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Islamist Militants Kill Six at Oil and Gas Production Site in Pakistan

May 24, 2023

Islamist militants stormed natural gas and oil production facilities in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing four police and two private guards, police and the operator said.The attack by up to 50 militants took place at facilities run by MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas Company, a unit of Hungary's MOL, in Hangu district near the Afghan border, police official Irfan Khan said.Police said the militants targeted two wells…

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…

Cluster of Chinese Vessels Spotted Near Russian Rig Off Vietnam

May 10, 2023

A Chinese research vessel flanked by coast guard and nearly a dozen boats on Wednesday entered a gas block operated by Russian and Vietnamese state firms, two monitoring groups said, another potential flashpoint in the South China Sea.It follows…

Chevron Suspends Production at Thai Oil Field after Fatal Accident

Mar 20, 2023

Production at the Benchamas oil field in the Gulf of Thailand was suspended immediately after an accident last week and remains offline, U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp said in a statement on Monday.The announcement comes after an accident last…

Malaysia: Fire Breaks Out at Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline. One Fatality Reported

Nov 16, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas has confirmed reports that a fire broke out at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline near Lawas, Sarawak, Malaysia. According to Malaymail.com a man was killed and two others injured in the pipeline explosion.Petronas…

Australian Offshore Oil & Gas Safety Regulator Gets New CEO

Nov 10, 2022

Sue McCarrey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for a three-year term from February 2023.To join NOPSEMA, McCarrey will leave her…

Large Explosions Hit Taiwan's CPC Dalin Oil Refinery

Oct 28, 2022

An explosion hit Taiwan's state-backed CPC Dalin Refinery in the southern city of Kaohsiung on Thursday night, videos and images from the Fire Department showed with heavy fire seen above the plant, officials said, adding nobody was hurt in the incident…

Wearing Men's PPE Puts Women Working Offshore at Risk, Red Wing Says

Oct 14, 2021

Personal protective equipment provider Red Wing has said that giving female workers men's PPE puts women at risk, and has called for the North Sea offshore industry to close the gender PPE gap and improve the safety of women’s kit.According to Red Wing…

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…

India Still Searching for Missing Offshore Workers Three Days after Barge Sinking

May 21, 2021

India's army and navy deployed ships and aircraft as they searched for 26 people still missing more than three days after a powerful cyclone sank a barge off the country's west coast, killing 49 people on board.Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to barrel into the west coast in two decades…

Fourteen Die Offshore India After Barge Sinks as Cyclone Batters West Coast

May 19, 2021

Fourteen people have died as a barge sank off India's west coast after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country, authorities said on Wednesday, while Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters to locate scores of other missing personnel…

Cyclone Tauktae: Rescue Op Launched for 81 Offshore Oil Workers after Barge Sinks off Mumbai

May 18, 2021

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 81 missing oil workers and crew whose barge sank in heavy seas following a powerful cyclone that tore up the west coast of the country.Around 180 of those on board the barge were rescued from the water as it sank off Mumbai…

Cyclone Tauktae Hits ONGC Offshore Installations. Three Barges, Drillship Go Adrift

May 18, 2021

ONGC, an Indian oil and gas company, said on Tuesday that cyclone Tauktae, which struck the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai in the early hours of May 17, had impacted three of its barges and one of its drillships, causing them to lose their anchors and drift away…

Malaysia Offshore Rig Sinking: All 101 Crewmembers Brought to Shore Safely

May 06, 2021

All workers from the Naga 7 jack-up drilling rig that sunk off Sarawak earlier this week, have been safely brought to shore, Velesto, the owner of the ill-fated jack-up, said Thursday.The rig had been preparing to start a drilling operation of a subsidiary of the U…

China: CNOOC Searching for Three Missing After Fire on Offshore Platform Doused

Apr 09, 2021

China’s offshore oil and gas major CNOOC Ltd has put out a fire at a production platform in Bohai Bay and is focusing its efforts on searching for three people who went missing, the firm said on Friday.In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange…

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