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Friday, 01 July 2016 00:00

Staying ahead of downtime

Improved visibility and predictive maintenance can help keep operations running, says Rockwell Automation’s Luis Gamboa. Image from iStock. Minimizing downtime…
Published in OE: 2016 / July
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 13:32

Obama bans Atlantic coast drilling

The Obama Administration has decided to rescind a proposal to drill off the US Atlantic Coast in 13 areas, due…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / March
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) staff recently participated in the Alaska Regional Response Team (RRT) meeting to…
Earthjustice, on behalf of eight conservation groups, filed to intervene in a case before the Interior Board of Land Appeals…
Monday, 28 December 2015 00:06

Shell ends Polar Pioneer contract

Shell has terminated the contract for the Polar Pioneer, a harsh environment semisubmersible drilling rig, announced rig owner Transocean on 28…
Friday, 18 December 2015 10:02

Retreating from the US Arctic

The US is losing its opportunity to lay claim to Arctic exploration, falling behind countries such as Norway and Russia.…
Published in OE Exclusive
Monday, 14 December 2015 09:01

Hilcorp aims for Alaska manmade island

Houston-based Hilcorp filed its plan with the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to build a self-contained island for…
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 08:27

Statoil pulls plug on Alaska

Statoil is saying goodbye to Alaska exploration and has decided to exit its leases in the Chukchi Sea following recent…
Monday, 28 September 2015 14:59

UTEC completes Cook Inlet installation

UTEC provided a positioning solution for the installation of a monopod liquid natural gas platform and 30km 10in LNG pipeline…
Monday, 31 August 2015 11:57

Shell freezes Arctic operations

Shell disconnected the Noble Discoverer drillship from its anchors in the Chukchi Sea after weather temporarily put a halt to…
Monday, 17 August 2015 15:14

Shell approved to drill deeper in Arctic

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has given Shell final approval to drill into deeper into hydrocarbon-bearing…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:02

BSEE limits Shell's Arctic drilling

Shell’s arrival in the Chukchi Sea came with limitations from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) that allows…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / July
Friday, 17 July 2015 10:49

Shell Arctic rigs get BSEE inspection

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspected Shell’s drilling rigs for its US$1 billion Arctic drilling program, the…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / July
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 15:48

Shell's Arctic program hits new snag

The Fennica icebreaker vessel that Shell planned to use as part of its Chukchi Sea drilling operations had to return to Dutch…
Published in OE Daily: 2015 / July
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:42

API: Prioritize Arctic development

API encouraged congress and regulators to prioritize Arctic offshore oil and natural gas development as the House Natural Resources Committee…
Published in OE Press: 2015 / June
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