Covid 19 News


Norway: No Scientific Basis to Ban Unvaccinated Workers from Offshore Rigs

Feb 03, 2022

No scientific medical basis exists for refusing to allow unvaccinated personnel to travel to offshore platforms in Norway, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway said recently, citing a conclusion from the Rogaland county governor.'Some offshore employers are considering whether a coronavirus vaccination or Covid-19 certificate should be mandatory. But the government believes no medical basis exists for banning unvaccinated personnel from traveling offshore…

Gabon Oil and Utilities Workers Strike Over COVID-19 Measures

Jan 11, 2022

Gabon's oil workers' union and water and electricity workers' union began a general strike on Tuesday in protest against COVID-19 restrictions and the cost of PCR tests, they said.'We hereby inform you of the launch of an unlimited general strike…

Schlumberger Adjusts Operations Planning as U.S. COVID-19 Cases Soar

Jan 10, 2022

Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield services company, is adjusting operations planning as COVID-19 infections have soared among its U.S. workforce, the company said on Friday.Schlumberger has had around 14 employees per day test positive for the virus this month…

Brent Oil Rises Toward $77

Dec 27, 2021

Brent crude oil rose towards $77 on Monday due to hopes that the Omicron COVID-19 variant will have a limited impact on global demand in 2022, even as U.S. crude came under pressure from flight cancellations amid surging cases.More than 1,300 flights were cancelled by U…

Shell Weighs COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, Firing Staff Who Resist

Sep 09, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell is considering making it mandatory for workers in some operations to get COVID-19 vaccinations or risk being fired, an internal company document seen by Reuters shows.Shell, which employs some 86,000 workers in more than 70 countries…

Report: Chevron Starts COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates

Aug 23, 2021

Oil major Chevron Corp has begun requiring some employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and is evaluating mandates throughout its entire workforce, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter.Chevron is now requiring expatriate employees…

Schlumberger Withdraws from Offshore Technology Conference over Rising COVID-19 Cases

Aug 13, 2021

Top oilfield services firm Schlumberger on Thursday said it had withdrawn staff from next week's Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which typically attracts at least 60,000 attendees to Houston, citing the area's rise in COVID-19 cases.The…

Petronas Says Demand Recovery Uncertain as 1Q Profit Doubles

May 31, 2021

Petronas's first-quarter profit more than doubled on the back of recovering commodity prices, but the Malaysian state oil firm cautioned demand prospects hinged on vaccines preventing a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.Petronas said on Monday it made a post-tax profit of 9…

Aban Offshore Resumes Jack-up Rig Ops after Suspension Due to Virus Outbreak

May 13, 2021

Indian offshore drilling rig owner Aban Offshore has resumed operations at its Aban IV jack-up drilling rig following a suspension due to a Covid-19 outbreak.Aban Offshore had suspended operations on the 1983-built, 2011-refurbished offshore drilling rig in the first week of May…

Upstream Spending Won't Reach Pre-Crisis Levels Any Time Soon, Rystad Says

May 13, 2021

Spending in the upstream oil and gas sector is expected to gradually begin to rise from 2022, however, it will not reach the pre-crisis period any time soon as the toll of the Covid-19 pandemic on upstream investments in the first two years of the downturn is estimated at a whopping $285 billion…

Covid-19: Aban Offshore Suspends Jack-Up Rig Operation Again

May 04, 2021

Indian offshore drilling contractor Aban Offshore has suspended operations at one of its jack-up rigs citing Covid-19 outbreak.In a brief announcement on Monday, Aban Offshore said: 'We hereby inform you that one of our rigs 'Aban IV ' has suspended operations owing to outbreak of COVID-19…

Updated Damage Analyses, COVID-restriction Push Hammerfest LNG Restart to March 2022

Apr 26, 2021

After a thorough analyses and mapping of damages, Equinor changed the schedule for repair and start-up of the LNG plant on Melkøya after the fire on September 28, 2020. Due to the comprehensive scope of work and Covid-19 restrictions, the revised estimated start-up date is set to March 31…

Global Offshore Completes Cable Installation at Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak Wind Farm

Apr 06, 2021

Global Offshore, an offshore trenching and cable installation specialist, has completed a cable installation campaign at Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, off Denmark.The first phase of work, finished last year…

Norway's Oil Minister Diagnosed with Covid-19

Mar 26, 2021

Norway's minister of petroleum and energy, Tina Bru, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, along with her son and husband, she wrote on her Facebook page on Friday.'We are all feeling relatively well, and we obviously hope it will continue that way…

C-Innovation Invests in Covid-19 Mitigation on its Offshore Construction Vessels

Feb 26, 2021

Mako Industries signed an agreement with C-Innovation to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on its offshore construction vessels, beginning with the 168-m Island Venture. Mako uses Puradigm to combat air and surface contaminants safely in populated environments 24/7…

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