Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Total reports fall in profit to $2.9bn in Q2 2019

    French oil and gas company Total has announced its results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, reporting decreased profits…
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    26 Jul
  2. Equinor reports fall in profit to $1.13bn for Q2 2019

    Norwegian energy company Equinor has announced its results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, reporting “solid operational performance” despite…
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    25 Jul
  3. The golden age of LNG: Energy’s future or wishful thinking?

    Past predictions In 2011, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a report entitled Are we entering a golden age of…
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    25 Jul
  4. Cobra committee sits as British oil tanker seized in Strait of Hormuz

    Theresa May will chair a Cobra emergency committee meeting following the seizure of a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Strait…
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    22 Jul
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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