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Global coverage of exploration and production, field development, shale, fracking and other upstream sector developments

West Siberia's Yamal Peninsula – Dinkov and Nyarmeyskoye
29th July 2019

The 1,123 million boe average monthly discovered volumes year-to-date reflect an approximate 35% uplift compared to the 827 million boe seen in 2018. So far, 2019 has been a year of gas discoveries, which...
Drillship working offshore Guyana
29th July 2019

If Guyana goes ahead with its plan of increasing the royalties in its production sharing agreements (PSAs), the scope for adjustment will be limited if it wishes to retain its regional competitiveness....
25th July 2019

Oil rigs in the North Sea are located in some of the most inhospitable environmental conditions to be found, adding to the issues faced by operators in ensuring 24/7/365 operation. Verotec has recently...
 Total divests assets in the UK to Petrogas
21st July 2019

Petrogas has partnered with Norway-based private equity investor HitecVision.Formerly owned by Maersk Oil, these assets are located in the Eastern North Sea. The overall consideration for this deal amounts...
Brazil continues to lead global deployment of FPSOs to 2025
21st July 2019

The company’s report: ‘Q3 2019 Global FPSO Industry Outlook – Brazil Continues to Lead Upcoming FPSOs Growth’ reveals that Brazil will also lead globally on crude production capacity...
Project sanctioning in 2019 could soon eclipse 2014
21st July 2019

This is yet another signal that the offshore industry has turned a corner and can reach a potential project commitment total of $123 billion in 2019, surpassing commitments in 2014 of $78 billion, according...
17th July 2019

“We are very proud to work with our alliance partner Aker Solutions on the Jansz-Io field development project for Chevron Australia,” says Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions. “Thanks...
12th July 2019

A recent week-long operation included accurate remote configuration of the positioning systems onboard the FPSO, the assisting anchor handling vessel and the dive support vessel, with no Fugro survey crew...
Total E&P Congo successfully deploys the world’s first cementless completion
10th July 2019

Welltec has announced the first deployment of a truly cementless completion in the Republic of Congo during the second quarter of 2019.  Building on the experience gained through the continuous...
Aker BP successfully carries out North Sea decommissioning
10th July 2019

Optime Subsea’s system, Subsea Controls and Intervention Light System (SCILS), have now successfully completed a two well Plug & Abandonment campaign on the Jette field, saving rig time, personnel...

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