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Mexico: Regulator to Decide in Talos, Pemex Standoff over Zama

Feb 13, 2020

The dispute over who will run operations for a major offshore oil discovery in Mexico could eventually come down to the technical opinion of the country's independent oil regulator, according to one of the body's commissioners. Closed-door talks…

Total CEO: Governments Not Oil Firms Must Drive Carbon Curbs

Feb 11, 2020

It is up to governments to drive decarbonisation and consumers will have to pay more to achieve carbon neutrality, Total's chief executive said, adding the French firm has no intention of moving away from oil and gas production.Oil firms should…

Vineyard Wind to Miss Startup Target Over Permit Delay

Feb 11, 2020

Vineyard Wind, the developer of the first major U.S. offshore wind farm, said on Tuesday it will miss its target to start sending power to Massachusetts by 2022 due to lengthy federal permitting delays.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, part of the U…

Offshore Wind: Half Empty or Half Full?

Feb 11, 2020

As a new decade starts, offshore wind development continues to progress. Actually, it’s probably more accurate to write that the development of the development of offshore wind (OFW) continues to, uh, well, develop.Apologies for that mild sarcasm…

Somalia President Signs New Oil Bill into Law

Feb 10, 2020

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has signed landmark petroleum legislation into law to help open up a new frontier market, the oil ministry said on Saturday. The upper house of Somalia’s parliament in January approved the petroleum…

NOIA: U.S. Offshore Holds Tremendous Promise

Feb 05, 2020

U.S. President Trump on Tuesday delivered State of the Union address, in which he, among other topics, hailed the success of the U.S. energy industry.He said that thanks to 'our bold regulatory reduction campaign, the United States has become the No…

Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Block Offshore Drilling

Feb 05, 2020

Virginia Democratic-led lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill to block future oil and gas development off the state's coastline, reflecting opposition to the Republican Trump administration's efforts to open Atlantic waters to fossil fuel exploration…

Norway Mulls Where to Draw the Line

Feb 03, 2020

A handful of Norway-based arctic oil and gas explorers and their hydrocarbon finds might be the last at today’s recognized Barents Sea’s ice edge, if an expert group’s recommendation to bring offshore activity south gains political traction…

U.S. Ready to Assist Brazil with Offshore Oil Auctions

Feb 03, 2020

The U.S. government is ready to help Brazil design more effective oil auctions, the U.S. secretary of energy said on Sunday, after the South American nation's attempt to sell tens of billions of dollars of production rights to private firms last year largely flopped…

Pemex Pushes for State Control Over Zama

Jan 29, 2020

Mexico's state oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, wants operational control over a major offshore oil area discovered by a consortium of private companies before development gets under way, its top official said on Wednesday.Pemex Chief Executive…

Why Senegal's Offshore Licensing Round is Significant

Jan 29, 2020

The long awaited first ever offshore licensing by Senegal has finally been launched as the West Africa country inches closer to achieving its national medium- and long-term hydrocarbon sector investment plan and drive to transform the upstream resource into a source of clean electricity generation…

Norway PM to Name Tina Bru as New Oil Minister -DN

Jan 23, 2020

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will appoint Conservative lawmaker Tina Bru as oil and energy minister, business daily Dagens Naeringsliv and public broadcaster NRK reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources. The office of the prime minister declined to comment…

Brazil to Overhaul Rules for Subsalt Auctions

Jan 20, 2020

Brazil's government is considering an overhaul in the rules for auctions of subsalt oilfields, a senior official told newspaper Valor Economico.Special secretary to the Economy Ministry Waldery Rodrigues told the newspaper the government could…

Lebanon Delays Offshore Round Bidding Deadline

Jan 14, 2020

Lebanon has postponed a deadline for the submission of applications as part of its second licensing round for oil and gas acreage, Lebanon's energy minister Nada Boustani tweeted Monday.According to Reuters, which translated the tweet in Arabic…

China Opens Up to Foreign E&P Firms

Jan 09, 2020

For the first time, China will this year allow foreign companies to explore for and produce oil and gas in the country, opening up the industry to firms other than state-run energy giants, as Beijing looks to boost domestic energy supplies.The…

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