The North Sea helicopter industry’s faith in the UK regulator is on the mend, an offshore flight safety boss said today.
Saudi Aramco said eight of its workers have been injured after a fire broke out at one of its oil terminals.
North Sea industry treading line between “catastrophe and bankruptcy”, helicopter safety chief warns
North Sea industry is treading the line between catastrophe and bankruptcy as the crude price downturn drags on, a helicopter safety chief warned today.
COSL is said to have invested million in testing its rigs after a worker was killed by a huge wave in the Norwegian North Sea last year.
Eni is reported to have acknowledged its staff needed to have a better grasp of potential risks at its Goliat field more than a month before a power failure halted production, it has emerged.
Total said it has shut down some units at its 247,000 barrels per day Gonfreville refinery in northern France following a technical incident.
Eni has been given until the end of the month to comply with a prohibition notice over its Liverpool Bay operating area after a hydrocarbon release.
Oil major Shell has been fined €1,000 and told to pay €15,000 in legal costs for causing noise and light pollution from a gas flare at its Corrib gas terminal.
As the drive to reduce operating costs in the North Sea continues, it is important to focus on what matters most: protecting the health and safety of those who work in one of the harshest offshore environments in the world.
Statoil has been given until the end of September to deal with a non-conformity discovered on its Statfjord A platform.
Eni has been issued with an order from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).
An offshore helicopter transport safety organisation has welcomed new European proposals for making sure pilots are mentally fit for flying.
Oil major Shell has been hit with an improvement notice for its Clipper asset in the Southern North Sea after it was found some inspections had not been carried out for at least 12 years.
Oil major Shell has completed improvement notices from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an incident led to the loss of containment of more than 800kg of gasoline.
At least one person was killed and three others injured in an Iranian gas pipeline explosion early on Saturday near the town of Gonaveh in the southern province of Bushehr, a local official told state news agency IRNA.
French oil giant Total today denied mounting a large-scale down manning operation on one of its North Sea platforms due to concerns over lifeboat provision. Total said it had slightly reduced the number of people on Elgin-Franklin, but dismissed claims in a media report which set the figure as high as 40. The report said Total was down manning because it would not have had enough lifeboat capacity for a full evacuation of Elgin-Franklin while adhering to industry standards for lifeboats.
BP’s refinery in Indiana is thought to have been inspected after the facility discharged five times more industrial waste into Lake Michigan than allowed earlier this week. A BP spokesman was quoted as saying “an upset” at the refinery’s wastewater treatment facility had caused the infringement and said the firm was working to correct the problem. The company reportedly said no hydrocarbons had leaked into the lake, adding that the excess in wastewater discharges would not affect drinking water or marine life.
Job losses and low morale could derail efforts to bring the UK offshore sector's safety-critical maintenance backlog under control, a trade unionist said yesterday. RMT regional organiser Jake Molloy was commenting on a report showing the amount of maintenance work overdue for completion on oil and gas infrastructure was shrinking. Oil and Gas UK’s health and safety report said year-on-year reductions were being reported across the backlog of planned, corrective and deferred work.
Better technology could be behind an increase in the number of oil and gas leaks reported on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) in 2015, according to new research. In its latest annual health and safety report, Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said the number of offshore hydrocarbon releases went up by 9% last year. But the industry body said the rise was largely made up of minor incidents, as the frequency of major leaks was flat.
Production was stopped on a Det Norske FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel after a suspected gas leak.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said a number of non-conformities and improvement points have been found after carrying out an audit of Teekay Petrojarl’s barrier management.
Lundin Petroleum has been given a number of improvement points by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) after an audit into the Swedish company’s barrier management.
Sinopec has shutdown a section of the Sichuan-East gas pipeline after it two people were killed when the region was hit by a landslide and fire.
North Sea operator EnQuest has been hit with an improvement notice by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a gas leak.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has found a number of improvement points and non-conformities after carrying out an audit on ExxonMobil’s management of cranes and lifting operations.