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Johan Castberg Topside Construction Begins

Nov 21, 2018

Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg cut the first sheet for the topside of the Johan Castberg floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) at Kværner's yard at Stord on Wednesday as part of a large scale  project triggering ripple effects throughout Norway…

McDermott Bags Petrobras Contract

Nov 20, 2018

McDermott International announced a large contract award by Petrobras for a natural gas pipeline project in support of the client’s Santos basin pre-salt field program.The contract covers the implementation of the ultra-shallow segment of the new Rota 3 gas export pipeline…

Atlantic Canada Oil Spill Caused by Weak Flowline Connection

Nov 20, 2018

A weak connector on an underwater oil flowline caused a spill during a fierce Atlantic storm last week off the coast of Canada's Newfoundland & Labrador, Husky Energy Inc said on Tuesday.The spill is the largest-ever off the coast of the Canadian province…

North Sea Crude: Forties Falls to Three-year Low

Nov 19, 2018

North Sea Forties crude differentials fell to a three-year low on Monday, pressured by ample prompt supplies and limited demand.Ekofisk DelaysSome Ekofisk cargoes for loading in November have been delayed by a few days because of unplanned maintenance…

Delek Drilling to Spin Off Tamar Stake

Nov 19, 2018

Israel's Delek Drilling is looking to spin off its remaining 22 percent stake in the offshore Tamar gas field in 2019, the company's chief executive said on Monday.Last year Delek spun off an initial 9.25 percent of Tamar into a new company in Tel Aviv called Tamar Petroleum…

Ineos to Buy ConocoPhillips North Sea Assets

Nov 18, 2018

Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe's oil and gas company Ineos Group Holdings is in exclusive talks with ConocoPhillips to buy North Sea oil and gas fields worth $3 billion from the U.S. energy company.Various news paper reports say that British…

Leadership Changes at Anadarko

Nov 16, 2018

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced Thursday that Bob Gwin, formerly Executive Vice President (EVP), Finance and CFO, has been named President. In his new role, Gwin will be responsible for leading Anadarko's worldwide operations, project management…

Offshore Platforms Controlled from Land

Nov 15, 2018

Aker BP said it will become the first oil company in Norway to control operations of a permanently manned offshore platform from land from next year.Operating platforms remotely can be done with fewer staff than doing it offshore and other oil…

New Well Testing Technology

Nov 14, 2018

New technology from Schlumberger delivers well testing performance data in real-time.Schlumberger has introduced well testing live performance technology at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). The new technology…

Largest-ever Bismuth Plug Deployed

Nov 13, 2018

Metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions provider BiSN said it recently deployed the largest-ever bismuth plug in the Valhall A-30 well, Norway, in conjunction with AkerBP and Altus Intervention.BiSN’s Wel-lok M2M technology – which can be…

Ca Tam Field to Start Production January 15

Nov 13, 2018

Vietsovpetro, a Vietnam-Russia oil joint venture, will start crude oil production at the Ca Tam field offshore southern Vietnam from Jan. 15, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.Ca Tam is the first new field to be brought…

Venezuela Hoping to Raise Oil Output

Nov 12, 2018

Venezuela is hoping to steeply raise oil output next year but will respect any new deal if OPEC agrees to reduce output from December, Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Sunday.The south American OPEC nation's current oil output is 1.5 million…

Digitalization Can Save Upstream Business $73 Bln a Year

Nov 12, 2018

Energy firms could save an annual $73 billion within five years in oil and gas exploration and production by making better use of existing computing technology, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said.Exploration and production, known as the upstream industry…

Lukoil: No Need to Cut Output in 2019

Nov 12, 2018

Russia's Lukoil sees no need to cut crude output in 2019, CEO Vagit Alekperov said on Monday, as global producers discuss the situation in oil markets.Russia is part of a group of OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing nations that teamed up two years ago in an effort to rebalance the market…

Petrobras Starts Production at P-75 Platform

Nov 12, 2018

The P-75 floating production, storage, and offloading unit (FPSO) has begun producing oil and natural gas in the Búzios 2 area of the pre-salt Santos Basin, Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said.With a daily capacity to process up to 150…

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