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Offshore Drilling Waste Management Support Tighter Regulations

Jun 19, 2019

Water-based and non-aqueous drilling fluids and its associated drill cuttings are the largest waste streams generated in global offshore drilling operations. Because of this, there are regulations in place which govern how companies dispose of the materials generated from the wellbore…

Greek PM May Seek Sanctions Against Turkey in Gas Row

Jun 17, 2019

Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey, including the possible option of sanctions, if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday.The discovery…

Norway Green Lights Gullfaks Boost

Jun 14, 2019

Norway has approved Equinor's project to boost oil recovery from the Gullfaks field in the North Sea by 17 million barrels, the energy ministry said on Friday.The project, which aims to produce oil from the Shetland/Lista dense lime reservoir located above the field's main reservoir…

Ivory Coast to Conclude Talks on New Contracts

Jun 14, 2019

Ivory Coast is expected to finalize the licensing procedures for six oil blocks this month with the outcome likely to boost the West African country’s drive to attract increased investment in its upstream activities and enable it double output by 2020 in line with the National Development Plan…

Trump Administration Sued Over Offshore Rule Changes

Jun 12, 2019

A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Interior Department's rollbacks of safety measures put in place by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill…

PM Solberg: Industry Has the Power to Transform

Jun 12, 2019

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg underlined her and the government’s support for the offshore oil and gas industry, especially the subsea industry, in a keynote speech and visit to this year’s Underwater Technology Conference in her home town…

US Considering Sanctions Over Nord Stream 2

Jun 12, 2019

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering sanctions over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project -- which the United States has told European companies to avoid -- and warned Germany against being dependent on Russia for the fuel…

Lawmakers Want UK to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad

Jun 10, 2019

Britain must stop financing fossil fuel projects abroad by 2021 as it undermines the nation's efforts to combat climate change, a report by lawmakers said on Monday.The report, which targets financial support provided by the UK Export Finance (UKEF) agency…

Israel Extends Exploration Tender Deadline

Jun 06, 2019

Israel on Thursday extended its tender by a month to grant new licenses for offshore oil and natural gas exploration.The deadline for bids was due by June 17 but the Energy Ministry extended it until July 15, with the winners to be announced on August 12…

Angola Could Reap from New Policy Regime

Jun 06, 2019

Angola, sub-Saharan Africa’s second largest oil producer after Nigeria, is optimistic the new fiscal and regulatory regime now in place would translate into a reversal of the country’s declining oil output and attract more private investment…

UK O&G Addressing Climate Concerns

Jun 04, 2019

The role of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry in enabling the country’s transition to a lower carbon future was underlined at an industry conference in Aberdeen on Tuesday.More than 400 delegates from across the sector attended OGUK’s Industry…

US FTC Approves Oxy's Bid for Anadarko

Jun 04, 2019

Oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted approval for its proposed $38 billion deal to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp.The waiting period required for companies under the Hart-Scott…

Capricorn to Drill Lynghaug Prospect

Jun 04, 2019

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given the green light to Cairn subsidiary Capricorn Norge to drill a well in block 6508/1 in the Norwegian Sea.The consent applies to the drilling of exploration well 6508/1-3 in a prospect named Lynghaug…

UK Awards 37 Offshore Licence Areas

Jun 04, 2019

Thirty companies have acquired acreage in the UK 31st Offshore Licensing Round, the country’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced on Tuesday.In all, 37 licence areas were awarded over 141 blocks or part-blocks to a broad spectrum of companies…

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