thailand after the floating storage and offloading vessel (“FSO”) stationed at the field deviated from its intended…

Engie, Svanehøj Team Up to Make LNG Storage on FSRUs Safer

Jul 07, 2023

Svanehøj and energy researchers at Engie Lab Crigen have joined forces to develop more effective safety measures regarding LNG storage on FSRU.According to Svanehøj , stratifications and roll-overs pose significant safety risks when natural gas is liquified and stored in a cryogenic state…

Remembering Piper Alpha: 35th Anniversary of Offshore Oil Disaster that Claimed 167 Lives

Jul 06, 2023

Thirty-five years ago, on July 6, 1988, one of the offshore oil and gas industry's worst-ever disasters struck  - the explosion of the Piper Alpha platform in the UK North Sea. To this day, the disaster is the worst ever in the industry by the number of lives lost…

ABS Issues Safety, Technical Guideline for Floating Offshore Wind Substations

Jul 03, 2023

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published requirements addressing safety and technical standards for floating offshore wind substations in what has been described as an industry first. Together with input from offshore wind project developers…

Safety Body Launches Probe into Fire at Equinor's Gina Krog Offshore Platform

Jun 27, 2023

The Norwegian offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), has started investigating a recent fire in a utility room within the living quarters of Equinor's Gina Krog offshore platform in the North Sea, off Norway.The PSA…

Swedish Prosecutor Hopes to Conclude Nord Stream Probe in Autumn

Jun 14, 2023

Sweden hopes to be able to determine who was behind the Nord Stream gas pipeline sabotage by the autumn, the prosecutor leading the country's investigation told Swedish radio.In September 2022, several unexplained underwater explosions ruptured…

Dutch Intelligence Tipped CIA on Alleged Ukraine Plan to Attack Nord Stream -NOS

Jun 13, 2023

A Dutch intelligence agency tipped off the CIA about an alleged Ukrainian plan in June 2022 to blow up the Nord Stream pipeline, Dutch national broadcaster NOS reported on Tuesday.The NOS report, which was compiled with help from leading German media outlets…

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