Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Hibernia platform spills 12,000l of oil offshore Newfoundland

    The Hibernia platform offshore Newfoundland, Canada, has spilled an estimated 12,000l of oil into the North Atlantic Ocean. Hibernia Management…
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    19 Jul
  2. Storm Barry cuts Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production

    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico have evacuated a number of rigs and platforms in response…
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    15 Jul
  3. The Strait of Hormuz: a long disputed chokepoint

    What is the Strait of Hormuz? The Strait of Hormuz is a waterway between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf…
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    12 Jul
  4. Iranian boats attempt to obstruct British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

    Three Iranian vessels have attempted to impede the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz. The…
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    11 Jul
  5. Sembcorp Marine files police report following Brazil probe

    Singapore-based global marine and offshore engineering group Sembcorp Marine has filed a suspicious transaction report with the Singapore police force…
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    10 Jul
  6. EU condemns Turkey’s drilling efforts offshore Cyprus

    The European Union (EU) has condemned efforts by Turkey to drill for natural gas offshore Cyprus. The Turkish Yavuz vessel…
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    9 Jul
  7. UK forces detain tanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria

    UK commandos have seized a tanker suspected to be carrying Iranian oil to Syria, offshore Gibraltar. Authorities in Gibraltar claim they have…
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    5 Jul
  8. Police search Sembcorp Marine’s Brazil shipyard

    Singapore-based global marine and offshore engineering group Sembcorp Marine has reported that Brazilian authorities executed a search warrant on a…
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    3 Jul
  9. Aker BP installs Valhall Flank West topsides at North Sea field

    Norwegian oil exploration and development company Aker BP has installed the Valhall Flank West topsides on the Valhall field, located…
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    24 Jun
  10. Robot revolution: five robotics developments in offshore oil and gas

    The offshore industry is constantly looking to new technological innovations, and demand for robots in oil and gas is growing…
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    24 Jun
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