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Tropical Storm Gordon could be a problem for GOM producers

Tropical Storm Gordon may become a hurricane as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana and New Orleans, potentially causing issues for natural gas and oil production as it brushes the eastern edge of offshore energy fields.

Panoro Energy reports oil discovery at Dussafu, offshore Gabon

Panoro Energy has reported an oil discovery in the Ruche North East Marin-1 (DRNEM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon.

NPD gives Equinor's Aasta Hansteen project the go-ahead

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of the Aasta Hansteen facility in the Norwegian Sea. Operator Equinor plans to start production during the course of autumn 2018.

ExxonMobil adds ninth discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil has announced its ninth discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well, marking its fifth discovery on the Stabroek Block in the past year and proving a new play concept for potential development.

Maersk Drilling, Aker BP sign two-year contract to reactivate Maersk Reacher jackup

Maersk Drilling and Aker BP have agreed to a new two-year contract to reactivate and quickly deploy jackup rig Maersk Reacher in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.

ELA Container Offshore showcases stacked containers at ONS 2018

ELA Container Offshore GmbH is exhibiting at ONS 2018, the Offshore Northern Seas. The ONS takes place in Stavanger, Norway.

ONS: NCS still global innovative laboratory

Come visit ONS Innovation Park 2018 to learn more about the latest technical solutions. The stand gathers 18 small- and medium-sized Norwegian companies, exhibiting new and exciting innovations primarily tailored to increase value creation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Aker BP signs "data liberation contract"

In collaboration with Cognite and Framo, Aker BP intensifies the digitization of offshore operations; new smart service contract will change the traditional approach to maintenance.

JDR Cables, Wild Well Control sign five-year service agreement

JDR Cables Systems (JDR), the leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables owned by TFKable Group, has been awarded a five-year long-term service agreement with Wild Well Control, Inc.

Wood wins contract with Equinor to support Hammerfest LNG

Wood recently provided technical support for Equinor’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Melkøya Island, Norway, as part of a new contract secured under an existing master services agreement.

ONS: WorleyParsons looking forward to working on Buzzard II project

WorleyParsons will provide EPC services for the topsides module of the Buzzard Phase II development project. The services include module fabrication, brownfield scopes, module landing preparation and the associated tie ins, the topsides module hook-up, pre-commissioning and commissioning of the integrated package.

Updates on the new E&P landscape of the NCS

Since ONS in 2016, the landscape of E&P companies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) has changed significantly. New players have entered the arena, companies have merged and several of the larger majors have changed their organizations, altered their business models or even changed their names and branded outfit.

Fugro acquires data in frontier region seep hunting program, offshore eastern Canada

Fugro has successfully completed the geophysical acquisition portion of a 2018 Carson Basin seep hunting program in offshore eastern Canada.

Melting ice in the Arctic is opening a new energy trade route

A new trade route for energy supplies is opening up north of the Arctic Circle as some of the warmest temperatures on record shrink ice caps that used to lock ships out of the area.

ABB to deliver fastest upstream start-up for Aasta Hansteen

ABB is set to deliver what it believes to be the world’s fastest start-up when Equinor’s Aasta Hansteen gas field begins operating and produces its first gas later this year.

Block Energy receives production sharing contract for West Rustavi license in the Republic of Georgia

Block Energy Plc has announced that the production sharing contract terms for its West Rustavi license have been accepted by the government of the Republic of Georgia.

Lundin reports successful appraisal well, production test on Rolvsnes

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has successfully completed the appraisal well 16/1-28S and production test on the Rolvsnes discovery in the PL338C, on the Utsira High in the Norwegian North Sea.

The Modular Compact Pump: A game-changer in subsea multi-phase boosting

Oil companies are looking for ways to increase oil recovery rates. Subsea boosting can be a powerful tool, but investment costs are often too high, driven by expensive topside modifications and overall system cost.

ONS opens with talk of peak demand, renewables competition

As the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference & exhibition got underway on Monday in Stavanger, Norway, it was hard to tell whether it is still mostly a traditional oil and gas event, or whether it has become a renewables advocacy forum.

M2 Subsea completes North Sea survey and inspection project with Ithaca Energy

M2 Subsea has completed a contract with Ithaca Energy UK Limited to conduct a subsea system survey of a North Sea field.