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Oil and gas stakeholders collaborate to repel birds from offshore installations and maintain safety

Offshore installations provide birds with a perfect landing spot. However, their presence is a globally recognized problem because, if left undisturbed, guano build up can reduce the safety of helidecks.

Aker Solutions wins BP contract for work offshore Norway

Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide maintenance and modifications services at BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway.

Lundin’s Selada wildcat disappoints offshore Malaysia

Lundin Malaysia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum, has completed the Selada-1 exploration well in Block PM308A, offshore Malaysia.

Penspen awarded engineering study for the development of offshore field in Nigeria

Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and management services to the energy industry, has been awarded a contract from Sirius Group to conduct an engineering study for the monetiZation of gas reserves from oilfields offshore Niger Delta.

DNV GL study calls for technology improvements to reduce costs for Barents Sea developments

OG21 has received the DNV GL study of technologies that should be developed for year-round oil and gas production at 74 degrees North in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

qedi wins commissioning contract from Apache North Sea

qedi, Amec Foster Wheeler's completions and commissioning provider, has been awarded a commissioning contract from Apache North Sea for the brownfield modifications on all their North Sea assets.

Egypt’s Zohr gas field could boost other east Mediterranean projects: GlobalData

With the giant Zohr gas field in Egypt expected to come online by 2018, and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi agreeing to remove any political obstacles to Eni commercializing the field, the stage is being set for a wider regional development plan catalyzing other projects in the east Mediterranean, according to GlobalData.

New well confirms deepwater oil find in Potiguar basin's Pitu area: Petrobras

An extension well has confirmed the presence of oil in the Pitu area, Petrobras announced. The discovery of this accumulation in the deep waters of the Potiguar basin was first announced on Dec. 17, 2013.

Electric fault curbs Alvheim FPSO production capacity

Production capacity at the Alvheim FPSO will be reduced for about four weeks due to an electric fault in the high voltage drive motor for one of the vessel's gas export compressors, Det norske oljeselskap said Tuesday.

Grandweld delivers dive maintenance and support vessel to ADNOC

Grandweld, one of United Arab Emirates leading shipyards, has delivered one dive maintenance and support vessel to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Lundin spuds Barents Sea exploration well on Ørnen prospect

Lundin Norway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum, has started drilling exploration well 7130/4-1 on the Ørnen prospect.

Seadrill turns to loss on $1.8-billion writedown in oil rout

Seadrill Ltd., the offshore driller controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen, reported its first quarterly loss since 2011 as a collapse in oil prices reduced demand for its rigs.

Unique Group expands into Saudi Arabia

Unique Group, an integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is making its first move into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of two new facilities in Riyadh and Dammam.

Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling in the North Sea

The PSA has now granted Statoil consent for exploration drilling.

TGS' broadband reprocessing of 2D seismic covering the entire offshore Portuguese shelf

TGS has announced the broadband reprocessing of 22,847 km 2D seismic offshore Portugal. This project, which utilizes TGS' broadband solution Clari-Fi, is now fully underway.

Noble and BG agree to partnership in Block 12, offshore Cyprus

Noble Energy, Inc., announced today a farm-out agreement for a portion of its interest in Block 12 offshore Cyprus with BG International.

Norway offshore fleet faces more pain as 100 vessels stacked

The number of Norwegian offshore vessels with nothing to do has gone from zero to 100 in just a year. And the woes are far from over, the industry’s top lobbyist said.

DNV GL conducts largest ever release of CO2 from an underwater pipeline

To fully understand the environmental and safety implications associated with the development of CO2 pipelines, DNV GL is conducting the oil and gas industry’s largest ever controlled release of carbon dioxide from an underwater pipeline.

Ophir completes wildcat exploration in Gulf of Thailand

Ophir Energy plc has completed operations on the G4/50-11 wildcat exploration in the South Western Graben of the Gulf of Thailand.

Amec Foster Wheeler ‘uniquely placed’ to lead North Sea decommissioning

Amec Foster Wheeler is ‘uniquely placed’ for decommissioning work in the North Sea oil and gas industry thanks to its experience in the nuclear sector.