Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Offshore

Oil-Fouled California Beaches Rekindle Demands for Offshore Ban

By Robert Tuttle, Amelia Pollard and John Gittelsohn (Bloomberg) — Cruising along the panoramic Pacific Coast Highway that hugs the curves of California’s shoreline, it’s the salty sea breeze that typically...

October 6, 2021
Total Views: 787

Saturday, September 4, 2021
Offshore

Talos Files USMCA Dispute Notice Against Mexico Over Zama Field

By Max de Haldevang (Bloomberg) –Talos Energy Inc., the U.S. offshore explorer behind Mexico’s largest oil discovery in years, is taking the first step toward an international dispute after control of...

September 4, 2021
Total Views: 1055

Thursday, September 2, 2021
News

Legislation Moves Forward To Block Oil Drilling In Most U.S. Waters

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Legislation to block oil drilling in most U.S. waters and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge edged closer to passage Thursday, as the House Natural Resources...

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 2862

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Offshore

Biden To Resume Selling Offshore Drilling Rights as Appeal Unfolds

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) The Biden administration is appealing a federal judge’s ruling against its oil leasing moratorium and deepening government scrutiny of the activity it blames for fanning...

August 18, 2021
Total Views: 1324

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Offshore

ExxonMobil Makes Significant New Oil Discovery Off Guyana

ExxonMobil has announced a significant new oil discovery offshore Guyana, adding to its growing list of successful exploration campaign off the South American nation. The discovery was made at Whiptail...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 1210

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
offshore oil rig
Offshore

Senators Introduce Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling Off Florida Coasts

United States Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) have introduced legislation to make permanent a federal ban on oil and gas drilling off Florida’s coasts. The current offshore...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1343

Friday, June 18, 2021
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Offshore

U.S. Safety Agency Blames Deepwater Drillship Accident on Decision to Ride Out Hurricane

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released findings from its investigation into a serious weather-related accident on board the Transocean drillship Deepwater Asgard last fall. The...

June 18, 2021
Total Views: 11110

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
President Biden
Offshore

Judge Orders Offshore Drilling Leasing to Resume in Setback for Biden

By Nichola Groom June 15 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday blocked the Biden administration’s pause on oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters, dealing...

June 15, 2021
Total Views: 3319

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Offshore

Offshore Drillers Noble and Pacific Drilling to Merge in All-Stock Deal

Offshore drilling contractors Noble Corporation and Pacific Drilling will combine in an all-stock transaction that will see Noble will acquire Pacific Drilling. A definitive merger agreement was unanimously approved by...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 3181

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Offshore

Equinor Announces New Oil Discovery in Barents Sea Near Johan Castberg Field

Norwegian energy company Equinor has announced a new oil discovery at a well near the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea. Equinor and its partners Vår Energi and Petoro...

March 11, 2021
Total Views: 1507

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Offshore

Norway to Award Arctic Drilling Permits in Q2, Minister Says

OSLO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Norway is proceeding with plans to award oil and gas exploration permits in frontier regions of the Arctic later this year, Oil and Energy Minister...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 1166

Monday, November 2, 2020
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Offshore

Pacific Drilling Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

NYSE-listed offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to restructure $1.1 billion in bond debt. It’s the second time in three years the...

November 2, 2020
Total Views: 675

Sunday, September 27, 2020
offshore oil rig
Maritime News

Trump Extends Drilling Ban Off North Carolina, Virginia Until 2032

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had extended a ban until 2032 on oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina...

September 27, 2020
Total Views: 29

Thursday, August 20, 2020
samsung-heavy-drillship-construction
Offshore

Offshore Drilling Is ‘Structurally Damaged’ And Help Is Not Coming

(Bloomberg) – President Donald Trump helped to clinch an unprecedented deal among the world’s largest crude producers, but the pact hasn’t stopped America’s oil industry from bleeding. “Offshore drilling is structurally...

August 20, 2020
Total Views: 143

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Investigation of a methane leak in the North SeaUntersuchung eines Methan-Lecks in der Nordsee
Environment

Greenpeace Finds North Sea Gas Leak Caused By Offshore Blow-out

Activists on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza have discovered a large methane leak located in the British exclusive economic zone in the North Sea. Using a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle,...

August 18, 2020
Total Views: 47

Friday, July 3, 2020
Maritime News

Total Sends Oil Rig to South Africa for Rare Frontier Drilling

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) –Total SA has deployed a rig to South Africa to look for more oil near a massive discovery, in a rare example of exploration in a...

July 3, 2020
Total Views: 165

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
offshore drillship
Offshore

Offshore Drillers Face New Round of Bankruptcies

By Liz Hampton and Nerijus Adomaitis DENVER/OSLO, June 24 (Reuters) – The companies that operate offshore drilling rigs for major oil producers face a second wave of bankruptcies in four...

June 24, 2020
Total Views: 82

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Blog

VIDEO: How Offshore Oil Rigs Work

  Without a doubt, the highest quality, most interesting, maritime and offshore videos of today are produced by Wendover Productions. Seriously, Go subscribe to their channel now and hit that...

May 14, 2020
Total Views: 237

Thursday, November 28, 2019
drillship Yavuz
Offshore

Turkey Signs Maritime Boundaries Deal With Libya

by Daren Butler (Reuters) – Libya’s internationally recognized government and Turkey have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could complicate Ankara’s disputes over energy exploration...

November 28, 2019
Total Views: 8

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Transocean Spitsbergen
Environment

Transocean Semi-Submersible is First to Use Battery Power for Drilling Operations

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean says it has deployed that world’s first hybrid battery system on floating drilling rig to supplement power needs during drilling operations. They hybrid energy storage system...

October 3, 2019
Total Views: 61