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Nord Stream 2 Expecting Denmark Approval

Mar 25, 2019

The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company expects to receive approval from Danish authorities for a 180-km stretch of the pipeline under the Baltic Sea in time to finish the pipeline by the end of 2019 as planned, a spokesman said on Monday…

Nigeria Aims to Cut National Oil Company Shareholding

Mar 22, 2019

The planned restructuring of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) joint operating agreements with multinational oil companies could help not only in raising substantial financial gains to support the country's national budget but also…

Norway Oil Exploration Refunds Are Not State Aid -ESA

Mar 20, 2019

Norway's regulations allowing oil and gas companies to claim refunds for exploration spending do not constitute state aid, the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority (ESA) said on Wednesday.'Having scrutinized it on the basis of a comprehensive complaint…

PSA Audits Xmas Tree for Snorre Expansion

Mar 18, 2019

Norway's offshore watchdog the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said it has carried out an audit of Equinor and the fabrication of the subsea Christmas tree for the Snorre expansion project.The objective of the February audit was to ensure that…

Rising US Oil Clout on Show in Houston

Mar 15, 2019

A glance at the attendee list at one of the world's largest energy industry events in Houston this week left little question about the growing influence of the United States over global oil politics.Present: top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo. Absent: leading Saudi and Russian officials…

Equinor Pushes to Extend NCS Assets

Mar 14, 2019

Norway's Equinor is on a mission to give new life to more than 20 aging assets on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).Over the course of the last three years, the oil company has received the authorities’ approval for extending the life of…

BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in August

Mar 13, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has proposed a Gulf of Mexico lease sale for August 2019, Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Joe Balash and BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced Tuesday…

Orsted Seeks Ways to Avoid Brexit Tariffs

Mar 13, 2019

Denmark's Orsted is looking at ways to avoid potential tariffs on imports of components for its multi-billion pound British offshore wind farms in the event of a disorderly Brexit, the company's UK chief told Reuters.With only 16 days before Britain is due to leave the European Union…

Trump Requests $200.5 Mln for BSEE, $193.4 for BOEM

Mar 11, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget submitted to Congress on Monday includes $200.5 million for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and $193.4 million for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)…

BW Offshore Cleared to Buy Brazil Oilfield

Mar 06, 2019

Norway's BW Offshore has won approval from Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade to buy the Maromba oilfield from Petrobras and Chevron, according to a statement in the official gazette on Wednesday.Petrobras has a 70 percent stake in the field, while Chevron has a 30 percent stake…

PSA Concludes West Phoenix Fire Probe

Mar 04, 2019

An investigation into the November 2018 fire aboard the mobile drilling facility West Phoenix has uncovered the cause of the incident as well as several regulation breaches, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) said on Monday.The fire…

France to Test Floating Wind Turbines

Feb 25, 2019

The European Commission said on Monday it had authorized French subsidies to four offshore wind farm projects which are aimed at testing a new way of producing electricity from wind.The EU competition regulator said in a statement that the state…

Somalia's Planned Oil Search Under Threat

Feb 21, 2019

Somalia, a country that has been trying, albeit with little success, to shed off the image of a nation in turmoil because of its insecurity, instability and a preferred haven for for militant groups, has big plans for auctioning some of its…

New Pre-salt Play in the Campos Basin

Feb 21, 2019

Brazil's National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) foresees by the end of March the signing of an agreement with Petrobras to end the controversy involving the unification of the areas within the Parque das Baleias, in the north Campos Basin…

Petrobras Will Pay to End Whale Park Dispute

Feb 15, 2019

Brazil state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Thursday it had concluded a long-running dispute with the country's ANP petroleum regulator, agreeing to pay 3.5 billion reais ($940 million) to end an oil-royalty spat.Dating back to 2014…

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