BP has been wrapped for regulatory breaches by Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority after a “substantial leak” of oil and gas on its Norwegian Ula platform last year.
[Read more ] • 30.04.2013
BP said today the first phase of a trial over the Deepwater Horizon accident in the US Gulf of Mesxico three years ago has demonstrated its belief that it was not negligent and that the incident was the result of a series of “multiple causes involving multiple parties.”
Provision of deepwater well safety technology is being stepped up with the launch in Houston of a new offshore emergency response team.
[Read more ] • 26.03.2013
Helicopter maker Eurocopter has been urged to review the design of the main gearbox lubrication system on one of its aircraft types as part of an ongoing investigation into two ditching incident in the North Sea last year.
[Read more ] • 18.03.2013
Total in the UK has been given a green light to restart production at a North Sea field after a major gas leak last year.
[Read more ] • 07.03.2013
Certification authority Det Norske Veritas has launched a new standard to manage the perceived risks of shale gas exploation and development.
[Read more ] • 18.01.2013
A “potential leak” on the North Sea Cormorant Alpha platform has halted production in the area.
[Read more ] • 16.01.2013
Similar faults have been found with the gearboxes on two helicopters which ditched in the North Sea this year.
[Read more ] • 30.11.2012
Statoil has pledged to carry out a thorough investigation into the terror attack at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria which left five employees dead in an effort to improve security at production plants.
[Read more ] • 07.02.2013
Only security staff are now left on board the Norwegian floatel Floatel Superior after a ruptured ballast tank was discovered causing a list on board the unit from which all non essential personnel were evacuated earlier today.
[Read more ] • 07.11.2012
Britain's Air Accident Investigation Branch has found fault again with the main gearbox lubrication system on a Eurocopter 225 Super Puma which ditched in the North Sea near the Shetland Islands a few days ago.
[Read more ] • 26.10.2012
All 19 crew and passengers were reported to be safe after another helicopter ditched in the North Sea.
[Read more ] • 23.10.2012
Operator Taqa Bratani confirms a hydrocarbon leak has been detected in one of the legs in the Cormorant Alpha platform in the UK North Sea which has led to the shutdown of up to 20 producing fields.
Certification and verification authority Det Norske Veritas has sought to dampen down reports that the Talisman Energy platform for the new Yme field development offshore Norway is not “fit for duty.”
[Read more ] • 09.10.2012
ConocoPhillips has been given a clean bill of health by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority after an audit of its operations at the Teesside gas plant in the UK,.
[Read more ] • 04.10.2012
A maritime expert is due to talk about incidents involving station keeping with dynamic positioning systems later this mouth.
[Read more ] • 01.10.2012
BP is facing a legal bill of nearly $4 billion after admitting a series of criminal charge in relation to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig and oil spill two and a half years ago.
[Read more ] • 16.11.2012
BP is facing an investigation by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority after an oil leak at the Ula field last month.
Britain's Health and Safety Executive has started an investigation into a North Sea incident in which a diver's air supply umbilical was cut.
[Read more ] • 26.09.2012
Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority is to investigate a stability incident on the Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible which brought the rig crew to muster stations while drilling in the Barents Sea.
[Read more ] • 13.09.2012
Accommodation vessel owner Floatel International says an anchor came loose on its Floatel Superior unit while stationed near the Njord A floating production unit offshore Norway and this caused damage to a ballast tank causing the unit to list, triggering a major emergency evacuation.
[Read more ] • 08.11.2012
Approval has been given to remove oil from a Shell pipeline in the North Sea which leaked last year.
[Read more ] • 06.09.2012
Offshore supplier Dron and Dickson has marked five years operating for Nexen's UK North Sea Buzzard and Scott/Telford fields without any accidents.
[Read more ] • 05.09.2012
Total expects to complete operations to insert cement plugs into the well which leaked on its UK North Sea Elgin platform by the end of next month.
[Read more ] • 23.08.2012
Helicopter operator CHC has temporarily suspended all flight operations with EC225 Super Puma aircraft while it awaits additional information about the reason for a control ditching in the North Sea.
Schat-Harding has set a new freefall lifeboat record.
[Read more ] • 14.08.2012
Operator Fairfield Energy has reported a third oil leak while performing an ROV survey at the UK Northern North Sea Osprey field.
[Read more ] • 01.08.2012
Fairfield Energy says it is still working to plug a minor oil leak from its UK North Sea Osprey field after an oil sheen was seen on the surface five days previously.
[Read more ] • 16.07.2012
A North Sea deepsea diver spent 38 minutes under water after his umbilical line carrying his air supply line was cut while working on the Huntingdon oil field development.
New study reveals gaps between causes in reports and interviews.
[Read more ] • 13.08.2012