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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…

UK Energy Watchdog Proposes Tests for New Suppliers

Nov 21, 2018

Britain's energy regulator Ofgem has proposed financial and customer service tests for new suppliers after several smaller energy providers went bankrupt over the last year, it said on Wednesday.Ofgem said the tests should ensure new entrants are robust while encouraging competition in the market…

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…

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