Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Coast Guard Working to Contain MC20 Leak

Dec 17, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has partially assumed federal control of response operations to contain an oil discharge from the site of the collapsed Mississippi Canyon Block 20 (MC20) offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 11 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River.Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Coast Guard will access the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and assume authority for containing and disposing the oil…

Nigeria Sues Shell, Eni Over Oil Deal

Dec 13, 2018

Lawyers for the Nigerian government said they had filed a $1.1 billion lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in a commercial court in London on Thursday in relation to a 2011 oilfield deal.The OPL 245 oilfield is also at the heart of an…

Faroe Criticizes DNO's Takeover Bid as 'Opportunistic'

Dec 13, 2018

The oil and gas company with focus in Norway and the U.K. Faroe Petroleum has reaffirmed that Norwegian oil giant DNO ASA's GBP608mln ($761.65 million) unsolicited takeover offer for the AIM-listed firm is 'opportunistic' and 'substantially' undervalues it…

NOIA Calls for Offshore Wind Territories Act

Dec 13, 2018

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said that U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act.The U.S. has five permanently inhabited 'Territories' in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands…

Scorpio Group Takes Over Nordic American Offshore

Dec 12, 2018

NYSE-listed offshore support vessel owner Scorpio Group has taken control of Nordic American Offshore (NAO), via a private placement into company’s shares worth $5 million.The investment, which took place via a private placement with Scorpio Offshore Investments…

Parker Drilling Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Dec 12, 2018

Parker Drilling files for pre-arranged Chapter 11 reorganizationOilfield services provider Parker Drilling Co said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday under an agreement with a group of debtors that will allow it to quickly restructure…

Brazil Reaches Deal with Petrobras Over Transfer of Rights Area

Dec 12, 2018

The Brazilian government has reached an agreement with state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA over the so-called transfer of rights area, Finance Minister Eduardo Guardia said on Wednesday.Guardia declined to disclose values nor who is owed what under the terms of the agreement…

Norway to Drillers: Fix Oil Rig Lifeboat Safety

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean, Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday.Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed…

US Government Sued Over Atlantic Seismic Testing

Dec 11, 2018

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast.Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates federal laws that protect marine mammals…

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…

Saipem Suffers Cyber Attack

Dec 10, 2018

Italian oil services company Saipem said it had identified a cyber attack out of India on Monday that had primarily affected its servers in the Middle East.'We are collecting all the elements useful for assessing the impact on our infrastructures…

PGS Sues Polarcus in Australia

Dec 07, 2018

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus Limited said it is being sued by PGS Australia Pty Ltd for patent claims relating to the acquisition of seismic data on three surveys in Australia and the processing of that data.'These proceedings follow…

Major Traders Bribed Petrobras Staff -Prosecutors

Dec 05, 2018

Brazil prosecutors alleged on Wednesday that trading giants Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore paid over $30 million in bribes to employees at state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in return for business.The alleged graft was the latest finding of the country's sweeping 'Car Wash' investigation…

Execs of Big Oil Traders Knew of Petrobras Bribes

Dec 05, 2018

Brazilian investigators said on Wednesday that 'top executives' of trading giants Vitol , Trafigura and Glencore had full knowledge that their employees paid millions in bribes to executives of state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in return for business…

Enquest Acquires Remaining Stake in Magnus

Dec 04, 2018

United Kingdom-based petroleum exploration and production company Enquest said it had completed the acquisition of the remaining 75% stake in Magnus, an additional 9.0% stake in the Sullom Voe Oil terminal and supply facility and additional interests in associated infrastructure from BP…

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