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  • Buffalo charge

    Australian independent Carnarvon Petroleum has applied to the local regulator to drill one exploration well and possibly two appraisal wells in the Timor Sea. The company said it wants to drill the Buffalo East-1 exploration well in Block WA-523-P, and up to two appraisal wells (Buffalo East-2 and Buffalo East-3) in the same permit. Drilling is planned to take place by the third quarter of 2020.

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Global Mediator

    Huge Adnoc survey starts

    Chinese specialist BGP has started work on the giant $1.6 billion onshore and offshore seismic survey project for Abu Dhabi state oil company Adnoc that it was awarded this summer. The company has organised a crew made of 404 seismic workers including 24 Chinese and 380 local contractors to perform the onshore survey work, which started last weekend. The work is based on a contract signed in Jul

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Xu Yihe

    Quieroz deal

    Brazilian drilling contractor Queiroz Galvao Oil & Gas (QGOG) has confirmed it has signed an agreement to supply compatriot Queiroz Galvao E&P (QGEP) with a rig to spud one development well in the Atlanta field. QGEP chartered the drillship Laguna Star for a three-month period, renewable for an additional three months, with operations starting in the first quarter of 2019. QGEP is also expected

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Fabio Palmigiani

    Kwispaa bids sought for facilities FEED

    Steelhead LNG has issued invitations to bid for the liquefaction facilities’ front-end engineering and design contract for its potential C$18 billion (US$13.9 billion) Kwispaa liquefied natural gas export project in British Columbia, Canada to three short-listed players, writes Amanda Battersby. The trio vying for the coveted FEED prize are TechnipFMC; a consortium of Black & Veatch, Samsung Heav

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Amanda Battersby

    Extra rig time sought for Aspy

    PF Collins applies to extend licence for semisub to drill ahead on wildcat off Nova Scotia until end of year

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Iain Esau

    Buhari faces a daunting battle

    Generally regarded as a straight player, Nigeria's veteran statesman nonetheless has his work cut out in a climate of animosity and suspicion

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Barry Morgan

    Shell scraps three-week work rotas on UK shelf

    Anglo-Dutch supermajor to revert to two-weeks-on-three-weeks-off system for staff

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Rob Watts

    Shell deserves credit for scrapping 3:3

    The workforce campaign slogan “3:3 is not for me!” has sounded loudly around the North Sea since operators began adopting the controversial three-week-on-three-off rota system in 2015 in a bid to cut costs. From the outset, trade unions and worker representatives warned 3:3, which many felt had been imposed without proper consultation, would not be good for workers’ welfare or offshore safety and

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Rob Watts

    Industry's eyes must be on the global game

    The decision by the US government to roll back controls over methane emissions could be a pyrrhic victory that may harm the longer term fortunes of oil and gas. The proposals by the US Environmental Protection Agency to dismantle some regulations will save industry up to $75 million a year, it says. Every cost saving helps, but relaxing rules for monitoring leaks at well sites and compressor sta

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Editorial

    Duo go head-to-head for K5 role

    Sapura Energy and Cosco team in competition with VME and CMHI for Petronas MOPU contract

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Amanda Battersby