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ADNOC Shuts Half Capacity At Ruwais Refinery After Fire
Monday, January 16, 2017 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has shut half the capacity at its 800,000 barrels-per-day Ruwais refinery after a fire there last week.

Process Safety Management: Overcoming the Silo Factor
Friday, January 13, 2017 Review of process safety risk assessments detects a common culprit.

OHSLG: S92 Helicopters to Return to Action Following Grounding
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 The Offshore Helicopter Safety Leadership Group (OHSLG) expects the phased return of Sikorsky S92 helicopters on Wednesday.

AAIB: Sikorsky Helicopter Suffered from Loss of Yaw Control
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 The Sikorsky S92 helicopter that left significant gouge marks on the deck of a North Sea platform on December 28 suffered from a loss of yaw control on landing.

Sikorsky Grounds All S92 Aircraft Following North Sea Incident
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Sikorsky grounds all S92 aircraft for safety checks following an incident on a North Sea platform.

Texas $1B Carbon Project To Curb Emissions, Up Oil Recovery
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration begin operations at a $1.04 billion carbon capture facility at a Texas coal-fired power plant and use the emissions to extract crude from a nearby field.

INA's Syrian Gas Facilities Torched By Islamic State
Monday, January 09, 2017 Islamic State militants have set fire to facilities on gas fields in Syria owned by Croatian energy group INA.

Aker BP Advised to Improve Evacuation Routes at Ivar Aasen Field
Friday, January 06, 2017 Aker BP ASA has been advised by Public Safety Authority Norway to improve evacuation routes at the Ivar Aasen field.

Report: North Sea Helicopter Experiences 'Technical Fault'
Friday, January 06, 2017 A CHC helicopter left significant gouge marks on the deck of a North Sea platform on December 28, according to a report from the BBC.

Oil & Gas UK Publishes Offshore Drone Guidelines
Friday, January 06, 2017 Oil & Gas UK has published a new set of guidelines to help guide the growing use offshore of drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

INEOS Shale Not Fracking in Sherwood Forest
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 INEOS Shale has told Rigzone that it is not fracking in Sherwood Forest, despite statements from environmental group Friends of the Earth on the contrary.

Russia's Transneft Says Storm Halts Oil Loadings From Kozmino
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Oil loadings from the Russian Pacific port of Kozmino have been suspended because of a storm, Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Wednesday.

Adverse Weather Could Stop Offshore Workers Coming Home for Christmas
Friday, December 23, 2016 BP plc has warned that around 100 offshore workers may not get home for Christmas due to adverse weather west of Shetland.

Russia's Transneft Says Storm Halts Oil Loading At Baltic Port Of Primorsk
Friday, December 23, 2016 Oil loading from the Baltic port of Primorsk has been suspended due to a storm, Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Friday.

SNP Calls on North Sea Oil, Gas Sector to Improve Health, Safety Standards
Thursday, December 22, 2016 The Scottish National Party has called on the North Sea oil and gas sector to improve health and safety standards.

Norwegian Unions Call for Super Puma Ban to be Maintained
Thursday, December 22, 2016 Several Norwegian offshore unions are calling for a ban on Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2 helicopters to be maintained, following a fatal crash in April which killed 13 people.

Water Lens Offers Alterative for Water Field Testing
Thursday, December 22, 2016 A company offers technology that allows water testing to take place in the field, not in a laboratory.

Statoil Says October Gas Terminal Accident Nearly Killed Staff
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 An accident at Statoil's Sture gas terminal in October, where 5 people were injured, was highly serious and almost resulted in fatalities, the Norwegian oil major said on Wednesday.

Survey: 60% of North Sea Workers Say Safety Standards Declining
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Almost 60% of surveyed workers in the North Sea believe that health and safety standards have dropped in the last six months, according to UK union Unite.

China To Build Its First Deep Sea Oil Spill Response Centre
Monday, December 19, 2016 China will set up its first deep sea oil spill emergency centre in the southern city of Shenzhen, China's state asset supervisor said on its website.

Official: Houston Refinery Worker's Death Due To Natural Causes
Friday, December 16, 2016 A worker found unconscious at Lyondell Basell Industries Houston refinery on Thursday died from natural causes.

Coalition Of 24 States Urges Trump To Kill Obama's Carbon Emission Plan
Thursday, December 15, 2016 Officials in 24 states have urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to kill the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's strategy to combat climate change and shut down coal-fired power plants.

Iqarus Launches New Training Center for Offshore Medics
Thursday, December 15, 2016 Healthcare and medical solutions company Iqarus has launched a new training center for offshore medics, emergency response teams and people who work in remote and challenging environments.

Ten Oilfield Workers Missing In Caspian Sea
Thursday, December 15, 2016 At least 10 oilfield workers are missing after part of an oil platform collapsed in the Caspian Sea.

