Teekay’s Petrojarl Knarr FPSO Cited for Safety Issues

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has flagged the Teekay-owned Petrojarl Knarr FPSO with several "non-conformities" that must be addressed in order for the facility to continue operations. The issues were found during a recent PSA audit of the unit, which is moored at the Shell-operated Knarr field in the North Sea approximately 500 kilometers from Snorre, … [Read more...]

Investigation Into Petrojarl Knarr Fire Uncovers Defects

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has uncovered a number of defects and shortcomings in its investigation into the March 2015 fire onboard the Petrojarl Knarr floating production and storage unit (FPSO) at the Knarr field offshore Norway. The fire broke out early on March 24, 2014 - less than a week after the FPSO come online - in a ventilation system located beneath the … [Read more...]

Norwegian Offshore Workers Threaten Strike

  OSLO, June 18 (Reuters) - Some 574 Norwegian rig workers could go on strike from next Thursday, potentially reducing oil production, unless a wage settlement is reached during talks with a state appointed mediator, three labour unions said on Thursday. Some 101 workers on the Petrojarl Varg oil production vessel, which operates on behalf of Repsol, and 88 people on … [Read more...]

Teekay’s Petrojarl Knarr FPSO Hit by ‘Small Fire’

Teekay'sĀ Petrojarl Knarr FPSO has been hit by a small fire less than a week after producing its first oil from the Knarr field in the North Sea offshore Norway. The Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit is chartered by BG Group from Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) for an initial period of 6 years, with extension options. BG Group confirmed the incident … [Read more...]

Watch: Teekay’s Petrojarl Knarr Sailaway

Earlier this month, Teekay Corporation's new floating production, storage and offloading unit, Petrojarl Knar, departed the Aibel Shipyard in Haugesund, Norway for the Knarr oil and gas field offshore where it is expected to commence a 10-year charter contract for BG Group in December 2014. With a production capacity of 63,000 barrels of oil per day, Petrojarl Knarr is one … [Read more...]