Category Archives: Weather


Subsea 7 Picks MeteoGroup for Weather Forecast Services

January 30, 2016

Subsea 7 has appointed MeteoGroup as its offshore weather forecasting provider for UKCS and Canada operations. MeteoGroup should provide meteorological and metocean consultancy and services to help maximise operational efficiency. The contract includes forecasting for fixed locations, specific sites and routes plus medium range forecasts via the Ensemble Prediction System (EPS). MeteoGroup will also provide its… Continue Reading »


Chaos in North Sea as Storm Kills Rig Worker

January 3, 2016

Stormy weather affected work on several oilfields in the North Sea Wednesday and Thursday with one oil worker dying on a rig and a barge breaking anchor, prompting a platform evacuation. Statoil reported late Wednesday that a fatality had occurred on the COSL Innovator (mid-water semisub) rig, and two other workers injured, when a breaking wave hit the… Continue Reading »


US Weather Snarls Some Oil, Products Flows In Midwest, South

December 30, 2015

Severe weather in parts of the U.S. South and Midwest has disrupted regional shipments of some refined products and oil, including a trickle of crude trucked into the storage hub of Cushing, Oklahoma. Sources said several truck racks, which serve as distribution centers to move refined products such as gasoline and diesel to market, reported… Continue Reading »


Quiet Gulf Hurricane Season End Leaves Oil Drowned in Oversupply

December 1, 2015

Oil bulls can say farewell to another quiet Atlantic hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico, which ends Monday without a storm-induced price rise to lift crude from its once-in-a-generation slump. Barely an oil worker was evacuated from the Gulf of Mexico and the biggest storm this year — the strongest hurricane ever in the Western… Continue Reading »


Hurricane Patricia, One Of strongest Ever Storms, Set To Hit Mexico

October 19, 2015

Mexico scrambled on Friday to prepare as Hurricane Patricia, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, bore down on its Pacific Coast, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists and residents and a mad rush for emergency supplies. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the Category 5 storm was the strongest ever recorded in the… Continue Reading »


Energy Companies In New York Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin

October 3, 2015

U.S. energy companies prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Joaquin in the New York area Tuesday, as forecasts suggested the storm would head up the U.S. East Coast, following a course similar to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. With the storm currently battering the Bahamas and days away from the United States, New York-area energy firms… Continue Reading »


Adverse Weather Prevents Sea Lion-1 Spud Offshore Australia

September 30, 2015

3D Oil Limited (TDO) announced Tuesday that the drilling of the Sea Lion-1 exploration well, located offshore Australia, has been further delayed due to adverse weather conditions which are preventing the handover of the West Telesto (400’ ILC) from the current operator. Sea Lion-1 is situated in offshore Gippsland Basin permit VIC/P57 where TDO holds… Continue Reading »


Slow Hurricane Season? All It Takes Is One to Make an Impact

September 7, 2015

The Atlantic hurricane season, which blows through the Gulf of Mexico from June 1 through the end of November, has been perhaps the most dependable forecast for the energy industry this year. Aaron Studwell, manager of weather operations, at Wilken Weather Technologies LP, told Rigzone the season’s activity has been below normal, which was expected… Continue Reading »


US September Crude Up Eyeing Hurricane As Expirations Near

August 23, 2015

U.S. crude prices extended gains and Brent briefly turned higher on Thursday as the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season sparked concern as the front-month September contract approached expiration. Danny reached hurricane strength on Thursday, though it was relatively small and projected to weaken back into a tropical storm before reaching Puerto Rico on… Continue Reading »


Texas Oil Patches Brace For More Rains, Possible Floods

May 28, 2015

Texas oilfields could see strong rains and thunderstorms later this week, though they were spared the heaviest flooding that struck central and eastern Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday. There were reports of flooded roads in parts of the Permian Basin of west Texas and swollen creeks in… Continue Reading »

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