An explosion at a valve station has killed seven people in Nigeria’s OML 40.
Oil & Gas
With the vast majority of office staff working remotely due to the restrictions and risk posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, office-based staff and families alike have seldom felt so disconnected from the key workers and loved ones who continue to man offshore and onshore installations, critical to supporting the nation’s energy requirements.
Safelift Offshore’s complete focus during its 25 years of service to the offshore energy industries has been on engineering products to enhance and improve occupational and task-specific safety – and this continues to be the case today.
“Safety-first” has been a critical aspect of the mindset of the UK’s energy industry for decades. So it is instructive how this concern is becoming mainstream for all sectors as businesses emerge from the easing of restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Westwood Global Energy reports thatthere were four exploration and one appraisal well programmes active as of July 1.
Safe, effective and efficient late-life management and decommissioning of assets within the oil, gas and offshore renewable sectors is a societal and economic necessity.
Pharos Energy has put on hold all development work in Egypt, which will lead production to decline.
No more floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels will be ordered this year, Rystad Energy has predicted.
An attempt to lift force majeure at the Es Sider port, allowing oil exports to resume, has failed with local armed forces refusing to allow this to go ahead.
Stena Drilling has confirmed it is making redundancies on four of its offshore drilling vessels, along with cuts to a number of roles onshore.
The final vessel in a £150 million investment in new offshore support ships by Aberdeen firm Sentinel Marine has set sail from the Far East.
A majority of the workforce at Aberdeen-based Rotech Fabrication are facing redundancy, but it is hoped some may transfer to a busy sister company.
Hurricane Energy has warned a “material downgrade” is possible to its 2.6billion barrel contingent resources following a technical review of its operations.
TechnipFMC has won work to build a new hydrocracking complex for the Assiut refinery, in Egypt.
The last article I wrote for Energy Voice was in October and my focus was on maximising economic recovery and embracing energy transition to ensure the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) continues to be a sustainable and competitive basin for years to come.
There are no cases of coronavirus at the Mozambique LNG site, in the country’s north, Australia’s RBR Group has reported.
Around 40% of offshore oil and gas maintenance work fulfilled by Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel operators is “unnecessary”, according to a UK energy consultancy firm.
The African Energy Chamber has launched a jobs portal in order to help the continent’s energy market bounce back.
Canada’s ReconAfrica has produced a technical evaluation on the entire Kavango Basin, in Namibia and Botswana.
Terrorists attacked employees of Fenix Construction Services on June 27, the company has acknowledged.
A research group assessing man-made North Sea structures has been given a boost with the announcement of £5 million in new funding.
North Sea exploration and production firm Hurricane Energy said today it was "deeply saddened" to report the death of its chief operations officer (COO), Neil Platt.
Aberdeen-based shipping firm North Star has appointed Mathew Gordon its new chief executive.
Europe’s oil giants came into 2020 promising shareholders they can “do it all” -- maintain generous dividends, keep the crude flowing and make a historic shift toward clean energy. Only one of them may succeed.
Sasol has opted to drop an exploration licence offshore central Mozambique.