Austin Strikes Oil in ColoradoMay 26, 2016
Austin Exploration Limited has announced that drilling has intersected a significant 790-foot column of oil in the Pierre formation at the company’s flagship Pathfinder project...
UK Oil and Gas industry at Forefront of Decommissioning GloballyMay 26, 2016
The UK oil and gas industry is set to become a pioneer in decommissioning activity globally and has the opportunity to become leaders in this field according to Wood Mackenzie.
Exploration Drilling Commences at BrasseMay 24, 2016
Faroe Petroleum has announced the commencement of the Faroe-operated Brasse exploration well 31/7-1 in the Norwegian North Sea...
Well Abandonment to Take Centre Stage at Industry EventMay 23, 2016
A growing number of UKCS assets have already reached, or are approaching, the end of their economic lives. This has resulted in rapid growth of decommissioning activity in the North Sea...
Announcement of the Norwegian 23rd Licensing Round AwardsMay 19, 2016
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has awarded ten new licenses, consisting of 40 blocks in total. Three of the licenses are located in the newly opened area in the Barents Sea southeast, outside the county of Finnmark. Thirteen companies are offered participating interest.
Extension of Concession Contracts for the Marlim and Voador FieldsMay 18, 2016
Petrobras reports that it has signed an extension of the concession contracts for the Marlim and Voador fields with the Brazilian National Petroleum Agency (ANP)...
Statoil Farms into Turkey Onshore AcreageMay 16, 2016
Statoil has entered a binding letter agreement into two exploration licenses in the Thrace region in the European north-western part of Turkey.
Consent for Exploration Drilling for Faroe PetroleumMay 13, 2016
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has granted Faroe Petroleum consent to drill an exploration well in block 37/1.
ExxonMobil Starts Production at Point ThomsonApr 25, 2016
ExxonMobil reports it has started production at its Point Thomson project, the first company-operated project on Alaska’s North Slope.
Positive Production Test of Gavea Appraisal Well in BrazilApr 19, 2016
Statoil, together with operator Repsol Sinopec and partner Petrobras, reports the completion of the Gavea A1 well in the ultra-deep pre-salt block BM-C-33 in the Campos basin in Brazil.
Statoil Contracts for Removal, Disposal and Recycling of the Huldra PlatformApr 14, 2016
Statoil reports that Hereema Marine Contractors Nederland SE will remove the platform and transport it to shore, while AF Offshore Decom AS has been awarded the contract for disposal...
Montrose BLP Topside Leaves Heerema ZwijndrechtApr 11, 2016
The Montrose Bridge Linked Platform (BLP) topside has sailed out from Heerema Zwijndrecht, one of the production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG).
First Steel Cut on Maersk Oil’s Culzean TopsidesApr 8, 2016
Fabrication of the billion dollar topsides destined for the Maersk Oil operated USD 4.5 billion UK North Sea megaproject, Culzean has begun.
Construction Start on Johan Sverdrup PlatformApr 1, 2016
Statoil reports that apprentice Jens Erik Eriksen in Kværner and Norway’s minister of petroleum and energy Tord Lien marked the construction start on the Johan Sverdrup...
Eni Enters into the Upstream of MoroccoMar 30, 2016
Eni has signed a Farm-Out Agreement (FOA) with Chariot Oil & Gas to enter into Rabat Deep Offshore exploration permits I-VI, located in the Northern Atlantic Margin of Morocco.
Eni Awarded New Offshore Ghana Exploration LicenceMar 30, 2016
Eni has been awarded a new exploration licence, the Cape Three Points Block 4, located in the prolific Tano basin, offshore Ghana.
Research to Study Decommissioning of Subsea StructuresMar 28, 2016
Research that will support decommissioning by exploring approaches to the recovery of subsea structures is to be carried out by...
Eni Starts Goliat ProductionMar 15, 2016
Eni has reported the start production on the Goliat field, located 85 kilometres northwest of Hammerfest, within Production License 229, in a ice-free area in the Barents Sea off Norway.
Industry Project on Subsea Processing Pumping StandardizationMar 9, 2016
A joint industry project (JIP) to standardize subsea processing systems has been kick-started by DNV GL with industry partners Petrobras, Shell, Statoil and Woodside...
New Decommissioning Industry PartnershipMar 9, 2016
Two dynamic Aberdeen companies have built on an established collaboration partnership to offer clients an integrated service to support and manage their decommissioning activities.
Asset Guardian Solutions Software SelectedMar 3, 2016
Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specialises in protecting companies’ process control software assets, announced that Total E&P UK has selected its software management platform...
Gas Modelling for Australia Pacific LNGMar 3, 2016
Xodus Group has delivered a new Integrated Production Modelling simulation suite for Origin to run complex scheduling scenarios for the Australia Pacific LNG project.
Noreco Sale of Norwegian Exploration ActivitiesMar 2, 2016
Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has announced that its fully owned subsidiary Noreco Norway AS (Noreco Norway) has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with...
Masirah Oil commences drilling in Oman’s offshore Block 50Feb 29, 2016
Masirah Oil Limited and its partners has started the drilling of exploration well Manarah-1 in Block 50 Oman. The prospect Manarah-1 is targeted for a depth of more than 3 km,