Construction on Canadian oil project set to restart following suspension of over two years

Following a pause of over two years, Canada’s Cenovus Energy and its partners have agreed to restart the West White Rose Project offshore Newfoundland and Labrador with the first oil from the platform anticipated in the first half of 2026. … Read More

UK union slams ‘draconian’ jab or job policy by North Sea operator

Oil and gas workers’ union, Unite Scotland, has demanded intervention by the Scottish government in response to Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) International introducing mandatory vaccinations, calling these measures “draconian.” According to the union, the policy, which came into full effect … Read More

Norwegian operator criticised over vaccine mandate plans for offshore workers

A Norwegian union representing offshore oil and gas workers has criticised Aker BP’s process to introduce a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for its offshore employees. As reported by Industri Energi union, starting from February 2022, Aker BP plans to introduce vaccine … Read More

Driven by gas and LNG, global oil & gas investments set to rise in 2022, Rystad says

Global oil and gas investments will expand by $26 billion this year as the industry continues its protracted recovery from the worst of the pandemic and the hurdles imposed by the Omicron variant. An analysis by Rystad Energy projects overall … Read More

Floatel expects modest utilisation levels for accommodation fleet

Offshore accommodation rig provider Floatel International believes that the demand for accommodation rigs is starting to recover but, due to market oversupply, it still remains below levels in late 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in prices continuing to be … Read More

BP retesting Clair Ridge crew after five test positive for Covid-19

Oil major BP has confirmed that five crew members on its platform off the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been flown to shore. As a precaution, BP will retest all remaining crew on the platform. In an … Read More

Equinor’s Johan Castberg oil project now two years behind schedule

In addition to previous delays due to weld quality, Equinor has experienced further delays and cost overruns on its Johan Castberg project. Premium content Checking for account. You need javascript to validate your login status. Premium Premium content Subscribe to … Read More

Visiting sailors receive COVID-19 vaccination at U.S. ports

International ship crews arriving at the Port of Long Beach and neighboring Port of Los Angeles have received COVID-19 vaccinations to reduce the spread of the infection among seafarer communities. More than 450 crewmembers from 27 ships have received the … Read More

Sembcorp Marine battling COVID-19 related workforce shortages

Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine continues to face COVID-19 supply chain constraints and shortage of skilled workers, the company said announcing its Q1 results. The workforce shortage has been ascribed to the ongoing travel bans caused by the pandemic, as foreign workers, … Read More

Robots could save billions in drilling costs but risk oil & gas jobs, Rystad says

Robots could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs and save billions in drilling costs by 2030, according to a report by Rystad Energy, a Norwegian energy intelligence firm. Even when the Covid-19 downturn is finally past us, … Read More