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Russia Resubmits Claim For Energy-Rich Arctic Shelf
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 Russia announces it resubmit a claim to the UN, a drive to secure more of the mineral-rich region where other countries have rival territorial interests.

ONE Future Coalition Seeks to Achieve Emissions of 1% or Less
Friday, July 31, 2015 Rigzone speaks the ONE Future Coalition about their goal of reducing the average methane emissions across oil and gas operations to 1% or less.

Unite Members Reject Latest OCA Proposals
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Unite union members reject the latest proposals by the Offshore Contractors' Association over changes to conditions for offshore workers in the North Sea, increasing the likelihood of industrial action.

Oil & Gas UK Launches New Guidelines on Planned Maintenance Shutdowns
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Oil & Gas UK launches new guidelines in an attempt to minimize the frequency and duration of planned maintenance shutdowns and improve the reliability and safety of installations on the UK Continental Shelf.

WRI Study Outlines Solutions for States in Monitoring Methane Emissions
Thursday, July 30, 2015 A World Resources Institute working paper outlines strategies for US states in curbing methane emissions from new and modified natural gas infrastructure.

BP Misses 2nd Quarter Profit Forecast on Spill Charge
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 BP misses 2Q 2015 profit expectations due to a $9.8 billion pre-tax charge related to the 2010 Macondo oil spill.

Report: Green Group Sues ConocoPhillips, CNOOC over China Oil Spill
Monday, July 27, 2015 China Daily reports that a maritime court in Qingdao will hear a landmark case brought against US oil giant ConocoPhillips and China's CNOOC.

Cuadrilla Appeals Council's Shale Gas Planning Refusals
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Cuadrilla Resources says it will appeal decisions made last month by a local authority in northwest England to refuse planning applications for shale gas exploration sites.

US Says Shell Is Not Yet Allowed To Drill In Arctic Oil Zone
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 The US Interior Department grants Shell its final two permits to explore for oil in the Arctic this summer.

Engineering Firm: Work At Site Of Nexen Spill Done On Tight Schedule
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Infrastructure at the site in northern Alberta of one of the biggest oil-related pipeline spills ever on North American soil was installed on a "tight schedule".

Oklahoma Broadens Oil And Gas Drilling Regulations To Stem Quakes
Friday, July 17, 2015 Oklahoma expands restrictions on oil and gas drilling activities to stem a sharp increase in earthquakes that worried residents, damaged homes and raised concerns about the future of the energy industry in the state.

Oil, Gas Industry Sounds Off on BSEE Proposed Well Control Rule
Friday, July 17, 2015 Oil and gas organizations express concerns with a proposed rule by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement regarding BOPs and well control.

UKOOG Welcomes Shale Gas Report Recommendations
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 UKOOG welcomes a new report assessing the impact on local environment and health of shale gas extraction in the UK.

Eni Revises Death Toll in Nigeria's Oil Pipeline Fire to 13
Monday, July 13, 2015 Eni revises upward the death toll in Nigeria's Tebidaba-Clough Creek pipeline fire to 13 after one of the three people warded for injuries died in hospital.

Schlumberger Achieves Center for Offshore Safety SEMS Certification
Friday, July 10, 2015 Schlumberger becomes the first service/supply contractor to voluntarily achieve SEMS certification to Center for Offshore Safety Program expectations.

UH Study: Barnett Methane Emissions Higher Than Previously Thought
Friday, July 10, 2015 Methane emissions from natural gas exploration and production activity in North Texas’ Barnett shale are higher than previously estimated, according to a new UH survey.

Pipeline Blast in Nigeria Kills 12 People at Repair Site
Friday, July 10, 2015 Italy's Eni says an explosion at a repair site on one of its Nigerian oil pipelines killed 12 people and injured three others Thursday afternoon.

Frontera Hits 1 Million Hours Safety Milestone
Friday, July 10, 2015 Frontera Resources surpasses more than 1 million hours worked, throughout its operations, without any recordable injuries.

Canada Eyes Impact Of Long Oil Trains On Railway Track Integrity
Friday, July 10, 2015 Canadian officials are studying the impact of long oil trains on the integrity of the country's railway tracks, says Transport Minister Lisa Raitt.

In California, Big Oil Finds Water Is Its Most Prized Commodity
Thursday, July 09, 2015 California's epic drought is pushing Big Oil to solve a problem it's struggled with for decades: what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that gush out of wells every year.

Union: Two Die At Petrobras Terminal; Fire Hits Offshore Platform
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Two workers died at a construction project at a Brazilian oil terminal operated by Petrobras, a union representing oil workers says in a statement.

Shell's Ice Management Vessel Damaged In Alaska
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 Shell's icebreaker vessel Fennica returned to the Dutch Harbor in Alaska with a small breech in the hull, raising concerns about the company's plan to resume drilling in the Arctic later this month.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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