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BSEE works to ensure safety for deepwater GOM production start-up

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently conducted its final pre-production inspection of Chevron’s Big Foot tension leg platform, moored in the Gulf of Mexico about 225 mi south of New Orleans.

Are North Sea operators walking the talk on supply chain collaboration?

Last week, I was in London at the Oil & Gas Council World Energy Capital Assembly (WECA), speaking on a panel about collaboration and capital efficiency in a new oil world.

Eni announces new discovery, start-up, offshore Angola

Eni struck a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.

Equinor has been granted a drilling permit for well 36/1-3 in production license 885

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 36/1-3, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Neptune Energy Norge takes operatorship and equity in Fenja field

Neptune Energy has announced it has completed integration with the former VNG Norge business.

Hess has announced its 2019 E&P capital and exploratory budget

Hess Corporation has announced a 2019 E&P capital and exploratory budget of $2.9 billion. Of this, approximately 75% will be allocated to high return growth assets in the Bakken and Guyana.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

New products and services

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Companies in the news

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Sleepless in the Gulf

What industry leaders expect for 2019

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

By all measures, most of 2018 has been an improvement on 2017, which was markedly better than 2016.

Rovco live 3D visualization project awarded second phase of funding

Rovco, has been awarded further funding to develop the next stage of its integrated live 3D vision and artificial intelligence (AI) survey technology.

HydraWell has executed Aker BP's Valhall field plugging program expeditiously

Through utilization of the PWC (Perforate, Wash & Cement) plug and abandonment method (P&A) on the Valhall field, HydraWell has contributed towards Aker BP executing its plugging program significantly quicker than planned.

President Energy reports successful testing of 2nd well in Rio Negro Province, Argentina

President Energy has provided an update relating to its concessions in Rio Negro Province, Argentina (President 90% and operator - EDHIPSA 10%) including the Puesto Flores/Estancia Vieja Concession ("PF/EV").

Equinor receives green light for a uniquely profitable project

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Troll Phase 3 development. Capital expenditures of $918.5 million (NOK 7.8 billion) will help extend the productive life of the Troll field beyond 2050.

Siemens supplies first lithium-ion battery solution for offshore drilling rig

The long-term sustainability of the offshore oil and gas sector is predicated on reducing costs and minimizing projects’ environmental impacts.

Louisiana offshore port increases oil exports

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) is pushing out the most crude it’s shipped in any one month since the terminal began supertanker exports in February.

ABB has launched remotely operated passenger ferry

Ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II was remotely piloted through test area near Helsinki harbor, proving that human oversight of vessels from anywhere is achievable with today’s technologies

Equinor has been granted drilling permits from Deepsea Bergen and West Hercules facility

Well 35/11-22 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling facility in position 61°5'2.27"N and 3°20'56.92"E after completing the drilling of wildcat well 6407/11-1 for Equinor Energy AS in production license 751.

Lukoil and Kazmunaygas establish a consortium on Zhenis project, Caspian

President of PJSC LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC KazMunayGas Alik Aidarbayev signed agreements on joint cooperation and financing of the Zhenis project in the Kazakhstan's sector of the Caspian Sea.

Neptune Energy submits ‘Decision to Continue’ report for Cara project

Subsea tieback solution to Gjøa platform proposed for Norwegian North Sea oil and gas development.