www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Coelacanth installed in Ewing Bank http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418230/coelacanth-installed-in-ewing-bank US shelf player Walter Oil & Gas has installed its large, recently completed platform at the Coelacanth field in the Ewing Bank area of the Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418230/coelacanth-installed-in-ewing-bank Tue, 01 Dec 2015 18:30:00 +0000 live Yarudeyskoye online for Novatek http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418164/yarudeyskoye-online-for-novatek Novatek has launched commercial production from its first major oilfield development with start-up of the Yarudeyskoye project in Russia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418164/yarudeyskoye-online-for-novatek Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:07:39 +0000 live Mitra teams up with PVEP for developments http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418142/mitra-teams-up-with-pvep-for-developments Southeast Asian explorer Mitra Energy has agreed with Petrovietnam Exploration Production (PVEP) to jointly develop a series of shallow-water gas discoveries off south-west Vietnam. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418142/mitra-teams-up-with-pvep-for-developments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:48:43 +0000 live Egypt, Eni near Zohr price deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418104/egypt-eni-near-zohr-price-deal Egypt’s Oil Ministry and Italy’s Eni were last week putting the final touches to a gas price agreement that will pave the way for a fast-track development of the giant Zohr gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418104/egypt-eni-near-zohr-price-deal Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:21:33 +0000 live Transocean bags Alvheim job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418092/transocean-bags-alvheim-job Transocean has secured a coveted contract with Det Norske Oljeselskap for production drilling work at the Alvheim field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418092/transocean-bags-alvheim-job Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:16:09 +0000 live Edvard Grieg launch for Lundin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418043/edvard-grieg-launch-for-lundin Lundin Petroleum has launched production from its flagship Edvard Grieg field off Norway on schedule and within budget. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418043/edvard-grieg-launch-for-lundin Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:19:36 +0000 live Perenco takes FID in Cameroon http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418004/perenco-takes-fid-in-cameroon Perenco has taken a final investment decision on its Cameroon FLNG project after confirming a liquefied natural gas offtake contract with Russia’s Gazprom. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1418004/perenco-takes-fid-in-cameroon Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:40:59 +0000 live SPIE wins $13m QCLNG deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417973/spie-wins-usd-13m-qclng-deal BG Group has handed a French company a maintenance contract worth A$18 million (US$13 million) which will see it provide skilled personnel at the UK gas giant’s Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) project in eastern Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417973/spie-wins-usd-13m-qclng-deal Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:07:43 +0000 live Norway government on spot over Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417968/norway-government-on-spot-over-statoil Norway waits for a response, as cost cuts, unemployment and fears for future projects take their toll Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417968/norway-government-on-spot-over-statoil Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:43:59 +0000 live Low bidder emerges in Umm Shaif race http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417966/low-bidder-emerges-in-umm-shaif-race One of three bidders has emerged as favourite to land the job for the Umm Shaif oilfield expansion project off Abu Dhabi after submitting the lowest bid for the job. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417966/low-bidder-emerges-in-umm-shaif-race Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:01:53 +0000 live Cooper opens Gippsland data room http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417964/cooper-opens-gippsland-data-room Adelaide-based Cooper Energy is looking to secure an additional partner for to help fund its gas developments in eastern Australia's Gippsland basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417964/cooper-opens-gippsland-data-room Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:51:00 +0000 live Muhibbah wins Ophir EPCIC gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417961/muhibbah-wins-ophir-epcic-gig Malaysia's Muhibbah Engineering has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract for the Ophir oilfield off Peninsular Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417961/muhibbah-wins-ophir-epcic-gig Fri, 27 Nov 2015 02:21:17 +0000 live Perenco, Gazprom ‘in Kribi LNG deal’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417943/perenco-gazprom-in-kribi-lng-deal Perenco has hatched a deal with Gazprom that will see the Russian gas monopoly take all liquefied natural gas from one of the operator’s projects off Cameroon, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417943/perenco-gazprom-in-kribi-lng-deal Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:14:45 +0000 live Centrica stalls on Fogelberg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417937/centrica-stalls-on-fogelberg Centrica has reportedly decided to delay by a year submission of a development plan for its Fogelberg field off Norway, making it the latest project to be postponed amid industry cost-cutting. