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Well-centric awarded North Sea well integrity contract with Chrysaor

Well-Centric, a leading independent specialist operating in the well integrity and production technology sectors of the oil and gas industry, has secured a contract worth up to £300,000 per year with independent exploration and production company, Chrysaor.

Wintershall deploys Emerson's wireless downhole monitoring system

Emerson’s latest Roxar Downhole Sensor System has been deployed on the Maria field offshore Norway, providing the field’s operator Wintershall with improved well integrity monitoring and offshore safety.

Norway's oil bosses insist end isn't nigh after $35-billion shock

Can Norway dump $35 billion in oil and gas investments, and simultaneously convince that same industry to throw money into the country’s own fossil-fuel future? After the initial shock of learning that Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund wants nothing to do with it, the petroleum industry says both are in fact possible.

Caterpillar acquires ultrasonic impact technology capabilities

Through its recent acquisition of Applied Ultrasonics, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, now offers ultrasonic impact technology (UIT).

Highland's Ocean Rig bet: Fail in Caymans? Try the Marshalls

A battle of so-called bankruptcy tourists has erupted in New York court, with unclear consequences for global companies and their bondholders.

Consent granted for start-up of production from Maria field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of production from the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea.

Rosneft drills world's longest well in Sakhalin

Rosneft, as a member of Sakhalin-1 Consortium, successfully completed drilling of the world's longest well from Orlan platform at Chaivo field in the Sea of Okhotsk.

Norbit acquires field monitoring specialists Aptomar

Norwegian technology group Norbit has acquired field monitoring specialist Aptomar.

Well-Safe Solutions secures its first contract with TAQA Bratani

Well-Safe Solutions has signed its first contract after launching in July this year.

ADES wins contract for ADMARINE III jackup with Egypt's GPC

ADES International Holding Ltd., the London-listed company providing offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa through its subsidiaries, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new contract for its ADMARINE III offshore jackup rig.

EMGS announces two multi-client surveys offshore Indonesia

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has announced that it has received Letters of Intent for two contracts under which EMGS will perform prefunded multi-client acquisitions offshore Indonesia.

BSEE director: Deepwater Gulf of Mexico is key to energy dominance

Oil and gas production from deepwater projects play a significant role in the Nation's energy program. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle stressed the substantial contribution from deep water and how future exploration and development will be critical to the achievement of energy dominance.

Eni's giant gas field prompts Egypt to end imports in 2018

Egypt will stop importing liquefied natural gas in 2018 and may eventually export gas after it starts producing this year at the giant Eni SpA-operated Zohr field off the country’s Mediterranean coast, Oil Minister Tarek El-Molla said.

ADNOC signs framework agreement with CNPC to expand partnership

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a framework agreement, with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) covering various areas of potential collaboration including potential offshore opportunities and the sour gas development projects.

ADES, Vantage Drilling form JV to provide deepwater drilling services in Egypt

ADES International Holding Ltd., the London-listed company providing offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa through its subsidiaries, has announced that its subsidiary ADES S.A.E has entered into a long-term joint venture (JV) agreement with a subsidiary of Vantage Drilling International.

SBM Offshore starts Liza FPSO conversion

Following SBM Offshore’s completion of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) and a final investment decision on the Liza Phase 1 Development project by ExxonMobil in June 2017, SBM is has announced the next step in its scope for the FPSO.

Hess Corp. issues statement on impact from incident at Shell Enchilada platform

Hess Corporation has released a statement about the impact on its operations resulting from a fire at the Shell Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell advised in a statement on Nov. 12 that a plan for repairing the damaged portions of the asset is being developed.

Africa Oil, Eco announce strategic partnership for exploration in West Africa, Guyana

Africa Oil Corp. has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd. for exploration in West Africa and Guyana.

Fugro welcomes multi-role survey vessel to its fleet

The newly named MV Kobi Ruegg has joined Fugro’s vessel fleet and is set to begin her first project in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea.

UK, Norway join forces to optimize late-life field assets and field abandonment

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) are hosting joint technology hackathon events later this month to collectively tackle operator late life and decommissioning challenges.