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TotalEnergies Launches Global Drone-based Methane Inspection Campaign on All Upstream Assets

May 16, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies said Monday it had launched a worldwide drone-based emissions detection and quantification campaign across all its upstream oil & gas operated sites, to identify, quantify, and reduce methane emissions linked to its operations.The campaign uses AUSEA technology developed by TotalEnergies, the French National Research Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and University of Reims Champagne Ardenne…

BP Wins Shareholder Support for Climate Strategy

May 13, 2022

BP shareholders on Thursday backed the energy company's climate strategy, while fewer investors than last year supported a resolution filed by an activist group urging faster action to battle climate change.The vote at BP's annual general meeting…

Deals Shifting Oil, Gas Fields Away from Climate Committed Firms to Those Without Them On the Rise

May 10, 2022

Deals in which oil and gas assets move from companies with climate goals to companies without such goals are on the rise, according to a study by the U.S. non-governmental organization Environmental Defense Fund.A company shifting polluting…

Climate Activist Sees More Shareholders Pressing ConocoPhillips on Emissions

Apr 13, 2022

An activist shareholder who last year convinced a majority of ConocoPhillips investors to approve a measure calling for emission cuts said the oil major did not fully follow through and said he expects to win even more support this year for a similar proposal…

Mexico Flared Record Levels of Gas in 2021 - Study

Mar 22, 2022

Flaring by the energy sector in Mexico hit record levels last year while the number of sites where gas is burnt off also rose despite government pledges to reduce such activity, research by a leading team of scientists showed.The practice releases carbon dioxide…

KCA Deutag to Help Equinor Cut Emissions, Energy Consumption at Cat J Jack-up Rigs

Mar 15, 2022

Oil and gas drilling and engineering firm KCA Deutag has secured a contract with Equinor to carry out an energy optimization project for two CAT J jack-up drilling rigs, the Askeladd and Askepott, in the Norwegian section of the North Sea. The project…

Schlumberger's SEES Aims to Eliminate Oil and Gas Industry’s Methane and Routine Flare Emissions

Mar 09, 2022

Oilfield services company Schlumberger has this week launched a dedicated business aimed at tackling methane and routing flare emissions from oil and gas operations.The company said that the business, named Schlumberger End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES)…

UK Offshore Flaring Volumes Drop to Lowest on Record, Regulator Says

Mar 04, 2022

UK North Sea production platforms reduced their flaring by 6 billion cubic feet (bcf), to 26 bcf, a reduction equivalent to the annual gas demand of 130,000 UK homes, the UK Oil and Gas Authority said Friday.A city with 130,000 homes would be similar in size to Aberdeen…

Rosneft Sets Goal to Achieve Net-zero Emissions by 2050

Dec 21, 2021

Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday that its board has approved new strategy through to 2030 with the aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, earlier than President Vladimir Putin's deadline.Climate scientists have said…

UK North Sea: Shell Scraps Plans to Develop Cambo Oil Field

Dec 03, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it had scrapped plans to develop the Cambo oil field in the British North Sea, which became a lightning rod for climate activists seeking to halt the development of new oil and gas resources.Following 'comprehensive screening' of the Cambo field…

ABS Grants SUSTAIN 1 Notation for Harvey Gulf OSV Pair

Dec 02, 2021

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted its ABS SUSTAIN 1 Notation for two Harvey Gulf International Marine offshore support vessels, recognizing how their design and operation are aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)…

Equinor, Partners to Invest $1.1 B in Further Development of Oseberg Field

Nov 26, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has with its partners, submitted an amended plan for development and operation (PDO)  to the minister of petroleum and energy Marte Mjøs Persen for the further development of the Oseberg field, with an increased focus on gas production…

OGUK: UK Must Allow New Oil and Gas Fields or Risk Surging Bills and Shortages

Nov 22, 2021

OGUK, the trade body representing interests of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, has urged the government to allow new oil and gas fields, “or risk surging import bills and future shortages.”The trade body said it was reacting after the debate over the Cambo offshore oil and gas field…

Nearly 90 Countries Join Pact to Slash Methane Emisions

Nov 02, 2021

Nearly 90 countries have joined a U.S.- and EU-led effort to slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels, a pact aimed at tackling one of the main causes of climate change, a senior Biden administration official said…

How to Decarbonize the Upstream Industry

Oct 27, 2021

As the energy transition accelerates, upstream companies are under pressure to decarbonize, and this is likely to intensify. Governments, investors, financial markets, society, along with other stakeholders are pushing for change. Companies…

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