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"I believe that we as an agency, and we as a nation, can be both pro-energy and jobs, and pro-environment," Pruitt said in his first address to EPA staff.
The overarching bill’s latest iteration aims to tackle everything from an overhaul of the NNPC to taxes on upstream projects in a sector riddled with corruption.
The Amazon, completed in 2014, is equipped with 4,600 sq m (49,514 sq feet) of deck space with two 440-ton (400-tonne) cranes, a service speed of 12 knots and accommodation for up to 200 crew and service staff, a news release said.
However the U.K.-based company said it was seeing signs of a potential uptick in onshore spending in North America, as the rig count in the U.S. rises, Reuters reported.
Oil Search is also a partner in the Papua LNG project, run by Total, which is looking to develop the Elk-Antelope gas fields. Oil Search believes billions of dollars could be saved if those fields are used to help expand the PNG LNG project, Reuters reported.
Prady Iyyanki has been appointed CEO and president of Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE: FET) as part of a long-planned transition, according to a news release. Iyyanki, who currently serves as president and COO of the global oilfield products company, will succeed C. Christopher Gaut, effective May 16.
Total plans to make a final investment decision on a $2 billion gas project in Iran by the summer, but the decision hinges on the renewal of U.S. sanctions waivers, CEO Patrick Pouyanne said earlier this month.
OPEC is curbing its output by about 1.2 MMbbl/d from Jan. 1, the first cut in eight years. Russia and 10 other non-OPEC producers agreed to cut half as much.
Drillers added six oil rigs in the week to Feb. 17, bringing the total count up to 597, the most rigs since October 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said Feb. 17. During the same week a year ago, there were 413 active oil rigs.
Senators voted 52-46 to approve Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who is expected to reform and modernize the EPA.
The partners, led by ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), plan to start initial engineering and design work in late 2017 and to reach a final investment decision in late 2018 or early 2019, Santos Managing Director Kevin Gallagher told analysts at a results briefing.
Brent Eshleman has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and is an engineer.