WorldOil Refinery once key to New York’s fuel supply ordered shut The Environmental Protection Agency ordered the shutdown of a U.S. Virgin Island refinery that historically was positioned as a key fuel source for the East Coast due to public health concerns. Iran to award $1.8 billion gas field contract to local company Iran’s Petropars Ltd. will be awarded a $1.78 billion contract by the National Iranian Oil Co. to develop the giant Farzad-B gas field that was previously intended to be tapped by a group of Indian companies. Daniel Yergin to receive prestigious WPC Dewhurst Award Pulitzer-prize winner, respected author, and leading energy expert, Dr. Daniel Yergin, is being recognized for his “exceptional contribution to the oil, gas and energy industry” with the highest honor of the World Petroleum Council, the Dewhurst Award. OEC Executive Director Sandra Mourton to retire at end of June After 21 years of exemplary service as Executive Director of the Oilfield Energy Center, Sandra Mourton is setting her sights on a well-deserved retirement, effective June 30, 2021. Seadrill announces new Angola contract for Quenguela Drillship Seadrill Limited announced a new contract has been secured by Sonadrill Holding Ltd, the 50/50 joint venture with an affiliate of Sonangol E.P. Pipeline crisis spurs calls to boost, and forsake, fossil fuels The cyber-attack that crippled the nation’s biggest fuel pipeline this week triggered spot shortages of gasoline and a gusher of political rhetoric, with groups from across the political spectrum offering myriad, and contradictory, solutions. DNV, partners researching automated verification of offshore wind turbine inspection results DNV has launched a new collaborative research project to develop an automated data processing procedure for verification of detected wind turbine blade defects, with the aim of building trust and generating broader acceptance of automated data processing techniques across the industry and to inform future regulation. Schlumberger appoints Dr. Katharina Beumelburg as chief strategy and sustainability officer Schlumberger announced today the appointment of Dr. Katharina Beumelburg to the position of Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Schlumberger Limited, reporting to Olivier Le Peuch, Chief Executive Officer. Magma Global delivers world’s first high pressure composite riser pipe to HWCG Magma Global announced delivery of the world’s first high-pressure composite riser pipe to HWCG’s storage location on the U.S Gulf Coast, completing its rapidly deployable Offset Flexible Riser (OFR) system. Neptune Energy says projects are progressing well in its Q1 report In reporting its first-quarter 2021 results, Neptune Energy said that its production growth momentum in Western European operations is on track for 2021. Large Diameter Drilling, DEME Offshore to complete grouting scopes on Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm Large Diameter Drilling (LDD), a specialist marine drilling and grouting contractor, has signed a contract to deliver grouting services for DEME Offshore’s installation of foundations at the Saint-Nazaire wind farm off the coast of the Guérande Peninsula, France.