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Op/Ed: Unlocking a Low Carbon Future

Mar 13, 2019

Sian Lloyd-Rees, UK country manager with Aker Solutions and and chair of the Low Carbon Future keynote program session at SPE Offshore Europe 2019, believes oil and gas companies should lead the way toward a lower carbon future. Energy diversification…

BW Offshore: FPSOs and a Big New Oilfield

Mar 11, 2019

When BW Offshore agreed at the weekend to pay Brazilian oil company Petrobras $90 million for 70 percent of the Maromba field offshore Brazil, the company was launching in earnest a strategy to buffer itself from lulls in spending on floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSO)…

Digital Assisted Monitoring & Maintenance

Mar 08, 2019

The offshore industry continues to find new ways to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to become more efficient, improve safety levels, and increase production. Stress Engineering Services is leveraging those technologies along…

Petrobras Cuts Costs with Stream Data Analytics

Mar 07, 2019

Petrobras has faced multiple challenges in exploring deepwater pre-salt reservoirs since 2006. These large reservoirs located under massive salt domes are extremely difficult to drill because of low penetration rates and the nature of the salt formations that can be over 2…

Subsea 7 Bags Yet Another Deal in Africa

Mar 07, 2019

Subsea engineering, construction and services company, Subsea 7 has added yet one more feather in its Africa offshore cap after winning an engineering studies contract with a possibility of extending it to engineering, procurement, construction…

Australia's Best Option is LNG Imports

Mar 06, 2019

Australia has painted itself into a corner with its natural gas industry and faces the stark reality that there are no easy choices to alleviate the dual problem of a looming supply crunch and the associated higher prices.Australia is far from the first country to find itself with an energy issue…

Weatherford Unveils Automated MPD Riser System

Mar 01, 2019

Billing it as Industry 4.0, Weatherford launched its automated managed pressure drilling (MPD) riser system in Houston this week. The automated riser system combines with artificial intelligence, condition-based maintenance and additional sensors to speed operations…

Mozambique’s Offshore Plans Gain Vigor

Feb 28, 2019

For the joint partners in the Mozambique Area 1 project, 2019 started off on a high note with the signing of five new gas sale and purchase agreements that pushes closer to realization Mozambique's first onshore LNG facility on which the development…

Hiring Uptick on the Horizon

Feb 22, 2019

Headcounts in the upstream oil and gas industry have dropped significantly since the downturn started in 2014, but NES Global Talent sees promise of recovery ahead.“We have seen a number of projects which have been in the pipeline for quite…

Somalia's Planned Oil Search Under Threat

Feb 21, 2019

Somalia, a country that has been trying, albeit with little success, to shed off the image of a nation in turmoil because of its insecurity, instability and a preferred haven for for militant groups, has big plans for auctioning some of its…

New Pre-salt Play in the Campos Basin

Feb 21, 2019

Brazil's National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) foresees by the end of March the signing of an agreement with Petrobras to end the controversy involving the unification of the areas within the Parque das Baleias, in the north Campos Basin…

Oil-gas Optimism Reigns, Study Finds

Feb 18, 2019

The worldwide oil and gas industry is “resilient, confident and ready to spend” but is at risk of reverting to overspending, just as an increase in large-project approvals loom.That’s the gist of a new report from Oslo-based, all-in-one classification society…

Outlook Challenge: More Energy, Fewer Emissions

Feb 14, 2019

Supplying the energy needed to support the growing prosperity of the global population yet reducing emissions enough to meet the Paris reduction goals is a major challenge, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said.It is, Dudley said, “a vast and complex problem…

Nigeria Plan for Local Firms Stands on Shaky Ground

Feb 14, 2019

Nigeria's Ministry of Petroleum Resources has recently reiterated its intention to push for an increase of the share to the national crude oil production from indigenous oil and gas companies to 30% in the short-term, but it is not definite…

Equinor Betting Big in Brazil

Feb 13, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor is continuously solidifying its position in Brazil.Indeed, Equinor is considering participating in the upcoming tender of the surplus oil of the “Onerous Assignment”, which saw Petrobras awarded a certain pre…

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