WorldOil U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream 2 pipeline target subsea construction vessels Sanctions aimed at blocking the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany were included by U.S. lawmakers a must-pass defense bill, according to two people familiar with the legislation. Shearwater returns to Turkey for new acquisition and processing contract The survey covers an area of 6,200 km2 and includes fast-track processing, followed by full time and depth processing. The 4-month project starts in Q3 2019 and will be conducted by the Polar Empress immediately after its completion of a full North Sea summer season. Floating Adriatic LNG port closer to easing Russia gas dominance The project is the first of its kind for Croatia, which has the EU’s fifth-longest coastline, and is the result of the U.S. lobbying to reduce the country’s need for Russian gas. Once online, the terminal will have an annual capacity of 2.6 Bcm, equivalent to the country’s annual usage. Poland wins bid to reduce Russian control of EU gas pipeline Poland successfully challenged a European Commission decision that allowed Gazprom PJSC to use most of the capacity on the Opal pipeline in Germany. That link in turn carries fuel from the Baltic Sea Nord Stream pipeline, a key part of the Moscow-based company’s plans to avoid shipping its fuel across Ukraine. Croatia awards six onshore exploration licenses in the Pannonian basin Twenty-five new exploration wells are planned as part of the new cycle of onshore exploration for which Croatia has awarded licenses. Senate panel advances U.S. sanctions against Allseas, Saipem on Nord Stream 2 pipeline The Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced legislation Wednesday that would impose sanctions on undersea construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline for shipping gas from Russia to Germany. EU mulls cutting funds to Turkey as drilling feud escalates The European Union may suspend most high-level contact with Turkey and cut the flow of funds in protest at its drilling activities off the coast of Cyprus. JFMS survey clears Black Sea site to support future oil exploration James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) completes deep-towed subsea survey project for Lukoil, one of the largest publicly traded oil and gas companies in the world, in waters proven to preserve treasures dating back to Venetian golden era of centuries ago. DTEK Oil and Gas to invest $37 million into Ukraine's Zinkivska Block DTEK Oil and Gas and its subsidiaries have been selected as winners in a competition for the largest Product Sharing Agreement (PSA) in Ukrainian history. Over $430 million to be invested in the exploration of oil, gas fields in Ukraine The results of nine international PSA tenders, covering 11.400 km2 of onshore acreages, have been concluded by Intergovernmental Commission on July 1.