www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com 'Talks leverage' on Leviathan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1401103/talks-leverage-on-leviathan Israel’s Delek Group has confirmed that talks with the authorities over proposed investments in the Leviathan and Tamar gas fields off the country are “moving in a promising direction” after plans have been derailed by anti-trust concerns. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1401103/talks-leverage-on-leviathan Wed, 27 May 2015 14:22:51 +0000 live North Sea costs 'set for 20% fall' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1401053/north-sea-costs-set-for-20-percent-fall North Sea capital and operating costs could drop by as much as 20% within the next two years, with drilling expenses expected to be cut by a third amid a market slump driven by low oil prices, according to UK research consultancy Wood Mackenzie. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1401053/north-sea-costs-set-for-20-percent-fall Wed, 27 May 2015 10:54:22 +0000 live Aibel wins Oseberg Future FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1401017/aibel-wins-oseberg-future-feed Norwegian contractor Aibel has been handed a front-end engineering and design contract in connection with Statoil's Oseberg Future project in the North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1401017/aibel-wins-oseberg-future-feed Wed, 27 May 2015 07:06:28 +0000 live McDermott lands Aramco jacket work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400896/mcdermott-lands-aramco-jacket-work McDermott International has won a contract to build and install a plethora of jackets for offshore projects from Saudi Aramco. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400896/mcdermott-lands-aramco-jacket-work Tue, 26 May 2015 11:14:50 +0000 live Pacific gets nod for Kisaran development http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400848/pacific-gets-nod-for-kisaran-development Privately-owned Pacific Oil & Gas has received approval for its plan of development of the Kisaran production sharing contract in Sumatra, Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400848/pacific-gets-nod-for-kisaran-development Tue, 26 May 2015 01:53:26 +0000 live Israeli regulator 'heads for exit' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400841/israeli-regulator-heads-for-exit Israel’s anti-monopoly regulator said on Monday he would step down in August in a move that could unblock progress on Noble Energy’s stalled Leviathan gas field project off the country, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400841/israeli-regulator-heads-for-exit Mon, 25 May 2015 13:04:23 +0000 live FEED work starts at Sole http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400820/feed-work-starts-at-sole Australian duo Santos and Cooper Energy have entered the front-end engineering and design phase on the Sole gas field, off the coast of south-east Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400820/feed-work-starts-at-sole Mon, 25 May 2015 01:50:44 +0000 live Talisman 'seeks stay' on Yme plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400748/talisman-seeks-stay-on-yme-plan Talisman Energy could be about to give up the ghost on its ill-fated Yme field project off Norway after reportedly filing an application to the authorities seeking exemption from submission of a revised development plan. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400748/talisman-seeks-stay-on-yme-plan Fri, 22 May 2015 13:34:14 +0000 live Statoil readies Sverdrup EPC award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400745/statoil-readies-sverdrup-epc-award A hotly-contested race to win the second of four design-and-build platform topsides contracts on Statoil's giant Johan Sverdrup project off Norway is about to be decided. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400745/statoil-readies-sverdrup-epc-award Fri, 22 May 2015 12:48:46 +0000 live Woodside firming up Browse timeline http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400720/woodside-firming-up-browse-timeline Australian operator Woodside Petroleum is currently looking to start-up its planned Browse floating liquefied natural gas project by the end of 2021. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400720/woodside-firming-up-browse-timeline Fri, 22 May 2015 08:42:32 +0000 live Woodside picks Greater Enfield floater http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400590/woodside-picks-greater-enfield-floater Woodside Petroleum has chosen the floating production, storage and offloading vessel at its Vincent oilfield as the tie-in destination for the Greater Enfield oil accumulation off Western Australia. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400590/woodside-picks-greater-enfield-floater Fri, 22 May 2015 03:30:02 +0000 live Gudrun leak 'fatality risk' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400454/gudrun-leak-fatality-risk A serious condensate leak on the Gudrun platform off Norway earlier this year posed a major risk of a gas explosion and could have led to fatalities, according to an internal probe by operator Statoil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400454/gudrun-leak-fatality-risk Wed, 20 May 2015 12:57:28 +0000 live Life extension for Draugen http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400451/life-extension-for-draugen Shell has gained approval from Norway’s safety agency for an extension of the lifetime of facilities at the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400451/life-extension-for-draugen Wed, 20 May 2015 12:16:27 +0000 live Total, Novatek in Russian gas field start http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400422/total-novatek-in-russian-gas-field-start Total and Novatek have begun production from the Termokarstovoye gas and condensate field in Russia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400422/total-novatek-in-russian-gas-field-start Wed, 20 May 2015 07:11:45 +0000 live Statoil in 'leak fine' on Statfjord http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400372/statoil-in-leak-fine-on-statfjord Norway’s Statoil is reported to have accepted a Nkr7 million ($930,000) fine from the authorities over a leak of chemical waste onto the seafloor at its Statfjord B platform in the North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400372/statoil-in-leak-fine-on-statfjord Tue, 19 May 2015 14:02:25 +0000 live Huldra set for scrapping http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400347/huldra-set-for-scrapping Statoil is set to scrap its disused Huldra platform after ConocoPhillips ditched plans to reuse the facility for its Tommeliten Alpha field development off Norway that has been shelved. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400347/huldra-set-for-scrapping Tue, 19 May 2015 09:23:04 +0000 live Rawicz on fast track http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400335/rawicz-on-fast-track Recoverable reserves for the Rawicz gas discovery in western Poland have been pegged at more than 50 billion cubic feet, making it the country’s biggest gas development in 20 years with plans on a fast track to bring it online in early 2016. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400335/rawicz-on-fast-track Tue, 19 May 2015 07:45:17 +0000 live AGL cleared in BTEX scare http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400326/agl-cleared-in-btex-scare An investigation has found no harm to the environment occurred as a result of the discovery of banned chemicals at Australia-listed AGL’s Waukivory pilot coalbed methane project in New South Wales. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400326/agl-cleared-in-btex-scare Tue, 19 May 2015 06:12:02 +0000 live Statoil 'slated' over death plunge http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400281/statoil-slated-over-death-plunge Statoil has been criticised by medical authorities for alleged failures in its routines after a sick offshore worker plunged to his death in the North Sea while being airlifted to land by helicopter last year, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400281/statoil-slated-over-death-plunge Mon, 18 May 2015 13:58:12 +0000 live BP nabs larger West Nile Delta slice http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400277/bp-nabs-larger-west-nile-delta-slice BP has upped its holding in the huge West Nile Delta gas project in Egypt after partner DEA farmed down its stake. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400277/bp-nabs-larger-west-nile-delta-slice Mon, 18 May 2015 13:41:55 +0000 live Lundin mulls Morskaya appraisal work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400215/lundin-mulls-morskaya-appraisal-work Lundin Petroleum is to start appraisal work on a discovery in the Russian section of the Caspian Sea after it was issued with a lengthy production licence. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400215/lundin-mulls-morskaya-appraisal-work Mon, 18 May 2015 08:30:48 +0000 live Low prices 'require LNG costs control' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400198/low-prices-require-lng-costs-control Developers of Australia’s future liquefied natural gas projects need to work hard to control costs in the funding and construction phases if they want to overcome the impact of depressed commodity prices, according to Woodside chief executive Peter Coleman. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1400198/low-prices-require-lng-costs-control Mon, 18 May 2015 06:47:34 +0000 live Antelope well boosts LNG prospects http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399694/antelope-well-boosts-lng-prospects Promising results from the latest appraisal well on the Total-operated Elk-Antelope gas field in Papua New Guinea have underpinned a potential multi-train liquefied natural gas project, according to partner InterOil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399694/antelope-well-boosts-lng-prospects Tue, 12 May 2015 11:12:50 +0000 live Technip in Thunder Horse win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399652/technip-in-thunder-horse-win UK supermajor BP has awarded French engineering company Technip a contract on its Thunder Horse South expansion project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399652/technip-in-thunder-horse-win Tue, 12 May 2015 06:14:41 +0000 live Output starts at Coniston http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399646/output-starts-at-coniston Apache Australia, which was sold off from its US owner to a joint venture between Macquarie Capital and Brookfield Asset Management earlier this year, has started production from the Coniston oilfield off the coast of Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399646/output-starts-at-coniston Tue, 12 May 2015 02:12:19 +0000 live ExxonMobil: Cold Lake expansion producing http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399616/exxonmobil-cold-lake-expansion-producing A $2-billion Alberta oil sands expansion developed by ExxonMobil has begun producing bitumen. