Covid 19 News

 

'Painful' Cuts at Fugro

Apr 06, 2020

Dutch geotechnical survey firm Fugro has announced a set of 'painful measures' including workforce cuts, and a hiring and salary freeze, as the company expects the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices to negatively impact its business.'The company…

Covid-19: Boskalis Stops Crew Changes, Cuts Spending

Apr 02, 2020

Dutch offshore transportation and dredging giant Boskalis has halted crew changes and will slash spending this year due to the COVID-19 virus crisis, it said on Thursday.The company said that, while its workers work from home where possible…

What Will COVID-19 Mean for US Offshore Wind?

Mar 30, 2020

What will COVID-19 mean for the offshore wind industry? An industry not yet spinning on its own.Epitomized by the roller coaster ride that defined the stock market over the last few weeks, unpredictability has emerged as one of the few certainties of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis…

Cameroon: Tower Resources Declares Force Majeure

Mar 30, 2020

Oil company Tower Resources, working on development on the Thali offshore Block in Cameroon, has declared force majeure, citing the impact of COVID-19 and travel restrictions on its operations.'Petroleum operations in Cameroon have already been affected by consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic…

Managing a Crisis: Covid-19 and the Threat to Critical National Infrastructure

Mar 27, 2020

In the midst of uncertainty and significant risk to people’s health, it is clear that the need for robust and accurate screening and testing of Covid-19 is needed now more than ever.The social and health implications of Covid-19 have already been well documented…

Aoka Mizu FPSO Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

Oil and gas firm Hurricane Energy has confirmed that a crew member on the Aoka Mizu FPSO off the UK has tested positive for COVID-19.Hurricane said Friday that the worker 'has been evacuated to the mainland for medical reasons and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19…

Murphy Oil CEO on Medical Leave Due to COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020

The CEO of Murphy Oil has taken a medical leave due to coronavirus concerns.The US-based exploration and production company announced Thursday that Roger W. Jenkins will step down temporarily pending test results and a presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19…

More than a Million of Oilfield Services Jobs at Stake

Mar 26, 2020

More than a million jobs in the oilfield service industry (OFS) are expected to be cut in 2020 due to low project volumes brought upon by the Covid-19 epidemic and the ongoing oil price war, Norway's energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy said…

Offshore Rig Worker in Australia Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020

An offshore drilling rig worker, employed on a Maersk Drilling rig in Australia, tested positive to coronavirus after going to overseas home, oil and gas company Inpex has informed.'On 22 March we became aware that a person who recently worked…

Several Suspected Covid-19 Cases on Taqa's North Sea Platforms

Mar 25, 2020

Oil firm Taqa has informed that several of its crewmembers on two North Sea platforms are in isolation over suspected Covid-19 symptoms, but that production is not affected.In an email to Offshore Engineer on Tuesday, a Taqa spokesperson said…

Husky Suspends West White Rose Works on COVID-19 Fears

Mar 24, 2020

Canada's Husky Energy has decided to suspend construction activities on its West White Rose offshore project, citing the COVID-19 virus fears.The oil company sanctioned the West White Rose development in May 2017. The field is being developed…

Bristow Equips Helicopters to Transport COVID-19 Cases

Mar 20, 2020

Offshore helicopter operator Bristow has said it has successfully repatriated offshore workers in the oil and gas industry with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – using three specially-configured former search and rescue aircraft…

Worker with Coronavirus Symptoms on North Sea Rig. Flights Suspended

Mar 17, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has informed that a third-party worker aboard its offshore drilling rig at Total's Culzean field in the UK North Sea is exhibiting symptoms that may point to the COVID-19 coronavirus infection…

Jumbo Sends Employees to Work from Home to Cut COVID-19 Risk

Mar 17, 2020

Jumbo, a Dutch heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation company, has said it will close it office locations and send office employees to work from home until further notice, to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection.The marine company…

UK's Step Change in Safety Cancels Events due to Coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

Step Change in Safety, a UK-based organization promoting safety in the offshore oil and gas industry, has canceled and delayed six events scheduled to happen between mid-March and late-May on coronavirus impact precaution.'At Step Change in Safety…

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