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BSEE deputy director visits production platform off California

Aug 08, 2014

Deputy Director Margaret Schneider traveled offshore to Platform Houchin in California's Santa Barbara Channel, on 6 August, the US Bureau of Environmental Enforcement announced. The fixed production platform, operated by Pacific Operators Offshore LLC (POOLLC) is about 4mi…

KrisEnergy spuds Mancharee-1 well

Aug 08, 2014

Singapore-based KrisEnergy Ltd. announced Seadrill Ltd.’s West Cressida jackup rig spud the Mancharee-1 exploration commitment well in block G10/48 in the Wassana oil field, in the Gulf of Thailand. Seadrill's…

Energy reform heads to Mexican president

Aug 07, 2014

Mexico’s senate has given the final congressional approval to the country’s watershed energy reform that will open up the oil industry to private investment in a 78-26 vote late Wednesday night. The reform, which initially became law 21 December 2013…

Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq

Aug 06, 2014

France's Dassault Systèmes announced the signing of a definitive share purchase agreement for Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq, a Dutch supply chain planning software firm, for approximately US$335 million (€250 million) on 23 July. Completion…

Siemens shows wind turbine products

Aug 06, 2014

Siemens is showing its software and hardware products for more cost-effective production and more efficient operation of wind turbines at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2014 trade fair. Siemens can offer an integrated protection concept made…

Proserv appoints senior management team

Aug 06, 2014

Proserv appoints two vice presidents to its senior management team. Paul Douglas has been promoted to the role of VP operations with Bruce Stuart joining Proserv as VP sales and business development for Europe and West Africa (EWA) from FMC Technologies…

Shell produces first oil at Bonga North West

Aug 06, 2014

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd. (SNEPCo) began oil production from the first well at the Bonga North West deepwater development, off the Nigerian coast, approximately 120km offshore the Gulf of Guinea, on 5 August. Oil…

North Sea optimism falls

Aug 06, 2014

Oil & Gas UK's Q2 2014 Business Sentiment Index has revealed that industry optimism has fallen for the fifth consecutive quarter, but remains positive, just, at two points above zero on the -50 to +50 index. The industry body described…

LQ platform topsides arrive at Filanovsky field

Aug 05, 2014

The living quarters platform (LQP-1) topside for the Vladimir Filanovsky field has arrived at its north Caspian Sea destination from Krasnye Barrikady shipyard in Russia’s Astrakhan region, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) announced on 5 August…

Nigerian oil finds for CAMAC

Aug 04, 2014

CAMAC Energy discovered four new oil and gas reservoirs during drilling on an Oyo field development well in OML 120 offshore Nigeria, the firm said today (4 August). Drilling on Oyo-8 started on 15 June. A vertical section of the well…

Murphy brings Dalmatian online

Aug 01, 2014

Production began from two “high-rate” wells at Murphy Oil’s Dalmatian development in the US Gulf of Mexico. The US-based company announced that the project came online during its 2Q 2014 earnings report. Murphy Oil said the results were “better than planned…

Building an offshore HSEQ ecosystem

Aug 01, 2014

Shore-side command centers are the hub for offshore communications and rescue coordination efforts. Images from McMurdo Group.  McMurdo Group’s Remi Julien discusses how different…

What will it take to develop offshore heavy oil?

Aug 01, 2014

The Mariner development concept. Images from Statoil.  The Mariner heavy oil field took 40 years, 12 oil companies, five seismic surveys, and 18 exploration/appraisal wells to get to where it is today…

Norway’s challenges and opportunities

Aug 01, 2014

Ingrid Sølvberg, director for the Norwegian and Barents seas, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Photo from UTC.  Challenges to produce new areas, like the Barents, and extend the life of more mature regions…

Flying high

Aug 01, 2014

A Cyberhawk ROAV in flight. Photos from Cyberhawk. Chris Fleming explains how using remotely operated aerial vehicles for inspections are reducing plant shutdowns at oil and gas production facilities in the UK and around the world…

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