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Gunmen Storm El Sharara Oilfield, Shut down Production
Libya >> 11/5/2014 - Gunmen seized Libya's major El Sharara oilfield, looting equipment and shooting as frightened workers sought shelter, oil sources said on Wednesday, in another blow to the country's oil industry which...
Emerson Awarded $40m contract for Shah Deniz Stage 2
Azerbaijan >> 11/5/2014 - BP has awarded Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, a contract in excess of US$40 million to be the Main Automation Contractor for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 development project in th...
Islamic State Seizes Second Gas Field in Syria
Syria >> 11/3/2014 - Islamic State fighters in Syria said they had taken control of a gas field in the central province of Homs, the second gas field seized in a week after battles with government forces. ...
IS Fights Syrian Army for Gas Field, Kills 30
Syria >> 10/29/2014 - Islamic State militants in Syria killed at least 30 pro-government fighters in an assault on a gas field that has witnessed some of the bloodiest confrontations between the two sides, a monitoring gro...
Pemex to Evacuate 15,000 Workers from Gulf
Mexico >> 10/21/2014 - Mexico's state oil company Pemex said it was evacuating 15,000 workers from installations in the Gulf of Mexico because of bad weather, adding the evacuation would have only a minimal impact on crude ...
Worker Face Unrest at Tullow Kenya Exploration Blocks
Kenya >> 10/11/2014 - Tullow Oil said it was facing industrial action at a number of its drilling sites in northern Kenya, and a local leader said the company had evacuated some workers. ...
South Sudan Strikes a Peace Deal or Face UN Sanctions
South Sudan >> 9/30/2014 - The United States warned South Sudan's president and rebel leader to engage in serious peace talks to end nearly a year of violence in the world's newest state or face United Nations sanctions. ...
Air Strikes Hit Oilfields And IS Bases in Syria
Syria >> 9/26/2014 - Air and missile strikes, thought to be carried out by U.S.-led forces, hit oilfields and Islamic State bases in the eastern Syria overnight and early 26 September, a monitoring group said. ...
Ghana Files Arbitration Suit over Ivory Coast Dispute
Ghana >> 9/24/2014 - Ghana has taken legal action under a U.N. convention to resolve a maritime border dispute with Ivory Coast over water close to oil fields licensed by British firm Tullow Oil. ...
ExxonMobil Statement on Treasury Department Sanctions on Russia
Russia >> 9/19/2014 - ExxonMobil is complying with all U.S. sanctions. ...
Leftist Rebels Slay Two Contractors in Colombia
Colombia >> 9/15/2014 - Leftist guerrillas in northeastern Colombia killed two contractors working on a pipeline for the state oil company, Ecopetrol, military sources said. ...
China Deploys Troops to UN Force to Protect S. Sudan Oilfields
South Sudan >> 9/10/2014 - China has begun deploying 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan to protect oil fields and Chinese workers amid a rebellion in the African country, The Wall Street Journal reported. ...
Workers Return to KRG After UK Lowers Travel Warning
Iraq >> 9/3/2014 - Britain lowered its travel warning for Arbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, prompting some oil companies to return foreign employees who had been evacuated as violence escalated. ...
YPF Responds to Well Fire
Argentina >> 9/2/2014 - Argentina's state-controlled YPF said a fire occurred early on Tuesday at a well in the vast shale oil and gas formation of Vaca Muerta but there were no injuries and production was not affected. ...
Fire Extinguished at Sulfur Warehouse in Al-Ahmadi Refinery
Kuwait >> 9/1/2014 - A limited fire that broke out at Al-Ahmadi refinery's sulfur storehouse was extinguished, said Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). ...
Somalia Files Case Against Kenya with ICJ
Somalia >> 8/28/2014 - The Federal Republic of Somalia (hereinafter “Somalia”) instituted proceedings against the Republic of Kenya before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United...
OMV Pulls Staff From Kurdistan, Ponders Crimea
OMV Pulls Staff From Kurdistan, Ponders Crimea Iraq >> 8/22/2014 - Austrian energy group OMV has withdrawn staff from Iraqi Kurdistan, Chief Executive Gerhard Roiss told the WirtschaftsBlatt newspaper, joining an exodus of oil companies away from violence in the regi...
Petrobras Worker Dies from Burns in Refinery Explosion
Brazil >> 8/20/2014 - A worker severely burned in an accident at a Petrobras refinery in the Brazilian city of Manaus died of his injuries, union officials representing workers at the company said. ...
Hamas Fired Rockets at Offshore Israeli Gas Well
Hamas Fired Rockets at Offshore Israeli Gas Well Israel >> 8/20/2014 - The Palestinian militant group Hamas said it fired two rockets at an Israeli gas installation about 30 km (19 miles) off the coast of Gaza in the first apparent attack of its kind. ...
Fire Breaks out in Water Waste Facility in Ahmadi Refinery
Kuwait >> 8/17/2014 - A fire has broken out in a water waste treatment facility at Al-Ahmadi refinery, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) announced. ...

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