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UN Deep-sea Mining Rules Unlikely to be Completed by 2023 Deadline, Latam Countries Say

Oct 28, 2021

Regulations governing deep-sea mining will take longer to finalize due to the global pandemic, a group of Latin American countries said, creating uncertainty for companies looking to mine the sea bed for metals, including cobalt and nickel.The…

Polish PGNiG Says Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Increase Risks for EU Gas Supplies

Oct 21, 2021

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will increase threats to the security of gas supplies to the European Union, Polish gas giant PGNiG said in a submission as part of the certification procedure for the pipeline's operator.Poland, which has taken steps to reduce its reliance on Russian gas supplies…

Eco Wave Power Signs MoU with CIMC for Deployment of Wave Energy Tech in China

Oct 11, 2021

CIMC Offshore Engineering Institute (CIMC OEI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with wave energy technology company Eco Wave Power.CIMC OEI is an engineering company that designs and builds offshore marine structures such as offshore drilling rigs…

Petrofac Eyes Refinancing as It Faces $240M Bribery Fine

Oct 04, 2021

British oil services group Petrofac said it is looking at refinancing options including debt and fresh equity as it faces a possible $240 million fine from a London court.Petrofac decided to plead guilty to seven charges after a four-year Serious…

Australia Sets Aside $180M for Carbon Capture Projects

Sep 30, 2021

The Australian government on Thursday committed to provide A$250 million ($180 million) in grants to support the development of carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) projects, part of a broader technology push to help cut carbon emissions…

Petrofac's Bribery Case Sentencing Hearing Delayed

Sep 27, 2021

Oilfield services firm Petrofac's bribery case sentencing hearing has been postponed for Friday.As previously reported, Petrofac said Friday it would plead guilty to seven counts of failing to prevent former Petrofac group employees from offering…

Petrofac to Plead Guilty in Bribery Case

Sep 24, 2021

Oilfield services giant Petrofac said Friday it had struck a plea agreement with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to its investigation into the company's historical use of agents in the Middle East.Following requisition by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO)…

Talos Energy, Carbonvert JV Wins Rights to Manage Carbon Storage Site Offshore Texas

Aug 25, 2021

U.S. oil and gas company Talos Energy, focused on oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico, said Wednesday it was, with its partner Carbonvert, the sole winning bidder for the Texas General Land Office's ('GLO') Jefferson County, Texas carbon storage site located near Beaumont and Port Arthur…

Ping to Buy Out Summit from Avalon Oil Field. Targets First Oil for 2023

Aug 13, 2021

Malaysian oil company Ping Petroleum, a subsidiary of DNeX, has agreed to buy the remaining 50 percent stake in the Avalon oil field in the UK North Sea, for $17 million.Ping will buy the 50 percent stake in the oil field from Summit Exploration and Production…

Shell, Petronas Carigali, Petros Get Hold of Offshore Block in Sarawak, Malaysia

Jul 28, 2021

Malaysia's Petronas has awarded Block SK437 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia to Petronas Carigali, Sarawak Shell Berhad, Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros).Block SK437 is located to the southwest of the prolific Central Luconia province, measuring 2…

Wellesley, Equinor Swap Offshore Assets in Norway

Jul 27, 2021

Stavanger-based oil firm Wellesley Petroleum on Monday said it would swap certain oil and gas assets offshore Norway with the Norwegian energy giant Equinor. Equinor will take a 40% participating interest in licenses PL090 JS, PL248 I and PL925…

Shell, Iberdrola Plan to Build Large-scale Floating Wind Farms in Scotland

Jul 16, 2021

Oil and gas major Shell and Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power said on Friday they had joined forces to bid to develop large-scale floating wind farms off the coast of Scotland.The companies said they had submitted proposals for the potential projects as part of Scotland's offshore wind leasing round…

OGTC, Partners to Invest $1,4M in Hydrogen-enabling Technologies

May 13, 2021

Scotland-based OGTC has extended its latest Call for Ideas to June 14, with the organization set to invest up to £1million (around $1,4 million) 'in game-changing technologies which will accelerate Hydrogen production, transportation, storage and utilization…

Lebanon Expands Claim in Maritime Area Dispute with Israel

Apr 12, 2021

A senior cabinet minister said on Monday he had signed a document expanding Lebanon's claims in a row with Israel over their maritime border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area.The amendment would add around 1…

Jersey Oil & Gas Sees 'Significant' Increase in Buchan Oil Field Resources

Jan 26, 2021

UK-focused oil and gas firm Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), on Tuesday announced a significant increase in 2C contingent resource estimate for the Buchan oil field, within the Greater Buchan Area ('GBA') in the UK North Sea.Dynamic reservoir modeling…

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