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Shell in Buying Spree for Clean Energy

Jan 26, 2018

Shell spends $400 mln in recent weeks on renewables, power. Royal Dutch Shell has spent over $400 million on a range of acquisitions in recent weeks, from solar power to electric car charging points, cranking up its drive to expand beyond its oil and gas business and reduce its carbon footprint…

BSEE investigates LLOG leak in GOM

Oct 16, 2017

An investigation has started into an oil leak from a subsea pipeline near US operator LLOG's Delta House facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.  The leak was discovered last week after a sheen was seen on the surface of the water and reported to the National Response Centre…

Xodus inks two Senegal ESIAs

Sep 18, 2017

Xodus Group has been awarded two environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks in Senegal, West Africa. Xodus’ environmental…

Video: BOEM publishes EIS for Alaska manmade island

Aug 18, 2017

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Alaska’s manmade island, the Liberty Project, in the Beaufort Sea.  Map of Liberty…

Advent submits Sydney 2D EP

Jul 05, 2017

Advent Energy has submitted an environment plan (EP) to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for the planned 2D high resolution seismic survey in PEP11 offshore Sydney Basin, according to MEC Resources…

Nord Stream 2, Allseas ink pipelay deal

Apr 12, 2017

Nord Stream 2 finalized a deal with Allseas for the offshore pipelay of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline though the Baltic Sea last week, as the Gazprom-led company moves to begin the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure in Russia for the project…

Aptomar wins Martin Linge monitoring gig

Apr 04, 2017

Total E&P Norge (Total) has chosen Aptomar’s TCMS collaboration and management system to digitalize and manage environmental monitoring and oil spill detection at its Martin Linge field in the North Sea. The TCMS will combine subsea,…

BP drops Australian Bight environmental plan

Dec 22, 2016

BP has withdrawn its environment plan that was submitted to Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for the Great Australian Bight, offshore South Australia earlier this week. The recent…

Oil firms' green credentials ranked

Nov 22, 2016

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the greenest of them all? Well, it’s not Suncor, ExxonMobil or Chevron, according CDP (the Carbon Disclosure Project). The three North America based firms came bottom of the CDP’s oil and gas League Table…

Shear compliance

Nov 01, 2016

Enovate Systems’ Michael O’Sullivan and Stuart Ellison examine the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s new well control rule and its implications for BOP casing shear rams. Photo from iStock…

BOEM, ASEA ink GoM pact

Oct 10, 2016

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Mexico’s Agency for Safety, Energy and Environment (ASEA) signed a letter of intent today to strengthen cooperation, coordination and information sharing on environmental matters related to offshore hydrocarbon activities in the Gulf of Mexico…

Mexico, US, Canada unite in climate pact

Jun 29, 2016

Mexico is joining the US and Canada in committing to reduce North America’s methane emissions from the oil and gas sector – the world’s largest methane source – 40% to 45% by 2025, the three countries announced in a joint statement. Image…

Shell gives up Arctic acreage

Jun 08, 2016

Supermajor Shell has donated nearly 9000sq km of its Arctic exploration permits to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to support a national marine conservation area off the coast of Nunavut. Image from Nature Conservancy of Canada…

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)…

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