Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Drax, Equinor and National Grid partner on zero-carbon UK project

    UK energy company Drax Group has partnered with the UK National Grid and Norwegian energy company Equinor to explore plans…
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    28 May
  2. Top five offshore oil fields by remaining reserves

    Oil and gas companies invest heavily in developing oil fields to meet the world’s growing demand for energy. But with…
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    28 May
  3. Through time: offshore strikes in the North Sea

    July 1989 – Piper Alpha disaster One of the earliest strikes in the North Sea was to commemorate the 1988…
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    27 May
  4. Shell starts production at Appomattox platform in Gulf of Mexico

    Royal Dutch Shell has, through its subsidiary Shell Offshore, started production at the Appomattox floating production system in the Gulf…
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    24 May
  5. BW Offshore to spin off exploration and production company

    Norwegian floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel group BW Offshore has announced plans to establish its exploration and production…
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    23 May
  6. Norway’s oil and gas market: a country in uncertain waters

    With its coastline on the North Sea, Norway is an important country for the oil and gas industry. The country…
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    23 May
  7. TGS and Schlumberger collaborate on seismic project in Gulf of Mexico

    Norwegian survey service firm TGS and US oilfield services company Schlumberger have announced a strategic collaboration for multi-client ocean-bottom node…
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    22 May
  8. Equinor awards $80m Johan Sverdrup contract to Kaefer Energy

    Norwegian energy company Equinor has awarded an insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment (ISO) contract for the Johan Sverdrup field in…
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    21 May
  9. Industry predicts Brexit impact on UK oil and gas industry

    The UK’s eventual departure from the European Union has created much uncertainty in the global economic landscape, but what could…
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    21 May
  10. Greenpeace blockades BP’s London headquarters ahead of AGM

    Greenpeace activists have blocked the entrances to BP’s London headquarters, to protest the oil major’s oil and gas exploration operations….
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    20 May
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