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Saipem plans renewables push as oil clients keep lid on spending

Saipem SpA is looking beyond black gold, to green.

Aker BP acquires King Lear discovery

Aker BP has entered into an agreement with Equinor Energy to acquire its 77.8% interest in the King Lear gas/condensate discovery in the Norwegian North Sea for a cash consideration of $250 million.

Oil majors offload Gulf of Mexico fields to hunt bigger finds

Big Oil is giving up looking for singles and doubles in the Gulf of Mexico: Now it’s home runs or bust.

C-Kore Systems launches new in-line testing tools

C-Kore Systems are proud to announce a new ‘in-line’ version of their C-Kore subsea testing tools.

Petrobras, Murphy E&P form JV with Gulf of Mexico assets

Petrobras informs that today its subsidiary, Petrobras America Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement with Murphy Exploration & Production Company – USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, to form a joint venture company comprised of producing oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico.

Chariot Oil & Gas announces Prospect S well result, offshore Namibia

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited, the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, has announced the result of the well on the Central Blocks license, offshore Namibia.

ICON completes world's deepest CAN-ductor deployment and recovery

The world's deepest installation of a CAN-ductor (Conductor Anchor Node suction pile with integrated conductor) well foundation has been completed after being successfully recovered from Woodside Energy's Ferrand-1 deepwater exploration well.

Analytics can optimize oil and gas equipment performance, predict failures

Andy Weatherhead, Rockwell Automation

Given the opportunity that analytics present, and the pressures facing oil and gas producers, the question isn’t, “Can analytics help improve our operations?” but rather, “How long can we compete without them?”

Data-driven solutions improve oil field productivity

Glen Breerwood, Christoffer Nåden, Halliburton

A suite of permanent monitoring products takes well monitoring one step further by providing accurate, reliable and cost-effective multi-point temperature and pressure sensing.

Advancing drilling operations through collaborative work and innovation

Tristam Horn, DeltaTek Global

Advances in drilling technology are helping to unlock challenging reservoirs and achieve the industry-wide goal of maximizing economic recovery. This article discusses the importance of innovation and collaboration for the industry moving forward, and how new technologies are maximizing efficiencies and reducing costs.

Chevron exits Norway as wider retreat looms from North Sea

Chevron Corp. is selling its last remaining oil exploration license in Norway, putting it one step closer to a full retreat from the aging North Sea basin as the U.S. major seeks higher returns elsewhere.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Nine Energy Service has rolled out enhanced SkyView wireline trucks.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Norway’s largest and longest pipeline, laid by the vessel Saipem Castorone, has reached Johan Sverdrup field.

Executive viewpoint

Rob Hull, Halliburton

21st century commercialization: Where are we now?

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Let’s party

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Windows to the hole

Equinor launches power-from-shore solution for Johan Sverdrup

Today the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Kjell-Børge Freiberg, officially opened the power-from-shore solution which will provide the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea with electricity for more than 50 years. Power from shore makes Johan Sverdrup one of the most carbon-efficient fields worldwide.

Noia accepting nominations for 2019 Industry Achievement Awards

Noia has informed its members, the oil & gas industry, and the public that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Industry Achievement Awards. Nominations will remain open until 5 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018, for both the Outstanding Contribution Award and the Rising Star Award.

Aqualis Offshore completes Bahrain floatover

Aqualis Offshore has completed the floatover installation of the REGAS topside offshore Bahrain as part of the Bahrain LNG Import Terminal.

C-Innovation opens new Port Fourchon dock facility

C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has opened a new dock facility in Port Fourchon, La., to expand the capabilities of its Subsea Services group.