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The six climbers who intercepted, scaled, and set up camp on an Arctic-bound Shell oil drilling rig in the Pacific have come down after spending almost a week on the 38,000 tonne platform
13th April 2015

The multi-national team of volunteers abseiled off the rig and into inflatable boats, before returning to the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, which has been stationed close by for the last week. They have...
Four workers have died and 16 injured in a fire on a Pemex oil platform offshore Mexico
2nd April 2015

The fire on the Abkatun Alpha platform that began yesterday morning has now been extinguished, according to operator Pemex. Four workers died as a result of the incident. One has been identified as a Pemex...
Northcote Energy has entered into an agreement with a Mexican company, Gaia Ecologica S.A. DE C.V (Gaia Ecologica), that was established by two oil field and environmental services companies to pursue opportunities in the oil and gas sector in Mexico
30th March 2015

Pursuant to the agreement Northcote and Gaia Ecologica have agreed the principle framework pursuant to which opportunities in Mexico will be jointly undertaken by the partners as well as the basic process...
The Arctic Response Technology Joint Industry Programme (JIP) has marked a first with the launch of a new online, publically available ‘NEBA’ tool to aid arctic oil spill decision-making
27th March 2015

Intended as a one stop shop to identify information relevant to arctic oil spill response, the tool is the first time the substantial volume of existing research on the environmental effects of oil and oil...
Aveva has announced that Total E&P Norge AS (Total) has chosen Aveva Activity Visualisation Platform (Aveva AVP) to support training activities on its Martin Linge topside platform in the North Sea
26th March 2015

Seeking an immersive training environment to facilitate advanced training for their HSE (health, safety and environment) and other scenarios, Total chose Aveva after a competitive selection process. “Total...
26th March 2015

Its parent company, Schlumberger Ltd., has also agreed to continue cooperation with US authorities and to hire an independent consultant to review its sanctions policies, procedures and internal sanctions...
BP has been working with state and federal trustees through the natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) process to collect data to evaluate the potential for injury to wildlife and habitat, and the recreational use of these resources
17th March 2015

More than four years of environmental assessment data suggests that most of the impact on the environment was of short duration and limited in geography. A number of physical, biological and chemical...
A new DNV GL report published today examines the feasibility of emergency preparedness solutions and calls for the industry to collaborate on new response concepts
13th March 2015

As offshore field developments in the North and Norwegian Seas face maturity, operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) are looking to the more remote areas of the Barents Sea for further...
Petrofac is introducing eco-friendly vessel design by combining and integrating the latest environmental technologies in its JSD6000 deepwater oilfield services vessel
12th March 2015

The vessel, which will be operational in 2017, is designed to operate in the most competitive sectors in the world. The latest technologies are helping to lower fuel consumption and other operating costs,...
More and more companies are turning to air-operated hoists for effective ways to clean storage tanks
12th March 2015

These innovative lifting devices, which offer precise load placement control through convenient hand pendants, are being used successfully for truck tank cleaning operations worldwide. In fact, J D Neuhaus...

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