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PSA Asks Statoil Whether Recent Incidents Related To Cost Cutting
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Norway's PSA says it asked Statoil to investigate whether a number of recent incidents at the oil producer's facilities might be related and linked to cost cuts.

Alberta Regulator Launches Investigation In Trilogy Oil Line Leak
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 The Alberta Energy Regulator issued a formal notice of investigation to Trilogy Energy.

Airport Staff Involved In Total CEO Plane Crash Had Been Drinking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Two Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash in which the CEO of Total, was killed had been drinking alcohol, Russia's aviation regulator says.

Statoil Says Restarts Output At Statfjord A Platform After Fire
Monday, October 24, 2016 Production at Statoil's Statfjord A oil platform in the North Sea has restarted after it was shut due to a fire on Oct. 16, the company said on Monday.

Hundreds in Los Angeles Protest Climate Change, North Dakota Pipeline
Monday, October 24, 2016 Hollywood stars among protesters attending climate rally in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, while 80 protesters arrested near pipeline construction site in North Dakota.

Islamic State Attacks Kirkuk, Oil Production Not Affected
Friday, October 21, 2016 Islamic State militants attack several buildings in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk on Friday before dawn.

BLOG: Oil, Gas Company Lends Support to Driver Safety Initiative
Friday, October 21, 2016 A new program aims to reduce the number of injuries and deaths on Permian Basin roadways to zero.

DNV GL Calls On Industry to Join Safety JIP
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 DNV GL has called on oil and gas companies to team up for a joint industry safety project, after investigating over 2,000 incidents and failures globally and identifying a number of data trends.

New BLM Regulations to Add Red Tape for Oil, Gas Operations
Monday, October 17, 2016 A recent update to BLM regulations could add significant cost burdens for oil and gas production on US federal and Indian lands, industry groups say.

Production Still Shut at Statfjord A Following Platform Fire
Monday, October 17, 2016 Production is still shut at Statoil's Statfjord A platform in the North Sea following an Oct. 16 fire, a company spokesperson told Rigzone.

IoT Technology to Reduce Need for Oil, Gas Workers Offshore
Friday, October 14, 2016 IoT technology will reduce the number of workers needed on offshore oil and gas facilities, an official with Oceaneering International tells Rigzone.

Sture Terminal Employees Taken to Hospital After Incident
Thursday, October 13, 2016 5 people working at the Sture terminal in Hordaland have been sent to hospital after having been exposed to H2S gas (hydrogen sulphide) in a workplace incident.

Kidnapped Romanian Oil Engineer in Niger Delta Released
Thursday, October 13, 2016 The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to Rigzone that the Romanian engineer abducted in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region has been released.

Underground Coal Gasification Blocked in Scotland
Monday, October 10, 2016 Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) technology, an unconventional method of extracting gas, has been blocked in Scotland.

BP's UK Oil Field Clair Still Shut Following Leak at Sea
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 BP's Clair offshore field near the UK's Shetland Islands is still shut following an oil leak.

Industry Veteran Raising Funds for Deepwater Horizon Documentary
Monday, October 03, 2016 An oil and gas industry veteran tells the stories of Deepwater Horizon's "real heroes" with a documentary film.

BP Says Oil from North Sea Spill to Disperse Naturally
Monday, October 03, 2016 BP reports that at a technical issue at its Clair platform in the UK North Sea resulted in a brief oil spill that will be allowed to disperse naturally.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Feared Dead
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 All six people being transferred via helicopter to a Chevron oil platform offshore Angola are feared 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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