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Shell invests in PowerNap subsea tie-back in Gulf of Mexico
15th August 2019

PowerNap is a subsea tie-back to the Shell-operated Olympus production hub. The project is expected to start production in late 2021 and produce up to 35,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) at...
Well-Safe solutions awards two multi-million-pound contracts
15th August 2019

Global Energy Group and Rigfit7seas have been appointed to deliver the ambitious refurbishment of the semi-submersible drilling rig. Global Energy Group will provide quayside services and the paintwork...
Upstream sector emerging as the epicentre for Industrial Internet adoption
15th August 2019

This is driven by the need to reduce operational risks and maximizing returns from their assets through digitialisation, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.The company’s...
FPSO market is booming with Brazil fuelling demand
15th August 2019

South America leads the pack with 12 sanctioned FPSO projects planned by the end of next year, followed by Asia with four, Europe and Africa with three each, and two more in Australia, according to Rystad...
The OGIC and the CADR team
14th August 2019

OGIC has provided a total of £640,000 of co-funding for the seven projects which will see the CADR team partner with five companies to develop innovations including an automated programme for testing...
Amplus Energy awarded first major contract in Angola
8th August 2019

Aberdeen-based floating production solutions specialist Amplus Energy Services has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to re-evaluate the development of marginal fields in Angola.The aim of the...
Neptune Energy acquires interests in Kutei Basin from ENI
29th July 2019

Neptune Energy has announced it has agreed to acquire interests from Eni in the Kutei basin Production Sharing Contracts (PSC), offshore Indonesia.The agreement will see Neptune acquire a 20 per cent...
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...

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