WorldOil Clariant upgrades facility in Midland, Texas Clariant has announced the inauguration of a new state-of-the-art laboratory at its facility in Midland, Texas. Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre will boost sustainable shipping The technology group Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new Hybrid Centre, the first of its kind in the world. ARDCO introduces AMT Dump Beds for multi-purpose truck ARDCO announces the launch of its new AMT Dump Beds for the articulating multi-purpose truck (AMT), offering payloads of 10 to 20 tons, volume upgrades for lighter materials, and tire options to suit extreme conditions where other articulated dump trucks simply can’t perform. Shell sells upstream interests in Denmark for $1.9 billion Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), through its affiliate Shell Overseas Holdings Limited, has reached an agreement with publicly listed Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco), to sell its shares in Shell Olie-og Gasudvinding Danmark B.V. (SOGU) for a consideration amount of $1.9 billion. Egypt seen planning new oil, gas contracts to attract investors Egypt is working on a new model for future oil and gas production contracts in undeveloped areas to spur exploration and help become self-sufficient in energy. Argentina plans to close LNG importing facility Argentina plans to close a facility for importing LNG, after booming production in Vaca Muerta turned the country into a seasonal exporter. Iraq wants to know how buyers use its oil Iraq would like to know how and where its oil will be used, as demand rises for Middle Eastern cargoes to replace shipments from Iran. Houston Ducks Unlimited to host inaugural legacy gala The Houston Ducks Unlimited (DU) chapter will host its inaugural Legacy Gala, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston to honor Bruce Culpepper and Shell Oil Company. UTEC extends surveying capabilities with new autonomous underwater vehicle launch and recovery system UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, successfully commissioned its new launch and recovery system (LARS) for the fleet of seven autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) it uses for seabed surveys in the oil and renewables industries. Titan Torque invests in the future with state-of-the-art EnerQuip torque machine Titan Torque has doubled its operational capacity – and signaled its long-term confidence in the offshore oil and gas industry – with a major investment in a new torque system from EnerQuip. Schneider Electric delivers profitable safety Schneider Electric has demonstrated how it enables customers to extend real-time control from only operational efficiency to include operational safety, security and profitability.