Legal News


DoJ Drops Shell Investigation

Oct 02, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday that it had been informed by the U.S. Department of Justice that it had closed its inquiry into Shell over the 2011 $1.3 billion acquisition of a Nigerian offshore oilfield.Shell and Italy's Eni are both currently…

US DOJ Closes Eni Investigations

Oct 01, 2019

The U.S. Justice Department has closed its investigations into alleged corruption by oil major Eni in Nigeria and Algeria without taking any action, the Italian energy group said on Tuesday.Eni, the biggest foreign oil and gas producer in Africa…

Eni CEO's Wife Under Investigation in Congo Probe

Sep 30, 2019

Italian prosecutors are investigating the wife of Eni's chief executive as part of a wider probe into allegations of corruption involving the oil and gas major in Congo Republic, a prosecution document seen by Reuters showed.State-controlled…

NGA in Rig Settlement Pact with Industri Energi

Sep 29, 2019

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NGA) reached an agreement with Industri Energi and SAFE in the Mid-Term Settlement for employees on mobile offshore units, drilling and catering on permanently placed facilities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

OMP Acquires Stake in TEN

Sep 26, 2019

The maritime and offshore energy institutional investor OMP is acquitting of US$35m of Series G Redeemable Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares of the Greek shipping company Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) in a private placement.Watson Farley…

Chevron, Thailand in Dispute Over Decom Tab

Sep 26, 2019

U.S. energy major Chevron Corp has opted to continue negotiations with Thailand rather than seek arbitration to resolve a dispute over who should pay for removing offshore oil and gas platforms, the company told Reuters on Wednesday.Thailand…

Swiss Prosecutors Aid Italian Oil Corruption Probe

Sep 23, 2019

Switzerland's top court has allowed Geneva prosecutors to share with Italy material they seized more than three years ago that could shed light on a case involving oil majors Eni and Royal Dutch Shell and corrupt payments in Nigeria.In a ruling announced on Monday…

Norway Mulls Blocking Prosafe's Floatel Acquisition

Sep 16, 2019

The Norwegian Competition Authority is considering blocking Prosafe's acquisition of its competitor Floatel International Ltd on the grounds that the combined firm would dominate its market, it said on Monday.The two companies are the only providers…

Mexico, Pemex to Hedge Oil Output

Sep 09, 2019

The Mexican government has said in its 2020 budget proposal that it will maintain a strategy of hedging its oil output against lower prices.Mexico’s state oil company Pemex will also continue a similar but separate hedging program. Mexico’s…

NYSE Begins to Delist Seadrill Partners

Sep 09, 2019

The international offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Partners LLC announced that it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that trading in SeaDrill's common units on the exchange has been suspended and the procedure to delist the units has been initiated…

US Judge Rejects Exxon, Shell Nigeria Case

Sep 04, 2019

A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's and Royal Dutch Shell Plc's effort to revive a $1.8 billion arbitration award against Nigeria's state-run oil company, which stemmed from a dispute over a 1993 contract to extract oil near the African country's coastline…

Bribery Probe Slows Petrofac Sales

Aug 28, 2019

Petrofac Ltd on Wednesday reported a fall in first-half order intake and forecast lower 2020 revenue, citing uncertainty relating to an investigation into the oilfield services company's dealings in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.Petrofac, which designs…

Iberdrola Sells Stake in East Anglia One to GIG

Aug 14, 2019

Spanish public multinational electric utility company Iberdrola has entered into an agreement with Green Investment Group (GIG), part of Macquarie Group, to sell a 40% share in the East Anglia One offshore wind farm.The group will continue to be the majority shareholder…

Chinese Ship Returns to Vietnam's EEZ

Aug 13, 2019

A Chinese survey ship returned to Vietnam's exclusive economic zone off its coast on Tuesday, ship tracking data showed, less than a week after it left the area where vessels from the two countries were locked in a month-long standoff.The Haiyang…

Borr Drilling Launches US IPO

Jul 30, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has launched the initial public offering (IPO) in the United States of 5 million of its common shares on July 29.The drilling company that operates 27 rigs said that the offering of common shares on…

Current News

Enauta Gets Nod for New Atlanta Field Plan. Concession Extension Granted, Too

UK Picks Offshore Wind Champion. Opens $200M Floating Wind Fund for Expressions of Interest

Trillion Books Uranus Jack-up Rig for Drilling in Turkish Black Sea

Norway's April Oil Output Lags Forecasts by 10.6%

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News