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417937/centrica-stalls-on-fogelberg Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:09:51 +0000 live VIDEO: Hansteen module 'milestone' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417718/video-hansteen-module-milestone Construction of the world’s biggest spar platform to be installed at Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen field off Norway has taken a big step forward after the first of four mega-modules was put in place at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417718/video-hansteen-module-milestone Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:22:07 +0000 live VIDEO: Anadarko upends Heidelberg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417682/video-anadarko-upends-heidelberg Anadarko Petroleum is getting closer to first oil at its Heidelberg spar in the US Gulf of Mexico, and has released a video showing the process of upending the spar hull, which took place in July. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417682/video-anadarko-upends-heidelberg Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:38:17 +0000 live Black Platinum eyes Dara find solutions http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417586/black-platinum-eyes-dara-find-solutions Privately-owned explorer Black Platinum Energy is working on several different field development concepts for its shallow-water Dara gas field in Indonesia’s side of the East Natuna Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417586/black-platinum-eyes-dara-find-solutions Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:00:51 +0000 live Citic spuds Oseil well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417574/citic-spuds-oseil-well Hong Kong-listed Citic Resources has spudded the sixth well in its third phase development of the Oseil oilfield in the Seram Non Bula production sharing contract in eastern Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417574/citic-spuds-oseil-well Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:20:29 +0000 live Statoil 'hatching plans' for field pair http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417521/statoil-hatching-plans-for-field-pair Statoil aims to submit development plans for a pair of fields off Norway and the UK next year as it brings costs down to make greenfield projects commercially viable in a low oil price environment, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417521/statoil-hatching-plans-for-field-pair Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:11:56 +0000 live Major players in talks over Al Shaheen stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417493/major-players-in-talks-over-al-shaheen-stake Leading oil companies enter talks with Qatar Petroleum in bid to gain role at major oilfields Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417493/major-players-in-talks-over-al-shaheen-stake Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:39:17 +0000 live KrisEnergy gets Rossukon approval http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417446/krisenergy-gets-rossukon-approval The Rossukon oilfield is set to become Singapore-listed KrisEnergy's fifth producing field in the Gulf of Thailand following government approval. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417446/krisenergy-gets-rossukon-approval Mon, 23 Nov 2015 01:19:01 +0000 live OMV eyes 'Wisting plan' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417399/omv-eyes-wisting-plan Austria’s OMV is reportedly looking to hatch a development plan by the end of the decade for its Wisting discoveries in the Barents Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417399/omv-eyes-wisting-plan Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:55:50 +0000 live Waiting for the tables to turn http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417390/waiting-for-the-tables-to-turn Few would be surprised to hear that players active in the floating production market are feeling the squeeze these days — low oil prices and slashed investment budgets over the past year have tormented practically all facets of the offshore industry. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417390/waiting-for-the-tables-to-turn Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:29:56 +0000 live Fabricators bid for Captain prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417388/fabricators-bid-for-captain-prize Fabrication contractors are preparing to submit bids for Chevron’s Captain enhanced oil recovery scheme, the only remaining UK North Sea platform development known to be making concrete progress in the current low oil price environment. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417388/fabricators-bid-for-captain-prize Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:19:43 +0000 live Diever West comes online http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417382/diever-west-comes-online Calgary-based Vermilion Energy has produced first gas from its Diever West gas field in the Netherlands. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417382/diever-west-comes-online Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:43:41 +0000 live SembMarine lands Culzean FSO job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417104/sembmarine-lands-culzean-fso-job SembCorp Marine has won a contract from Japan’s Modec to build a floating unit destined for Maersk Oil’s Culzean project in the UK North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417104/sembmarine-lands-culzean-fso-job Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:59:09 +0000 live Consortium in Ichthys cost overrun claim http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417078/consortium-in-ichthys-cost-overrun-claim The consortium building a power station for the Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in northern Australia has reached an agreement with the project's main contractor regarding cost overruns. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417078/consortium-in-ichthys-cost-overrun-claim Wed, 18 Nov 2015 02:44:56 +0000 live Jemena to build major Oz pipeline http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416996/jemena-to-build-major-oz-pipeline Stranded gas in Australia's Northern Territory will have a chance to reach domestic and export markets following today's announcement that Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline will build a 622-kilometre onshore pipeline to Queensland. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416996/jemena-to-build-major-oz-pipeline Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:45:11 +0000 live HKN gets KRG nod at Sarsang http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416920/hkn-gets-krg-nod-at-sarsang Privately-held US oil player HKN Energy has finally got approval from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to develop the promising Sarsang block. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416920/hkn-gets-krg-nod-at-sarsang Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:46:33 +0000 live Players set for Bul Hanine battle http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416921/players-set-for-bul-hanine-battle At least half-a-dozen contenders are battling it out to secure a key front-end engineering and design contract for work on the first phase of Qatar Petroleum’s potential multi-billion dollar Bul Hanine field redevelopment. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416921/players-set-for-bul-hanine-battle Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:27:13 +0000 live SacOil spuds fresh Lagia probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416919/sacoil-spuds-fresh-lagia-probe South African player SacOil has kicked off its five-well drilling programme at its Lagia oilfield phase two development in Sinai, Egypt. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416919/sacoil-spuds-fresh-lagia-probe Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:08:59 +0000 live Lundin gets Edvard Grieg start-up nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416916/lundin-gets-edvard-grieg-start-up-nod Lundin Petroleum has won consent from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to start-up its Edvard Grieg development in the Utsira High area off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416916/lundin-gets-edvard-grieg-start-up-nod Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:48:04 +0000 live Petrofac confirms Fadhili work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416909/petrofac-confirms-fadhili-work Petrofac has confirmed the award of an engineering, procurement and construction contract for Saudi Aramco’s Fadhili gas project. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416909/petrofac-confirms-fadhili-work Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:21:44 +0000 live Saudis maintain tight gas push http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416813/saudis-maintain-tight-gas-push Saudi Arabia is pressing ahead with its first major tight gas development in the north of the country. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416813/saudis-maintain-tight-gas-push Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:05:00 +0000 live Eni in Egypt investment drive http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416747/eni-in-egypt-investment-drive Eni is to plough more than $2 billion into a clutch of project developments in Egypt over the next few years after being granted concessions amendments and one new tract. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416747/eni-in-egypt-investment-drive Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:05:53 +0000 live IOG ups Skipper estimate http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416685/iog-ups-skipper-estimate Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has upped its recoverable resources estimate at the Skipper discovery in the UK North Sea as it continues to hunt funding to drill an appraisal probe. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416685/iog-ups-skipper-estimate Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:24:47 +0000 live Sevan Marine floater nod off UK http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416484/sevan-marine-floater-nod-off-uk Sevan Marine has revealed that its cylindrical hull concept has been selected for a prospective floating production, storage and offloading unit to be deployed in UK waters. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416484/sevan-marine-floater-nod-off-uk Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:04:27 +0000 live Platform installed at Madura Strait development http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416379/platform-installed-at-madura-strait-development The jacket and wellhead platform has been installed at China National Offshore Oil Company's (CNOOC) Madura Strait BD gas-condensate field off the coast of Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416379/platform-installed-at-madura-strait-development Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:20:42 +0000 live Driller 'dogfight' for Alvheim job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416319/driller-dogfight-for-alvheim-job Det Norske Oljeselskap is reportedly set to award shortly a contract for production drilling work at its Alvheim field off Norway, with cut-throat competition for the job among a bevy of contractors likely to sink already low dayrates. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416319/driller-dogfight-for-alvheim-job Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:47:47 +0000 live UAE reaches for output heights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416280/uae-reaches-for-output-heights Abu Dhabi will achieve its targeted oil production of 3.5 million barrels per day in another two to three years, according to a senior oil executive in the emirate. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416280/uae-reaches-for-output-heights Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:51:02 +0000 live Kvaerner profit drops http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416203/kvaerner-profit-drops Kvaerner has warned of continued market weakness next year as the Norwegian fabricator battled to a relatively healthy third-quarter profit despite a revenue slump. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416203/kvaerner-profit-drops Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:26:15 +0000 live UAE to stick to expansion campaign http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416182/uae-to-stick-to-expansion-campaign The United Arab Emirates is trying to take the oil price collapse in stride, pressing ahead with significant output expansion plans at both its onshore and offshore fields. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416182/uae-to-stick-to-expansion-campaign Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:22:59 +0000 live Clear leader in Coral South race http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416166/clear-leader-in-coral-south-race A consortium of three players is in pole position to win a multi-billion dollar contract to supply Eni Mozambique with a large floating liquefied natural gas vessel. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416166/clear-leader-in-coral-south-race Fri, 06 Nov 2015 07:49:24 +0000 live NPD approves start-up of pipelines http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416165/npd-approves-start-up-of-pipelines Lundin Petroleum and Det Norske Oljeselskap have each taken step closer to starting up developments in the North Sea after the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) granted start-up consents for two pipelines. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416165/npd-approves-start-up-of-pipelines Fri, 06 Nov 2015 07:40:29 +0000 live Zawtika rig on track for sail away http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416160/zawtika-rig-on-track-for-sail-away Singapore-based rig owner Energy Drilling is on track to sail away its latest tender assist drilling rig from Cosco Guangdong Shipyard for its first job off Myanmar. (Xu Yihe) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416160/zawtika-rig-on-track-for-sail-away Fri, 06 Nov 2015 02:49:21 +0000 live BP fast tracks Atoll gas project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416103/bp-fast-tracks-atoll-gas-project BP is striking for first gas at a deep-water field development off Egypt within a few years after getting the all clear to fast track the project. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416103/bp-fast-tracks-atoll-gas-project Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:42:51 +0000 live Inpex completes Ichthys pipelay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416064/inpex-completes-ichthys-pipelay Japanese operator Inpex has completed laying the offshore pipeline for its Ichthys liquefied natural gas development in northern Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416064/inpex-completes-ichthys-pipelay Thu, 05 Nov 2015 07:34:57 +0000 live SapuraKencana gets B15 approval http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416058/sapurakencana-gets-b15-approval SapuraKencana Petroleum has received approval to proceed with a major offshore gas field development off Sarawak in Malaysia. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416058/sapurakencana-gets-b15-approval Thu, 05 Nov 2015 01:00:06 +0000 live Alaska approves AK LNG stake buyout http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415898/alaska-approves-ak-lng-stake-buyout Alaska legislators have approved a nearly US$68.5 million buyout of TransCanada's interest in the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas (AK LNG) megaproject on the North Slope. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415898/alaska-approves-ak-lng-stake-buyout Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:18:25 +0000 live Golar lands Ghana FSRU deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415887/golar-lands-ghana-fsru-deal Norwegian vessel owner Golar LNG has tied up one of its newbuild floating storage and regasification units with a long-term contract off West Africa. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415887/golar-lands-ghana-fsru-deal Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:23:03 +0000 live Petronas starts Kepodang flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415865/petronas-starts-kepodang-flows Malaysian state giant Petronas has started gas flows from its Kepodang field off Central Java. