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18th January 2019

With a recently announced two-year charter of the Edda Sun, Fugro has enhanced its IRM, construction and decommissioning support services in Europe.The Edda Sun is extremely versatile with a high weather...
17th January 2019

Dundee-based Iron Ocean has worked with the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Heriot-Watt University to develop the Centurion 3, an offshore survival system, which comprises of a three-layer upper...
16th January 2019

Recoverable resources are estimated at 6-25 million barrels of oil equivalent.“We are pleased to start the new year by announcing a new discovery. Exploring for resources close to existing...
16th January 2019

The project is for the Campos, Espirito Santo and Santos basins, offshore Brazil, and will see Ocean Infinity working under contract to Cepemais to map an area of 5,000km2 and inspect 12,000km of pipelines...
Eni’s aggressive Middle East growth strategy
16th January 2019

Will Scargill, Senior Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on their place within the company’s wider strategy:“Eni’s recent acreage...
Total Starts Up Production of the Giant Egina Field
16th January 2019

At plateau, the Egina field will produce 200,000 barrels of oil per day, which represents about 10% of Nigeria’s production.The Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit used to develop...
Shale drilling activity in the US dropped
16th January 2019

We conclude that nationwide fracking activity was mostly stable from April 2018 to August 2018 at an average daily level of 48 to 50 fracked wells. However, the fracking rate has slipped some since and...
BP and Eni to agree to pursue major new exploration opportunity in Oman
16th January 2019

Under the HoA, the two companies will work with the Government of Oman towards the award of a new exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) for Block 77 in central Oman. BP and Eni will now enter...
15th January 2019

In November last year, UK-based Corallian Energy revealed its plan to commence a two-well work programme, starting with the drilling of the Wick well, followed by drilling of Colter scheduled for Q1 2019....
15th January 2019

As the industry experiences record highs in investment and exports, the Department for International Trade (DIT) will be hosting an International Trade Day on Wednesday, 6th February to highlight the...

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