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EPA lifts W&T Offshore suspension

Aug 05, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lifted a suspension and proposed debarment and removed the statutory disqualification imposed on Houston-based explorer W&T Offshore, the company announced on 5 August 2014. US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy…

Cheniere provides 2Q Sabine Pass liquefaction update

Jul 31, 2014

Cheniere Energy Partners L.P. reported its 2Q 2014 results today, with updates on the progress of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities on the US Gulf coast. The company reported a US$226.2 million loss for the 3 months ending 30 June 2014…

BOEM extends comment period

Jul 30, 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will extend its public comment period for its new five-year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing plan for 2017-2022, the agency announced on 30 July 2014. BOEM says the decision…

UK issues guidance for emergency response planning at OREIs

Jul 24, 2014

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a notice yesterday containing updated requirements for emergency response cooperation plans and requirements for emergency response and search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter operations relating to offshore renewable energy installations (OREIs)…

Mexico's energy reform marches on

Jul 22, 2014

Mexico’s senate passed the secondary legislation that defines new institutional framework for state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) following the December 2013's sweeping energy reforms. After 12 hours of debate and hearing from more than 50 senators…

Gabon, DRC reject Angola’s redraw of maritime border

Jul 21, 2014

Both Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa are rejecting Angola's proposed changes to the maritime borders, in which Angola seeks to increase its continental shelf length by more than 200mi. Gabon and the DRC have…

Gabon names seven for deepwater blocks

Jul 21, 2014

The Republic of Gabon’s Ministry of Petroleum announced today that it has selected seven companies to participate in a final round of negotiations for deepwater blocks in the offshore licensing tender round from October 2013. The Ministry said Impact Oil & Gas…

DNV GL announces compliance road map for floaters

Jul 18, 2014

DNV GL announced a road map to what is necessary to be in compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in US waters, the regulatory agency announced on 17 July 2014. The document called “Verification…

BOEM offers US-Mex boundary blocks in Sale 238

Jul 17, 2014

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced that the bureau will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include…

Australian Parliament repeals maritime crew visas

Jul 17, 2014

On 17 July, senators in the Australian Parliament voted to disallow the Federal Government from continuing to issue Maritime Crew (subclass 988) visas to foreign workers for the purposes of working in Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry…

Energistics publishes new unit-of-measure standard

Jul 10, 2014

Energistics, the upstream oil and gas open standards consortium, has published the Unit of Measure (UOM) Standard V1.0. This new standard includes the Unit of Measure Dictionary and the Unit Symbol Grammar Specification. This standard is a harmonization of several industry UOM standards…

US House debates LNG export bill

Jun 20, 2014

Updated 26 June The US House of Representatives passed bill HR6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act on 24 June, after debates held this week. The House Energy & Commerce (E&C) committee approved HR 6, authored and sponsored by Rep…

Merrick partners with Energistics on production reporting standards

Jun 06, 2014

Houston-headquartered Merrick Systems is spearheading an effort to develop a standard for oil and gas production reporting between partners with Energistics, a nonprofit organization created to serve as a neutral body to facilitate and manage technical open data exchange…

Australia debates offshore work visas

Jun 02, 2014

Australia's current federal coalition government seeks to abolish the work visa requirement for offshore oil and gas workers, over objections from the Maritime Union of Australia, according to ABC Rural. The former Labor government, under Gillard…

LNG America picks ABS to class first LNG bunker barges

May 30, 2014

LNG America announces the selection of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as the classification society for North America’s first LNG bunker barges, currently being designed by Jensen Maritime. ABS will assist LNG America in working…

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