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Canadian Natural Updates Horizon Primary Incident
Canada >> 1/7/2011 - Canadian Natural experienced a fire at its Primary Upgrading facility at the Horizon Oil Sands Plant at approximately 3:30 pm on January 6, 2011. Emergency crews immediately responded and an orderly s...
BP and Firms Made Risky Decisions Before Spill
United States >> 1/5/2011 - BP and its partners made a series of cost-cutting decisions that ultimately contributed to the oil spill that ravaged the Gulf of Mexico coast over the summer, the White House oil spill commission sai...
Luck Stopped Statoil Well Blowout in May-Watchdog
Norway >> 11/19/2010 - Only luck prevented a well incident earlier this year at a Statoil-operated platform in the North Sea from becoming a major accident, the Norwegian oil safety watchdog said. ...
Update on Sevan Driller Operation
Norway >> 11/8/2010 - Further to announcement made on November 5, 2010, and following attempts to release the locked ram at the seabed, Sevan has, in accordance with procedures, decided to pull the BOP to the surface for r...
Western Desert Oil Pipeline Theft Foiled
Egypt >> 10/29/2010 - An attempt to steal crude oil from the main oil pipeline in the Western Dessert in the Meliha field has been foiled, Al-Masry al-Youm has learned. ...
European Commission’s Call of Licensing Unjustified
United Kingdom >> 10/13/2010 - Responding to the European Commission’s calls for Member States to consider a suspension of licensing until European offshore safety regimes have been assessed, and for new EU prescribed safety standa...
Completion of Kurdamir-1 Well Control Operations
Iraq >> 10/13/2010 - WesternZagros Resources Ltd. has successfully and safely completed well control operations at the Kurdamir-1 well and is preparing to test for the presence of hydrocarbons in the Lower Oligocene forma...
Knight Introduces Advanced Safety Training
United States >> 10/12/2010 - Knight Oil Tools announced Advanced Safety as the newest member of the Knight family of companies, specializing in custom safety and training programs for multiple industries – with an emphasis on the...
Emerson Provides Shutdown Protection for Gas Storage
China >> 9/13/2010 - China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has selected Bettis PressureGuard self-contained hydraulic shutdown systems from Emerson Process Management for installation on the Dazhangtou natural gas s...
Offshore Safety Report Puts Australia in Spotlight
Australia >> 8/12/2010 - NOPSA’s second Offshore Health and Safety Performance Report provides a valuable overview of the OHS performance of Australia’s offshore petroleum industry for the period from 2005 to June 2010. ...
WesternZagros Successfully Retrieved Kurdamir-1 Ops
Iraq >> 7/6/2010 - WesternZagros Resources Ltd. has successfully retrieved the upper 450 metres portion of the parted drill string at the Kurdamir-1 well. Following thorough testing of the blow-out preventers, snubbing ...
WesternZagros Provides Update on Kurdamir-1 Ops
Iraq >> 6/23/2010 - WesternZagros Resources Ltd. has completed the installation of a snubbing unit at the Kurdamir-1 well and will commence activity to recover the remaining drill string this week in order to complete we...
WesternZagros Updates on Kurdamir-1 Operations
Iraq >> 6/11/2010 - WesternZagros Resources Ltd. has received confirmation of well control insurance coverage and approval for the first interim payment of $5.7 million from 100% of the insurance syndicate. The Company h...
WesternZagros Successfully Secures Kurdamir-1 Well
Iraq >> 5/31/2010 - WesternZagros Resources Ltd. has successfully and safely secured the Kurdamir-1 well, following the loss of well control reported on May 15, 2010. The risk of the damaged drill pipe failing and releas...
Expro’s Cameroon Achieve Landmark Safety Success
Cameroon >> 4/12/2010 - Leading international oilfield Service Company Expro has achieved another safety milestone after it recorded 1,000 days without a lost time incident (LTI) at its base in Douala, Cameroon. ...
PDO, OGC Jointly Launch Pipeline Awareness Campaign
Oman >> 4/3/2010 - Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Oman Gas Company (OGC) have jointly launched a Pipeline Awareness Campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of the Sultanate’s oil and gas pipelines and ensuri...
Situation Under Control at Corpus Christi Refinery
Venezuela >> 7/20/2009 - As part of the most important actions taken in response to the fire that occurred at the Corpus Christi refinery on July 19, 2009, CITGO Petroleum Corporation has been providing all immediate and nece...
Sonatrach to Implement Statoil's Safty Program
Algeria >> 3/6/2006 - Sonatrach has decided to run Statoil's safe behaviour program adapted to Algerian conditions. The Algerian safe behaviour program is to be implemented in Sonatrach as a corporate initiative similar to...

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