Nigerian Petroleum Development Co Says Lost $4.9B To Attacks This Year
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of state oil firm NNPC, said on Wednesday it had lost 1.5 trillion naira ($4.9 billion) due to attacks on its facilities.

Petroleum Sector Collaboration in Norway Under Great Pressure
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Collaboration within the Norwegian Continental Shelf among a variety of oil and gas entities is under great pressure, according to Ingvill H. Foss, director of supervisory activities at Petroleumstilsynet.

Political Pressure Seen Behind EPA Fracking-Water Report
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 EPA's final report on hydraulic fracturing's impact on drinking water contradicts its previous findings.

Islamic State Fighters Take Control of Syrian Oil Fields
Monday, December 12, 2016 Islamic State fighters have taken control of the Jahar and Jazl oil fields, as well as the al-Mohr area and the al-Mohr company, according to a report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

Green Energy Firm Fights UK Fracking Plans
Friday, December 09, 2016 Green energy firm Ecotricity is challenging the fracking industry by submitting applications for its new Green Gas Mills on sites already proposed for fracking.

Reports: Offshore Gas Worker Dies in North Sea Incident
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 An offshore gas worker has died after an incident in the North Sea, according to various media reports.

Statoil Pledges to Slash CO2 Emissions by 2030
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Statoil's CEO Eldar Saetre has vowed to cut the company's CO2 emissions across its Norwegian assets over the next 13 years.

Statoil to Stop Using H225 Helicopter Variant Involved in Crash
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Statoil will not resume using Airbus' Super Puma helicopters even if Norway's Civil Aviation Authority decides to lift the ban imposed after a fatal crash off Norway in April.

Minister Plays Down Landowner Threats To PNG LNG Operations
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Papua New Guinea's petroleum minister on Tuesday played down threats of disruptions to ExxonMobil's $19 billion PNG LNG project due to landowners being unable to buy a stake in the project by the end of this year.

Eni: Oil Worker Dies Following Congo Platform Fire
Friday, December 02, 2016 An oil and gas worker dies after a fire occurred on the Foukanda platform, located offshore the Republic of Congo, Italian energy firm Eni said Friday.

Norway To Investigate Oil Industry Safety After Accidents Rise
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Norway will appoint a public commission to look into the safety of the country's offshore oil and gas industry following a recent string of accidents, the government says.

Environmental Report on UK Oil, Gas Industry Shows Positive Trends
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Discharges to sea and emissions to the air by the UK's oil and gas industry have been on an overall downward trend over the last 15 years, according to industry body Oil & Gas UK's Environment Report 2016.

Afghan Taliban Offer Security For Copper, Gas Projects
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday offered to protect major government projects, such as the mining of a big copper deposit and an international natural gas pipeline project.

PGNiG: 6 Oil, Gas Workers Kidnapped in Pakistan, Whereabouts Unknown
Monday, November 28, 2016 Six oil and gas employees working for a contractor that seismic research company Geofizyka Krakow has been in collaboration with have been kidnapped in the northwestern part of Pakistan.

IRNA: NIOC Helicopter Crashes in Caspian Sea
Monday, November 28, 2016 A helicopter working for the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) crashed in the Caspian Sea early Sunday, killing all five passengers on-board, according to Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Report: Fire Alarm Triggered at Statoil's Heimdal Platform
Friday, November 25, 2016 A fire alarm has been triggered at the Statoil Heimdal platform in the North Sea, according to Norwegian daily newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

More Company Climate Votes Ahead, As Trump May Loosen Energy Rules
Friday, November 25, 2016 Activist shareholders plan a record number of resolutions focused on climate change at U.S. company annual meetings in 2017, even as President-elect Trump looks set to loosen environmental regulations.

Will Oklahoma Earthquakes Spur Technological Innovation in Oil, Gas?
Thursday, November 24, 2016 Oklahoma wants to give oil and gas producers regulatory space to find innovative alternatives to disposal well injection, but will cost prove a roadblock?

PSA Launches Investigation Into Scarabeo 5 Fire
Thursday, November 24, 2016 The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) launches an investigation into a fire which broke out in an engine room on the Scarabeo 5 drilling unit Nov. 22.

OMV Finds Crack in Maari Platform, Ceases Production
Thursday, November 24, 2016 The operator of the Maari oil-field, OMV New Zealand, has ceased oil production and is de-manning the Maari wellhead platform as a precautionary measure.

SNP Calls for more Emergency Towing Vessels Following Transocean Incident
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 The Scottish National Party has labelled the UK government's decision to leave Scotland with one emergency towing vessel as "dangerous".

Statoil: Fire Under Control at Saipem Rig Off Norway
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 A fire in an engine room on Saipem's Scarabeo 5 drilling rig is now under control, Statoil says.

Statoil: Saipem Rig Catches Fire Off Norway, No Injuries Reported
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 A fire broke out in an engine room on Saipem's Scarabeo 5 drilling rig in the Norwegian Sea.


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