Shell moves nonessential personnel off its Perdido deepwater platform as a result of Tropical Storm Nicholas.
Strong storms can trigger steep, breaking waves that slam into platform and wind turbines with tremendous force. Scientists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and SINTEF are studying the behavior of offshore structures subjected to these kinds of waves. Their goal is to increase safety at sea.
A fire at Ku-Maloob-Zaap killed five and sidelined more than 400,000 BOPD.

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