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Gazprom Neft Completes Okhotsk Survey

Jan 06, 2020

Russian oil and gas exploration company Gazprom Neft has completed ecological monitoring of grey whale populations at the Ayashsky license block, offshore from Sakhalin Island, with expedition members registering more than 550 animals in the course of a five-month survey…

Equinor Targets Zero Emissions by 2050

Jan 06, 2020

Norwegian offshore operator Equinor said Monday it will invest 50 billion kroner ($5.67 billion) over 10 years on a path toward reducing company-wide emissions by 40% through to 2030.Using the EU’s 2005, rather the UN’s 1990 as a benchmark year…

Norway Plans North Sea Power Grid

Dec 20, 2019

Norwegian energy firm BKK announced plans to build an offshore power grid in the North Sea, in a more than $2 billion project to help the country's oil and gas industry cut greenhouse gas emissions.It will undertake the project with infrastructure company CapeOmega…

Schlumberger Commits to Emissions Reductions

Dec 20, 2019

Oilfield services firm Schlumberger announced its commitment to setting a science-based target to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to reduce climate change.Schlumberger has submitted its…

Equinor Gets Another Approval for Australia Drilling

Dec 19, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor has received the second of four approvals needed for offshore exploration in the Great Australian Bight.This week, Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)…

Court Lifts Injunction Against Leviathan Operations

Dec 19, 2019

An Israeli court lifted on Thursday a temporary injunction that had threatened to delay production at the Leviathan gas field due to environmental concerns.Rescinding Tuesday's injunction, the Jerusalem District Court said appellants had not provided sufficient evidence that Leviathan's emissions…

Court Order Threatens Leviathan Output

Dec 18, 2019

Companies developing the huge natural gas field Leviathan will try to convince an Israeli court on Wednesday to remove an injunction that threatens to delay production due to environmental concerns.On Tuesday, the Jerusalem District Court, in a surprise decision…

A Blue/Green Energy Revolution

Dec 17, 2019

A seismic shift in the dialogue around big oil and climate has occurred in the past 12 months. It’s a change in how big oil is orientating itself around what many call the energy transition. Climate goals - governmental, international and industry…

Majors Face New Shareholder Climate Resolutions

Dec 16, 2019

An activist group is increasing the pressure on five big U.S. and European oil companies with shareholder resolutions urging them to meet the Paris climate goals and cut carbon emissions.Dutch group Follow This is targeting U.S. giants ExxonMobil…

ABS Publishes Fuel Cell Guidance

Dec 11, 2019

ABS published its Guide for Fuel Cell Power Systems for Marine and Offshore Applications to support the design, evaluation, and construction of fuel cell systems on vessels and offshore assets.“As technology evolves and regulators challenge shipping to decarbonize…

Energy Transition and Sustainability Talks at 2020 WPC

Dec 11, 2019

The 23rd World Petroleum Congress will set the scene for a discussion about the energy transition, climate change and innovative technologies.Set for December 6-10, 2020, in Houston, considered the energy capitol of the world, the WPC typically draws 10…

Petrobras CEO Says Too Early to Make Carbon Commitment

Dec 06, 2019

The chief executive of Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Friday it was too early to commit to a climate target and that energy companies had a range of thoughts on the matter.Asked if the firm would match a pledge similar…

Energean Targets Net Zero Carbon Output by 2050

Dec 02, 2019

Mediterranean-focused oil and gas producer Energean has joined a U.N.-backed initiative and committed to reducing its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, its chief executive said on Monday.Oil and gas producers have come under heavy pressure…

November: Month of Wind and Climate

Nov 26, 2019

You might remember the Paris Climate Agreement entered into force in November 2016, and each country’s “green transition” experts on November 25, 2019, began preparing for the UN Climate Change Conference on December 2, 2019.Solar powerhouse…

North Sea: A Stage for the Energy Transition

Nov 25, 2019

As the energy transition continues to pick up pace globally, the North Sea has the potential to become a global showcase for impactful change as a number of low carbon solutions grow in prominence, with partnership models becoming critical for the future of the basin…

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