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Taiwan: Fire Hits Formosa's Mailiao Refinery

Jul 15, 2020

Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical Corp has shut a residue desulfurizer (RDS) unit at its 540,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Mailiao refinery after it was hit by a fire early on Wednesday, three sources close to the matter said.Mailiao is one of Asia's 10 largest standalone refining plants. The sources said its no. 2 RDS, with a capacity of 80,000 bpd, had been affected by the fire.Formosa spokesmen could not immediately be reached for comment…

Kazakhstan Launches Probe After Black Smoke Spotted Over Kashagan Field

Sep 14, 2020

Kazakhstan's environmental authorities will inspect an oil and gas processing plant at the country's biggest oilfield, Kashagan, after gas flaring at the plant caused plumes of black smoke on Monday, the ecology ministry said.NCOC, the consortium of global energy majors developing Kashagan…

Heerema's Aegir Heavy Lifter in Drop Fall Incident Offshore Taiwan

Jun 18, 2020

The article has been updated to include a statement by the Heerema Marine Contractors' spokesperson.Heerema Marine Contractors' heavy lift vessel Aegir has earlier this week experienced a drop fall incident off the coast of Taiwan where it is working on an offshore wind project…

One Person Dies as Fire Breaks Out at Kuwait Oil Field Drilling Tower

Jun 12, 2020

A fire erupted at a drilling tower in Kuwait's northern Sabriyah oil field, killing one person and injuring another, state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said in a statement on its twitter account on Thursday.The incident, which happened early on Thursday…

Two Firefighters Die in Fire at Oilfield in India

Jun 10, 2020

Two firefighters from Oil India have died while trying to put out a massive blaze at an oilfield operated by the state-run explorer in India's northeastern Assam state, officials said on Wednesday.Oil India had suspended operations at the gas…

Oil India's Baghjan Well Catches Fire

Jun 09, 2020

An ongoing gas leak at state-run oil and gas explorer Oil India Ltd's Baghjan well in the eastern India state of Assam caught fire on Tuesday, the company said in a statement.Oil India suspended operations at the well in its Baghjan oilfield on May 27 after an uncontrolled gas emission…

Kazakhstan: No Shutdown Planned for COVID-19-hit Tengiz Field

May 27, 2020

Kazakhstan has no plans to shut down oil production at its biggest oilfield, Tengiz, despite the novel coronavirus outbreak among its workers, the Central Asian nation's energy minister said on Wednesday.Kazakhstan's chief sanitary doctor said last week the field's operator…

Lockdown Measures Tightened at Kazakhstan's Karachaganak Gas Field

May 25, 2020

Kazakhstan has tightened lockdown measures at its biggest gas condensate field Karachaganak after confirming the first case of novel coronavirus among its staff, authorities said on Monday.The chief sanitary doctor in Western Kazakhstan province…

NOPSEMA: Offshore Operators Well Equipped to Deal with COVID-19

May 06, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has said that the offshore oil and gas companies operating in the country are 'are equipped with adequate arrangements for protecting workers from infectious diseases such as COVID-19…

VIDEO: Crane Collapses on Deme Offshore's New Vessel

May 04, 2020

A giant crane collapsed on Saturday on Deme Offshore's flagship offshore vessel Orion at Liebherr's yard in Rostock, Germany, during crane load tests.Deme said Saturday that 'a few persons suffered minor injuries.' Deme Offshore said: 'A serious…

Australia Joins U.S. Ships in South China Sea Amid Rising Tension

Apr 22, 2020

An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil, near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia, officials said on Wednesday.The warships…

Two U.S. Warships in South China Sea Amid China-Malaysia Standoff

Apr 21, 2020

Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea, the Navy said on Tuesday, with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia.The Haiyang Dizhi 8, a Chinese government research ship…

COVID 19: Only Essential Crew on OMV NZ Offshore Platforms

Apr 15, 2020

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has de-manned its offshore platforms in the Taranaki Basin in New Zealand to only essential crews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Responding to request for comment by Offshore Engineer on how it is dealing with the COVID-19 situation…

Singapore: Foreign Workers Move to Floating Accommodation

Apr 15, 2020

Following a report earlier this week that Singapore would temporarily house foreign workers on offshore flotels due to the COVID-19 crisis, the first group of workers has boarded one of the units.'As part of Singapore's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19…

Saipem Crew in Isolation after COVID-19 Case on Pipelaying Vessel

Apr 14, 2020

Several crewmembers aboard Saipem's offshore vessel FDS in a port in the Netherlands have been placed in isolation after a confirmed COVID-19 case aboard.As reported by Saipem last Friday, one crewmember on the pipelayer was disembarked and transferred to isolation after he was confirmed positive…

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