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Threat of UKCS Strike Action Increases
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Strike action within the UKCS is looming. Should they choose to strike, UKCS workers don't have the support of Rigzone readers.

Eni Paid No Intermediary, Bribes To Acquire Nigeria Oilfield
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Eni reiterates it had not paid any intermediary or any bribes to acquire the OPL-245 oilfield in Nigeria.

For North Korea, Cutting Off Oil Supplies Would Be Devastating
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Isolated North Korea doesn't consume much oil but curbing or cutting off its supplies in retaliation would be painful and potentially destabilizing to the regime of Kim Jong Un.

Nigeria's Military Destroys 13 Illegal Oil Refineries
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Nigeria's military says it destroyed 13 illegal refineries in the restive Niger Delta oil hub.

Nigeria's Lower House Committee To Probe Oil License Deal
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Nigeria's lower house of parliament has set up a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245, the committee chairman says.

NOC: Libya's Wafa Oil And Gas Field Reopens, Force Majeure Lifted
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Libya's NOC has lifted force majeure on production from the Wafa field after an armed group reopened oil and gas pipelines leading to the Mellitah terminal, the company says.

Libya Halts Sharara Oil Loadings as Biggest Field Shuts Down
Monday, April 10, 2017 Libya's biggest oil field stopped producing just one week after it reopened, forcing the OPEC member to declare force majeure at a key export terminal.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Restarts Cano-Limon Oil Pipeline After Attacks
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Ecopetrol has restarted the country's second-largest oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, after a series of bomb attacks halted movement of crude for seven weeks.

French Bank BNP Sells Its Share In $2.5B Dakota Pipeline Loan
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 BNP Paribas says it has sold its $120 million share of the loan for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Buhari's Change of Tack in Nigeria Delta Boosts Oil Output
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 A year and $7 billion in lost oil exports later, President Buhari's decision to switch tack by negotiating with the fighters seems to be working.

Italian Police Disrupt Protest To Prevent Olive Grove Removal
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Italian police break up a protest by environmentalists trying to prevent the removal of a grove of olive trees standing in the way of a $40 billion pipeline to bring Asian gas to Europe.

Libya's Oil Output Down 252,000 Bpd Due To Armed Protests
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Production at the western Libyan fields of Sharara and Wafa has been blocked by armed factions, reducing output by 252,000 barrels per day.

Native Americans To Meet Norway's Wealth Fund Watchdog Over Pipeline
Monday, March 27, 2017 Standing Rock Sioux tribe representatives will meet the ethics watchdog for Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund over a U.S. oil pipeline.

Unite Members Reject Latest OCA Deal
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 In a consultative ballot, 81% of Unite members vote to reject the latest deal put forward by their employers, represented by the Offshore Contractors Association.

Libya Ports Prepare to Ship Oil as Workers Return After Clashes
Monday, March 20, 2017 Libya's major oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf are resuming operations and preparing to export crude after a two-week halt in shipments.

Indonesia Plans To Sue Thailand's PTTEP Over 2009 Oil Spill
Monday, March 20, 2017 Indonesia is preparing to sue a unit of Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) over alleged environmental damage from the Montara oil spill in 2009.

Nigerian Court Overturns Seizure Of Oilfield From Shell And Eni
Friday, March 17, 2017 A Nigerian court overturns a request by Nigeria's financial crimes agency to seize an oilfield from Royal Dutch Shell and Eni.

Unite Expresses Concern Over Possible Forties Pipeline System Sale
Friday, March 17, 2017 UK union Unite expresses concern over the possible sale of the Forties Pipeline System from BP plc to Ineos.

Petrobras Resorts To Top Court To Free Divestment Plan
Friday, March 17, 2017 Petrobras has asked the Supreme Court to lift an injunction obtained by an oil workers' union that froze sales of its assets.

Oil Firm Quits Peru Amazon Due To Finances Not Tribal Pressure
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Pacific Exploration and Production Corp. decided not to develop one million hectares of land deep in the jungle on the Peru-Brazil border because of financial concerns, a company spokeswoman says.

Over 800 Workers Demobilized From Ichthys LNG Tanks Project
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction has demobilized approximately 800 of its people from the Ichthys LNG Tanks Project in Darwin.

Pirates Demand Ransom For Tanker Seized Off Somalia
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Pirates off the coast of Somalia, who hijacked an oil tanker with 8 Sri Lankan crew on board, are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force says.

Nigeria's Proposed Sale of Oft-Bombed Oil Assets Not Easy
Monday, March 13, 2017 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's government proposed a plan to jump start the economy by, among other things, selling stakes in joint-venture oil projects within the next three years.

Libyan NOC Official Warns Of Force Majeure At Oil Ports As Rivals Mobilize
Monday, March 13, 2017 A senior official at Libya's NOC warned of a possible declaration of force majeure at the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil terminals.

Libyan Oil Guard Head Says Asked To Protect Oil Ports After Clashes
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 An oil guard official appointed by Libya's UN-backed government says he has been tasked with protecting oil ports by an armed faction that took over Es Sider and Ras Lanuf terminals last week.

Oklahoma Native American Tribe Sues Energy Companies For Quake Damage
Friday, March 03, 2017 The Pawnee Nation filed a lawsuit in tribal court in Oklahoma against 27 oil and gas producers.


 
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