PHMSA proposes crude-by-rail response, data-sharing procedures

The US Pipeline & Hazardous Material Safety Administration proposed new oil spill response and information procedures for high-hazard flammable trains (HHFT) in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Oil & Gas Journal – Transportation Comments comments

Maersk Drilling to trim Norwegian staff numbers

A spokesperson for Maersk Drilling Norge A/S has confirmed to Offshore that the company will have to lay-off 130-140 employees, coinciding with the end of two vessel contracts. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Offshore RSS Feed Comments comments

EIA reports 34 bcf increase in underground gas storage

The US Energy Information Administration estimated working gas in underground storage across the Lower 48 at 3.27 tcf as of July 15, a net increase of 34 bcf from the previous week. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Oil & Gas Journal – General Interest Comments comments

Malaysian duo sign brownfield MoU

Petra Resources Sdn Bhd has entered into a memorandum of understanding with MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd to collaborate on brownfield engineering and design opportunities in the Malaysian oil and gas market. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Offshore RSS Feed Comments comments

Noble Energy fires up Gunflint in Gulf of Mexico

By Offshore Energy Today.. Oil and gas exploration company Noble Energy has recently started production at the Gunflint oil development in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Gunflint development, located at Mississippi Canyon Block 948, is a subsea tie-back to the Gulfstar One platform owned by Williams Partners L.P. and Marubeni Corporation. Noble said…

Green light for Prosafe’s newbuild flotel Safe Zephyrus

By Offshore Energy Today.. Prosafe has received the Petroleum Safety Authority’s Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for the newbuild flotel Safe Zephyrus. The flotel, built by Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard, was completed in November 2015 and delivered to its owner in January 2016. Safe Zephyrus is a semi-submersible accommodation rig which is to operate on behalf…

Mexico begins new round of shallow-water auctions

The Mexican government launched its second round of oil auctions, offering 15 exploration and production blocks in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico according to report in the Wall Street Journal. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Offshore RSS Feed Comments comments

Silver Run to buy Delaware basin producer

Silver Run Acquisition Corp., Houston, has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in Centennial Resources Production LLC and expects to be renamed Centennial Resource Development Corp. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Oil & Gas Journal – General Interest Comments comments