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415865/petronas-starts-kepodang-flows Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:33:59 +0000 live Statoil signs $178m Sverdrup deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415859/statoil-signs-usd-178m-sverdrup-deal Statoil has penned a medium-term contract to take a jack-up accommodation unit at the Johan Sverdrup Phase 1 field development off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415859/statoil-signs-usd-178m-sverdrup-deal Wed, 04 Nov 2015 07:57:32 +0000 live Ororo well nod for Sirius http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415747/ororo-well-nod-for-sirius UK junior Sirius Petroleum has secured a key approval for drilling of an appraisal well to kick off initial development work on its shallow-water Ororo field off Nigeria. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415747/ororo-well-nod-for-sirius Tue, 03 Nov 2015 08:08:34 +0000 live Noble eyes Israel FIDs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415693/noble-eyes-israel-fids Noble Energy is hoping to make at least one of two final investment decisions (FID) on contentious Israeli gas projects in a year or so if agreements at a political level can be thrashed out. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415693/noble-eyes-israel-fids Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:59:41 +0000 live Aker in Gudrun helideck repairs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415679/aker-in-gudrun-helideck-repairs Aker Solutions is carrying out a job reportedly worth around Nkr80 million ($9.4 million) to repair the helicopter deck of Statoil’s Gudrun platform off Norway after cracks were uncovered in the substructure earlier this year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415679/aker-in-gudrun-helideck-repairs Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:53:05 +0000 live Lianzi first oil for Chevron http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415677/lianzi-first-oil-for-chevron Chevron has reached first oil from its operated Lianzi development off Congo-Brazzaville and Angola. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415677/lianzi-first-oil-for-chevron Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:47:51 +0000 live 'Electrical faults' on Goliat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415657/electrical-faults-on-goliat Norway’s safety agency has uncovered a series of regulatory violations after an audit of electrical installations onboard the newbuild production unit for Eni’s much-delayed Goliat field development in the Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415657/electrical-faults-on-goliat Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:22:59 +0000 live Noreco 'default' on Huntington http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415651/noreco-default-on-huntington Cash-strapped Norwegian independent Noreco has been served with a default notice by its partners on the Huntington field off the UK over its failure to meet its share of costs – and could now be stripped of its stake. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415651/noreco-default-on-huntington Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:27:50 +0000 live Four to bid for Aramco’s Hasbah tender http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415649/four-to-bid-for-aramcos-hasbah-tender Four engineering and construction companies recently selected by Saudi Aramco as long-term partners for offshore work are preparing bids for submission next month for the $1.5 billion Hasbah offshore incremental facilities project. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415649/four-to-bid-for-aramcos-hasbah-tender Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:51:58 +0000 live Sona buys Stag field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415635/sona-buys-stag-field Malaysia's Sona Petroleum has struck a deal to buy a 100% stake in the Stag oilfield off Western Australia for US$50 million. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415635/sona-buys-stag-field Mon, 02 Nov 2015 04:12:20 +0000 live Subsea incident delays Tahiti drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415566/subsea-incident-delays-tahiti-drilling A high-specification drillship owned by Transocean is back in action after having been out of service for nearly two months this summer while working for Chevron in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415566/subsea-incident-delays-tahiti-drilling Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:35:50 +0000 live Cameia Surf hopefuls wait for phone to ring http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415524/cameia-surf-hopefuls-wait-for-phone-to-ring US independent Cobalt International is scrutinising bids from players aiming to land a subsea umbilical, riser and flowline and contract for the groundbreaking Cameia pre-salt project off Angola. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415524/cameia-surf-hopefuls-wait-for-phone-to-ring Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:30:49 +0000 live Centrica hands out Butch spoils http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415520/centrica-hands-out-butch-spoils Aibel and Subsea 7 have been awarded coveted contracts covering fabrication and subsea installation work for Centrica’s planned Butch field development off Norway under framework pacts signed with the pair, as well as classification outfit DNV GL. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415520/centrica-hands-out-butch-spoils Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:45:28 +0000 live Petrobras eyes 'supersize' FPSOs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415500/petrobras-eyes-supersize-fpsos Brazilian player Petrobras is conducting a remarkable pre-conceptual study examining the possible use of supersize floating production, storage and offloading vessels for the future development of its giant Libra pre-salt project in the Santos basin. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415500/petrobras-eyes-supersize-fpsos Thu, 29 Oct 2015 22:19:50 +0000 live Pemex mulls CLM development options http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415467/pemex-mulls-clm-development-options A Pemex study has found a fixed shallow-water platform hub incorporating production from a quartet of new fields to be the most efficient option for developing a cluster of discoveries in the marine light crude (CLM) area. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415467/pemex-mulls-clm-development-options Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:35:36 +0000 live Equatorial Guinea blocks US players' plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415445/equatorial-guinea-blocks-us-players-plans Equatorial Guinea has stopped a trio of US oil giants in their tracks by quashing development plans, refusing to sanction asset sales and failing to extend one licence. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415445/equatorial-guinea-blocks-us-players-plans Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:40:48 +0000 live McDermott’s Ghana JV a go http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415438/mcdermotts-ghana-jv-a-go US contractor McDermott has been given the thumbs-up for its joint venture in Ghana with local partner Hydra Offshore to pursue projects. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415438/mcdermotts-ghana-jv-a-go Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:11:18 +0000 live West Papua could buy PNG gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415367/west-papua-could-buy-png-gas The owners of the Elevala-Ketu and Tingu wet gas accumulation in western Papua New Guinea are looking across the border into West Papua as a potential buyer of their gas reserves. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415367/west-papua-could-buy-png-gas Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:20:47 +0000 live Helix Q5000 starts work in US Gulf http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415218/helix-q5000-starts-work-in-us-gulf Helix Energy Solutions’ newbuild intervention vessel Q5000 has begun operations in the US Gulf of Mexico, working over a well for a customer before it starts a long-term contract with supermajor BP. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415218/helix-q5000-starts-work-in-us-gulf Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:09:34 +0000 live EnQuest starts up Alma-Galia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415138/enquest-starts-up-alma-galia UK independent EnQuest has achieved first oil from the Alma-Galia development in the UK North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415138/enquest-starts-up-alma-galia Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:50:57 +0000 live Field projects stalled for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415137/field-projects-stalled-for-statoil Statoil has been forced to delay start-up of its Aasta Hansteen and Mariner field development projects off Norway and the UK, while also reporting cost overruns on the pair that both have facilities under construction at Asian yards. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415137/field-projects-stalled-for-statoil Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:37:34 +0000 live Forsys in Brazil offshore push http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415113/forsys-in-brazil-offshore-push Forsys Subsea is in discussions with potential clients including Petrobras for work offshore Brazil, where the engineering joint venture sees strong potential, executives said at OTC Brasil. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415113/forsys-in-brazil-offshore-push Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:53:24 +0000 live BP confident of Mad Dog 2 savings http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415104/bp-confident-of-mad-dog-2-savings BP’s revamped Mad Dog 2 development in the US Gulf of Mexico is now seen as “very likely” to come in at less than $10 billion, the company’s upstream boss said. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415104/bp-confident-of-mad-dog-2-savings Tue, 27 Oct 2015 17:23:23 +0000 live Statoil plans Troll rig stacking http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415072/statoil-plans-troll-rig-stacking Norwegian operator Statoil plans to cold stack one of four rigs that were supposed to drill production wells at the Troll field next year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415072/statoil-plans-troll-rig-stacking Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:43:28 +0000 live Technip wins Libra subsea contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415026/technip-wins-libra-subsea-contract French engineering company Technip has been awarded a contract to supply flexible pipes for the Petrobras-operated Libra pre-salt field development in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415026/technip-wins-libra-subsea-contract Tue, 27 Oct 2015 06:52:03 +0000 live Statoil ready to roll on Peregrino expansion http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415005/statoil-ready-to-roll-on-peregrino-expansion Norwegian oil major Statoil is planning to go ahead with expansion of the Peregrino oilfield in Brazil's Campos basin after managing to reduce costs on the project, a spokesman said. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415005/statoil-ready-to-roll-on-peregrino-expansion Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:21:53 +0000 live Statoil re-thinks Snorre C concept http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414987/statoil-re-thinks-snorre-c-concept Statoil could be set to spring a surprise in its development plan for the Snorre 2040 project off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414987/statoil-re-thinks-snorre-c-concept Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:43:02 +0000 live PDVSA inks $340m Honghua deals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414958/pdvsa-inks-usd-340m-honghua-deals PDVSA has signed a trio of deals with a Chinese engineering player to provide turnkey services in the Lake Maracaibo area of Venezuela. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414958/pdvsa-inks-usd-340m-honghua-deals Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:25:34 +0000 live Kick-start for Neelam re-development http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414952/kick-start-for-neelam-re-development India’s state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has launched the much-awaited tender for its $400 million-plus Neelam re-development off the country’s west coast. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414952/kick-start-for-neelam-re-development Mon, 26 Oct 2015 08:27:01 +0000 live Foxtrot starts Marlin output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414947/foxtrot-starts-marlin-output Privately-held company Foxtrot International has started production from a second platform on Block CI-27 off the Ivory Coast as part of a $1 billion expansion programme. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414947/foxtrot-starts-marlin-output Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:30:12 +0000 live Upper Zakum modules set sail http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414946/upper-zakum-modules-set-sail The first modules for the Upper Zakum field expansion off Abu Dhabi have set sail under the $3.7 billion contract being carried out by a joint venture between Petrofac and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414946/upper-zakum-modules-set-sail Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:07:37 +0000 live Repsol eyeing options at Leon http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414892/repsol-eyeing-options-at-leon Repsol has begun exploring development options for its Leon discovery in the Gulf of Mexico after lining up a contractor to carry out early conceptual study work. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414892/repsol-eyeing-options-at-leon Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:49:05 +0000 live NPD calls for unmanned solutions http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414866/npd-calls-for-unmanned-solutions Norway’s oil agency is calling for wider use of unmanned platforms off the country as an alternative to subsea installations to cut costs and boost production. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414866/npd-calls-for-unmanned-solutions Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:06:50 +0000 live Dana's Western Isles FPSO delayed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414856/danas-western-isles-fpso-delayed Cosco Corp (Singapore) has confirmed a near two-year delay to delivery of a floating production, storage and offloading unit destined for Dana Petroleum’s Western Isles development in the UK North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414856/danas-western-isles-fpso-delayed Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:47:10 +0000 live Eni puts Zohr gas on fast track http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414837/eni-puts-zohr-gas-on-fast-track Italy’s Eni has set a date for expected first gas from its supergiant Zohr field off Egypt. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414837/eni-puts-zohr-gas-on-fast-track Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:09:38 +0000 live Statoil gas booster at Troll http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414776/statoil-gas-booster-at-troll Statoil has brought on stream a pair of giant compressors on its Troll A platform to significantly boost recovery from the stalwart field off Norway, as well as extend its lifetime by 18 years, under a Nkr10 billion ($1.2 billion) project that has come in under budget. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414776/statoil-gas-booster-at-troll Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:46:02 +0000 live Wressle on fast track to first oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414747/wressle-on-fast-track-to-first-oil Egdon Resources and licence partners have decided to move forward with development of the Wressle-1 oil and gas discovery in northern England with the aim of fast-tracking it to scheduled start-up next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414747/wressle-on-fast-track-to-first-oil Thu, 22 Oct 2015 07:03:26 +0000 live Technip wins Layang subsea gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414742/technip-wins-layang-subsea-gig French engineering company Technip has been awarded a subsea contract on JX Nippon Oil& Gas' Layang field development in Block SK 10 off Sarawak, East Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414742/technip-wins-layang-subsea-gig Thu, 22 Oct 2015 06:17:26 +0000 live Upstream Engineering wins T&T work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414591/upstream-engineering-wins-tandt-work Privately held Upstream Engineering has won a contract to provide engineering and procurement support services for the construction of a natural gas platform for a large operator offshore Trinidad & Tobago. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414591/upstream-engineering-wins-tandt-work Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:49:43 +0000 live '$60 barrel could fuel Norway revival' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414564/and3660-barrel-could-fuel-norway-revival Cost reductions being achieved on both existing and new field projects off Norway will result in a rebound in investment and activity levels as early as next year given an oil price above $60 a barrel, according to a contractor boss. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414564/and3660-barrel-could-fuel-norway-revival Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:43:30 +0000 live Alam nets Petronas PFLNG1 work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414549/alam-nets-petronas-pflng1-work Malaysia’s Alam Maritim has won a contract from compatriot Petronas for work related to the state giant’s first floating liquefied natural gas vessel (PFLNG1) off Bintulu, East Malaysia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414549/alam-nets-petronas-pflng1-work Wed, 21 Oct 2015 08:28:40 +0000 live Ula tieback selected for Butch http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414498/ula-tieback-selected-for-butch Centrica has decided to develop its Butch Main discovery off Norway as a subsea tieback to the BP-operated Ula platform as it progresses the greenfield scheme towards a final investment decision due next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414498/ula-tieback-selected-for-butch Wed, 21 Oct 2015 06:13:44 +0000 live APLNG in legal battle http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/asia_oceania/1414529/aplng-in-legal-battle Origin Energy says the owners of the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas (APLNG) project will defend court action taken against the joint venture by US company Tri-Star. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/asia_oceania/1414529/aplng-in-legal-battle Wed, 21 Oct 2015 02:25:23 +0000 live live_asiaoceania Socar eyes ACG talks with BP, partners http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414502/socar-eyes-acg-talks-with-bp-partners Azerbaijan's state company Socar has asked the BP-led consortium operating the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) offshore oilfield to negotiate another very long-term production sharing agreement. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414502/socar-eyes-acg-talks-with-bp-partners Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:15:02 +0000 live 'Costs cut' on Johan Castberg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414471/costs-cut-on-johan-castberg Statoil has reportedly cut costs by more than 30% on the stalled Johan Castberg field project in the Barents Sea off Norway, with the state-owned operator still on course for a concept decision next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414471/costs-cut-on-johan-castberg Tue, 20 Oct 2015 10:01:57 +0000 live Eni presents Zohr development plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414383/eni-presents-zohr-development-plan Italy’s Eni has presented the Egyptian government with its development plans for the giant Zohr gas field unearthed earlier this year in the Mediterranean. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414383/eni-presents-zohr-development-plan Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:37:11 +0000 live Total sells Gina Krog stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414362/total-sells-gina-krog-stake French company Total has reached a deal to sell off a further 15% interest in the Gina Krog field off Norway. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414362/total-sells-gina-krog-stake Mon, 19 Oct 2015 06:41:18 +0000 live SBM wins Browse FEED work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414356/sbm-wins-browse-feed-work Dutch-based SBM Offshore has been awarded a front-end engineering and design contract on Woodside's proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas project off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414356/sbm-wins-browse-feed-work Mon, 19 Oct 2015 05:47:55 +0000 live Podcast: Love Liza http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414321/podcast-love-liza Listen to The Bit, Upstream's weekly podcast to hear the latest on ExxonMobil's development plans off Guyana and a response to John Oliver's Bakken rant. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414321/podcast-love-liza Sun, 18 Oct 2015 03:29:31 +0000 live Industry resilience required as test arrives for Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414264/industry-resilience-required-as-test-arrives-for-norway While jobless rates are rising, fjords are filling up with laid-up offshore vessels and the oil price shows few signs of recovery, Norway’s petroleum industry is looking ahead to a future where lower costs and smarter solutions will allow the country to keep on producing oil and gas for decades to come. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1414264/industry-resilience-required-as-test-arrives-for-norway Fri, 16 Oct 2015 08:16:18 +0000 live