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Contractors chosen for Russian LNG project

Sep 30, 2013

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have selected CB&I UK and Foster Wheeler Energy as the initial phase front end engineering and design (FEED) contractors for the two oil giants’ Russia Far East liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. The contractor selection process began back in August…

Trelleborg's Elastopipe receives USCG approval

Sep 25, 2013

Trelleborg Offshore and Construction has been awarded United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval for its deluge and sprinkler system, Elastopipe, which grants it certified for use within the United States. Doug Marti, Market Development Manager within Trelleborg Offshore and Construction…

Enochdhu gets green light

Sep 17, 2013

A plan by ConocoPhillips (UK) and co-venturer Chevron North Sea to develop the central North Sea Enochdhu field has been approved by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).  ConocoPhillips, operator, expects first production to start in late 2014…

Rialto, Vitol sign Ivory Coast MOU

Sep 16, 2013

Rialto Energy (Cote d’Ivoire) Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Oil & Energy, the state owned oil & gas company PETROCI, and Vitol E&P to replace the existing production sharing contract (PSC) for Block CI-202 with a new PSC on amended terms…

Publisher’s Column: Self- less

Sep 01, 2013

The oil & gas industry is about people. Every human being on the planet has benefited from the work this industry does. People also represent one of the industry’s biggest challenges. There is a global shortage of staff. There are not enough qualified people to fill the many open positions…

Big numbers for Offshore Europe

Aug 07, 2013

Next month’s SPE Offshore Europe exhibition and conference will be the largest in the event’s history with more exhibiting companies and countries represented than ever before.  The sold-out exhibition halls, covering a record 27,082…

OIS launches Wellintel service for decommissioning

Jul 30, 2013

Offshore Installation Services Ltd (OIS), an Acteon company, launched a new service designed to help operators fulfill their suspended well decommissioning plans. Wellintel is a well data collection and review service that gathers and prepares…

Supply chain shortfalls on the UK continental shelf

Jul 26, 2013

A new report shines a spotlight on the UK’s decommissioning supply-chain’s future needs. The latest estimate of future spending on decommissioning in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is approximately £35billion by 2040. To date, fewer…

Finlayson named BG CEO

Dec 13, 2012

BG Group appoints Chris Finlayson to top spot BG Group has elevated Chris Finlayson to Chief Executive Officer effective 1 January, the company announced on 13 December 2012.Finlayson came to BG in 2010 after spending 33 years with Royal Dutch Shell…

Revitalising the Norwegian shelf

Oct 01, 2012

A number of operators on the Norwegian shelf revealed updates of their field development plans at the recent Offshore Northern Seas conference in Stavanger, with a substantial list of projects and refurbishments going forward as part of the revitalisation of the Norwegian shelf…

Braced for the North Sea bow wave

Sep 01, 2012

Whisper it quietly, but the long-promised dawn of serious and sustainable North Sea decommissioning sector activity may have arrived at last. Extensive planning and preparation are currently under way in the sector as countries around the North…

North West European Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Activity

Aug 17, 2012

Against a background of continuing financial uncertainty the oil price remains reasonably high, as does the level of activity in the North Sea, particularly in Norway with the planned development of the substantial Johan Sverdrup find. Reserves estimated at 1…

DECC and Macondo – time for change

Feb 01, 2012

The Deepwater Horizon went to its grave on 22 April 2010 taking eleven men with her. In the two years since, the disaster has been investigated and reviewed by several august panels and consultants in the US at the behest of the Obama administration…

Eyes on the X Prize

Nov 01, 2011

The Macondo incident pushed oil spill response to the top of the environmental agenda. A recent contest let some innovative companies demonstrate spill response equipment – and for one of the event's technical advisors, Shell, to reassure the public that it intends to operate safely in Alaska…

Ekofisk rolls back the years

Apr 01, 2011

Investments in the region of NKr65 billion are on the cards over the next few years following ConocoPhillips' recent submission of its plans for the further development of the Ekofisk and Eldfisk fields to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum & Energy…

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