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BP Reaches $18.7 Billion Settlement Over Deadly 2010 Spill
Thursday, July 02, 2015 BP will pay a record $18.7 billion in penalties to the US government and 5 states along the Gulf of Mexico related to the 2010 oil spill.

USGS Study Highlights Water Usage in Hydraulic Fracturing
Thursday, July 02, 2015 USGS releases first nationwide map of water usage for hydraulic fracturing.

Technip Sees HSE Success with Pulse Program
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Technip places health and safety of its employees as a core value with development of its Pulse program.

EU Offshore Safety Regulations: Guidance on New Rules
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 With new EU offshore safety regulations due to come into force July 19, Rigzone offers tips and guidance for companies on how to deal with the new rules.

New York Formalizes Ban On Fracking, Ending 7-Year Review
Monday, June 29, 2015 New York formalizes its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas after a 7-year environmental and health review.

Cuadrilla Suffers Further Setback as Fracking Application Rejected
Monday, June 29, 2015 Cuadrilla Resources suffers another setback to its plans to frack for shale gas in northwest England after local authority rejects another application to drill in Lancashire.

British Officials Reject Key Shale Gas Fracking Application
Thursday, June 25, 2015 British officials reject a Cuadrilla Resources application for shale gas fracking in northwest England, a landmark decision that is likely to deter potential investors in Britain's nascent shale gas industry.

UK Officials Delay Decision On Key Shale Gas Permit Again
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 British officials have adjourned until Monday the process for deciding whether to grant shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources a project planning permit in northwest England.

UK Officials Delay Shale Permit Decision To Wednesday
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 British officials have adjourned until Wednesday the process for deciding on whether to grant shale gas firm Cuadrilla a project planning permit in northwest England.

Center for Offshore Safety Recognized for SEMS Audits
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 BSEE recognizes the Houston-based Center for Offshore Safety as the first and currently only official accreditation body for audit service providers.

Mexico's Pemex Says Output Impact 'Minimal' In Platform Accident
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Pemex says the impact on crude oil output in the Akal field from a platform accident is "minimal," involving 15,000 barrels of deferred oil production.

Small Planes Collide In Mid-Air Over Alberta, Killing Two
Monday, June 22, 2015 Two small planes collided in mid-air over the northeastern part of Alberta, home to Canada's oil sands energy projects, killing two people, according to Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Pemex Confirms Gulf Oil Platform Accident, Impact Unclear
Monday, June 22, 2015 Pemex confirms there was an accident on an oil platform at one of its major operations in the southern Gulf of Mexico, but added any impact on output remained unclear.

Output At Groningen Gas Field To Be Capped At 30 Bcm In 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015 Dutch Economy Minister Henk Kamp will propose a further tightening of production at Groningen, according to Dutch news agency ANP.

Unions Put North Sea Strike Ballot on Hold Following Improved OCA Offer
Friday, June 19, 2015 GMB has put its official strike ballot on hold while its members consider a revised offer of working conditions from the Offshore Contractors' Association.

Tropical Storm Bill Pelts Texas Coast
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Tropical Storm Bill punched the Texas coast with heavy rains and strong winds on Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

Texas, Louisiana Brace For Gulf of Mexico Storm
Monday, June 15, 2015 Chevron and Shell have evacuated non-essential workers from oil platforms, but they have not shut in production in a basin responsible for nearly a fifth of US crude output.

Union: Brazil's Petrobras Stops Platform Output After Gas Leak
Monday, June 15, 2015 Petrobras stops production from its P-40 platform in the offshore Marlim Sul field after a gas leak on the vessel, an oil workers' union said on its website.

Study: US Can Profit from Unconventionals While Protecting Environment
Friday, June 12, 2015 Reaping the economic benefits of US shale development and protecting the environment are not a zero-sum tradeoff as some believe, a recent report finds.

Norwegian Govt Forced to Reassess Arctic Oil Drilling Boundaries
Thursday, June 11, 2015 Norway's government will have to reassess oil drilling boundaries in the Arctic after failing to get parliamentary backing for its original proposal to move them further north.

Shell's Alaska Arctic Spill Response Plan Wins Court Approval
Thursday, June 11, 2015 A divided federal appeals court rejects an effort by a coalition of environmental groups to revoke federal approval of Shell's oil spill response plans related to drilling on Alaska's remote Arctic coast.

CNRL Says Fire Affected Output in Alberta Oil Sands to Return this Week
Monday, June 08, 2015 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd expects two oil sands projects in northern Alberta to return to normal rates of production this week.

Midnight Deadline Approaches for Oil Spill Settlement Claims
Monday, June 08, 2015 A midnight deadline looms for people and businesses claiming economic harm or property damage resulting from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

UKOOG and GMB Reach UK Shale Gas Agreement
Monday, June 08, 2015 UKOOG reaches an agreement with the GMB union to support the exploration and development of shale gas in the UK.

Canada to Rely on Technology as G-7 Vows Deep Emissions Cuts
Monday, June 08, 2015 Prime Minister: Canada will use innovation to meet its greenhouse-gas targets and avoid major industrial disruption.

IWCF Appoints First Chief Technical Officer
Monday, June 08, 2015 The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) announces that it has appointed David Conroy as its first Chief Technical Officer.

