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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…

Mexico Plans $3.6 Bln Relief for Pemex

Feb 15, 2019

Mexico's government will inject $3.6 billion into ailing state-owned oil company Pemex, including by reducing taxes paid, company officials said on Friday, a move aimed at improving the firm's balance sheet and preventing a further downgrade to its credit rating…

Norway's Snow Crab Ruling Boosts Oil Claim

Feb 14, 2019

A court delivered a painful nip to European Union fishermen on Thursday by tightening Norway's grip on snow crab catches in the Arctic, a ruling that may also let Oslo claw more control of oil and gas from other nations.Fishermen from the European…

Nigeria Plan for Local Firms Stands on Shaky Ground

Feb 14, 2019

Nigeria's Ministry of Petroleum Resources has recently reiterated its intention to push for an increase of the share to the national crude oil production from indigenous oil and gas companies to 30% in the short-term, but it is not definite…

BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in March

Feb 13, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it will offer all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico during a region-wide lease sale scheduled for March 2019.BOEM said Lease Sale 252 will offer up 78 million acres…

Shell, Eni, Exxon Win Concessions in Egypt

Feb 12, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, BP and Exxon Mobil were among winners of Egypt's international tender for oil and gas exploration on Tuesday, with 12 concessions awarded in total.It marks Exxon Mobil's entry into gas exploration in Egypt, while Shell…

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