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EC225LP Helicopters Grounded in UK, Norway after 13 Killed in Crash
Saturday, April 30, 2016 UK Civil Aviation Authority joins Norway in banning EC225LP helicopter flights, as Statoil confirms that employees from Halliburton, Aker Solutions, Schlumberger, Welltec and Karsten Moholt were on the flight.

Fatal Helicopter Crash Offshore Norway, 13 On Board
Friday, April 29, 2016 Statoil confirms that a helicopter carrying its crew from the Gullfaks B oil platform has crashed while en route to the Bergen airport.

UPDATE: Western Pennsylvania Natgas Pipeline Explodes, Injuring One
Friday, April 29, 2016 A natural gas pipeline outside Pittsburgh exploded on Friday, setting off a fire that destroyed a home, injuring one person inside it and forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, state and local officials said.

Study: Fracking Effects on Water Not Systematic
Thursday, April 28, 2016 A recent study finds that potentially hazardous effects of shale exploration and production on groundwater are not systematic.

Serbian Engineer Abducted In Libya Freed, Serbian Ministry Says
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 A Serbian engineer who was abducted by unidentified kidnappers in Libya has been freed, the Serbian Foreign Ministry says.

Serbian Engineer Abducted In Libya
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 A Serbian engineer has been kidnapped in a remote area of Libya near the Egyptian border.

Sanders Opposes Constitution Pipeline Between Pennsylvania, NY
Monday, April 18, 2016 US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opposes a proposed natural gas pipeline between Pennsylvania and New York.

US Sets New Offshore Oil Safety Rules
Thursday, April 14, 2016 The Obama administration unveils new oil well control rules to prevent the kind of blowout that happened six years ago on a BP rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tullow Confirms Damage to FPSO Kwame Turret Bearing
Friday, April 08, 2016 Tullow Oil plc confirms that the turret bearing on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah has been damaged and is no longer able to rotate as originally designed, following a technical investigation.

Shell Pulls Out Of Arctic-Focused Exploration Licensing Round In Norway
Monday, April 04, 2016 Shell has pulled its application from Norway's Arctic-focused oil licensing round, in a blow to the Nordic country's ambitions to explore for oil and gas in its northern offshore areas.

Security Official: Nigeria Arrests Person Suspected Of Bombing ENI Pipeline
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Eni confirmed that the bodies of three people had been found dead at one of its pipelines in the Niger Delta.

Aberdeen Oil Worker Poses with Egyptair Hijacker
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 An Aberdeen-based oilfield services worker who posed for a photgraph with a man that hijacked his plane has told British media that he was trying to get a better look at the hijacker's suicide belt.

USGS Releases First-Ever Maps of Induced, Natural Earthquake Hazards
Monday, March 28, 2016 USGS releases the first-ever maps that show potential ground shaking hazards from human-induced and natural earthquakes.

Impact of New OSHA Silica Rule on Oil, Gas Industry Uncertain
Thursday, March 24, 2016 IPAA is "troubled" over long-term impact of new crystalline silica rule on upstream oil and gas industry.

BP, Statoil To Withdraw Staff From Algerian Plants After Attack
Monday, March 21, 2016 BP and Statoil will withdraw staff from two gas plants in Algeria after an attack by militants on one of the sites in the North African country, the companies say.

BOEM to Update Offshore Air-Quality Monitoring Regulations
Friday, March 18, 2016 BOEM says the regulations are needed to ensure compliance with today's air quality standards; energy industry groups say the proposal will add costly, unneeded rules.

Alberta Has Not Ruled Out Asking For Help With Orphan Oil, Gas Wells
Friday, March 18, 2016 The Canadian crude-producing province of Alberta has not ruled out asking the federal government for funding to clean up orphan oil and gas wells, the provincial government says.

Iraqi Kurds Say Want Russian Oil Firms To Work On Their Land
Friday, March 18, 2016 Iraq's Kurdistan is keen to attract Russian oil companies to work on its land, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the Iraqi Kurds' representative office in Moscow as saying.

Petrobras Offshore Oil Platform Out Of Service After Fire
Thursday, March 17, 2016 Petrobras says that an offshore oil platform that caught fire on Thursday is not producing and there is no estimate of when it will restart oil and natural gas output.

Transocean Defeats US Shareholder Appeal Over Gulf Spill
Thursday, March 17, 2016 Transocean won the dismissal of an appeal by shareholders accusing the owner of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig of deceiving them about its safety practices prior to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Produced Water Treatment Benefits California Oil, Gas Operations
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The treatment and recycling of water in hydraulic fracturing operations remains critical to oil and gas operations.

EPA: US Climate Plan Also Addressing Agricultural Methane Emissions
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The Obama administration's Climate Change Plan will seek to reduce methane emissions from agriculture as well as oil and gas.

US BSEE Halts Drilling at Offshore Rig After Reported Fatality
Friday, March 11, 2016 The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement suspends drilling operations at a rig in the Gulf of Mexico after responding to a reported fatality.

EPA Expands Methane Emissions Rules for Oil, Gas Wells
Thursday, March 10, 2016 The EPA's announcement is part of the US-Canada bilateral agreement to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

Oklahoma Expands Plan To Curtail Earthquakes In State
Monday, March 07, 2016 Oklahoma's oil and gas regulator released an expanded plan that will curtail wastewater injection volumes and well depth to deal with the state's increasingly frequent earthquakes.

Amazonian Tribe In Peru Takes Hostages After Oil Spill
Monday, March 07, 2016 An indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon took at least 8 public officials hostage to demand help from the central government after an oil spill polluted its lands, authorities say.

IWCF Launches Free Training Course
Monday, March 07, 2016 The International Well Control Forum launches a free, global, online training course which aims to increase industry competence on well control awareness.

Two Italian Hostages Freed in Libya
Friday, March 04, 2016 Two employees from Bonatti have been freed after being kidnapped last July near Eni's Mellitah Oil and Gas Compound.


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