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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…

Randall Luthi talks exploration

Mar 22, 2013

Randall Luthi, president, National Ocean Industries Association Secretary Jewell will inherit an offshore US oil and gas leasing plan that is not new. It restricts the oil and natural gas industry to the same areas of exploration that we’ve been searching for decades…

Jack Gerard on the future of American energy policy

Mar 22, 2013

Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute. The Department of the Interior is key to the future of American energy policy. President Obama campaigned on implementing a true all of the above energy plan for America…

Susan Murray on drill explorations in the Arctic Ocean

Mar 22, 2013

Susan Murray, deputy vice president, Pacific, Oceana Given the disastrous attempt to drill exploration wells in the Arctic Ocean in 2012, the new Secretary should suspend all activities on Arctic Ocean leases and undertake a thorough…

IHS CERAWeek: Mozambique licensing

Mar 07, 2013

Mozambique puts licensing terms under review Mozambique is in the process of updating its licensing regulations ahead of its 4th Licensing Round. Arsenio Mabote, Chairman, Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP, the national oil company of Mozambique)…

IHS CERAWeek: Canada backs N. American energy independence

Mar 06, 2013

Just as CNOOC’s Fanrong Li’s luncheon keynote speech came across as defensive, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver followed a similar trail in his address at IHS CERAWeek on Wednesday. Oliver passionately made the case for his country’s oil sands…

IHS CERAWeek: Energy's new era

Mar 06, 2013

Energy executives celebrated the oil and gas industry’s trend upward at IHS CERAWeek’s 32nd annual conference in Houston.Saudi Aramco CEO Khalid Al-Falih speaks at IHS CERAWeek on Tuesday 5 March (Photo: Audrey Leon/OEDigital)“Exaggerated…

Obama names Energy picks

Mar 04, 2013

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he will nominate Ernest Moniz and Gina McCarthy to fill vacancies at the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, respectively. Obama nominated Ernest Moniz to US Department…

NATO Submarine Base to Become Rig Haven

Mar 01, 2013

Norwegian Ministry of Defense approves sale of Olavsvern naval base outside Tromsø.Location of Olavsvern naval baseThe sale is to the investor group Triko AS which includes Odfjell Drilling, PSW Rig Service, and in cooperation with Petro Support Group…

Our Crowning Glory?

Feb 01, 2013

Offshore energy means more than just oil and gas. But is it an energy nirvana or a cult of false hope? Bruce Nichols looks at the progress that the marine renewables industry has made, and the hurdles it has to overcome.The latest trend in renewable energy has come to Cobscook Bay in Maine…

Oil Spill Response

Feb 01, 2013

Oil Spill Response has united with Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Clean Caribbean & Americas under the banner OSRL. The new organization will support adoption of best practices and will offer members enhanced response capability and equipment…

Robbins & Myers

Feb 01, 2013

Robbins & Myers accepted NOV’s US$2.5 billion takeover bid. Shareholders will receive $60/share. The transaction transforms the engineered equipment and systems supply firm into a wholly-owned NOV subsidiary. The merger remains subject to approval by US and Canadian regulators.

US Interior secretary resigns

Jan 22, 2013

Former senator Salazar to return to Colorado Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (Photo: DOI)U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will resign his position at the end of March, the agency announced on 16 January 2013.As secretary…

New offshore wind farm guide

Jan 22, 2013

Bureau Veritas unveils certification guides Guide on Offshore Wind Farm Project CertificationBureau Veritas Certification France has released a comprehensive Guide on Offshore Wind Farm Project Certification, which allows industry players…

Critical factors in Arctic oil spill preparedness

Jan 18, 2013

Time is the most critical factor when dealing with an Arctic oil spill, says Steve Potter, principal consultant, SL Ross. Small spills can usually be handled by onsite personnel with rig- or platform-based boats and booms. Larger spills require more resources…

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