www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Butch 'still a goer' for Centrica http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381419/Butch-still-a-goer-for-Centrica Centrica is reported to be screening four possible development options for its Butch Main discovery off Norway, despite disappointing appraisal drilling results. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381419/Butch-still-a-goer-for-Centrica Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:13 +0000 live Petrobas finds Lontra gas pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381410/Petrobas-finds-Lontra-gas-pay Brazil’s Petrobras has discovered gas with its latest well in the deep-water post-salt of the Espirito Santo basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381410/Petrobas-finds-Lontra-gas-pay Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:39:21 +0000 live Statoil charts Hansteen spin-offs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381363/Statoil-charts-Hansteen-spin-offs Academic bodies to map economic ripple effects of Norwegian Sea field Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381363/Statoil-charts-Hansteen-spin-offs Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:17:44 +0000 live AusTex signs Oklahoma gas deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381198/AusTex-signs-Oklahoma-gas-deal Australia-listed AusTex has signed two gas-gathering contracts concerning Area Two and Area Three at the Snake River project in Oklahoma. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381198/AusTex-signs-Oklahoma-gas-deal Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:21:15 +0000 live Apache tips WA FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381195/Apache-tips-WA-FPSO The merits of a floating production, storage and offloading vessel are already being touted for Apache’s recent Phoenix South oil discovery off Western Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381195/Apache-tips-WA-FPSO Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:48:29 +0000 live Llog makes new US Gulf discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381172/Llog-makes-new-US-Gulf-discovery Privately held Llog Exploration has made another discovery at its Animal House-themed cluster of fields that will tie back to the Delta House semi-submersible production facility, which has been successfully installed in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381172/Llog-makes-new-US-Gulf-discovery Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:33:50 +0000 live FX hires Bilfinger for Tuchola development http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381095/FX-hires-Bilfinger-for-Tuchola-development US independent FX Energy has hired a local unit of Germany's Bilfinger Group to build a gas processing facility for its Tuchola conventional gas field in northern Poland. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381095/FX-hires-Bilfinger-for-Tuchola-development Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:06 +0000 live Petrolia inks Anticosti development deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381093/Petrolia-inks-Anticosti-development-deal A joint venture operated by French-Canadian junior Petrolia has signed an agreement with domestic utility Gaz Metro covering development of natural gas resources on Quebec’s Anticosti Island. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381093/Petrolia-inks-Anticosti-development-deal Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:55 +0000 live AusTex secures Snake River funding http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381007/AusTex-secures-Snake-River-funding US-focused AusTex Oil says it is now fully funded for the long-term development of its Snake River project in Northern Oklahoma after securing a $60 million term loan facility. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381007/AusTex-secures-Snake-River-funding Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:41:30 +0000 live Norway tax puts Arctic finds 'on ice' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380952/Norway-tax-puts-Arctic-finds-on-ice Norway’s fiscal regime for Arctic field projects compares unfavourably with that of other countries and tax incentives are needed to make oil and gas finds in the region commercially viable to develop, according to a leading research firm. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380952/Norway-tax-puts-Arctic-finds-on-ice Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:17:30 +0000 live McDermott bags new Bukit Tua gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380763/McDermott-bags-new-Bukit-Tua-gig Engineering outfit McDermott International has won a contract for transportation, installation and pre-commissioning for the Petronas-operated Bukit Tua development project off Indonesia. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380763/McDermott-bags-new-Bukit-Tua-gig Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:01:22 +0000 live Baker Hughes gets Bentley seat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380621/Baker-Hughes-gets-Bentley-seat Baker Hughes has signed a memorandum of understanding with Xcite Energy to provide oilfield services for the British operator’s Bentley field in the UK North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380621/Baker-Hughes-gets-Bentley-seat Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:39:19 +0000 live Chevron 'investment nod' for Bangka http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380560/Chevron-investment-nod-for-Bangka Chevron is reported to have made a final investment decision on the first phase of the multi-billion dollar Integrated Deepwater Development (IDD) project off Indonesia, scotching fears the US major may walk away from the scheme due to cost overruns. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380560/Chevron-investment-nod-for-Bangka Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:19:17 +0000 live Shewashan commercial for Kurdistan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380530/Shewashan-commercial-for-Kurdistan Iraqi Kurdistan has a new potential field development on its hands after Gas Plus Khalakan (GPK) declared commerciality on its Shewashan-1 light oil discovery. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380530/Shewashan-commercial-for-Kurdistan Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:13:42 +0000 live Adma-Opco starts Umm al-Lulu flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380518/Adma-Opco-starts-Umm-al-Lulu-flows Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) has this month brought the Umm al-Lulu offshore field online. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380518/Adma-Opco-starts-Umm-al-Lulu-flows Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:41:01 +0000 live FMC nets Total West of Shetlands work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380431/FMC-nets-Total-West-of-Shetlands-work FMC Technologies has landed a contract from French supermajor Total to supply subsea systems for a pair of its fields off the UK. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380431/FMC-nets-Total-West-of-Shetlands-work Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:56:43 +0000 live Wood captures CCS FEED deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380258/Wood-captures-CCS-FEED-deal UK contractor Wood Group has landed the front-end engineering and design contract from Shell for the carbon capture and storage plant at Peterhead in Scotland. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380258/Wood-captures-CCS-FEED-deal Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:26:30 +0000 live Drilling starts at Xena http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380245/Drilling-starts-at-Xena Australia's Woodside Petroleum has started drilling on the Xena field, off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380245/Drilling-starts-at-Xena Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:00:53 +0000 live Heerema wins Culzean jacket http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380193/Heerema-wins-Culzean-jacket Dutch contractor Heerema has emerged as the winner of a closely fought contest for a wellhead platform jacket construction contract on Maersk Oil’s Culzean gas field off the UK after securing the award from the Danish operator. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380193/Heerema-wins-Culzean-jacket Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:40:31 +0000 live Expro lands $50m Ichthys deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380183/Expro-lands-50m-Ichthys-deal UK services player Expro has scooped a contract worth over $50 million to work on Inpex’s huge Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380183/Expro-lands-50m-Ichthys-deal Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:08:46 +0000 live LOI deadline for Madura floater extended http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380167/LOI-deadline-for-Madura-floater-extended The Indonesian joint venture of Malaysian floater specialist Bumi Armada has agreed to extend the deadline for the execution of the letter of intent for it to supply a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for Husky Energy's Madura BD field development, off Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380167/LOI-deadline-for-Madura-floater-extended Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:12:21 +0000 live Petrobras starts up Mangaratiba FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380166/Petrobras-starts-up-Mangaratiba-FPSO Brazilian state player Petrobras has started up the floating production, storage and offloading unit on Block BM-S-11 in the Iracema South area of Brazil's Santos basin pre-salt province. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380166/Petrobras-starts-up-Mangaratiba-FPSO Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:24:50 +0000 live Statoil in Snorre 2040 award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380058/Statoil-in-Snorre-2040-award Statoil has signalled it intends to move forward with the commercially challenged Snorre 2040 increased recovery project off Norway with the award of a key contract for a proposed new platform to Wood Group Mustang. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380058/Statoil-in-Snorre-2040-award Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:18:47 +0000 live Santos feeds first gas into GLNG pipeline http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380047/Santos-feeds-first-gas-into-GLNG-pipeline Australian operator Santos has fed first gas into the transmission pipeline for its Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project in Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380047/Santos-feeds-first-gas-into-GLNG-pipeline Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:20:54 +0000 live Det Norske gets Alvheim nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379995/Det-Norske-gets-Alvheim-nod Det Norske Oljeselskap has been granted consent by Norway’s safety agency to take over operatorship of a trio of producing fields acquired in its purchase of Marathon Oil’s assets off the country, as well as the under-development Boyla field. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379995/Det-Norske-gets-Alvheim-nod Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:59:56 +0000 live COOEC confirms PTTEP Myanmar award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379931/COOEC-confirms-PTTEP-Myanmar-award China’s Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC) has confirmed the award of the contract to build four wellhead platforms for the Zawtika 1B gas field development off Myanmar. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379931/COOEC-confirms-PTTEP-Myanmar-award Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:00:05 +0000 live Clontarf shores up Ghana resolution http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379923/Clontarf-shores-up-Ghana-resolution London-listed Clontarf Energy has reached a resolution with the Ghanaian authorities for a petroleum agreement in the Tano area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379923/Clontarf-shores-up-Ghana-resolution Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:01:01 +0000 live Green light for Ruche field plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379925/Green-light-for-Ruche-field-plan US operator Harvest Natural Resources has been given the green light by the authorities to move forward with development of its Ruche field cluster in the Dussafa Marine permit off Gabon, according to partner Panoro Energy. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379925/Green-light-for-Ruche-field-plan Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:59:40 +0000 live Statoil in $2.25bn Shah Deniz sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379920/Statoil-in-2.25bn-Shah-Deniz-sale Norway's Statoil has sold out of the Shah Deniz development off Azerbaijan to Malaysian player Petronas for $2.25 billion. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379920/Statoil-in-2.25bn-Shah-Deniz-sale Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:52:41 +0000 live SembMarine lands Libra conversion job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379877/SembMarine-lands-Libra-conversion-job Sembcorp Marine has landed a $696 million contract for the conversion of the first floating production, storage and offloading unit for Brazil's giant pre-salt Libra field. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379877/SembMarine-lands-Libra-conversion-job Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:19:26 +0000 live Kashagan 'faces $4bn pipe bill' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379811/Kashagan-faces-4bn-pipe-bill Replacing all the pipes at Kashagan’s giant Kashagan field is set to cost as much as almost $4 billion, reports have claimed. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379811/Kashagan-faces-4bn-pipe-bill Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:53:45 +0000 live Tullow continues sell-down http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379795/Tullow-continues-sell-down UK independent Tullow Oil has closed a deal to sell off its interest in two assets in the UK North Sea for a total of $75.6 million. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379795/Tullow-continues-sell-down Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:25:29 +0000 live Odebrecht-Teekay sign Libra LOI http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379790/Odebrecht-Teekay-sign-Libra-LOI The Odebrecht-Teekay consortium has penned a letter of intent with Brazil's Petrobras to supply the first floating production, storage and offloading vessel for an extended well test at the giant Libra pre-salt oilfield. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379790/Odebrecht-Teekay-sign-Libra-LOI Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:41:09 +0000 live LQT delivers Sakhalin accommodations unit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379766/LQT-delivers-Sakhalin-accommodations-unit Louisiana-based LQT Industries has built and commissioned a sub-arctic aluminium accommodations facility to support a drilling platform off the coast of Sakhalin Island, Russia. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379766/LQT-delivers-Sakhalin-accommodations-unit Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:09:55 +0000 live Emas AMC finalises US Gulf awards http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379755/Emas-AMC-finalises-US-Gulf-awards The subsea division of Singaporean offshore contractor Emas has finalised a trio of contracts from Noble Energy for work in the US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379755/Emas-AMC-finalises-US-Gulf-awards Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:18:13 +0000 live UK decommissioning 'to cost $23.6bn' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379726/UK-decommissioning-to-cost-23.6bn UK operators face a hefty bill of $23.6 billion on decommissioning over the next decade as ageing facilities including more than 100 platforms need to be removed. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379726/UK-decommissioning-to-cost-23.6bn Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:43:20 +0000 live Delta House FPS is towed on site http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379535/Delta-House-FPS-is-towed-on-site Louisiana-based player LLOG Exploration’s Delta House semi-submersible floating production system has been towed on site to the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379535/Delta-House-FPS-is-towed-on-site Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:38:40 +0000 live Zoltav scores second in Russia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379516/Zoltav-scores-second-in-Russia London-listed player Zoltav Resources has successfully brought online the Zhdanovskoye gas field in south-west Russia ahead of schedule only a few months after taking over the field’s licence. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379516/Zoltav-scores-second-in-Russia Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:40:16 +0000 live Costs up again on Norway projects http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379460/Costs-up-again-on-Norway-projects Costs on a raft of field projects under development off Norway have ballooned by Nkr29 billion ($4.5 billion) compared with original budget estimates, according to new figures disclosed by the government. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379460/Costs-up-again-on-Norway-projects Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:52:59 +0000 live FID taken on Nigeria's Aje field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379440/FID-taken-on-Nigerias-Aje-field Lagos-based independent Yinka Folawiyo and its joint venture partners have taken a final investment decision on developing the $220 million first phase of the Aje shallow-water oilfield off western Nigeria. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379440/FID-taken-on-Nigerias-Aje-field Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:00:38 +0000 live Imilorskoye 'flows' for Lukoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379425/Imilorskoye-flows-for-Lukoil Russian giant Lukoil has reportedly launched production at its Imilorskoye oilfield in West Siberia ahead of schedule in the face of Western sanctions that have curbed its ability to finance new projects. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379425/Imilorskoye-flows-for-Lukoil Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:59:40 +0000 live Lundin begins rig delivery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379418/Lundin-begins-rig-delivery Swedish player Lundin has announced the mobilisation of the jack-up rig Hakuryu-11 for the drilling of the Gobi-1. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379418/Lundin-begins-rig-delivery Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:18:17 +0000 live End of the road for Volve http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379347/End-of-the-road-for-Volve Statoil is driving to a halt on the Volve field in the Norwegian North Sea after gaining the Oslo government’s approval for its proposed decommissioning plan. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379347/End-of-the-road-for-Volve Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:17:01 +0000 live FMC singing on Maria http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379328/FMC-singing-on-Maria FMC Technologies has been awarded a Nkr1.8 billion ($280 million) contract to deliver the subsea production system for Wintershall’s Maria field development in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379328/FMC-singing-on-Maria Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:50:03 +0000 live CNR hires duo for Murchison decommissioning http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379271/CNR-hires-duo-for-Murchison-decommissioning A consortium of Heerema Marine Contractors of the Netherlands and Norway’s AF Gruppen has been awarded the contract to decommission CNR International’s Murchison platform in the northern North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379271/CNR-hires-duo-for-Murchison-decommissioning Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:48:18 +0000 live Samsung, Ladol set for yard kick-off http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378969/Samsung-Ladol-set-for-yard-kick-off Samsung Heavy Industries and Nigerian contractor Ladol are preparing to break ground on a new shipyard that will work on a floating production, storage and offloading unit for Total’s deep-water Egina field. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378969/Samsung-Ladol-set-for-yard-kick-off Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:10:11 +0000 live Subsea 7 lands Baobab work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378900/Subsea-7-lands-Baobab-work Subsea 7 has inked a contract with Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) International covering a field development off West Africa. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378900/Subsea-7-lands-Baobab-work Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:36:13 +0000 live Saipem scoops $750m Mexican deals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378787/Saipem-scoops-750m-Mexican-deals Italy's Saipem has won orders totaling around $750 million from Mexican duo Pemex and Protexa for work in the Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378787/Saipem-scoops-750m-Mexican-deals Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:01:01 +0000 live ABB scoops Bumi Kraken prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378713/ABB-scoops-Bumi-Kraken-prize Swiss engineering company ABB has won a contract from Malaysia’s Bumi Armada to provide power and automation services on a floating production, storage and offloading vessel in the North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378713/ABB-scoops-Bumi-Kraken-prize Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:19:14 +0000 live 'Fire snuffed' on Petrojarl Knarr http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378691/Fire-snuffed-on-Petrojarl-Knarr A fire broke out onboard the Petrojarl Knarr floating production, storage and offloading vessel while it was docked at an Aibel yard in Norway on Wednesday morning, resulting in the evacuation of workers, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378691/Fire-snuffed-on-Petrojarl-Knarr Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:44:09 +0000 live BP awards $730m Khazzan contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378687/BP-awards-730m-Khazzan-contracts BP has dished out more than $730 million in a pair of long-term drilling contracts to KCA Deutag and Oman’s Abraj Energy Service for its Khazzan tight gas development onshore Oman. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378687/BP-awards-730m-Khazzan-contracts Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:38:37 +0000 live Bids due for NZ licensing http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378641/Bids-due-for-NZ-licensing Bids are due next week for the offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration blocks on offer in New Zealand’s 2014 licensing round. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378641/Bids-due-for-NZ-licensing Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:01:30 +0000 live Trick or treat for Trinity http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378577/Trick-or-treat-for-Trinity Trinity Exploration & Production intends to submit a development plan early next year for the TGAL oil discovery in its Galeota block off Trinidad & Tobago and is also looking to fast-track two newly acquired gas blocks into production. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378577/Trick-or-treat-for-Trinity Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:01:43 +0000 live Partners 'submit $6.5bn Leviathan plan' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378547/Partners-submit-6.5bn-Leviathan-plan Noble Energy and its partners in the giant Leviathan gas field in the eastern Mediterranean have submitted an initial development plan to Israeli authorities, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378547/Partners-submit-6.5bn-Leviathan-plan Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:01:46 +0000 live JKX gains Ukraine field permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378397/JKX-gains-Ukraine-field-permit JKX Oil & Gas has secured a long-term production licence for its Elizavetovskoye field in Ukraine having completed a plant upgrade that will double its output capacity. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378397/JKX-gains-Ukraine-field-permit Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:56:35 +0000 live Ocean Installer nets Brazil pre-salt work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378390/Ocean-Installer-nets-Brazil-pre-salt-work Norway’s Ocean Installer has landed a deal to support Italy’s Saipem on a subsea contract from Petrobras at pre-salt fields off Brazil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378390/Ocean-Installer-nets-Brazil-pre-salt-work Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:37:13 +0000 live CNOOC hits oil at Beibu http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378360/CNOOC-hits-oil-at-Beibu Chinese state player China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has kicked off the Beibu exploration programme with an oil discovery in the first of two wells. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378360/CNOOC-hits-oil-at-Beibu Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:53:18 +0000 live Mubadala hits Thai delays http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378338/Mubadala-hits-Thai-delays Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum has suffered a slight delay at the Manora oil development in the Gulf of Thailand. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378338/Mubadala-hits-Thai-delays Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:25:29 +0000 live ShawCor bags $200m Shah Deniz 2 gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378319/ShawCor-bags-200m-Shah-Deniz-2-gig Toronto-listed ShawCor has won a $200 million contract from BP for pipeline coating of a line serving the UK supermajor's Shah Deniz Stage 2 megaproject in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378319/ShawCor-bags-200m-Shah-Deniz-2-gig Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:25:16 +0000 live Tanjung wins Petronas contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378197/Tanjung-wins-Petronas-contract Malaysian contractor Tanjung Offshore has won a 200 million ringgit ($6.1 million) contract to support Petronas Carigali's Origins project. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378197/Tanjung-wins-Petronas-contract Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:00:43 +0000 live Ain Tsila first gas delayed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378150/Ain-Tsila-first-gas-delayed First gas at the Petroceltic International-led Ain Tsila gas and condensate field development in Algeria has been delayed past an original target of 2017. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378150/Ain-Tsila-first-gas-delayed Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:01:55 +0000 live Leni rises on Goudron output boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378132/Leni-rises-on-Goudron-output-boost London-listed junior Leni Gas and Oil’s stock rose by 4% after the explorer announced increased production at its key Goudron oilfield onshore Trinidad. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378132/Leni-rises-on-Goudron-output-boost Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:11:49 +0000 live CB&I wins Ain Tsila FEED job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378047/CBI-wins-Ain-Tsila-FEED-job CB&I has landed the front-end engineering and design contract for the onshore Ain Tsila gas and condensate field development in Algeria. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378047/CBI-wins-Ain-Tsila-FEED-job Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:16:31 +0000 live Pre-FEED on UK's Bentley platform http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378004/Pre-FEED-on-UKs-Bentley-platform Xcite Energy is moving into pre-front end engineering and design on the platform for its Bentley heavy-oilfield development in the northern UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378004/Pre-FEED-on-UKs-Bentley-platform Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:47:41 +0000 live Cairn farms down at Catcher http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377957/Cairn-farms-down-at-Catcher Cairn Energy has sold off a raft of licence stakes in the North Sea to Dutch player Dyas, including a 10% interest in the Catcher development. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377957/Cairn-farms-down-at-Catcher Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:50:55 +0000 live SM closes Bakken deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377950/SM-closes-Bakken-deal Denver-based SM Energy has closed a deal with Baytex Energy, acquiring the company’s North Dakota assets. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377950/SM-closes-Bakken-deal Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:49:20 +0000 live SBM in giant Yme insurance claim http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377813/SBM-in-giant-Yme-insurance-claim SBM Offshore has submitted an insurance claim of nearly $1.3 billion to recoup losses on construction of the ill-fated newbuild Yme platform that would be split equally with field operator Talisman Energy if it proves successful. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377813/SBM-in-giant-Yme-insurance-claim Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:25:59 +0000 live Sevan bags Bream floater FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377780/Sevan-bags-Bream-floater-FEED Sevan Marine has been awarded a front-end engineering and design contract for a cylindrical floating production unit for Premier Oil’s Bream field off Norway, potentially paving the way for a leased floater award for Teekay. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377780/Sevan-bags-Bream-floater-FEED Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:38:03 +0000 live Tangiers drops Moroccan block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377772/Tangiers-drops-Moroccan-block Australia’s Tangiers Petroleum has pulled out of the shallow-water Tarfaya Offshore block in Morocco after the failure of the Tao-1 exploration well. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377772/Tangiers-drops-Moroccan-block Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:51:22 +0000 live SMOE lands $190m Bechtel contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377649/SMOE-lands-190m-Bechtel-contract Singapore’s SMOE has been awarded a $190 million contract from US contracting giant Bechtel for the fabrication of liquefied natural gas processing modules for a project in Western Australia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377649/SMOE-lands-190m-Bechtel-contract Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:47:18 +0000 live NPD rules in Sverdrup power struggle http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377641/NPD-rules-in-Sverdrup-power-struggle Full electrification from shore of four Utsira High fields off Norway could not be carried out by start-up of the giant Johan Sverdrup project in 2019 without a “significant risk” of further delay to the scheme, according to a report by the country’s petroleum agency. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377641/NPD-rules-in-Sverdrup-power-struggle Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:23:32 +0000 live Inpex to add to reserves http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377610/Inpex-to-add-to-reserves Japan’s Inpex has made the decision to upgrade its Koshijihara plant at the Minami-Nagaoka gas field to increase recoverable reserves by 20%. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377610/Inpex-to-add-to-reserves Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:26:11 +0000 live Kvitebjorn compressor up and running http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377455/Kvitebjorn-compressor-up-and-running Statoil has brought into operation a new compressor on the Kvitebjorn platform in the North Sea that is set to boost output from the field by 220 million barrels of oil equivalent. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377455/Kvitebjorn-compressor-up-and-running Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:02:11 +0000 live Ramba sells down Lemang http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377431/Ramba-sells-down-Lemang Singapore-listed Ramba Energy has signed a sales agreement to offload its 25% interest in the Lemang oil and gas block in Indonesia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377431/Ramba-sells-down-Lemang Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:59:28 +0000 live Zidane plan shelved http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377352/Zidane-plan-shelved RWE Dea has decided to delay an investment decision and postpone submission of a development plan for its Zidane gas field off Norway as it needs more time to make the scheme commercially viable. