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Maersk Urges Better Military Response to West Africa Piracy
Monday, January 18, 2021The Gulf of Guinea accounted for 95% of hostages taken in 22 separate instances in 2020.

Equinor to Test Floating Solar Off Froya
Sunday, January 17, 2021Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has revealed that it will test floating solar power off the island of Froya, in Norway, together with Moss Maritime.

HAL Electric Frac First and More
Saturday, January 16, 2021Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Total Drops API Membership
Friday, January 15, 2021Total reported Friday that it has decided not to renew its membership in the American Petroleum Institute (API) for 2021.

South Korea Seeks Qatari Help to Release Tanker
Thursday, January 14, 2021South Korea has asked Qatar for 'maximum support' to secure the release of an oil tanker seized by Iran this month.

Equinor Bags Largest Ever US Offshore Wind Award
Thursday, January 14, 2021Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has been selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power in what is being described as one of the largest renewable energy procurements in the U.S. to date.

Oil Pauses as Rising Fuel Supplies Threaten Rally
Thursday, January 14, 2021Oil in New York was steady after a rally that pushed prices to the highest level in 10 months ran out of steam as a rise in U.S. fuel stockpiles added to concern over a shaky demand outlook.

BP Awards FPSO Training Contract
Thursday, January 14, 2021Survivex will train BP personnel in safety-critical operating procedures and processes for its GTA FPSO and hub facilities. PHOTO SOURCE: Survivex

OGA Confirms Ongoing Flexibility
Wednesday, January 13, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority has confirmed its ongoing flexibility to license change requests caused by Covid-19.

Total Becomes French Leader in Renewable Gas
Wednesday, January 13, 2021Total (NYSE: TOT) has announced the acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz, a company that designs, builds and operates anaerobic digestion units in France.

EIA Raises 2021 Oil Price Forecasts
Wednesday, January 13, 2021The U.S. Energy Information Administration has raised its Brent spot average and West Texas Intermediate spot average prices for 2021.

EC Approves Formation of Genvia
Tuesday, January 12, 2021Schlumberger New Energy, the CEA and partners have announced the European Commission's approval for the formation of Genvia, a clean hydrogen production technology venture.

OGA Launches Carbon Storage Research Project
Monday, January 11, 2021The OGA seeks tenders from 3rd parties with CCS project experience that aim to identify and describe risks and mitigations which must be considered as part of future carbon storage projects in the UK.

US Labels Houthis Terrorists After Tanker Attacks
Monday, January 11, 2021The U.S. has classified Yemen's Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization following a series of attacks on oil tankers in the Red Sea.

Saudis Single Handedly Help Brent Break $55
Monday, January 11, 2021Saudi Arabia single handedly helped Brent rise to a fresh new record and break the $55 per barrel mark, according to Rystad Energy's senior oil markets analyst Paola Rodriguez Masiu.

Only the Brave Predicting UK Subsea Sector
Friday, January 08, 2021After the chaos of 2020, when uncertainty has reigned, only the brave will be making predictions about the UK subsea sector.

BLM Finalizes Alaska Activity Plan
Wednesday, January 06, 2021The Bureau of Land Management announced earlier this week that it has finalized a new Integrated Activity Plan for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.

Fitch Solutions Reveals Latest Oil Price Forecasts
Wednesday, January 06, 2021Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research has revealed its latest Brent crude oil price projections in an outlook report published earlier this week.

Oil Steadies After Surging on Surprise Saudi Cut
Wednesday, January 06, 2021Oil steadied in Asia after surging to a 10-month high on Saudi Arabia's pledge to cut an extra 1 million barrels a day of crude output in February and March as a rampant coronavirus leads to more lockdowns.

Oil Near $48 After OPEC+ Talks Suspended
Tuesday, January 05, 2021Oil edged higher ahead of a resumption of OPEC+ talks that were unexpectedly suspended due to a disagreement over whether to raise output in February as the coronavirus continues to surge.

Oil Near $50 on Dollar Weakness and M.E Tension
Monday, January 04, 2021Oil rose for a fourth day, aided by a falling dollar and Middle East tensions, before OPEC+ meets to decide whether it can keep lifting output as a surging virus smothers the global energy demand recovery.

Rigzone's Top 20 Upstream Articles of 2020 - Part IV
Thursday, December 31, 2020Here is a list of Rigzone's top upstream stories of 2020, just in case you missed them...

Rigzone's Top 20 Upstream Articles of 2020 - Part III
Wednesday, December 30, 2020Here is a list of Rigzone's top upstream stories of 2020, just in case you missed them...

Oil Up After API Reports US Crude Supply Decline
Wednesday, December 30, 2020Oil extended gains after an industry group reported a larger than expected decrease in U.S. crude stockpiles.

Rigzone's Top 20 Upstream Articles of 2020 - Part II
Tuesday, December 29, 2020Here is a list of Rigzone's top upstream stories of 2020, just in case you missed them...

Oil Rise Aided by Dollar
Tuesday, December 29, 2020Oil pushed higher with support from a weakening dollar as investors weighed a worsening short-term demand outlook against an eventual rebound as Covid-19 vaccines are rolled out.

Novak Backs Further OPEC+ Output Hike
Monday, December 28, 2020Russia plans to support a further gradual increase in OPEC+ production at the next meeting in January.

Galp Stops Matosinhos Refining Operations
Monday, December 28, 2020Galp has announced that it will discontinue its refining operations in Matosinhos, Portugal, from next year.

Oil Steady as Virus Pessimism Balanced by Stimulus
Monday, December 28, 2020Oil steadied as pessimism over a new strain of Covid-19 that's threatening more travel restrictions was balanced by the passage of a U.S. stimulus bill into law.

More Big Oil Pain and More
Saturday, December 26, 2020Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Oil Market Predictions for 2021
Wednesday, December 23, 2020Wood Mackenzie analysts offer some oil and gas market predictions for 2021.

Court Rejects Challenge to Field Near Gatwick Airport
Tuesday, December 22, 2020An activist's effort to block oil drilling near London's Gatwick Airport on the grounds that it would worsen climate change was rejected.

Norway Court Rejects Climate Group Arctic Oil Appeal
Tuesday, December 22, 2020Norway's top court dismissed an attempt by climate activists to halt Arctic oil exploration by Western Europe's biggest petroleum-producing nation.

Oil Down with Virus Mutation Threatening Demand
Tuesday, December 22, 2020Oil fell as a faster-spreading strain of the coronavirus discovered in the U.K. raised the risk of more lockdowns and less global travel.

Xodus Bolsters Team to Support Net Zero Drive
Monday, December 21, 2020Xodus Group has announced that it has invested in expanding its emissions team to support clients and the wider energy industry in achieving its net zero goals.

Oil Down as Virus Mutation Raises Lockdown Risks
Monday, December 21, 2020Oil fell on concern a mutation of Covid-19 discovered in the U.K. could speed transmission of the virus and lead to more lockdowns.

Californians Can Now Pay Extra for Gas from Cow Manure
Friday, December 18, 2020Southern California residents now have the option to pay a little extra to get some of their natural gas from landfills and cow manure.

Aker Solutions Bags Pair of Equinor Deals
Friday, December 18, 2020Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has awarded Aker Solutions (FRA: 1AKA) a pair of contracts for the Northern Lights project.

Oil Near Highest Level Since February
Friday, December 18, 2020Oil was steady after its highest close in almost 10 months as U.S. lawmakers worked toward finalizing a stimulus deal that may boost near-term demand ahead of a broad roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Lloyd's of London Plans to Drop Fossil Fuel Coverage
Thursday, December 17, 2020Lloyd's said it will end investment in thermal coal-fired power plants, thermal coal mines, oil sands and new Arctic energy exploration activities.

Virus Spreads in Canadian Oil Patch
Thursday, December 17, 2020Oil workers in Alberta are falling victim to a growing spread of the pandemic in the Canadian province's remote north, with a Chevron Corp. site among the latest to be struck.

BP Buys Majority Stake in Finite Carbon
Thursday, December 17, 2020BP (NYSE: BP) has revealed that it has acquired a majority stake in carbon offset developer Finite Carbon.

Former BP CFO to Chair New Ineos Energy Venture
Thursday, December 17, 2020Ineos has revealed that it is forming a new Ineos Energy venture that will be chaired by former BP chief financial officer Brian Gilvary.

Energy Majors Announce Transition Principles
Thursday, December 17, 2020Several energy majors revealed Thursday that they have agreed to apply six principles as they play their part in the energy transition.

Oil Up After US Stockpiles Shrink
Thursday, December 17, 2020Oil extended gains from the highest settlement in almost 10 months after American crude stockpiles declined more than expected and as U.S. lawmakers edged closer toward a new stimulus agreement.

Onshore US Operators to Report Flaring Data
Thursday, December 17, 2020A coalition of US oil and gas companies has launched a new program under which they will report data to gauge annual progress in reducing flaring in their upstream operations.

Activists Seek to Block Arctic Drilling Rights Auction
Wednesday, December 16, 2020Native Alaskans and environmental groups are asking a federal court to block the Trump administration from selling oil drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Tanker Boarded in Gulf of Guinea
Wednesday, December 16, 2020Reporting indicates that the oil/chemical tanker MT New Ranger was boarded 160 nautical miles southwest of Brass, Nigeria, Dryad Global has highlighted.

Offshore Rig Values Take $30B Hit
Wednesday, December 16, 2020Offshore rig values have declined almost 42 percent in 12 months, equating to a loss of around $30 billion.

US Net Zero Will Need $2.5T by 2030
Wednesday, December 16, 2020It's going to take $2.5 trillion in spending over the next decade to get the U.S. on a path to a carbon-free economy.