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Technip nets Martin Linge work

Dec 21, 2012

Martin Linge field illustrationTotal picks Technip for Martin Linge topsidesTechnip, leader in a consortium with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), was awarded by Total E&P Norge, a contract for the Martin Linge development project located approximately 180km west of Bergen…

Total signs 20-year LNG export pact

Dec 18, 2012

Sabine Pass LNG2MPTA will be bought from Sabine LiquefactionCheniere Energy Partners announced that its subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction has entered into a liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Total Gas & Power North America…

Portugal Plant

Dec 09, 2012

Lankhorst Ropes offshore division has relocated its Portuguese production facility for deepwater mooring ropes and single point mooring (SPM) hawsers to a new purpose-built factory on the coast at Viana do Castello, about 80km north of Porto…

Antrim to take circular route at Fyne

Dec 03, 2012

Hummingbird Spirit FPSOHummingbird FPSO heads to Antrim’s Fyne FieldAntrim Energy is to charter the circular FPSO Hummingbird Spirit for operations on its Fyne field in the UK's Central North Sea when it comes off its current program working for Centrica at Chestnut…

Pangea to build Texas LNG facility

Nov 30, 2012

Pangea aims to build Texas LNG facilityPangea LNG is seeking approval to build a liquefied natural gas export facility at Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, the company announced on 30 November 2012.Pangea has filed an application with the U.S. Department…

Foster Wheeler acquires Three Streams

Nov 29, 2012

Three Streams EngineeringFoster Wheeler buys Canadian engineering firmFoster Wheeler has acquired Calgary-based Three Streams Engineering for an undisclosed amount.Three Streams is a multi-discipline full service engineering, procurement…

Hammerfest production returns

Nov 28, 2012

Photo: Harald Pettersen / StatoilHammefest LNG has returned to normal production, Statoil announced on 28 November 2012.Production shut following a power failure on Monday 19 November. Statoil said both the plant's own power and that of…

API sues EPA over biofuels mandate

Nov 28, 2012

EPAThe American Petroleum Institute (API) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia late Monday against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its decision to mandate the use of 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2013…

BP picks McKay to lead Upstream

Nov 27, 2012

Lamar McKayLamar McKay has been chosen as Chief Executive of Upstream at BP, the company announced on 23 November 2012.McKay will lead BP's combined Upstream business, comprising the Exploration, Developments and Production divisions together with the Upstream strategy and integration team…

Hammerfest production shut

Nov 20, 2012

Photo: Harald Pettersen / StatoilProduction at Statoil's Hammerfest LNG plant in Melkøya was shut after a power failure on Monday, the company announced on 19 November 2012.The power went down just before 2:30 p.m. and remained down for approximately 20 minutes…

Production resumes at Troll C

Nov 19, 2012

Production on the Troll C platform in the North Sea has been resumed, following a shutdown on 15 November due to corrosion found in some tanks on the auxiliary system for treating gas.'A great effort has been made during the weekend to plan the repair work…

Troll C production shutdown

Nov 19, 2012

Production on the Troll C platform in the North Sea has been temporarily halted pending further investigation of corrosion found in the auxiliary system for gas treatment, Statoil announced on 15 November 2012.During a scheduled inspection…

Proserv wins Cygnus topside controls

Nov 12, 2012

Proserv workerAMEC has chosen Proserv to supply topside control equipment for GDF Suez's Cygnus field development on the southern North Sea, Proserv announced on 8 November 2012.Under the terms of the $1.9 million contract, Proserv will supply the design…

Having fun with heavy oil

Nov 01, 2012

Some notable heavy oil projects offshore Brazil are entering advanced phases to increase or maintain production. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro on the latest developments at three Campos Basin fields – Statoil’s Peregrino, Petrobras’…

Do nanoplate surfactants hold the key?

Nov 01, 2012

Potentially game-changing research which seeks to unlock the potential of nanotechnology to help maximise production from oil wells and extend the life of mature fields is under way in the US under an ITF-funded laboratory-based particle research project…

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