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OGTC awards $1.76 million in P&A funding

Jan 08, 2018

Aberdeen's Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is to invest US$1.76 million (£1.3 million) in four projects aimed at developing new plugging and abandonment (P&A) technologies. BiSN, Strathclyde University, Heriot-Watt University and Baker…

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…

IOG given more time to submit complete Blythe FDP

Dec 15, 2017

North Sea minnow Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has been given extra time to develop its Blythe discovery, in the southern North Sea. The firm has been given an extension on License P1736, by 12 months to 31 December 2018, dependent on…

OGTC launches $2.69m digital and decommissioning calls for ideas

Dec 14, 2017

Aberdeen's Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has launched two calls for ideas relating to digital and decommissioning, with £2 million available to successful applicants.  The OGTC says that machine learning techniques could help extend the life of oil and gas fields…

Offshore Achievement Awards deadline weeks away

Nov 06, 2017

The trophy for this year's Offshore Achievement Awards in Aberdeen has been picked, with less than a month to go now until entries close for the Society of Petroleum Engineers' organized event, supported by OE (Offshore Engineer).  Each year the organizers of the awards…

Eni, Total, Novatek make bid for Lebanon

Oct 16, 2017

Three companies, Eni, Total and Novatek, acting as a consortium have made the only bids in Lebanon's first offshore licensing round. The three companies together bid on Blocks 4 and 9, says the Lebanese Petroleum Administration. Block…

IOG increases Vulcan Satellites reserves, close to FDP submission

Oct 12, 2017

UK firm Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) says it expects to award key project contactors and submit a field development plan for its Vulcan Satellites hub later this month following a report which has significantly increased reserves numbers for the fields…

SPE Offshore Achievement Awards 2018 now open

Oct 02, 2017

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section has now opened entries for the 32nd Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA). The OAAs were launched during last month’s SPE Offshore Europe and are supported by OE.  Categories remain similar to last year’s line up…

Uruguay launches third offshore licensing round

Sep 20, 2017

Uruguay's Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) and national oil firm ANCAP have launched the Uruguay Round 3, an offshore licensing round. Image from iStock. Seventeen…

OE17: £12 million invested, says OGTC

Sep 07, 2017

In just seven months since launching, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has inked £12 million in investment in 21 projects, gained 40 members and is now set to open its Innovation hub, aimed at new breakthrough solutions, the centre revealed during SPE Offshore Europe on Tuesday…

Karish, Tanin Israeli FPSO plan approved

Aug 30, 2017

The field development plan for the Karish and Tanin fields offshore Israel has been approved by the Israeli Petroleum Commissioner. Energean Israel, a 50/50 joint venture between Energean Oil & Gas and Kerogen Capital, plan to drill three wells…

OE17: Andrew Jones named as speaker

Aug 23, 2017

SPE Offshore Europe 2017 has secured Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Jones MP as a speaker at the opening plenary and has also confirmed its line up for its all new Tech Trek. Andrew Jones…

Video: BOEM publishes EIS for Alaska manmade island

Aug 18, 2017

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Alaska’s manmade island, the Liberty Project, in the Beaufort Sea.  Map of Liberty…

Brasse PDO for 2018, targets 56-92 MMboe

Jul 26, 2017

Faroe Petroleum is targeting submission of a development plan for its Norwegian North Sea Brasse field in 2018, based on what could be a US$500 million, three to six well subsea tieback. The firm has just completed its latest Brasse field appraisal program…

ADIPEC gears up for 2017 event

Jul 18, 2017

Global energy leaders are set to meet in the UAE capital for the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017 later this year. The event will provide a number of opportunities for minister-to-global business leader strategic dialogue…

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