www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com PSA: 'Show us Goliat back-up plan' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359214.ece Eni reportedly has been asked by Norway’s safety agency to present a back-up plan for completion of the floating production unit for its Goliat oilfield in the Barents Sea amid concern over the mounting workload to finish construction of the vessel. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359214.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:48:35 +0000 live BP in $378m Shah Deniz 2 award http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359179.ece BP has handed Keppel Offshore & Marine and others a large contract to build a subsea construction vessel for the giant Shah Deniz 2 project in Azerbaijan. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359179.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:28:55 +0000 epaper WestSide to kick off Meridian expansion http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359110.ece Australian company WestSide is on track to kick off a six-well campaign next month at the Meridian gas field, onshore Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359110.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:23:58 +0000 epaper Elk wraps up Singleton deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359108.ece Australia-listed Elk Petroleum has wrapped up its acquisition of the Singleton oilfield in the US state of Nebraska. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359108.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:06:49 +0000 live Prysmian gains $41m Zakum work http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359034.ece Italy's Prysmian Group has won a €30 million ($41.68 million) contract to provide submarine cable links for the replacement of power feeding systems at the Zakum oilfield off Abu Dhabi. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359034.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:44:38 +0000 epaper Hoegh takes vessel http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358992.ece South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries has delivered the Lampung floating storage regasification unit vessel to Oslo-listed Hoegh LNG. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358992.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:30:27 +0000 epaper Technip lands another Kaombo deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358749.ece Technip has won yet more work for Total's Kaombo project off Angola after landing a large umbilicals contract. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358749.ece Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:20:15 +0000 live Eni invites bids http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358656.ece Italian major Eni has reportedly invited companies to put forward design proposals for a floating liquefied natural gas plan in Mozambique. (News Wires), bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358656.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:32:54 +0000 live TAQA starts Bergermeer gas storage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358602.ece Abu Dhabi's Taqa has injected the first gas in to the Bergermeer gas storage facility in the Netherlands. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358602.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:14:56 +0000 live Saipem lands $4bn Kaombo prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358569.ece Saipem has been confirmed as the winner of two contracts totalling more than $4 billion for Total's Kaombo field development off Angola. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358569.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:11:13 +0000 epaper ONGC deepens G1-GS15 development http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358565.ece Subsea 7 and Singapore’s Halllin Marine have begun the third phase of installation work for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s G1 deep-water field in India’s Bay of Bengal. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358565.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:57:28 +0000 epaper Technip, Heerema cash in on Kaombo http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358547.ece French company Technip and joint venture partner Heerema Marine Contractors have won a lucrative $3.5 billion contract with Total Exploration & Production Angola. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358547.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:03:25 +0000 epaper Iraq ‘approves Daewoo Zubair deal’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358513.ece Daewoo Engineering & Construction has won approval from Iraqi authorities for its $588.8 million gas and oil separation plant (GOSP) contract at the giant Zubair field, according to a report. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358513.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:39:08 +0000 live Talisman 'stalls' on Yme concept http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358466.ece Talisman Energy has reportedly delayed a new concept decision on the Yme field off Norway – and has not ruled out that the problematic project could be shelved altogether. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358466.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:01:45 +0000 live Aker in Kaombo subsea award http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358456.ece Aker Solutions has secured a lucrative Nkr14 billion ($2.3 billion) contract to deliver the subsea production system for Total’s ultra-deepwater Kaombo field project off Angola. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358456.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:50:36 +0000 epaper KCA nets Hebron drilling deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358363.ece KCA Deutag has scooped a drilling and maintenance project for ExxonMobil’s Hebron project off Canada. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358363.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:09:38 +0000 live Total reaches Kaombo FID http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358362.ece France-based player Total has reached final investment decision on the ultra-deepwater offshore Kaombo project in Angola. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358362.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:50:30 +0000 epaper Horizon gets nod for Stanley development http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358351.ece The Papua New Guinea government has approved Horizon Oil’s Stanley gas condensate development project in the Western Province. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358351.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:40:30 +0000 epaper Statoil gains nod for D drill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358277.ece Norwegian explorer seeks to tap structure north-east of Grane field Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358277.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:10:19 +0000 live Total 'expecting little' from Kashagan in 2014 http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358271.ece North Caspian Operating Company partner Total has said it does not expect Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan oilfield to yield much output this year, if it resumes at all. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358271.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:08:18 +0000 epaper Shell postpones Ormen Lange compression http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358227.ece Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has postponed its offshore compression project for the Ormen Lange field, off Norway. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358227.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:20:34 +0000 epaper Emas lands Gunflint contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358213.ece The subsea services division of Singapore’s Emas has been awarded a contract on Noble Energy’s Gunflint project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358213.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:55:04 +0000 epaper Bids in for ONGC pre-FEED job http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358211.ece A number of engineering companies are chasing a crucial contract for an ONGC project off the coast of India. stories@upstreamonline.com (Upstream Staff) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358211.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:08:14 +0000 epaper $1.144bn awards for Shah Deniz 2 http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358175.ece The BP-led consortium operating the Shah Deniz 2 field development in Azerbaijan has handed out a pair of contracts totaling $1.144 billion. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358175.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:26:00 +0000 epaper Rokke: 'Sverdrup recovery to hit 70%' http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358168.ece Norwegian industrial tycoon Kjell Inge Rokke believes the recovery rate on the giant Johan Sverdrup field off Norway ultimately will exceed 70%, boosting potential revenue to about Nkr1740 billion ($294 billion). Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358168.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:40:56 +0000 epaper TWLP installed at Petrobras field http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357970.ece The P-61 tension leg wellhead platform has been installed at the Papa Terra field, off the coast of Brazil. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357970.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:47:29 +0000 epaper Huldra set for shutdown http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357914.ece Statoil is set to permanently shut down production from its Huldra platform off Norway by the end of this month – despite the fact it could continue producing until next year – with the facility set to be scrapped unless a buyer can be found. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357914.ece Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:19:23 +0000 epaper Xcite signs MoU for Bentley platform http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357888.ece London-listed Xcite Energy has entered into a memorandum of understanding related to the platform to be installed at the Bentley field in the North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357888.ece Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:55:46 +0000 live Excelerate firms up Aguirre deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357848.ece US contractor Excelerate Energy has signed a definitive agreement with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) concerning a proposed floating liquefied natural gas terminal project off the Caribbean island. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357848.ece Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:04:52 +0000 live Norway 'cracking whip' on field costs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357843.ece Norway’s petroleum agency intends to take a more proactive role in monitioring field development projects off the country to reduce the risk of cost overruns and delays, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357843.ece Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:40:45 +0000 live Statoil steams up at Leismer http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357826.ece Statoil has recorded an increase in carbon dioxide emissions, despite a drop in production, from its Leismer oil sands project in Canada but claims implementation of new technologies will ultimately curb discharges. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357826.ece Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:17:07 +0000 epaper Petronas launches hull for FLNG vessel http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357820.ece Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has launched the hull for what it claims will be the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas facility. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357820.ece Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:38:38 +0000 live Kashagan ‘could restart this year’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357708.ece The giant Kashagan oilfield development in Kazakhstan could be restarted this year but “suspicions” remain that there may be cracks in offshore piping, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357708.ece Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:16:41 +0000 live Ministry 'mixed signals' on Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357706.ece Norway’s energy minister has pledged to review the basis of the concept for the Johan Sverdrup field selected by Statoil and its partners - but the country’s petroleum agency has apparently not been given a mandate for such a review. http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357706.ece Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:57:40 +0000 epaper Prelude ‘to be cash boon for WA’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357698.ece Shell's $13 billion Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project off Australia will provide significant local benefits to Western Australia and the country as a whole, according to asset manager Jim Marshall. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357698.ece Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:03:08 +0000 live Gudrun launch for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357682.ece Statoil launched production on Monday from its Gudrun oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea, having brought on stream its first new platform project for nearly a decade on time and under budget. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357682.ece Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:34:18 +0000 epaper Apache on track for Coniston output http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357679.ece US independent Apache is on track to deliver first oil from its Coniston-Novara development off Western Australia this year. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357679.ece Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:29:38 +0000 epaper Xcite in Teekay MoU for Bentley http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357677.ece Xcite Energy has signed a deal with Teekay Shipping for the provision of a floating storage and offloading unit on the Bentley field in the North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357677.ece Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:12:53 +0000 live Ichthys progressing amid market uncertainty http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357652.ece Inpex is making huge strides at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in Australia from which 5.7 million tonnes per annum will be shipped to the operator's native Japan  - and future expansion is already being considered - but this is against a backdrop of future uncertainty in the global LNG market, according to chief executive Toshiaki Kitamura.  (Amanda Battersby) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357652.ece Mon, 07 Apr 2014 03:55:33 +0000 epaper US not seen as a threat to Oz LNG http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357611.ece West Australian Premier Colin Barnett believes Australia will still be the key player in meeting future global liquefied natural gas demand, dismissing likely competition from the United States. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357611.ece Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:35:11 +0000 epaper 'Floater shift' on Castberg concept http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357529.ece Statoil has indicated it may be moving away from an onshore landing solution for its Johan Castberg discovery in the Barents Sea in favour of a possible floating production and offshore loading concept, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357529.ece Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:23:33 +0000 epaper Saipem 'drops' Roncador pipe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357521.ece Saipem is reported to have lost steel pipe into the sea while carrying out installation work at the Roncador field off Brazil, dealing a blow to state-owned operator Petrobras’ bid to boost output from the Campos basin project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357521.ece Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:18:16 +0000 live Accident during Tapis loadout http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357513.ece An accident occurred at Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering’s (MMHE) Pasir Gudang yard while loading the topsides for ExxonMobil’s Tapis R platform, Upstream can reveal. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357513.ece Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:17:22 +0000 epaper Power price 'cut' for Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357244.ece A new report has claimed costs for supplying power from shore for fields in the Utsira High area off Norway could be cut significantly with area-wide electrification from the outset, rather than in two phases as is being proposed by a Statoil-led partnership. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357244.ece Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:02:18 +0000 epaper Marine Contracting in Jasmine win http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357234.ece Singapore’s Marine Contracting has been awarded a moorings and flexible risers replacement contract for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel on the Jasmine field, off Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357234.ece Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:49:44 +0000 epaper Plans for maiden FTG survey in Trinidad http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357142.ece A set of explorers and Trinidad’s Ministry of Energy are close to contracting a large-scale airborne full-tensor gravity (FTG) survey over a wide stretch of the Carribbean island, one of the companies involved said. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357142.ece Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:30:47 +0000 live Norway 'cost-saver' on Grieg http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357000.ece Lundin Petroleum estimates it has saved nearly Nkr1 billion ($167 million) by building the topsides of its Edvard Grieg platform at a Norwegian fabricator compared with ostensibly cheaper South Korean yards. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357000.ece Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:37:29 +0000 epaper BW wins Catcher FPSO deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356990.ece BW Offshore has secured a coveted $2.3 billion deal with Premier Oil to supply the floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Catcher field off the UK. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356990.ece Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:10:34 +0000 epaper Gullfaks lift 'violations' for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356939.ece Statoil has been pulled up by Norway’s safety authority for a litany of failings with lifting equipment and operations on its Gullfaks A platform. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356939.ece Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:18:20 +0000 epaper Central completes sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356879.ece Australia-listed Central Petroleum has completed the $31.5 million purchase of a number of assets in the Northern Territory, onshore Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356879.ece Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:34:01 +0000 epaper Lukoil launches West Qurna 2 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356876.ece Russian operator Lukoil has finally launched commercial production from the giant West Qurna 2 oilfield in Iraq in a move that will lift the Middle East country’s output to record levels. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356876.ece Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:59:07 +0000 live Samsung wins Iraqi contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356874.ece Seoul-based Samsung Engineering has been awarded a $840 million contract for work on the giant Zubair oilfield development in Iraq. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356874.ece Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:52:48 +0000 live Output starts from Liwan gas field http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356872.ece Canadian Independent Husky and its production sharing partner CNOOC Ltd have started producing gas from the $6.5 billion deep-water Liwan project in the South China Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356872.ece Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:01:53 +0000 epaper Roc exits BMG field http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356829.ece Roc Oil has reached an agreement with fellow Australian company Cooper Energy to sell its entire 50% stake in the Basker Manta Gummy (BMG) field, off the coast of the Australian state of Victoria. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356829.ece Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:27:41 +0000 epaper PSA 'call' on Goliat floater http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356761.ece Norway’s safety agency is reportedly calling for Eni’s newbuild Goliat floater to be completed at a yard before being towed offshore to avoid a repeat of the repair fiasco on the ill-fated Yme platform. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356761.ece Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:39:22 +0000 live Woodside to focus on Browse http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356729.ece A Woodside Petroleum executive today reiterated that the giant Browse floating liquefied natural gas project is the company’s next offshore development, and that sanction is on course for next year. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356729.ece Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:31:00 +0000 epaper Oil Search disputes Total farm-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356721.ece Australia’s Oil Search has launched dispute over French giant Total’s farm-in to the Elk-Antelope field in PRL 15 in Papua New Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356721.ece Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:04:24 +0000 epaper Delays to Leviathan agreement http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356716.ece Australian giant Woodside Petroleum is still in discussion to enter a definitive agreement for its farm-in of the giant Leviathan gas discovery, off Israel. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356716.ece Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:10:22 +0000 epaper Saipem leads race to win FPSO double http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356718.ece Italian contractor close to crossing finish line to provide units for Total’s Kaombo project off Angola, though Sonangol still has to set the seal on deal (Iain Esau) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356718.ece Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:55:48 +0000 epaper Kashagan leak report slips into Q2 http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356671.ece The final results of tests and inspections in the wake of pipeline leaks at the Kashagan mega-project will not now be available until the second quarter, the North Caspian Operating Company has admitted. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356671.ece Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:01:17 +0000 epaper McDermott nets modules work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356666.ece Fabricator McDermott has through a Chinese joint venture scooped a process module fabrication contract for three units destined for a Pemex facility off Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356666.ece Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:39:30 +0000 live Call to hit power switch on Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356656.ece Norway’s government is being called upon by a high-profile industry whistleblower to exercise legal authority over Statoil to demand full electrification of the Utsira High area as part of the Johan Sverdrup field project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356656.ece Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:26:28 +0000 epaper Vestigo Petroleum wins Tembikai contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356644.ece The president of Malaysia's Petronas Carigali, Anuar Taib, has confirmed the state player's marginal field-focused subsidiary, Vestigo Petroleum, has been awarded the Tembikai risk service contract. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356644.ece Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:20:56 +0000 epaper Vessel JV targets Mexican work http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356386.ece A new subsea player is to target the Mexican offshore market as a local company and a European contractor join forces. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356386.ece Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:37:46 +0000 epaper Stock boost for Independent Resources http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356365.ece UK minnow Independent Resources has seen its stock jump 12% after an independent audit pegged 108 million barrels of oil equivalent in prospective resources at its Ksar Hadada permit onshore Tunisia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356365.ece Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:02:42 +0000 epaper Intertek wins Wheatstone gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356309.ece Solutions provider Intertek has been awarded a dimensional control contract on the Chevron-operated Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356309.ece Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:39:26 +0000 live Total seals PNG farm-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356307.ece French giant Total has closed a deal with Canada’s InterOil to earn a stake in the Elk-Antelope field in PRL 15 in Papua New Guinea, but will take a lower stake than previously announced following Oil Search's entry into the licence. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356307.ece Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:02:23 +0000 epaper SapuraKencana plans $1.5bn spend http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356187.ece Malaysia’s SapuraKencana Petroleum is to spend $1.5 billion over the next three years developing the oil and gas assets it bought from US independent Newfield Exploration, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356187.ece Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:49:11 +0000 live BW Offshore awarded extension http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356172.ece Norway’s BW Offshore has been awarded a six-year extension for one of its floaters by Addax Petroleum, an affiliate of Sinopec. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356172.ece Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:04:04 +0000 live Monadelphous lands trio of APLNG contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356163.ece Engineering company Monadelphous has secured three contracts on the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas (APLNG) project worth a combined A$250 million (US$228.4 million). Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356163.ece Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:29:30 +0000 epaper Strike to expand supply http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356155.ece Australia-listed Strike Energy is set to supply an extra 100 petajoules of gas to mining specialist, Orica. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356155.ece Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:52:10 +0000 epaper ONGC eyes $408m Vasai spend http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356122.ece India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is to pump more cash into additional developments at a field in the Arabian Sea after its board gave project approval on Monday. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356122.ece Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:36:29 +0000 live KrisEnergy begins 3D shoot off Indonesia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356067.ece Singapore’s KrisEnergy has begun a 500-square kilometre 3D seismic survey of its Tanjung Aru production sharing contract off Kalimantan, Indonesia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356067.ece Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:41:38 +0000 live CNOOC hits gas pay in Bozhong Sag http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356066.ece China National Offshore Oil Corporation has struck gas in the prolific Bozhong Sag area of Bohai Bay off northern China. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356066.ece Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:57:42 +0000 epaper Petrofac inks $1bn Oman deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356053.ece Petrofac has won an engineering and procurement contract worth more than $1 billion from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for work on cluster of fields in the south of the country. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356053.ece Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:04:30 +0000 live YPF set to start at Aje http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356048.ece Nigeria's YPF is set to start work at the Aje field in Nigeria, after receiving government approval for its field development plan. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356048.ece Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:59:18 +0000 epaper Santos starts Peluang output http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356003.ece Australia’s Santos has started producing from the Peluang gas project in Indonesia ahead of schedule. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1356003.ece Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:51:54 +0000 epaper Subsea 7 lands Shell Brazil subsea deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355906.ece Subsea 7 has signed a deal with Shell covering subsea installation at a project off Brazil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355906.ece Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:35:59 +0000 live EEW wins Husky contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355902.ece Singapore-headquartered EEW Energy Services said it has won a contract to supply high grade steel for the wellhead platform bound for Husky Energy's Madura field off East Java, Indonesia. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355902.ece Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:51:54 +0000 live Real takes over http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355901.ece Australia-listed Real Energy has received approval from the Queensland state government to take over two permits in the state. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355901.ece Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:55:31 +0000 live Snorre plan 'up in the air' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355857.ece A final investment decision scheduled for next year on Statoil’s Snorre increased recovery scheme off Norway may be stalled amid cost-cutting and stricter project prioritisation at the state-owned giant, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355857.ece Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:21:15 +0000 live UK tax break 'boost for Culzean' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355853.ece Newly announced UK tax breaks for high-pressure and high-temperature projects in the North Sea are set to boost investment and bolster prospects for Maersk Oil’s Culzean scheme being sanctioned, the company was reported as saying. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355853.ece Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:25:41 +0000 live McDermott inks Petrobras pre-salt deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355850.ece US contractor McDermott has scooped a deal from Petrobras to perform subsea work at a pre-salt basin off Brazil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355850.ece Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:09:55 +0000 live 'Giant job' to finish off Goliat http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355670.ece Norwegian outfitting yards are understood to be strong contenders for final commissioning of the Goliat floater, with the troubled unit now said to require 3 million man hours in outstanding work. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355670.ece Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:47:15 +0000 epaper BP dishes out Shah Deniz 2 awards http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355607.ece The BP-led consortium at Shah Deniz 2 and the South Caucasus pipeline expansion (SCPX) has awarded a clutch of new contracts worth $841 million for the two linked Caspian mega-projects. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355607.ece Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:15:00 +0000 epaper CNOOC hits deep-water gas at Lingshui http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355593.ece China National Offshore Oil Corporation has made what it sees as a breakthrough gas discovery in the South China Sea’s Qiongdongnan basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355593.ece Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:45:23 +0000 live Kentz wins Venezuela contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355573.ece Kentz subsidiary Valerus has won a $38 million contract for work at the Punto Fijo in Venezuela. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355573.ece Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:44:43 +0000 live NCOC appeals Kashagan pollution fine http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355527.ece The consortium developing Kazakhstan's huge Kashagan oilfield has lodged an appeal against a 134.2 billion tenge ($737 million) fine for excess sour gas flaring imposed by a regional authority, reports have said. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355527.ece Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:46:24 +0000 epaper New Sverdrup facilities on horizon http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355518.ece Additional platforms and subsea installations are set to be required for future expansion of the giant Johan Sverdrup field off Norway, which is likely to be developed in four phases, according to the Statoil-led licence partnership. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355518.ece Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:21:20 +0000 epaper CB&I scoops Wheatstone deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355501.ece US engineering firm CB&I has been handed a large contract by compatriot player Bechtel to work on Chevron’s Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355501.ece Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:32:28 +0000 live Foster Wheeler, Kentz win Majnoon works http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355497.ece Foster Wheeler and Kentz have been awarded two-year framework contracts by Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell for engineering, procurement and related services at the Majnoon oilfield development in Iraq. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355497.ece Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:49:01 +0000 live Dril-Quip bags FPSO subsea gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355441.ece Houston-based manufacturer Dril-Quip has won a contract to supply subsea completion systems and related services for a development project employing floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355441.ece Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:49:35 +0000 epaper Face-off for Ayatsil-Tekel FPSO contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355302.ece BW Offshore and Exmar have gone head-to-head in the race to supply Mexico’s Pemex with a large floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Ayatsil-Tekel heavy oil development off Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1355302.ece Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:18:40 +0000 live Pricetag 'not decisive' for Sverdrup power http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355265.ece Statoil has admitted that its chosen power-from-shore solution for the Johan Sverdrup oilfield off Norway is not much more economic than the now-scrapped joint power solution for the Utsira High region. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355265.ece Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:21:11 +0000 epaper ABB wins with Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355039.ece Sweden’s ABB has won three orders for Statoil projects worth $60 million for work on the Norwegian continental shelf. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355039.ece Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:08:11 +0000 epaper Origin halts APLNG drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355032.ece Australia's Origin Energy has halted drilling across 12 rig sites in south-west central Queensland after it emerged drilling fluid it had been using could contain asbestos. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1355032.ece Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:24:10 +0000 epaper Cott looks to FLNG to unlock Pandora http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1354926.ece Australia's Cott Oil & Gas has enlisted Wison Offshore & Marine to prepare a concept study for a floating liquefied natural gas vessel that would be suitable for the Pandora gas field, off Papua New Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1354926.ece Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:34:41 +0000 epaper Production restarts at Longtom http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1354925.ece Australia-listed Nexus Energy has resumed output from the Longtom gas facility, off the coast of the Australian state of Victoria. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1354925.ece Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:07:18 +0000 epaper Oryx Petroleum sees Demir Dagh flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1354872.ece Canada’s Oryx Petroleum has completed its Demir Dagh 4 well as a producer after seeing light oil flows with the appraisal probe onshore Iraqi Kurdistan. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1354872.ece Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:07:22 +0000 live Triangle leaves Morocco http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1354807.ece Australia-listed Triangle Energy has dropped its Moroccan licences, citing a “turbulent political landscape” in the country. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1354807.ece Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:08:31 +0000 epaper