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Iran Stops Oil Activities in Libya
Libya >> 2/22/2011 - Iran has stopped its oil related activities in Libya and will evacuate staff in the next 48 hours, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. ...
Japan's JX Tells Libya Office Head to Return Home
Libya >> 2/21/2011 - Japanese oil and gas explorer JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration on Monday said it had ordered the Japanese head of its Tripoli office to return home as soon as possible as tensions in OPEC member Libya ...
OMV Withdraws Some Libya Staff
Libya >> 2/21/2011 - Austrian oil and gas group OMV said on Monday none of its operations in Libya had been affected by the unrest there but added it was withdrawing expatriate staff from the country. ...
Oil Majors Stall Libya Drilling, Majors Remove Staff
Libya >> 2/21/2011 - Wintershall, the oil and gas exploration arm of BASF, prepared to shut down its output in Libya and fly out international staff as violence spread in Africa's third-largest oil producer. ...
RBG Wins Safety Leadership Award
United Kingdom >> 2/16/2011 - RBG received the award for Safety Leadership at a ceremony in Aberdeen last week. Presented to RBG by Subsea UK at its annual dinner, the awards celebrate the excellence, innovation and exceptional ac...
Maersk Keep UK Installation Shut After Storm Damage
United Kingdom >> 2/10/2011 - Maersk Oil will keep its offshore Gryphon oil and gas installation shut for a considerable time after sustaining damage in a storm last week. The Gryphon Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FP...
Statoil Halts Egypt Drilling Due Supply Chain Woes
Egypt >> 2/9/2011 - * CEO says now not drilling in Egypt as not sure supply chain still working, declines further comment. ...
Redeployment of Non-Essential Expatriate Personnel
Egypt >> 2/2/2011 - Consistent with the recommendation of the U.S. State Department, Apache has redeployed all non-essential expatriate personnel and all expatriate dependents from Egypt. Key expatriate personnel will re...
Petrotechnics Awarded West African Contract
Nigeria >> 2/1/2011 - Petrotechnics, the global leader in transforming the efficiency and effectiveness of frontline operations in the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract from Shell Nigeria Exploration and Pr...
Canadian Natural Updates Horizon Primary Incident
Canada >> 1/7/2011 - Canadian Natural experienced a fire at its Primary Upgrading facility at the Horizon Oil Sands Plant at approximately 3:30 pm on January 6, 2011. Emergency crews immediately responded and an orderly s...
BP and Firms Made Risky Decisions Before Spill
United States >> 1/5/2011 - BP and its partners made a series of cost-cutting decisions that ultimately contributed to the oil spill that ravaged the Gulf of Mexico coast over the summer, the White House oil spill commission sai...
Luck Stopped Statoil Well Blowout in May-Watchdog
Norway >> 11/19/2010 - Only luck prevented a well incident earlier this year at a Statoil-operated platform in the North Sea from becoming a major accident, the Norwegian oil safety watchdog said. ...
Update on Sevan Driller Operation
Norway >> 11/8/2010 - Further to announcement made on November 5, 2010, and following attempts to release the locked ram at the seabed, Sevan has, in accordance with procedures, decided to pull the BOP to the surface for r...
Western Desert Oil Pipeline Theft Foiled
Egypt >> 10/29/2010 - An attempt to steal crude oil from the main oil pipeline in the Western Dessert in the Meliha field has been foiled, Al-Masry al-Youm has learned. ...
European Commission’s Call of Licensing Unjustified
United Kingdom >> 10/13/2010 - Responding to the European Commission’s calls for Member States to consider a suspension of licensing until European offshore safety regimes have been assessed, and for new EU prescribed safety standa...
Completion of Kurdamir-1 Well Control Operations
Iraq >> 10/13/2010 - WesternZagros Resources Ltd. has successfully and safely completed well control operations at the Kurdamir-1 well and is preparing to test for the presence of hydrocarbons in the Lower Oligocene forma...
Knight Introduces Advanced Safety Training
United States >> 10/12/2010 - Knight Oil Tools announced Advanced Safety as the newest member of the Knight family of companies, specializing in custom safety and training programs for multiple industries – with an emphasis on the...
Emerson Provides Shutdown Protection for Gas Storage
China >> 9/13/2010 - China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has selected Bettis PressureGuard self-contained hydraulic shutdown systems from Emerson Process Management for installation on the Dazhangtou natural gas s...
Offshore Safety Report Puts Australia in Spotlight
Australia >> 8/12/2010 - NOPSA’s second Offshore Health and Safety Performance Report provides a valuable overview of the OHS performance of Australia’s offshore petroleum industry for the period from 2005 to June 2010. ...
WesternZagros Successfully Retrieved Kurdamir-1 Ops
Iraq >> 7/6/2010 - WesternZagros Resources Ltd. has successfully retrieved the upper 450 metres portion of the parted drill string at the Kurdamir-1 well. Following thorough testing of the blow-out preventers, snubbing ...

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