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OE Daily: 2014 / April

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:57

US sanctions Rosneft president

The US Department of the Treasury issued sanctions against seven Russian government officials and 17 entities on 28 April. Among those officials listed was OAO…
Monday, 28 April 2014 16:58

Pemex to collaborate with GE, IMP

GE Oil & Gas announced today a technology collaboration with Mexico Institute of Petroleum (IMP) and Mexico state-owned company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Pemex sponsors the…
Monday, 28 April 2014 08:24

BG Group CEO resigns

BG Group's CEO Chris Finlayson has resigned, with immediate effect, the UK-based exploration firm announced today, raising calls for the firm to be broken up…
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 02:07

Repsol starts Namibia drilling

Repsol Exploration (Namibia) has started drilling operations on the deepwater Welwitschia-1 prospect in Walvis Bay, offshore Namibia, this week, according to partner Tower Resources, via…
Friday, 18 April 2014 03:16

Noble bullish, despite slowdown

A slowdown in 2014 drilling will be short-lived, according to Noble Corporation, which posted growing margins thanks to its expanding fleet, with another four units…
Thursday, 17 April 2014 02:11

Total discovers oil off Ivory Coast

Total E&P announced today that its Saphir-1XB exploration well on Block CI-514 tested light oil in deep water off Africa's Ivory Coast. “Drilled in an…
Thursday, 17 April 2014 01:22

Shell discovers DW gas off Sarawak

Shell announced a deepwater natural gas discovery off Malaysia. The successful Rosmari-1 well is 135km off the coast of Sarawak, in the South China Sea…
Drilling has begun on the FAN-1 exploration well, offshore Senegal, using Transocean's fifth-generation semisubmersible, Cajun Express. The rig arrived on-site Saturday, 12 April, and drilling…
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in…
Monday, 14 April 2014 02:48

$16bn Kaombo project go-ahead

Total and its partners are to move ahead with the 650MM bbl, deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola after cutting US$4 billion from the capex costs…
Friday, 11 April 2014 11:42

EMAS wins Gunflint work

Noble Energy and EMAS have signed a letter of agreement (LOA) for installation work on Noble's Gunflint project in the US Gulf of Mexico. The…
Friday, 11 April 2014 03:26

Ormen Lange compression dropped

Shell and its partners on the Ormen Lange license have postponed plans for a ground-breaking compression project on the giant field, halting ongoing concept select…
Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:21

New deals for Shah Deniz 2

The BP-led consortium operating the Shah Deniz field development in Azerbaijan has awarded US$750 million in jackets, subsea fabrication and supply contracts for Stage 2…
Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:10

Self-installing tower for UKCS

A normally unattended self-installing floating tower (SIFT) design has been selected as the development option for the North Sea Fyne development, the operator has revealed. …
Thursday, 10 April 2014 02:21

Norwegian Pil "a company maker"

Partners in the Pil exploration well 6406/12-3 S have carried out “a highly successful production test” (Drill Stem Test/DST) on the well, on the Norwegian…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 17:05

Subcommittee passes LNG exports bill

A US Subcommittee on Energy and Power approved new legislation aimed at speeding up the approvals process for US liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications,…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 16:19

Shell, CNPC sign global agreements

Representatives from China National Petroleum Corp. and Shell met on 8 April 2014 to sign global cooperation agreements. CNPC Chairman Zhou Jiping met with Shell…
Monday, 07 April 2014 16:16

Kashagan restart faces more setbacks

The Kashagan oilfield development in Kazakhstan may be delayed to restart if testing next month reveals that cracks remain in the offshore portion of its…
Monday, 07 April 2014 12:07

Third well online at Sapinhoá

A third well is now producing in the Sapinhoá field, Petrobras announced, in keeping with the target date given when its preceding well was brought…
The US Energy Information Administration’s new “Today in Energy” brief looks at how US oil imports were down in 2013, but the share of imports…
Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni outlined the Italian company’s exploration progress and activities within the country to the President of the Republic of Mozambique Armando Guebuza.…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:12

Future proofing for intelligent solutions

The industry has been lazy when it comes to adopting intelligent energy solutions, but it will need them more to be competitive and attract staff,…
Shell has appointed Houston-based consulting firm, Endeavor Management to advise the supermajor in preparation for a possible revamp of Shell's Chukchi Sea drilling campaign. Endeavor…
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 02:54

Learn from NASA at SPEIE

Global demand for energy and the technical challenges facing the oil and gas exploration and production industry means business as usual is no longer an…
Friday, 28 March 2014 12:29

Statoil's reach in Espirito Santo widens

Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP) cleared Statoil to enter the São Bernardo discovery in Espírito Santo (pictured, image courtesy Statoil), the…