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TGS begins Chukchi Sea survey

Sep 10, 2013

TGS has commenced acquisition of a 2D multi-client survey in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska. The Chukchi Sea 2D 2013 survey covers about 8,000km and builds on the existing Chukchi Sea (CSR-06) survey acquired in 2006 in…

OE13: Skills - the Apache view

Sep 06, 2013

Jim House, chairman of today’s (Friday) SPE Offshore Europe keynote session Oil & Gas Skills – Your Future Today, and region VP and MD Apache North Sea, gave us his views on the industry’s skills challenge. Q. What is the biggest skills challenge facing the industry…

OE13: US energy independence

Sep 05, 2013

BP chief economist Christof Ruehl said the US will become energy independent, due to unconventionals, by 2030, in yesterday’s [Thursday] lunch, Energy Markets – the Short and Long Term. Ruehl said unconventionals (tight oil and shale…

OE13: PEMEX delves deep

Sep 05, 2013

Lakach is PEMEX’s first deepwater project, with gas production due to start in 2016. It will meet dual strategic goals of expanding PEMEX expertise in DW development, and meet internal demand for natural gas. “Lakach is a very good exercise for us…

Halliburton opens Multi-Chem Blend Plant

Sep 05, 2013

Halliburton announced the official opening of its Multi-Chem business line’s Acadiana Blend Plant in Maurice, Louisiana. The new facility will help meet growing business demands in the Gulf of Mexico market and provide expanded local service capabilities…

OE13: Mexico market briefing

Sep 05, 2013

UK Trade & Investment offered a session on petroleum investment opportunities in Mexico on Wednesday, presented by Enrique Cornejo, head of energy & environment for UKTI in Mexico City. Mexico’s national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)…

OE13: Regulations after Macondo

Sep 05, 2013

The 2010 Macondo blowout and oil spill continues to haunt the industry, and inspire new regulatory rules not only in the US, but across Europe. Explaining why he opened yesterday’s Industry Progress Post Macondo presentation with fiery photos of the Deepwater Horizon rig…

FoundOcean opens Houston office

Sep 04, 2013

FoundOcean announced the opening of its newest office in Houston, Texas to support its expansion overseas. 'Houston is recognized as the energy capital of the world, with almost half of its economic activity driven by the energy industry – particularly oil and gas…

Harkand closes Veolia Marine Services acquisition

Sep 04, 2013

Harkand has confirmed the acquisition of the main assets and business of Veolia Marine Services (VMS). The transaction is in line with the announcement of May 21, 2013. The acquisition adds 150 onshore and offshore staff, three dynamically…

Exmar signs LOI for FLSU charter

Sep 04, 2013

Exmar signed a letter of intent (LOI) with LNG Partners, LLC and LNG BargeCo BVBA for the long-term charter of a Floating Liquefaction & Storage Unit (FLSU) to serve the BC LNG Project near Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.  As a focal point for the alliance…

OE13: Big opportunities offshore

Sep 04, 2013

This decade is a unique opportunity for European contractors and suppliers to really go for it in terms of looking to win a larger global share of the supply market, Malcolm Brinded said yesterday. Brinded, of the Shell Foundation, was chairing…

OE13: Lewek Centurion starts work

Sep 04, 2013

Emas AMC’s newly converted S-lay deepwater pipelay vessel Lewek Centurion has just completed its first contract since its conversion, laying pipe for Wintershall in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The vessel was acquired from Helix Energy Solutions in July…

OE13: Industry progress post-Macondo

Sep 04, 2013

The Macondo well catastrophe occurred more than three years ago, but it continues to serve as a central reference point in any assessment of contemporary offshore drilling, not least at today’s SPE Offshore Europe keynote session, Industry Progress since Macondo…

Exmar and LNG partners solidify BC LNG alliance

Sep 03, 2013

Following execution of a Letter of Intent (LOI) by EXMAR with LNG Partners, LLC and LNG BargeCo BVBA for the long-term charter of a floating liquefaction and storage unit (FLSU) to serve the BC LNG Project near Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada…

OE13: A shale gale in Europe?

Sep 03, 2013

Shale gas, and now tight oil has seen an unprecedented increase in energy supply in North America. It has entirely changed the energy landscape, resulting in a dramatic fall of the gas price and reversing long-term decline in US oil supplies…

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