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Shell Proposes Offshore Wind Projects to Be Brazil's Largest Provider

The Maritime Executive 22 Mar 2022
Currently, Shell, like all the competitors for the offshore wind licenses, is waiting on the Brazilian government to finalize the regulations on offshore wind generation ... Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy will be in charge of carrying out the studies, selecting the offshore wind zones, and overseeing the auctions for the licenses.

‘Dangerous’: Scientists Say Gates and Bezos-Backed Mining Venture Could Threaten Arctic Ecosystem

Yahoo Daily News 11 Aug 2021
A phalanx of billionaires are backing a new mining initiative in Greenland, in what they hope will boost access to minerals used to manufacture electric cars ... Authorities reportedly plan to ban uranium mining in the country, and have stopped issuing new licenses for offshore oil exploration.

Brazil ANP sells only one offshore block 

Petroleum World 08 Dec 2020
The lack of competition for the 35 offshore blocks on offer will lead to a further review of Brazil's licensing terms, mines and energy minister Bento Albuquerque said, noting that Congress is already debating changes to the country's production-sharing regime and should implement additional reforms in 2021.

EG aims for fresh licensing round next year

Upstream Online 07 Nov 2019
At the end of the year – probably in November – we will announce our 2020 licensing ...

Russians in running to take ex-Ophir block off EG

Upstream Online 07 Nov 2019
EG-27, which is the renamed Block R, is one of seven blocks over which the Ministry of Mines & Hydrocarbons is discussing deals with companies in its 2019 Offshore Licensing Round, with all seven to be awarded by the end ...

Equatorial Guinea to lead ministers at Africa Oil & Power Conference in Cape Town

Independent online (SA) 27 Aug 2019
These include the launch of the 2019 oil, gas and mining licensing round offering up 24 offshore and two onshore blocks; the signing of definitive agreements for the monetisation of gas from the Equatorial Guinea’s Alen unit in the Gas Megahub project; and – in a first for the ...

CBI begins probe in grant of licenses to explore atomic minerals

The Times of India 03 Jun 2019
Six years after it reported serious procedural irregularities in the process of allocating blocks for mineral exploration, the CBI will begin a Preliminary Enquiry into the granting of licenses to private parties in 2010, during the UPA government's tenure, to explore for and mine atomic minerals.

RoyalGate gains extension for offshore Equatorial Guinea block

Offshore Magazine 29 Jan 2019
Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons has granted RoyalGate Energy an extension to its license for offshore block Z ... .

No extension for offshore Equatorial Guinea gas project

Offshore Magazine 07 Jan 2019
Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons has notified Ophir Energy that it will not gain an extension for the offshore block R license ... .

CNOOC Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreements with 9 International Oil Companies

Market Watch 18 Dec 2018
According to the agreements, the Strategic Cooperation Areas are located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin offshore China, including Area A and Area B (existing mining license areas and the contract areas are not included).
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Army soldiers cleaning Papamoa Beach after oil from the grounded ship Rena reached shore, New Zealand.

New Zealand Bans New Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling 12 Apr 2018
The decision would not impact the 22 active offshore licenses, with the last one set to finish in 2030, and those existing permits could then be transitioned to mining permits which would allow for 40 more years of drilling, according to the government release.

Chariot to withdraw from two blocks offshore Namibia

Offshore Energy Today 29 Aug 2017
UK-based Chariot Oil & Gas has chosen not to enter into the first renewal exploration period of the exploration licenses covering Namibian offshore Blocks 2714A and 2714B. The company said on Tuesday that the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy, as well as Chariot’s ...

Reps warn against plot to stall probe on ownership of oil blocs, revenue leakages

Business Day Online 29 Mar 2017
The Adhoc Committee investigating the ownership, distribution and authenticity of�Oil Mining License�(OML), Oil Prospecting Licenses (OPL), relinquishment, signature bonuses and bidding process on Tuesday, warned all the invited stakeholders against derailing the committee.

Och-Ziff Unit Said Expected to Plead Guilty Over Africa Bribes

Bloomberg 28 Sep 2016
He worked on mining ... Gertler has acquired stakes in small, listed companies in Canada and London in order to get mining and drilling licenses for pennies on the dollar through a web of shell companies based at offshore tax havens under the umbrella of Fleurette Group.Oil Reserves.

Cambodia cancels two concessions for offshore oil

Xinhua 21 Jan 2016
Meng Saktheara, secretary of state of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said the two offshore licenses were held by Malaysia's operator Resourceful Petroleum ... The Ministry of Mines and Energy is close to finalizing a draft law on petroleum, oil and gas, officials have said.

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