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Storm Cut 73% of US Offshore Production

Jul 14, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry has cut 73%, or 1.38 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Sunday.Natural gas output from the northern Gulf of Mexico is down 62%, or 1.7 billion cubic feet per day, BSEE said.A total of 283 production platforms, or 42%, remain shut in the Gulf of Mexico, BSEE said.(Reporting by Erwin Seba Editing by Nick Zieminski)

Gas Explosion Kills 7 in Bangladesh

Nov 18, 2019

At least seven people were killed and eight injured on Sunday after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a police official said.The gas pipeline exploded in front of a five-storey building, blowing walls off the building…

Into a New Era of Organizational Memory

Oct 29, 2019

Jim Stuart, SVP Digital at Lloyd’s Register, outlines current and future challenges for asset owners and operators in the energy and marine industries across Asia-Pacific (APAC) and how technology will change the way knowledge is captured, stored and used across organizations for the better…

Oil Prices Jump 2% After Tanker Attacks

Jun 13, 2019

Oil prices settled 2.2% higher on Thursday after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude trade flows through one of the world's key shipping routes.The attacks near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz reignited…

Two Tankers Attacked in Gulf of Oman

Jun 13, 2019

Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, leaving one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices as much as 4% higher over worries about Middle East supplies.The Front Altair, carrying petrochemical feedstock…

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…

Fire Breaks Out on Gas Pipeline in Russia's Urals Region

May 06, 2019

A fire broke out on a major gas pipeline in the Urals region of Russia, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source in the emergency services.Gazprom, which operates the pipeline via Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk, said in a…

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 Field Shut after Gas Leak

Apr 09, 2019

Production at Equinor's Aasta Hansteen gas field remained shut on Tuesday after a gas leak the previous day.'We are focusing on finding the cause of the leakage and prepare for repairing. We are still working on that,' Equinor spokesman Morten Eek said…

Cyclone Halts Production off W. Australia

Mar 25, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum said on Monday it had evacuated all personnel from offshore production platforms off Western Australia ahead of Cyclone Veronica, and was operating the North West Shelf LNG and Pluto LNG plants on skeleton staff…

Fire Breaks Out at Kazakhstan Oilfield

Mar 25, 2019

A fire has broken out at the onshore Kalamkas oilfield in Kazakhstan's western Mangistau province, the country's emergencies committee said on Monday.MangistauMunaiGas (MMG), the company which operates the field and is owned by Kazakh state energy firm KazMunayGaz and China's CNPC…

Woodside Invests in Cyber Security

Mar 18, 2019

Australia's largest independent oil and gas company said it has invested in a Western Australian company specializing in the protection and security of critical infrastructure.Woodside will take a 10% shareholding in Sapien Cyber, subject to satisfaction of conditions precedent…

DNV GL Opens New Houston Facility

Feb 28, 2019

DNV GL announced Thursday that it has opened a new facility in Houston to provide failure analyses that support the industry in conducting effective and efficient root cause analyses.The facility will carry out the initial steps of a failure investigation…

New Wireless Gas Monitor Introduced

Feb 27, 2019

Emerson has introduced its first fully integrated wireless gas monitor in response to the critical need for monitoring of toxic hydrogen sulphide gas in wellheads, tank farms and other remote locations. The Rosemount 928 Wireless Gas Monitor…

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