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Fossil fuel extraction limits coming, says U.S. Interior Secretary

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland suggested a sharply limited role for fossil fuel extraction on U.S. federal lands and waters in her most expansive comments yet on the administration’s overhaul of oil and gas leasing.

Thirty million barrels of Gulf oil lost to Ida, and counting

Almost four weeks after Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico oil producers are far from calling it over.

UK energy regulator creates £1 million prize fund to decarbonize offshore oil and gas

The competition, managed by the Oil and Gas Authority, is designed to advance the widespread electrification of offshore installations on the UK Continental Shelf, which are powered by gas or diesel.

ChampionX wins five-year contract with Vår Energi

ChampionX will deliver its range of chemical management services to Vår Energi, which encompasses the deployment of its asset integrity, phase separation, flow assurance and enhanced oil recovery chemical technologies.

Syncrude Canada force majeure impacts North American crude flow

Syncrude Canada Ltd., a light crude producer majority-owned by Suncor Energy Inc., cut September supplies due to a mechanical disruption at its oil sands site, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Lagoon Water Midstream enters Permian with Double Drop Resources acquisition

Lagoon Water Midstream has closed on the acquisition of Double Drop Resources, a water management company located in the Permian basin.

Russia projects oil output near post-Soviet highs in 2022

Russia expects oil output next year to be back near its post-Soviet high as OPEC+ eases production curbs.

Petrofac lands gas distribution EPCC contract in Bahrain

Petrofac has been awarded a new multi-million-dollar contract by Tatweer Petroleum to support their gas distribution network project in Bahrain.

Aquaterra Energy, Lhyfe and Borr Drilling join on offshore green hydrogen jack-up rig production concept

Aquaterra Energy has signed a partnership with renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling to develop an innovative concept for offshore green hydrogen production in the North Sea.

OPEC ministers see a path to more oil output increases

OPEC and its allies can likely continue reviving oil production, two key Middle East members said as the group prepares to consider its next supply hike.

Shell reports structural damage to West Delta facilities from Hurricane Ida

The West Delta-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for production from Shell’s assets in the Mars corridor in the Gulf of Mexico to onshore crude and natural gas terminals.

Flare combustion monitoring system for upstream flares

Chong Tao, Lei Sui, Baker Hughes

A novel flare combustion efficiency monitoring method has been developed, using parametric modeling based on existing experimental data and computational fluid dynamic calculations. This method can be deployed to upstream flare systems to achieve maintenance-free real-time monitoring.

Energy Workforce & Technology Council elects Board of Directors

The Energy Workforce & Technology Council elected new officers and industry leaders during its Annual Meeting, held in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

SBM Offshore completes US$1.6 billion financing of FPSO Sepetiba

FPSO Sepetiba will be deployed at the Mero field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, 180 kilometers offshore Rio de Janeiro.

Extra OPEC oil production canceled out by hurricane Ida outages

The world will have to wait until October for additional oil supplies as output losses from Hurricane Ida wipe out increases from OPEC+, the International Energy Agency said.

Power struggle threatens Libya oil output once again

Libya’s oil production is in danger of slumping again, as a political power struggle threatens to end a period of relative stability.

Nigeria struggles to find buyers for October oil exports

Nigeria has sent a signal that the recovery in global oil demand still has some way to go, with volumes for next month’s loading struggling to find a home, even among its main customers.

Mexico’s president earmarks $32B to help Pemex boost oil production

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is raising Pemex’s spending plan for next year to about $32 billion in a bid to boost flagging oil production.

Pemex reduces 2022 oil output forecast after platform troubles

Mexico cut its forecast for oil production at Pemex next year and reduced its tax burden after a string of accidents at offshore platforms signaled the highly indebted state company is struggling.

Canada’s offshore oil outlook brightens on Terra Nova, West White Rose developments

“Commitments shown by Suncor Energy, Cenovus Energy, and Murphy Oil are extremely positive for the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas industry," Noia CEO Charlene Johnson said in a statement.