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Noble Energy, partners submit Leviathan development plan

Sep 30, 2014

The partnership behind the Leviathan field off Israel has submitted a US$6.5 billion initial development plan to the country’s Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources, Reuters has reported. Located around 130km from Israel’s coast in around 1600m of water…

Modiin Energy's Israeli licenses expire

Sep 29, 2014

The Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water of the State of Israel's Petroleum Commissioner informed Modiin Energy that its Gabriella and Yam Hadera offshore licenses have expired due to the company's failure to achieve program milestones…

Upcoming Round 1 critical to Mexico's future

Sep 25, 2014

The results of Mexico’s upcoming bidding round for 109 exploration blocks and 60 producing fields could be crucial in determining the country’s future position as an oil and gas powerhouse, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData…

Rio Oil and Gas: Advancing recovery through nanotechnology

Sep 19, 2014

Rio Oil and Gas’ final day included a presentation on how nanotechnology can play a role in exploration and recovery. The oil and gas sector, with the support of IBP (Brazilian Petroleum Institute), is working on a nano agent capable of increasing oil recovery by 20%…

Oil flows from Shell's Cardamom

Sep 08, 2014

Shell started production from its Cardamom subsea oil and gas field located in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Cardamom system is tied back to Shell's Auger tension leg platform (TLP), marking the seventh subsea development to come onstream through the platform since first oil was achieved in 1994…

Tullow continues North Sea sale

Sep 05, 2014

Tullow Oil announced that its subsidiary Tullow Exploration & Production has agreed to sell its operated and non-operated L12/L15 block interests and non-operated Q4 and Q5 block interests to AU Energy, a subsidiary of Mercuria Energy Group…

Jordan utility company to receive Israeli gas

Sep 03, 2014

Noble Energy has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to supply Jordan’s National Electric Power Co. Ltd. (NEPCO) gas from the Leviathan field, located off Israel, the company announced on 3 September 2014. In the US$15 billion deal…

Pay for Santos at Lasseter-1/ST1

Aug 25, 2014

Santos hit a gas discovery at the Lasseter-1/ST1 exploration well, offshore Western Australia.  Map of WA-274-P from Inpex The block and its surrounding areas are considered an area of high exploration potential…

LQ platform topsides arrive at Filanovsky field

Aug 05, 2014

The living quarters platform (LQP-1) topside for the Vladimir Filanovsky field has arrived at its north Caspian Sea destination from Krasnye Barrikady shipyard in Russia’s Astrakhan region, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) announced on 5 August…

Contract wins

Aug 01, 2014

The Leman compression module at HSM Offshore, Schiedam. Photos from HSM Offshore.  HSM Offshore has added new contracts to its order book, but more could be done by the industry to reduce costs and more efficiently use assets…

Bringing decommissioning to life

Aug 01, 2014

Sarah Parker Musarra examines decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico, and how these facilities can become fixtures in the surrounding marine life. Reef site High Island 389, in Galveston’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary…

Apache finds gas off Western Australia

Jul 29, 2014

Houston-based Apache Energy found gas and associated liquid hydrocarbons in the Phoenix South-1 well off Western Australia, in the Roebuck basin, before a drill bit failure on 29 July. Over the past two weeks, Apache drilled to a depth…

Lishui 36-1 gas field begins production

Jul 29, 2014

Hong Kong-based CNOOC Ltd. announced the Lishui 36-1 gas field began production. The Lishui 36-1 gas field is located 150km from Wenzhou city Zhejiang province, with an average water depth of approximately 84m. The gas field has four producing wells…

JDR opens center in Cambridge

Jul 25, 2014

JDR is opening a new offshore engineering technology center in Cambridge on 28 July. The new Cambridge R&D team will evolve JDR’s specialist knowledge of subsea production umbilicals and subsea power cables to take on exploration challenges faced by oil…

Turkey approves South Stream EIA

Jul 24, 2014

The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning of Turkey approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for South Stream's offshore section in Turkey. The report contains the assessment of potential environmental impacts caused by the gas pipeline construction…

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