Safety

Platform owner ATP to pay $1m after unauthorized oil discharges in Gulf of Mexico

Jan 19, 2015

BSEE and EPA secure settlement in first joint judicial enforcement action under Clean Water Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

BG Group’s European exploration boss to lead new UK regulator

Jan 19, 2015

Andy Samuel will be chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the brand new regulator for the UK’s offshore industry.

BOEM’s new director is legal expert and head of Maryland Energy Administration

Jan 19, 2015

Abigail Ross Hopper has been named the new director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Norwegian project takes high-tech approach to spill management

Jan 19, 2015

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...

Eni Norge to learn how to handle oil spills in total darkness

Jan 19, 2015

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...

Staff evacuated from Shell’s Brent Alpha after container falls into North Sea

Jan 19, 2015

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...

UK trade body issues Ebola safety guidelines for offshore workers

Jan 19, 2015

Oil and gas workers returning from Ebola-affected countries in Africa should delay going offshore for 21 days, according to guidance issued this week by UK trade body, Oil & Gas UK...

BOEM nearly doubles damage liability limit for offshore spills

Jan 19, 2015

It will be the first liability hike in 25 years, and it will keep going up, bureau says.

GoM platform death update: worker killed while cleaning ‘heater treater’

Jan 19, 2015

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 ‘...

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