Umar Ali

Umar Ali is Verdict's specialist writer covering the offshore oil and gas industry.

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Saudi oil production halved by drone attacks on Aramco plants

    Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas production was halved following drone attacks on two major energy facilities owned by oil and…
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    16 Sep
  2. US House passes bills banning Atlantic and Pacific offshore drilling

    The US House of Representatives passed two bills on 11 September 2019 banning new offshore oil drilling off the Pacific…
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    12 Sep
  3. De-risking offshore operations: the search for ‘zero dive’

    Offshore oil and gas platforms need constant monitoring and maintenance, but this work can be very dangerous. The low temperatures…
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    9 Sep
  4. Equinor starts production from Snefrid Nord field on NCS

    Norwegian energy company Equinor and its partners have started production from the Snefrid Nord gas field in the Norwegian continental…
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    5 Sep
  5. OGTC to create Net Zero Solution Centre for UK North Sea

    The UK Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has announced that it will create a Net Zero Solution Centre to…
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    3 Sep
  6. First contact: Using offshore technology to find life on Mars

    The offshore oil and gas industry and space exploration have very different goals, but the conditions faced are similar. Much…
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    2 Sep
  7. EPA proposes rollbacks to US methane regulations

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed updates to the previous administration’s oil and gas regulations that would remove…
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    30 Aug
  8. Lawsuits, seaweed and snappers: a timeline of the Montara oil spill

    August 2009 The Montara oil spill happened on 21 August 2009 on the PTTEP-owned Montara wellhead platform in the Timor…
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    27 Aug
  9. Equinor makes light oil discovery in Barents Sea Sputnik well

    Norwegian energy company Equinor has made a light oil discovery in the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea, with…
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    20 Aug
  10. Liberating digitalisation in oil and gas: a conversation with Cognite

    Umar Ali (UA): Could you give me an overview of Cognite? Paula Doyle (PD): Cognite is an industrial software company…
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    12 Aug
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