Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. IOG spuds Harvey appraisal well in North Sea

    UK-based development and production company Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has started drilling on the Harvey appraisal well in the…
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    7 Aug
  6. ExxonMobil reports drop in profits for Q2 2019

    ExxonMobil has announced its results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, reporting earnings of $3.1bn, a decrease of 15%…
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    5 Aug
  7. How a ‘smoke alarm for the sea’ could keep abandoned wells safe

    The North Sea is currently home to about 11,000 oil and gas platforms, of which 2,379 are expected to be…
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    5 Aug
  8. Saipem joins JV to develop Arctic LNG project

    Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem has agreed to participate in a joint venture (JV) for the realisation of…
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    2 Aug
  9. Shell reports slump in profits for Q2 2019

    Royal Dutch Shell has announced its results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, reporting current cost of supplies (CCS)…
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    1 Aug
  10. BP profits exceed expectations for Q2 2019

    British energy multinational BP has announced its results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, reporting underlying replacement cost profit…
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    30 Jul
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