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IOT goes offshore

Dec 15, 2017

The Internet of Things, a world in which equipment and instrumentation can talk to each other and modify operating parameters – across platforms, fleets and whole businesses – accordingly, is close at hand. Having the communications infrastructure in place is what will help make it happen…

Total, Eni, Novatek awarded Lebanese blocks

Dec 15, 2017

Lebanon's Council of Ministers has approved the awards of two exclusive petroleum licenses for exploration and production in Lebanese Blocks 4 and 9 for the consortium composed of Total, Eni and Novatek.  The three companies, acting as a consortium…

New North Sea E&P firm launches

Dec 11, 2017

New North Sea-focused independent Spirit Energy, owned jointly by Centrica and Bayerngas Norge, has launched.  Spirit Energy combined Centrica’s E&P business with Bayerngas Norge, under a deal announced in July this year. Spirit…

TechX to advance new technologies in the North Sea

Dec 07, 2017

A new oil and gas technology accelerator has been created in Aberdeen, targeting 100 start-ups and 200 small to medium sized companies(SMEs).  The accelerator, called TechX and set up by the public-funded The Oil & Gas Technology Centre…

Inpex granted 20 year Congo extension

Dec 06, 2017

Inpex and partners Muanda International Oil Company (MIOC) and Chevron have been given a 20-year extension for a concession agreement on a block offshore Congo. The agreement, with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

Cape Wind to surrender US lease

Dec 05, 2017

US wind developers Cape Wind have applied to relinquish its lease offshore Massachusetts, which at one time had been set to be America's first offshore wind farm. A series of setbacks endured by Cape Wind allowed the honor of America's first…

Fewer applicants in Norway's 24th licensing round

Dec 05, 2017

Norway's latest offshore licensing round, focusing on the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea, has drawn fewer than half the number of companies than its previous round attracted.  Just 11 companies have applied for production licenses in the 24th licensing…

VIDEO: New umbilicals facility opens in Houston

Dec 05, 2017

Seanamic Group’s Umbilicals International has opened a new quayside manufacturing site in Channelview, Texas – just 30 minutes east of downtown Houston – today (5 December).  Umbilicals International's Channelview facility…

Yamal LNG production begins

Dec 05, 2017

The Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction plant has started production, with the first LNG cargo export scheduled for 8 December. The Christophe de Margerie tanker, named for the former Total CEO…

Sembcorp inks LOI for Shell's Vito development

Dec 05, 2017

Sembcorp Marine and Shell have signed a letter of intent for Sembcorp to construct the hull and topside for Shell’s Vito floating production unit (FPU). Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters also will handle integration of the FPU…

Opportunities in Mexican mature fields

Dec 01, 2017

Gaspar Franco Hernández, of CNH, discusses the abundant opportunity to develop Mexico’s over 200 mature fields (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). Map of Mexico’s mature fields. Image from CNH. There are several definitions of mature fields…

New Decom North Sea CEO appointed, ahead of annual conference

Nov 24, 2017

Decommissioning industry trade organization Decom North Sea has appointed an interim CEO following the appointment of Roger Esson to the Oil & Gas Technology Centre. Interim Decom North Sea CEO Dr Tom Leeson (pictured, right) will start immediately…

NKT develops wave power cables

Nov 23, 2017

German cable firm NKT is testing power cables for a wave power project in Norway. For the project in Norway, NKT has developed a dynamic 1 kV cable as well as a semi-dynamic 24 kV export cable for power export. The cables are currently…

Port of Blyth takes on decommissioning, wins environmental license

Nov 22, 2017

The Port of Blyth in northeast England is set to make a strategic move into decommissoning following being awarded a decommissioning license from the UK Environment Agency.  During 2018, the port will ready a site at its Battleship Wharf terminal for decommissioning operations…

Energy ministers meet in Houston

Nov 15, 2017

Trilateral cooperation between the US, Canada, and Mexico is needed, says US Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Rick Perry. Photos from OE Staff. Perry was speaking at the University of Houston’s…

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