Afren: No Seplat deal yet. Talks extended

Afren No Seplat deal yet. Talks extended

Afren, the troubled, London-listed, independent oil and gas company, has again postponed a deadline for Nigerian ...

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Subsea UK eyes Mexican o&g market

Neil Gordon from Subsea UK met with Baroness Bonham Carter, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Mexico, to highlight how the knowledge held within the UK could support work in Mexico’s deep waters.

Industry body Subsea UK has met today in Aberdeen with Trade Envoy to Mexico. Subsea UK says it is making sure ...

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Sen. Mikulski against offshore drilling

Senator Barbara Mikulski

Senator Barbara A. Mikulski the senior United States Senator from Maryland is against offshore oil and gas ...

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Drill bits won't be spinning in the Barents Sea in 2015

Statoil used the Transocean Barents semi-submersible drilling rig for 2014 Barents Sea exploration

After the news that Rosneft has pulled breaks on its Arctic drilling plans for 2015, another oil company has ...

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BG Group takes KBR as alliance partner

BG Group selects KBR as alliance partner

KBR, Inc. has been selected by BG Group as their Global Upstream Alliance Partner. The company says that the ...

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Atlantic Petroleum shuts down Faroese office. Lets go CFO

Atlantic Petroleum shuts down Faroese office. Lets go CFO

Atlantic Petroleum has announced that the company will re-locate its finance function to Bergen and close down the ...

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SBM Offshore resurrects COO role

SBM Offshore resurrects COO role

SBM Offshore has announced the appointment of Philippe Barril as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective March 1, ...

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African Petroleum: Waiting for Liberian farm-out to happen

African Petroleum Waiting for Liberian farm-out to happen

African Petroleum will need to wait some more to complete a farm-out deal for its block offshore Liberia.

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SPE Application of Fit-for-Purpose Smart Technology to Improve Mature Assets Workshop

Two and a half days of informal sessions, with a number of short presentations, breakout discussions, an evening welcome reception on Monday 2 February and dinner on Tuesday 3 Febraury. Full details will be provided with the registration pack which will be sent in January. More than 70% of today’s hydrocarbon production comes from mature assets. It continues to be a major contributor to global oil and gas production and will continue to do so for many decades to come. More than 65 % of the reserves remain locked in these reservoirs with conventional methods.

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Fundamentals of Oil & Gas

This professional development distance learning training course will ensure a thorough, accurate and up-to-date knowledge of the oil and gas sector.

It offers a unique blend of broad global perspectives with the detail required to understand and work within the oil and gas sector with confidence. The programme is one of the few which gives a universal educational grounding in the industry by part-time study and without the need for travel or attendance at seminars.

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2015 Exploration and Production Winter Standards Meeting

This is an invaluable opportunity to be a part of how the U.S. petroleum industry develops and maintains state-of-the-art standards for the fabrication of pipe and tubular goods. As well as technical sessions for two API groups that lead the industry in developing and maintaining state-of-the-art standards for oil well cements and drilling and completion fluids, tubular goods and quality programs.

The informative program will include:

  • Task Groups on Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) and Line Pipe
  • Work Group on Sour Service Products and other topics
  • Resource Groups on Coiled Tubular Goods, Threading and Gauging, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Well Cements
  • Drilling, Completion and Fracturing Fluids
  • Quality Programs

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Advanced Shipyard & Marine Inspection, Commissioning and Handover Delivery

This 5-day highly interactive and practical course will help teams that are involved in such shipbuilding projects to improve their management practices within the shipyard or with vendors, to meet their targets in respect of contracting, delivery of the units or ships in planned time and without problems. It will also focus on best practice technical and commercial solutions during the project to the operational performance of the units to help the commissioning team of engineers representing the owners, shipyard or vendors, to check the construction, outstanding work and the operational performance of the unit.

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Caspian economies at risk

Wood Mackenzie Drop in exploration ahead for Caspian region. Production to rise

Wood Mackenzie’s Caspian upstream research team have assessed the most significant events of 2014 impacting ...

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Reuters: No Kara Sea drilling for Rosneft this year

Reuters No Kara Sea drilling for Rosneft this year

Russian oil giant Rosneft will not be resuming its Kara Sea operations, offshore Russia’s north this year, ...

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Shell plans to drill offshore Alaska in 2015

Waves crash over the conical drilling unit Kulluk where it sits aground on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska

Royal Dutch Shell has plans to return to Arctic drilling. The company has revealed its intentions while presenting ...

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Ezra nets new deals. Lewek Constellation on track

Ezra nets new deals. 'Lewek Constellation' on track

Ezra Holdings’ Subsea Services division, EMAS AMC, has secured multiple contracts from various energy ...

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Ulstein upgrades ‘Island Performer’ for U.S. gig

The RLWI/IMR vessel 'Island Performer' will be heading for the US shortly.

Ulstein has informed that the subsea vessel Island Performer has been upgraded for its next assignment in the U.S. ...

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Petronas opts for Carimin's vessels

Petronas opts for Carimin's vessels

Carimin Petroleum Berhad, a provider of offshore oil and gas support services in Malaysia, has received an umbrella ...

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Customers vote Ensco best offshore drilling contractor

Customers vote Ensco best offshore drilling contractor

Offshore drilling contractor Ensco plc has earned first place for total customer satisfaction in the Oilfield ...

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Polarcus director resigns

Polarcus director resigns

Polarcus Limited, an owner of seismic survey vessels, has informed that Hege Sjo will resign from the Board of ...

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Wintershall selects DNV GL for Maria

The figure illustrates the Maria Field and the Kristin, Heidrun, Tyrihans and Åsgard fields that are all part of the Maria Field development concept.

DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has been selected by Wintershall Norge AS as the sole ...

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Santos acquires share in Block R, offshore Malaysia

Santos acquires share in Block R, offshore Malaysia

Japan’s Inpex has said today it will transfer a 10% share in the Deepwater Block R, offshore Malaysia, to ...

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MWCC takes delivery of full containment system

MWCC takes delivery of full containment system

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) has announced the completion and delivery of its Expanded Containment System ...

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EMGS in Barents Sea data sale

EMGS in Barents Sea data sale

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into a data licensing agreement with an oil company for the ...

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Six new licences for VNG Norge (Norway)

Managing Director Atle Sonesen

VNG Norge has been awarded six new licences as part of the APA 2014 – Awards in Pre-Defined Areas. Norway’s ...

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ConocoPhillips reports 4Q loss. Reduces capex again

Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer

ConocoPhillips today reported a fourth-quarter 2014 net loss of $39 million, or $0.03 per share, compared with ...

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Soco slashes capex and production guidance

Soco slashes capex and production guidance

Soco International has said that its capital expenditure for 2014 should be around $90 million, down from $161 ...

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Gallery: Seaway Heavy Lifting installs topsides and jacket

Gallery- Seaway Heavy Lifting installs topsides and jacket in GoM

Seaway Heavy Lifting has announced the completion of installation of four topsides and a jacket in the Gulf of ...

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Glacier Energy is hiring (UK)

Jim McAleese, Managing Director of Glacier's Heat Transfer Division.

As the oilfield services companies across the world have been forced to lay off workers due to oil majors cutting ...

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SEC terminates Cobalt corruption probe

SEC wraps up Cobal corruption probe.

The SEC has terminated its investigation into Cobalt's alleged involvement in a bribery case in Angola.

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