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  • 25 March 2019

    Australia oil and gas company Woodside has evacuated all workers from its offshore platforms ahead of the tropical cyclone Veronica. Cyclone was located some 95 kilometers east-northeast of Karratha at 5.00 am AWST on Monday, March 25.

  • 6 March 2017

    Shipping operations have been resumed in Port of Darwin, northern Australia, following the passing of a tropical low, GAC informed.   The tropical low was expected to develop into a tropical cyclone, affecting Darwin and Wyndham ports. On March 4, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology  (BOM) said that the cyclone warning was extended to coastal areas of […]

  • 10 January 2018

    Western Australia’s Port of Broome has closed to shipping in anticipation of cyclonic impact.

  • 16 March 2012

    Oil field operators in Western Australia have started shutting down production, and they have been evacuating non-essential workers ahead of the Severe Tropical Cyclone Lua. Chevron told Reuters yesterday that it was clearing the area at Barrow Island on which the company is constructing the Gorgon LNG project. Apache and Woodside had, on Wednesday, shut […]

  • 16 May 2017

    New research from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, in partnership with the oil and gas industry, is aiming to deliver better tropical cyclone forecasts for offshore facilities to improve safety and reduce costs. The Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday that the two-year research program, jointly funded by Shell, Woodside, Chevron, and Inpex, developed new meteorological […]

  • 17 April 2015

    Global energy companies have joined forces to fund new research aimed at advancing tropical cyclone forecasting in Northern Australia to further improve offshore safety and mitigate costly disruptions to operations.

  • 17 April 2015

    Global energy companies have joined forces to fund new research aimed at advancing tropical cyclone forecasting in Northern Australia to further improve offshore safety and mitigate costly disruptions to operations.

  • 17 April 2015
    Equipment

    Global energy companies have joined forces to fund new research aimed at advancing tropical cyclone forecasting in Northern Australia to further improve offshore safety and mitigate costly disruptions to operations. Results from the industry-driven research are expected to enhance tropical cyclone response planning and public weather forecasting services for the wider community. The Industry Technology […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Research & Development

    As wind energy production expands around the world, an increasing number of onshore and offshore wind farms are proposed which would lie in tropical cyclone-affected areas, mainly in the U.S., China, Korea and Japan. A properly designed wind farm should be able to withstand the severe storms that are likely to affect it within its […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Research & Development

    As wind energy production expands around the world, an increasing number of onshore and offshore wind farms are proposed which would lie in tropical cyclone-affected areas, mainly in the U.S., China, Korea and Japan. A properly designed wind farm should be able to withstand the severe storms that are likely to affect it within its […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Mackay’s Southern Breakwater will reopen to vehicles this Friday from 9am, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation said in its today’s release.  Commenting the latest news, NQBP Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Fertin, said that he is pleased to report repairs to the Southern Breakwater are complete. “We are happy to be reopening the breakwater […]

  • 30 December 2013

    Offshore operators in Western Australia are bracing themselves for the Tropical Cyclone Christine. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued a category three cyclone warning for coastal areas from Wallal to Onslow, including Port Hedland, Karratha and Onslow, and extending inland to Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Newman, Jigalong and Three Rivers.   According to Bloomberg, Woodside, […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Australia’s Mid West Ports Authority closed the Geraldon port to all shipping, commercial operations and activities at 6 pm local time today, in preparation for the potential impact of Cyclone Olwyn, expected to produce winds of up to 90km/hour by midnight tonight local time. The port said it will work closely with the local emergency management authorities […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Mackay breakwater is set to reopen to the public this month.  North Queensland Bulk Ports Chief Operating Officer Jeff Stewart-Harris said that a public event will be held on Sunday 23 August to celebrate the breakwater reopening. Mr Stewart-Harris added that public access to the breakwater has been restricted owing to repair and upgrade works. This included […]

  • 19 February 2015

    Australia’s ports of Gladstone, Abbot Point and Mackay issued emergency alerts ahead of the Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Marcia, expected to reach Central Queensland and make landfall as a category five system on Friday, the GAC reports. Gladstone Anchorage has been evacuated. All vessels currently in the Gladstone Harbour were removed and put to sea by late Thursday afternoon, local […]

  • 12 March 2015

    Hundreds of workers at Western Australia’s Barrow Island where Chevron is building the $54 billion Gorgon LNG project have been stranded during Cyclone Olwyn after not being evacuated early enough. According to local media reports, workers are sleeping on blow up mattresses in hallways because contract companies left it too late to evacuate. There is no […]

  • 5 April 2017

    A week after weathering the impact of severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, North Queensland’s ports of Abbot Point, Mackay and Hay Point have started returning to full operations, the state government informed. Following the passing of the cyclone, there has been damage from debris and flooding in the ports. The Port of Mackay reopened for shipping over […]

  • 13 March 2018

    The fractured hull of grounded Kea Trader did not endure the impact of the latest cyclone off New Caledonia.

  • 12 March 2015

    Hundreds of workers at Western Australia’s Barrow Island where Chevron is building the $54 billion Gorgon LNG project have been stranded during Cyclone Olwyn after not being evacuated early enough. According to local media reports, workers are sleeping on blow up mattresses in hallways because contract companies left it too late to evacuate. There is no […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation has put to question Chevron’s management of Gorgon LNG project evacuation procedures in the wake of recent cyclone threat. More than 1,000 workers were stranded on Barrow Island, off the north-west coast of Australia, after Chevron decided not  to evacuate its workforce ahead of the arrival of the Category Three Cyclone, […]

  • 23 February 2018

    The split hull of Lomar Shipping’s ill-fated Kea Trader has gotten further into trouble following a cyclone.

  • 6 February 2012

    Australia’s Woodside Petroleum today informed Bloomberg that production is still closed on six of its offshore fields in Western Australia which were shut last week because of the cyclone Iggy. In an e-mail sent to Bloomberg, the company’s spokesperson said that “the Vincent and Enfield fields off North West Cape and Cossack, Wanaea, Lambert and […]