hydrocarbon incident News

  • Elgin platform incident

    Following a report of a well control problem at 12.15hrs on 25 March on the Elgin Well Head Platform and Rowan Viking Drilling Rig, the operator Total E&P UK Limited (Total), with assistance from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, has completed the evacuation of all crew. All personnel are reported safe with no injuries. The incident occurred during work to plug and abandon the well, which ...

  • Merichem Company selects KMI Incident Management solution

    The Merichem Company has chosen the KMI EHS Suite for Incident and Corrective Action Management to address environmental, safety and physical security incident reporting and risk reduction. The Merichem system implementation will include integration with existing human resources systems for migration of employee information used in KMI automated OSHA reporting and labor hours for performance rate ...


    By VelocityEHS

  • Updated Statistics for Hydrocarbon Leaks Now Available

    The Energy Institute (EI), in partnership with the Oil & Gas UK, has published the sixth edition of its Pipeline and Riser Loss of Containment (PARLOC) report, containing statistics from a 12-year operating period. The ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors

    FCI Environmental, Inc., the manufacturer of the PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors, announced the introduction of their real time TPH (and BTEX in particular) monitors. The PetroSentry system offers both a portable spot-check and a continuous monitoring solutions for detecting and monitoring the presence of BTEX in water. ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • HSE concerned at continuing hydrocarbon releases offshore

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today (Wednesday, 13th August, 2008) expressed concern at the continuing number of major and significant hydrocarbon releases in the offshore industry, often regarded as precursors to a major accident. Figures released by the HSE revealed that there had been no improvement in the number of this kind of incident during 2007/08. During the year, 517 dangerous ...

  • FCI Environmental is pleased to announce the introduction of PetroSentry

    FCI Environmental is pleased to announce the introduction of PetroSentry, a system that combines the revolutionary PetroSense DHP probe with a variety of loggers and communication devices to provide the user with a state-of-the-art in situ total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) monitoring system.For almost 20 years, FCI Environmental’s PetroSense probes have been the standard for above ground (AST) ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • FCI Environmental, Inc. announces the introduction of their real time TPH (and BTEX in particular) monitors

    FCI Environmental, Inc., the manufacturer of the PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors, announced the introduction of their real time TPH (and BTEX in particular) monitors. The PetroSentry system offers both a portable spot-check and a continuous monitoring solutions for detecting and monitoring the presence of BTEX in water. With the increase in oil and gas drilling, and ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Gulf Oil Spill Heightens Need for PetroSentry’s Early Warning System for Sea Water Contamination

    DALLAS, TEXAS - In the wake of the recent massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the importance of detecting hydrocarbon contamination of supply water is more important than ever before. Dallas-based FCI Environmental Inc.’s PetroSentry in situ monitoring system uses field-proven fiber optic chemical sensor ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • FCI Environmental, Inc. announces release of its new gas station monitoring system

    FCI Environmental, Inc. the manufacturer of the innovative PetroSense line, announced today the release of its new gas station monitoring system; the PetroSense Station Master. Designed to provide remote continuous monitoring of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) from underground storage tank leakage and wash down run off; the Station Master uses the best of breed PetroSense DHP sensors and CMS ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Exercise Sula report published

    The Exercise Sula report has been published and is available on the MCA website [External link]. Exercise Sula was held in Scotland in May to test the UK’s response to an uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons into the sea from a deep water well. This was the first time an exercise had been held using a deep water scenario. It was also the first major, national exercise to incorporate all ...

  • EPA testing finds no chemicals in cisterns following december 2010 chemical release from Hovensa oil refinery

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the results of samples taken from cisterns that were potentially affected by the December 9, 2010 release of chemicals into the air from the HOVENSA refinery in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The samples did not detect the material released into the air during the incident in any of the cisterns tested. EPA has determined that the ...

  • Elgin Gas Release - Government Interest Group

    Following the gas release and evacuation of personnel from Total E&P UK’s Elgin production facilities, DECC convened a Government Interest Group (GIG) to enable interested parties, such as DECC, the Secretary of State’s Representative, the Health and Safety Executive, the Scottish Government and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, to share information about the incident and to ...

  • Californian waste company liable for over 100 stormwater violations

    One of the largest providers of waste management services in the Bay area is facing penalties from the US Environmental Protection Agency, after being been found liable for numerous violations of the Clean Water Act. The company, California Waste Solutions, provides waste management services for large portions of Oakland and San Jose. US Environmental Protection Agency inspectors found ...

  • EPA Warns Against Use of Refrigerant Substitutes That Pose Fire and Explosion Risk

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is warning homeowners, propane manufacturers and sellers, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of potential safety hazards related to the use of propane or other unapproved refrigerants in home air conditioning systems. EPA is currently investigating instances where propane has been marketed and used as a substitute for ...

  • New laboratory to improve monitoring of hazardous waste in key West African port

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory will ...

  • U.S. Proposes Quick Phaseout of Ozone Damaging Chemicals

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The United States has submitted a proposal to adjust the Montreal Protocol to accelerate the phaseout of ozone damaging chemicals. Under the Montreal Protocol's First Stage, chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs, were phased out in developed countries by 1996 And replaced by less harmful HCFCs. After World War II, CFCs, halogenated hydrocarbons, were used ...

  • DECC Elgin update

    TOTAL continue to work to permanently resolve the Elgin G4 well issues. Since the gas condensate release was stopped in May, periodic circulation of oil based drilling mud has been used to control the well. This has resulted in a number of mud discharges over the course of the operations, which have been observed to sink with no visible impact outside the immediate vicinity of the Elgin complex. ...

  • North Sea oil sheen reported

    An oil sheen has been reported in the North Sea 160km North East of St Fergus approximately 3.7 km from the pipeline connecting the Galley subsea field to the Tartan Alpha Installation, which are both operated by Talisman Energy (UK) Limited. It was first observed at 13.50 on Tuesday 28 August and size of the sheen was estimated to be between 32 tonnes and 132 tonnes of oil. Aerial observations ...

  • Transocean Ltd. Provides Update on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon

    Transocean Ltd. / Transocean Ltd. Provides Update on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ZUG, SWITZERLAND -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 04/21/10 -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SWISS: RIGN) provided an update today regarding a fire and explosion onboard its semisubmersible ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • TD-500D Hand Held Oil in Water Analyzer stands ready around the world for immediate service

    The discharge of oil into water, land, or storm water drains can be very harmful to our environment.  Recent oily water discharges and oil spill incidents raised the concern about oil pollution to marine waters.  Many countries have taken action setting up surveillance systems including vessels and aerial surveillance aircrafts for pollution prevention and instant ...

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