WorldOil Bordelon Marine takes delivery of ultra-light intervention vessel Bordelon Marine has taken delivery of the M/V Shelia Bordelon, a DP2 Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel (ULIV). Big oil investors give cold shoulder to climate change Investor resolutions urging corporate leaders to be more environmentally friendly in how they run their businesses are being rolled out at a record pace this year for the energy industry. Just don’t expect them to pass. Ecopetrol’s new strategy targets 870,000 bopd by 2020 Ecopetrol, the worst performing major oil stock in the past year, is scraping a high-growth strategy to focus on preserving margins and boosting reserves. Questerre enters into MOU for oil shale acreage in Jordan Canada-based Questerre Energy has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the appraisal and development of oil shale acreage in Jordan. Bentec wins rig and equipment contracts for Caspian Sea and onshore Russia Drilling rig and oilfield equipment manufacturer Bentec has won three major, multi-million dollar contracts. The company also confirms its further expansion into the offshore market. Non-OPEC production growth reduced by over 2 MMbopd towards 2020: Rystad Energy Non-OPEC liquids growth potential of 5.5 MMbopd over the next five years has been reduced by over 2 MMbopd to 3.3 MMbopd, according to Rystad Energy’s most recent forecasts. New offshore wind blowing in North America: Douglas-Westwood For the U.S. energy industry, 2014 will be remembered as the year when crude oil prices fell below $50/bbl, resulting in significant realignments in the sector, noted Douglas-Westwood’s DW Monday. South Sudan oil field becomes battleground in civil war as economy reels After 17 months of civil war spanning a swathe of South Sudan bigger than Syria, President Salva Kiir’s survival may hinge on the fate of a single oil field. Paloch in Upper Nile state, the only region still pumping crude in a nation with sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest reserves, has re-emerged as the rebels’ prime target. Statoil orders Kongsberg technology delivery for Johan Sverdrup field Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a call-off order for delivery of the Safety and Automation System (SAS), Life Cycle Simulator and SAS Information Management System for the four platforms on the Johan Sverdrup field centre in Norway. Canadian Natural shuts more output as Alberta fire rages Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. reduced production from its Kirby South oil-sands operation in Alberta, raising the amount of production brought offline because of a nearby forest fire to the 233,000 bpd facility. Oil becoming ‘mundane return-on-capital’ business to hedge fund manager “Having to do things like drill in the Arctic” and “deal with Mr. Putin” are some of the reasons hedge fund manager Jim Chanos said he’s “really negative” on integrated oil companies.