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Shell Arctic support vessel turned back by Greenpeace activists

Greenpeace USA activists suspended from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, for more than 30 hours have prevented Shell’s Arctic drilling support vessel, the Fennica, from leaving Portland.

Wood Group awarded FEED contract from Woodside

Wood Group has secured a new contract to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Woodside operated proposed Browse Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Development, offshore Western Australia.

Sparrows Group breaks into Malaysian market through Eftech partnership

Sparrows Group has expanded into the Malaysian market after forming a strategic partnership with a local service provider in the region, Efficient Technology Sdn Bhd (Eftech), as part of the company’s plans to treble business in Asia Pacific over the next five years.

Total sells minority interests in West of Shetland fields

Total is to sell 20% of its interests in Laggan, Tormore, Edradour and Glenlivet fields, in the West of Shetland area, to SSE E&P UK Limited for around $876 million (£565 million).

Anadarko finds gas in ultra-deep waters offshore Colombia

Anadarko Petroleum's Kronos-1 well has proved the presence of hydrocarbons in the ultra-deep waters of the Colombian south Caribbean area, Ecopetrol, a partner in the well, said.

ConocoPhillips extends Mærsk Innovator contract

ConocoPhillips Norway has awarded Maersk Drilling a contract extension for the Mærsk Innovator for work on Eldfisk field, part of the greater Ekofisk area, offshore Norway.

UK names final winners from 28th seaward licensing round

The Oil and Gas Authority—the UK oil and gas regulator—announced the remaining winners from the 28th Offshore Licensing Round on Monday.

Technip awarded EPCIC contract for Petronas FLNG1

Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract by Petronas Carigali for the tie-in of the PFLNG1 facility to the KAKG-A platform in Kanowit field.

FERC approves Excelerate Energy's Puerto Rico FLNG project

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted authorization to Excelerate Energy, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), to site, construct, and operate the proposed Aguirre Offshore GasPort project.

Husky assessing West White Rose development options

Husky Energy continues to assess potential development options for the West White Rose extension in the Jeanne d'Arc basin, the company said Monday.

China court allows NGO’s oil spill lawsuit amid pollution fight

A Chinese court allowed a lawsuit by a domestic non-governmental organization against Cnooc Ltd. and ConocoPhillips over the Bohai Bay oil spill in 2011, in what may be one of the first tests for the government’s new environmental-protection laws.

Enterprise completes $1.5-billion Gulf of Mexico sale

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has closed on the sale of its offshore Gulf of Mexico pipelines and services business to Genesis Energy L.P. for approximately $1.5 billion in cash.

Seabed Geosolutions secures two new contracts

Seabed Geosolutions will soon mobilise for the variation order that was signed Monday by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) with CGG to conduct a shallow water seabed survey.

Panoro Energy spuds Aje-5 well offshore Nigeria

Panoro Energy has commenced drilling on the Aje-5 production well on the OML 113 license, offshore Nigeria.

China answers Japan rig concern with joint-development offer

China repeated a call Friday for talks with Japan over joint development of gas and oil resources in contested waters in the East China Sea.

After deadly blast, 2.7 MMbbl of Pemex oil go missing

Petroleos Mexicanos seems to have misplaced 2.7 MMbbl of oil.

Oil rigs left idling turn Caribbean into expensive parking lot

Imagine parking your $300 million boat for months out in the open sea, with well-paid mechanics hovering around it and the engine running.

Statoil spuds first production well on Gina Krog field

Drilling of the first production well at Gina Krog field has started, just eight days after the rig arrived at the North Sea field.

Det Norske seeks 20 MMbbl more of Johan Sverdrup resources

Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA is claiming as much as 20 MMbbl more of Johan Sverdrup oil field as it appeals a government decision that reduced its stake in the giant deposit offshore Norway.

Statoil finds gas, condensate in North Sea's Julius prospect

Statoil and Total E&P Norge, its partner in PL146/PL333, have made a gas and condensate discovery in the Julius prospect, in the King Lear area of the North Sea.