30 Aug 16Norway: Statoil's Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen on stream
Statoil reports that Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen (GRD) was scheduled for start-up on Christmas Eve this year, but the project has worked faster and now the field is on stream – at lower costs than planned.
30 Aug 16Norway: Lundin Petroleum receives consent for Barents Sea drilling
Lundin Norway has received consent from Norway's Petroleum Safety Aurthority for exploration drilling in production licence PL533, comprising Blocks 7219/12 and 7220/10 in the Barents Sea. Well 7219/12-1 will test the Filicudi Prospect.
30 Aug 16Australian state to permanently ban onshore gas fracking
The state of Victoria plans to ban shale and coal seam gas fracking in what would be Australia's first permanent ban on unconventional gas drilling, citing the concerns of farmers and potential health and environment risks.
30 Aug 16Verisk Analytics acquires Quest Offshore’s data and subscriptions business
Verisk Analytics, a leading data analytics provider, has announced the acquisition of the data and subscriptions business of Quest Offshore Resources, which supplies market intelligence to the offshore oil and gas sector.
30 Aug 16Ghana: CGG announces JV with GOSCO for seismic services offshore Ghana
CGG has signed an agreement with GNPC Operating Services Company (GOSCO), an independent Ghanaian E&P services company, to form a joint-venture company dedicated to conducting high-end 2D, 3D and 4D marine seismic acquisition and related services in the territorial waters of the Republic of Ghana.
30 Aug 16China: Chevron and ENN sign LNG sales and purchase agreement
Chevron has signed a binding LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement with ENN LNG Trading Company for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China from Chevron’s global supply portfolio.
29 Aug 16GoM: US Gulf oil facilities evacuate some staff ahead of storm
Anadarko Petroleum has evacuated all non-essential personnel from its production platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, a company spokesman said on Monday by email, ahead of a storm threat from Tropical Depression Nine.
29 Aug 16GoM: Shell divests Gulf of Mexico assets for $425 million plus royalty interests
Royal Dutch Shell has announced it has an agreement to sell 100 percent of its record title interest in Gulf of Mexico Green Canyon Blocks 114, 158, 202 and 248, referred to as the Brutus/Glider assets, to EnVen Energy Corp.
29 Aug 16Norway: Norway asks ENI to prevent future disruptions at Arctic field
Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) asked Italy's oil firm ENI on Monday to present plans on how to avoid power disruptions at its Goliat oil platform in the Barents Sea.
29 Aug 16Norway: AGR awarded Frame Agreement with Det norske for annual reserves review
AGR has entered into a Frame Agreement with Det norske oljeselskap for the annual, independent reserves report of the company’s reserves portfolio.
29 Aug 16Norway: Wood Group awarded contract for Statoil's Utgard field
Wood Group has been awarded the detailed design scope of the subsea tie-back from the Utgard gas and condensate field to the Sleipner facilities, in the Norwegian North Sea. The $1million workscope is the first call off under the master service agreement (MSA) signed in May 2016.
29 Aug 16Russia: GC Rieber Shipping secures two-month job for Polar Empress in Kara Sea
GC Rieber Shipping, through its subsidiaries, has entered into a time charter agreement for seismic acquisition and seismic QC services, with Sovcomflot subsidiary SCF Geo. The job will utilize the 22 streamer ice classed vessel Polar Empress in the Kara Sea.
29 Aug 16CGG launches TopSeis - the solution for imaging shallow reservoirs
CGG announced Monday at ONS 2016 the launch of TopSeis, the latest evolution in offshore broadband seismic, specifically designed to overcome the intrinsic lack of near offsets inherent in 3D towed-streamer seismic.