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Wintershall Joins 'Zero Routine Flaring by 2030' Initiative
Friday, November 27, 2015 Wintershall joins World Bank's international initiative to end the worldwide flaring of associated gas during oil production by 2030.

Ten People, Including Rosneft Workers, Killed in Helicopter Crash in Siberi
Thursday, November 26, 2015 Employees of Russian oil giant Rosneft are included among the victims of a helicopter crash in Siberia.

Sustainable Gas: The Key to a Lower Carbon Future?
Thursday, November 26, 2015 Imperial College London's Sustainable Gas Institute is looking at exactly how natural gas can play a part in reducing Mankind's carbon emissions.

Statoil CEO: Oil, Gas Will Remain 'Critically Important' Through to 2040
Monday, November 23, 2015 Statoil CEO Eldar Saetre says oil and gas will remain "critical important" energy resources through to 2040 in Oslo speech.

Oil, Gas Cyber Attacks Increasing
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Cyber attacks in the upstream oil and gas sector are increasing, according to Eric Knapp, the global director of cyber security solutions and technology for Honeywell Process Solutions.

Aptomar Secures Monitoring Services Contract with OMV
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Aptomar signs a 3 year frame agreement with OMV Norway to deliver integrated field monitoring services for the operator's future drilling activities.

Advancements in Video Tech 'Increasing' Safety in Oil, Gas
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Advancements in video technology are increasing the level of safety in the oil and gas industry, according to Adrian Fielding, senior manager for industrial security solutions at Honeywell Process Solutions.

Safety Risks Prompt Dutch Court To Order Cuts At Groningen Gas Field
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 A Dutch court orders more cuts in gas production at Groningen, Europe's largest gas field, due to stronger and more frequent earthquakes.

Australian Regulator Rejects BP Oil Exploration on Environmental Grounds
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Australian regulator NOPSEMA rejects an application from BP to explore for oil off the coast of southern Australia.

Dutch Court to Rule on Groningen Gas Output Nov. 18
Thursday, November 12, 2015 A Dutch court will rule on November 18 regarding production at the huge Groningen natural gas field, which has caused earthquakes in the Netherlands.

Saudi Arabia Says Will Diversify Oil Economy to Slow Climate Change
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Saudi Arabia plans to diversify its economy to help combat climate change, its government says.

Former BP Engineer Cleared of Obstruction in Gulf of Mexico Spill
Friday, November 06, 2015 A former BP Plc engineer charged with obstructing justice after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to six months of probation, according to his lawyers.

Regulators Say Injection Wells Did Not Cause Earthquakes
Friday, November 06, 2015 Commissioner Ryan Sitton thanked the examiners for doing a "really good job of digging into the technical meat of this issue," saying he supports their effort and agrees with their findings.

Lundin Halts Neiden Prospect Drilling Due to Winter Restrictions
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Lundin Norway AS temporarily suspends drilling operations on exploration well 7220/6-2, on the Neiden prospect in PL609, due to winter restrictions on the use of the Island Innovator rig.

Q&A: Industry-First Drilling Rig Electrician Safety Course
Friday, October 30, 2015 People Factor Consultants Technical Director Brian Crichton talks to Rigzone about the organization's industry-first drilling rig electrician safety course.

Canada regulator confirms some TransCanada safety allegations
Friday, October 30, 2015 Canada's energy regulator says in a new report that six of 16 pipeline safety allegations against TransCanada Corp are "partially substantiated."

Husky CEO Sees Canada-Only Carbon Tax as ‘Politically Suicidal’
Friday, October 30, 2015 Husky Energy CEO Asim Ghosh warns Canadian political leaders considering changes to climate policy: don’t go it alone with a carbon tax.

UK Shale Gas 'No Worse' than Importing LNG
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Domestically produced UK shale gas is "no worse" than importing LNG, and may even be "better", according to an oil and gas industry source.

In Hurricane Patricia's Wake, Torrential Rains Move Into Louisiana
Sunday, October 25, 2015 Petroleum refineries along the US Gulf Coast appeared to be largely undamaged.

