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Petrofac Wins Training & Emergency Response Services Contract
United Kingdom >> 9/22/2016 - Petrofac Training Services has been awarded a significant contract for Training and Emergency Response Services with Statoil (U.K.) Limited to support its UKCS operations. In the new five-year trainin...
Saudi Aramco Fire Injures 8 Workers, Operations Not Impacted
Saudi Arabia >> 9/20/2016 - State-owned Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil production company, says eight of its workers have been injured in a fire that broke out at one of its oil terminals. The company says it successfully...
Obama & Buhari at UN Discuss Fight against Boko Haram
Nigeria >> 9/20/2016 - U.S. President Barack Obama said that he and Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari had discussed ways of countering the Boko Haram militant group. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Nigerian...
Militants Claim Attack on NPDC Oil Pipeline in Niger Delta
Nigeria >> 9/19/2016 - Militants have blown up a crude oil pipeline operated by Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta, a group claiming responsibility for the attack and a youth leader said. The Niger Delta Green...
Fourteen Kidnapped Nigerian Oil Workers Freed
Nigeria >> 9/18/2016 - Nigerian police have freed 14 kidnapped oil workers in the restive southern Niger Delta region, which has been hit by a series of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities, police said. Kidnapping fo...
Weatherford Recognized for Safety & Service Quality Performance
Angola >> 9/15/2016 - Weatherford International plc received two recognitions from Chevron affiliates highlighting performance at Chevron's operations in Angola and Australia. ...
Obama Lifts Sanctions against Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) >> 9/14/2016 - U.S. President Barack Obama lifted decade-old sanctions against Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer, citing a successful presidential election last year and its progress in tackling illega...
Rebels Kill Angolan Soldiers in Oil Patch Clash
Angola >> 9/7/2016 - Separatist rebels said they killed 12 soldiers in Angola, part of a flare-up of violence in a region that produces half the southern African state's oil. ...
Nigerian Army Arrests Avengers Leader & Other Militants
Nigeria >> 9/7/2016 - Nigeria's military said it had arrested a suspected leader of the Niger Delta Avengers militant group and other men accused of attacking oil and gas infrastructure. Soldiers, backed up by the air forc...
Iraq Puts out More Oil Fires at Northern Field, Some Still Burning
Iraq >> 9/6/2016 - Iraq has put out fires at six more oil wells in the Qayyara region, which Iraqi forces recaptured from Islamic State late last month, but at least three fires are still blazing, the oil ministry said....
Nigeria's State Oil Company Could Be Crippled by Delta Militancy
Nigeria >> 9/4/2016 - Militant attacks on energy facilities in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta threaten to cripple the country's state oil company if allowed to go unchecked, it said. Militants calling for a greater share o...
Nigerian Gunmen Kidnap 14 Local Oil Workers
Nigeria >> 9/3/2016 - Gunmen in Nigeria's restive southern Niger Delta region, which has been hit by a series of militant attacks on energy facilities since the start of the year, have kidnapped 14 local oil workers and th...
Militant Group Attacks Nigeria Delta Pipeline
Nigeria >> 8/30/2016 - A militant group said it attacked a pipeline operated by a subsidiary of Nigeria's state oil company in the country's southern Delta region, just a day after the most prolific rebel group in the resti...
Eight Years of Safe Operations at Prigorodnoye Production Complex
Russia >> 8/30/2016 - Sakhalin Energy has achieved another impressive HSE milestone. On 25 August 2016 the Prigorodnoye production complex the first LNG plant in Russia achieved 8 years and more than 11 million man hou...
U.S. Gulf Oil Facilities Evacuate some Staff Ahead of Storm
United States >> 8/29/2016 - Anadarko Petroleum has evacuated all non-essential personnel from its production platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, a company spokesman said on Monday by email, ahead of a storm threat from Trop...
Nigeria Launches Offensive against Militants in Delta Oil Hub
Nigeria >> 8/28/2016 - Nigeria's military said on Saturday it had launched a new offensive against militants in the oil-producing Niger Delta, killing five and arresting 23. Armed groups have claimed responsibility for a se...
Cyber-Attack to Some Petchem Facilities Foiled
Iran >> 8/27/2016 - Managing Director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) says cyber-attacks to a number of petrochemical facilities in Iran have been foiled recently. ...
Nigerian Traditional Rulers Want Prisoners Freed before Delta Talks
Nigeria >> 8/26/2016 - Traditional leaders in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta have demanded that authorities release youths arrested by the army before they will mediate in talks with militants who have been blowing up ...
Iraq Army Captures Qayyara Oil Region from Islamic State
Iraq >> 8/25/2016 - The Iraqi army has dislodged Islamic State from the Qayyara oil producing region located south of their de facto capital Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. ...
Anger in Delta Keeps Oil Majors Quiet & Nigeria's Crude Offline
Nigeria >> 8/21/2016 - Oil companies and even Nigerian officials are losing faith in a deal anytime soon with militants who have slashed the nation's oil output, casting doubt on a production recovery in what is typically A...

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