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Tanzanian investment to continue

Jul 17, 2013

Tanzania has become hot property, with BG Group and Statoil eying LNG export from the gas-rich offshore region. Tanzania’s recent rise up the resource rankings has been fast, despite it having taken a long time to reveal its potential reserves…

Mozambique rising

Jul 17, 2013

All eyes are on Mozambique as significant natural gas finds are set to turn the East African country into a major LNG player, but are oil riches on the horizon? Mozambique’s prolific Rovuma basin holds 12 offshore discoveries within a 50km radius…

Fabricating an 8-leg launch jacket in record time

Jul 16, 2013

Using multiple work centers and close project management, L&T delivered the MNP jacket on schedule. Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India was awarded the Mumbai High North (MHN) process platform, living quarters, and process gas compressor module project by ONGC…

SPE Brings Student Competition to Europe

Jul 12, 2013

About 50 students from across Europe will take part in the inaugural Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Europe Petro League, which will be hosted by the Aberdeen Section during the Offshore Europe conference, 3-6 Sept. This competition…

Leak reported off Louisiana

Jul 11, 2013

An Energy Resource Technology (ERT) well, located within the Ship Shoal block 225, has been leaking a mixture of gas, salt water, and light condensate to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico since Monday July 8, 2013. Talos Energy—Houston…

Cairn to drill on Spanish Point

Jul 09, 2013

Cairn Energy is to drill an appraisal well on the Spanish Point discovery offshore Ireland using the Blackford Dolphin semisubmersible drilling rig. Spanish Point, in license FEL 2/04, is a gas and condensate field, made by Phillips in 1981…

Honeywell chosen for gas processing off Brazil

Jul 03, 2013

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, was contracted by PNBV, a subsidiary of Petrobras, to supply UOP Separex™ membrane systems to process natural gas aboard four FPSOs. The vessels will process natural gas extracted from Petrobras’ Lula pre-salt oil reserves…

Woodside snaps up Irish acreage

Jun 28, 2013

Australian oil and gas major Woodside Petroleum is to acquire its first offshore exploration acreage in north west Europe.  The firm, Australia's largest operator, has agreed to farm-in to three license options in the Atlantic Porcupine Basin…

ONGC takes Mozambique share

Jun 26, 2013

ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) and Oil India Ltd. (OIL) have agreed to purchase Videocon Mauritius Energy Ltd.’s 10% share in the Rovuma Area 1 Offshore Block in Mozambique (Area 1) for US $2.47 million. The acquisition will give OVL 60% stake and OIL 40% stake in Area 1…

BHP signs PSCs off Trinidad

Jun 21, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago announced the signing of four production sharing contracts (PSCs) with Australia's BHP Billiton for four deepwater blocks that the company had previously won in December during the country's 2012 deepwater bid round. On…

CNOOC repairs Zhuhai pipeline

Jun 20, 2013

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) confirmed that the Zhuhai Terminal has been restored to normal production following the discovery of a leak at a subsea natural gas pipeline in December 2011. In 2011, CNOOC placed normal production at the Zhuhai Terminal at 160 Mcf/d or 26…

Åsgard first comes a step closer

Jun 18, 2013

A project to create the world's first subsea gas compression facility is a step closer after the main subsea frame for the project set sail from a Norwegian yard.  Aker Solutions loaded out the 1800-tonne gas compression station steel frame from its yard at Egersund…

W. Australia opens bid round

Jun 11, 2013

Australia's Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) announced a new lease sale for Western Australia. Six licenses, four onshore and two offshore, are being placed on the auction block. “In 2012, the Western Australian petroleum sector was valued at a record A$24…

Support for US offshore expansion

Jun 07, 2013

API Director of Upstream & Industry Operations, Erik Milito, said in a Wednesday press conference that there is broad and bipartisan support from the U.S. public and policymakers to expand access to offshore oil and natural gas development…

Lloyd’s Register releases new rules for FOIFL

Jun 07, 2013

Lloyd’s Register published a comprehensive rule set to guide the design, construction and operation of FLNG facilities to provide safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly approaches to retrieving natural gas. “Natural gas is a…

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