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Bad Weather Hampers Kentish Flats Cable Load-Out

May 14, 2015

Cable load-out ops for the Kentish Flats Extension project saw cable-laying barge, ‘Nostag 10′, be the first to arrive at the NSW’s factory berth in Nordenham on Friday May 1. According to the company, loading progressed quickly and by Saturday evening all array cables had been safely loaded onto the vessel. Sunday morning saw the… Continue Reading »

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Statoil To Shut Oil Production At Aasgard Field Due To Storm

January 13, 2015

Norway’s Statoil will shut oil production at the Aasgard field in the Norwegian Sea due to an impending storm, and will reduce the number of workers at the Kristin platform, a spokesman said, confirming earlier local media reports. “We plan to restart production as soon as Thursday,” Statoil spokesman Oerjan Heradstveit said, referring to Aasgard…. Continue Reading »

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Another Cold Blast On Track For Permian Oil Patch In Texas

January 9, 2015

More icy weather is expected this week in the Permian Basin of Texas, on the heels of freezes that snarled truck traffic, caused power outages and disrupted oil and gas work last week, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday. Parts of North Dakota, the top U.S. oil producing state after Texas, were also forecast… Continue Reading »

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Talisman Sinopec Closes North Sea Platform Ahead Of Storm

December 13, 2014

Talisman Sinopec Energy UK has closed its Buchan Alpha platform in the North Sea, the company said on Wednesday, ahead of an expected severe winter storm. The Buchan Alpha is a floating production installation that contributes less than 5,000 barrels of oil per day to the Forties crude stream. A spokeswoman for the company, a… Continue Reading »

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Poor Weather Might Hamper Search for MH370

November 6, 2014

Despite the bad weather conditions the search continues for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after it disappeared with 239 people on board during its March 8 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The bathymetric survey work was completed on October 26 with more than 3000 square kilometres of the seafloor covered so far and might… Continue Reading »

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Storms Prompt Mexico’s Pemex To Evacuate 15,000 Workers From Gulf

October 22, 2014

Mexico’s state oil company Pemex said on Tuesday it was evacuating 15,000 workers from installations in the Gulf of Mexico because of bad weather, adding the evacuation would have only a minimal impact on crude oil output. Pemex gave no immediate details on what minimal impact meant in terms of barrels of oil. The evacuation… Continue Reading »

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Storm sinks commercial dive boat in North Sydney

September 23, 2014

A North Sydney-based commercial diving boat sank Monday morning after a pre-fall storm that brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the Maritimes. Shortly after 8 a.m., the 14-metre Kenworth dipped to the starboard side before it was hit broadside with a massive wave, says the vessel’s owner, Ken Jardine. An outdoor sport and research… Continue Reading »

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Tropical Storms Bear Down On Mexico From Both Coasts

September 3, 2014

Two separate tropical storms closed in on Mexico from both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on Tuesday, risking a double hit on the country a year after a pair of storms converged to cause major flooding that killed over 100 people. Tropical Storm Dolly, which formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico early Tuesday, is… Continue Reading »

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NHC: Hurricane Cristobal Seen to Become Extratropical Cyclone Late Friday

August 29, 2014

Cristobal, the third hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season, is expected to become a powerful extratropical cyclone over the north Atlantic Friday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its advisory on Wednesday evening. The hurricane, located about 350 miles (560 km) west-northwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per… Continue Reading »

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Wet Weather Delays Drilling of Rosella E01 Well in New South Wales

April 10, 2014

Metgasco Limited, an Australian oil and gas exploration firm, reported Tuesday that the drilling of the Rosella E01 well in New South Wales, Australia has been delayed due to wet weather impacting the availability of Atlas Rig 3. Subject to confirmation of rig availability, drilling activity is expected to commence within the next 4 weeks…. Continue Reading »

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