The nation’s top offshore drilling regulator today laid out an ambitious agenda for his agency, including plans to issue new mandates for emergency equipment and update decades-old regulations governing oil and gas production safety systems. More »
Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) will name an independent chairman to replace Aubrey McClendon and halt an incentive program that allowed the chief executive officer to amass personal stakes in thousands of company-operated wells. More »
When Halliburton acquired Norwegian downhole technology company Easy Well Solutions AS in 2005, it also acquired an abandoned idea for a density-based oil-selector technology that would help keep water and gas at bay in oil-well pipes. More »
The Obama administration will get on a faster track in imposing new rules that aim to boost the reliability of crucial emergency equipment used at offshore oil and gas wells, a top federal regulator is set to announce Tuesday at the Offshore Technology Conference. More »
This is a special week for ConocoPhillips. We reached an important milestone in the company’s history with our formal emergence as a leading independent energy company exclusively focused on global exploration and production – even as we congratulate The Offshore Technology Conference on its 44 years of invaluable contributions to our industry. More »
Natural-gas companies drilling on U.S. land would be permitted to wait until after hydraulic fracturing is completed to disclose what chemicals they used, under a draft rule being considered by the U.S. Interior Department. More »
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