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377352/Zidane-plan-shelved Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:39:45 +0000 live Enhanced Oil in Schlumberger US deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377214/Enhanced-Oil-in-Schlumberger-US-deal Oilfield services giant to assess redevelopment potential of two onshore fields at own cost Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377214/Enhanced-Oil-in-Schlumberger-US-deal Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:56:45 +0000 live Maersk Giant in Yme role http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377206/Maersk-Giant-in-Yme-role Canadian operator Talisman Energy has been granted consent by Norway’s safety agency to use the jack-up drilling rig Maersk Giant as an accommodation unit for its soon-to-be-scrapped Yme platform in the North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377206/Maersk-Giant-in-Yme-role Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:12:13 +0000 live Petrobras gets floater licences http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377004/Petrobras-gets-floater-licences Brazil’s environmental regulator Ibama has issued a preliminary licence authorising Petrobras to produce oil and natural gas from 13 floating production, storage and offloading vessels that will be deployed in the Santos basin pre-salt province over the next few years. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377004/Petrobras-gets-floater-licences Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:24:30 +0000 live Marine Contracting in Cantarell EPCI deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376961/Marine-Contracting-in-Cantarell-EPCI-deal Singapore’s Marine Contracting has scooped a contract to provide a bridge and tripod support structure at Pemex’s Cantarell field in the Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376961/Marine-Contracting-in-Cantarell-EPCI-deal Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:26:15 +0000 live Signs of life on Yme http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376835/Signs-of-life-on-Yme Personnel are to be deployed on the Yme platform off Norway for the first time since workers were evacuated from the ill-fated facility more than two years ago due to concerns over its stability, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376835/Signs-of-life-on-Yme Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:02:57 +0000 live Ithaca flows fourth Stella well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376800/Ithaca-flows-fourth-Stella-well London-listed Ithaca Energy has delivered another successful well at the Stella field development offshore UK. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376800/Ithaca-flows-fourth-Stella-well Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:50:09 +0000 live McDermott wraps Jack-St Malo work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376744/McDermott-wraps-Jack-St-Malo-work McDermott International said it has finished up subsea work for Chevron’s Jack-St Malo field development in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376744/McDermott-wraps-Jack-St-Malo-work Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:44:54 +0000 live PTTEP plans $1bn Mozambique spend http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376688/PTTEP-plans-1bn-Mozambique-spend Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) is to spend up to $1 billion on its non-operated interest in Mozambique over the next few years, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376688/PTTEP-plans-1bn-Mozambique-spend Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:55:05 +0000 live ExxonMobil starts Tapis output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376661/ExxonMobil-starts-Tapis-output US supermajor ExxonMobil has started production from its Tapis enhanced oil recovery project off the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376661/ExxonMobil-starts-Tapis-output Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:58:59 +0000 live Xcite tunes up Bentley for first oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376314/Xcite-tunes-up-Bentley-for-first-oil Xcite Energy is targeting investments of around $800 million to develop its Bentley heavy-oil field off the UK with a contract for a leased newbuild jack-up rig likely to be awarded by year-end. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376314/Xcite-tunes-up-Bentley-for-first-oil Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:12:02 +0000 live Beibu drilling kicks off http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376284/Beibu-drilling-kicks-off Chinese state player China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has started drilling its first exploration well at the Beibu Gulf block in the South China Sea. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376284/Beibu-drilling-kicks-off Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:30:37 +0000 live Trio in North Sea field agreement http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376165/Trio-in-North-Sea-field-agreement Xcite Energy, Statoil and EnQuest have signed a collaboration agreement to study the possible use of common gas import infrastructure across three nearby North Sea heavy-oil fields. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376165/Trio-in-North-Sea-field-agreement Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:27:47 +0000 live Statoil in fast-track field start-ups http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376158/Statoil-in-fast-track-field-start-ups Statoil has started production at two more fast-track subsea field developments in the North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376158/Statoil-in-fast-track-field-start-ups Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:10:37 +0000 live Construction starts on Dingo pipe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376143/Construction-starts-on-Dingo-pipe Central Petroleum said pipeline construction is under way for the first onshore gas development in the Northern Territory for many years. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376143/Construction-starts-on-Dingo-pipe Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:11:06 +0000 live Premier installs Solan topsides http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376106/Premier-installs-Solan-topsides UK independent Premier Oil has successfully installed the topsides of a platform that will exploit the Solan oilfield on the UK Atlantic Margin. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376106/Premier-installs-Solan-topsides Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:24:52 +0000 live Dana Gas in $100m Zora debt deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376096/Dana-Gas-in-100m-Zora-debt-deal United Arab Emirates-based independent Dana Gas has secured $100 million in debt financing for its Zora gas field development off the state. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376096/Dana-Gas-in-100m-Zora-debt-deal Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:37:08 +0000 live Maersk ‘eyes Chissonga farm-down’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376083/Maersk-‘eyes-Chissonga-farm-down’ Maersk Oil is looking to offload some of its large operated stake in the Chissonga oilfield development project off Angola, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376083/Maersk-‘eyes-Chissonga-farm-down’ Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:49:20 +0000 live Expro gains Quad 204 work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376061/Expro-gains-Quad-204-work Oilfield services contractor Expro has gained a multi-million dollar, seven-year contract from UK supermajor BP for subsea work at the UK supermajor’s Quad 204 project west of the Shetland Isles. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376061/Expro-gains-Quad-204-work Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:55:37 +0000 live BP hands Technip T&T role http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376037/BP-hands-Technip-TT-role Technip has won a contract from UK supermajor BP to handle the design, construction and installation of the topsides, jacket and pipelines needed for the Juniper project offshore Trinidad & Tobago. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376037/BP-hands-Technip-TT-role Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:36:17 +0000 live Centrica eyes FPSO off Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375926/Centrica-eyes-FPSO-off-Norway Petrolink picks up subsea study work as UK player looks to develop Frigg Gamma Delta Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375926/Centrica-eyes-FPSO-off-Norway Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:15:28 +0000 live Clough handed Arrow FEED job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375894/Clough-handed-Arrow-FEED-job The Clough AMEC joint venture has won a $70 million deal after Queensland-focused Arrow Energy chose to go ahead with the front-end engineering design phase for the Bowen gas project. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375894/Clough-handed-Arrow-FEED-job Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:37:53 +0000 live WHL shores up numbers http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375857/WHL-shores-up-numbers Australia-listed WHL Energy has shored up 14 prospects and best estimate resources at the La Bella prospect in the Otway basin in Victoria. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375857/WHL-shores-up-numbers Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:22:24 +0000 live Tullow in North Sea asset sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375726/Tullow-in-North-Sea-asset-sale London-listed Tullow Oil is selling off a raft of operated and non-operated assets in the Netherlands to Mercuria Energy. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375726/Tullow-in-North-Sea-asset-sale Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:48:28 +0000 live Mubadala kicks off Manora drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375722/Mubadala-kicks-off-Manora-drilling Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum has kicked of its development drilling campaign at the Manora oilfield in the Gulf of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375722/Mubadala-kicks-off-Manora-drilling Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:15:27 +0000 live BP finalises revised Rumaila output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375511/BP-finalises-revised-Rumaila-output BP and Iraqi authorities have put pen to paper on a revised deal that significantly reduces the plateau production rate at the UK supermajor’s giant Rumaila oilfield. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375511/BP-finalises-revised-Rumaila-output Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:40:34 +0000 live