Hurricane Patricia, One Of strongest Ever Storms, Set To Hit Mexico
Friday, October 23, 2015 Pemex says it has taken measures to protect its installations at ports in Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas in Michoacan state.

The Increasing Safety Investment of North Sea Energy Firms
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Rigzone takes a look at the growing investment by North Sea energy companies in systems which assess workforce competence and safety, highlighting the UK Continental Shelf's safety record in the process.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Worker Dies in Accident
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 A crew member on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig contracted by Chevron Corp. was killed in an accident, the company says.

Russia's Rosneft Says Fire at Yugansk Reservoir Localised but Not Out
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Oil output at Rosneft's Yuganskneftegaz production unit is not affected by a fire at a reservoir, the company says.

Oil & Gas UK Publishes Updated Well Operation Guidelines
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Oil & Gas UK publishes updated guidelines to help well-operators comply more effectively with regulations and improve cross industry understanding of well-related issues on the UK continental shelf.

UPDATE: Oasis Petroleum Says Killed North Dakota Oil Well That Blew
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Oasis Petroleum says it successfully killed a North Dakota well that had leaked oil, saltwater and natural gas since a blowout last weekend.

Oasis Well In North Dakota Out Of Control, Leaking Oil And Brine
Monday, October 19, 2015 A North Dakota oil well owned by Oasis Petroleum blew out over the weekend and is leaking an unknown amount of crude and saltwater, state officials say.

OGCI Pledges to Further Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Friday, October 16, 2015 The OGCI pledges to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to limit global average temperature rise to two degrees centigrade.

Pipeline Explosion at Lewis Energy Group Facility Under Investigation
Friday, October 16, 2015 A natural gas pipeline explosion in South Texas early Friday morning is under investigation by the local sheriff's office.

Energy Institute to Host Asset Integrity Event in Aberdeen
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 The UK's Energy Institute is to host a conference at the end of October that will discuss the technical challenges faced by oil and gas firms in maximising value of assets in mature basins.

Repsol Drilling Delay Adds to Oil Patch Chill in Alaska
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 A restructuring of Repsol's Alaska drilling project is adding to the state's woes in the midst of the biggest oil slump since 2009.

OPITO Urges Industry Not to Compromise on Safety amid Low Oil Price
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 David Doig, the chief executive of oil and gas skills and training body OPITO, urges the industry not to cut corners on safety training and competence in the face of sub $50 oil prices.

Shell Asks Shippers Exporting Nigerian Oil to Sign Guarantee
Friday, October 09, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell asks shop owners exporting its Nigerian oil to sign a 'letter of comfort' to guarantee it is not stolen, according to a company email.

Statoil: Statfjord Oil Spill is No More than 250 Barrels
Thursday, October 08, 2015 Statoil says that an oil spill discovered at its Statfjord A platform in the Norwegian North Sea is no more than 250 barrels.

Eni Wins Permission to Extend Use of Service Rig on Arctic Field
Thursday, October 08, 2015 Italy's Eni receives permission from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to extend the use of a service rig on its troubled Arctic Goliat oilfield.

Pemex Workers Return to GOM Platform after Gas Leak
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Pemex workers return to the Sihil A platform in the Gulf of Mexico to perform repairs after a gas leak.

Total CEO Says Oil Chiefs to Meet Next Week on Climate, Carbon Pricing
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Total Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne says eight global oil firms will meet in Paris next week to discuss climate change and carbon pricing.

Energy Companies In New York Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin
Thursday, October 01, 2015 US energy companies prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Joaquin in the New York area, as forecasts suggested the storm would head up the US East Coast.

Energy Companies In New York Area Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 US energy companies say they are preparing for the possibility that Hurricane Joaquin could hit the New York City area early next week.

Wyoming Court Issues Injunction Against Fracking Rules For Public Lands
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 A Wyoming judge grants preliminary injunction against the federal government's regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands.

Q&A: Offshore Safety in Nigeria
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Rigzone talks to Femi Ayoade, Erin Energy's country manager for Nigeria, to get a first-hand opinion on the current state of offshore security in the region.


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