Marine surveillance technology firm Aptomar, along with four Norway-focused oil and gas firms, and the Norwegian Coastal Administration, have teamed up in an industry project to improve oil spill detection and management.
Eni Norge will buy in training for staff from what it believes is the world’s first centre providing instruction for oil spill response in total darkness, which it says will be vital for recovery operations in northern waters.
Staff were being evacuated yesterday from Royal Dutch Shell’s Brent Alpha platform after a mechanical failure during a lift caused a large container to fall from a crane into the North Sea on Sunday evening.
The explosion that killed a worker on Fieldwood Energy’s West Delta 105 “E” platform on Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) happened while maintenance contractors were cleaning a ‘heater treater’, a piece of equipment that separates oil from water and other liquids, Fieldwood has said.
UTEC Survey Australia Pty Ltd has announced the completion of a major infield inspection of approximately 550km of pipelines and 20 infield structures off the northwest coast of Australia for Apache Energy.