www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Valemon topsides sitting pretty http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370947/Valemon-topsides-sitting-pretty Statoil has achieved a significant milestone at its Valemon project off Norway with final installation of the South Korean-built topsides atop the North Sea field’s platform on Monday. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370947/Valemon-topsides-sitting-pretty Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:10:31 +0000 live Three bids for Tartaruga FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370944/Three-bids-for-Tartaruga-FPSO Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has received bids from three consortia in a tender for the charter of a large floating production, storage and offloading vessel to be deployed in the Tartaruga Verde (Green Turtle) and Tartaruga Mestica fields in the Campos basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370944/Three-bids-for-Tartaruga-FPSO Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:48:21 +0000 live Pair 'hunt partner' for Kenya play http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370920/Pair-hunt-partner-for-Kenya-play Co-venturers Africa Oil and Tullow Oil are reportedly looking to rope in a third partner to help bankroll development of their discoveries in Kenya’s South Lokichar basin. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370920/Pair-hunt-partner-for-Kenya-play Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:59:36 +0000 live Sevan floater in Bream frame http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370893/Sevan-floater-in-Bream-frame Premier Oil is apparently focusing on a Sevan Marine-designed cylindrical floating production unit as the base case to develop its Bream field off Norway, targeting total investments of up to Nkr10 billion ($1.6 billion). Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370893/Sevan-floater-in-Bream-frame Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:23:34 +0000 live Crux drilling delayed until 2015 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370891/Crux-drilling-delayed-until-2015 Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has been given approval to delay the drilling of an exploration well within the retention lease which contains the Crux gas and condensate discovery off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370891/Crux-drilling-delayed-until-2015 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:06:47 +0000 live OneOK plans new Scoop gas plant http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370694/OneOK-plans-new-Scoop-gas-plant Midstream player OneOK Partners said it plans to invest up to $470 million over the next two years or so to build a new gas processing plant in the so-called Scoop play of Oklahoma. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370694/OneOK-plans-new-Scoop-gas-plant Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:05:24 +0000 live Financing secured for Ophir field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370458/Financing-secured-for-Ophir-field Australia’s Octanex has secured limited resource project finance for the development of the Ophir field, off Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370458/Financing-secured-for-Ophir-field Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:59:35 +0000 live Hydra support role on TEN http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370313/Hydra-support-role-on-TEN Wood Group has enlisted local contractor Hydra Offshore to provide support on its subsea engineering services work for Tullow Oil’s TEN field development project off Ghana. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370313/Hydra-support-role-on-TEN Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:58:37 +0000 live Bentara flows for Roc http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370283/Bentara-flows-for-Roc A Roc Oil-led consortium has brought on stream the Bentara oilfield in the Balai Cluster off Sarawak, Malaysia, according to partner Petronas Carigali. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370283/Bentara-flows-for-Roc Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:26:41 +0000 live Iraq ‘OKs Nassiriya oil storage deal’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370184/Iraq-‘OKs-Nassiriya-oil-storage-deal’ Iraq has given China Petroleum Pipeline the green light to build an oil storage facility at the giant Nassiriya field, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370184/Iraq-‘OKs-Nassiriya-oil-storage-deal’ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:22:10 +0000 live Cosco ‘may sell ATP’s Octobuoy unit’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370166/Cosco-‘may-sell-ATP’s-Octobuoy-unit’ Shipbuilder Cosco Corp (Singapore) says it has had interest from potential buyers in a hull and topsides that was dropped by ATP Oil & Gas UK for a project east of Shetland. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370166/Cosco-‘may-sell-ATP’s-Octobuoy-unit’ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:38:27 +0000 live Searcher Seismic begins Philippine 2D shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370148/Searcher-Seismic-begins-Philippine-2D-shoot Australia’s Searcher Seismic has begun a multi-client 2D seismic survey of the Philippines’ West Luzon basin ahead of the south-east Asian state’s next licensing round. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370148/Searcher-Seismic-begins-Philippine-2D-shoot Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:28:13 +0000 live Santos receives Pilliga approval http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370132/Santos-receives-Pilliga-approval Australia’s Santos has been given the go-ahead with its amended Narrabi project in the Pilliga forest in New South Wales. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370132/Santos-receives-Pilliga-approval Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:54:05 +0000 live McDermott wins Megalodon job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370057/McDermott-wins-Megalodon-job McDermott has landed a contract to install a platform in the US Gulf of Mexico for Walter Oil & Gas. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370057/McDermott-wins-Megalodon-job Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:23:42 +0000 live Serinus spuds Sabira probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369917/Serinus-spuds-Sabira-probe Calgary’s Serinus Energy and state player Entreprise Tunisienne D'Activites Petrolieres (ETAP) have started drilling a two-well development programme at their Sabira oilfield onshore central Tunisia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369917/Serinus-spuds-Sabira-probe Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:16:41 +0000 live Mubadala installs Manora topsides http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369814/Mubadala-installs-Manora-topsides United Arab Emirates player Mubadala Petroleum has set its sights on first oil at the Manora development off Thailand in late September after installation of the topsides last week. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369814/Mubadala-installs-Manora-topsides Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:30:22 +0000 live Novatek’s Yamal LNG 'unaffected' by sanctions http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369802/Novatek’s-Yamal-LNG-unaffected-by-sanctions Novatek’s giant Yamal LNG project will continue apace, despite sanctions being imposed on the Russian independent by the US this week. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369802/Novatek’s-Yamal-LNG-unaffected-by-sanctions Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:01:36 +0000 live Foster Wheeler in Libyan FEED award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369782/Foster-Wheeler-in-Libyan-FEED-award Foster Wheeler has scooped a front-end engineering design contract for a field development in Libya, south of the capital Tripoli. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369782/Foster-Wheeler-in-Libyan-FEED-award Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:45:25 +0000 live Rig rates ‘to influence floater market’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369643/Rig-rates-‘to-influence-floater-market’ Weak rig rates may aid the floater market in driving down development costs, but any large-scale stacking of drilling units could also spell trouble for the floating production sector, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369643/Rig-rates-‘to-influence-floater-market’ Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:24:38 +0000 live Rex disposes of T&T interest http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369527/Rex-disposes-of-TT-interest Singapore’s Rex International has decided to shed its 100% interest in the Inniss-Trinity field in Trinidad & Tobago for $5 million. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis), bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369527/Rex-disposes-of-TT-interest Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:21:53 +0000 live NRG, JX Nippon in CCS JV to boost oil flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369457/NRG-JX-Nippon-in-CCS-JV-to-boost-oil-flows Japan’s JX Nippon and NRG Energy of the US are teaming up for a carbon capture project that is set to increase production at US oilfields. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369457/NRG-JX-Nippon-in-CCS-JV-to-boost-oil-flows Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:04:08 +0000 live Saipem scoops $600m FPSO deals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369452/Saipem-scoops-600m-FPSO-deals Saipem has landed contract extensions from state players Petrobras of Brazil and Sonangol of Angola for work on a pair of floating production, storage and offloading vessels. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369452/Saipem-scoops-600m-FPSO-deals Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:31:27 +0000 live L&T wins $850m Kuwait deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369399/LT-wins-850m-Kuwait-deal Indian player to build one of three oil-gathering centres for KOC as state output eyes output ramp-up Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369399/LT-wins-850m-Kuwait-deal Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:12:14 +0000 live Leviathan gets reserve boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369340/Leviathan-gets-reserve-boost Gas reserves at the Israeli Leviathan field have been given a 16% boost, according to field partners. (News Wires), bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369340/Leviathan-gets-reserve-boost Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:12:50 +0000 live Halliburton, SPT sign China deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369263/Halliburton-SPT-sign-China-deal Halliburton and Chinese private oilfield service provider SPT Energy have signed their joint venture deal to establish hydraulic fracturing specialist Xinjiang HDTD Oilfield Services. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369263/Halliburton-SPT-sign-China-deal Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:23:03 +0000 live Hyundai clinches Nasr contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369208/Hyundai-clinches-Nasr-contract South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries has landed a $1.9 billion order from Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) for the second package of the Nasr full field development project in the United Arab Emirates. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369208/Hyundai-clinches-Nasr-contract Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:22:34 +0000 live Petrofac nets $700m Kuwait work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369005/Petrofac-nets-700m-Kuwait-work Petrofac has scooped a $700 million contract from Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to build an oil gathering centre north of the capital, Kuwait City. