Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Anadarko sanctions Mozambique LNG project

    US hydrocarbon exploration company Anadarko has made a final investment decision (FID) on the Area 1 project offshore Mozambique. The…
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    19 Jun
  6. Greenpeace forces BP North Sea rig to make U-turn

    A BP-owned oil rig bound for the North Sea has been forced to make its second U-turn in 48 hours…
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    18 Jun
  7. Montara oil spill class action trial launches in Australian court

    Indonesian seaweed farmers are set to seek more than AUD200m ($137m) from Thailand’s national petroleum exploration and production company PTTEP…
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    17 Jun
  8. Tensions and oil prices rise after attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman

    Oil prices have risen following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, on 13 June. The Norwegian…
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    14 Jun
  9. Trump administration sued for rolling back offshore safety regulations

    A coalition of ten environmental groups is suing the Trump administration for rolling back offshore safety regulations in the US….
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    13 Jun
  10. Equinor to disclose CO₂ storage data from Sleipner field

    Norwegian energy company Equinor announced plans with its partners to disclose datasets from the Sleipner offshore carbon capture and storage…
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    12 Jun
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