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Cracked hull causes oil leak from Brazilian FPSO 29 August 2019

A cracked hull in a Brazilian FPSO, the Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, has caused an oil spill around 130km (81 miles) off the coast of Brazil in the Espadarte oil field in the Campos Basin. Japanese offshore platform operator MODEC, which owns the vessel, informed Brazilian state-led oil company Petrobras of the incident on August 23. The vessel has been evacuated as a precautionary measure....

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Oil theft attempt causes major spill from Brazil pipeline 10 December 2018

At least 60,000 litres of oil spilled into Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay and a nearby river on December 8 after an attempted robbery on a pipeline, according to a statement by Transpetro, part of the state-run oil and gas group Petrobras. The company said the oil had spilled into the Estrela River and immediate action by emergency teams ensured 75% of the oil had been cleaned up by the morning of December 10....

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Three dead after Brazil drillship explosion 12 June 2017

Three workers were killed after an explosion on board the NS-32 (Norbe VIII) drillship in the Marlim field in the Campos Basin off Brazil on June 9. One man was killed in the  explosion in one of the vessel’s boilers and two others succumbed to their injuries two days later. The drillship is one of six under charter from Odebrecht Oil & Gas (OOG) for client Petrobras. ...

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One injured in Texas Petrobras refinery blast 07 March 2016

A worker received burn injuries to his hands during an explosion on March 5 at the Pasadena Refining System refinery in Texas, owned by Brazil's national oil company Petrobras. The explosion caused extensive damage to a 35,000 bpd light cycle oil hydrogen desulphurisation unit, which uses hydrogen to convert oil into diesel and remove sulphur....

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Brazil offshore explosion kills five 12 February 2015

An explosion on an offshore oil and gas production and storage vessel (FPSO) operated by Brazil's Petrobras has killed at least five workers and injured ten. The state-run group said 74 workers were on board the FPSO at the time and four of them remain missing. Brazil's oil industry regulator ANP said that a fire caused by the blast has been contained and the situation has been stabilised....

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Petrobras refinery explosion seriously injures three workers 20 January 2015

Three employees of state-owned oil giant Petrobras were hurt on January 19 in an explosion at a refinery near the northern city of Salvador. Three workers using an electric rotary sander on the inside of a hydrogen tank triggered the blast, according to reports. The company said there was no environmental damage and market supply will not be affected by the incident....

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Japanese refinery to remain closed after explosion 23 July 2013

On July 22 fire authorities on Okinawa, southwestern Japan, ordered that all operations at Nansei Sekiyu KK’s Nishihara refinery be suspended following a gas explosion in a furnace. The 100,000-barrel-per-day refinery, wholly owned by Brazil's Petrobras, had been under maintenance since July 2 and was scheduled to be restarted on July 20. ...

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Petrobras plans to spend $224.7 billion to 2015 02 August 2011

Petroleo Brasileiro SA has approved a 2011-2015 business plan that calls for spending of $224.7 billion. This total reflects more exploration and production segment participation, going to 57%. New projects in E&P account for 87% of total new projects spending. About 95% of the total spending is to be in Brazil....

Offshore GTL moves a step closer to reality 03 May 2011

Small scale gas to liquids (GTL) facilities based on the use of microchannel reactors and designed for use on offshore platforms have the potential to turn unwanted associated gas into an energy asset and make wasteful flaring and expensive re-injection of gas a thing of the past....

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Standards’ evolution: new requirements, new challenges 20 September 2010

Professionals dealing with electrical installations in explosive atmospheres face a difficult battle in their careers, as they need to be kept updated and standards change very fast. Sometimes changes arise in new standard editions that seem contradictory to what was written previously, often leaving readers confused....