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NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Equinor

May 10, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS, the Norwegian multinational energy company, a drilling permit for wells 16/1-30 S and 16/1-30.The drilling programme for 16/1-30 S and 16/1-30 A relates to drilling of appraisal wells in production licence 167…

Racing to 20K Equipment Amid Changing Regulations

May 03, 2019

Customer pressure for 20,000 psi-capable equipment has persisted for over a decade, yet no industry standards have been firmed up. This hasn’t stopped orders for such equipment, although some were later cancelled.Baker Hughes, a GE company,…

Trump Administration to Revise Offshore Safety Rules

May 02, 2019

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns…

Gambia Inks Oil Exploration Deal with BP

Apr 30, 2019

BP has signed a deal to explore for oil and gas off Gambia's coast in a potential economic boon for the tiny West African country, although another producer says it owns the rights to the same licence.BP was awarded the licence to the A1 block…

US Still Processing Atlantic Seismic Permits

Apr 30, 2019

The U.S. Interior Department is still processing permit applications for companies to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic - a precursor to drilling - despite shelving its plan to vastly expand offshore drilling, a spokeswoman said on Monday…

Subsea Monitoring Equipment Put to the Test

Apr 25, 2019

Equipment that will be used to monitor the interaction between tidal turbines and marine mammals in the Pentland Firth has been put to the test in Aberdeen.The linear actuators that underwent hydrostatic testing at the Balmoral Subsea Test Center…

Trump Administration Sidelines Offshore Drilling Plan

Apr 25, 2019

The Trump administration will hold off on issuing its plan to expand offshore drilling as it weighs what to do after a March court ruling that blocked drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told The Wall Street Journal…

EU: New Rules Apply to Nord Stream 2

Apr 25, 2019

The European Union executive on Thursday said its stance on Nord Stream 2 is law and will not change, despite receiving letter from the gas pipeline threatening legal action if it is not exempt from new energy rules.The bloc amended its energy…

Political Risks Mar Africa's Offshore Grand March

Apr 25, 2019

Political instability, insecurity and marine boundary disputes pose some of the major challenges constraining progress of Africa's upstream offshore oil and gas exploration ambitions at a time when the continent expected to ramp up production from its deep and ultra deepwater investments…

Sudan Coup Puts Oil Plans in Disarray

Apr 18, 2019

The collapse of the regime of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is likely to jolt the country's oil sector and could leave in disarray earlier approved plans to open up the country's offshore blocks in the Red Sea basin for exploration…

CMHI Gets AIP for Two Offshore Designs

Apr 17, 2019

China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) has received Approval in Principle (AiP) certificates from classification society DNV GL for two new offshore units: an arctic single column drilling unit and a wind turbine shuttle.The certificates, which…

Algeria: From Political Turmoil Comes Opportunity

Apr 11, 2019

The ongoing political turmoil in Algeria threatens to delay even further the planned offshore oil and gas exploration projects that the country is betting on to reverse the declining oil and gas output especially from maturing onshore fields…

Brazil Transfer-of-rights Area: What's Next?

Apr 11, 2019

Brazil's government and state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA have settled a long-running dispute about one of the world's most promising offshore oil areas, clearing the way for a blockbuster auction later this year.The national…

Brazil Government to Pay Petrobras $9 Bln

Apr 10, 2019

The Brazilian government reached a landmark deal to pay state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA $9.058 billion for revising a transfer-of-rights oil contract, Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said on Tuesday.Albuquerque told reporters…

Lebanon Announces Offshore Blocks

Apr 05, 2019

Lebanon announced on Friday five offshore blocks to be included in its coming bidding round for energy exploration and production licences, including four along disputed maritime borders.Offshore energy development has been a central ambition for successive governments in cash-strapped Lebanon…

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