“During the generator testing, numerous safety devices appear to have been deliberately overridden by Jadestone, including heat detectors, flame detectors, and smoke detectors,” the OA said. No alarms went off because of the overridden sensors.
However, “a small number of inconsistencies in standard fittings were identified” during this process. As a result, Jadestone is now tackling these problems in order to ensure safety.
Australian oil and gas producer Santos (ASX:STO) today reported that it has approval from the offshore petroleum regulator for its US$2 billion Dorado oil and gas project in Western Australia. Significantly, the news may ease concerns about the regulator’s harder approach towards project approvals since a court ruling last year.
The development of the Santos-operated Barossa offshore gas development that will backfill the Darwin LNG export plant in Australia looks set to be further delayed after the offshore regulator suspended planned construction of an offshore pipeline due to indigenous heritage concerns.
UK-listed Jadestone Energy (LON:JSE) has reported that the start-up of the company’s Montara Venture floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel remains uncertain following oil leaks offshore Australia.
DOF Subsea Australia convicted of ‘negligently breaching’ health and safety duties during diving operations
Following a lengthy trial, DOF Subsea Australia (DOF) have been convicted in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia of three counts of an employer negligently breaching its health and safety duties under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, reported the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) on Tuesday.
Structural integrity of Jadestone’s Montara FPSO questioned by Australia’s regulator after oil spills
Jadestone Energy (LON:JSE) has been slapped with two directives from Australia’s offshore energy regulator as worries rise about the structural integrity of the company’s Montara floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel following two oil leaks.
Australia’s offshore regulator has issued a prohibition notice to Jadestone Energy (LON:JSE) following an oil spill offshore Australia at the Montara oilfield due to immediate and significant threats to the environment as the structural integrity of the FPSO is at risk of failure.
Petrofac has secured a contract from the Australian Government to carry out the first phase of decommissioning work on the Northern Endeavour.
Australia’s offshore environment and safety regulator NOPSEMA has ordered BHP to clean up three offshore fields following years of “limited action” and equipment sinking to the seabed, reported BoilingCold. This will add to the decommissioning burden Woodside will inherit if it absorbs BHP’s oil and gas assets as part of a deal announced last month.
A Norwegian subsea service company has launched an investigation after two of its divers reported suffering symptoms of brain damage.
BP faces further delay on its plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight.