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Nigerian production forecast

Oct 03, 2013

Business Monitor (BM) released its latest findings on Nigeria’s volatile oil and gas sector from its newly-published Nigerian Oil and Gas Report. The report notes that Nigeria's hydrocarbon sector continues to struggle amid a worsening political and business environment…

The Switch, Yaskawa cooperation

Oct 02, 2013

The Switch, supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, and Yaskawa Electric Corp., a global manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters…

GE wins Yamal LNG supply deal

Oct 02, 2013

GE Oil & Gas won a contract to provide turbomachinery equipment for the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) megaproject under development on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia’s northern Siberia region. GE will supply six Frame 7E gas turbines…

Gas leak halts Kashagan

Sep 27, 2013

A gas leak discovered in a pipeline running to the Bolashak processing plant in Atyrau shut the Kashagan field 16 days after initial production kicked off on September 11. Production is reportedly expected to be stopped for 3-4 days. Wells…

Russia to reopen Arctic base

Sep 17, 2013

The arrival of a Russian flotilla in the Novosibirsk ('New Siberian') Islands marks the start of a new, permanent naval presence in the thawing region. As the race to lay claim to natural resources continues, Russia is reportedly planning…

NOAA funds 11 marine debris removal projects

Sep 11, 2013

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program announced on Sept. 4, that it provided US$967,000 through NOAA’s Restoration Center to support locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects…

OMV makes discovery in Barents Sea

Sep 06, 2013

OMV discovered up to164 million barrels of recoverable oil in the Wisting Central exploration well 7324/8-1, within the Hoop-Maud Basin in the Barents Sea. The company found between 63 million and 164 million barrels of oil in the relatively shallow parts of the Barents Sea…

Woodside backs FLNG for Browse

Aug 20, 2013

Australia's Woodside Petroleum announced that it will recommend using Shell's floating LNG (FLNG) technology to develop and commercialize the Browse gas fields. Selecting FLNG as the development concept requires the approval from the…

Statoil granted use of Polar Pioneer

Aug 12, 2013

Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) received consent to use the Polar Pioneer facility.The consent applies to permanent plugback of well 31/5-J-41 and sidetrack drilling of well 31/5-H-2 in the Troll field in the North Sea in production license 085…

Kenya forges ahead

Jul 18, 2013

Recent offshore drilling by Apache and Anadarko help gauge the potential of the Lamu basin. Vision 2030 is Kenya’s development strategy which aims to transform the economy and “create a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030…

Mozambique rising

Jul 17, 2013

All eyes are on Mozambique as significant natural gas finds are set to turn the East African country into a major LNG player, but are oil riches on the horizon? Mozambique’s prolific Rovuma basin holds 12 offshore discoveries within a 50km radius…

MAN Diesel & Turbo win LNG contract

Jul 17, 2013

MAN Diesel & Turbo won the contract to supply the engines for six Chinese LNG carriers (LNGCs). The order for the 30 × MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel engines is a significant development for both Chinese shipyards as well as the LNGC market. The…

Nations may designate two Antarctic Marine Protected Areas

Jul 12, 2013

A group of 24 nations and the EU are meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, July 11-16, to discuss revised proposals to create two marine protected areas (MPAs) in the ocean surrounding Antarctica. If approved, these may become the largest marine reserves on Earth…

Gazprom, JFG sign Vladivostok MOU

Jun 25, 2013

Russian state-owned company Gazprom along with a consortium of Japanese firms have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning the development of Gazprom's Vladivostok LNG project. Present for the signing on June 22 were Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and Masanori Toyoshima…

Sakhalin II exports LNG

Jun 15, 2013

Sakhalin-II is an intergrated, export-oriented oil and gas development, and Russia’s first offshore gas project. It handles production from Piltun-Astokhskoye oil field and the Lunskoye natural gas field in the Okhotsk Sea, and is managed and operated by Sakhalin Energy Investment Co…

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