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Customized subsea technology used in Western Australia pipeline repair

Engineering teams from UK-based subsea connector specialists Hydratight and Norwegian technologists Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) have completed a major deepwater pipeline repair in Western Australia.

Native American tribes claim oil tankers threaten endangered orcas

Endangered killer whales in the waters west of Seattle face heightened risk from an increased traffic of tankers that will carry oil from Kinder Morgan Inc.’s $5.4 billion Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, two Native American organizations claim in a federal lawsuit.

TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for Exxon's Liza project, offshore Guyana

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp. for the engineering, manufacture and delivery of the subsea equipment for the proposed Liza deepwater project.

Trump said to order oil drilling study off California coast

President Donald Trump will open the door to new oil and natural gas drilling in Pacific waters off the coast of California with a directive Friday that sets up a certain clash with environmentalists.

GE, Halvorsen TEC consortium to supply seawater sulfate removal unit for Johan Castberg

Marking a commercial milestone in process water treatment for the offshore oil and gas industry, Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has selected a consortium led by GE Water & Process Technologies and Halvorsen TEC to supply a complete seawater sulfate removal unit (SRU) to help protect production wells in Statoil’s Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea, off Norway.

NPD doubles resource estimate for Barents Sea

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new calculations, the undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea are twice as large as previously assumed.

Gazprom Neft drills first multi-hole "fishbone" well on Russian Arctic Shelf

The first-ever, multi-hole “fishbone” well involving multiple horizontal branches has been drilled and commissioned at the Prirazlomnaya offshore rig — the only project on the Russian Arctic shelf at which commercial oil production is currently ongoing.

Aqualis Offshore contracted to provide Bahrain floatover

Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by South Korean OCEANUS Co. Ltd. to provide specialist floatover services for an LNG regasification platform topside offshore Bahrain.

New ABS guidance addresses dropped objects

ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has provided a systematic approach to dropped object management and prevention.

Lundin Norway completes drilling of Edvard Grieg appraisal well

Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 16/1-27 at Edvard Grieg field in the central part of the North Sea.

Lukoil produces 2 million tonnes at Vladimir Filanovsky field

LUKOIL has reached another milestone with 2 million tonnes of oil, produced at Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea.

BP awards FEED contract for Cassia Compression Project offshore Trinidad and Tobago

Fluor Corporation has announced that it was selected by BP Trinidad and Tobago (BP) to perform the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Cassia Compression Project off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog during first-quarter 2017.

TGS announces Crean 3D multi-client project in Ireland

TGS announces new multi-client acquisition project, Crean 3D on the Irish Atlantic Margin.

Exxon won't get drilling waiver for Russia, Treasury Chief says

Exxon Mobil Corp. won’t be allowed to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russia to resume drilling for oil in a joint venture that seeks to tap billions of barrels of that country’s crude.

BP Gulf oil spill damage valued at $17.2 billion in new study

BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused damage to beaches, animals, fish, and coral that the public values at $17.2 billion, according to a financial accounting released on the seventh anniversary of the disaster.

Gulf of Mexico is equally important as Permian for U.S. oil production, Rystad says

Since the early days of U.S. shale development, we have observed impressive efficiency and well productivity gains realized by E&P companies. These gains were triggered by a gradual learning process, optimization of completion techniques and well configuration, and high grading of drilling locations and equipment.

Over 6 Bcm of hydrocarbons reportedly produced from Vietnam's Moc Tinh and Hai Thach fields since 2003

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, chairman of the Gazprom management committee, and Nguyen Vu Truong Son, CEO and member of the board of directors of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), took place in Moscow on April 19th.

Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling in Barents Sea

Statoil is the operator for production license 532 in the Barents Sea and has received consent to drill exploration well 7219/9-2 in a prospect named Kayak.

ONS reveals theme for next year's event, ONS 2018: INNOVATE

ONS has announced the main theme for next year’s event, ONS 2018. The main theme is INNOVATE.

Wind powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

The DNV GL-led joint industry project for wind powered water injection (WIN WIN) has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection.