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    Worker Injured In Fall On Henry Goodrich Drill Rig

    Man lost his footing and fell to the deck, says Husky Energy

    A man was hurt on the Henry Goodrich offshore drilling rig on Saturday, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board reports.

    In a statement released Monday afternoon, the board said it was notified by Husky Energy that an employee lost his footing while "conducting routine maintenance" and fell to the deck, suffering unspecified injuries.

    The board's statement said the man was treated by the rig's medic, and was conscious and alert the entire time. He was then taken by medevac to a St. John's hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries.

    Husky Energy is investigating the accident, the board said, and implemented a "rig-wide safety stand-down" after it happened. The statement said the board is monitoring Husky's investigation.

    The Henry Goodrich is drilling at the North Amethyst site on the eastern edge of the White Rose oil field, about 350 kilometres southeast of St. John's.

    Source: CBC


    BSEE Issues Safety Alert After Drillship Fatality

    The alert recommends that all operators and drilling contractors working in the Gulf review their facilities' hazardous areas and associated safe work practices.

    BSEE issues safety alert over fatalityThe federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a Safety Alert on Dec. 6 in response to the fatal injury of a floorhand four days earlier aboard a drillship operating in the Gulf of Mexico. BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard are conducting an investigation into the death on the ship working in an area of the Gulf known as Walker Ridge 469, about 172 miles south of Port Fourchon, La.

    BSEE said the offshore oil and gas operator, Petrobras America Inc., reported that the fatality occurred onboard the Petrobras 10,000 drillship, owned by Transocean Ltd., at about 4:45 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2017. The worker was employed by Spencer Ogden Ltd. and was participating in pipe handling operations at the time of his injury. No other personnel were harmed in the incident, and no pollution resulted from the incident, according to BSEE.

    BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst has instituted a panel investigation and inspectors have begun conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the fatality, and BSEE said it will...


    Maersk Drilling Says One Worker Dead After Accident At Tambar Oilfield Off Norway

    Maersk Interceptor File Photo.jpgMaersk Drilling said on Friday that an employee, a Norwegian citizen, has died following an accident on a drilling rig at Aker BP’s Tambar oilfield off Norway on Thursday.

    Another person was injured and is receiving medical treatment but his condition is not critical, said Maersk Drilling, which is owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk.

    The field’s production has been shut, Aker BP said in a separate announcement. 



    Two People Injured On Maersk Rig At Aker BP Oilfield Off Norway

    Two Maersk Drilling staff have been injured in an incident on the Maersk Interceptor jackup drilling rig, working at the Tambar field offshore Norway, today.

    Maersk Interceptor File PhotoAker BP said that the "serious incident" was reported at 12.10pm today, but didn't describe what happened.

    The operator of the Tambar field said that one of the people fell into the sea and was picked up by a standby vessel. Both are being taken to shore. 

    Aker BP said: "Our first priority is the personnel on board. We have activated our emergency preparedness organization and cooperate closely with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) and relevant authorities to handle the situation. We will provide further information as soon as it is confirmed."

    The Maersk Interceptor is a Gusto MSC CJ70-X150MD design rig built in 2013, at Keppel FELS in Singapore.

    Tambar is about 16km southeast of Ula facilities in 68m water depth in the Norwegian North Sea. It is produced via a normally unmanned wellhead platform, remotely controlled from Ula. Tambar started production in 2001 and is powered by a cable from Ula. Production is piped to Ula for processing and export. The gas is injected in the Ula reservoir while the oil is exported via Ekofisk to Teesside, England.

    The Maersk Interceptor is working on the Tambar development project,...


    Worker Dies On Oil Rig In Gulf Of Mexico

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the death of a drillship worker in an area of the Gulf known as Walker Ridge 469, about 172 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

    PetrobrasFatalityLocationThe offshore oil and gas operator, Petrobras America, reported that the fatality occurred on board the Petrobras 10,000 drillship, owned by Transocean, at about 4:45 a.m. on December 2, 2017. The deceased man worked for Spencer Ogden and was a floorhand involved in pipe handling operations. 

    At the time of the incident, the man was working on the rig floor and positioned between a stanchion, on the port side of the rig floor with his back to the retracting skate, when it moved causing the “loading platform” of the skate to pin him against the stanchion. It was reported that there is approximately a three-inch clearance between the stanchion and the loading platform. The incident took place within a rig floor red zone – an area where entry is controlled.

    No other people were hurt, and there was no pollution.


    Earlier Floorhand Incident


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