North Sea

North Sea

Owners bring drifting barge back under control

31/12/2015

The barge which today caused mayhem on the North Sea has been brought back under control, vessel owners Eide Marine said. BP and ConocoPhillips were forced to shut down production and evacuate platforms in the central North Sea after the barge broke away from its moorings in stormy weather, posing a threat to the installations.

North Sea

Drifting barge misses BP North Sea platform by 2km, BP prepares restart

31/12/2015

The drifting barge which forced BP to evacuate its Valhall Platform in the North Sea has missed the installation, Norwegian rescue authorities were cited as saying. A spokesman for BP said it was taking steps to restart production on the facility, a process which usually takes 24 hours. The company had been in the process of taking evacuees to nearby platforms as a precaution, and a tug boat was trying to bring the barge under control.

North Sea

Oil industry to back new collaborative charter

11/12/2015

The trade body for the North Sea oil and gas sector has called for the industry to back the tenets of a new charter that outlines collaborative behaviours to achieve “transformational change”.

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