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NOPSEMA Seeks More Details on BP's Great Australian Bight Environment Plan
Thursday, September 29, 2016 The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) seeks more information on BP's Great Australian Bight environmental plan.

Survey: Operational Excellence Key to Oil, Gas Company Success
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Operational excellence is viewed as critical to the success of oil and gas companies, according to Petrotechnics' recent Operational Excellence index.

Nigerian Militant Group Claims Attack on Oil Pipeline in Niger Delta
Thursday, September 29, 2016 A Nigerian militant group claimed an attack on Thursday on a crude pipeline operated by state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta.

Bell Helicopter Ready to Support Authorities after Offshore Crash
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Bell Helicopter says it stands ready to support the authorities after Monday's helicopter crash offshore Angola.

Oil Industry Teams Up to Fight Cyber-Crime
Thursday, September 29, 2016 DNV GL is collaborating with a number of oil and gas companies to develop an industry best practice for addressing the cybercrime threat.

DNV GL Reviews 100 Rigs as part of Safety Modification Program
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Following an incident involving COSLInnovator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in December last year, around 100 semi-submersible rigs approved by DNV GL will be reviewed.

All Six People Aboard Fatal Angolan Helicopter Crash are Dead
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 All six people being transferred via helicopter to a Chevron oil platform offshore Angola are dead, according to the latest media reports.

Fire At Azeri Oil Field Well Extinguished
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 A fire at Azerbaijan's Guneshli oil field was extinguished on Tuesday, the state energy company SOCAR said.

Russia's Transneft Says Primorsk Port Closed Due To Fog
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Russian Baltic Sea port of Primorsk was closed on Tuesday due to thick fog, Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft said.

UK Shale Gas: UKOOG Responds to Labour's Fracking Ban Pledge
Monday, September 26, 2016 UKOOG says that a "one size fits all" approach to energy policy in the UK would have a detrimental effect on the economy as the Labour Party pledges to ban fracking.

Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up Bonny Crude Line
Monday, September 26, 2016 Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers says that it attacked the Bonny crude export line.

Statoil To Improve Helicopter Safety Following Fatal Crash
Friday, September 23, 2016 Statoil has vowed to improve helicopter safety following the release of an investigation into a fatal helicopter crash which occurred on the NCS earlier this year.

Gabon Oil Workers To Stay Home Until Final Election Result
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Gabon oil workers will stay at home from Thursday over concerns about potential violence when a court delivers a final verdict on the central African country's disputed election result.

Saudi Aramco Says Fire Out At Ras Tanura, 8 Injured
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Saudi Arabia's Aramco said on Tuesday it had put out a fire at its Ras Tanura terminal where eight individuals were injured including two Aramco employees.

Statoil Deals With Aasgard B Platform Fire Within Minutes
Monday, September 19, 2016 A small fire which occurred on the Aasgard B platform offshore Norway on Sunday was quickly dealt with, a Statoil representative told Rigzone.

Fourteen Kidnapped Nigerian Oil Workers Freed
Sunday, September 18, 2016 Nigerian police have freed 14 kidnapped oil workers in the restive southern Niger Delta region, which has been hit by a series of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities.

North Iraq Pipeline Downed By 'Technical Defect'
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 An Iraqi pipeline pumping around 90,000 barrels of oil per day from a field near Kirkuk to the Turkish port of Ceyhan stopped operations due to a "technical defect".

Russia's Transneft Resumes Oil Loadings From Novorossiisk
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Russia's oil pipeline monopoly resumes oil loadings from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk.

Russia Suspends Oil Exports From Novorossiisk Due To Strong Wind
Monday, September 12, 2016 Russia's oil pipeline monopoly Transneft has suspended oil loadings from the Black Sea port of Novorossisk due to strong wind.

Offshore Norway Rigs Could Require Safety Modifications
Monday, September 12, 2016 Floating oil and gas rigs offshore Norway could require safety modifications following a fatal incident on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in December last year, according to DNV GL.

China Mulls More Stringent Environmental Measures for Offshore Exploration
Thursday, September 08, 2016 China mulls more stringent measures for dealing with offshore oil and gas firms that cause environmental pollution in the country's waters.

Nigerian Army Says Arrests Avengers Leader, Other militants
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Nigeria's military says it has arrested a suspected leader of the Niger Delta Avengers militant group and other men accused of attacking oil and gas infrastructure.

Rebels Say Kill 12 Angolan Soldiers In Oil Region Clash
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Separatist rebels said they killed 12 soldiers in Angola, part of a flare-up of violence in a region that produces half the southern African state's oil.

US Judge Halts Fracking Plan For Federal Lands In California
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 A US judge halts a plan to allow fracking on public lands in central California.

Cenbank: Ecuador Economy To Shrink 1.7% This Year Due To Quake, Oil
Thursday, September 01, 2016 Ecuador's central bank expects the economy to shrink 1.7% this year.

Oil, Gas Companies Evacuate GOM Staff Ahead of Tropical Depression
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Several oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico have taken precautionary measures ahead of Tropical Depression Nine.

BLOG: Focus on Greater Efficiency Can Address Fracking Concerns
Monday, August 29, 2016 Addressing operational inefficiencies can not only save the oil and gas industry money, but reduce the environmental impact of fracking on air quality.

Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measures Fail To Qualify For Ballot
Monday, August 29, 2016 Environmental groups have failed to gather enough signatures to put two measures on Colorado's ballot in November that aimed to curb fracking and oil and gas work.

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.

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.

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.

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.


 
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