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Government Shutdown: Atlantic Seismic Permitting Blocked by Judge

Jan 19, 2019

A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration's energy agenda.Judge Richard Gergel of the U…

Ivar Aasen Now Operated from Land

Jan 17, 2019

Aker BP on Wednesday said it has begun operating the permanently manned North Sea platform Ivar Aasen from an onshore control room in Trondheim, Norway.The Ivar Aasen platform was constructed with two identical control rooms – one on the platform…

Ingeteam Joins Spain's First Offshore Wind Turbine

Jan 15, 2019

Spanish power technology giant Ingeteam is participating in the first bottom-fixed foundation offshore wind turbine prototype to be installed in Spain and the first of its kind in southern Europe.At the request of Estyco, the project leader…

US Working on Arctic Oil Leases Despite Shutdown

Jan 10, 2019

Even as a partial shutdown halts the functions of many U.S. government departments, forcing the Department of the Interior to close national parks, the Trump administration is continuing to push for the expansion of oil drilling on sensitive…

US Oil Export Boom Sparks Battle to Build Texas Ports

Jan 10, 2019

Booming U.S. oil exports have set off a scramble to build Gulf Coast ports to handle more than 3 million barrels per day in new supplies expected over the next five years.Of seven proposed oil-export projects, nowhere is the opportunity greater or the competition more fierce than in Corpus Christi…

Italy to Block Exploration Permits

Jan 09, 2019

The Italian government is planning to block the issuing of about 36 permits to look for oil and gas as part of plans to cut the country's carbon footprint, the industry ministry said on Wednesday.In a statement the ministry said upstream oil…

Sphera Acquires Petrotechnics

Jan 08, 2019

Sphera, a provider of integrated risk management software and information services with a focus on operational risk, environmental health and safety and product stewardship, announced it has acquired Petrotechnics, a provider of operational risk software for hazardous industries…

Bunker Delivery Note Amendments Enter into Force

Jan 07, 2019

Amendments to the bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which have fitted alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on 1 January 2019.According to a press release from International Maritime Organization (IMO)…

Encana Sells Colorado Oil and Gas Assets to DJR Energy

Jan 03, 2019

Encana Corporation (Encana) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., has completed the previously announced sale of its San Juan asset in New Mexico to Denver-based DJR Energy.“This transaction continues our track record of unlocking value from non-core assets…

Ørsted Shelves Taiwan Projects

Jan 02, 2019

Danish energy group Orsted will put new major projects in Taiwan on hold after it failed to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) for two offshore wind farm projects, the company said on Wednesday.Taiwan, which has made a big push to attract investments into renewable technology…

Uniper, Mitsui OSK Lines Press Ahead German FSRU

Dec 17, 2018

German energy group Uniper and Japanese shipping group Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have agreed to intensify efforts on the Wilhelmshaven FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) project in Germany, which could start up as early as H2 2022…

Block Energy Recovers Oil at West Rustavi

Dec 16, 2018

Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, is pleased to announce that more than 200 barrels of oil were recovered from the legacy vertical well 16a at its West Rustavi permit during a 10 hour flow period…

Europeans Sweep Record US Offshore Wind Auction

Dec 14, 2018

A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA.The Bureau of…

Sound Energy Starts Drilling Well in Eastern Morocco

Dec 09, 2018

Moroccan focused upstream gas company Sound Energy confirmed that the drilling at TE-10, the second well of a planned three exploration well campaign in Eastern Morocco, has commenced.The TE-10 well will test the North East Lakbir prospect in…

PGE Seeks Offshore Wind Partners

Dec 06, 2018

Polish state-owned power company Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) has invited over a dozen parties to potentially cooperate with the company оn building up to 2.55 GW of offshore wind parks.The Polish power group said in a statement that it was…

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