News 1. No known cause for fire at Barho family home Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency say they don’t know what caused the fire that burned down the Barho family home, killing all seven of the family’s children. In the Chronicle Herald, Stuart Peddle reports that three different teams of investigators, plus outside consultants, were […]
ExxonMobil Canada has paid a fine of $40,000 for failing to comply with an offshore regulation that nearly cost a man his life. The fine was issued July 12 by the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) after a lengthy investigation into a reported incident last November 5, 2018. On that day, 225 pounds...
For the second time in three months, there’s been a potentially fatal incident involving a dropped object aboard a rig plugging 22 abandoned wells near Sable Island. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident, which happened Thursday January 24 aboard the Noble Regina Allen Thebaud production platform, nor in the previous accident on November 5 […]
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