Covid 19 News

 

NOPSEMA: Offshore Operators Well Equipped to Deal with COVID-19

May 06, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has said that the offshore oil and gas companies operating in the country are 'are equipped with adequate arrangements for protecting workers from infectious diseases such as COVID-19…

Axxis Geo Completes Middle East Survey Work

May 04, 2020

Oslo-listed seismic survey company Axxis Geo Solutions has said it has completed its ocean-bottom nodes (OBN) project in the Middle East.  'The project was completed with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines and the crew is now demobilizing…

Transocean in $392M 1Q Loss. Expects Delays in New Contracts

Apr 30, 2020

Offshore drilling company Transocean reported a net loss for the first quarter of $392 million, or $0.34 per diluted share. The company expects delays with new contracts due to COVID-19 but says it expects to continue to deliver offshore drilling 'industry’s best margins…

'Decision Hard to Take' But ONS 2020 is Canceled

Apr 27, 2020

Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) exhibition and conference that was supposed to be held in Stavanger, Norway between August 31 September 3, 2020, has been canceled.The organizers of one of the largest gatherings for the international energy community…

ABS Issues Guidance on How to Properly Sanitize Marine & Offshore Assets

Apr 27, 2020

ABS has launched guidance on sanitizing and decontaminating marine and offshore assets exposed to COVID-19, applicable to commercial and naval vessels, as well as drilling units, production installations and other offshore units.'Response Measures…

Down But Not Out – High Impact Drilling to Fall up to 35% in 2020

Apr 21, 2020

Following the double whammy of the collapse in the oil price and the COVID-19 pandemic, exploration plans are being redrawn and the well count is expected to drop by as much as 35% on 2019 levels.At the start of the year, the high impact well…

Scottish Airline Brings Polish, Latvian Workers to North Sea Vessels

Apr 21, 2020

Scotland-based airline Loganair has been awarded charter deals to fly offshore vessel workers from Poland and Latvia to the UK North Sea area, helping clients resolve offshore crew changes problems caused by COVID-19 pandemic.Logainair said…

Energean FPSO Hull Reaches Singapore. Yard Closed Due To COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020

The Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company Energean has said that the hull of its Energean Power FPSO has reached Singapore.The China-built hull is expected to be fitted with the topside modules built in Singapore at the Sembcorp Yard, before setting sail to the Karish offshore field in Israel…

COVID 19: Only Essential Crew on OMV NZ Offshore Platforms

Apr 15, 2020

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has de-manned its offshore platforms in the Taranaki Basin in New Zealand to only essential crews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Responding to request for comment by Offshore Engineer on how it is dealing with the COVID-19 situation…

Singapore: Foreign Workers Move to Floating Accommodation

Apr 15, 2020

Following a report earlier this week that Singapore would temporarily house foreign workers on offshore flotels due to the COVID-19 crisis, the first group of workers has boarded one of the units.'As part of Singapore's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19…

Saipem Crew in Isolation after COVID-19 Case on Pipelaying Vessel

Apr 14, 2020

Several crewmembers aboard Saipem's offshore vessel FDS in a port in the Netherlands have been placed in isolation after a confirmed COVID-19 case aboard.As reported by Saipem last Friday, one crewmember on the pipelayer was disembarked and transferred to isolation after he was confirmed positive…

SeaBird Exploration Cutting Costs Further. May Stack Vessels

Apr 14, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic company SeaBird Exploration is working to reduce costs further in the wake of uncertainty caused by low oil prices and COVID-19. The company said that in the worst-case scenario it would target to cut the spending to less than $400…

COVID-19: DEME Charters Flotel to Pre-Quarantine Offshore Workers

Apr 10, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation and construction company DEME has chartered a hotel ship where it will pre-quarantine its offshore crews ahead of deployment to offshore projects.'To ensure safe crew changes on board dredgers and offshore vessels during the COVID-19 pandemic…

SBM Offshore: A Number of Covid-19 Cases Confirmed on FPSO

Apr 09, 2020

Update: The article has been updated by a statement from an SBM Offshore spokespersonSBM Offshore, a floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) leasing specialist, has said that a number of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed on one of its FPSOs…

North Sea FPSO Shut Down Due to Coronavirus Case Aboard

Apr 07, 2020

Production from the Hummingbird Spirit FPSO operating at the Chestnut field in the UK sector of the North Sea has been shut down after a coronavirus case has been confirmed aboard.It was initially understood that there has been one confirmed case…

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