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  • 27 August 2012

    In an industrial accident aboard a drilling rig in Bass Strait, off Victoria’s coast, two men have been killed, reports The incident took place on the Stena Clyde mobile rig, which has been working in the Otway Basin since March searching for natural gas on behalf of Origin Energy. “They were drilling for a […]

  • 15 January 2016

    Industri Energi, a Norwegian workers’ union, demands to take part in the investigation of the death of an oil worker that happened in December when a giant wave hit the COSL Innovator drilling rig in the North Sea. “We want to be involved in the investigation which cost the life of one of our members,” says […]

  • 27 August 2012

    Two offshore workers were today killed in an accident aboard Stena Clyde semi-submersible drilling rig, located offshore Victoria, Australia. The workers were fatally injured during drilling operations being carried out by Stena Drilling (Australia) Pty Ltd, on behalf of Origin Energy, on a well in the Otway Basin in the Bass Strait. The National Offshore […]

  • 3 March 2014

    Police Scotland revealed the name of the oil worker who died following an incident on the Harding Platform in the North Sea as George Bartlett, aged 62. Bartlett was from the Shotts, West Lothian area. His family have released the following statement: “George was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Stena Drilling, a drilling contractor, has been convicted and fined over a fatal accident in which two workers died on its drilling rig in Australia three years ago. The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria imposed a criminal penalty of $330,000 against Stena Drilling for the company’s failure to implement and maintain systems of work that were safe […]

  • 30 November 2012

    The death toll in the November 16 explosion and fire that hit an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has climbed to three after authorities positively identified the body recovered on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as that of a missing Filipino worker. Jose L. Cuisia, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Exploration & Production

    The Petroleum Safety Authority, has begun an investigation of an incident on the Maersk Interceptor rig where one person died and another suffered serious injuries.

  • 6 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Two workers died and ten were injured on Tuesday in an accident on board an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico, Mexican oil company Pemex informed. The Troll Solution rig started tilting after a structural fault lead to the collapse of one of the rig’s legs. Over a 100 workers, 98 […]

  • 13 March 2013

    Royal Dutch Shell announced Feb. 27 that it would suspend offshore drilling operations north of Alaska for the remainder of 2013 due to several accidents in this remote area last year, according to an article published in the New York Times on Feb. 27. Louisiana offshore injury lawyer William Gee III today said he was […]

  • 10 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    MAST: Security Situation in the Mediterranean Could Get Out of Hand Incidents of criminality and piracy on the high seas and in coastal areas of the Mediterranean could become more prevalent as the human trafficking organisations become more established, say… Read more Costa Concordia to Embark on Its Final Journey The first phase of the […]

  • 9 March 2014

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  • 2 August 2013

    Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC (“BEEOO”), an independent oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, announced this week that the 164th District Court of Harris County, Texas, recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by a small group of seed capital investors in Black Elk Energy, LLC against the majority unit holders and John Hoffman, Chief […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC, an independent oil & gas company, has teamed up with Oilfield Helping Hands to host a special tribute sporting clay shoot called the West Delta 32 Fundraiser. The event will be held on March 15th at the GOL Shooting Range in Maurice, LA. Proceeds will assist those families affected […]

  • 30 August 2012

    Stena Drilling, operators of the mobile offshore drilling unit Stena Clyde, report that their two crewmembers who tragically died in an accident on 27th August can now be confirmed as Mr Peter Meddens from Darwin, Australia and Mr Barry Denholm, from Lossiemouth, Scotland. Stena Drilling and Stena Drilling Australia once again offers their heartfelt condolences […]

  • 28 August 2012

    In response to the tragic accident that occurred yesterday aboard the Stena Clyde rig in which two workers lost their lives, Australian unions are calling for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Laws to be extended to the offshore industry. The Australian Council of Trade Unions has issued a media release in which it says that the […]

  • 27 August 2014

    Australian offshore safety watchdog NOPSEMA has informed that it has completed investigation into an explosion which lead to the deaths of two workers aboard an offshore rig in 2012, but unions question the regulators effectiveness and seek answers. NOPSEMA, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, yesterday said that “legal proceedings have commenced […]

  • 29 August 2012

    Stena Drilling Limited, Managers of the mobile offshore drilling unit Stena Clyde, confirm that they continue to work in close co-operation with the authorities following serious incident on its rig. “Both Stena Drilling Limited and Stena Drilling Australia would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends and to all those who […]

  • 3 December 2012

    This is one of the worst industrial accidents we have seen in recent times, MOM Secretary says.

  • 4 December 2012

    The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has confirmed with Jurong Shipyard that all workers have been accounted for. Of the 89 workers who were sent to hospital for treatment after the accident, the majority of workers have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for minor injuries. As of 8pm yesterday, December 04, out of the […]

  • 28 August 2012

    Stena Drilling Limited as Managers for Stena Drilling (Australia) Pty Limited confirms that an incident occurred on its Stena Clyde drilling unit today, currently operating in offshore Australia at approximately 00:20hrs (UK time). The incident occurred on the drill floor of the drilling unit and resulted in 2 (two) fatalities one British national and one […]

  • 3 December 2012

    Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that an accident occurred today at Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd worksite. Preliminary findings indicate that the jack-up mechanism of one of the legs of a three-legged jackup rig had failed, causing the rig to tilt to one side, the Ministry has reported. Some 90 workers have been sent to […]

  • 3 December 2012

    The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) was informed of an accident at Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd worksite at Tanjong Kling Road which occurred today (3 Dec). Preliminary findings indicate that the jack-up mechanism of one of the legs of a three-legged jackup rig had failed, causing the rig to tilt to one side. Some 90 workers […]