Drilling operations offshore California.

Environmental backers believe California’s methane regulation could be a model for other states.

As the downturn recedes, managing the workforce is once again top of mind for managers and executives.

BP, Mad Dog, Phase 2, Gulf of Mexico, contract, subsea

The engineering contracts follow two others awarded earlier this month for  U.S. Gulf of Mexico development.

Total, Petrobras, Brazil, Santos, Maxime Rabilloud, Iara, Lapa, offshore

The French oil major looks to strengthen its portfolio with the Iara and Lapa fields.

natural gas, LNG, South Australia, Senex, Beach, Strike, Santos, energy

Beach Energy, Santos, Strike and Senex have been named recipients of AU$24 million in grants from the South Australian government.

shale, asset, evaluation, big data, completion, geology, production, Texas Standard Oil

Successfully navigating an abundance of data to decipher what impacts production could set the winners apart from the losers.

Iraq, oil, CERAWeek, export, gas, production, OPEC, Jabbar Ali al-Luiebi

Although OPEC’s second-largest oil producer has more than 70 oil fields, only 30% of these are developed or partially developed, according to Iraq’s oil minister.

Statoil, Petrobras, Eldar Sætre, Pedro Parente, downturn, IHS, CERAWeek, Daniel Yergin, oil, gas, costs, corruption, breakeven

Costs, corruption and climate change were among the challenges and opportunities discussed by the executives.

John Schultz, president of Direct Energy

CERAWeek panel expresses concern over the ability to serve regions if projects cannot move forward.

methane, emissions, waste, Bureau of Land Management, American Petroleum Council, API, BLM, Environmental Defense Fund, gas, oil, Senate, House

Repeal of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s waste prevention rule passed the House, but awaits action from the Senate.

ExxonMobil CEO Pledges 20 Billion Investment In Gulf Coast Powerhouse

Darren Woods also talks up the company’s recent Permian acquisition, which he said could hold 60 billion barrels of oil in place.

Southwestern Energy, methane, emissions, technology, Mark Boling

Southwestern Energy is among the oil and gas companies that have unleashed a technological arsenal to help detect and mitigate emissions.