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Wireless wonder

Jun 01, 2016

Automating data collection reduces operator exposure to offshore hazards, as well as making it easier, says Emerson Process Management’s Craig Abbott. Statoil’s Gullfaks’ B platform. Photo from Statoil…

BOEM to update offshore emissions regulations

Mar 18, 2016

As part of the Obama Administration’s on-going commitment to a cleaner, more secure energy future, Janice Schneider, assistant secretary, Land and Minerals Management and Abigail Ross Hopper, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)…

Data analytics for an emerging market

Mar 01, 2016

Henrique Paula, of ABS, explains how data analytics can be used to improve safety, environmental protection, operational efficiency, and profitability in emerging energy markets such as Mexico. One of the most promising and legitimate…

Earthjustice supports Shell Arctic extension denial

Jan 13, 2016

Earthjustice, on behalf of eight conservation groups, filed to intervene in a case before the Interior Board of Land Appeals to defend the Department of Interior’s (DOI) decision to deny Shell’s request for an extension of the terms of its oil drilling leases in the Arctic Ocean…

Petition called to inspect California offshore pipelines

Aug 10, 2015

The Center for Biological Diversity formally and legally petitioned the US federal government to inspect all of California’s offshore pipelines for corrosion and other damages. Image from APPEA…

Excelerate’s Aguirre gets FERC approval

Jul 27, 2015

Houston-based Excelerate Energy received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Aguirre Offshore GasPort project offshore Puerto Rico. Image from Excelerate…

CSA, EEH announce Qatar joint venture

Jun 08, 2015

Doha-based Energy & Environment Holding (EEH) and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), announced the formation of their new joint venture CSA Ocean Sciences (Doha) LLC. The board of directors for the joint venture is chaired by HE Sheikh Jabor bin Yusef bin Jassim al-Thani…

DOI, Shell get more Arctic backlash

Jun 02, 2015

A total of 12 groups are challenging the US Department of Interior’s (DOI) decision to reaffirm the 2008 Chukchi Sea lease sale that will allow oil and gas drilling in a nearly 30 million acre area of the Chukchi Sea outer continental shelf (OCS)…

Mexico promises “one-stop shop” for oil-gas safety regulation

Feb 17, 2015

Mexican officials, including the executive director of the Agencia de Seguridad Energia y Ambiente (ASEA), recently outlined Mexico’s reform efforts and highlighted issues on which the country is working including Transboundary field development…

Rough years ahead for UK subsea

Feb 11, 2015

The fast-growing UK subsea sector, which supports 60,000 jobs, is in for two years of tough times. An Infield report showed subsea tree orders, a major indicator of subsea activity, is expected to fall by nearly 30% between 2014-2019…

Knowledge management – are we ready for change?

Nov 11, 2014

The future “digital oilfield” must be more than just a trendy buzz word, says Tim Marting, or we risk losing “lessons learned” in out-of-reach pockets of data. Major investment in new extraction technologies is made constantly to help…

BOEM increases prediction on Chukchi Sea oil & gas lease sale

Nov 03, 2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) that predicts a higher exploration and production scenario than before for the Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193…

Kongsberg aids gas hydrate project

Oct 30, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime Embient, with KONGSBERG partner company Contros Systems and Solutions, has been selected to develop and deliver innovative technologies and strategies for environmental monitoring during gas hydrate exploration and production…

DNV GL discusses Arctic challenges

Oct 28, 2014

Major oil and gas companies have several challenges to face when it comes to operating in the Arctic. Won Ho Lee and Piotr Szalewski, both DNV GL principal engineers, discussed some of these challenges at the company’s annual Technology Week last month…

Kongsberg gets CAGE seabed research contract

Oct 22, 2014

CAGE, Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate selected Kongsberg Maritime to develop and deliver two ocean observatories. Jürgen Mienert (Director CAGE, left) and Arild Brevik (Konsberg Maritime)…

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