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Nigerian Traditional Rulers Want Prisoners Freed Before Delta Talks
Friday, August 26, 2016 Traditional leaders in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta have demanded that authorities release youths arrested by the army before they will mediate in talks with militants.

VTTI Says Suspends Operations At Malaysia Terminal After Oil Spill
Friday, August 26, 2016 VTTI, the storage division of the world's largest oil trader Vitol, says it has suspended operations at its terminal in southern Malaysia after receiving a notice from the authorities following an oil spill.

Repsol's Faulty Yme Platform Removed From Norway Oil Field
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 The topside of Repsol's faulty Yme oil platform was removed from the field offshore Norway on Monday.

Transocean Working to Recover Stranded Rig
Monday, August 15, 2016 Transocean is working closely with authorities to recover its grounded rig as "expeditiously and safely as possible," says Transoceanís operations director for Northwest Europe, Dave Walls.

Scientific Board Requests More Data on EPA Fracking, Water Study
Friday, August 12, 2016 Scientific advisors find EPA's draft assessment of hydraulic fracturing's impact on drinking water lacking in several areas.

Kuwait Oil Says Leak But No Fire At Al-Ahmadi Oil Field
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Kuwait Oil Company reports an oil leak during drilling at its al-Ahmadi oil field but a spokesman said there was no fire.

More North Sea Strikes to be Held in August
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Unite and RMT union members working for Wood Group will stage several more strikes in the North Sea throughout August over a dispute surrounding cuts to pay and allowances.

Transocean Winner Rig Loses Tow, Blown Ashore After Severe Weather
Monday, August 08, 2016 The Transocean Winner oil rig has grounded off the Western Isles of Scotland after losing its tow during severe weather.

Chevron Wins Ruling Blocking $8.6 Billion Order in Ecuador Fight
Monday, August 08, 2016 Chevron won a victory in its long-running battle against Ecuadoreans and the zealous American lawyer who represented them.

Circle Oil Suffers Temporary Production Dip in Morocco Due to Earthquake
Monday, August 08, 2016 Circle Oil suffers a temporary reduction in gas production rates in Morocco due to a recent earthquake near the town of Kenitra.

Sinopec To Pay 29.8M Yuan In Compensation For Pipeline Blast
Friday, August 05, 2016 A Sinopec Corp subsidiary agrees to pay compensation of $4.5 million for damages caused by an explosion last month on a section of the Sichuan-East China natural gas pipeline.

RMT, Unite Begin 48-Hour Strike on North Sea Shell Platforms
Thursday, August 04, 2016 UK RMT and Unite union members have begun a 48-hour strike on Shell platforms in the North Sea as disputes between workers and Wood Group rumble on over pay and working conditions.

PTT Exploration Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Oil Spill
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Thailand's oil and natural gas explorer PTTEP is facing a more than $152 million class action lawsuit from 13,000 Indonesian seaweed farmers who claim a 2009 oil spill devastated their livelihoods. The company labeled the claim misguided.

More Than Half of Husky Oil Spill in Canada Recovered
Monday, August 01, 2016 About half of the oil that leaked from a Husky Energy pipeline into a western Canadian river more than a week ago has been recovered, but there is no immediate deadline for when the cleanup will conclude, officials say.

Suspected Militants Attack Shell Affiliated Pipeline In Nigeria's Delta
Monday, August 01, 2016 Suspected militants have attacked an oil pipeline operated by a local affiliate of Shell in Nigeria's restive southern Niger Delta region, locals and a community group say.

Offshore Safety Improves Across UKCS Oil, Gas Operations
Monday, August 01, 2016 Offshore safety across oil and gas operations on the UK Continental Shelf continued to improve in 2015, according to the 2016 Oil & Gas UK Health & Safety Report published August 1.

Militants Attack Two Energy Plants in North Iraq, Kill at least Four
Sunday, July 31, 2016 Militants storm energy facilities in northern Iraq, shooting workers and detonating explosives.

Pemex Says 500 People Evacuated for Gas Leak, no Injuries
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Mexcan state oil company Pemex said around 500 people had been temporarily evacuated near the city of Salamanca in central Mexico due to a gas leak caused by an illegal pipeline tap, though no injuries were reported.

BP Draws Line under Deepwater Horizon Liabilities
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 BP draws a line under its Deepwater Horizon liabilities, with a final estimate of $61.6 billion, as the firm targets growth with a new wave of upstream major project start-ups.

Canadian Oil Spill Started Day Before Crews Arrived
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 An oil spill into a major Canadian river from a Husky Energy pipeline started last Wednesday evening and crews did not arrive on site until the following morning, the company says.

Canadian Oil Spill from Husky Pipeline Reaches Saskatchewan City
Monday, July 25, 2016 An oil spill by Husky Energy into a major Canadian river reaches the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on Monday, hours earlier than expected.

