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GOM lease sale raises US$1.2B

Mar 21, 2013

The latest Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 held Wednesday drew $1.2 billion in high bids for tracts spanning the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Statoil was the highest bidder on 15 leases, the company announced on 20 March 2013…

Cairn enters Senegal

Mar 21, 2013

Cairn Energy PLC announce it will farm-in as operator of three blocks offshore Senegal in West Africa. This transaction will add a number of drillable prospects to the frontier exploration inventory and drilling program in the next 18 months…

AtComedia adds PECOM to event portfolio

Mar 19, 2013

OE Magazine’s parent company, AtComedia, closed the acquisition of the annual oil and gas event, PECOM (Petroleum Exhibition and Conference of Mexico) from International Exhibitions, Inc., the company said on March 19, 2013. The conference…

ThoughtStream: Eni renews MIT partnership

Mar 18, 2013

Eni recently renewed its energy research partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI), establishing a new path forward for this highly successful collaboration. This alliance provides an opportunity…

Kvaerner inked for Hebron project

Mar 12, 2013

ExxonMobil Canada Properties has released the option for Kvaerner's joint venture company Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors to provide the full scope of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS)…

AGR adds subsea offering

Mar 08, 2013

Global oil and gas service provider AGR boosted its Australian business with the launch of a new division within the region and growth of its existing Perth-based offer. David Grant (Image: AGR)AGR’s new Subsea Project Management division enhances the company’s current service portfolio…

Eurocopter AS350B3e to fly over GOM

Mar 08, 2013

All American Aviation LLC will be the first helicopter operator to provide offshore oil and gas transport service in the Gulf of Mexico using new Eurocopter AS350B3e AStar helicopters, American Eurocopter announced on 7 March 2013.AS350B3e…

IHS CERAWeek: Mozambique licensing

Mar 07, 2013

Mozambique puts licensing terms under review Mozambique is in the process of updating its licensing regulations ahead of its 4th Licensing Round. Arsenio Mabote, Chairman, Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP, the national oil company of Mozambique)…

Russia's Neftegaz joins 20 deepwater GOM blocks

Mar 06, 2013

Neftegaz America Shelf LP (Neftegaz), an indirect independent subsidiary of Rosneft, acquires 30 percent interest in 20 deepwater exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mexico held by ExxonMobil, under an agreement signed by the two companies. Rosneft President Igor I…

IHS CERAWeek: Canada backs N. American energy independence

Mar 06, 2013

Just as CNOOC’s Fanrong Li’s luncheon keynote speech came across as defensive, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver followed a similar trail in his address at IHS CERAWeek on Wednesday. Oliver passionately made the case for his country’s oil sands…

Obama names Energy picks

Mar 04, 2013

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he will nominate Ernest Moniz and Gina McCarthy to fill vacancies at the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, respectively. Obama nominated Ernest Moniz to US Department…

NATO Submarine Base to Become Rig Haven

Mar 01, 2013

Norwegian Ministry of Defense approves sale of Olavsvern naval base outside Tromsø.Location of Olavsvern naval baseThe sale is to the investor group Triko AS which includes Odfjell Drilling, PSW Rig Service, and in cooperation with Petro Support Group…

Petronas Carigali charters two Alam Maritim OSVs (Malaysia)

Feb 27, 2013

Alam Maritim Resources Berhad announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Alam Maritim (M) Sdn Bhd, based in Kuala Lumpur, has accepted the award from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Peninsular Malaysia operations to provide two offshore support vessels (OSVs) to support Petronas’ drilling campaign…

Weiss to lead BP Alaska

Feb 27, 2013

BP named Janet Weiss Regional President of its Alaskan branch, effective 15 February 2013.Janet Weiss (Photo: BP)Weiss succeeded John Mingé, who now serves as Chairman and President of BP America Inc. after heading up BP’s Alaska business since January 1…

New satellite shows precise extent of Arctic sea ice loss

Feb 26, 2013

Bremerhaven, 15 February 2013. Current measurements of the ESA ice thickness satellite CryoSat-2 have shown that the total mass of the Arctic sea ice was 36% smaller last autumn than during the same period in the years 2003 to 2008. Five years ago…

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