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ABB launches Customer Experience Center for digital leadership

ABB has opened a new Customer Experience Center at its R&D Competence Center in Bergamo, Northern Italy.

Eni, CNR create R&D partnership for energy sector decarbonization

Massimo Inguscio, president of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), and Claudio Descalzi, Eni CEO, following their meeting held last May, have signed a Joint Research Agreement (JRA), to set up four linked research centers in southern Italy. Also, in attendance were Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Minister for Southern Italy Barbara Lezzi and the President of the Apulia Region, Michele Emiliano.

Equinor reports record-breaking lift completes the Johan Sverdrump field center

Three days – that’s what it took to lift four of the last pieces in the Johan Sverdrup puzzle into place – the two final platform topsides, a bridge and a flare stack. The processing platform lift was the heaviest lift ever performed offshore.

Angus Energy inks deal with P.W. Well Servies for Brockham operations

Angus Energy is pleased to announce that the company has entered into a rig contract with P.W. Well Services Limited to complete the forthcoming work over operations at Brockham.

Greenland Gas & Oil gets new license, provides Jameson update

Greenland Gas & Oil Limited (‘GGO’ or the ‘Company’) is pleased to confirm the award of a new license and extension of existing licenses, as well as provide details of upcoming operational activities on its Jameson Land acreage located onshore south-east Greenland.

Equinor awards Johan Sverdrup contract for subsea production system

On behalf of the Johan Sverdrup license, Equinor is awarding a contract for constructing and installing the subsea production system for project phase 2 to TechnipFMC.

Google, Chevron execs say industry must keep up with data transformation, other tech trends

At the Norwegian Energy Day on Tuesday, March 19, hosted by the Norwegian Consulate General and several corporate sponsors, speakers from Google and Chevron told the audience that the oil and gas industry needs to do more, and do it faster, to adapt to the digital transformation and other related trends.

NPD reports production start at Oda field

The Oda field started to produce oil and gas on March 16, 2019. The field, which is located 13 km east of Ula in the North Sea, is operated by Spirit Energy.

Neptune Energy awards rig contract

Neptune Energy Norge AS has awarded a rig contract for six wells to CIMC Offshore AS.

MCEDD 2019 paves the way to realizing a future of increasing demand

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Gulf Quest LLC, a Gulf Energy Information and Quest Offshore JV, is hosting this year’s 16th annual Marine, Construction & Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD) conference on April 2–4, at London’s Novotel London West hotel. Once again, attendees can expect to hear about the latest advances in the engineering, development and production of oil and gas in deepwater and ultra-deepwater fields around the globe.

Aker BP declares successful exploration well on Froskelår

Aker BP has successfully completed the Froskelår Main exploration well in license 869 in the Alvheim area.

4Subsea acquires Astori

4Subsea, a leading provider of technology and services to oil & gas and offshore wind operators worldwide, reports the acquisition of Astori AS.

Siccar Point Energy spuds Blackrock exploration well

Siccar Point Energy has commenced its 2019 drilling campaign with the spudding of an exploration well at the Blackrock prospect.

Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside ready for sail-away

With 560 beds the Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside is the largest of its kind in Norway. The fourth and last platform for the first phase of the giant project is now ready for sail-away from Kværner’s yard on Stord to the Johan Sverdrup field, where it will be installed in a single lift.

PSA investigates incident on Åsgard B platform

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to investigate an incident involved a dropped object on the Åsgard B facility on March 13, 2019.

Equinor to extend the life of eight NCS installations

Equinor has received the authorities’ approval for extending the life of eight installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) during the last three years.

Angus Energy announces SPA for purchase of 20% interest in Lidsey License

Angus Energy has announced that it has entered into a legally binding sale and purchase agreement with Doriemus Plc for the purchase of Doriemus's 20% interest in the Lidsey oilfield License (including its 30% direct participating working interest in the Lidsey-X2 production well).

DTEK Oil & Gas wins Ukraine’s first open auction for subsurface exploration permit

Oil Gas Systems, LLC - a subsidiary of DTEK Oil & Gas - has purchased the special permit for subsurface exploration of the Svitankovo-Lohivskyi license site in eastern Ukraine for UAH 85 million ($3.17 million) at open auction.

Maersk Supply Service secures second walk-to-work contract with Total Denmark

Newbuild vessel, Maersk Involver, has been fixed for 161 days to support maintenance of the DAN F platform, located offshore Esbjerg for walk-to-walk and accommodation services.

UK shale gas potential seen as good as the best in the U.S.

Britain’s shale gas production has the potential to be as good as the best performing shale basin in the U.S., the Marcellus formation.