WorldOil Trudeau’s pipeline expansion gets boost from court ruling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's bid to complete the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has received a British Columbia top appeals court ruling that states that the province doesn’t have the jurisdiction to restrict shipments of oil-sands crude. Oceaneering’s advanced vessel christened before industry crowd This morning, May 24, Oceaneering International conducted the official christening of its newest vessel, MSV Ocean Evolution in Galveston, Texas. Oil and Gas leaders look for cost reduction and efficiency gains Supermajors lead the way in high impact exploration The largest oil companies are playing an increasingly important role in high impact exploration but performance was down in 2018, limited by a lack of depth in the quality of global drilling opportunities, according to experts at research consultancy, Westwood Global Energy Group. Brazil's ANP identifies opportunity to postpone oil and gas auctions in 2019 There is room to discuss postponement of at least one oil and gas auction in 2019. Sembcorp Marine completes world’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel for Heerema The world’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) is set to blaze a trail when it enters into service in the coming months, armed with the strongest pair of revolving cranes for offshore oil, gas and renewable energy installation and decommissioning jobs. MOL Norge AS completes drilling of wildcat southwest of Trym field MOL Norge AS, operator of production licence 539, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 3/7-11 S. Riviera Resources sells Michigan properties for $44.5 million Riviera Resources, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to sell its interest in properties located in Michigan to an undisclosed buyer for a contract price of $44.5 million, subject to closing adjustments. Trump sparks oil rally with Iran spat Just over a week ago, crude prices were surging as attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil tankers and pipeline network spurred fears that the Middle East was on the brink of military confrontation. Russia, Poland set goal to restart oil pipeline as tensions linger Although compensation for damage caused during a contamination crisis remains a sticking point, Russia and Poland said flows of clean oil through the giant Druzhba pipeline into Europe could resume within 2 1/2 weeks. What do billionaire Charles Koch, Sierra Club, and API have in common? The Sierra Club, the American Petroleum Institute and billionaire Charles Koch have found at least one thing to agree on: they hate Ohio’s plan to take away renewable power subsidies and give them to coal and nuclear plants.