25AUG 2016
Oil rig North Sea

Oil rig North Sea

One person dies and two are injured after a massive wave hit a Chinese-owned oil rig off Norway, while a barge breaks its anchor during Storm Frank, causing the shutting down of a BP platform. China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) confirmed that one person had died after the COSL Innovator rig (pictured)…
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22AUG 2016
Jobs in North Sea

Jobs in North Sea

The North Sea has been hit hard by reduced spending, as the oil and gas pumped from its offshore rigs is relatively expensive to produce, meaning that it was one of the first areas energy companies looked at when seeking cost cuts. According to some estimates, the cost of producing a barrel of North…
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19AUG 2016
Baltic Sea countries map

Baltic Sea countries map

Denmark is located in North Europe and consists of the greater part of the Jutland Peninsula as well as a number of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, Baltic Sea and North Sea such as Greenland and the Faroe Islands. It is bound by Skagerrak to the north, Kattegat and Baltic Sea to the east, the North Sea to the west and Germany to the south. Estonia is a former republic of the…

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16AUG 2016
Oil fields in the North Sea

Oil fields in the North Sea

One worker for Statoil/COSL killed when huge wave hits rig BP and ConocoPhillips oil fields evacuated as barge drifts in violent seas Barge became unattached while being towed by a tugboat in rough weather Statoil, a Norwegian company, and COSL - China Oilfield Services Limited - issued a statement saying they had learned with great sadness that one person had died and two…

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13AUG 2016
North Sea oil rigs companies

North Sea oil rigs companies

Norwegian rescuers said on Thursday that an unmanned barge that had broken loose in the North Sea in stormy weather had missed an oil field where it could potentially have caused a disastrous collision. A spokesman for Norway s Joint Rescue Coordination Center, Anders Bang Andersen, said it passed by the Valhall oil field at a distance of about 1.8 kilometers (1.2 miles), and…

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10AUG 2016
BP Valhall

BP Valhall

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has turned down an application from BP Norge AS for consent to extend the operating life of the quarters platform (QP) on the Valhall field. BP currently 31, 2014, and it has applied to the PSA for consent to extend this date to December 31, 2017. The PSA says that uncertainties are present in the analyses used by BP as a basis for…

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07AUG 2016
Sea Fishing North Devon

Sea Fishing North Devon

Casting here and there Editors Preface I have been fishing along North Devon’s coast for almost 30 years and for much of that time I have been involved in the Combe Martin Sea Angling Club. As Secretary of the club I have worked on the clubs newsletter which is generally well received with its blend of news views and angling tales. At a recent club meeting I raised the idea…

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04AUG 2016
Sea Fishing North Wales

Sea Fishing North Wales

St Georges Hotel in North Wales in the beautiful Bay of Llandudno is offering something very special! Join Sea Fishing North Wales in a fascinating two-hour evening trip to learn all there is to know about the mysterious world of the lobster. This elusive catch is notoriously difficult to find but skipper Carl Davies, a qualified Marine Biologist with over twenty years experience…

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01AUG 2016
Barge oil

Barge oil

While pipelines and rail are often the transportation modes that spring to mind for moving oil in the US, there’s also a market for inland barges. In this week’s column, Petrodollars, Joshua Mann assesses how the market to move oil has shifted under pressure from crude prices. The inland US crude-by-barge market was a promising one at the start of 2014. Kirby, the leading operator…

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