WorldOil Shell moves ahead with deepwater Appomattox development in Gulf of Mexico THE HAGUE -- Royal Dutch Shell has announced the final investment decision (FID) to advance the Appomattox deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico. This decision authorizes the construction and installation of Shell’s eighth and largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Canada’s NEB approves Quicksilver's LNG export license Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the application of Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. for a 25-year natural gas export license with a maximum term quantity of 733 Bcm. The issuance of this license is subject to the approval of the Governor in Council. Fugro finalizes divestment of multi-client data library LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands -- Fugro has finalized the sale of its multi-client data library to Spectrum ASA, for a cash consideration of $115 million. FEED phase entered for Browse FLNG development, Woodside says Woodside, as a participant in the Browse FLNG Development, advised Wednesday that an agreement has been reached to enter the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for the proposed development. Statoil suspends Scarabeo 5 on overcapacity Statoil has decided to suspend Scarabeo 5 due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio, the company announced Wednesday. Wood Group wins onshore pipeline work for Origin Energy Wood Group has secured a $1-million contract with Origin Energy to provide detailed design engineering for the onshore pipelines related to the Halladale, Black Watch and Speculant (HBWS) Natural Gas Project in South West Victoria, Australia. Ukraine halts Russian gas purchases as talks on deal fail Ukraine halted purchases of Russian natural gas after its bigger neighbor took away most of a price discount and declined to sign a three-way accord with the European Union through the winter heating season. Russia seen extending oil-sales lead with second China pipeline Russia is set to strengthen its position as the biggest oil supplier to China in the coming decade with a planned second pipeline link to Chinese refineries, according to a unit of Fitch Group Inc. OPEC crude production surges as Iraq pumps at record pace Iraqi crude production climbed to a record this month, helping send OPEC output to the highest level since August 2012. Oklahoma woman blaming fracing for quake can sue oil firms New Dominion LLC can be sued by an Oklahoma woman injured when her fireplace fell on her during an earthquake that she blames on disposal wells tied to fracking. Canada announces appointment of new member to the NEB The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, has announced the appointment of Dr. Murray Lytle as a full-time member of the National Energy Board (NEB) for a term of seven years.