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Petrobras Says Platform Fire Briefly Halted Production
Brazil >> 6/12/2017 - A fire on a platform belonging to Brazilian state oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA briefly halted oil and gas production late on Sunday, the company said, adding that there had been no injuries or dam...
BP Says Crews Brought Leaking Alaskan Well Under Control
United States >> 4/17/2017 - BP Plc said workers on Alaska's North Slope had brought under control a company-operated well that spewed oil and gas over the weekend. ...
Minor Spill Incident in Monteagudo - Cerrillos Pipeline
Bolivia >> 4/7/2017 - Heavy rains and mudslides that hit Chaco Chuquino caused damage to the pipeline that runs from Campo Monteagudo to Cerrillos Station, 3.5 kilometers from the MGD-24 well, operated by Repsol. ...
Crude Spill Hits Venezuela Oil Port
Venezuela >> 3/29/2017 - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA confirmed reports of a crude spill from a pipeline connecting its main oil-exporting complex with a tanker loading facility, but said shipments have not been affecte...
Lukoil & Gazprom Neft Practise Oil Spill Response in Arctic
Russia >> 3/28/2017 - LUKOIL and Gazprom neft ran joint exercise "Arctic-2017" to simulate oil spill response in ice conditions in Arkhangelsk region. The exercise took place in the Barents Sea, near the Varandey fixed ice...
Indonesia Plans to Sue Thailand's PTTEP Over 2009 Oil Spill
Indonesia >> 3/20/2017 - Indonesia is preparing to sue a unit of Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) over alleged environmental damage from the Montara oil spill in 2009, the country's Coordinating Maritime Affa...
Guam’s Oil Spill Recovery Capacity Significantly Improved
United States >> 3/20/2017 - Lamor Corporation recently commissioned their vessel-mounted Side Collecting Oil Skimming System LSC 4C for Guam’s Oil Spill Response Operations Company (OSROCO) and T&T Marine Salvage (T&T), making i...
Saudi Oil Pipeline Leak Causes One Death, Three Injuries
Saudi Arabia >> 2/18/2017 - An oil leak in a Saudi Aramco pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia caused one death and three injuries, a Saudi newspaper said. ...
Statoil Awards Contracts for ERRV for NOK 2.7 Billion
Statoil Awards Contracts for ERRV for NOK 2.7 Billion Norway >> 2/13/2017 - Statoil awards Simon Mokster Shipping AS contracts for three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV), and Havila Shipping ASA for one ERRV. The contacts have a total value, included options, of N...
KOC Declares State of Emergency over Oil Leak
Kuwait >> 1/23/2017 - Kuwait's national oil company has declared a state of emergency over an oil leak in one of its southwestern oil fields. Monday's statement by the Kuwait Oil Co. did not identify the onshore oil field...
Operations at Venezuelan Oil Terminal Halted by Spill
Venezuela >> 1/17/2017 - Shipping operations at one of three docks of Venezuela's main crude exporting port were halted after an oil spill occurred while loading a vessel bound for India, union and shipping sources told Reute...
Cuba & United States Sign Oil Spill Deal
United States >> 1/10/2017 - Cuba and the United States agreed to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes of...
China to Build its First Deep Sea Oil Spill Response Centre
China >> 12/19/2016 - China will set up its first deep sea oil spill emergency centre in the southern city of Shenzhen, China's state asset supervisor said on its website. ...
PDVSA Says Oil Spill Controlled
Venezuela >> 11/9/2016 - Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said it had controlled a crude spill in a northeastern state and ruled out any contamination of the massive Orinoco river. ...
SOCAR Hosts Lamor Representatives
Azerbaijan >> 10/20/2016 - SOCAR Vice President for Ecology Rafiga Huseynzadeh held a meeting with the representatives of Lamor, Finland-based company for oil spill response and environmental solutions, including Matthew Bryza,...
Pipeline Leakage Came Under Control
Iran >> 9/13/2016 - With instant reaction of NISOC and Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex teams, a leakage occurred in Ahvaz – Bandar Imam NGL transmission pipeline came under control. ...
VTTI Suspends Operations at Malaysia Terminal after Oil Spill
Malaysia >> 8/26/2016 - VTTI, the storage division of the world's largest oil trader Vitol, said it has suspended operations at its terminal in southern Malaysia after receiving a notice from the authorities following an oil...
NRC Launches New EMSA Equipment Assistance Service
Scotland >> 8/25/2016 - NRC is pleased to announce the launch of a new oil spill response equipment assistance service for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Oldmeldrum, near Aberdeen, Scotland. Under this contrac...
Petrotrin Mopping up Oil from Trinidad Beaches
Trinidad and Tobago >> 8/9/2016 - Petrotrin has completed the clean-up of oil deposits found on beaches along the Southwestern Peninsula. ...
BP Estimates All Remaining Material Deepwater Horizon Liabilities
United Kingdom >> 7/14/2016 - BP announced today that following significant progress in resolving outstanding claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill, it can now reliably estimate all of its remaining...

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