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Operations Geologist Aberdeen, North Sea, UK

Prodrill’s client with businesses organised to deliver the energy products and services people around the world need right now, with the upstream segment responsible for activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production are currently seeking Operations Geologists of the very highest calibre for long term contract positions in the UK. The roles and their responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:-

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Cummins Power Generation launches new lean-burn gas generator set product line

MANSTON, Kent, England: Global power leader Cummins Power Generation has launched a new lean-burn gas generator set product line.

The new 50 Hz products, which extend the capabilities of the existing QSV91G generator range, offer exceptional transient performance and improved fuel capability, allowing them to run on low methane number fuels and produce lower emissions.
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CPE awards Mott MacDonald technical support services for Halfaya Phase 2 & 3

Mott MacDonald oil & gas was awarded a contract for the provision of technical support services by CPE (China Petroleum Engineering) for Phase 2 and 3 of Halfaya oilfield in Iraq. The field is located near Amarah in south east Iraq and is operated by a consortium led by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).

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Managing the Risks

Marex Marine and Risk Consultancy specialises in Marine and Risk consultancy, Safety Management Systems, Safety Cases, Thorough Reviews, Audits, Risk Assessment and Studies, Technical Authorship and Rig Moves.

Formed in 1998, Marex, whose core business is Safety Case authorship (introduced in UK under the Cullen Report following the Piper alpha platform disaster in 1988) now has two rapidly expanding departments, Risk and Marine, which operate from its harbour side offices in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The worldwide oil and gas market is changing and has been opened up to Marex as more coastal states now have a requirement for drilling companies to have safety cases. This is coupled with the fact that the oil majors are requesting drilling companies to have safety cases even if there is no coastal state legislative requirement. Marex for many years has been a leading provider of Safety Cases and HSE Cases Internationally, having completed over 100 cases to date. Furthermore, the Macondo incident in the Gulf of Mexico will no doubt result in a more prescriptive legislative regime worldwide and a requirement for the expertise of companies such as Marex Marine and Risk Consultancy to become involved in the risk assessment process worldwide. Regardless of legislation there is a duty to provide a safe place of work.

Marex coordinates a team of marine, safety and risk professionals, working in such places as Norway, Egypt, Brunei, Singapore, South Korea, Trinidad, Bahrain, Turkey and US. The team comprises of Master Mariners, Marine Engineers, Naval Architects, Mathematicians, Human Factors, Risk and Safety specialists and Industry experts. This combination of staff allows Marex to very effectively perform a variety of tasks to support their clients well, demonstrated by its organic growth, based, largely on repeat business and referral.

The departments carry out work for oil majors, including Principal Marine Support provision, Ship Vetting, Auditing, Incident Investigation, Safety Management Systems, Safety Cases, Thorough Reviews, Bow Tie Risk Assessment, Practical Risk Assessment Workshops for Managements and Crews and the planning and execution of Rig Moves as well as undertaking Technical Authorship, OVIDS and General Marine Consultancy.

Marex has developed innovative ways of ensuring that aspects of the PFEER (Prevention of Fire Explosion and Emergency Response) Regulations, and the Design and Construction Regulations are addressed. It has helped its clients introduce user friendly verification schemes.

The Marex risk assessment techniques ensure that the workforce is better able to understand the Safety Case and the implementation of its related regulations. Greater involvement of the workforce is a key point made much of at the joint industry conferences on the topic. Marex employ QRA specialists who have developed robust qualitative risk assessment techniques to fit all levels of hazard, increasing their strength and reputation in this field.

Ian McDougall, Managing Director, Marex Marine and Risk Consultancy, stated “Over the last five years, there has been noticeable development in the volume of work being undertaken worldwide and the geographical spread of that work. Consequently, the team has grown considerably in numbers and depth of knowledge to meet this need.” .

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New projects lead to Subsea Innovation securing turnover of £10m for 2013

Subsea Innovation, one of the world’s leading subsea equipment suppliers, has announced it has secured a number of new contracts that will see it reach its 2013 turnover target of £10m. Read more…

First Subsea mooring connectors for world’s largest Spar platform

Subsea mooring specialist First Subsea has been awarded a contract by Hyundai and Technip to supply the mooring line connectors for Statoil’s Spar platform in the Aasta Hansteen gas field, in the Norwegian Sea. The platform will be the world’s largest Spar platform and the first of its kind on the Norwegian continental shelf. Read more…

One of the biggest Russian refineries selects GE Technology for its new wastewater treatment plant

Russian oil company Bashneft will use GE’s (NYSE: GE) ZeeWeed* membrane bioreactor (MBR), electrodialysis reversal (EDR) and reverse osmosis (RO) technologies for treatment of refinery wastewater from the Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim oil processing complex and other enterprises of the Northern Industrial Block of Ufa. Strict discharge regulations, and the need to reuse the treated water, led Bashneft to choose GE’s technology for its new wastewater treatment plant. Read more…

Sinopec Qilu plant in China sets world record using GE Gasification Technology

The Sinopec Qilu No. 2 fertilizer plant in China has achieved the world’s longest continuous operation record for a licensed GE (NYSE: GE) coal-fed gasification facility: 481 days. The record-breaking operating cycle began on Dec. 14, 2011; the historic run ended on April 8, 2013. Read more…

DSME wins first jack-up rig in 30 years

DSME signed the contract on September 25th with Maersk Drilling, a Denmark based company, for one Jack-up Rig. The value of this contract is approximately 530 million USD. It is scheduled to be delivered in the middle of 2016 and will provide service to the Norwegian Coast. Read more…

