Oil companies have a problem, and his name is Robert Paver. This 22-year-old graduate, along with his fellow students of earth sciences at the University of Oxford, should be natural recruits for an industry that has a long and lucrative history in the U.K.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for well 30/12-2, which is located in the North Sea offshore Norway. The NPD said on Monday that the well 30/12-2 would be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig.
Oil tanker owners are finding a way to reduce the risks of navigating the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important — and lately most dangerous — energy chokepoint: vanish from global tracking systems.