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399616/exxonmobil-cold-lake-expansion-producing Mon, 11 May 2015 16:31:51 +0000 live IEC to take more Tamar gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399546/iec-to-take-more-tamar-gas State-owned utility Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) signed a deal to purchase more natural gas from the Tamar field through 2028, according to reports. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399546/iec-to-take-more-tamar-gas Mon, 11 May 2015 02:54:03 +0000 live Origin makes progress at Yolla http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399526/origin-makes-progress-at-yolla Australian operator Origin Energy has wrapped up drilling on the first of two development wells as part of the effort to boost output at its BassGas project off the coast of south-east Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399526/origin-makes-progress-at-yolla Mon, 11 May 2015 01:49:55 +0000 live Mooring installation work underway at Ichthys http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399434/mooring-installation-work-underway-at-ichthys Mooring installation works have started at Inpex's Ichthys gas and condensate field off the coast of Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399434/mooring-installation-work-underway-at-ichthys Fri, 08 May 2015 07:39:22 +0000 live Subsea 7 bags Maria award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399431/subsea-7-bags-maria-award Subsea 7 has netted a coveted $300 million contract for installation of subsea flowlines and facilities at Wintershall’s under-development Maria field in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399431/subsea-7-bags-maria-award Fri, 08 May 2015 07:03:58 +0000 live Goliat floater starts tow-out http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399377/goliat-floater-starts-tow-out The giant Goliat cylindrical floating production, storage and offloading vessel has started its tow-out to the location of the Eni-operated field in the Barents Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399377/goliat-floater-starts-tow-out Thu, 07 May 2015 14:35:59 +0000 live FPSO leaves Chengxi for Brazil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399329/fpso-leaves-chengxi-for-brazil The FPSO Cidade de Marica has concluded its conversion at Chengxi Shipyard (Guangzhou) in southern China and is heading for Brazil where it will undergo topside integration at the Brasa integration yard before starting production for Petrobras. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399329/fpso-leaves-chengxi-for-brazil Thu, 07 May 2015 00:08:56 +0000 live Al Shaheen contract on offer http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399150/al-shaheen-contract-on-offer Qatar Petroleum is inviting international oil and gas companies to compete to operate and develop its offshore Al Shaheen oilfield from mid-2017 when the contract with current operator Maersk Oil expires. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399150/al-shaheen-contract-on-offer Wed, 06 May 2015 14:37:08 +0000 live Aibel bags Heidrun job for Maria http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399126/aibel-bags-heidrun-job-for-maria Local contractor to carry out modifications on Statoil platform for new field project off Norway Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399126/aibel-bags-heidrun-job-for-maria Wed, 06 May 2015 12:13:59 +0000 live 'Standardisation needs to happen, fast' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399064/standardisation-needs-to-happen-fast Industry at critical juncture where collaboration needed to cut costs, contractor giants say Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1399064/standardisation-needs-to-happen-fast Wed, 06 May 2015 00:38:57 +0000 live US Gulf Surf's up for Ceona http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398994/us-gulf-surfs-up-for-ceona UK-based subsea contractor Ceona has secured a contract to install subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines at Bennu Oil & Gas’ deep-water Mirage field in the US Gulf of Mexico. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398994/us-gulf-surfs-up-for-ceona Tue, 05 May 2015 12:01:43 +0000 live Golar to supply Fortuna FLNG vessel http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398982/golar-to-supply-fortuna-flng-vessel London-listed Ophir Energy has signed an agreement which will see a floating liquefied natural gas vessel supplied by Golar LNG for the former's Fortuna development on Block-R, off Equatorial Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398982/golar-to-supply-fortuna-flng-vessel Tue, 05 May 2015 07:25:29 +0000 live Wintershall files Maria plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398922/wintershall-files-maria-plan Wintershall has finally fired the starting gun for investments on its Nkr15.3 billion ($2 billion) Maria field project off Norway by filing the development plan to the authorities on Tuesday, despite cost overruns and low oil prices. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398922/wintershall-files-maria-plan Mon, 04 May 2015 14:15:31 +0000 live Oyo sees first oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398919/oyo-sees-first-oil Erin Energy has launched oil production from its Oyo field off Nigeria after drilling delays due to technical issues. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398919/oyo-sees-first-oil Mon, 04 May 2015 13:10:14 +0000 live Chevron taking time on IDD decision http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398886/chevron-taking-time-on-idd-decision Chevron has reiterated that a final investment decision for its large Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) has been pushed back while it works on a number of project challenges. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398886/chevron-taking-time-on-idd-decision Mon, 04 May 2015 04:05:03 +0000 live Partners close in on Ca Rong Do plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398749/partners-close-in-on-ca-rong-do-plan The co-owners of the Ca Rong Do (Red Emperor) oil and gas discovery off south-east Vietnam are closing in on completing a final field development plan, said a co-venturer. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398749/partners-close-in-on-ca-rong-do-plan Fri, 01 May 2015 04:22:18 +0000 live Kick-off for Kizomba satellites 2 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398676/kick-off-for-kizomba-satellites-2 ExxonMobil has launched oil production from the second phase of its deep-water Kizomba satellites development in Block 15 off Angola. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398676/kick-off-for-kizomba-satellites-2 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:58:05 +0000 live BP kicks off Quad 204 drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398381/bp-kicks-off-quad-204-drilling BP has confirmed drilling has started on the first well in a seven-year development drilling campaign at its massive Quad 204 project West of Shetland using the Odfjell Drilling-owned newbuild semi-submersible Deepsea Aberdeen. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398381/bp-kicks-off-quad-204-drilling Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:52:18 +0000 live Cinguvu online for Eni http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398359/cinguvu-online-for-eni Eni has launched production from its Cinguvu field that forms part of its deep-water West Hub development off Angola. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398359/cinguvu-online-for-eni Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:46:07 +0000 live BP eyes Mad Dog 2 FID this year http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398320/bp-eyes-mad-dog-2-fid-this-year BP could make a final investment decision on its Mad Dog 2 deep-water project in the US Gulf of Mexico this year as plunging rig rates make the economics more attractive. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398320/bp-eyes-mad-dog-2-fid-this-year Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:36:02 +0000 live Lien 'tough line' on Snorre 2040 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398281/lien-tough-line-on-snorre-2040 Norway’s energy minister is reportedly putting his foot down over Statoil’s decision to delay the Snorre 2040 increased oil recovery project and is demanding the state-owned operator move ahead with the scheme. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398281/lien-tough-line-on-snorre-2040 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:13:33 +0000 live Inpex gets Adco stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398105/inpex-gets-adco-stake Inpex has won a 5% stake in the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (Adco)-operated concession in the United Arab Emirates. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398105/inpex-gets-adco-stake Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:54:10 +0000 live Tullow moves forward on TEN http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398095/tullow-moves-forward-on-ten UK operator Tullow Oil has said its Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) multi-field project off Ghana remains on track for start-up next year after an international tribunal rejected Ivory Coast’s request to halt drilling in a disputed zone. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398095/tullow-moves-forward-on-ten Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:35:49 +0000 live 'More capex cuts on way' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397998/more-capex-cuts-on-way Analysts see further reductions in capital expenditure by oil companies next year but remain optimistic over an oil price rebound farther down the road, with fossil fuels expected to remain a key part of the global energy mix for decades to come. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397998/more-capex-cuts-on-way Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:19:49 +0000 live 'Fatality risk' after MOB on Saipem rig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397966/fatality-risk-after-mob-on-saipem-rig Norway’s safety agency has uncovered a series of regulatory breaches that it said could have led to a fatality after a man fell overboard from Saipem’s rig Scarabeo 8 while drilling at the Goliat field in the Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397966/fatality-risk-after-mob-on-saipem-rig Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:45:44 +0000 live OneSubsea wins BP Egypt deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397911/onesubsea-wins-bp-egypt-deal OneSubsea has won a contract from BP to supply the UK supermajor with subsea systems at a project off Egypt. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397911/onesubsea-wins-bp-egypt-deal Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:32:52 +0000 live Sverdrup 'rebuff' for Det Norske http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397891/sverdrup-rebuff-for-det-norske Norway’s Petroleum & Energy Ministry is reportedly demanding that partners in the giant Johan Sverdrup project agree on a unitisation pact before the field’s plan for development and operation (PDO) can be approved in a rebuff for partner Det Norske. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397891/sverdrup-rebuff-for-det-norske Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:12:27 +0000 live Fluor wins Suncor tank work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397862/fluor-wins-suncor-tank-work Fluor was awarded the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of a tank farm for Suncor Energy and partners in the Athabasca oil sands region for an undisclosed amount. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397862/fluor-wins-suncor-tank-work Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:26:26 +0000 live Total ‘mulls Kharyaga sale’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397682/total-mulls-kharyaga-sale The French supermajor has held preliminary talks with state player and minority stakeholder Zarubezhneft about offloading its holding, Russian business newspaper Vedomosti reported. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397682/total-mulls-kharyaga-sale Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:24:38 +0000 live Ivar Aasen appraisal success http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397665/ivar-aasen-appraisal-success Det Norske Oljeselskapet has notched up drilling success with a pair of appraisal wells aimed at delineating its under-development Ivar Aasen field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397665/ivar-aasen-appraisal-success Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:56:55 +0000 live SembMarine wins $41.4m FSO conversion contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397664/sembmarine-wins-usd-414m-fso-conversion-contract Singapore's Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) has been awarded a floating storage and offloading vessel conversion contract from Teekay Offshore. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397664/sembmarine-wins-usd-414m-fso-conversion-contract Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:22:11 +0000 live Lien keeps Castberg pipe warm http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397607/lien-keeps-castberg-pipe-warm Norway’s energy minister has reportedly revived the prospect of an onshore landfall solution for Statoil’s stalled Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea after revealing the government is looking at possible fiscal support for the commercially challenged scheme. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397607/lien-keeps-castberg-pipe-warm Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:31:35 +0000 live India readies marginal field auction http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397583/india-readies-marginal-field-auction The Indian cabinet is likely to soon approve the auction of 69 marginal oil and gas fields owned by state-owned players Oil & Natural Gas Corporation ONGC and Oil India (OIL). Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397583/india-readies-marginal-field-auction Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:22:16 +0000 live BP readies Quad 204 drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397576/bp-readies-quad-204-drilling BP is set to begin drilling at the Quad 204 field development scheme West of Shetland later this week after taking an Odfjell Drilling rig on charter. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397576/bp-readies-quad-204-drilling Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:57:44 +0000 live Technip wins Peruvian pipeline gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397572/technip-wins-peruvian-pipeline-gig Technip's Colombian subsidiary, Tipiel, has been awarded a front-end engineering design and detailed engineering design contract on the Camisea field in Peru. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397572/technip-wins-peruvian-pipeline-gig Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:16:43 +0000 live 'More FPSO awards due in 2015’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397527/more-fpso-awards-due-in-2015 At least five more floating production, storage and offloading vessel contract awards are expected to be awarded globally this year, according to a senior executive at floater giant SBM Offshore. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397527/more-fpso-awards-due-in-2015 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:54:44 +0000 live Industry sets new subsea standards http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397514/industry-sets-new-subsea-standards Operators and contractors have put their collective heads together to come up with new standardised documentation for subsea production systems under a joint industry project led by DNV GL. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397514/industry-sets-new-subsea-standards Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:56:46 +0000 live Allseas 'delay' on Pioneering Spirit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397503/allseas-delay-on-pioneering-spirit Allseas is reported to be facing delays with final delivery of its behemoth offshore vessel Pioneering Spirit that could hit scheduled removal of the ill-fated Yme platform off Norway this summer. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397503/allseas-delay-on-pioneering-spirit Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:03:00 +0000 live Goliat floater arrives in Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397367/goliat-floater-arrives-in-norway The giant Goliat cylindrical floating production, storage and offloading vessel arrived in Hammerfest on Friday ready for its deployment later this year at the Eni-operated oilfield in the Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397367/goliat-floater-arrives-in-norway Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:56:04 +0000 live Santos eyeing GLNG start http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397350/santos-eyeing-glng-start Australian independent Santos is closing in on the start up of its Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project on the east coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397350/santos-eyeing-glng-start Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:24:30 +0000 live Sunrise to remain on hold http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397312/sunrise-to-remain-on-hold Australian operator Woodside Petroleum has reiterated it will not progress the Greater Sunrise Development in the Timor Sea until a maritime boundary is agreed between Australia and Timor-Leste. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397312/sunrise-to-remain-on-hold Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:19:25 +0000 live Rig lifeboat launch 'a fatality risk' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397287/rig-lifeboat-launch-a-fatality-risk An incident involving the unintentional launch of a lifeboat from the jack-up Maersk Giant during tests earlier this year could have resulted in fatalities if personnel had been onboard at the time, according to Norway’s safety agency. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397287/rig-lifeboat-launch-a-fatality-risk Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:33:09 +0000 live Rystad sees 'new wave' offshore http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397253/rystad-sees-new-wave-offshore A "huge wave" of new offshore projects is expected by a leading Norwegian analyst to be brought to fruition towards the end of the decade, with a raft of field sanctions forecast to top $286 billion in 2020. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397253/rystad-sees-new-wave-offshore Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:27:01 +0000 live Madagascar Oil up on Tsimiroro approval http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397240/madagascar-oil-up-on-tsimiroro-approval Madagascar Oil is planning a round of seismic and drilling after it was handed a development mining title for a large onshore heavy oil play in the eponymous African island nation. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397240/madagascar-oil-up-on-tsimiroro-approval Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:46:57 +0000 live Oslo 'slacking' in oil recovery effort http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397068/oslo-slacking-in-oil-recovery-effort Valuable residual resources in mature fields off Norway risk being untapped due to a lack of follow-up by the authorities to ensure operators maximise recovery from their offshore licences, according to a critical report by the country’s Auditor-General. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397068/oslo-slacking-in-oil-recovery-effort Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:23:11 +0000 live Lundin: 'Barents finds can be realised' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397056/lundin-barents-finds-can-be-realised Lundin Petroleum is confident that its Barents discoveries will be developed despite low oil prices that have compromised the commerciality of field projects in the harsh-environment Arctic play. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397056/lundin-barents-finds-can-be-realised Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:04:08 +0000 live LGO kicks off Goudron campaign http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397041/lgo-kicks-off-goudron-campaign London-listed LGO Energy has spudded the first of seven development wells at the Goudron field in Trinidad. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397041/lgo-kicks-off-goudron-campaign Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:15:08 +0000 live Made in Norway, driven in South Korea http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397007/made-in-norway-driven-in-south-korea Norwegian suppliers have still managed to capture a substantial slice of value creation on field projects off the country even when fabrication of facilities has been carried out at yards in Asia, according to a new report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397007/made-in-norway-driven-in-south-korea Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:59:15 +0000 live Shell in rig 'leak' probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396996/shell-in-rig-leak-probe Shell has launched a probe into the reported leak of an estimated 60,000 litres of oil-bearing mud into the sea in an incident on the drilling rig Transocean Barents at the Ormen Lange field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396996/shell-in-rig-leak-probe Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:52:18 +0000 live Bumi in $300m ElectroGas Malta gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396993/bumi-in-usd-300m-electrogas-malta-gig Bumi Armada has won two contracts totalling $300 million from a consortium relating to a floating storage unit and receiving terminal in Malta. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396993/bumi-in-usd-300m-electrogas-malta-gig Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:47:09 +0000 live Topsides delivery for Edvard Grieg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396980/topsides-delivery-for-edvard-grieg Lundin Petroleum took delivery on Tuesday of the topsides for its Edvard Grieg field platform off Norway after load-out of the deck and living quarters & utility module at the local Kvaerner Stord yard. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396980/topsides-delivery-for-edvard-grieg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:18:17 +0000 live Enegi in marginal field pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396967/enegi-in-marginal-field-pact Enegi Oil is teaming up with technology players and a service provider in a new venture aimed at driving down the cost of marginal field developments. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396967/enegi-in-marginal-field-pact Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:55:51 +0000 live Statoil under Trestakk cosh http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396932/statoil-under-trestakk-cosh The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is laying down the law on Statoil to develop its small Trestakk discovery off the country after the state-owned operator decided to delay a concept decision earlier this year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396932/statoil-under-trestakk-cosh Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:21:32 +0000 live Ithaca cheers final Stella flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396863/ithaca-cheers-final-stella-flows London-listed Ithaca Energy has wrapped up the flow test of the fifth and final development well at its Stella field in the UK North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396863/ithaca-cheers-final-stella-flows Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:35:41 +0000 live Cairn eyes FPSO for Senegal find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396860/cairn-eyes-fpso-for-senegal-find Cairn Energy is favouring a floating production, storage and offloading unit to develop at least one of two oil discoveris it made off Senegal last year, according to a drilling partner. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396860/cairn-eyes-fpso-for-senegal-find Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:16:21 +0000 live Bumi, Shapoorji team up for Madura FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396857/bumi-shapoorji-team-up-for-madura-fpso Malaysia's Bumi Armada has formed a joint venture with India's Shapoorji Pallonji to build the floating production, storage and offloading vessel that will be used at Husky Energy’s Madura BD field development off Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396857/bumi-shapoorji-team-up-for-madura-fpso Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:19:42 +0000 live KrisEnergy hands out Lengo contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396815/krisenergy-hands-out-lengo-contracts Singapore's KrisEnergy has handed out a front-end engineering and design contract on its Lengo gas development off the coast of East Java in Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396815/krisenergy-hands-out-lengo-contracts Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:37:12 +0000 live WorleyParsons in Block R win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396751/worleyparsons-in-block-r-win Australian engineering company WorleyParsons has landed a contract on Ophir's Block R gas development, off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396751/worleyparsons-in-block-r-win Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:10:38 +0000 live DeepOcean wins Statoil Surf gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396738/deepocean-wins-statoil-surf-gig Norway's DeepOcean has won a riser installation contract from Statoil for two platforms in the Norwegian Sea that will serve as a tie-back destination for the nearby Maria development. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396738/deepocean-wins-statoil-surf-gig Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:47:02 +0000 live Manora development drilling wraps up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396658/manora-development-drilling-wraps-up Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum has wrapped up development drilling at its offshore Manora oil project in the Gulf of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396658/manora-development-drilling-wraps-up Thu, 09 Apr 2015 01:19:18 +0000 live AWE starts Pateke flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396478/awe-starts-pateke-flows Australian operator AWE has started production from the Pateke-4H development well in PMP 38158, off the coast of New Zealand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396478/awe-starts-pateke-flows Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:25:01 +0000 live McDermott, GE win QGEP Brazil Surf deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396425/mcdermott-ge-win-qgep-brazil-surf-deal McDermott and GE Oil & Gas have landed a subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines contract for an early-stage heavy oil field development in Brazil's Santos basin. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396425/mcdermott-ge-win-qgep-brazil-surf-deal Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:40:00 +0000 live Deep-water spend 'set to surge' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396399/deep-water-spend-set-to-surge Deep-water spending is set to increase as much as 69% over the next five years, despite the recent drop in oil prices that has led operators to postpone high-cost projects, according to energy consultancy Douglas-Westwood. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396399/deep-water-spend-set-to-surge Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:58:17 +0000 live Woodside seals Apache asset buy http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396239/woodside-seals-apache-asset-buy Australia's Woodside Petroleum has wrapped up its deal to purchase Apache's stakes in the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas and Balnaves oil projects in Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396239/woodside-seals-apache-asset-buy Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:19:13 +0000 live Pemex: Abkatun Alpha fire out http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396237/pemex-abkatun-alpha-fire-out The blaze on the Abkatun Alpha platform in the Bay of Campeche that killed four workers and left another 16 hospitalised has been put out, according to operator Pemex. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396237/pemex-abkatun-alpha-fire-out Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:46:21 +0000 live Kiliwani North start-up in sight http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396032/kiliwani-north-start-up-in-sight Aminex is set to launch commercial production from its Kiliwani North gas field development off Tanzania towards the end of the first half after delayed completion of an export pipeline, according to a partner. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396032/kiliwani-north-start-up-in-sight Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:53:46 +0000 live PetroRio extends Polvo floater deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396023/petrorio-extends-polvo-floater-deal PetroRio has signed an extension for the BW Offshore-owned floating production, storage and offloading vessel stationed at the Polvo heavy oilfield in Brazil's Campos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396023/petrorio-extends-polvo-floater-deal Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:41:59 +0000 live Apache in Desert drive http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395962/apache-in-desert-drive US independent Apache is ramping up production from two recently made oil discoveries in Egypt’s Western Desert after recording strong development and appraisal drilling results. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395962/apache-in-desert-drive Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:32:45 +0000 live Aphrodite blueprint on table http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395928/aphrodite-blueprint-on-table Noble Energy intends to declare commerciality for its Aphrodite gas discovery off Cyprus and submit a draft development plan to the authorities in the second half of this year, according to Israeli partner Delek Group. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395928/aphrodite-blueprint-on-table Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:59:08 +0000 live Mnazi Bay gas deliveries delayed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395918/mnazi-bay-gas-deliveries-delayed Partners in the Mnazi Bay gas field project off Tanzania have been hit with a delay of a few months to first gas as commissioning of an associated pipeline is running late. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395918/mnazi-bay-gas-deliveries-delayed Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:43:53 +0000 live Azonto re-tenders Gazelle project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395912/azonto-re-tenders-gazelle-project Azonto Petroleum has put the construction package for the Gazelle gas field project off Ivory Coast out to tender once again amid a slump in global energy prices. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395912/azonto-re-tenders-gazelle-project Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:03:18 +0000 live Terms changed on Athena FPSO contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395909/terms-changed-on-athena-fpso-contract Ithaca Energy has renegotiated the terms of its contract with BW Offshore for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel being used on the Athena field off the UK. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395909/terms-changed-on-athena-fpso-contract Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:23:15 +0000 live Sinopacific delivering first Yamal modules http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395905/sinopacific-delivering-first-yamal-modules Chinese yard Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering is delivering its first module built for the Yamal liquefied natural gas project in the Russian Arctic, the first delivery among six Chinese yards committed to building similar modules. (Xu Yihe) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395905/sinopacific-delivering-first-yamal-modules Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:19:11 +0000 live Harvest doubts on Dussafu http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395854/harvest-doubts-on-dussafu US independent Harvest Natural Resources has dubbed its Dussafu project off Gabon “economically marginal” due to the collapse in oil prices as the failure of an asset sale in Venezuela has left it short of cash to fund ongoing operations. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395854/harvest-doubts-on-dussafu Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:10:02 +0000 live Statoil in Gudrun 'restart' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395735/statoil-in-gudrun-restart Statoil is reported to have carried out a partial restart of its Gudrun platform off Norway after a prolonged shutdown due to a gas and condensate leak. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395735/statoil-in-gudrun-restart Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:05 +0000 live