Husky Oil Spill Hits Water Supply of Second Canadian City
Monday, July 25, 2016 An oil leak from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline into a major Canadian river has forced a second city in the province of Saskatchewan to stop drawing drinking water, officials said on Monday, widening the impact and cost of the spill.

Officials: At Least 40% of Canada Oil Spill Recovered
Monday, July 25, 2016 Authorities say they have recovered at least 40 percent of the 1,572 barrels of oil that leaked into a major western Canadian river, but the spill is still moving downstream.

Husky Energy Works to Clean Up Oil Spilled into Canadian River
Friday, July 22, 2016 Husky Energy crews work to clean-up an oil spill into a major western Canadian river, a government official says, with efforts focused on ensuring it does not contaminate the drinking water of communities downstream.

Leading Procedural Compliance with a Checklist Culture
Friday, July 22, 2016 As the oilfield nears the "Great Crew Change," it is clear that industry leaders will have to make smart and strategic choices going forward.

China Pipeline Fire Kills Two, Cuts Gas Supplies
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 China's Sinopec has shut down a section of the Sichuan-East China gas pipeline in the country's central region after it was hit by a landslide and fire, killing two people.

Safety Investment Remains Resilient Despite Downturn
Monday, July 18, 2016 Oil and gas companies continue to invest in safety research despite an industry downturn.

Media: Russian Court Will Begin Trial over Total CEO's Death on July 28
Friday, July 15, 2016 A Russian court will start a trial of airport staff charged in the death of the late CEO of French oil major Christophe Margerie.

Exxon Mobil Says No Attacks At Its Facilities Despite Militants' Claim
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Exxon Mobil Corp says no attacks had taken place at its facilities after Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers said it had blown up the Qua Iboe 48" crude oil export pipeline operated by the company.

Small Fire At Prelude LNG Construction Site In South Korea
Friday, July 08, 2016 Shell said a small fire occurred at the construction site in South Korea for its huge floating Prelude liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.

Militants Blow Up Eni Oil Pipeline In Nigeria
Friday, July 08, 2016 Attackers blow up an oil pipeline in Nigeria's southern Bayelsa state operated by a subsidiary of Italy's Eni.

Iran Says Fire At Bu Ali Sina Petrochemical Complex Contained
Thursday, July 07, 2016 A fire that broke out at Iran's Bu Ali Sina petrochemical refinery complex has been contained, says the Iranian oil ministry.

Fire Near Yemeni Oil Facility Kills Worker
Thursday, July 07, 2016 A fire that broke out at a domestic gas storage facility in Yemen's Marib province killd a worker and seriously injures four others, according to state media and a local official.

OPITO Sees Increase in Oil, Gas Investments in Safety Training
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 The oil and gas sector continues to focus on safety training in the midst of the downturn.

Nigerian Militants Say They Blew Up Chevron Well
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 A Nigerian militant group says it has blown up a Chevron Corp well near the Otunana flowstation.

Mental Health Awareness Increasing Among Oil, Gas Industry
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Mindfulness-based stress management is growing in popularity across the oil and gas industry as the sector responds to a rise in mental health awareness, says Robert Gordon University's Dr Steve Smith.

Militants Attack Eni Oil Crew, Kill 2
Monday, July 04, 2016 Unnamed militants attacked a boat transporting Eni workers in the Niger Delta region June 29, killing two, an Eni spokesperson told Rigzone Monday.

Niger Delta Avengers Claim Responsibility for Fresh Oil, Gas Attacks
Monday, July 04, 2016 The Niger Delta Avengers claim responsibility for a series of fresh attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta over the weekend.

Chevron's $54B Gorgon LNG Project Evacuated After Leak
Friday, July 01, 2016 Chevron Corp. evacuated workers at its $54 billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas development after a gas leak at the site, the latest problem for the Australian mega-project.

Petroperu Fined, President Ousted Over Oil Spills In Amazon
Friday, July 01, 2016 The Peruvian government dismisses the head of Petroperu, German Velasquez, and fines the state-owned energy company about $3.5 million after the third oil spill in the Amazon this year from its four-decades-old pipeline.

Norway Oil Wage Talks Begin As Workers Threaten Strike
Thursday, June 30, 2016 Energy companies and trade unions in Norway begin two-day wage talks in a bid to avert a strike that would cut output from Europe's largest oil producer by 6%.

Brexit Spells End to EU Leadership in Climate Diplomacy
Thursday, June 30, 2016 Britain's exit dashes the EU's leadership ambitions on efforts to slow climate change, leaving the bloc on the sidelines while others endorse the global pact it championed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Enterprise Sees Plant Curbing Gulf Oil, Gas Supply Down for Days
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 An Enterprise Products Partners plant that shut after an explosion late Monday, halting flows on a major natural gas pipeline and curbing oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to remain down for at least several days.


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