Posts Tagged ‘fatality’

All we know at this point is that a Woodside contractor died during work activities at noon today (AWST).

The North Rankin complex is in 135 km offshore from Dampier on the northwest coast of Australia and is in 125 m of water.

More to follow.

North Rankin complex

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Thanks to a reader, we have obtained a copy of a report on the Jack Ryan crane failure (August 2010) that killed one worker and injured three offshore Nigeria. As BOE readers know, we have been pursuing information on this accident for months.

At BOE our highest priority is drawing attention to and disseminating information on offshore accidents.  In that regard, we greatly appreciate the support we have received from readers.


Link to Jack Ryan report.

We understand that Total is conducting an inquiry, and assume that Transocean has also investigated this accident. We hope those reports are made publicly available.

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An employee on a non-producing offshore natural gas platform died after falling through a deck opening on Monday, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said.

The employee of Alliance Oilfield Services was working on a Hilcorp Energy platform in 375 feet of water about 129 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement said in a statement. Hilcorp and Alliance are both privately-held companies. Reuters  

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Per the Evening Express in Aberdeen:

A DIVER working for an oil company has died at sea.

The 49-year-old oil worker took ill while diving with the Acergy Osprey, operated by Subsea7 which is based in Westhill.

No other information is available at this time.

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Upstream reports that a worker is missing from Transocean’s Jack Ryan drillship which is working in the Akpo field offshore Nigeria. Two other workers were recovered from the water.  The accident occurred on Saturday, but neither TO nor the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation are providing any details.  Hopefully, more information will be forthcoming in the near future.

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