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Husky Energy ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Oil Spill off Newfoundland

Dec 11, 2018

Canadian petroleum company Husky Energy submitted a preliminary report about the largest-ever oil spill in Newfoundland and Labrador and said it is “deeply sorry” for the incident.According to local media reports, the oil and gas company admitted that on November 16…

Crude Oil Spill Near Port Sulphur, La.

Dec 10, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it is responding to a crude oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou, southwest of Port Sulphur, La.Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center that the well was reported to be leaking…

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…

Hybrid Power for Offshore Drilling Rig

Dec 07, 2018

Siemens announced Friday it will supply a lithium-ion battery-based energy storage solution (ESS) to an offshore drilling rig, in a world-first project that aims to reduce cost and minimize environmental impact.Siemens, drawing off its experience in the electrification of marine assets…

Goliat Field Vessel Switches to Battery Power

Dec 06, 2018

Norwegian subsidiary of Italian oil company Eni Norge AS and Stavanger shipping company Simon Møkster Shipping cut fuel consumption on the vessel Stril Barents in the Goliat field.According to a press release from the Norwegean offshore vessel owner…

Shell Sets Carbon Cutting Targets

Dec 03, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell caved in to growing investor pressure over climate change on Monday with plans to set short-term targets for reducing its carbon footprint.BP and Total have already set short-term targets, but Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden had previously resisted setting hard goals…

HullWiper Expands into Gibraltar with SCAMP

Nov 12, 2018

HullWiper, the hull cleaning solution provider, in partnership with global provider of ship fuel conservation and underwater services SCAMP, is offering an affordable, safe and eco-friendly hull cleaning solution for vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar…

Benthic Completes Esso Survey off Guyana

Nov 09, 2018

Geosciences company Benthic completed field work for Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd. for an offshore geotechnical investigation and environmental baseline survey in the Stabroeck and Canje blocks offshore Guyana.Benthic said it executed…

API Enhances Offshore Safety Standard

Nov 09, 2018

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released its newest valve standard as part of the industry’s continuous efforts to improve operational safety and environmental protection.According to a release from the agency, the “Specification 6A”…

Galp, ENI Give Up On Drilling for Oil Near Portuguese Coast

Oct 29, 2018

Portugal's Galp Energia and its Italian partner ENI have abandoned plans to drill Portugal's first deep-water offshore exploration well due to legal problems after injunctions and protests by environmental activists.The project was being prepared…

Drydocks World Completes FPSO Upgrade, Turret Mooring Project

Oct 23, 2018

Drydocks World has recently completed two projects for Bluewater Energy Services B.V. and end client Hurricane Energy plc.The projects included the refurbishment, life extension and upgrade of the FPSO Aoka Mizu vessel, and the construction of a Turret Buoy weighing over 1…

Advance Information of Berths in Ports Can Cut Cost and Emission

Oct 19, 2018

If seagoing vessels were better informed about the availability of berths and adapted their speed accordingly, substantial savings could be made in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions. This conclusion is based on a study that was recently commissioned…

Steelhead LNG Files Kwispaa Project Description

Oct 18, 2018

Kwispaa LNG has entered the next phase of project development with the submission of the Project Description to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.The Project Description provides…

Several US States Likely Withheld from Offshore Drilling Plan

Oct 17, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has hinted to at least six coastal states that he will keep their waters out of a looming plan to expand U.S. offshore drilling, telling some they lack enough oil to be included anyway, according to state officials and transcripts from public hearings…

U.S. Oil Firms Restoring Operations in Storm-tossed Gulf of Mexico

Oct 11, 2018

Oil producers on Thursday were checking Gulf of Mexico production platforms and beginning to return crews to more than 90 offshore facilities evacuated this week as Hurricane Michael moved through the Gulf.Production shut-ins that temporarily…

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