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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…

Gambia Inks Oil Exploration Deal with BP

Apr 30, 2019

BP has signed a deal to explore for oil and gas off Gambia's coast in a potential economic boon for the tiny West African country, although another producer says it owns the rights to the same licence.BP was awarded the licence to the A1 block…

US Still Processing Atlantic Seismic Permits

Apr 30, 2019

The U.S. Interior Department is still processing permit applications for companies to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic - a precursor to drilling - despite shelving its plan to vastly expand offshore drilling, a spokeswoman said on Monday…

Subsea Monitoring Equipment Put to the Test

Apr 25, 2019

Equipment that will be used to monitor the interaction between tidal turbines and marine mammals in the Pentland Firth has been put to the test in Aberdeen.The linear actuators that underwent hydrostatic testing at the Balmoral Subsea Test Center…

Trump Administration Sidelines Offshore Drilling Plan

Apr 25, 2019

The Trump administration will hold off on issuing its plan to expand offshore drilling as it weighs what to do after a March court ruling that blocked drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told The Wall Street Journal…

EU: New Rules Apply to Nord Stream 2

Apr 25, 2019

The European Union executive on Thursday said its stance on Nord Stream 2 is law and will not change, despite receiving letter from the gas pipeline threatening legal action if it is not exempt from new energy rules.The bloc amended its energy…

Political Risks Mar Africa's Offshore Grand March

Apr 25, 2019

Political instability, insecurity and marine boundary disputes pose some of the major challenges constraining progress of Africa's upstream offshore oil and gas exploration ambitions at a time when the continent expected to ramp up production from its deep and ultra deepwater investments…

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