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Oil Markets Face Unprecedented Uncertainty

Nov 20, 2018

Oil markets are entering an unprecedented period of uncertainty due to geopolitical instability and a fragile global economy, the head of the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.Concerned about an emerging production overhang similar to the one that led to a price slump in 2014…

Petrobras Units Could be Sold Under New CEO

Nov 19, 2018

Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that certain units of Petroleo Brasileiro could be privatized, even though the state-run company is strategic for the state.Speaking to reporters after his team named Chicago…

Nigerian Opposition Candidate Seeks to Boost Oil Investment

Nov 19, 2018

Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar will seek to boost investment in the country's oil sector if he becomes president next year, according to a draft copy of his manifesto.He plans to reconsider the introduction of bidding rounds for marginal fields and oil blocks…

PSA Probing West Phoenix Rig Fire

Nov 09, 2018

Norway's offshore safety watchdog said it has launched a probe into a fire that broke out on the West Phoenix mobile drilling unit on Monday.The fire reportedly broke out the West Phoenix mud laboratory while the rig was drilling for Equinor in the Norwegian Sea…

Gabon Launches Offshore Exploration Round

Nov 07, 2018

Gabon plans to scrap a 35 percent corporate tax on energy companies as part of a revised hydrocarbons law and has launched a new offshore oil and gas exploration licensing round for 34 blocks, Oil Minister Pascal Ambouroue said on Wednesday…

Equinor to Drill at Presto Prospect

Oct 30, 2018

Norway's Equinor has been given consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to perform exploration drilling of well 36/1-3 on production licence 885, which aims to investigate the Presto Prospect in the North Sea.Drilling is scheduled to begin in December 2018 and last 35 days…

Updated: PSA: 'Serious deficiencies' found at Martin Linge

Apr 27, 2017

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) reported today (27 April) that it has found serious deficiencies at the Total-operated Martin Linge project, which is 42km west of Oseberg, Norway. The project is due onstream in 2018. Map of Martin Linge…

ASV Global opens mission control center

Apr 24, 2017

Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, has opened a Mission Control Center developed by ASV Global, an autonomous vessel technology developer, at its headquarters in Portchester, UK.  This new center will be the hub…

PSA audits Goliat facility

Apr 24, 2017

From 30 January to 3 February 2017, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of the planning and execution of work on hydrocarbon-carrying systems for Eni's Goliat facility. The audit was a sub-activity of an audit series that will continue throughout 2017…

InterOcean offers oil spill monitoring service

Mar 14, 2017

Detecting accidental oil releases on and around offshore rigs in real-time is crucial in today's offshore market.  Offshore oil spill monitoring is now being offered as a service by InterOcean Systems, eliminating the need for facility owners and operators to purchase…

NEL leads multiphase meter standards development

Jan 31, 2017

NEL, the flow measurement research and development specialist, has been selected to lead the development of a new multiphase flow measurement standard for the oil and gas industry.   Despite the growing use of multiphase meters to cope…

BSEE, USCG sign regulatory MOA

Jan 24, 2017

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and US Coast Guard (USCG) signed four revised memorandums of agreement (MOAs) this week in order to improve regulatory collaboration related to the energy industry on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)…

UPDATED: BSEE investigates GoM pipeline leak

Jan 19, 2017

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 32mi southwest of Cameron, Louisiana…

PSA completes Snorre B audit

Jan 11, 2017

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out audits within several disciplines at Snorre B, which is operated by Statoil.  From 24 October to 7 November 2016, the PSA carried out an audit of Statoil's handling of major accident and working environment risk at Snorre B…

Oil & Gas UK publishes drone guide

Jan 06, 2017

A new publication to help guide the growing use offshore of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – also known as drones - has been published by Oil & Gas UK. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Management Standards and Guidelines were developed by a work group set up by the trade body…

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