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U.S. Adds China's CNOOC to Defense Blacklist

Dec 04, 2020

The Trump administration on Thursday added China's top chipmaker, SMIC, and oil giant CNOOC, to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, drawing condemnation from Beijing as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office.The Department…

Denmark to End Oil and Gas Exploration and Production by 2050. Cancels Licensing Round

Dec 04, 2020

Denmark's government on Thursday agreed with a majority in parliament to put an end to all oil and gas exploration and extraction in the North Sea by 2050 as well as cancel its latest licensing round.The future of Denmark's oil and gas operations…

Lebanon Wants Maritime Border Talks to Succeed. Difficulties Can Be Overcome, President Says

Dec 02, 2020

Lebanon wants maritime border talks with Israel to succeed and difficulties that surfaced in the last session round can be overcome, President Michel Aoun told a U.S. mediator on Wednesday after the latest round was postponed.The negotiations between the old foes were launched in October…

Environmental Activists Take Shell to Court. Seek End to Emissions

Dec 01, 2020

Environmental activists took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Tuesday, as they demand the energy firm drastically reduces the production of oil and gas to limit its effects on climate change.Seven activist groups, including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Netherlands…

Energy Ministry: Norway's Oil Output Cuts End on Dec. 31

Dec 01, 2020

Norway's oil output curbs, in place since June, are set to end on Dec. 31, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy said on Tuesday.'The Norwegian regulation will expire at the end of the year,' the ministry said in a statement.Following a sharp…

Strike Could Hit Norway's Gas Exports, Close Offshore Fields

Nov 27, 2020

A key export terminal for Norwegian natural gas will close down on Saturday if a labour strike goes ahead as planned, resulting in a reduction of supplies to Europe, gas system operator Gassco said on Friday, sending prices sharply higher.The…

Guyana: CGX, Partners Get More Time to Drill Corentyne Block Well

Nov 27, 2020

Oil and gas company CGX, the operator of the Corentyne offshore block in Guyana, has, with its partners been given more time to drill a well in the block.Frontera Energy Corporation, a CGX partner in the Corentyne block, said Friday that, following…

U.S. Gulf Lease Sale: Oil Firms Ignore Threat of Potential Ban on New Offshore Leases

Nov 27, 2020

The U.S. administration last week held a region-wide Gulf of Mexico oil and gas exploration lease sale, in what was the last sale under the Trump administration, and potentially one of the last lease sales overall, as the new President-elect…

Norway: Around 260 Schlumberger Workers Set to Strike over Pay

Nov 26, 2020

Some 262 oil service workers at Schlumberger's Norwegian subsidiary plan to go on strike from Dec. 3 if negotiations with employers over pay and working conditions fail, the Safe trade union said on Thursday.The negotiations cover drillers, well service crews…

DNV GL Suspends Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Work for Fear of U.S. Sanctions

Nov 26, 2020

Norway's risk management and quality assurance firm DNV GL has suspended work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project led by Russia's Gazprom for fear of being sanctioned by the United States, it said on Thursday.Nord Stream 2 runs alongside…

Australia: Melbana Energy Expands Offshore Acreage Near Beehive Prospect

Nov 26, 2020

Australian oil and gas Melbana Energy has been awarded two additional petroleum exploration permits offshore northern Australia, near the license containing the Beehive prospect.The application was made for the permit areas, designated as WA-544-P and NT/P87…

Turkey Extends Seismic Survey in Contested Waters in Eastern Mediterranean

Nov 23, 2020

Turkey said it was extending the seismic survey work being carried out by its Oruc Reis ship in a disputed part of the eastern Mediterranean until Nov. 29, a move that could add to tensions in the region.NATO members Turkey and Greece are locked…

BW Offshore, New Zealand Gov't Reach Umuroa FPSO Settlement

Nov 20, 2020

FPSO operator BW Offshore has reached a settlement with the New Zealand government over the FPSO Umuroa, which has been stuck at the Tui field, around 50 kilometers off the coast of Taranaki, for months.BW Offshore has been unable to remove…

US Moves to Loosen Safety Rules for Arctic Offshore Drilling

Nov 19, 2020

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska to ease the way for petroleum extraction in the region, an effort that President-elect Joe Biden will likely throw out once in office…

Norway to Offer 136 New Offshore Exploration Blocks in Barents Sea Push

Nov 19, 2020

Norway will offer oil firms exploration blocks in nine frontier areas in its latest licensing round, including eight regions of the Arctic Barents Sea and one in the Norwegian Sea, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Thursday…

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Shell Accelerating Renewables Push in Germany

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Denmark Might Not Reach Its 2030 Emissions Reduction Goal as It 'Relies on Unproven Tech'

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Borr Drilling Expects Demand for Modern Jack-Up Rigs to Grow

Eni Officially Enters Giant Offshore Wind Project in UK

Eni Officially Enters Giant Offshore Wind Project in UK

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