Oil & Gas

Tributes paid to former Petrobras chief executive

A former chief executive of Petrobras has passed away after battling cancer. Jose Eduardo Dutra, who was 58-years-old, died yesterday following a battle with cancer. The Workers’ Party presidents was a geologist and union leader who was elected as a senator more than 20 years ago.

Health, Safety & Environment

Oil company pleads guilty to breaching safe workplace duties after death of workers

An oil company has pleaded guilty to breaching its duty to provide a safe workplace after the death of two workers on a rig. Stena Drilling Australia is expected to be sentenced next month after entering the plea at a Magistrates Court in Victoria. It followed the deaths of floorman Peter Meddens and toolpusher Barry Denholm who had been working on the Stena Clyde mobile offshore drilling unit.