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North Sea Forties Pipeline Ramps Up Again Slowly

Feb 08, 2018

Buzzard oilfield restarts, pumping below full rate-source; Forties has temporary flow restriction. Oil and natural gas flows along Britain's biggest and most important oil pipeline, Forties, were ramping up slowly on Thursday as the system…

Allseas Plans World's Largest Construction Vessel

Feb 07, 2018

Swiss offshore services firm Allseas is planning to build a vessel big enough to be able to remove the world's largest oil and gas platforms when they reach the end of their production lives, its chief executive said. The vessel, to be called Amazing Grace…

Brent Crude Nears $70 on OPEC Cuts, Demand

Feb 02, 2018

UBS sees upside for demand growth in 2018. Reuters survey shows strong compliance with output cuts. Brent oil prices held near $70 per barrel, supported by strong compliance with output cuts by OPEC and its ally Russia, as well as expectations for strong demand growth in 2018…

Oil Rises as OPEC Compliance Eclipses US Output

Feb 01, 2018

U.S. production tops 10 mln bpd for first time since 1970 as U.S. inventories rise by 6.8 mln bbls. Oil prices rose on Thursday after a survey showed OPEC's commitment to its supply cuts remains in place, even as U.S. production topped 10 million barrels per day for the first time since 1970…

Why Canada is the Next Frontier for Shale Oil

Jan 29, 2018

The revolution in U.S. shale oil has battered Canada's energy industry in recent years, ending two decades of rapid expansion and job creation in the nation's vast oil sands. Now Canada is looking to its own shale fields to repair the economic damage…

Shell in Buying Spree for Clean Energy

Jan 26, 2018

Shell spends $400 mln in recent weeks on renewables, power. Royal Dutch Shell has spent over $400 million on a range of acquisitions in recent weeks, from solar power to electric car charging points, cranking up its drive to expand beyond its oil and gas business and reduce its carbon footprint…

Oil Hits $71 for First Time Since 2014

Jan 25, 2018

Brent reaches $71.20, highest since December 2014; U.S. crude inventories fall for a record 10th straight week. Oil hit $71 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since 2014, supported by OPEC-led supply curbs, a record-breaking run of declines in U…

Big Oil Flush With Cash Again, But No Party Yet

Jan 24, 2018

The world's top oil companies are expected to generate more cash in 2018 than at any other time this decade after three painful years of cuts, but it isn't party time yet.The shift in sentiment has been rapid as crude prices have risen by…

IEA Sees Oil Markets Tightening as PDVSA Output Sags

Jan 19, 2018

As U.S. oil output is poised to overtake Saudi Arabia, Venezuelan oil output is at 30-year low - and could fall further. Global oil markets are tightening quickly on falling supply from Venezuela, which posted 2017's biggest unplanned output fall and could see a further decline in 2018…

Venezuela's Oil Output Plummeted in 2017

Jan 18, 2018

Venezuela's oil production fell nearly 13 percent last year according to figures released by OPEC on Thursday, hitting a 28-year annual low that suggested a deepening economic crisis and increased chances of a debt default.The South American country produced 2…

Statoil: Global energy transformation needed

Jun 08, 2017

In Statoil’s 2017 Energy Perspectives report, the Norwegian giant says that immediate action is needed to transform the global energy system. Image from Statoil. Statoil is expecting substantial changes in the global energy mix…

ABS, DSME sign FLNG agreement

May 04, 2017

ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, signed an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) to support safety and apply class guidance to a conceptual floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit…

SMD signs Van Oord Gemini contract

Apr 25, 2017

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. (SMD) has signed a contract with Van Oord for the manufacture and delivery of a QTrencher 1600. This contract follows the successful deployment of SMD’s QTrencher 1400 on Van Oord’s Gemini Wind Farm.  Scheduled for delivery in Q1 2018…

DEME to build first LNG-fueled CSV

Apr 18, 2017

Wärtsilä will supply the engines and other propulsion machinery for what it says will be the first LNG-powered offshore construction vessel, being built at the Cosco shipyard in China for Belgium's Dredging International (DEME). 'This…

Aqualis Offshore opens Taiwan office

Apr 11, 2017

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis, has opened up an office in Taiwan to support local offshore wind and oil and gas developments.  The purpose of the office is to promote Aqualis Offshore’s marine and engineering services locally…

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