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369005/Petrofac-nets-700m-Kuwait-work Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:28:44 +0000 live White Rose CCS gets $408m boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368745/White-Rose-CCS-gets-408m-boost The European Commission has formally awarded €300 million ($408 million) to the White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Yorkshire, UK – the first CCS project to win funding under the EU’s NER 300 funding programme. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368745/White-Rose-CCS-gets-408m-boost Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:44:58 +0000 live Technip lands new subsea deal from trio http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368712/Technip-lands-new-subsea-deal-from-trio French engineering player Technip has been handed a renewal on a subsea services framework agreement with Statoil, ExxonMobil and Gassco. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368712/Technip-lands-new-subsea-deal-from-trio Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:10:39 +0000 live Daewoo launches Ichthys hull http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368644/Daewoo-launches-Ichthys-hull Japanese player Inpex has seen the hull of its giant Ichthys floating production storage and offloading unit launched out of a South Korean shipyard. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368644/Daewoo-launches-Ichthys-hull Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:37:07 +0000 live Oilex back fracking at Cambay probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368544/Oilex-back-fracking-at-Cambay-probe Perth's Oilex has completed a second stage fracture of its Cambay 77H tight gas well onshore India's Gujarat province after technical problems caused a hiatus in operations. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368544/Oilex-back-fracking-at-Cambay-probe Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:02:46 +0000 live Halliburton 'in $200m India deal' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368486/Halliburton-in-200m-India-deal Halliburton has reportedly entered the Indian market for the first time under a $200 million contract with Cairn India at the oil-rich Rajasthan onshore block RJ-ON-90/1. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368486/Halliburton-in-200m-India-deal Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:06:15 +0000 live Aibel joins UK's Bentley project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368466/Aibel-joins-UKs-Bentley-project Xcite Energy has signed up Aibel to devise the engineering, procurement and construction parameters of the self-installing Arup concept elevating (Ace) platform for the Bentley heavy-oilfield in the central North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368466/Aibel-joins-UKs-Bentley-project Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:34:22 +0000 live McDermott completes Ayatsil-B platform http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368378/McDermott-completes-Ayatsil-B-platform McDermott International has completed a wellhead platform for Pemex, one of four the Mexican state player will put to work on its Ayatsil-Tekel heavy oil field in the Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368378/McDermott-completes-Ayatsil-B-platform Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:55:55 +0000 live FPSO hull 'stirs waters' on Castberg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368182/FPSO-hull-stirs-waters-on-Castberg Statoil is said to be facing internal flak for focusing solely on a ship-shaped concept for a potential floating, production storage and offloading vessel to develop its Johan Castberg field off Norway, despite having earlier discarded such a floater type due to capacity constraints. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368182/FPSO-hull-stirs-waters-on-Castberg Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:19:13 +0000 live Total to develop Edradour http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368171/Total-to-develop-Edradour French giant Total has decided to move ahead with the development of the Edradour discovery, in the West of Shetland area, while also gaining a stake in a neighbouring discovery. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368171/Total-to-develop-Edradour Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:35:05 +0000 live COOEC nets $1.6bn Yamal modules deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368090/COOEC-nets-1.6bn-Yamal-modules-deal China's Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation (COOEC) has confirmed that it has won a large modules contract for the Yamal liquefied natural gas project in Russia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368090/COOEC-nets-1.6bn-Yamal-modules-deal Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:35:42 +0000 live Sapura Diamante starts for Petrobras http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368062/Sapura-Diamante-starts-for-Petrobras A flexible pipelaying support vessel (PLSV) jointly owned by Malaysia’s SapuraKencana and rig giant Seadrill has started operations in Brazil under a long-term charter to state player Petrobras. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368062/Sapura-Diamante-starts-for-Petrobras Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:29:39 +0000 live BP receives newbuild PSV pair http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1367869/BP-receives-newbuild-PSV-pair BP has taken delivery of two new platform supply vessels on 15-year deals to serve its west of Shetland operations off the UK. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1367869/BP-receives-newbuild-PSV-pair Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:03:56 +0000 live Paenal completes N’Goma FPSO integration http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1367770/Paenal-completes-N’Goma-FPSO-integration Italian major Eni is close to getting its hands on an upgraded floating production, storage and offloading unit for a major project off Angola after the final two modules were integrated at a yard in the African powerhouse. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1367770/Paenal-completes-N’Goma-FPSO-integration Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:31:16 +0000 live Ivar Aasen boost for Det Norske http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1367758/Ivar-Aasen-boost-for-Det-Norske Det Norske Oljeselskap has upped the reserves estimate for its under-development Ivar Aasen field off Norway by 35% after finalising a unitisation pact that will wrap in nearby discoveries. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1367758/Ivar-Aasen-boost-for-Det-Norske Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:28:26 +0000 live Ichthys pipelay job starts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1367710/Ichthys-pipelay-job-starts Italian contractor Saipem has begun pipeline installation work for the Inpex-led Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off north-western Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1367710/Ichthys-pipelay-job-starts Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:37:00 +0000 live Johan Castberg pipe off menu http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367689.ece Statoil has postponed a final concept selection on its Johan Castberg field project in the Barents Sea by another year until 2015, stating that it has found insufficient resources to support an export pipeline to shore that was envisaged under the original plan Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367689.ece Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:55:55 +0000 live KrisEnergy green lights Wassana http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367635.ece Singapore’s KrisEnergy will move ahead with its Wassana oil development in the Gulf of Thailand after approving a final investment decision for the project. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367635.ece Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:15:51 +0000 live Safety fears halt Serinus in Ukraine http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367560.ece Fears over personnel safety have forced Canada's Serinus Energy to call a halt to development and drilling operations in Ukraine. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367560.ece Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:16:10 +0000 live Providence scales back Barryroe plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367528.ece Ireland’s Providence Resources has scaled back the initial development of its Barryroe oil & gas field in a bid to fuel its long-running efforts to tempt would-be partners with a lower capital commitment for the field off southern Ireland. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367528.ece Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:06:26 +0000 live Manora on schedule in Thailand http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367489.ece Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Petroleum has not been delayed at its oil project in Thailand, despite the state of political unrest in the nation. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367489.ece Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:43:11 +0000 live BP’s North Alex ‘a go’ off Egypt http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367416.ece BP’s multi-million-dollar North Alexandria gas field development in the Mediterranean off Egypt is back up and running, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367416.ece Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:01:12 +0000 live Rift Energy eyes Kenya prospects http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367411.ece Houston’s Rift Energy said it has identified ‘numerous leads and prospects at various depths’ on its block onshore south-east Kenya based on the initial results of a fresh 2D seismic survey. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367411.ece Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:45:15 +0000 live 'Concept delay' on Johan Castberg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367382.ece Statoil reportedly looks set to delay a final concept selection on its stalled Johan Castberg field development in the Barents Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367382.ece Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:41:55 +0000 live Galp spuds Tao wildcat off Morocco http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367361.ece Portugal’s Galp Energia has spudded a wildcat on the Tao oil prospect at the shallow-water Tarfaya block off Morocco. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367361.ece Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:05:52 +0000 live Danish flows on the wane http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367360.ece Declining production and foreign exchange woes sent oil and gas revenues tumbling for the Danish exchequer last year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367360.ece Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:05:13 +0000 live Hurricane leaps on Lancaster flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367206.ece Hurricane Energy’s shares leapt by 26% after the explorer announced test oil flows from a horizontal appraisal well on its Lancaster fractured basement oil discovery in the UK’s West of Shetland region. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367206.ece Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:03:43 +0000 live BMT nets Aasta Hansteen job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367193.ece BMT Scientific Marine Services has scooped a contract from Subsea 7 to provider riser monitoring systems for the spar at Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen development off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367193.ece Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:17:53 +0000 live Kvaerner wins Sverdrup jackets http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367191.ece Kvaerner has secured a coveted Nkr3 billion ($492 million) contract from Statoil to deliver a pair of steel jackets for two platforms on the giant Johan Sverdrup field off Norway as part of a wider frame agreement that is likely to mean future similar awards. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367191.ece Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:28:26 +0000 live BG fires up QCLNG processing facilities http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/article1367190.ece BG Group’s Australian subsidiary QGC has started up a major coalbed methane processing network associated with its Queensland Curtis liquefied natural gas (QCLNG) project. danica.newnham@upstreamonline.com (Danica Newnham) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/article1367190.ece Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:04:24 +0000 ece_incoming GE lands Pemex Ayatsil-Tekel award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367092.ece GE Oil & Gas has landed a contract from Pemex for work at the Mexican state-owned giant’s Ayatsil-Tekel project in the Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367092.ece Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:06:21 +0000 live PTSC lands Su Tu Vang work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367032.ece Vietnam’s PTSC has been awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the Cuu Long joint operating company’s Su Tu Vang (Golden Lion) South West fast-track project off Vietnam. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367032.ece Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:26:58 +0000 live Ichthys half way there for Inpex http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367010.ece Japanese giant Inpex has reached the halfway mark on its Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1367010.ece Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:00:42 +0000 live GeoPark hits gas in Chile http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366614.ece Latin America-focused GeoPark has seen test flows from a new gas discovery on its acreage in southern Chile's Magallanes basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366614.ece Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:17:45 +0000 live Europa rises on Holmwood hopes http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366584.ece UK junior Europa Oil & Gas saw is shares jump by more than 8% after the Court of Appeal of England & Wales upheld an earlier ruling in the explorer's favour over the Holmwood oil prospect onshore England. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366584.ece Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:35:49 +0000 live CNOOC signs up Atwood Hunter http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366581.ece China National Offshore Oil Corporation has hired the semi-submersible Atwood Hunter for drilling off Equatorial Guinea in mid-August. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366581.ece Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:04:43 +0000 live TMK eyes Kashagan pipe work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366387.ece Russian pipeline manufacturer TMK pipe is set to bid for a tender to replace two subsea pipelines running from artificial production islands on the Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea to the Bolashak onshore processing plant in Kazakhstan, according to a top company executive. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366387.ece Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:53:25 +0000 live Lamprell scoops Upper Zakum modules deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366385.ece Middle East yard Lamprell has won a contract to build almost 30 modules for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc)’s giant Upper Zakum (UZ) 750 offshore oil project. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366385.ece Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:40:50 +0000 live Green light for Statoil's Atlantis probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366345.ece The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has given Statoil the go-ahead for a further wildcat in the frontier Hoop area of the Barents Sea where environmentalists have tried to block drilling work. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366345.ece Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:40:55 +0000 live Serinus spuds Ukraine exploration probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366338.ece Canada’s Serinus Energy has begun drilling a fresh exploration probe at its North Makeevksoye field in Ukraine. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366338.ece Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:09:10 +0000 live Karabalin 'grins and bears' Kashagan delays http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366173.ece Kazakhstan Oil Minister Uzakbay Karabalin says delays serious but not fatal for country Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366173.ece Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:04:41 +0000 live TGS begins West Shetland shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366171.ece Norwegian seismic contractor TGS has begun a further 3D seismic survey of the UK’s frontier West of Shetland region, covering the Quad 219 area. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366171.ece Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:32:30 +0000 live Culzean design job for Ramboll http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366164.ece Ramboll Oil & Gas has been awarded the jacket design contract for the wellhead platform to be used at Maersk Oil’s Culzean field off the UK. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366164.ece Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:53:05 +0000 live Technip lands Tanzania studies http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366125.ece Technip’s London-based upstream engineering and technical arm Genesis has been awarded the upstream concept select study for BG Group’s gas finds in Tanzania. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366125.ece Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:40:41 +0000 live Sailaway for Valemon topsides http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365973.ece The topsides for Statoil’s Valemon platform finally began its voyage to the Norwegian field at the weekend after sailaway from South Korean yard Samsung Heavy Industries. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365973.ece Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:16:28 +0000 live Technical challenges dog Appomattox, Vito http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365863.ece Shell plans to incorporate lessons learned from the engineering of the Appomattox floating production unit into a separate production semisub design for Vito as the schedule begins to slip for building and installing both facilities in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365863.ece Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:08:05 +0000 live DNV GL to inspect Goliat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365853.ece DNV GL has been enlisted by Italian operator Eni to carry out inspection work on its under-construction Goliat floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365853.ece Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:23:05 +0000 live Shaikan boost 'on track' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365846.ece Gulf Keystone Petroleum said on Friday plans to increase production from its Shaikan oilfield in Iraqi Kurdistan remained on track despite the escalating threat from Jihadist insurgents in Iraq. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365846.ece Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:27:38 +0000 live Total in Clov launch http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365699.ece Total has launched production from its deep-water Clov field cluster project in prolific Block 17 off Angola. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365699.ece Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:17:27 +0000 live Premier gets Catcher approval http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365513.ece The UK government has approved Premier Oil’s field development plan for the Catcher area development in the Central North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365513.ece Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:49:07 +0000 live Jubilee knock as Ghana Gas work ‘halted’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365258.ece Gas processing from the giant Jubilee field off West Africa looks set to be held up after a court in Ghana ordered a state-run firm to cease construction at a plant pending payment of compensation to local chiefs, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365258.ece Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:51:43 +0000 live Kvaerner tanks up in subsea tech drive http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365244.ece Kvaerner has secured a prestigious research award with Statoil Canada to develop a concept for subsea separation and storage in Arctic conditions that it believes could open the door to wider use of its concrete solutions in the harsh-environment region. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365244.ece Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:15:57 +0000 live Lundin stalled at Brynhild http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365117.ece Lundin Petroleum’s Brynhild project offshore Norway has stalled due to commissioning issues at the floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the project. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1365117.ece Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:41:25 +0000 live Bluewater scoops Kaombo prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364623.ece Dutch contractor Bluewater has scooped a deal from Italy’s Saipem for work at Total’s monster Kaombo field development off Angola. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364623.ece Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:08:06 +0000 live Power pact eases path for Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364583.ece Norwegian politicians have agreed a compromise pact on full-scale electrification of four Utsira High fields after an apparent climbdown by a powerful parliamentary committee, reducing the risk of a further delay to the giant Johan Sverdrup project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364583.ece Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:26:56 +0000 live Gullfaks old buoys get the boot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364424.ece Statoil is set to install two new loading buoys at its Gullfaks field off Norway this summer as part of its effort to prolong the lifetime of the veteran field to 2040. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364424.ece Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:31:10 +0000 live Statoil to get 'Sverdrup ultimatum' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364387.ece Norway’s parliament is poised to set a 2022 deadline for an area-wide electrification solution for four fields on the Utsira High, but there are fears this demand may cause a further delay to the giant Johan Sverdrup project. http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364387.ece Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:06:41 +0000 live WorleyParsons scoops QCLNG gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364360.ece Australian engineering player WorleyParsons has landed a contract on BG Group’s Queensland Curtis liquefied natural gas (QCLNG) project in Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364360.ece Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:53:44 +0000 live Statoil validation on Valemon http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364258.ece Statoil is gearing up for sailaway of its Valemon platform topsides later this month after the unit was loaded out at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) at the weekend as the keenly watched fabrication project passed its first key test. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364258.ece Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:22:32 +0000 live WoodMac votes for Castberg floater http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364194.ece A floating production and offloading solution is considered by a leading UK-based research firm to be the most economically viable solution for the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364194.ece Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:08:04 +0000 live Wood Group bags Shah Deniz 2 gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364119.ece London-listed services provider Wood Group Kenny has landed a subsea contract on the Shah Deniz 2 project, off Azerbaijan. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1364119.ece Tue, 03 Jun 2014 06:58:08 +0000 live Study endorses Pandora LNG http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363978.ece The proposed Pandora liquefied natural gas project off Papua New Guinea is technically and commercially feasible for either near-shore or offshore development, a concept study has found. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363978.ece Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:34:11 +0000 live Noreco to abandon Verdande probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363906.ece Norwegian independent Noreco is to plug and abandon its Verdande exploration well after turning up sub-commercial hydrocarbon shows with the probe. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363906.ece Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:34:04 +0000 live Swiber snaps up Latin America gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363894.ece Offshore construction service provider Swiber has landed an $80 million engineering, procurement, installation and construction contract in Latin America. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363894.ece Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:31:30 +0000 live Premier shortlists two for Sea Lion FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363872.ece Premier Oil has shortlisted two contractors for a key front-end engineering and design contract based on a tension-leg drilling and production platform for the development of the Sea Lion oilfield off the Falklands Islands. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363872.ece Fri, 30 May 2014 18:55:04 +0000 live McDermott, Encona ink Chevron EPC deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363843.ece US contractor McDermott has confirmed the award, along with a local player, of an engineering, procurement and construction contract for Chevron’s Gendalo Gehem gas and condensate project off Indonesia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363843.ece Fri, 30 May 2014 14:17:21 +0000 live Total makes $1.5bn Shah Deniz sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363836.ece France's Total has sold its 10% share of the BP-led Shah Deniz project to Istanbul-based state player Turkish Petroleum (TPAO). Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363836.ece Fri, 30 May 2014 13:47:27 +0000 live Investment go-ahead for Tunisia's Nawara http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363789.ece Austria’s OMV and Tunisian state player ETAP have taken a final investment decision on the Nawara gas field development project in southern Tunisia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363789.ece Fri, 30 May 2014 10:47:32 +0000 live PetroVietnam to ramp up Su Tu Den http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363781.ece State player PetroVietnam expects new wells to double the oil output of its Su Tu Den (Black Lion) offshore oilfield to 80,000 barrels per day by the end of the year, according to a report. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363781.ece Fri, 30 May 2014 10:12:40 +0000 live Arkutun Dagi topsides loaded out http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363717.ece South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has completed the load-out of the topsides for a new giant platform destined for Russia’s Far East at Okpo shipyard. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363717.ece Thu, 29 May 2014 15:18:04 +0000 live Crossed wires on Utsira electrification http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363486.ece A rapprochement appeared to have been reached this week in the protracted political row over area-wide electrification of Utsira High fields off Norway after the country’s oil minister acted to forestall a possible delay to the Johan Sverdrup project. http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363486.ece Wed, 28 May 2014 14:38:12 +0000 live Maersk confirms North Sea field approval http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363473.ece Norwegian and UK authorities sign off on Flyndre-Cawdor development straddling maritime border Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363473.ece Wed, 28 May 2014 10:57:24 +0000 live Worker dies on Ichthys turret job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363460.ece A subcontractor has been killed at Keppel’s Benoi Shipyard where he was carrying out work on the turret destined for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel which will be stationed at Inpex’s Ichthys project, off Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363460.ece Wed, 28 May 2014 08:58:31 +0000 live Gazelle FID slows for Azonto http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363448.ece Azonto Petroleum has put back a final investment decision (FID) for a gas projects off West Africa due to slower-than-expected progress with a pipeline. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1363448.ece Wed, 28 May 2014 07:26:24 +0000 live