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Arctic seafloor releases considerable methane

Nov 26, 2013

The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research results published in the Nov. 24 edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. The East Siberian…

Breagh shut-in continues

Nov 20, 2013

Sterling Resources Ltd. has said production will be shut-in at the RWE Dea UK-operated Breagh platform in the southern North Sea for up to two months. Mechanical issues were discovered at the inlet area of the Teesside Gas Processing…

Statoil extends Statfjord A life

Nov 15, 2013

Statoil and its partners Centrica and ExxonMobil have decided to extend production at the Statfjord A platform in the North Sea until 2020. Statoil said an active drilling program was contributing to the continued maturation of recoverable reserves on Statfjord…

Asian investor eyes Tanzanian gas

Nov 14, 2013

Natural gas from future multi-train LNG developments in Tanzania could now be destined for Asian markets. Singapore-based investor Pavilion Energy is to take a 20% in the joint venture partnership looking to develop natural gas finds in Blocks 1…

AMEC to hook up Cygnus

Nov 14, 2013

Engineering group AMEC has been awarded the hook up and commissioning (HUC) support contract for GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd’s Cygnus gas field development. The HUC support contract for the four Cygnus platforms follows on from a front end engineering…

First gas from Ruby field

Nov 08, 2013

Production at Indonesia’s Ruby field kicked off Oct. 27. The field has been in development since June 2011 and is expected to produce natural gas at a rate of 17,000boe/d. Located within the Sebuku Production Sharing Contract (PSC) 300km south of Balikpapan City…

Drilling and investment in Southeast Asia

Nov 01, 2013

Two countries – Malaysia and Indonesia– hold nearly two-thirds of the region’s reserves, and national oil companies outstrip international oil companies in regional capex. According to the Infield Systems Offshore Asia Oil & Gas Market Report to 2017…

Cobalt in Angola Pre-salt hits

Oct 30, 2013

Cobalt International Energy has made two discoveries at its Lontra #1 and Mavinga #1 deepwater Pre-salt exploratory wells offshore Angola. On Block 20, the Lontra #1 well confirmed an oil and gas discovery. Further evaluation, including a drill stem test…

Russian diplomats talk trade

Oct 29, 2013

The US-Russia Business Council (USRBC) held its 21st annual meeting on 29 October in Houston, Texas. Various panels discussed topics ranging from Russia’s global integration to its over-dependency on oil and gas to investment in the country…

PTTEP launches Zawtika platform

Oct 25, 2013

Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. Ltd. (PTTEP) held a sail away ceremony for Zawtika Processing and Living Quarters Platform (ZPQ) on 5 October 2013 in Singapore. After the ceremony, the ZPQ sailed away from SMOE Pte. Ltd…

North Sea pipeline glitch nearly resolved

Oct 25, 2013

Production is due to ramp up from a number of fields in the North Sea after a restriction imposed by the operator of the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gets eased. BP, operator of CATS, initiated the restriction after off-specification…

Europa: South Porcupine seismic completed

Oct 24, 2013

Europa Oil & Gas says a 1500sq km 3D seismic acquisition program on Frontier Exploration Licences (FELs) 2/13 and 3/13 in the South Porcupine basin, offshore Ireland, using the MV Polarcus Amani, has completed.  Kosmos Energy Ireland…

UK drilling activity slows

Oct 22, 2013

North Sea drilling activity eased during Q3, 2013, following an encouraging Q2, according to a report into offshore activity from Deloitte's petroleum services group (PSG). The report found that the number of new wells drilled on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) fell by around one third…

OE @OE hosts seminars

Oct 18, 2013

As part of SPE Offshore Europe 2013 ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants and Caterpillar Marine & Petroleum Division (CAT) joined forces for an interactive breakfast seminar, hosted by Offshore Engineer’s Paul Hutton. Maintenance and engineering…

SPE Offshore Europe – Standing room only

Oct 18, 2013

The strength and the level of activity in the oil and gas industry was clear at this year’s record-beating 40th anniversary SPE Offshore Europe. The event attracted more than 63,000 people—a number significantly higher than the anticipated 50…

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