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Iran woos western oil co's

Jan 24, 2014

Tehran’s leadership has promised a new, attractive investment model for oil contracts by September, to woo Western business back into Iran. The pledge was made at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, yesterday.  According to the Financial Times…

Cobalt confirms presalt find

Jan 16, 2014

Houston’s Cobalt International Energy, Inc. reported that its Lontra #1 presalt discovery well in Block 20, offshore Angola, found more oil and gas than estimated. Drill stem test placed Lontra’s well production at a stabilized flow rate…

City Technology gas detectors

Nov 11, 2013

Established by a team of scientists in 1977, City Technology has grown into a global business, with 50 million people worldwide using its gas detection sensors. With a range of more than 300 products detecting 28 different gases, City Technology…

US DOE widens approval for LNG exports from Cove Point

Sep 11, 2013

The Obama administration on Wednesday authorized additional natural gas exports from a fourth US facility. Dominion Resources Inc. subsidiary Dominion Cove Point LNG LP received conditional permission from the US Department of Energy…

Pemex unloads more than 11MMbo in Progreso, Yucatan

Sep 11, 2013

On September 9, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported that between January and August 2013, the company unloaded a total of 11.1MMbo to satisfy the market needs of two regions in Mexico: the northern Quintana Roo area and the Yucatan. Of the 11…

Total E&P Australia discovers gas

Jul 10, 2013

Browse Basin gas discovery Total E&P Australia discovered gas at the Bassett West-1 exploration well in WA-408-P in the Browse Basin off Western Australia state. The well is about 475km north-northeast of Broome and reached 5239m TD in 368m of water…

BG adds to Tanzanian gas finds

Jul 03, 2013

BG Group has made a gas discovery in the Ngisi-1 well in Block 4 offshore Tanzania. The Ngisi-1 well, drilled by the Deepsea Metro 1 drillship, was also used to appraise the Chewa gas field, resulting in an upgrade in estimated recoverable resources in the block…

Competing interests walk a tightrope

Jun 05, 2013

Off the coast of Summerland, California, they didn’t drill the first-ever offshore oil well. They hammered it. “Engineers” used a pile driver to pound a pipe 455ft into the seabed in about 30ft of water. Yield was moderate; the site shut down after several years…

NorSea Group invests in Scrabster

Apr 24, 2013

NorSea Group, the leading supplier of base services and integrated logistics systems to the Norwegian oil and gas industry, and the Scrabster Harbour Trust in Caithness have just signed an agreement which will result in major investment and new job prospects for the local economy…

Exxon starts Dunquin drilling

Apr 23, 2013

ExxonMobil has started drilling on the Dunquin prospect offshore the west coast of Ireland, partners in the licence said this morning.  Drilling operations are expected to take several months to complete using the Eirik Raude semi-submersible drilling unit…

Firms qualified to bid for offshore Lebanon blocks

Apr 19, 2013

Lebanon's Petroleum Administration has revealed the results of a pre-qualification process to select companies who will be able to bid in its first offshore exploration round.  Of 54 companies applying to take part, 46 have been approved to bid in the round…

Rosneft, Marubeni sign E&P pact

Apr 18, 2013

Rosneft and Marubeni Corp. signed Memorandum of Cooperation in LNG project implementation and joint exploration and development of oil and gas fields on April 17, 2013 The document was signed by Igor Sechin, Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board…

Gas find for Salamander

Apr 11, 2013

Salamander Energy has made a potential gas discovery at its North Kendang-1 exploration well inside the South East Sangatta PSC, the company announced on 11 April 2013.Ocean General (Image: Diamond Offshore)Drilling operations were suspended at the well after encountering high pressure gas…

IVB opens Abu Dhabi office

Apr 10, 2013

Growth by specialist East of England company Inspection Verification Bureau Ltd (IVB) has prompted it to open a new office in Abu Dhabi and set up a joint enterprise in Kuwait. Around 75% of the Great Yarmouth company's verification, inspection…

ABB wins $45m Ichthys work

Apr 08, 2013

Power and automation firm ABB has won two contracts worth a combined $45million on the Ichthys oil and gas project offshore Western Australia.Ichthys field layout (Image: Inpex)The firm has been appointed the main electrical contractor (MEC) for a new floating production…

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