Exploration & Production , International

Norway to Patrol Oil and Gas Platforms with Help from Allies, PM Says

“We’re in a dialogue with our allies regarding increased presence in the Norwegian [offshore] sector and have said yes to contributions from Germany, France and Britain,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere told a news conference.

September 30, 2022

Exploration & Production , International

Drone Activity Observed Near TotalEnergies North Sea Installation

“There have been observations of unauthorized drone activity at the Halfdan B oil and gas field in the North Sea,” a TotalEnergies spokesperson said in a written comment, adding the activity had been observed on Sept. 28.

September 29, 2022

Health, Safety & Environment

9% of Oil, 6% of Gas Production Shut in as Hurricane Ian Slams Florida

Offshore Gulf of Mexico operators evacuate facilities as Category 4 Hurricane Ian makes landfall.

September 28, 2022

Exploration & Production , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Shell, Exxon Mobil Launch sale of UK, Dutch North Sea Assets

Launched earlier this month, the sale comes after Shell and Exxon Mobil ran initial sales processes for their British and Dutch assets.

September 27, 2022

Exploration & Production , Markets

US Offshore Oil Output Drops as Hurricane Ian Takes Aim

Offshore oil and gas producers Chevron, BP, Occidental Petroleum and Hess on Sept. 26 said they had taken precautions ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival in the Gulf of Mexico.

September 27, 2022

Exploration & Production

BP, Chevron Cut Offshore Oil Production Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Occidental Petroleum and Hess said they were implementing measures for facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Murphy Oil and Equinor said they did not anticipate any impact to their operations, while Shell said it was closely monitoring the storm’s track.

September 26, 2022

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment , Technology

Reliability Offshore at Forefront of Interior’s Well Control Rules

While the new well control rules proposed by the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have a focus on offshore equipment reliability, some in the oil and gas industry deem the changes unneeded and pricey.

September 26, 2022


E&P Highlights: Sept. 26, 2022

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines, including a project approval off Equatorial Guinea and product announcements from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.

September 26, 2022

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment

Norway Oil Safety Regulator Warns of Threats from Unidentified Drones

"We would urge increased vigilance, a review of emergency preparedness measures and incident response and information sharing," Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority warned in a letter to operators about unidentified drones flying over Norwegian oil and gas platforms.

September 26, 2022

Deepwater , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Mergers

Talos Energy Snags EnVen for $1.1 Billion

Talos Energy’s acquisition of private operator EnVen Energy grows Talos’ deepwater Gulf of Mexico footprint with the company anticipating subsea tieback opportunities.

September 22, 2022