Gulf of Mexico pipeline repaired

A Unified Command has completed a successful integrity test on the Main Pass Oil Gathering (MPOG) company’s pipeline system in Plaquemines Parish southeast of New Orleans. The procedure was carried out as a response to an oil release that was first detected on November 16th last year. The integrity test revealed a failed subsea connector…

One dead, two seriously injured after Pemex fire

The fire on a Pemex oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico initially reported to have injured nine workers (see yesterday’s IMN) has now been revealed to have killed one contractor, with two others seriously injured, in a “grave” condition. The fire struck the offshore Akal-B platform, operated by Mexico’s national oil company Pemex, on…

Nine injured in Gulf of Mexico platform fire

Mexican state energy company Pemex reported at the weekend that a fire broke out at one of its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. It said that it had activated emergency protocols and contained it, but that nine workers were injured in the accident, none of them seriously. The fire broke out late Saturday afternoon…

Ørsted submits proposal for new Starboard Wind offshore wind farm

Denmark-based multinational energy company Ørsted has submitted a proposal for a new 1,184 MW offshore wind farm, called Starboard Wind, to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. It would use the New London State Pier for staging and assembly and power more than 600,000 homes in the state. Ørsted said that the new project…

US revises tax credit rule to help offshore wind projects

The US government has released new rules that will make it easier for offshore wind developers to claim a subsidy for facilities planned in areas that have historically relied on fossil fuel industries for employment. The revision, announced by the Biden administration on Friday March 22nd, follows nearly a year of warnings by offshore wind…

Fire on Perenco platform off Gabon kills five, one still missing

UK-based energy company Perenco has confirmed that five people have died as a result of a fire on March 20th at its Perenco Becuna platform offshore of West Africa’s Gabon, with one person still missing. Perenco said that emergency teams continued to be deployed on site and to search for the missing person. Perenco said…

Offshore wind farm approved to connect to New York’s grid

The East Coast US move towards offshore wind as a major source of its energy has taken a further step, with energy firm Equinor announcing last week the first Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval for an offshore wind project to connect directly into the New York City transmission system. FERC approved the Large Generator…

California offshore wind plans move another step forward

California’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review of potential impacts from offshore wind energy leasing activities in the Humboldt Wind Energy Area (WEA), located 20 miles offshore northern California. Based on its analysis, it has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI). BOEM Director Amanda Lefton said that “the…

JH Blades and MS Amlin strike energy liability underwriting partnership

Houston-based wholesale broker and managing general agent JH Blades has signed a master underwriting agreement with re/insurer MS Amlin. The new facility will focus on upstream oil and gas liability risks, with clients being onshore and offshore operators that have fully operational extraction facilities in the US and abroad. It will use JH Blades’ tailored…