Health, Safety & Environment

Health, Safety & Environment

OTC 2021: Aramco, Partners Commit to Marine Environmental Stewardship

Aramco has joined the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with grants to protect coral reefs in the U.S. and Caribbean waters.

August 12, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment , Completions

Completions Advances: Protecting Personnel and Equipment in the Continually Evolving Oil Field

As companies strive to reduce completion times and well costs, new techniques such as simul-frac may be explored. Protecting people and equipment is paramount, and smart emergency nitrogen systems can safeguard both.

August 9, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Energy Transition

U.N. Sounds 'Deafening' Warning on Climate Change

World is likely to hit 1.5C warming limit within 20 years, according to a highly anticipated report by the U.N.’s climate panel.

August 9, 2021

Investment , Health, Safety & Environment , Energy Transition

PATH FORWARD: Industry Not Moving Away from Oil Anytime Soon

Oil and gas companies are progressing toward “eco-friendly” operations, but there is no reason for them to transition away from fossil fuels, says industry veteran Dr. Jerry Bailey, director of Petroteq Energy and former president of Exxon Arabian Gulf.

August 5, 2021

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment

US Orders New Review of Drilling in Alaska Wildlife Refuge

The widely anticipated move comes two months after U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration suspended the nine leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge pending an environmental analysis.

August 3, 2021

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Construction , Pipelines

Energy Policy Watch: Dispelling Myths Clouding the Future of Pipelines

A majority of Americans favor pipelines and the intensity of that support is increasing, said AOPL President and CEO Andy Black during this wide-ranging discussion on pipeline safety, cybersecurity threats and what canceling a pipeline means for the environment.

August 3, 2021

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

Energy Transfer Says Addressed Most DAPL Safety Issues Raised by PHMSA

PHMSA on July 22 put Energy Transfer on notice for the probable violations pertaining to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and proposed a civil penalty against it.

July 26, 2021

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

US Regulator Issues Notice to Dakota Access Pipeline over Safety Concerns

The PHMSA recommended a civil penalty of $93,200 against Energy Transfer, operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline, for the violations and said failure to correct the issues may result in further enforcement action.

July 23, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment , Construction

Canada's Quebec Rejects LNG Export Project, Citing Environmental Concerns

The Canadian province of Quebec on July 21 rejected a LNG export project for the Port of Saguenay, citing environmental concerns, in the latest blow to North American LNG development.

July 22, 2021

Legislation , International , Health, Safety & Environment , Energy Transition

EU Unveils Plan to Increase Renewables Share in Energy Mix to 40% by 2030

The aim is to implement legally-binding targets to reduce net EU emissions by 55% by 2030, from 1990 levels, and eliminate them by 2050.

July 14, 2021