Health, Safety & Environment

Public Capital , Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Renewables , Shale Plays

Big Oil’s Gap Widens: US Oil Boom Vs. Europe’s Renewables Focus?

U.S.-based Exxon Mobil and Chevron this week focused their investor outlooks on sharp growth in oil and gas output, a stark contrast from their European rivals.

March 6, 2020

Public Capital , Methane , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Shale Plays

Exxon Mobil Releases Blueprint For Tighter Methane Regulations

Exxon Mobil started its methane reduction program in its shale fields in 2016 and said it has been able to reduce emissions from its U.S. unconventional operations by 20%.

March 3, 2020

Investment , Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment

Wall St. Backs Away From Arctic Drilling Amid Alaska Political Heat

Three banks say they will not finance drilling, even as Trump administration lowers barriers.  

March 3, 2020

Company Profiles , DUG Bakken and Rockies , Unconventional , Health, Safety & Environment , Shale Plays , Enhanced Oil Recovery

Executive Q&A: Hess’ Bakken Outlook For 2020

Dougie McMichael, director of Bakken well factory planning and execution at Hess, expands on the company’s productivity and the technology drivers in the play in this one-on-one interview with Jessica Morales at the recent DUG Bakken & Rockies Conference & Exhibition in Denver.

March 3, 2020

Business , Health, Safety & Environment , Shale Plays

ESG And Energy

Some say broader environmental, social and governance measures are a must in support of a global decarbonization campaign.

March 3, 2020

Policy & Regulations , Health, Safety & Environment , Midstream

OGI At Closing: NEPA Or Not?

President Donald Trump is proposing a change to the National Environmental Policy Act to speed up oil and gas infrastructure projects, a first in 50 years.

February 28, 2020

Crude Oil , International , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

Climate Emergency Dominates London’s Oil Week

Discussions at this year’s IP Week, including from IEA’s Fatih Birol, illustrated the increasing sense of urgency among the oil and gas industry in addressing climate issues.

February 26, 2020

Public Capital , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

BP To Quit Western Energy Alliance, Other Trade Groups Over Climate Policies

Western Energy Alliance and two other U.S.-based trade organizations do not “share our ambitious and progressive approach to the energy transition,” says BP CEO Bernard Looney.

February 26, 2020

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment

Equinor Scraps Contested Plan To Drill For Oil In Great Australian Bight

Oil companies eyeing the Great Australian Bight have long battled opposition from green groups concerned about potential damage to fishing towns.

February 25, 2020

Investment , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Renewables

Varying Shades Of Green: Big Oil’s Different Energy Transition Approaches

From renewable power projects to cutting emissions from oil and gas operations, supermajors on both sides of the Atlantic are taking different approaches to going greener.

February 24, 2020