Daily Archives: September 1, 2016

BLM uses authority to implement online oil, gas lease sales

Rate this article The US Bureau of Land Management is using congressional authority to conduct federal onshore oil and gas lease sales online. It is acting under a provision in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which amended the 1920 Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) to allow online lease sales, BLM said. Prior to that amendment,…

Topaz names newbuild tandem

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Topaz Energy and Marine, a Dubai-based offshore support vessel company, has christened its two newbuild light construction vessels. Topaz said on Wednesday it named its vessels Topaz Tiamat and Topaz Tangaroa after the Mesopotamian Goddess of salt water and the Maori God of the sea, respectively. As Offshore Energy Today…

ITF fighting to secure payment for Malaviya PSVs crews

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Weeks after Gol Offshore-owned Malaviya Seven offshore support vessel was detained in Aberdeen over slave-like conditions, a similar thing happened in Great Yarmouth. Namely the Malaviya Twenty offshore support vessel, owned by the same Indian Company, has been detained in Great Yarmouth after deficiencies were discovered. The vessel…

UK: Lyness seen as potential North Sea decom base

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Orkney Islands Council has given DSM, a UK-based demolition and decommissioning company, the opportunity to consider Lyness as a potential base for North Sea oil and gas decommissioning work. The Council said on Wednesday that the project is at an early stage in its development but has the potential to…

Eni strikes gas at Zohr 5x well offshore Egypt

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Italian energy firm Eni is making progress with the development of its giant Zohr gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Egypt. The company on Thursday said that Zohr 5x, the fifth well on Zohr structure, was been successfully drilled to the final TD of 14,271 ft (4,350…