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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.
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
Shell Moves Rigs To Alaska Ahead Of Possible Drilling Permit
Friday, March 27, 2015 Shell is moving oil rigs to Alaska ahead of the possible resumption of controversial drilling activities as the oil major awaits the green light from US authorities.
Oil Council: Shale Won't Last, Arctic Drilling Needed Now
Thursday, March 26, 2015 In order for the US to keep domestic production high and imports low, oil companies should start probing the Artic now, an Energy Department advisory council says in study.
BG's Norwegian Knarr Oilfield Halts Output Due to Fire
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 A small fire breaks out on floating production vessel serving BG Group's Knarr oilfield in the Norwegian North Sea.
Canada Transport Watchdog Wants New Tank Cars In Service Earlier
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Canada's transportation watchdog says recent fiery derailments of trains hauling crude oil means a new generation of stronger tanker wagons should be introduced ahead of schedule.
Sea Forties Echo Platform Shut After Collision - Apache
Monday, March 16, 2015 The Forties Echo platform in the North Sea has been shut after being hit by a supply vessel.
Woodside Temporarily Shut-in Production at Pluto LNG Plant in WA
Monday, March 16, 2015 Woodside temporarily shut-in production at the Pluto liquefied natural gas plant in Western Australia.
BP: U.S. Gulf Returning to Pre-Spill Condition
Monday, March 16, 2015 A report by BP finds that the Gulf of Mexico environment is returning to its baseline condition following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Douglas-Westwood: 'Offshore Accommodation Market - A Focus on Welfare'
Monday, March 16, 2015 Douglas-Westwood discusses the offshore accommodation market, with a focus on welfare, in its latest edition of DW Monday.
Oil Field Blast Kills One Worker, Injures Another in New Mexico
Friday, March 13, 2015 An explosion at an oil field in southeastern New Mexico killed one worker and seriously injured another while the men were installing a drilling pipe on Wednesday afternoon, the Lea County undersheriff says.
Oil Price Fall May Aid Long-Term Arctic Exploitation-Norway
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Norway's Foreign Minister Boerge Brende says fall in oil prices may help long-term exploitation of Arctic fossil fuels by averting a short-lived "gold rush" into the vulnerable icy region.
Drilling Resumes at ExxonMobil's Point Thomson
Thursday, March 12, 2015 ExxonMobil resumes drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska's North Slope as construction continues toward bringing the initial production system online.
DNV Calls for Arctic Emergency Response Collaboration
Thursday, March 12, 2015 DNV GL calls for collaboration over Arctic emergency response and rescue strategies as operators look to more remote areas of the Barents Sea.
Canada Wants Even Newer Oil Tank Cars Phased Out By 2025
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Canada proposes tough new oil tank car standards and says even tank cars coming into service now would have to be off the rails by 2025 at the latest.
Explosion Kills 3 Workers At Parsley Energy Texas Oil Rig
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 An explosion kills 3 people and injures one at an oil and gas field in West Texas, a spokesman for well owner Parsley Energy says.
Derailed Canadian National Crude Train Still Burning
Monday, March 09, 2015 A Canadian train carrying crude oil that derailed near Gogama, northern Ontario, is still on fire.
Statoil Orders Emergency Vessel for Mariner Field
Monday, March 09, 2015 Statoil places an order with Sentinel Marine for a new multi-role emergency vessel to serve its Mariner field.
Alaska Environmental Officials Investigating Oil Line Leak
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Investigators are reviewing the cause of an oil production pipeline breach on Alaska's North Slope where upwards of 4,000 gallons (15,100 liters) of fluid spilled, state officials says.
Jackup Safety: Q&A with ABS
Monday, March 02, 2015 Rigzone talks to David Forsyth – chief surveyor at the American Bureau of Shipping – about jackup safety.
Dutch Government Apologises for Risky Gas Production
Monday, March 02, 2015 The Dutch government apologises for ignoring risks posed by earthquakes caused by production of natural gas in the northern province of Groningen.
Bells Toll for Europe's Largest Gas Field
Sunday, March 01, 2015 The future of the Groningen gas field in the northern Netherlands is questioned amid earthquakes.