Search results for: Blowout

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  • 25 May 2015
    Exploration & Production

    The United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Louisiana announced that Race Addington, 49, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced for making false statements to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspectors in relation to the veracity of blowout preventer testing on an offshore oil and gas platform located at Ship Shoal 225 on […]

  • 25 May 2015

    The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced that Race Addington, 49, of Houston, was sentenced for making false statements to agencies or departments of the United States in relation to the veracity of blowout preventer testing on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Add Energy’s Well Control & Blowout Support group has secured a framework agreement with Statoil for well planning, blowout and kill simulations. This framework agreement will provide specialist services to Statoil over the next 3 years with an agreed optional extension of two periods of 1-year extension. Under the agreement, Add Energy will be responsible […]

  • 18 March 2015

    The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out audits, in 2014, focused on five operating companies’ preparations and plans for capping a potential blowout. The purpose of the audit, which comprised Statoil, Shell, Det Norske, Lundin and OMV, was to examine which requirements and measures the different operators had established, in general terms and for […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Add Energy’s well control & blowout support group has won a framework agreement with Statoil for well planning, blowout, and kill simulations. The upstream consultancy company said on Tuesday that the framework agreement entailed the provision of specialist services to Statoil over the next three years. According to Add Energy, the deal can be extended […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Seven days since the blowout offshore Azerbaijan, the Gunashli 10 platform is still burning. The Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situations on Thursday released a video showing several offshore vessels spraying the burning unit with water in the firefighting attempt. According to Azeri media, the search is still ongoing for 23 offshore workers that went missing following […]

  • 28 November 2011

    Japan’s Inpex concedes the cost estimate for its Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in the Timor Sea needs to be updated after its …   (theaustralian) [mappress] Source: theaustralian, November 28, 2011; Image: inpex

  • 11 June 2010
    Equipment

    Chevron Corp.’s blowout preventer – “the last line of defence” against a massive oil spill off Newfoundland – has shortcomings that could… [mappress] Source: theglobeandmail, June 11, 2010:

  • 21 June 2010

    A Deepwater Horizon rig worker said he identified a leak in the oil rig’s safety equipment weeks before the explosion in April, it has been revealed. Speaking exclusively to the BBC, Tyrone Benton said the leak was not fixed at the time, but that instead the faulty blowout preventer was shut down. This meant that […]

  • 4 April 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today approved a deepwater permit for the drilling of an eighth well that complies with rigorous new safety standards implemented in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill. This includes satisfying the requirement to demonstrate the capacity to contain a subsea […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Equipment

    Deepwater Horizon disaster caused by drill pipe buckling, U.S. Chemical Safety Board discovers.

  • 31 July 2012
    Equipment

    ConocoPhillips at 06:00 hours (WST) today, started troubleshooting of the Blowout Preventer on the sea floor offshore Western Australia. Since the last report, the BOP and marine riser were pulled from the hole for further testing and repairs on the deck of the rig. Following these repairs the BOP and marine riser were run to […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    BSEE is responding today to a report from offshore oil and gas operator Apache Corporation of an underground flow of natural gas at an exploratory well being drilled in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 50 miles east of Venice, LA. There is no detection of gas at the seafloor or pollution at the location. The […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Scana Industrier ASA has through its subsidiary Scana Offshore Services Inc been awarded a contract for BOP stacking services of approximately $2.7 million to an unnamed client. The project work will be executed in Houston and will further support the increased utilization of the new workshop facilities. “BOP stacking services is the cornerstone of Scana Offshore’s capabilities, and […]

  • 13 October 2010

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has determined it is appropriate that deepwater oil and gas drilling resume, provided that operators certify compliance with all existing rules and requirements, including those that recently went into effect, and demonstrate the availability of adequate blowout containment resources. Secretary Salazar reached his decision after reviewing a report from […]

  • 4 April 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) approved a deepwater permit for the drilling of an eighth well that complies with rigorous new safety standards implemented in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill. This includes satisfying the requirement to demonstrate the capacity to contain a subsea […]

  • 10 May 2010

    The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up… [mappress] Source: AP, May 10, 2010;

  • 14 April 2015

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell of the U.S. Department of the Interior has announced proposed regulations to better protect human lives and the environment from oil spills. A DoI press release says that regulations are being proposed in response to the findings of investigations into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, and following a thorough evaluation of […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a Safety Alert relating to the Macondo well blowout. The Safety Alert was distributed to oil and gas leaseholders and contractors working on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It briefly summarizes the findings of the Joint Investigation of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, and […]

  • 25 May 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    BSEE Director Jim Watson hosted an offshore energy safety forum that brought together federal decision-makers, industry, academia, and other stakeholders to discuss additional steps that BSEE and the industry can take to continue to improve the reliability and safety of blowout preventers (BOPs). During the forum, five separate panels discussed BOP monitoring, technology, testing and […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Add Energy and Trendsetter Engineering Inc (TEI) have been contracted by an oil and gas operator to provide well control expertise and access to their patented Relief Well Injection Spool (RWIS) to a well which is planned to be drilled in the Barents Sea during Q2 2018. The contract will provide the operator with access […]

  • 20 April 2018

    U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray have introduced the Clean Coast Act to protect coasts from catastrophic oil spills.