The UK Government spent more than £50,000 investigating BP after an oil leak – an amount seven times greater than the fine dished out to the company.
Investigations were today underway after Shell was forced to downman one of its North Sea platforms.
The finding of an investigation into the death of an Aker Solution’s worker in huge waves on the Troll field is expected today.
ASX Ltd. Managing Director Elmer Funke Kupper resigned after 4 1/2 years in charge as police investigate activities in Cambodia of the Australian betting company he formerly led.
Former Energy Secretary Cecil Parkinson told the Cabinet he had "complete confidence" in Lord Cullen's inquiry into the Piper Alpha Disaster.
An investigation has been launched after a North Sea platform was left without a number of core personnel on board.
SBM Offshore has said there is no impediments to its current chief executive continuing in his role after a number of charges were made against the company by Brazilian prosecutors. Last week it was announced 12 people had been charged in connection with an alleged bribery scheme involving SBM Offshore and Petrobras.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has warned North Atlantic Drilling (NAD) that an incident on a drilling unit could have caused injury to staff. An investigation by the PSA was carried out after an incident on the West Venture in March this year when it was operating on the Troll field. It comes at the same time as Transocean were hit with a report outlining concerns over safety following an incident the same month.
Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has recovered the flight data recorder from a helicopter which crashed on the way from an oil platform. The incident earlier this month left six people dead and others injured after the Sikorsky 76 Bristow helicopter crashed into a lagoon. The aircraft had been carrying 10 passengers and 2 crew when the incident happened.
Brazil’s attorney general has asked the nation’s Supreme Court for permission to investigate 54 top political figures for alleged involvement in what prosecutors say is the country’s largest corruption scandal. Attorney general Rodrigo Janot’s request to the top court opens an expansive new phase of the investigation into the kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras. Mr Janot told a group of supporters who had gathered outside his office: “We’re going to work with tranquillity, with balance. Those who must pay will pay. “We’re going to investigate. This will be a long process, we’re just now beginning. The investigation begins and we’ll follow it through to the end.”
A senior official of the China National Offshore Company (CNOOC) is under investigation suspected of allegedly receiving bribes. Luo Weizhong, general manager of CNOOC gas and power group which is a subsidiary of the company, has also been detained. China’s top prosecutor made the announcement today in a statement on the website of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.