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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.

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.

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.

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'.

TransCanada Says Leak on Alberta Natural Gas Pipeline Shut In
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 TransCanada says a natural gas leak on a section of a TransCanada Corp pipeline near Medicine Hat, Alberta, has been safety shut in.

Sky Futures Receives Europe's Largest Drone Investment
Monday, May 11, 2015 MMC Ventures invests $3.8 million in Sky Futures drone technology

OTC 2015: Controlling Costs and Enhancing Worker Safety
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 How can an oil and gas company address the need to control costs during a downturn while maintaining productivity and, most importantly, a high level of worker safety?

OTC 2015: Developing a Safety Culture in Offshore Operations
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Specialists in offshore safety operations share best practices with attendees at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference.

OTC 2015: ABS Launches New Asset Integrity Management Service
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Marine technical services firm ABS Group releases a new offshore Asset Integrity Management service focused on driving profitability for asset owners and operators.

Pemex: Accident At Mexican Offshore Rig Kills Two
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Pemex says an accident has left an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche listing, killing two workers.

Lloyd's Register Energy: Industry Can't Cut Costs in Safety
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Lloyd's Register Energy is challenging oil and gas companies to re-think their approach to safety, performance and technical innovation to secure the world's changing energy supply.

Groups Want Review Of Shell's Arctic Regulatory Filings
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Two groups petition the SEC for an investigation of Shell in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling.

Source: Deadly Fire On Pemex Oil Platform To Cost Up To $780M
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Losses associated with a deadly explosion on an offshore oil platform owned by Pemex will total as much as $780 million, says a source close to the discussions.

Union: Four Petrobras Platforms Halt Output Due To Oil Leak
Friday, April 24, 2015 Four Petrobras oil platforms off the northeast coast of Brazil halt production after a leak was detected coming from a pipeline linking them.

European Majors Team Up to Explore Arctic
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Statoil and Eni form BaSEC (Barents Sea Exploration Collaboration) to solve operational issues connected to exploring the Barents Sea for hydrocarbons.

OPITO Enters into China's Oil, Gas Training Provider Sector
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 OPITO marks entry into China with the accreditation of Shenzhen Safeway Technology Service in Guangdong Province.

ONGC Fights Fire at Olpad-31 Gas Well in India, 12 Injured
Monday, April 20, 2015 ONGC engages Boots & Coots for help in controlling a fire that broke out Saturday at Olpad-31 gas well near Surat in India which injured 12 persons.

VIKING to Present Record-Breaking Offshore Evacuation System at OTC
Monday, April 20, 2015 A record-breaking offshore evacuation system is one of several highlights to be presented at the VIKING stand at OTC 2015.

Industry Not Expected To Fight Live Offshore Viewing
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Houston legal expert says real-time viewing, a regular feature of onshore operations, is among key changes proposed to make offshore drilling safer.

Dutch Court Does Not Order Production Halt at Groningen Gas Field
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 A Dutch high court says it will not order a complete halt to gas production at the Groningen gas field.

Fire at Rosneft Refinery Kills One, Output Unaffected
Friday, April 10, 2015 A fire breaks out at the Angarsk refinery in east Siberia, Rosneft reports.

Mexico's Pemex Sees Output At Blaze Platform At 80% Next Week
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Pemex restarts production at an oil processing platform which went up in flames last week on the Gulf of Mexico, and production levels there would be at 80% of pre-accident levels by next week.

Colombia's Cano Limon Oil Pipeline Halted By Bomb Attack
Monday, April 06, 2015 Colombia's Cano Limon oil pipeline has been shut down following a bomb attack on Sunday evening, Ecopetrol says.

Greenpeace Group Boards Arctic Offshore Drill Rig In Pacific
Monday, April 06, 2015 Six Greenpeace activists protesting Arctic offshore drilling on boarded a rig as it was transported across the Pacific Ocean, where it will be staged for drilling on Shell leases in Alaska waters.

Texas' Air Emissions Continue To Decline
Friday, April 03, 2015 The EPA and the Department of Interior recently issued new and more stringent regulations that will make drilling and production more expensive if they can be achieved at all, says Alex Mills.

Exxon CEO Talks Arctic Oil Drilling, Risks, Lessons
Thursday, April 02, 2015 ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson talks about why he thinks Arctic exploration is worth the risk.

Pemex Oil Platform Fire Kills 4 in Gulf of Mexico, 302 Evacuated
Thursday, April 02, 2015 At least four people died after a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of 302 workers, the Mexican state-run oil company says.

Four Workers Confirmed Dead in PEMEX Platform Fire
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 PEMEX is battling a fire that broke out on an oil platform in Mexico's Bay of Campeche.

Proposed Arctic Drilling Regulations Aim to Protect with Costly Price Tags
Monday, March 30, 2015 A list of regulations proposed by the US Department of the Interior for Arctic drilling could make exploration financially out of reach


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