www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com FMC wins $393m East Hub prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387176/FMC-wins-393m-East-Hub-prize Houston’s FMC Technologies has landed a $393 million contract from Italian oil major Eni to provide subsea systems for the Italian oil major’s East Hub project off Angola. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387176/FMC-wins-393m-East-Hub-prize Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:56:59 +0000 live Life extension for Oseberg satellite http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387077/Life-extension-for-Oseberg-satellite Statoil has been granted consent by Norway’s safety agency to use subsea infrastructure at the Oseberg West Flank field in the North Sea beyond its intended lifetime. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387077/Life-extension-for-Oseberg-satellite Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:20:41 +0000 live Maria in resource leap http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386940/Maria-in-resource-leap Wintershall has increased its recoverable resource estimate for its Maria field in the Norwegian Sea by nearly a third based on the results of technical studies and modeling work. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386940/Maria-in-resource-leap Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:00:42 +0000 live Knarr field start-up 'delayed' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386929/Knarr-field-start-up-delayed Start-up of BG Group’s Knarr field off Norway has apparently been further delayed into 2015 as commissioning of a newbuild floating production, storage and offloading vessel has been hit by weather issues. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386929/Knarr-field-start-up-delayed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:45:42 +0000 live GSPC in Deen Dayal price setback http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386921/GSPC-in-Deen-Dayal-price-setback India's Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has rejected Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation's (GSPC's) demand for a higher gas price for the envisaged gas production from its Deen Dayal West (DDW) offshore gas field, in the Krishna Godavari basin. (Nishant Ugal) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386921/GSPC-in-Deen-Dayal-price-setback Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:48:11 +0000 live FMC wins $268m Agbami deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386852/FMC-wins-268m-Agbami-deal Houston’s FMC Technologies has landed a $268 million subsea systems contract from Chevron for the US supermajor’s Agbami deep-water oilfield off Nigeria. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386852/FMC-wins-268m-Agbami-deal Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:16 +0000 live Rumaila partners in output drive http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386850/Rumaila-partners-in-output-drive The BP-led partnership developing Iraq’s giant Rumaila oilfield is set to invest $1.7 billion next year in their drive to increase production by 50% at the project to 2.1 million barrels per day by 2020. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386850/Rumaila-partners-in-output-drive Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:01:52 +0000 live State to step into Maria dispute http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386837/State-to-step-into-Maria-dispute Wintershall has called on the government to intervene amid an apparent impasse in complicated talks with Statoil and other licensees for a three-way tie-back of its Maria field in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386837/State-to-step-into-Maria-dispute Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:21:07 +0000 live Technip wins ONGC terminal contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386819/Technip-wins-ONGC-terminal-contract French engineering company Technip has been awarded a contract to build an onshore oil and gas terminal at Odalarevu in Andhra Pradesh, India. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386819/Technip-wins-ONGC-terminal-contract Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:42:04 +0000 live ExxonMobil spins Turrum bit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386815/ExxonMobil-spins-Turrum-bit US giant ExxonMobil has kicked off its development drilling programme at the Turrum field in the Bass Strait, off the south-east coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386815/ExxonMobil-spins-Turrum-bit Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:38:30 +0000 live Drillsearch restarts Flax output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386807/Drillsearch-restarts-Flax-output Australia-listed Drillsearch Energy has restarted production from the Flax facility in PRL 14 in the South Australia Cooper basin, the company’s first operated production project. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386807/Drillsearch-restarts-Flax-output Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:25:40 +0000 live Statoil files fast-track field plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386787/Statoil-files-fast-track-field-plan Statoil has submitted a development plan to the authorities for a further fast-track project – but has still to mature further schemes under the successful programme. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386787/Statoil-files-fast-track-field-plan Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:39:54 +0000 live SeverEnergia fires up Urengoyskoye http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386779/SeverEnergia-fires-up-Urengoyskoye The SeverEnergia joint venture of Russian independent Novatek and state player Gazprom Neft has launched the second stage of the Urengoyskoye field in West Siberia including the second train of the gas condensate de-ethanisation unit. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386779/SeverEnergia-fires-up-Urengoyskoye Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:50:31 +0000 live Lekoil speeds up Otakikpo plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386751/Lekoil-speeds-up-Otakikpo-plan Lekoil is poised to bring a marginal field off Nigeria online months ahead of schedule after it won well re-entry approval from authorities. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386751/Lekoil-speeds-up-Otakikpo-plan Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:42:50 +0000 live Cooper adds Gippsland stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386730/Cooper-adds-Gippsland-stake Australia's Cooper Energy has added to its resource base by taking a 50% stake in the Sole gas field and Orbost gas plant in Victoria from compatriot Santos for A$27.5 million (US$22.6 million). bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386730/Cooper-adds-Gippsland-stake Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:14:09 +0000 live Woodside delays Browse FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386729/Woodside-delays-Browse-FEED Australia's Woodside Petroleum has pushed back the schedule for its Browse floating liquefied natural gas project, off Western Australia, as it looks to take advantage of changing market conditions to lower costs. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386729/Woodside-delays-Browse-FEED Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:41:11 +0000 live Statoil gains Sleipner A nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386687/Statoil-gains-Sleipner-A-nod Statoil has gained consent from Norway’s safety agency to carry out modifications to its Sleipner A platform to receive gas output from the under-development Gina Krog field off the country. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386687/Statoil-gains-Sleipner-A-nod Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:19:45 +0000 live Aker in Aasgard module deliveries http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386670/Aker-in-Aasgard-module-deliveries Aker Solutions is set to start deliveries of modules for Statoil’s Aasgard subsea gas compression facility off Norway, paving the way for start-up of the ground-breaking project early next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386670/Aker-in-Aasgard-module-deliveries Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:43:09 +0000 live Maire Tecnimont lands $2.25bn Adco work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386668/Maire-Tecnimont-lands-2.25bn-Adco-work Italy’s Maire Tecnimont has gained a $2.25 billion engineering procurement and construction contract from Abu Dhabi’s Adco to provide the surface facilities for Al Dabbiya phase three. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386668/Maire-Tecnimont-lands-2.25bn-Adco-work Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:40:23 +0000 live Husky in second Liwan start-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386665/Husky-in-second-Liwan-start-up Husky Energy has brought on stream the Liuhua 34-2 gas field in the South China Sea, marking the second field start-up at the Liwan gas project this year for the Canadian operator. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386665/Husky-in-second-Liwan-start-up Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:02:04 +0000 live Aker scores Mariner work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386652/Aker-scores-Mariner-work Norway’s Aker Solutions has won a £120 million (US$188 million) contract to provide engineering, construction and commissioning services for the Mariner oilfield development in the UK North Sea. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386652/Aker-scores-Mariner-work Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:41:27 +0000 live Otto sells Galoc interest http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386527/Otto-sells-Galoc-interest Otto Energy has accepted a superior offer of US$108 million by Nido Petroleum for its 33% interest in the producing Galoc oilfield offshore the Philippines. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386527/Otto-sells-Galoc-interest Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:58:47 +0000 live Norway green fields 'at risk' from price drop http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386490/Norway-green-fields-at-risk-from-price-drop Norway’s central bank has warned that more greenfield development projects could be delayed or cancelled as oil companies slash investments due to falling oil prices. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386490/Norway-green-fields-at-risk-from-price-drop Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:43:09 +0000 live 'Hey Puesto' for President http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386326/Hey-Puesto-for-President President Energy intends to ratchet up development work on its Puesto Guardian concession onshore Argentina after a reserves boost that has significantly lifted the value of resources. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386326/Hey-Puesto-for-President Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:18:25 +0000 live Urengoyskoye field hits full capacity http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386320/Urengoyskoye-field-hits-full-capacity SeverEnergia’s Urengoyskoye gas and condensate field in West Siberia is back up to full output capacity following the outbreak of a fire earlier this year, according to Russian independent Novatek. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386320/Urengoyskoye-field-hits-full-capacity Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:30:32 +0000 live Shell hires SNC-Lavalin at Pearl GTL http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386287/Shell-hires-SNC-Lavalin-at-Pearl-GTL Shell has awarded a multi-million dollar engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) contract to SNC-Lavalin Group’s Qatar Kentz venture at the gas-to-liquids project Pearl GTL in Qatar. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386287/Shell-hires-SNC-Lavalin-at-Pearl-GTL Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:34:42 +0000 live BP ‘to splash $12bn in Egypt’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386202/BP-‘to-splash-12bn-in-Egypt’ BP is set to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt’s oil and gas industry in the next five years, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386202/BP-‘to-splash-12bn-in-Egypt’ Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:05:09 +0000 live Jumbo nets Wheatstone job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386188/Jumbo-nets-Wheatstone-job Dutch contractor Jumbo has landed a deal from Technip to install a series of subsea structures on Chevron’s Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project off Western Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386188/Jumbo-nets-Wheatstone-job Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:07:11 +0000 live BP in Norway project 'rethink' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386171/BP-in-Norway-project-rethink BP is reviewing future plans for its ageing fields off Norway and may be forced to shut down some of them prematurely as plunging oil prices and high costs make continued exploitation of their resources uneconomic, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386171/BP-in-Norway-project-rethink Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:54:33 +0000 live Soco eyes TGT recovery boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386140/Soco-eyes-TGT-recovery-boost The operating company behind the producing Te Giac Trang field (TGT) off Vietnam is looking at a possible processing capacity boost to lift recovery after positive results from a reserves assessment, according to partner Soco International. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386140/Soco-eyes-TGT-recovery-boost Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:14:04 +0000 live CNOOC Ltd starts up Kinosis 1A http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386033/CNOOC-Ltd-starts-up-Kinosis-1A CNOOC Ltd's Nexen ULC arm has begun producing bitumen at the Kinosis 1A steam-assisted gravity drainage project in Alberta, Canada. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386033/CNOOC-Ltd-starts-up-Kinosis-1A Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:41:29 +0000 live Oilex gets Bhandut sales nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385887/Oilex-gets-Bhandut-sales-nod Australia's Oilex has gained governmental approval to turn on the taps at its Bhandut-3 gas well onshore western India. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385887/Oilex-gets-Bhandut-sales-nod Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:06:28 +0000 live Madura floater contract pushed back again http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385863/Madura-floater-contract-pushed-back-again The deadline to finalise the contract for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel for Husky Energy’s Madura BD field development off Indonesia has been pushed back yet again. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385863/Madura-floater-contract-pushed-back-again Fri, 05 Dec 2014 04:50:09 +0000 live Saipem says South Stream contract 'suspended' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385838/Saipem-says-South-Stream-contract-suspended Italian services company Saipem said it has received a notice to suspend marine activities for Gazprom's multi-billion dollar South Stream pipeline project, which Russian President Vladimir Putin suddenly nixed this week due to resistance from Europe. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385838/Saipem-says-South-Stream-contract-suspended Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:28:01 +0000 live Norway investment 'to shrink by 14%' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385769/Norway-investment-to-shrink-by-14 Norway’s oil and gas sector is set to see investment shrink by almost 14% next year as operators cut spending on both existing fields and on new developments, according to the latest official estimates. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385769/Norway-investment-to-shrink-by-14 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:04:06 +0000 live Gorgon on track for first gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385583/Gorgon-on-track-for-first-gas Chevron’s Gorgon liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia remains on track to start-up mid-next year but one investment bank is predicting first sales will not take place until later in the year. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385583/Gorgon-on-track-for-first-gas Thu, 04 Dec 2014 04:40:16 +0000 live Inpex eyes larger Abadi FLNG unit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385462/Inpex-eyes-larger-Abadi-FLNG-unit Japanese operator Inpex is understood to be negotiating with Indonesian authorities about a larger floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solution to exploit its Abadi gas field on the Masela production sharing contract off Indonesia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385462/Inpex-eyes-larger-Abadi-FLNG-unit Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:11:07 +0000 live Modec-Schahin wins Tartaruga FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385376/Modec-Schahin-wins-Tartaruga-FPSO Brazil’s Petrobras has awarded a consortium comprising Modec International and Schahin Engenharia a contract for the charter of a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestica fields in the country’s Campos basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385376/Modec-Schahin-wins-Tartaruga-FPSO Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:38:40 +0000 live Wassana MOPU arrives in Batam http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385333/Wassana-MOPU-arrives-in-Batam The mobile offshore production unit destined for Kris Energy’s Wassana field development in the Gulf of Thailand has been towed to Batam, Indonesia, for upgrade work. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385333/Wassana-MOPU-arrives-in-Batam Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:17:20 +0000 live Intermoor completes Delta House work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385268/Intermoor-completes-Delta-House-work Mooring specialist InterMoor said that, despite "challenging circumstances", it has successfully installed and hooked up a permanent mooring system for the Llog Exploration-operated Delta House production facility in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385268/Intermoor-completes-Delta-House-work Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:55:47 +0000 live Statoil stalls on Snorre 2040 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385220/Statoil-stalls-on-Snorre-2040 Statoil has pushed back a key decision next year on the planned Snorre 2040 project as it seeks to cut costs further on the commercially challenged increased recovery scheme. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385220/Statoil-stalls-on-Snorre-2040 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:45:08 +0000 live Statoil gets Sverdrup vote http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385066/Statoil-gets-Sverdrup-vote Statoil has effectively secured operatorship throughout all phases of the giant Johan Sverdrup field off Norway after being recommended for the role by partners. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385066/Statoil-gets-Sverdrup-vote Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:30:43 +0000 live Technip wins Gullfaks subsea contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385000/Technip-wins-Gullfaks-subsea-contract French engineering company Technip has landed a subsea contract on Statoil's Gullfaks field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385000/Technip-wins-Gullfaks-subsea-contract Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:57:09 +0000 live Sarqala flagged for first oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384948/Sarqala-flagged-for-first-oil Canadian player WesternZagros Resources aims to bring online production from its Sarqala discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan early next year together with Russian partner Gazprom Neft. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384948/Sarqala-flagged-for-first-oil Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:15:15 +0000 live NWS partners green light Persephone http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384735/NWS-partners-green-light-Persephone North West Shelf (NWS) operator Woodside Petroleum and its joint venture partners have approved the Persephone project, off Australia's north-west coast. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384735/NWS-partners-green-light-Persephone Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:18:04 +0000 live Beach adds in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384599/Beach-adds-in-Cooper Australia’s Beach Energy has added to its existing resource base in the Cooper basin, with a successful exploration well striking oil pay. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384599/Beach-adds-in-Cooper Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:29:23 +0000 live Eni clears Ghana hurdle on Sankofa http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384506/Eni-clears-Ghana-hurdle-on-Sankofa Italy's Eni has concluded negotiations with Ghanaian authorities over its huge Sankofa-Gye Nyame project off the West Africa powerhouse. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384506/Eni-clears-Ghana-hurdle-on-Sankofa Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:55:10 +0000 live Offloading issue hits Heidrun http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384504/Offloading-issue-hits-Heidrun Offshore oil loading from Statoil’s Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea has been hit by a technical issue with a shuttle tanker. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384504/Offloading-issue-hits-Heidrun Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:43:25 +0000 live North Slope LNG awards dished out http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384383/North-Slope-LNG-awards-dished-out Pre-FEED contracts for proposed $65-billion, three-train Alaska LNG projects handed out Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384383/North-Slope-LNG-awards-dished-out Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:21:21 +0000 live First oil at Cidade de Ilhabela FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384348/First-oil-at-Cidade-de-Ilhabela-FPSO Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has begun producing from the Cidade de Ilhabela floating production, storage and offloading vessel at the Sapinhoa field in the Santos Basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384348/First-oil-at-Cidade-de-Ilhabela-FPSO Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:53:13 +0000 live Lukoil 'angling for Nigeria project' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384336/Lukoil-angling-for-Nigeria-project Russian giant Lukoil is reported to be looking to invest in a project in Nigeria together with US major Chevron as it seeks overseas opportunities to diversify away from the state-dominated domestic oil sector. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384336/Lukoil-angling-for-Nigeria-project Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:54:37 +0000 live Bentley model has 'cost control' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384324/Bentley-model-has-cost-control Xcite Energy believes a collaborative contractor model adopted for its flagship Bentley development will enable it to keep control of costs as it moves forward with the UK heavy oil field scheme amid project cutbacks by other oil companies hit by ballooning budgets. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384324/Bentley-model-has-cost-control Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:17:43 +0000 live Delta House work for Ocean Installer http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384314/Delta-House-work-for-Ocean-Installer Ocean Installer has scooped a subsea contract from Oceaneering for work on LLOG Exploration’s Delta House project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384314/Delta-House-work-for-Ocean-Installer Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:38:28 +0000 live Technip wins Brazil flexible pipe gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384308/Technip-wins-Brazil-flexible-pipe-gig French engineering company Technip has been awarded a contract to supply flexible pipes for the Petrobras-operated Iracema North pre-salt field, in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384308/Technip-wins-Brazil-flexible-pipe-gig Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:41:42 +0000 live Total ‘sees Absheron FID in 2017’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384261/Total-‘sees-Absheron-FID-in-2017’ Total is set to make a final investment decision (FID) on its Absheron gas field in Azerbaijan’s portion of the Caspian Sea in 2017, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384261/Total-‘sees-Absheron-FID-in-2017’ Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:40:13 +0000 live Noble targets Tamar facelift http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384256/Noble-targets-Tamar-facelift US operator Noble Energy is considering an investment of between $1.5 billion and $2 billion to boost processing and export capacity at its producing Tamar gas field off Israel to cater for supply deals, according to partner Delek Drilling. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384256/Noble-targets-Tamar-facelift Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:02:27 +0000 live DNV gains work at UK's Culzean http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384245/DNV-gains-work-at-UKs-Culzean Denmark's Maersk Oil & Gas has hired international classification specialist DNV GL on a multi-million pound service contract for its ultra high-pressure, high-temperature Culzean project in the UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384245/DNV-gains-work-at-UKs-Culzean Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:19:47 +0000 live Martin Linge 'challenges' for Total http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384238/Martin-Linge-challenges-for-Total Total is reported to be facing engineering challenges on topsides fabrication work being carried out on the platform for its Martin Linge field off Norway at South Korean yard Samsung Heavy Industries. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384238/Martin-Linge-challenges-for-Total Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:33:12 +0000 live WDS wins GLNG work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384096/WDS-wins-GLNG-work Australia's WDS has been awarded a construction contract on the Santos-operated Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project in Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384096/WDS-wins-GLNG-work Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:20:55 +0000 live Wintershall confirms Maria delay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384039/Wintershall-confirms-Maria-delay Germany’s Wintershall has vowed to submit the development plan for its Maria field off Norway in the first half of next year. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384039/Wintershall-confirms-Maria-delay Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:23:44 +0000 live BAM nets Al-Dabbiya deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384029/BAM-nets-Al-Dabbiya-deal Dutch contractor BAM International has won an $88 million deal to complete offshore construction work at Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco)’s Al-Dubbiya oilfield. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384029/BAM-nets-Al-Dabbiya-deal Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:35:55 +0000 live Shell go-ahead for Malaysia's E6 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384011/Shell-go-ahead-for-Malaysias-E6 Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell and Malaysia’s Petronas have taken a final investment decision on developing their E6 oil and gas field off Sarawak, Malaysia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384011/Shell-go-ahead-for-Malaysias-E6 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:48:20 +0000 live Caribbean FLNG hits water http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384006/Caribbean-FLNG-hits-water Belgian contractor Exmar is a step closer to realising the world’s first floating gas liquefaction project with commissioning work on the Caribbean FLNG barge nearing completion at a Chinese yard. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384006/Caribbean-FLNG-hits-water Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:27:31 +0000 live ShawCor nets further Shah Deniz work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383948/ShawCor-nets-further-Shah-Deniz-work Toronto-listed contractor ShawCor has won another set of contracts from BP for coating services at the Shah Deniz Stage 2 megaproject in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383948/ShawCor-nets-further-Shah-Deniz-work Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:53:32 +0000 live Mnazi money in Wentworth bank http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383896/Mnazi-money-in-Wentworth-bank Wentworth Resources is set to finalise this quarter key credit facilities to cover its costs on the Mnazi Bay gas development project in Tanzania due to be launched early next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383896/Mnazi-money-in-Wentworth-bank Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:56:37 +0000 live Manora output ramps up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383875/Manora-output-ramps-up Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum is ramping up production at the Manora oil development off the coast of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383875/Manora-output-ramps-up Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:36:36 +0000 live RH Petrogas spins bit in China http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383823/RH-Petrogas-spins-bit-in-China Singapore’s RH Petrogas has spudded the first of a plethora of development wells on a Chinese oilfield where it has recently received the go-ahead from local authorities. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383823/RH-Petrogas-spins-bit-in-China Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:19:15 +0000 live Sea Trucks wins Okwok field deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383793/Sea-Trucks-wins-Okwok-field-deal Dutch contractor Sea Trucks Group has landed another deal for work at a Nigerian offshore block from Afren and others. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383793/Sea-Trucks-wins-Okwok-field-deal Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:02:00 +0000 live Xcite signs Bentley MoU with COSL http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383784/Xcite-signs-Bentley-MoU-with-COSL London-listed Xcite Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding for China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) to provide a harsh environment jack-up for use at its Bentley field in the UK North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383784/Xcite-signs-Bentley-MoU-with-COSL Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:32:05 +0000 live Chevron '90% done' on Jack-St Malo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383712/Chevron-90-done-on-Jack-St-Malo Chevron is more than 90% finished with commissioning and hook-up work at Jack-St Malo, its next big mega-project in the US Gulf of Mexico, according to the supermajor's head of North American exploration and production. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383712/Chevron-90-done-on-Jack-St-Malo Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:31:04 +0000 live Afren in Nigeria platform award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383649/Afren-in-Nigeria-platform-award Afren has hired a Sea Trucks Group company for the installation of a new platform off Nigeria. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383649/Afren-in-Nigeria-platform-award Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:50:24 +0000 live Ormen Lange stretch for Shell http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383643/Ormen-Lange-stretch-for-Shell Shell has drilled an appraisal well to delineate the southern part of its Ormen Lange gas field in the Norwegian Sea that is set to improve drainage of field reserves. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383643/Ormen-Lange-stretch-for-Shell Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:19:42 +0000 live Technip wins Nasr contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383639/Technip-wins-Nasr-contract France's Technip has landed a contract on Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company's (Adma-Opco) Nasr Phase 2 full field development project , off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383639/Technip-wins-Nasr-contract Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:43:54 +0000 live Madura floater deadline extended http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383636/Madura-floater-deadline-extended Malaysia’s Bumi Armada and its Indonesian joint venture company Armada Gema Nusantara have again 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/1383636/Madura-floater-deadline-extended Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:30:26 +0000 live Premier ditches Sea Lion TLP http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383365/Premier-ditches-Sea-Lion-TLP Premier Oil has scrapped plans for a tension-leg platform for its Sea Lion field project off the Falkland Islands in favour of a scaled-back phased development at a lower cost. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383365/Premier-ditches-Sea-Lion-TLP Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:56:58 +0000 live First gas at Malaysia's Kebabangan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383289/First-gas-at-Malaysias-Kebabangan The Petronas-led Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC) has started production at the Kebabangan (KBB) gas project off Sabah, east Malaysia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383289/First-gas-at-Malaysias-Kebabangan Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:42:34 +0000 live Pegasus West 'options on table' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383233/Pegasus-West-options-on-table Centrica Energy is eyeing possible development scenarios for its Pegasus West discovery off the UK after positive results from flow tests, according to partner Atlantic Petroleum. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383233/Pegasus-West-options-on-table Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:59:56 +0000 live Mubadala turns on taps at Manora http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383224/Mubadala-turns-on-taps-at-Manora Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum has started production from the Manora oil project, off the coast of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383224/Mubadala-turns-on-taps-at-Manora Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:57:29 +0000 live McDermott scoops Brunei subsea deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383183/McDermott-scoops-Brunei-subsea-deal McDermott International has won a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum (BRP) for subsea work at a pair of offshore fields. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383183/McDermott-scoops-Brunei-subsea-deal Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:57:16 +0000 live BMT wins Kizomba gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383155/BMT-wins-Kizomba-gig Britain's BMT Group has been awarded a maintenance contract on ExxonMobil's Kizomba field, off the coast of Angola. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383155/BMT-wins-Kizomba-gig Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:56:19 +0000 live BP battles to reboot Skarv http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383103/BP-battles-to-reboot-Skarv BP has confirmed that oil and gas output from its Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea remains offline after being hit by process problems with the field’s floating floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383103/BP-battles-to-reboot-Skarv Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:11:10 +0000 live Bid to inject life into Huntington http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382978/Bid-to-inject-life-into-Huntington E.ON E&P is looking at possible gas injection at its Huntington field off the UK to facilitate production after a shut-in caused by technical issues with the CATS gas transmission system, according to partner Noreco. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382978/Bid-to-inject-life-into-Huntington Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:57:26 +0000 live LOI for Madura FPSO expires http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382928/LOI-for-Madura-FPSO-expires Bumi Armada's letter of intent regarding its US$1.18 billion contract to supply a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for Husky Energy's Madura project in Indonesia has expired. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382928/LOI-for-Madura-FPSO-expires Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:32:58 +0000 live Santos inching closer to first gas at Gladstone http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382927/Santos-inching-closer-to-first-gas-at-Gladstone Australian operator Santos has installed the final module on the liquefied natural gas trains at its Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project in Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382927/Santos-inching-closer-to-first-gas-at-Gladstone Fri, 07 Nov 2014 02:49:10 +0000 live BHP cuts off Stampede stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382914/BHP-cuts-off-Stampede-stake Anglo-Australian player BHP Billiton has reportedly walked away from its 20% stake in the Stampede development in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico, which operator Hess sanctioned late last month. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382914/BHP-cuts-off-Stampede-stake Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:02:46 +0000 live Barents FPSOs 'on radar screen' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382836/Barents-FPSOs-on-radar-screen The Johan Castberg and Alta-Gohta discoveries in Norway’s Barents Sea are likely to be developed separately using standalone floating production, storage and offloading vessels, rather than as a combined project, according to a leading analyst. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382836/Barents-FPSOs-on-radar-screen Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:50:09 +0000 live BP eyeing new CPF for Greater Clair http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382632/BP-eyeing-new-CPF-for-Greater-Clair BP is considering adding a sizeable new central processing facility to exploit further reserves in its Greater Clair area off the UK in a new wave of development worth up to $15 billion. (Rob Watts) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382632/BP-eyeing-new-CPF-for-Greater-Clair Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:43:10 +0000 live Ichthys contractor in costs increase http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382622/Ichthys-contractor-in-costs-increase The consortium building the power station for Inpex's Ichthys liquefied natural gas project are in talks with the lead onshore engineering,construction and procurement contractor to recover increased costs on the project. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382622/Ichthys-contractor-in-costs-increase Thu, 06 Nov 2014 01:30:33 +0000 live Emerson bags Shah Deniz 2 award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382606/Emerson-bags-Shah-Deniz-2-award UK supermajor BP has awarded a contract to Texas-based Emerson Process Management to handle automation for the Shah Deniz stage 2 devlopment project in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382606/Emerson-bags-Shah-Deniz-2-award Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:54:06 +0000 live Knarr FPSO 'heading for field' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382476/Knarr-FPSO-heading-for-field The newbuild floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Knarr field off Norway is reported to have departed Aibel’s yard at Haugesund after start-up of the project was further delayed by a fire onboard. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382476/Knarr-FPSO-heading-for-field Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:30:40 +0000 live Cobalt eyes Cameia awards http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382463/Cobalt-eyes-Cameia-awards Cobalt International is targeting awards early next year of key contracts for major facilities for its Cameia field development project off Angola, where it has kicked off drilling of a new wildcat. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382463/Cobalt-eyes-Cameia-awards Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:47:38 +0000 live AWE wraps up BassGas sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382403/AWE-wraps-up-BassGas-sale Australia's AWE has wrapped up the A$85 million (US$74.2 million) sale of a 11.25% stake in the BassGas project, off south-east Australia, to India’s Hindustan Petroleum. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382403/AWE-wraps-up-BassGas-sale Tue, 04 Nov 2014 06:54:20 +0000 live Daewoo starts Ichthys turret installation http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382398/Daewoo-starts-Ichthys-turret-installation Japanese giant Inpex is a step closer to the completion of the floating production, storage and offloading vessel which will be moored at its Ichthys development off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382398/Daewoo-starts-Ichthys-turret-installation Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:04:30 +0000 live Santos hits GLNG milestone http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382394/Santos-hits-GLNG-milestone Australian operator Santos is a step closer to first gas at its Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project in Queensland following the completion of the first of three major gas processing hubs. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382394/Santos-hits-GLNG-milestone Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:24:09 +0000 live WorleyParsons lands $144.8m Ekofisk gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382393/WorleyParsons-lands-144.8m-Ekofisk-gig Australian contractor WorleyParsons has landed a A$167 million (US$144.8 million) contract on ConocoPhillips' capacity increase project on the Ekofisk complex in the Norwegian North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382393/WorleyParsons-lands-144.8m-Ekofisk-gig Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:59:57 +0000 live Skarv in 'oil output halt' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382355/Skarv-in-oil-output-halt BP is reported to have shut in oil production at its Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea due to a technical issue, with gas output also hit. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382355/Skarv-in-oil-output-halt Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:34:28 +0000 live 'Two fatalities' on Goliat project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382330/Two-fatalities-on-Goliat-project Two workers have lost their lives during construction work on the Goliat floating production and offloading vessel at South Korean yard Hyundai Heavy Industries, according to reports. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382330/Two-fatalities-on-Goliat-project Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:21:43 +0000 live Sverdrup bonanza for Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382317/Sverdrup-bonanza-for-Norway Statoil is targeting total investment of between Nkr170 billion and Nkr220 billion ($25 billion and $32.5 billion) on development of the giant Johan Sverdrup field off Norway over the project’s lifetime – and has promised a contracts feast for local contractors. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382317/Sverdrup-bonanza-for-Norway Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:55:34 +0000 live Duo gives go-ahead to UK's Glenlivet http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382111/Duo-gives-go-ahead-to-UKs-Glenlivet France’s Total and Denmark’s Dong Energy have agreed to go ahead with a proposed joint development of the Glenlivet and Edradour gas fields in the UK west of Shetlands region. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382111/Duo-gives-go-ahead-to-UKs-Glenlivet Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:08:58 +0000 live Akri-Bijeel go-ahead for MOL http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381898/Akri-Bijeel-go-ahead-for-MOL Kurdistan’s authorities have formally approved the development plan for the MOL-operated Akri-Bijeel field in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381898/Akri-Bijeel-go-ahead-for-MOL Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:50:33 +0000 live