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Colloquy: Safety first... in the North Sea

Jun 12, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column Beginning this month, we recognize the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. The Piper Alpha production platform was operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd. in the UK sector of the North Sea…

Johan Castberg on hold

Jun 05, 2013

Statoil announced it will delay an investment decision on its Johan Castberg project in the Norwegian Barents Sea due to unease regarding recent move by the Norwegian government to increase taxes on oil and gas producers. In addition to the tax rise…

New EIC president appointed

May 21, 2013

The Energy Industries Council (EIC) announced that The Right Honourable the Lord Howell of Guildford has been appointed President of the EIC. Lord Howell is a senior member of the House of Lords, and has held ministerial positions for Energy…

Moniz installed as DOE chief

May 20, 2013

The US Senate has confirmed MIT physics professor Ernest Moniz as  Barack Obama’s new Energy Secretary, replacing outgoing Secretary Stephen Chu. President Barack Obama congratulated Moniz on his successful confirmation hearing, where the Senate voted unanimously…

Fires and explosions a growing liability concern

May 14, 2013

Oil and natural gas industry operations managers, health and safety managers, as well as plant and facility superintendents and engineers face increasing liability issues created by fires and explosions, according to a white paper released by Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc…

Colloquy: Changes loom in Mexico

May 14, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column The structure of the Mexican oil industry is on the verge of change, driven by a need to increase revenues and build reserves. The consensus is that Mexican fields are aging, production is declining, and although…

Jewell confirmed as DOI head

Apr 12, 2013

The US Senate confirmed Sally Jewell, CEO of US-based retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), as the next Secretary of the Interior department.President Barack Obama and Sally Jewell applaud outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (Official…

BOEM completes SEIS review

Apr 11, 2013

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed oil and gas Lease Sales 233 and 231, the third and fourth sales scheduled in the current 2012-2017 Five Year Program.(Image…

ConocoPhillips suspends Arctic program

Apr 10, 2013

Citing unease over changing US regulations, ConocoPhillips opted to pause plans for its 2014 Alaska Chukchi Sea drilling program, the supermajor announced on 10 April 2013.Shell's oil spill response teams practice laying out nearly 600m (1,500ft)…

Colloquy: Drivers of change

Apr 10, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column The IHS CERAWeek conference took Houston by storm in March, with a solid program of topical breakfast discussions, illustrious keynote speakers, plenary sessions, and dialogues. The energy topics ran the gamut…

Lord Cullen to address Piper Alpha 25

Apr 10, 2013

The man who led the Public Inquiry into the Piper Alpha disaster will stress the importance of strong leadership in how safety is managed offshore, at a major three-day conference this summer. Twenty-five years after the world’s worst offshore disaster…

API releases new drilling operations standards

Apr 01, 2013

API Director of Standards David Miller announced today the publication of two new oil and natural gas industry standards for well design and drilling operations.“Every industry standard we develop shares the goal of safely and responsibly producing more of the energy America needs…

Fallon named UK Energy Minister

Mar 29, 2013

Fallon to replace outgoing minister John Hayes Michael Fallon MP (Image: DECC)The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change appointed Michael Fallon its new energy minister replacing outgoing minister John Hayes, who will now serve as Minister of State without portfolio in the Cabinet office…

Dan Gualtieri managing business

Mar 22, 2013

Dan Gualtieri, vice president of Production Solutions, Knowledge Reservoir As an industry we have a fundamental responsibility to manage our business in a safe and environmentally conscious manner. I would challenge the Department of…

Neil Robert Brown focus on the Arctic

Mar 22, 2013

Neil Robert Brown, staffmember, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee I would point to the Secretary of Interior’s need to focus on the Arctic. It isn’t the highest near term potential energy source, but it has significant long term potential…

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