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Nefertiti approved

Mar 27, 2013

The Egyptian government approved Dana Petroleum’s development plan for the Nefertiti oil field in the Gulf of Suez following a successful appraisal at the Nefertiti2X well. Dana says the field is the first it developed by drilling extended reach wells from an onshore location…

Mediterranean activity rebounds after unsettled 2012

Mar 27, 2013

Oilfield activity in the Mediterranean region was disrupted by extreme political events last year across northern Africa. The ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, as well as the continuing conflict in Syria shut down most non-essential activity…

FMC, Aker win Petrobras subsea contracts

Mar 27, 2013

Olso-based Aker Solutions and Houston-based FMC Technologies Inc. have both announced today major subsea contract deals with Petrobras in connection with the Brazilian NOC's pre-salt fields.(Image: Aker Solutions)Aker Solutions signed a new…

'Power of one' to generate growth

Mar 26, 2013

GE Oil & Gas 2013 Annual Meeting, in its 14th consecutive year, was attended by more than 1000 oil and gas industry executives from over 70 countries. Meg Chesshyre joined the multitude in Florence, Italy.Gorgon module loading at Avenza, ItalyAt the beginning of the two day event…

Libya's evolving business climate

Mar 25, 2013

Perceptions may not be as bad as reality in post-conflict Libya.Hundreds of billions of dollars are expected to be spent in the cash-rich country in coming years; westerners are welcome in Tripoli; security has improved, and organizations…

Chevron hits Coronado pay

Mar 25, 2013

Chevron encountered more than 400 ft (122m) of net oil pay at its deepwater Coronado prospect well No.1 in the Gulf of Mexico, the company announced on 25 March 2013. Pacific Santa Ana (Image: Pacific Drilling) Coronado comprises Walker Ridge Block 98…

Aker wins $850M Moho Nord contract

Mar 25, 2013

Aker Solutions, the international oil services provider, has received a Letter of Award from Total for the delivery of a subsea production system for the Moho Nord project in the Republic of the Congo. The contract value is approximately NOK 4…

Total launches Congo development

Mar 22, 2013

Total, operator of the Moho-Bilondo license, announced the final investment decision and EPC contract awards for the Moho Nord development, consisting of the Moho-Bilondo Phase 1bis and Moho Nord projects. First oil is expected in 2015, with output reaching 140…

Beibu in production

Mar 22, 2013

First production has begun at the CNOOC-operated Beibu Gulf Project in the South China Sea, announced partner Roc Oil on 21 March 2012.Roc said production from two development wells, A5H and A2 on the WZ 6-12 wellhead platform, follows the successful installation…

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…

MECO to build new desalination system

Mar 21, 2013

MECO to build a second prototype Prototype system for Office of Naval Research to produce 4,000 g/d. Louisiana-based MECO has been selected by The Office of Naval Research (ONR) to construct a new prototype advanced desalination system…

Effective coordination leads pathbreaking project at Mumbai High

Mar 20, 2013

In 2000, ONGC announced its plan for Mumbai High redevelopment, to arrest decline and increase the production by improving the field’s oil recovery factor. The redevelopment project was in two phases; the first began in 2000 and finished in 2006…

Pena Nieto denies privatization

Mar 19, 2013

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto denied rumors that the state-owned oil company Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos) will be privatized. Pena Nieto appeared at the 75th anniversary of the expropriation of the oil industry from foreign interests…

The recovery challenge

Mar 18, 2013

Production from subsea wells is growing in importance in many operator portfolios. As easily accessible oil is depleted, subsea processing offers a compelling solution to economically produce in a variety of challenging conditions. Worldwide…

Eni achieves first oil from Junin-5

Mar 15, 2013

PetroJunín, joint venture formed by PDVSA (60%) and Eni (40%), has started production from the Junín-5 giant heavy oil field, located in the Faja del Orinoco, the area with the largest untapped hydrocarbon reserves in the world. The block is…

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