Nigeria Seeks $3 Billion Fine For Chevron Jack-Up Fire

Nigeria's oil spill agency said it wants Chevron Corp., the world's fourth-largest energy company, to pay a $3 billion penalty for a rig explosion that caused a 46-day fire. “Having looked at the relevant literature and what happens in other countries, we recommended a fine of $3 billion for Chevron,” National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency's … [Read more...]

Chevron Ignored Rig Workers Evacuation Requests Prior to Deadly KS Endeavor Blast [REPORT]

Chevron failed to address concerns of unsafe drilling conditions and requests for evacuation from rig workers on board the KS Endeavor in the days leading up to the jack-up's explosion offshore Nigeria that resulted two deaths, according to report from Reuters. The KS Endeavor, a jack-rig operated by Chevron Nigeria, exploded on January 16 resulting in the death of 2 of the … [Read more...]

The Fire is Out Off Nigeria, Blown-Out Gas Well Stops Flowing

The drilling engineers and geoscientists at Chevron Nigeria (CNL) knew that there was a good chance the unimpeded flow from the blown-out Funiwa 1A natural gas well may actually lead to its eventual demise, and today that possibility came true.  The well stopped flowing. "CNL has detected no natural gas flowing from the well since the fire ceased burning and is monitoring … [Read more...]

Nigeria Jack-Up Fire Update: Hercules Liftboat Caught in Fire, Two Still Missing from Chevron Rig

Hercules Offshore has just reported that one of their liftboats was caught in the fire that originated from Chevron's KS Endeavor jack-up yesterday offshore Nigeria. Two contractors on board the KS Endeavor are still not accounted for. All 27 crew of the liftboat, Mako, are accounted for. No word on the possible environmental damage as of yet however Chevron says it has … [Read more...]