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Senegal: Opposition Wants BP Gas Deal Probe

Jun 03, 2019

A group of opposition politicians in Senegal called on Monday for an investigation of the history of two major offshore gas blocks run by BP after a report alleging fraud involving President Macky Sall's brother Aliou Sall.The British Broadcasting…

Asian Choices: Canadian 'Climate' or US 'Freedom' Gas

Jun 03, 2019

Canada — with its abundance of petroleum — has been surprisingly slow exporting gas anywhere other than across the border to the United States.Now, Ottawa is supporting Canada’s first export projects for liquefied natural gas (LNG) with more than words…

Brazil Approves Petrobras Oilfields Sale

May 31, 2019

Brazilian antitrust regulator Cade has approved the purchase by independent oil firm PetroReconcavo of 34 oilfields owned by Petroleo Brasileiro SA , the government's official bulletin showed on Friday.Cade said the sale did not reduce competition…

South Africa Approves Azinam Offshore Farm-in

May 30, 2019

South Africa continues to make progress in its endeavor to woo increased investment in the country’s highly under-developed offshore oil and gas market as the government’s slow and delayed plan to make cuts on crude oil imports begins to take shape…

Norway Sets Deadline for Mature Area Licenses

May 29, 2019

Norway has asked oil firms to apply for exploration blocks in its so-called mature areas licensing round by August 27, with up to 90 blocks on offer, the Ministry of Oil and Energy said.In March, the ministry announced the predefined areas (APA) licensing round for 2019…

Total, ENI Awarded Blocks off Ivory Coast

May 24, 2019

Ivory Coast has awarded four new offshore oil and gas blocks, two to France's Total and two to Italy's ENI, government spokesman Sidi Toure said on Wednesday.Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producer, is seeking to develop it long-neglected oil sector…

Pemex Promised $7.3 Billion in Tax Relief

May 24, 2019

Mexico's government aims to give $7.3 billion in tax relief to heavily indebted state oil company Pemex, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, in an effort to cool fears over its financial viability and the impact on the wider economy…

US Offshore Wind Hits Potential Snag

May 22, 2019

New legislation could stall US offshore wind farm development, the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said.The House Appropriations Committee adopted language calling for a one-year Department of Defense study of the impact of offshore wind turbines…

Interview: Aaron Smith, President & CEO, OMSA

May 21, 2019

Aaron C. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), weighs in on top issues facing the U.S. offshore marine transportation service industry, including the Jones Act, liquefied natural gas…

Industry Standard Decom Contract Drafted

May 20, 2019

Law firm HFW said it has helped shipping association BIMCO draft an industry standard offshore decommissioning contact.The contract – DISMANTLECON – has been approved by BIMCO's Documentary Committee and will be released at the end of June, along with guidance notes…

Nord Stream 2 Launch Facing Delays

May 17, 2019

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project to Germany may launch in 2020, rather than the end of 2019, due to delays in obtaining permits from Denmark, Interfax news agency on Friday quoted Nord Stream 2 AG as saying.The Russian-led company…

Lekoil Withdraws Suit Against Nigerian Petroleum Minister

May 16, 2019

Nigeria’s upstream regulatory hiccups continue to take toll on planned offshore exploration and production schedules as some private investors are stuck with their work programs for lack of clarity on key upstream mergers and acquisition procedures…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Equinor

May 10, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS, the Norwegian multinational energy company, a drilling permit for wells 16/1-30 S and 16/1-30.The drilling programme for 16/1-30 S and 16/1-30 A relates to drilling of appraisal wells in production licence 167…

Racing to 20K Equipment Amid Changing Regulations

May 03, 2019

Customer pressure for 20,000 psi-capable equipment has persisted for over a decade, yet no industry standards have been firmed up. This hasn’t stopped orders for such equipment, although some were later cancelled.Baker Hughes, a GE company,…

Trump Administration to Revise Offshore Safety Rules

May 02, 2019

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns…

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