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Workers take legal action after Mexico rig collapse

Workers who were injured when a rig collapsed earlier this year have sued the rig manufacturer. The move follows an incident in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico in May in which a worker was killed. The 26 employees have taken legal action against Friede & Goldman and its affiliates Friede & Goldman LLC, FG Engineering Ltd and FG Engineering Ltd and FKA Friede & Goldman Ltd.

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ConocoPhillips and CNOOC face legal action

A group of 21 Chinese firms are taking legal action against CNOOC and ConocoPhillips for losses incurred due to oil spills. The bid, which is calling for more than $22.8million in compensation, was made after there were leaks at the Penglai 19-3 oilfield in 2011. The spills polluted 6,200 square km of water in the Bohaj Bay area and the field was finally sealed in October this year.