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Norwegian Authorities Stop Greenpeace Protests At Arctic Well
Norway >> 8/17/2017 - Norwegian coast guards stopped Greenpeace from protesting at a site of the country's northernmost exploration well drilled by Statoil, the environmentalist group said. ...
Emerson Launches New Drilling Jar Clamp for Increased Safety & Well Integrity
United States >> 8/15/2017 - Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest product within its polymer completions solutions range – the PolyOil® JAR Handling Clamp – for increased safety and well integrity. ...
Hundreds of Protesters Storm Shell Oil Facility in Niger Delta
Nigeria >> 8/11/2017 - Hundreds of Nigerians stormed a crude oil facility and gas plant owned by Shell in the Niger Delta demanding jobs and infrastructure development, a Reuters witness said. Echoing a common complaint in ...
Boko Haram Wing Tied to IS Marks Resurgence by Kidnapping Oil Workers
Nigeria >> 8/2/2017 - A Boko Haram faction with ties to Islamic State and responsible for the kidnapping of a Nigerian oil prospecting team which led to at least 37 people being killed has become a deadly force capable of ...
QMS Implementation & Operational Efficiency
United States >> 8/1/2017 - With the changing landscape of the oil and gas industry, companies are under increasing pressure to improve operational efficiencies as prices continue to remain low and margins are narrowed. In order...
Ambush on Nigeria Oil Team to Hamper Buhari's Recovery Plan
Nigeria >> 8/1/2017 - An attack by Islamist militants on an oil exploration team in Nigeria’s northeast has hurt the government’s ambition to find new crude reserves and quashed hopes of a quick recovery of the West Africa...
Boko Haram Attack on Oil Team Killed 48
Nigeria >> 7/28/2017 - An attack on a Nigerian oil exploration team by Boko Haram Islamist militants killed at least 48 people, hospital and military officials in the northeast city of Maiduguri said. Those who died in the ...
Nigeria Rescues Oil Firm Staff Kidnapped by Suspected Boko Haram
Nigeria >> 7/26/2017 - Nigeria's military has rescued all members of an oil survey team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants, it said in a statement, after they were taken in the country's conflict-ridden northeast. ...
Nigeria's Acting President to Return to Restive Oil Heartlands
Nigeria >> 7/25/2017 - Nigeria's acting president will meet again with community leaders from the Niger Delta oil heartlands next week, his spokesman said, in a bid to shore up a fragile truce between militants and the gove...
Saudi Refinery Operations Not Affected by Transformer Fire
Saudi Arabia >> 7/23/2017 - The Saudi Aramco Mobile Refinery (SAMREF) at Yanbu is operating normally after a fire hit a power transformer at the gate of the facility, a spokesman for a Saudi government body was quoted as saying ...
Nigeria Oil Thieves Keep a Lid on Output Even as Bombs Abate
Nigeria >> 7/20/2017 - The Agbada 2 flow station should have been buzzing with activity, pumping crude to one of Nigeria’s largest export terminals. Instead it was idle in the muggy, mid-morning heat as Wilcox Emmanuel, the...
Nigerian Oil Workers Extend ExxonMobil Strike to Chevron, Agip & Shell
Nigeria >> 5/16/2017 - Nigerian workers from an oil labor union have extended a strike to oil majors Chevron, Shell and Eni subsidiary Agip in protest over the sacking of members from Exxon Mobil Corp, the union's general s...
Recognizing Oil & Gas Industry Safety Risks
United States >> 4/28/2017 - The Department of Labor states that on-the-job fatality rates are seven times higher for oil and gas extraction workers than all other industries. The only solution to this serious problem is proactiv...
Saudi Arabia Foils Bombing Attempt on Aramco Fuel Distribution Terminal
Saudi Arabia >> 4/26/2017 - Saudi forces have foiled an attempt to blow up an Aramco fuel terminal in southern Saudi Arabia using a high-speed boat laden with explosives, the interior ministry said, and accused Yemen's Houthi gr...
Iraq Declares Extinguishing of Last Well in Qayara
Iraq >> 3/29/2017 - Mr. Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi the minister of oil declared the extinguishing of the well No.42 in Qayara field in Ninawa governorate, which was the last flaming remaining oil well in the north of I...
South Sudan Rebels Seize Four Oil Workers & Demand Firm's Exit
South Sudan >> 3/20/2017 - South Sudanese rebels said they had kidnapped four oil workers including a Pakistani national, in a bid to force their Chinese and Malaysian consortium to leave the country. The fighters loyal to form...
Somali Force & Pirates Aboard Hijacked Vessel Exchange Fire
Somalia >> 3/17/2017 - Somali maritime forces have exchanged gunfire with the hijackers of an oil tanker in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the head of the maritime force said. The incident raised fears that hostage...
Somali Pirates Release Hijacked Ship, Crew without Ransom
Somalia >> 3/16/2017 - Somali pirates released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew on Thursday, a Somali security official and the pirates said, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to an unusually swift ...
Unpaid Wages, Sackings Stir New Tension in Nigeria's Oil Hub
Nigeria >> 3/16/2017 - The moment a group of Nigerian contractors met executives from Italian oil major ENI to discuss unpaid wages they started shouting, calling them fraudsters and liars until a police commander restored ...
Pirates Demand Ransom for Tanker Seized Off Somalia
Somalia >> 3/15/2017 - Pirates off the coast of Somalia, who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said. The pirates seized the ...

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