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Shell Confirms Oil Leak in Brazilian Waters

Dec 11, 2018

A small amount of crude oil belonging to Royal Dutch Shell Plc leaked during a ship-to-ship oil transfer in Brazilian waters last month, the company confirmed to Reuters on Monday.About 200 milliliters of crude were released on Nov. 30 during the maneuver…

Eni Must Improve Safety in the Arctic -Norway Watchdog

Dec 11, 2018

Italian oil company Eni must do more to improve safety at its Arctic Goliat oilfield, which produces up to 100,000 barrels of crude per day, Norway's oil safety watchdog said on Tuesday.The world's northernmost oilfield has suffered a number of incidents since it started production in March 2016…

Canada Issues Call for Bids Off Nova Scotia

Dec 10, 2018

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has issued Call for Bids NS18-3, which includes two industry-nominated parcels. The NS18-3 parcels are located in shallow water, with maximum water depths up to 100 meters, on the Scotian Shelf…

UKCS Still Worth Investment Despite Brexit -Equinor

Dec 10, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor will remain committed to the mature British continental shelf regardless of the country's plans to leave the European Union, a senior executive told Reuters.British Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly decided…

Total Denied Permit to Drill Amazon Basin

Dec 07, 2018

Brazil environmental regulator Ibama on Friday said it had denied a permit to French oil major Total SA to drill in the environmentally sensitive Foz do Amazonas Basin for a fifth and final time.Ibama said in a statement that it agreed with…

UK Awards First Carbon Capture Storage License

Dec 07, 2018

The U.K. Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced Thursday it has awarded its first carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage license as an independent regulator.The award has been made to Pale Blue Dot Energy (Acorn) Ltd (PBD) for the Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project…

Improper Procedure Led to Platform Fire

Dec 07, 2018

A November 2017 explosion on an offshore production platform, a July 2018 platform diesel generator fire, and an August 2018 leak of 70 gallons of emulsion breaker into the Gulf of Mexico were the focus of a spate of safety bulletins and alerts…

Green Light for Troll Phase 3

Dec 07, 2018

Equinor has received government approval for its plan to boost output and extend the lifetime of Troll, Norway's largest oil and gas field, the company said on Friday.The field accounts for about 40 percent of the natural gas reserves on the…

Eco Atlantic Okays Offshore Guyana Drilling Program

Dec 05, 2018

The oil and gas exploration company with licences in highly prospective regions in Guyana and Namibia, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas announced its drilling plans for 2019 on the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana.The Canadian company has confirmed that…

Oil Surges 5 Percent

Dec 03, 2018

Oil prices jumped by more than 5 percent on Monday after the United States and China agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade dispute, and ahead of a meeting this week of the producer club OPEC that is expected to cut supply.U.S. light crude oil rose $2…

Brazil Ship Collision Reveals Offshore Regulatory Gaps

Nov 28, 2018

Brazil has more than doubled the number of risky ship-to-ship oil transfers this year, but its monitoring of such offshore maneuvers is lax, to a point where a July 2017 collision between two tankers was not reported, according to a Reuters review of government and shipping records…

Norway Revokes Cairn, Kosmos Investment Exclusions

Nov 27, 2018

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will no longer exclude Cairn Energy Plc and Kosmos Energy Ltd from its portfolio of investments, the Norwegian central bank said on Tuesday.The companies were excluded in 2016 based on advice from the fund's ethics watchdog…

Incoming Petrobras CEO: No Decision Yet on Future Pre-salt Auctions

Nov 23, 2018

No decision has yet been taken on the types of contract to be offered in Brazil's pre-salt deep water oil auctions, the incoming head of Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Thursday, adding that fuel price policy is still being discussed.(Reporting by Mateus Maia Editing by Marguerita Choy)

Equatorial Guinea Punishes Subsea 7

Nov 22, 2018

Equatorial Guinea has ordered energy operators to stop doing business with oil and gas service firm Subsea 7 for failing to comply with local laws aimed at creating more jobs for locals, the oil minister said on Thursday.In September, an oil ministry source warned that Schlumberger…

Congo Unveils More Enticing Offshore Exploration Opportunities

Nov 22, 2018

Congo (Brazzaville), sub Saharan Africa's third largest oil producer, has intensified its campaign to promote the country's offshore drilling and exploration investment opportunities.The Ministry of Hydrocarbons hopes to ride on the new hydrocarbons…

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