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Pay day for Gudrun

Apr 07, 2014

Production has started on the first new Statoil-operated platform on the Norwegian Continental Shelf since 2005.  The Gudrun oil and gas field, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, is also the first new to be operated by Statoil from the Stavanger region since Sleipner in 1993…

A North Sea watershed

Apr 04, 2014

The Wood Review proposes a new regulator for the North Sea. Elaine Maslin looks at SIr Ian Wood's recommendations and why a regulator is necessary. Nearly 50 years after the first major discoveries in the North Sea, the basin’s UK industry…

Statoil's reach in Espirito Santo widens

Mar 28, 2014

Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP) cleared Statoil to enter the São Bernardo discovery in Espírito Santo (pictured, image courtesy Statoil), the Norwegian company announced. The São Bernardo oil discovery…

Santos begins Peluang production

Mar 24, 2014

Australia-based Santos Ltd. announced that natural gas production has commenced ahead of schedule from the Peluang gas project offshore East Java in Indonesia. Sanctioned in February 2013, Peluang is a tie-back to the existing facilities…

EnergyXXI, EPL merge for $1.5B

Mar 13, 2014

Houston-based Energy XXI is set to become the largest public independent producer on the Gulf of Mexico shelf after its acquisition of EPL Oil & Gas for US$1.53 billion. Upon completion of the merger, EnergyXXI projects the company will be worth about $6 billion…

Efficiency issues in North Sea

Mar 13, 2014

Wrench time has been highlighted as one of the key areas the UK offshore oil and gas industry needs to address to improve production efficiency levels. Average wrench time - the amount of time spent working on a mechanical project, either…

Improving UK North Sea Production through targeted maintenance

Mar 10, 2014

Targeted maintenace could boost UK North Sewa production by 10%, equating to US$18 billion in annual revenue, suggests Alan D'Ambrogio, ABB Consulrung's vice president, oil and gas. Meg Chesshyre reports. In 2013, the industry invested £13…

CERA14: Cost, Cost, Cost

Mar 05, 2014

Total Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie (pictured) used his IHS CERAWeek keynote to encourage the oil industry audience to change the way oil and gas companies manage their assets. De Margerie discussed how the industry cannot tolerate rising capital expenditures…

Produced water monitoring tool launched

Mar 03, 2014

Oil and gas chemical monitoring firm LUX Assure is to present a new produced water monitoring technology at the ITF Technology Showcase in Aberdeen this week. MOTEYE has been developed to monitor produced water being used for reinjection…

Tullow acquires North Sea permit

Feb 27, 2014

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has issued a drilling permit to Tullow Oil Norge for well 31/2-21 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 31/2-21 S will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility in position 60° 58'16…

KrisEnergy quits Thai block, adds Indonesian PSC

Feb 27, 2014

Singapore-based KrisEnergy Ltd. has added an operatorship offshore Indonesia, and also announced it will not acquire the G3/48 exploration licence in the Gulf of Thailand. KrisEnergy announced in January that it had been seeking a 60%…

Petrobras pre-salt output rises

Feb 25, 2014

On 20 Feb, oil production in fields operated by Petrobras in the Santos and Campos Basin pre-salt accumulations rose to 407,000bpd, a record daily output. It has taken eight years to achieve this level of output since initial discovery in 2006…

Proserv buys KRG

Feb 11, 2014

Energy production technology services company Proserv has bought KRG Industries Ltd from majority shareholder Torishima Pump Mfg. Co. Ltd, (Torishima) in Japan. KRG provides precision engineering services to the oil and gas and aerospace and defense industries…

Amstel field starts production

Feb 10, 2014

GDF SUEZ announced that the Amstel field oil production has started from its newly installed Q13a-A production platform off the Dutch coast. After the acquisition of 50% into the Q13a offshore production license in 2010, GDF SUEZ Dutch…

QGEP strikes big in Atlanta

Feb 06, 2014

Results of the first well drilled in the Atlanta post-salt oil field off Brazil were better than operator Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção (QGEP) and its partners anticipated, according to an announcement the Brazilian company made Wednesday…

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