Ex-BP Executive Acquitted of Lying About Size of 2010 Spill
Friday, June 05, 2015 The highest-ranking BP Plc executive charged in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is found not guilty of lying to investigators in a blow to prosecutors as the company awaits word on billions of dollars in potential fines for the disaster.

Denton Hits Pause On Fracking Ban Repeal
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 After four hours of public testimony urging the council to reconsider repealing the ban, the Denton City Council decides to hold off on taking action.

BP to Suspend Operations at Caspian Sea Platform for Maintenance
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 BP will suspend operations at Chirag, one of its platforms in the Caspian Sea, for planned maintenance in two months.

North Dakota Orders Oil Wells Shut In On Flooding Concerns
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 North Dakota oil regulators ordered Zavanna to shut in oil wells near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers after more than 1.5 inches of rainfall sparked flooding concerns.

Europe's Top Oil Firms Jointly Call for Carbon Pricing
Monday, June 01, 2015 Europe's top oil and gas firms urge governments around the world to introduce a pricing system for carbon emissions.

Alberta Wildfires Retreat Slowly, 10% Of Oil Sands Crude Shut In
Monday, June 01, 2015 Firefighters make progress tackling wildfires in the key oil-producing region of northern Alberta, although a number of oil sands projects stay shut down.

Atlas Knowledge Awarded INPEX Contract for Australian Ichthys Project
Monday, June 01, 2015 Atlas Knowledge secures multi-year, multi-million dollar INPEX contract to provide training for production workers involved in the $34 billion Ichthys LNG Project, located offshore Western Australia.

Wildfire Intensifies Near Two Alberta Oil-Sands Sites
Friday, May 29, 2015 An out-of-control wildfire, burning near two major oil sands projects in the key crude-producing region of northern Alberta, grew in size on Friday.

Apache Expects Minimal Impacts from Well Shut-Ins
Friday, May 29, 2015 Apache Corp. expects minimal production impacts as a result of well shut-ins due to flooding in Texas.

Alberta Wildfires Burn For 6th Day, 10% Of Oil Sands Crude Offline
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Firefighters battled wildfires in northern Alberta, Canada's biggest crude-producing region, for a sixth day, with two blazes near oil sands facilities still out of control.

NTSB: Kulluk Towing Plan 'Insufficient' to Meet Risks
Thursday, May 28, 2015 NTSB concludes Shell failed to implement a towing plan for the Kulluk drilling rig sufficient to address the risks of towing the rig from Alaska to Seattle.

At Least 3 Injured After Tornado Hits Texas Gas Drilling Rig
Thursday, May 28, 2015 At least three people were injured when a tornado hit a natural gas drilling rig in northern Texas, the Hemphill County sheriff and a hospital official say.

Canada Wildfires Rage On, Intensify Near Oil Sands Sites
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 A wildfire raging in northeastern Alberta near two major oil sands projects nearly doubled in size to 17,000 hectares Wednesday.

Devon Energy And Apache Shut-In Some Wells For Storms
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Apache and Devon Energy shut-in some oil and gas wells as a precautionary measure because of heavy rains in Texas and Oklahoma.

Texas Oil Patches Brace For More Rains, Possible Floods
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Texas oilfields could see strong rains and thunderstorms later this week, though they were spared the heaviest flooding that struck central and eastern Texas over the Memorial Day weekend.

Hundreds More Oil Sands Staff Evacuated On Alberta Fire Threat
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 MEG Energy says it was suspending operations at its 80,000 barrel per day Christina Lake oil sands project and evacuated non-essential staff as wildfires rage through northeastern Alberta.

Coast Guard: US Oil Platform On Fire In Gulf Of Mexico; No Injuries
Friday, May 22, 2015 An oil platform caught fire and was evacuated in the US Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana in the early hours of Friday, though no injuries were reported, the US Coast Guard said.

Total Hosts Climate Talks with Big Oil Companies
Friday, May 22, 2015 France's Total is hosting a meeting of the world's biggest oil firms over the sector's action plan ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris at the end of the year.

Exxon Deploys More Sanction Watchers as Iran Nuke Deal Looms
Friday, May 22, 2015 ExxonMobil is ramping up efforts to track US government work on Iranian sanctions that have locked out American oil companies from the Middle Eastern nation for more than three decades.

Petrobras Offshore Platform Accident Injures Two, Stops Output
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Petrobras was forced to stop output at its P-56 offshore oil production ship in the Marlim Sul field after an explosion in an electrical panel started a fire.

Expro Receives RoSPA President's Award
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Expro wins the President's Award at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015.

Noble Energy Confirms Tamar Gas Halt
Thursday, May 21, 2015 In a statement to Rigzone, Noble Energy confirms that it will halt the flow of gas from Tamar this coming weekend after a gas leak was found in one of the pipes at the Ashdod Onshore Terminal.

Noble Energy to Cut Tamar Gas Flow Due to Leak
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Noble Energy will temporarily halt the flow of gas from Tamar this coming Saturday due to a gas leak in the pipeline of the Ashdod gas terminal.

Statoil Classifies Gudrun Leak as 'Serious'
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Statoil announces that a condensate leak which occurred on the Gudrun platform in the North Sea recently was 'of the highest degree of seriousness'.

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