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Guyana Boosts Gov't Royalties for Future Oil Licenses

Jul 03, 2019

Guyana is preparing to raise the take of the government in future oil licences, the director of the South American country's Department of Energy said on Wednesday.U.S. energy giant Exxon, French group Total and Britain's Tullow Oil are drilling wells offshore Guyana…

NJ Congressman Battles Offshore Drilling

Jul 03, 2019

Frank Joseph Pallone Jr., the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, says that the battle against the Trump Administration’s push for seismic blasting and drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean has made progress…

Cyprus Takes Legal Action Against Offshore Drillers

Jul 02, 2019

Cyprus has initiated legal proceedings against three companies involved in gas drilling by Turkey to the west of the island for encroaching on the island's continental shelf, a senior foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.Officials declined to name the companies…

US Extends Offshore Wind Tax Credit

Jul 01, 2019

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in support of two bills introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, which would both extend the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind energy.The legislation comes at a critical time for offshore wind in America…

A Push for Better Offshore Water Treatment

Jun 28, 2019

Changing environmental regulations around the world will have an impact on how the offshore industry handles produced water.Typically, offshore operators treat their produced water so it can be discharged back into the ocean, although there…

Norway Approves Lundin's Solveig Plan

Jun 26, 2019

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has granted final approval for the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Solveig field, operator Lundin Petroleum announced on Wednesday.The Solveig field is the first tieback development…

Mexico Approves BP's Offshore Drilling Plan

Jun 26, 2019

Mexico's oil regulator on Tuesday approved a $97 million plan for drilling in an offshore area operated by British supermajor BP in the southern Gulf of Mexico.The four-year exploration plan approved by the national hydrocarbons commission (CNH) covers a 700…

Senegal President's Brother Resigns After Energy Fraud Claims

Jun 25, 2019

The brother of Senegal's President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.An investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this month alleged…

Delfin Asks for FLNG Project Extension

Jun 21, 2019

Delfin LNG LLC asked U.S. federal energy regulators for a three-year and six-month extension until March 28, 2023 to build facilities proposed to connect floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessels off the coast of Louisiana.The U.S. Federal…

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…

West Africa Offshore Outlook

Jun 17, 2019

The outlook for West Africa’s offshore oil and gas market remains positive despite some hiccups hinged on delay by some countries in the region to align their hydrocarbon regulations to prevailing market trends and the intensifying global competition…

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…

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