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Nigeria's NNPC Signs Deals with Total, CNOOC on Deepwater Oil Block

May 26, 2023

Nigeria's state-owned oil company NNPC Ltd said on Thursday it had renewed a production sharing contract with Total, China National Offshore Oil Corp and others, a major step to resolving disputes on a deepwater oil block in the Niger Delta…

Lula's Coalition Roiled by Decision to Block Petrobras' Amazon Mouth Drilling Project

May 19, 2023

A decision by Brazil's environmental regulator to block state-owned oil company Petrobras' Amazon oil project has exposed tensions in President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's coalition between green advocates and those prioritizing economic development…

Japan Picks Five Promising Zones for Offshore Wind Farms

May 12, 2023

The Japanese government said on Friday it had chosen five sites off the coast of Hokkaido as 'promising zones' for developing offshore wind farms, marking the second stage in a three-part selection process. The move comes as Japan looks to accelerate…

Indian Court Upholds Tribunal Ruling Favoring Reliance in Gas Migration Dispute

May 09, 2023

Delhi High Court has upheld the ruling of an arbitration panel favoring Reliance Industries and its foreign partners in a dispute over gas migration from fields operated by state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd, a court order shows. The oil…

BOEM Invites Public Input on Offshore Wind Research Lease in Gulf of Maine

May 03, 2023

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to review potential environmental impacts related to the possible issuance of an offshore wind energy research lease in the Gulf of Maine. The State of Maine requested the lease to research potential floating offshore wind energy development…

Interview: Kevin Sligh Sr., Director, BSEE

May 01, 2023

After his first year on the job, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Kevin Sligh Sr. discusses with Offshore Engineer the myriad challenges and opportunities ahead for offshore energy development in the U.S. While…

BOEM Seeks Public Input on Possible Offshore Wind Development in Gulf of Maine

Apr 25, 2023

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday invited public comment on possible commercial wind energy development in areas offshore Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.BOEM said the call represented an early step in the…

UK Court to Hear Greenpeace Challenge to Oil and Gas Licensing Round

Apr 24, 2023

Britain's High Court is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to grant Greenpeace permission to proceed with a challenge to the country's last oil and gas licensing round on climate grounds, the activist group said on Monday.Last year Britain…

Norway Parliament Asks for CCS Alternative to Decarbonize Major LNG Plant

Apr 18, 2023

Norway's parliament on Tuesday told the government to consider an alternative way to cut carbon emissions at Western Europe's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, but stopped short of outright halting a controversial plan to use power from land…

UK Looks to Widen Renewables Support Scheme

Apr 17, 2023

Britain plans to widen its flagship renewable energy support scheme to encourage investment in the sector, the government said on Monday as it opened a consultation on the proposed changes. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is the government's…

BSEE Gears Up for Offshore Wind Oversight

Apr 10, 2023

BSEE Director Kevin Sligh Sr. discusses with Offshore Engineer the myriad of challenges and opportunities ahead as the government agency integrates oversight of the U.S. offshore wind build out, targeting 30GW of offshore wind power by 2030 and another 15GW from floating wind by 2035.

Australia Passes Tougher Emissions Reduction Law that Hits Gas Investments

Mar 30, 2023

New rules that cap total Australian greenhouse gas emissions and curb some new gas and coal investments in the country will come into effect on 1 July after parliament passed an upgraded emissions reduction plan on Thursday.The 'Safeguard Mechanism'…

UK Sets Out Energy Plans, Critics Bemoan Lack of Clean Tech Boost

Mar 30, 2023

Britain set out plans to boost energy security and tackle emissions on Thursday, but critics said a lack of new investment and incentives meant it failed to provide any new boost for the country's green energy sector.Britain's net zero start…

Petrobras Resists Brazil Gov't Calls to Reverse Asset Sales

Mar 30, 2023

The board of Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras on Wednesday resisted pressure from the government to reverse asset sales, citing its obligation to follow a multi-year strategic plan and respect existing contracts. Brazil's Mines and Energy…

Chevron, Exxon Big Buyers in U.S. Gulf of Mexico Drilling Auction

Mar 30, 2023

A U.S. government auction of oil and gas drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico generated $263.8 million in high bids, the most of any sale in the region for years and the first test of demand for investment since the Russian invasion of Ukraine…

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