When the head of Libya’s state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training, and services for local people. Public acceptance is a major challenge for the siting of facilities. The offering of compensation to communities potentially helps to create the perception of a fairer distribution of local risks and nonlocal benefits. This may help to prevent or solve siting controversies. Anadarko Petroleum said late on 30 June that it has tested more than 4,000 active oil and gas lines and plugged another 2,400 inactive ones per a state order issued after a fatal home explosion in Firestone, Colorado, in April.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently said the home explosion in Firestone, Colorado, that killed two people was a “freak accident.” But a new study by the Colorado School of Public Health indicates that accidents like this may not be so uncommon. The company that owns a gas well linked to a fatal home explosion in Colorado says it will permanently shut down that well and two others in the neighborhood. Anadarko Petroleum announced on its website on 16 May that it is permanently disconnecting 1-in.-diameter
Anadarko Petroleum wants a fleet of at least six vehicles with armor heavy enough to stop AK-47 bullets at its natural-gas project in Mozambique. And it needs them soon. Two months after a Colorado home exploded near an Anadarko well, the reverberations are still rattling the oil industry, driving down driller shares and raising fears of a regulatory backlash. The company that owns a gas well linked to a fatal home explosion in Colorado says it will permanently shut down that well and two others in the neighborhood. Anadarko Petroleum announced on its website on 16 May that it is permanently disconnecting 1-in.-diameter
The SPAs signed with Shell and Tokyo Gas take Anadarko’s long-term sales from the project to more than 7.5 mtpa, with additional deals expected in the near future. The deal calls for CNOOC to get 1.5 mtpa of gas from the Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project over the next 13 years. The project is the first onshore LNG development for the coastal East African nation. Anadarko aims to maximize immediate short-cycle value through tiebacks and platform relocations in the Gulf of Mexico. Newfield Exploration broke ground on a water recycling facility in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma.
State health officials say they will review whether exemptions for the fossil fuels industry violates the Clean Air Act. Colorado lawmakers approved a bill overhauling regulations governing the state’s robust oil and gas industry to prioritize public health and safety, over opposition by Republicans and industry groups. Sponsors say bill will modernize laws, bringing them in line with changes in technology. Superior, Colorado, trustees approved a 6-month drilling moratorium ahead of plans to explore the town's oil and gas regulatory options. Commission approves 1,000-ft setback from school property, including outdoor areas.
The two technology startups aim to bring scale to the visual side of oilfield automation with a new deal that will cover 90% of US energy assets. Current production from the phase is 400 MMcf/D and expected to peak at 700 MMcf/D. A third phase also is slated to come on stream this year. Saudi Aramco studied such algorithms to produce images simulating the flow inside a pipe’s cross section, possibly reducing the need for separator-based multiphase flowmeters. Anadarko aims to maximize immediate short-cycle value through tiebacks and platform relocations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Tullow Oil announced in mid-August that first oil has flowed from the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme (TEN) fields offshore Ghana, which was on time and on budget for the project's development plan approved by the government in May 2013. The company expects oil output to ramp up gradually through the rest of the year toward a production facility capacity of 80,000 B/D. Tullow is the operator of the TEN fields with a 47.18% stake. Its joint-venture partners are Anadarko (17%), Kosmos Energy (17%), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (15%), and PetroSA (3.82%). Asia Pacific Rosneft has made a discovery at the PLDD well in the Wild Orchid gas condensate field in Block 06.1 of the Nam Con Son Basin offshore Vietnam. The discovery is being evaluated for the volume of reserves and commercial attractiveness, and there is a potential synergy with the nearby Rosneft-operated Lan Tay production platform, the company said.
Researchers at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs found that public opinion of oil and gas development could be improved if firms were "green certified," meaning that they pledged to adhere to stricter environmental standards than required. In its report "Change the Conversation: Redefining How Companies Engage Investors on Sustainability," nonprofit Ceres provides some guidance on how companies should best engage with their investors on the issue of sustainability. An assortment of sustainability initiatives shows how the oil and gas industry, leveraging its reach, diversity, and resources, is going well beyond just supplying energy to impact the world for the better. In September 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, addressing the global challenges facing humanity, including poverty, inequality, health, education, energy, climate, the environment, and prosperity. Are you annoyed by all the wrong things passing for facts about oil and gas?
Anadarko Petroleum wants a fleet of at least six vehicles with armor heavy enough to stop AK-47 bullets at its natural-gas project in Mozambique. And it needs them soon. The company called for expressions of interest from potential suppliers of so-called B6-specification vehicles and also wants associated fleet-management services, according to an advertisement published in the Maputo-based Noticias newspaper. The attacks reached an area a few kilometers from the company’s worker camp this month, according to local media reports.