WorldOil Lloyd’s Register bags global Master Service Agreement with Statoil Lloyd’s Register has signed a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Statoil, effective Nov. 10 which will cover Statoil’s full project portfolio from new builds to modifications of existing assets. Oil and gas stakeholders collaborate to repel birds from offshore installations and maintain safety Offshore installations provide birds with a perfect landing spot. However, their presence is a globally recognized problem because, if left undisturbed, guano build up can reduce the safety of helidecks. Jackup players collaborate to increase reliability and reduce cost in new DNV GL JIP Lack of properly assessed and defined wear limits for jacking systems can lead to significant downtimes with financial implications for jackup operations. Confidence crisis for North Sea oil and gas industry: AGCC's 23rd Oil and Gas Survey The confidence of North Sea oil and gas contractors is at an all-time low, according to a new industry report released by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) on Thursday. Suncor may scrap oil sands bid if $4.5 billion offer delayed Suncor Energy Inc. said it may scrap its $4.5 billion hostile bid for Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. if Alberta regulators endorse a poison pill that would give the target company more time to find other bidders. Biggest oil buyers pick themselves as winners from OPEC meeting Oil buyers in Asia are sure of one thing as OPEC prepares to meet: They’ll emerge as winners from the group’s rift over production. Aker Solutions wins BP contract for work offshore Norway Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide maintenance and modifications services at BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway. Oil falls as U.S. supplies weighed against drilling decline Oil fell in New York for the first time this week as the U.S. supply glut weighs on prices after crude inventories rose for a ninth week. Canadian Oil Sands seeks white knight as Suncor closes in on bid Suncor Energy Inc.’s battle for Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. is getting more crowded. Lundin’s Selada wildcat disappoints offshore Malaysia Lundin Malaysia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum, has completed the Selada-1 exploration well in Block PM308A, offshore Malaysia. Wood Group wins $90-million contract in Iraq Wood Group has won a new contract worth approximately $90 million to deliver services to one of the blue-chip international oil companies (IOC) in Iraq.