Sulzer Pumps to supply 42 pumps to two Floating Production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels in Brazil

Sulzer Pumps will supply 42 pumps for installation on two Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels (P-66 and P-69) that will operate in the Pre Salt Iracema cluster areas located in the Santos Basin, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more…

Fine Tubes helps North Sea oil platforms meet demanding standards with super-resistant alloys

Parker Hannifin is one of the largest suppliers of instrumentation for global offshore facilities, playing a key role in the oil and gas sector for 50 years. The company’s constant innovation of smaller, lighter and more efficient products has established it as an industry leader. Read more…

Max Petroleum Plc announces Halliburton to provide integrated project management services to drill and complete NUR-1 pre-salt well

Max Petroleum Plc, an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Kazakhstan, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Halliburton Kazakhstan LLP (“Halliburton”), a subsidiary of Halliburton Energy Services, whereby Halliburton will provide integrated project management services for the drilling and completion of the Company’s pre-salt NUR-1 well in its Blocks A&E Licence area. Read more…

Sulzer Pumps supplies high performance pumps to FPSO vessel in Western Australia

Sulzer Pumps will supply 69 pumps to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering for installation on a new Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia, scheduled for delivery in several phases between mid-2013 and mid-2014 Read more…

CSA demonstrates capabilities of advanced Diver Navigation System

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) recently deployed its Advanced Diver  Navigation System to conduct numerous projects with differing purposes.  The  CSA system includes the Shark Navigator, a self-contained, highly portable,  diver-operated mapping system with high accuracy positioning. Read more…

China key projects and business highlights

While the Chinese national oil companies (NOCsChina National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC or PetroChina), Sinopec, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) explore the world to find new oil and gas resources, the foreign companies such as Air Liquide, Basf, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Huntsman, Lanxess, Shell, Total, invest in China in all kinds of projects upstream, midstream and downstream. Read more…

Wireline Engineering expands operations into the far East

Aberdeen-based wireline and well intervention technology specialist Wireline Engineering has boosted operations in the Far East by investing in a new office and supply base in Kuala Lumpur and appointing Craig Glatley as business development manager for the region. Read more…

Black & Veatch and Kiewit complete first stage of Jordan Cove LNG facility

Black & Veatch and Kiewit  have completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work and pre-construction planning activities for the Jordan Cove Liquefaction Project. Located in Coos Bay, Ore., the facility will utilize Black & Veatch’s PRICO® LNG technology to produce up to six million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year for export. Read more…

Apache agrees to sell Alberta oil and gas assets to Ember Resources for US$214 million

HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) announced today it has agreed to sell oil and gas producing properties in the Nevis, North Grant Lands and South Grant Lands areas of western Alberta, Canada, to Ember Resources Inc., a private Canadian company, for US$214 million (CAN$220 million). Read more…

Rosneft and SOCAR sign cooperation agreement

Rosneft and State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) executed the Cooperation Agreement. The document was signed by Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev in the presence of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Read more…

Seadrill and North Atlantic Drilling announce strategic partnership

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (“NADL” or the “Company”) and Seadrill Limited (“Seadrill”) announced in their first quarter 2013 reports that the companies were actively engaged in discussions with potential strategic partners in order to strengthen NADL’s position in harsh environment areas. Read more…

Halliburton and Gazprom Neft enter into technology cooperation agreement

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) has entered into an agreement of cooperation with Gazprom Neft for the introduction of new technologies to improve operational efficiency in Gazprom Neft fields. Read more…

E.ON E&P has made a significant gas discovery in the UK North Sea

E.ON Exploration & Production’s (E&P) Tolmount gas discovery in the UK North Sea could contain significantly higher volumes than originally estimated, making it one of the largest discoveries made in this part of the North Sea for several years. The recently completed appraisal well reached its targets within time and budget on 6th July. A 855 m side-track was completed on 30th July. “This successful discovery in UK is an important step for our growing upstream business. Tolmount will significantly contribute to the implementation of our business strategy,” said Jørgen Kildahl, member of the E.ON Board of Management. Read more…

Dana Petroleum welcomes strong indication of significant gas volumes in Tolmount field

Dana has a joint 50 per cent stake in the Tolmount field with the operator E.ON E&P in what could be one of the largest discoveries in the UK Southern North Sea for several years. Read more…

API welcomes House panel’s call for EPA to improve hydraulic fracturing study

API Group Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito welcomed passage of the EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Improvement Act by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. The Committee’s approval of H.R. 2850 will require the EPA to include a science-based and peer-reviewed assessment of any potential impact on drinking water in its ongoing study. Read more…

Zadar announces summer exploration program for PNE

Zadar Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ZAD)(FRANKFURT:ZAV) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the commencement of the summer field program on its PNE Uranium Project located in the Patterson Lake area of the Athabasca Basin, northern Saskatchewan. Read more…

TAG Oil Ltd. announces 100% compliance on the Ngapaeruru-1 well

We’re happy to report the positive findings in a report by Horizons Regional Council, which tracks and manages the land, air, and water for a large portion of New Zealand’s north island. Read more…

Armour Energy Limited announces Egilabria 2DW1 casing cemented at Total depth within Lawn Shale

The Directors of Armour Energy are pleased to advise that the Egilabria 2DW1 lateral gas appraisal well has reached a total depth at 2102 metres and that casing was successfully cemented in place to appraise the

lateral section of the highly prospective Lawn Shale. This interval correlated well with projections from the Egilabria 1 and 2 vertical wells. The Lawn Shale Formation contains a prospective resource of 22.5 Tcf of

high quality gas, which could potentially feed 2 trains of LNG production. Read more…

Norwegian Energy Company ASA announces Huntington temporarily shut-in

The operator on the Huntington field has informed its partners that production at the field will remain shut until issues related to the cargo tank venting system on board the platform at the field has been resolved. Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) is partner and owns 20 per cent of the Huntington license. Read more…

New Standard increases equity stake in Elixir Petroleum

New Standard Energy Ltd (New Standard) is pleased to announce it has significantly increased its equity position in Elixir Petroleum Ltd (ASX: EXR, Elixir) following its support of a $1.85 million entitlements issue recently completed by Elixir at a price of 1.2 cents per share. Read more…

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