http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Schlumberger, Chevron Energy Technology sign software agreement http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/27/schlumberger-chevron-energy-technology-sign-software-agreement Schlumberger has announced the signing of a long-term software contract with Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC), a division of Chevron U.S.A. Chevron pulls out of Australian gas project with Beach Energy http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/27/chevron-pulls-out-of-australian-gas-project-with-beach-energy Chevron Corp. withdrew from a natural gas exploration venture in central Australia, as the second-biggest U.S. energy producer curtails spending. CNOOC surprises with 6.6% gain in annual profit as peers slump http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/27/cnooc-surprises-with-66-gain-in-annual-profit-as-peers-slump CNOOC, China’s biggest offshore explorer, reported a 6.6% percent increase in annual profit even as the plunge in crude prices hit explorers across the world. Polarled pipe-laying underway, Statoil says http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/27/polarled-pipe-laying-underway-statoil-says The Solitaire pipe-laying vessel started the first stage of the Polarled installation project on Thursday, Statoil has reported. The 482-km long pipeline will transport gas from Aasta Hansteen field, in the Norwegian Sea, to Nyhamna, in western Norway. Helix, Shell in deepwater well intervention semisubmersible contract extension http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/27/helix-shell-in-deepwater-well-intervention-semisubmersible-contract-extension Helix Energy has entered into a new multi-year contract with Shell to provide well intervention services in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico utilizing Helix’s Q4000. Statoil to drill wildcat well in PL 029B in North Sea http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/27/statoil-to-drill-wildcat-well-in-pl-029b-in-north-sea Statoil Petroleum has recieved a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for wildcat well 15/6-13 in PL 029B, near the Gina Krogh field in the central North Sea. Cray to deliver supercomputer to PGS http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/27/cray-to-deliver-supercomputer-to-pgs Cray Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) with a Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. Total, DNO keep pumping oil and gas in Yemen after airstrikes http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/27/total-dno-keep-pumping-oil-and-gas-in-yemen-after-airstrikes Total and DNO said they continue to pump oil and natural gas in Yemen after Saudi Arabia and its allies bombed rebel targets in the nation. SemGroup to build U.S. Gulf Coast pipeline system for Motiva refineries http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/26/semgroup-to-build-us-gulf-coast-pipeline-system-for-motiva-refineries TULSA -- SemGroup Corporation will construct, own and operate three new pipelines in Louisiana, collectively named the Maurepas Pipelines. Russia sets terms for Schlumberger’s Eurasia Drilling bid amid sanctions http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/26/russia-sets-terms-for-schlumberger-s-eurasia-drilling-bid-amid-sanctions Schlumberger Ltd. must satisfy a list of conditions, in part linked to sanctions, to gain approval for its $1.7 billion bid to buy Russia’s largest oil driller. Schlumberger introduces coiled tubing real-time multiset inflatable packer http://www.worldoil.com/news/2015/3/26/schlumberger-introduces-coiled-tubing-real-time-multiset-inflatable-packer Schlumberger has announced the release of the ACTive Straddle coiled tubing (CT) real-time multiset inflatable packer.