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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…

Total JV, Energean get Greek go ahead

Jun 23, 2017

Greek Authorities have cleared a Total-led joint venture, and Energean Oil & Gas to explore two separate areas offshore Crete. The Greek Minister of Environment and Energy George Stathakis, approved the applications of the consortium led by Total…

VNG Norge submits Fenja assessment

Jun 15, 2017

VNG Norge estimates its development plan for the Fenja field to cost US$1.3 billion (NOK$11.5 billion), the company said in a 15 June impact assessment of the project. Source: VNG Norge  Formerly known as the Pil and Bue discoveries…

£2 million pot for small pools and asset integrity robots

Jun 05, 2017

Two new Calls for Ideas have been launched to identify, support and fund robotics-based solutions to reduce inspection costs, and to unlock marginal resources on UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Some ca.£1 million in funding is available for each area from the the Aberdeen-based…

Engaging with the subsea industry

Jun 01, 2017

Pat Oakley, of the Umbilical Manufacturers Federation, highlights initiatives brought forth from a recent workshop with operators. Umbilicals are an essential and critical link in subsea production systems. Over the past three decades’…

Report mostly supports Bight exploration

May 15, 2017

Members on an Australian Senate Inquiry have mostly supported oil and gas activities in the Great Australian Bight, subject to robust regulatory standards, says the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA). The…

$1.29 million fund for P&A technologies

May 01, 2017

The UK's Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has launched its first 'Call for Ideas,' inviting innovative technology concepts and ideas to transform the way that offshore oil and gas wells are plugged and abandoned. The OGTC is planning to invest about US$1…

Barents Sea resource boost

Apr 25, 2017

There are higher hopes for the Barents Sea as the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said the northeastern part of the basin contains more than double that in the southern area. The NPD also expects 15 wildcat wells to be drilled in the Barents Sea this year…

Sapetro farms into Fatala prospect off Guinea

Mar 31, 2017

Nigerian-based South Atlantic Petroleum (Sapetro) and Houston-based Hyperdynamics have agreed to a farmout, allowing Sapetro to pick up 50% participating interest in the production sharing contract covering the deepwater Fatala turbidite fan prospect…

75% of UKCS projects late, 35% over schedule

Mar 03, 2017

A review of UK North Sea projects between 2011-16 has found that fewer than 25% were on time and 35% were over their original estimated budget, at field development plan submission. The review, carried out by the UK regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)…

Shell's Brent decom proposal put to government

Feb 08, 2017

Oil major Shell has launched a 60-day public consultation on its plans for decommissioning the Brent field facilities in the North Sea. The huge engineering project will see the first significant use of Allseas' Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel…

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