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Petrobras Required to Assess Indigenous Impact of Amazon Offshore Drilling

May 09, 2024

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras must do a series of studies on the impact on Indigenous groups in the Amazon area of planned offshore drilling nearby in order to analyze the project's viability, according to a federal agency and documents from government agencies.The wide-ranging studies demanded by Brazil's environmental agency Ibama are meant to ascertain the 'social, cultural and environmental' impacts on Indigenous peoples of drilling in the Foz do Amazonas basin…

BP's Carbon Emissions Rise for the First Time Since 2019

Mar 08, 2024

BP said on Friday its overall carbon emissions climbed in 2023 for the first time since 2019 as the company started up new oil and gas projects and increased its production levels.BP's so-called Scope 3 emissions, caused by the burning of the oil and gas produced by the company…

CO2 Capture Technology Ready for New Offshore Frontiers

Jan 02, 2024

If the industry has been capturing CO2 for decades, why all the innovation now?CO2 capture technology has been used for around a century in natural gas processing plants to separate out the commercially valuable methane. In the 1970s, that CO2 found purpose in advanced oil recovery…

Repsol Fined for Flaring and Venting Breach in the UK

Dec 13, 2023

Spanish multinational energy company Repsol has been fined in the U.K. after its platforms in the North Sea were found to be emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere without permission.The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) said the £160…

Brazil Agency to Rule if Petrobras Can Drill Near Amazon Mouth by Early 2024

Nov 22, 2023

Brazil's environment protection agency Ibama is expected to decide by early next year if state-run oil company Petrobras PETR4.SA can drill near the mouth of the Amazon River, Ibama's president Rodrigo Agostinho said on Wednesday.The area is part of Brazil's Equatorial Margin…

Mounting Evidence Shows Seismic Surveys Can Harm Marine Life

Sep 12, 2023

Woodside Energy last week announced it would start seismic testing for its Scarborough gas project off Australia’s west coast, before reversing the decision in the face of a legal challenge from Traditional Owners.Seismic testing is highly controversial in marine environments…

BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Gulf of Mexico Wind Lease Areas

May 30, 2023

The United States' Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday issued a final environmental assessment (EA) on potential impacts from offshore wind leasing on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico, marking another step…

Wind Turbines Can Breathe New Life into Warming Seas

Mar 15, 2022

Offshore wind is set to move further and further from shore, as demand for renewable energy grows and new floating turbine technology makes deep-water expansion possible. However, for the first time, large areas of the UK continental shelf now open for development are “seasonally stratified”…

Decommissioning: Corals on Oil Platforms Could Kick-start the Deep-sea Ecosystem

Mar 10, 2022

In the late 1990s, the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa was first reported growing on the legs of oil platforms in the northern North Sea. As these platforms reach the end of their operational lives, many are being decommissioned and brought ashore…

Company Valuations and Climate Strategies are Poles Apart

Nov 25, 2021

Companies in the most polluting sectors that have invested in climate action often find themselves valued below peers that have been slower to do so, highlighting the difficulty of getting shareholders to back sustainability.Investors have poured more than $30 trillion into environmental…

Who Will Pay for the Energy Transition?

Apr 27, 2021

The transition from a fossil-fuel dominated energy system to one with zero emissions would require trillions of dollars of investment in new production, distribution and consumption equipment worldwide.New investments could support millions of new jobs in construction and manufacturing…

When is a Cargo of Oil Certified "Carbon Neutral"? Ask Lundin Energy

Apr 26, 2021

Sweden's Lundin Energy has sold to Italian refiner Saras what it said is the world's first oil cargo certified as carbon neutral at the point of production, the two companies said on Monday.Oil companies are increasingly trying to market their…

Green Rigs: Collaborative Solutions for Greener Drilling Operations

Feb 27, 2021

How teamwork between COSL Drilling and key suppliers Kongsberg and NOV has improved on previously record low emissions to deliver fuel and environmental savings of more than 25%.In 2020, after several years of developing energy-efficient drilling operations…

FSO Nabarima Is 'Upright' but Crude Transfer Could Be Risky

Oct 26, 2020

A Venezuelan floating oil facility that had been listing in recent weeks is upright and shows no sign of sinking, but plans to offload crude from the vessel posed some risks, the energy minister of neighboring Trinidad and Tobago said on Thursday…

NOAA Raises Predicted Number of Tropical Storms to Record High

Aug 06, 2020

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday predicted up to 16 more named tropical storms this year, to as many as 25, the highest in the agency's history.The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which began on June 1…

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