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Larger UK Offshore Workers Could Force Helicopter Safety Changes
Friday, February 12, 2016 Robert Gordon University survey finds that male offshore workers are larger than a typical UK male, which could affect how offshore workers are evacuated from ditched helicopters.

Total CEO: Oil, Gas Industry Must Engage in Climate Change Challenge
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne says the energy industry needs to get involved with the issue of climate change in a positive way after December's COP21 deal.

Fire On Mexico Pemex Platform Kills 3 Workers, Now Under Control
Monday, February 08, 2016 Three workers are killed and at least seven injured due to a fire on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

GE Oil Deal Offers New Model to Prevent BP-Like Crude Spills
Monday, February 08, 2016 General Electric Co. is expanding its focus on offshore drilling rig safety with a new business that will take over handling of massive underwater equipment designed to prevent well blowouts and oil spills.

Stronger. Safer. Together.
Thursday, February 04, 2016 It's during the hard times in life when you discover who will work with you as a team. You find out who is willing to do what’s necessary to be successful.

Q&A: The BSEE's Latest OCS Safety Program Initiative
Thursday, February 04, 2016 Rigzone speaks to BSEE Director Brian Salerno about the intricacies and implications of its latest pilot program, which is designed to improve offshore safety on the US Outer Continental Shelf.

Senate Blocks Energy Bill in Dispute Over Flint's Water
Thursday, February 04, 2016 Democrats block a bipartisan energy bill in the US Senate based on disagreements on aid for the lead-poisoned water system of Flint, Michigan.

Chevron Says Oil Leaked At Philippine Terminal, Fully Contained
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 The Philippine unit of U.S. oil major Chevron says hundreds of liters of oil leaked into the sea while it was loading fuel to a vessel at its Batangas terminal, south of the capital Manila.

U.S. Issues Alert on Offshore Oil Equipment Problems
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 The U.S. Interior Department issues a safety alert, warning offshore oil and gas drillers about recurring problems with bolts on equipment including blowout preventers.

California Senators Seek Methane Leak Task Force in U.S. Energy Bill
Friday, January 29, 2016 The two U.S. Senators representing California say they will propose a federal task force to investigate the cause and response to the massive natural gas leak near Los Angeles.

New Oil-Spill Research In Arctic Reveals Surprising Results
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Unprecedented studies reveal the effects of untreated and treated oil in the Arctic environment.

Industry Groups Say Proposed Flaring Rules are Costly, Unnecessary
Friday, January 22, 2016 Industry groups say they support reducing methane emissions, but see BLM's proposed update of gas flaring rules on federal lands as duplicative and unjustified.

Petrobras Halts Oil, Natgas Platform Output For Second Time In 8 Days
Thursday, January 21, 2016 Petrobras stopped output from its P-31 oil and natural gas production ship in the Albacora Field northeast of Rio de Janeiro for the second time in 8 days.

Work Underway on Water Treatment Project for San Andres Oil, Gas Wells
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 STW Resources will treat brackish water flowing from abandoned San Andres formation oil wells as part of its plan to develop alternative water sources in West Texas.

UK Government MP Resigns as Vice Chair of Shale Gas Parliamentary Group
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Kevin Hollinrake, a Member of Parliament for a constituency where there is an application underway to frack for shale gas, resigns his position as vice chair of a Parliamentary shale gas group.

County Official: Continental Resources Rig Catches Fire in Oklahoma
Thursday, January 14, 2016 A rig operated by Continental Resources caught fire roughly six miles east of Chickasha, Oklahoma, an official with the county Emergency Management Department says.

GMB Supports Unite's Decision to Accept OCA Proposals
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 The GMB union supports Unite's decision to accept improved proposals by the OCA over changes to conditions for offshore workers in the North Sea, says GMB's National Officer Dave Hulse.

SandRidge, Commission Seek Agreement Over Earthquake Plan Non-Compliance
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Sandridge Energy seeks settlement with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission over non-compliance with a plan to reduce disposal well injection volumes.

Unite Accepts Improved OCA Proposals, Hopes for More 'Cooperation'
Monday, January 11, 2016 Unite accepts improved proposals by the OCA over changes to conditions for offshore workers in the North Sea and hopes for more cooperation in the future.

SandRidge Faces Regulatory Action over Earthquake Plan
Friday, January 08, 2016 SandRidge Energy faces regulatory action in Oklahoma over failure to comply with a state regulatory plan to address seismicity associated with wastewater injection activity.

Kaarstoe Gas Leak Halted
Friday, January 08, 2016 A gas leak that occurred at the Kaarstoe processing plant Thursday night has now been stopped, says Statoil.

The U.S. EPA Called Fracking Safe. Now Its Scientists Disagree
Thursday, January 07, 2016 A landmark study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that concluded fracking causes no widespread harm to drinking water is coming under fire - this time, from the agency’s own science advisers.

Truck Bomb Kills Nearly 50 at Libyan Police Academy
Thursday, January 07, 2016 At least 47 people are killed when Libya's worst bomb attack since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi hit a police training centre as hundreds of recruits gathered for a morning meeting.

Norway's Oil Minister Says Low Price Could Trigger Lofoten Exploration
Thursday, January 07, 2016 The low oil price could make it more likely that oil firms will be allowed to explore in Norway's Lofoten region, which is current off-limits due to environmental concerns.

Four Oil Tanks Now on Fire at Libyan Ports after Clashes
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 Oil storage tanks burn as fighting in Es Sider continues.

Rockhopper Confirms Ombrina Mare Development under Threat from New Laws
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 Italy's 2016 budget plan sees the country reintroduce a ban on new oil and gas projects within 12 miles of its coast.

Islamic State Militants Target Libya's Es Sider Oil Port For Second Day
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 Islamic State militants resumed shelling near the Libyan oil port of Es Sider, with an oil storage tank in the port being hit by a long-range rocket.

Islamic State Clash with Guards near Libya's Es Sider Oil Port
Monday, January 04, 2016 Islamic State militants clash with a force guarding Libya's Es Sider oil port, according to witnesses.

Chaos in North Sea as Storm Kills Rig Worker
Thursday, December 31, 2015 Stormy weather in the North Sea kills one worker, injures two others and forced the evacuation of two platforms.

Gazprom Statement Confirms Commitment to Arctic Region
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 After approving an $11.8-billion investment plan, Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller's Christmas and New Year statement underlines the firm's commitment to the Russian Arctic.

US Weather Snarls Some Oil, Products Flows In Midwest, South
Monday, December 28, 2015 Severe weather in parts of the US South and Midwest has disrupted regional shipments of some refined products and oil, including a trickle of crude trucked into the storage hub of Cushing, Oklahoma.

Premier Oil: Solan First Oil Expected in January
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Premier Oil plc expects to reach first oil from the Solan field, located offshore UK, in January following delays due to adverse weather conditions.

Saudis Say Shoot Down Yemeni Missile Aimed at Oil Installations
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Saudi air defence systems shot down a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, state media reports, which the Yemeni army said it had aimed at oil installations in the south of the kingdom.

Offshore Safety in the UK Oil, Gas Industry
Monday, December 21, 2015 Rigzone takes a look at the current safety record of the UK's offshore oil and gas industry.

UK Onshore Industry Welcomes National Park Fracking Plans
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Onshore oil and gas industry group UKOOG says it welcomes legislation passed Wednesday in the UK Parliament to allow shale gas drilling in national parks and other previously-protected areas of the UK.

Induced Earthquakes Remain Challenge for Oil, Gas Operations
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Oklahoma earthquakes linked to disposal well injection activity show remaining challenge for oil and gas industry in addressing induced seismic activity.


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