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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, the company said Monday’s fire at the V29 well of its V platform off China’s northern coast was put out the following day.The blaze broke out as CNOOC took emergency measures to contain “shallow gas” that overflowed during a drilling operation…

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…

Petronas Assisting Workers Stranded on Offshore Rig in Myanmar after Coup

Feb 08, 2021

Following reports that workers aboard Petronas' Yetagun oil platform off Myanmar were stranded due to a military coup in the country, the Malaysian oil firm said it was working to ensure the safety of those aboard.'Petronas is extending the…

Fire at Oil India Well Extinguished after Nearly Six Months

Nov 16, 2020

State-run explorer Oil India Ltd said on Monday a deadly fire at its well in eastern India that that started raging nearly six months ago has been 'doused completely.''There is no pressure in the well now and the same will be observed for 24 hrs to check…

New Report Examines Offshore Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues

Nov 04, 2020

Offshore lifting hoists and chains solutions provider William Hackett has published an industry report aiming to help minimize the risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE) and Stress Induced Corrosion Cracking (SICC). The report includes guidance on material choices used in topside and subsea lifts…

Malaysia: Petronas Launches Investigation into Fatal Offshore Incident

Oct 29, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas giant said Thursday it was investigating the cause behind the incident that happened earlier this week when the Dayang Topaz offshore vessel crashed into its platform at the Baram field, off Sarawak.'A thorough assessment of the platform structures is being carried out…

Malaysia: Two Dead After Offshore Vessel Rams into Oil Platform

Oct 27, 2020

Two crew of a Malaysian offshore support vessel died on Tuesday after their ship hit a [platform] operated by state oil firm Petronas off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island.The Dayang Topaz rammed into the Baram B oil platform after its anchor cable broke in bad weather…

India's ONGC Douses Fire on Offshore Gas-fed Plant

Sep 24, 2020

A fire at an Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) plant caused by a pipeline rupture has cut gas supplies to customers including power and fertiliser companies, said a person familiar with the matter at gas marketing firm GAIL (India) Ltd.The fire…

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…

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…

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…

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