Monthly Archives: August 2012

EPA OKs use of Shell drill ship

A spokesman for the EPA said it will issue a one-year air permit compliance order for Shell’s activities off Alaska’s northwest coast.  More »

U.S. to lend Marathon 1 million barrels of oil

The U.S. Department of Energy will lend 1 million barrels of oil to Marathon Petroleum Corp. after the company requested it because of impacts related to Hurricane Isaac.  More »

RNC speakers talk energy

From Ann Romney to Clint Eastwood, here’s what key speakers at the Republican National Convention had to say about the nation’s energy issues.  More »

ASME-IPTI announces 2012 Petroleum Industry Awards Gala

The ASME Petroleum Division Awards Committee has announced that its 2012 Petroleum Industry Awards Gala will be held on Nov. 9, at the Hilton Americas in Houston.  More »

Isaac cost energy industry up to $1 billion, firm says

Hurricane Isaac cost the energy industry up to $1 billion in lost production and damage to equipment, a risk modeling firm estimates.  More »

Smit Lamnalco launches new tugboat bound for Gabon

Smit Lamnalco has launched the SL Gabon, the first tugboat under the new, combined identity.  More »

Approval of Arctic Operations is a Step Forward for U.S. Energy Security

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) strongly supports the announcement that Royal Dutch Shell can move ahead with limited oil and natural gas production activities in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The approval represents a significant step forward for the project which has been beset by bureaucratic delays and legal challenges for the past five years. It will […]  More »

ONS 2012: DNV, FNI study looks at Arctic development risk management

DNV and the Fridtjof Nasen Institute have released a new study into the crucial risk management issues revolving around Arctic operations.  More »

ONS 2012: Skill shortage could slow offshore North Sea development

Offshore Northern Seas conference attendees are concerned about a shortage of skilled professionals preventing Norway from developing recently discovered oil reserves in the North Sea.  More »

Statoil, Rosneft finalize joint offshore Russia exploration ventures

Statoil and Rosneft have signed the final agreement to establish joint ventures for four license areas offshore Russia.  More »

Statoil, AGR to develop MPD system for floating rigs

Statoil and AGR have joined to develop managed pressure drilling practices for floating rigs.  More »

BP extends Borgholm Dolphin contract

BP Exploration Operating Co. Ltd. has exercised the option with Dolphin Drilling Ltd., a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA (OSE:FOE), to add a month to its use of the semisubmersible accommodation unit Borgholm Dolphin.  More »
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