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Germany 'Regrets' U.S. Plan to Sanction Vessel Linked to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 19, 2021

The United States has informed Germany that it plans to impose sanctions on a Russian pipe-laying ship involved in construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, the German Economy Ministry said on Monday…

Norway Offers 61 Offshore Licenses to 30 Oil Firms

Jan 19, 2021

Norway's energy ministry on Tuesday offered 61 production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf in the Award in Pre-Defined Areas 2020 (APA 2020) round to 31 oil companies.Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru said the companies have…

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline: Prep Work for Works in Danish Waters Can Go Ahead

Jan 18, 2021

The Russia-led Nord Stream 2 (NS2) consortium on Friday said preparatory work to complete the subsea gas pipeline to Germany in Danish waters can go ahead, pointing to the latest notifications by the Danish Maritime Authority.Denmark's Nautiskinformation…

Ex-Petrofac Exec Pleads Guilty to Bribery Offenses

Jan 15, 2021

Update: Petrofac's statement included below the original articleFormer senior Petrofac Ltd executive David Lufkin pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday to three further bribery offenses in relation to oil deals in United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

Report: Nord Stream 2 Set to Resume Pipelaying Works in Danish Waters

Jan 14, 2021

The Russia-led Nord Stream 2 consortium said on Thursday that work to lay its subsea gas pipeline to Germany would resume in Danish waters on Jan. 15, the TASS news agency reported, despite pressure from the United States for construction to stop…

European Firms Facing U.S. Sanctions over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 14, 2021

The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project…

Nigeria's Senate President Promises Action on Long-delayed Oil Reform Law

Jan 13, 2021

Nigeria's senate president said that despite forces 'working desperately' to derail a long-delayed oil overhaul bill, lawmakers will push the bill through the national assembly.The measure, 20 years in the making, underpins everything from oil exploration to gas pipelines and fuel regulation…

UK: OGA to Take 'Blended Approach' with License Change Requests

Jan 13, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority said Wednesday to would take a 'blended approach' when it comes to the companies' compliance with oil and gas license timelines, in the wake of the pandemic.The regulator had back in March 2020 said it would seek…

Canada: Equinor, BHP, Chevron Get Gov't Approvals for Offshore Drilling Plans

Jan 13, 2021

The Government of Canada has this week approved three offshore drilling projects in the Atlantic Ocean, planned by BHP, Equinor, and Chevron, respectively.'The projects will allow the proponents to determine the presence, nature, and quantities…

Turkey, Greece to Resume Talks over Mediterranean Sea Dispute

Jan 12, 2021

Turkey and Greece will resume long-suspended exploratory talks over territorial claims in the Mediterranean Sea that brought them close to conflict last year, on Jan. 25 in Istanbul, the NATO members said on Monday.Ankara and Athens held 60 rounds of talks from 2002 to 2016…

Opinion: Biden Administration Can Align with Offshore Energy

Jan 06, 2021

Economic recovery. Climate change. Racial equity. COVID-19. These four issues are at the core of President-elect Joe Biden’s Day 1 priorities. Separately, each issue seems like a monumental challenge with no easy solution. But there is a path…

ConocoPhillips to Control Eldfisk 2/7 Bravo Platform Remotely

Jan 06, 2021

Oil company ConocoPhillips has obtained regulatory approval for remote operations of its Eldfisk 2/7 Bravo facility in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent, granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, covers the conversion to a new…

BPC Can Keep On Drilling Off Bahamas, Court Rules

Jan 06, 2021

A judge in The Bahamas has refused to grant any orders that would affect Bahamas Petroleum Corporation's current operations in the country, meaning that the drilling of Perseverance #1 well, spudded on December 20, will continue. Further hearings…

Equinor Gets Consent for Continued Use of Island Wellserver Vessel

Jan 04, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor has received regulatory consent to keep using the Island Wellserver well intervention vessel in 2021.The consent, granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, is an extension of an existing consent.The consent…

Brazil: Petrobras receives $45M in Vitol Corruption Settlement

Dec 30, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said that it had received 232.6 million reais ($44.65 million) on Tuesday in a settlement with Swiss energy trading firm Vitol, which was implicated in a sprawling national corruption probe.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

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