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Repsol divests final YPF stake

May 16, 2014

Last week, Spain's Repsol sold its remaining 12% stake in Argentine oil giant YPF SA for US$1.25 billion, and YPF's stock price jumped 10%. The Spanish oil company controlled a majority of YPF after it was privatized in the late '90s…

Excelerate completes 500th ship-to-ship LNG transfer

Dec 23, 2013

Excelerate Energy L.P. completed its 500th commercial Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer of LNG on September 23, 2013 in Escobar, Argentina at the GNL Escobar LNG import facility. Using Excelerate Energy’s regasification vessel, Exemplar and the conventional LNG carrier SCF Arctic…

Total sanctions field development in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Oct 24, 2013

Paris-based Total today announced that it has made the final investment decision to develop the Vega Pleyade field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Total, as operator with 37.5% working interest, will develop both natural gas and condensate…

OE13: A shale gale in Europe?

Sep 03, 2013

Shale gas, and now tight oil has seen an unprecedented increase in energy supply in North America. It has entirely changed the energy landscape, resulting in a dramatic fall of the gas price and reversing long-term decline in US oil supplies…

Nations may designate two Antarctic Marine Protected Areas

Jul 12, 2013

A group of 24 nations and the EU are meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, July 11-16, to discuss revised proposals to create two marine protected areas (MPAs) in the ocean surrounding Antarctica. If approved, these may become the largest marine reserves on Earth…

New CEO for Shell announced

Jul 09, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell’s downstream director is to take over from Peter Voser as chief executive of the company, starting January 1, 2014. Ben van Beurden, 55, a Dutch national, graduated with a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering from Delft University of Technology…

Busch Brazil opens pump factory

Jun 19, 2013

Vacuum pump, blower and vacuum systems manufacturer Busch inaugurated a new factory in Jarina, 50km north of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the presence of the Mayor of Jarina and 280 invited guests, the new factory was officially opened by Dr Karl Busch…

Tenaris to build US sucker rods mill

May 15, 2013

Tenaris announced it will invest $70 million to build a new sucker rods mill with a production capacity of 1,800,000 units per year, in order to reduce lead times and improve service for customers in the growing North American market. It…

Basement reservoirs

Mar 28, 2013

Basement reservoirs have been exploited for decades. However, since the mid-1990s, there has been increasing interest following major discoveries in Vietnam and Yemen, combined with the creation of new downhole tools, seismic technics and improved drilling technologies…

NCS Survey grows AUV fleet

Jan 29, 2013

The Aberdeen company acquires two Gavia AUVs Two Gavia AUVs delivered to NCS SurveyNCS Survey has expanded its growing autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) fleet with the purchase of two Teledyne Gavia AUVs.These vehicles are the latest…

Brazil to play key role in energy future

Oct 01, 2012

With massive investment and aggressive technology development required to match world energy demand in coming decades, South America’s ‘southern cone’ will have a big role to play. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro.Thanks in large part to Brazil’s pre-salt discoveries…

M&A rebound to extend into 2011

Mar 02, 2012

Merger and acquisition activity in the oil & gas industry rebounded in 2010, up 35% over the previous year, Ernst & Young said last month. Global transaction value hit $270 billion last year, up from about $200 billion in 2009, the company said…

Deep thinking on the Latin beat

Aug 01, 2011

The focus on Latin American deepwater activity naturally gravitates to the headline-grabbing pre-salt region offshore Brazil. But other areas in Latin American deep waters are worth noting, as Jennifer Pallanich explains.Petrobras' discovery…

Climatic contrasts

Aug 09, 2010

Newly merged contractors Royal Boskalis Westminster and Smit Internationale got a foretaste of the operational synergies expected to stem from this move when their activities coincided earlier this year in the Strait of Magellan at the remote southernmost tip of Argentina…

Products in action - OE August 2010

Aug 09, 2010

Boosting recoveryThe HiWay flow-channel hydraulic fracturing technique, formally released by Schlumberger late June, is designed to maximize production and hydrocarbon recovery through the creation of open flow channels within the propped fracture…

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