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Equinor E&P: Testing Frontier Resolve

May 13, 2019

The stately Norwegian operator’s foray into South Australian offshore and Norway’s remote areas is being contested by increasingly successful green groups.A first installment of Norwegian operator Equinor’s plans to drill and develop oil reserves in Australia has been delivered to regulators Down Under, and already that first, deepwater exploration well is under attack.Australian environmentalists…

BP Shareholders Adopt Climate Resolution

May 22, 2019

BP shareholders overwhelmingly approved a climate resolution on Tuesday backed by investors and the oil and gas company which calls for it to meet the 2015 Paris climate agreement.The resolution, co-filed by shareholder group Climate Action 100+…

Environmental Activists Block BP London HQ

May 20, 2019

Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP's London headquarters on Monday, demanding one of the world's biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas exploration or goes out of business.Greenpeace activists arrived at the building…

Partners Set Out to Cut Offshore Emissions

May 20, 2019

Norwegian partners Kongsberg Maritime, DOF, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE have set out to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for complex offshore operations, while streamlining fleet-wide maintenance.Enabled through sponsorship and support from Innovation Norway…

Statfjord Loadings Resume After Leak

May 20, 2019

Equinor has resumed crude oil loadings from its Statfjord field in the North Sea following a spill last week, the Norwegian oil and gas company said on Monday.Production from Statfjord remains unaffected, and the offloading of crude is now taking place from an alternative buoy on the field…

14-year GoM Oil Spill Contained

May 17, 2019

Authorities say they have finally contained a 14-year oil spill in the US Gulf of Mexico.The US Coast Guard said it worked alongside a team of contractors to deploy a subsea system that successfully contains and collects oil being discharged…

Investors Push BP to Fight Climate Change

May 17, 2019

BP will face pressure at a meeting next week to set tougher targets to combat climate change, the latest signal from investors that they want the oil and gas industry to do more to clean up its act.After BP's 2018 carbon emissions rose to their highest in six years…

Statfjord Loading Still Shut After Spill -Equinor

May 16, 2019

Equinor has still not identified the source of an oil spill at its Statfjord field in the North Sea, and the loading of crude onto tankers remains shut, the Norwegian company told Reuters on Thursday.The leakage consisted of 'small observations' of oil on the surface of the ocean…

Oil Spill at Statfjord

May 15, 2019

An unspecified amount of oil was observed on the sea surface early Wednesday morning in connection with loading oil from buoy to shuttle tanker on the North Sea Statfjord field, Equinor announced.The loading operations were stopped when this was discovered…

USCG Monitoring GoM Gas Leak

May 13, 2019

Authorities are monitoring a natural gas and condensate release from an orphan well four nautical miles southeast of Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas, the US Coast Guard said on Thursday (May 9).The Coast guard said watchstanders at…

Maersk Drilling Unveils Hybrid Low-Emission Rig

May 08, 2019

Danish rig operator Maersk Drilling has announced what it's calling the first hybrid, low-emission drilling rig, based on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Through a series of upgrades, Maersk Drilling aims to convert the Maersk Intrepid ultra…

Trump Administration to Revise Offshore Safety Rules

May 02, 2019

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns…

Activists Board Arctic Drilling Rig

Apr 29, 2019

Greenpeace activists on Monday climbed aboard a Seadrill drilling rig commissioned by Equinor in protest against oil and gas drilling in the Norwegian Arctic, the group told Reuters.Four activists climbed aboard the West Hercules rig, the organisation said…

Subsea Monitoring Equipment Put to the Test

Apr 25, 2019

Equipment that will be used to monitor the interaction between tidal turbines and marine mammals in the Pentland Firth has been put to the test in Aberdeen.The linear actuators that underwent hydrostatic testing at the Balmoral Subsea Test Center…

Green Award Certification for OSVs

Mar 29, 2019

Green Award certification program has been extended with a new ship type – Offshore Supply vessels (OSVs). The first ship of this type the ‘’Lingestroom’’ has been successfully certified.The Lingestroom, one of the ships of Van Wijngaarden Marine Services B…

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