Woodside Announces Third Quarter Report for Period Ended 30 September 2013

During the quarter the Browse Joint Venture participants agreed to progress BOD work in relation to the FLNG development concept to commercialise the Browse gas fields. The Pluto Joint Venture participants also approved the expenditure required for Phase 1 of the Xena field tie-in project. Read more…

CAMAC Energy provides West Africa drilling update

CAMAC Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CAK) today announced it has been informed by Allied Energy PLC (“Allied”) of preliminary results from the Oyo-7 well in OML 120 offshore Nigeria. The results exceed internal pre-drill expectations. Oyo-7 commenced drilling operations on September 9, 2013. Based on logging while drilling (“LWD”) data, the well encountered gross oil pay of 133 feet (net oil pay of 115 feet) and gross gas pay of 103 feet (net gas pay of 93 feet) in the gas cap from the currently producing Pliocene reservoir, with excellent reservoir quality. The top of the reservoir was penetrated at 5,564 feet. The well is currently drilling to the planned total depth of 8,038 feet and is expected to penetrate the deep Miocene secondary objective. Read more…

Technip awarded technology and engineering contract for Sasol’s ethane cracker in Louisiana

Technip was awarded by Sasol a contract to supply its proprietary ethylene technology and front-end engineering design (FEED) for a world-class grassroots ethane cracker. This cracker, to be located at Sasol’s Lake Charles site in Louisiana, USA, will produce an estimated 1.5 million tons per annum of ethylene. Read more…

Recon announces recently developed shale gas automation system

BEIJING, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Recon Technology, Ltd. (NASDAQ ‘RCON’), an oilfield service company provider (the “Company”) operating primarily in the People’s Republic of China, announced today the successful deployment of a new automation product for extraction of shale using a highly specialized supervisory control and data acquisition system (“SCADA”). This important achievement related to gas field exploitation and production comes on the heels of the introduction of Baker-Hughes fracturing technology to China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation’s (“Sinopec”) Zhongyuan Oilfield. Based on the unique characteristics of various shale gas strata, the SCADA system was developed by Recon to monitor and control the operation of on-site equipment to optimize automation through the use of an intelligent production process that is expected to provide a powerful new tool for the delivery of a safe and efficient method of a shale based gas field production. Read more…

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) introduces international well capping equipment at new Base in South Africa

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), the global oil spill response co-operative funded by more than 160 oil and energy companies, today announced the opening of a new Base in Saldanha Bay, South Africa, to support regional and global response operations. The Base houses cutting edge well capping equipment designed to shut-in an uncontrolled subsea well, marking a major advancement in Africa’s oil spill response capability. Read more…

Seadrill announces settlement agreement and 18 month extension for semi-submersible West Aquarius

Seadrill Limited announces today that its subsidiary, Seadrill Partners, as part of a settlement agreement has agreed to non-payment for 37 days during the recent mobilization period as a result of the time required for the ultra-deepwater harsh environment semi-submersible West Aquarius to complete modifications and repairs in order to meet the regulatory requirements for operations in Canadian waters and for the operator to receive authorization from the Canadian authorities to commence operation. This loss will negatively impact third quarter results.  Read more…

Vermilion Energy closes Netherlands acquisition

Vermilion Energy Inc. (“Vermilion”, “We” or “Our”) (TSX, NYSE: VET) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced transaction with Northern Petroleum Plc. (“Northern”) whereby Vermilion, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, has acquired 100% of the shares of Northern Petroleum Nederland B.V. (“NPN”) (the “Acquisition”).  NPN is the Netherlands subsidiary of UK-based Northern.  Based on the effective date of January 1, 2013, and customary closing adjustments, Vermilion’s cash cost for the Acquisition was $27.5 million which was funded from cash on hand.  Vermilion also granted Northern minority net profit participation rights on select license interests included in the Acquisition. Read more…

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited announces farm-out agreement in Block C-19 (Mauritania) with Cairn Energy PLC (“Cairn”) approved

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited (AIM: CHAR), the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, reports that, as detailed in the announcement of 8 August 2013, the farm-out agreement signed between its wholly-owned subsidiary, Chariot Oil & Gas Investments (Mauritania) Ltd. and Capricorn Mauritania Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn, on licence C19 offshore Mauritania has been approved by the Ministry of Hydrocarbons in Mauritania and all other approvals and conditions precedent to the transaction have been granted or fulfilled. Read more…

Helix awards Huisman contract for Well Intervention System

Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has secured a new contract from Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. for the delivery of a Well Intervention System onboard Helix’s new build Semi submersible “Q7000”. The system, which is based on Huisman’s proven Multi Purpose Tower (MPT) design, will be built by the Huisman production facility in China. Read more…

Reliance Industries signs a joint study agreement with Petroleos De Venezuela, SA (PdVSA)

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and the Venezuelan state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, SA (PdVSA) have signed a Joint Study Agreement for Ayacucho Block 8 in Orinoco Oil Belt. Read more…

Transeuro Energy Corp. announces August production

Transeuro Energy Corp. (“Transeuro” or the “Company”) announces that August gas production from the Beaver River field in Canada was 1,068,330m3 (average of 34,462m3 per day or 1.2mmcf/d), compared to July production of 1,118,490m3 (average of 36,080m3 per day or 1.3mmcf/d). Read more…

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