Oil drilling plan comes with warningNew Zealand Herald | 30 Apr 2013
New Zealand is about to open huge tracts of its offshore territory as a troubleshooter called in to reform rules covering the United States oil explorers gave a blunt warning over regulations covering the industry.
Capping a major oil leak off NZ coast could take 14 days - ShellNew Zealand Herald | 30 Apr 2013
Shell said it would take the company about 14 days to respond to a major deepwater drilling accident off the New Zealand coast. Rob Jager, who is chairman of the Shell companies in New Zealand, told the Advantage NZ Petroleum Conference that the company was going through a process of evaluating the equipment required and the time it would take to respond to a major drilling incident.
New rules should keep oil cowboys out - KeyNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
Prime Minister John Key says he is confident safety and environment rules being brought in to cover oil and gas exploration will keep out "cowboy "operators.
US troubleshooter at oil, gas talksNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
A major oil and gas conference starting today will hear from a former United States prosecutor selected by the Obama Administration to beef up offshore drilling rules after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Deep-sea law change debatedNew Zealand Herald | 11 Apr 2013
A controversial law change which would limit protest near deep-sea oil and gas operations has been debated for the first time in a heated Parliamentary session.
Deep seas law 'a sledgehammer'New Zealand Herald | 09 Apr 2013
A new law change to restrict demonstrations in the deep seas has been described as taking a sledgehammer to peaceful protest by a coalition of high-profile lawyers, unionists, environmentalists and a former Prime Minister.
Gas extracted from seafloorDaily Yomiuri | 18 Mar 2013
Methane hydrate, a form of natural gas, was successfully extracted from the seafloor about 80 kilometers off the coast of Aichi Prefecture, the industry ministry announced Tuesday. The feat is believed to be a world's first.
Japan taps gas from methane hydrateBBC | 12 Mar 2013
Japan says it had successfully extracted natural gas from frozen methane hydrate off its central coast, in what it says is a world first.
Shell halts Arctic drilling for 2013BBC | 27 Feb 2013
Royal Dutch Shell says that it will suspend its offshore drilling programme in the Arctic for the rest of 2013 in order to give time to ensure safety.
Why the world isn't running out of oilTelegraph | 19 Feb 2013
Decades ago, the world was told it was running on empty. Today, we have more oil than we need. What's fuelling the boom in black gold?
First Offshore Methane Hydrate Production Test to be Conductedmeti.go.jp | 04 Feb 2013
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) will conduct the world's first offshore production test to dissolve methane hydrate and extract natural gas off the coast of Japan, from Atsumi Peninsula to Shima Peninsula (Daini Atsumi Knoll).
Leak shuts up to 27 UK oil fieldsBBC | 16 Jan 2013
A pipeline system servicing up to 27 oil fields is shut down after a leak on the Cormorant Alpha platform, north-east of Shetland.
Ken Salazar leaves contested legacy as Obama's interior secretaryGuardian Unlimited | 16 Jan 2013
Barack Obama's top adviser on oil drilling and the management of America's last wide open spaces announced on Wednesday that he would leave the cabinet by March.The departure of Ken Salazar as interior secretary leaves Obama with virtually a clean slate to remake his energy and environmental team.
US player pulls out of East Coast oil huntNew Zealand Herald | 15 Jan 2013
The government's drive for new investment in oil and gas development in New Zealand has suffered another blow with the departure of Texan mid-sized player Apache Corp from a joint venture with Canadian TAG Oil.
Refusal over Arctic drilling banBBC | 15 Jan 2013
The UK government has refused to support a moratorium on Arctic drilling, despite new concerns after the grounding of a Shell oil rig.
Turbines installed at wind farmBBC | 26 Dec 2012
One of the world's largest offshore wind farms off the east Kent coast is on target to become fully operational in the spring.
Editorial: Offshore oil eclipsed by fracking breakthroughNew Zealand Herald | 17 Dec 2012
In matters related to oil and gas exploration, the Government is becoming accustomed to putting a brave face on detrimental developments. First, there was the decision by Petrobras to surrender its permit off the East Cape.
Wind farm impact to be examinedBBC | 15 Dec 2012
The firm behind a planned offshore wind farm on the south coast of England says it will look to see how it can "mitigate" campaigners' concerns.