Industry News

NOIA Urges Continued Dialogue on Proposed Well Control Rule

For Immediate Release:  Friday, July 17, 2015 Contact:  Nicolette Nye (202) 465-8463, NOIA Urges Continued Dialogue on Proposed Well Control Rule Washington, D.C. – – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement after joint trade comments were filed on BSSE’s Proposed Blowout Preventer Systems […]

BOEM Awards Offshore US Exploration Permit to ARKeX

ARKeX, Tuesday July 14, 2015 ARKeX Ltd. today announced it has been awarded the first G&G oil and gas exploration permit by the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM).  The ARKeX survey will acquire an airborne broadband gravity and magnetic survey over Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)  […]

NOIA Member Schlumberger First Service Contractor to Receive SEMS Certification

Center for Offshore Safety, Tuesday July 14, 2015 HOUSTON, July 14, 2015 – The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) today announced that Schlumberger is the first service/supply contractor to achieve the voluntary COS member certification of its safety and environmental management systems (SEMS). “The certification demonstrates […]

Barton & Cuellar: The Growing Case for Ending the Crude Oil Export Ban

Roll Call, Monday July 6, 2015 The advantages of lifting the ban on crude oil exports are not just theoretical talking points discussed in the halls of Congress, but rather supported by a large and growing body of research by government agencies, academic institutions and […]

CEA: Comments in Support of Atlantic Seismic Surveys Outweigh Those Critical By 56 to 1 Margin

Rigzone, Friday, June 26, 2015 The federal government is currently in the midst of a highly-impactful process to determine which areas it will make available for offshore oil and gas leasing between 2017 and 2022, including whether to maintain lease sales in the Alaskan Arctic and […]

Brady Como: Remove the Ban on Oil Exports

Lake Charles American-Press, Sunday June 28, 2015 Ask most people to name the world’s largest oil producer, and chances are they’ll say Saudi Arabia. Some may guess Russia. Almost everyone would be surprised by the true answer: the United States. Thanks to technological innovations that have […]

Shell Ships Call on Homer, Alaska

By Miranda Weiss, June 25, 2015, Homer News A massive red-hulled ship tied up at the Deep Water Dock last week. The 750-foot-long M/V Marika was an impressive sight as it dwarfed structures on the Spit. It stayed through the weekend and then untied and set anchor […]

Exxon Mobil Halting 3 Oil Platforms After Pipeline Spill

By Brian Melley, June 24, 2015, Associated Press Exxon Mobil Corp. has been forced to halt operations at three offshore oil platforms because it couldn't deliver to refineries in the wake of a broken pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa […]

Seismic Testing Resolution Falls in Jacksonville City Council 

By A.G. Gancarski, June 23, 2015, Florida Politics The back and forth on a resolution against seismic testing off the Jacksonville coast has finally ended, as it went down in a 9-9 vote. Historians will find amusing a part of the process, which involved Councilman Reggie […]

Planning for Md. offshore wind project gets underway

By Timothy B. Wheeler, Jun. 22, 2015, The Baltimore Sun The energy of offshore wind is beginning to be felt in Maryland long before any of the giant turbines have been planted off the coast. Survey vessels recently began examining the Atlantic Ocean bottom off Ocean […]
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