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Petrobras P-58 Spill Under Investigation

Feb 25, 2019

Brazil's oil regulator said on Monday that is has started an investigation into an oil spill at an offshore platform owned by Petroleo Brasileiro SA.On Saturday, about 188 cubic meters of oil leaked from the offshore P-58 platform, which is located in the Campos basin, some 80 kilometers of the coast of Espírito Santo state.(Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun and Ana Mano)

Op/Ed: Unlocking a Low Carbon Future

Mar 13, 2019

Sian Lloyd-Rees, UK country manager with Aker Solutions and and chair of the Low Carbon Future keynote program session at SPE Offshore Europe 2019, believes oil and gas companies should lead the way toward a lower carbon future. Energy diversification…

World Bank Targets Offshore Wind Markets

Mar 07, 2019

The World Bank Group announced a new program to advance the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries and emerging markets.The World Bank and  International Finance Corporation (IFC) will help these markets evaluate their offshore…

Exmar Ship Management Opts for Luminultra

Feb 19, 2019

Belgium-headquartered EXMAR Ship Management has selected the LuminUltra Quench-Gone Aqueous (QGA) test kit to monitor the quality of the drinking water produced onboard the LPG FSO NKOSSA II.The decision follows the success of the QGA solution…

Outlook Challenge: More Energy, Fewer Emissions

Feb 14, 2019

Supplying the energy needed to support the growing prosperity of the global population yet reducing emissions enough to meet the Paris reduction goals is a major challenge, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said.It is, Dudley said, “a vast and complex problem…

BP to Expand Emissions Disclosure

Feb 01, 2019

BP has agreed to broaden its disclosure on greenhouse gas emissions to show how it thinks future investments in oil and gas align with U.N.-backed climate goals, it said on Friday.Following talks with a large group of investors, BP also agreed…

Carbon Trust to Make Offshore Wind Vessels Greener

Jan 23, 2019

The Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA)  issued a Request for Information (RFI)  on the potential to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in offshore vessels. OWA plans to start a new industry competition next month.The RFI is the…

Equinor Pushes Shore Power, Cuts CO2

Jan 20, 2019

Norwegian oil major Equinor said that NorSea opened a shore power supply station at the Dusavik supply base in Stavanger, Norway, on January 18.'The base is the latest in a string of supply bases where vessels operating on Equinor contracts…

Norway Supreme Court Hears Snow Crab Case with Implication for Oil

Jan 15, 2019

Norway's Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday on whether EU ships can fish for snow crab off Arctic islands north of Norway without permission from Oslo, a case that could decide who has the right to explore for oil in the region…

Barclays Rejects Arctic Drilling

Jan 15, 2019

U.K.-based international bank Barclays  announced a new energy policy that significantly restricts the bank’s financing for the exploration or extraction of oil and gas in the Arctic.The policy  rules out funding for companies seeking to drill…

Equinor to Build CO2 Storage Under the Seabed

Jan 11, 2019

Equinor has won a license to develop carbon dioxide (CO2) storage under the North Sea, Norway's oil ministry said on Friday, part of a push to combat climate change.Equinor is expected to submit a development plan this year, with parliament making a final decision in 2020 or 2021…

Italy to Block Exploration Permits

Jan 09, 2019

The Italian government is planning to block the issuing of about 36 permits to look for oil and gas as part of plans to cut the country's carbon footprint, the industry ministry said on Wednesday.In a statement the ministry said upstream oil…

SeaRose FPSO Production Remains On Hold

Jan 07, 2019

Oil production continues to be suspended at the SeaRose FPSO, about 350 kilometers east of St. John’s for the last 50 days. There’s no information on when production will resume.Production was suspended and shutdown began on November 16 after two spills -  an estimated 250…

Equinor Opens Digital Operations Centers

Jan 07, 2019

Equinor on Monday announced the official opening of its two new digital operations centers established to support Equinor’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).The two new centers at Sandsli in Bergen, opened Monday by petroleum and energy minister Kjell-Børge…

Oil Spill Cleanup Device Tailored for the Arctic

Jan 04, 2019

A new oil spill response device capable of cleaning up spills in arctic conditions has been launched in an effort to bolster Norway’s spill preparedness.The new device, dubbed Arctic FoxTail, is a winterized version of H. Henriksen’s standard Foxtail vertical adhesion band (VAB) skimmer…

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