www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Technip wins Gullfaks subsea contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385000/Technip-wins-Gullfaks-subsea-contract French engineering company Technip has landed a subsea contract on Statoil's Gullfaks field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385000/Technip-wins-Gullfaks-subsea-contract Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:57:09 +0000 live Sarqala flagged for first oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384948/Sarqala-flagged-for-first-oil Canadian player WesternZagros Resources aims to bring online production from its Sarqala discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan early next year together with Russian partner Gazprom Neft. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384948/Sarqala-flagged-for-first-oil Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:15:15 +0000 live NWS partners green light Persephone http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384735/NWS-partners-green-light-Persephone North West Shelf (NWS) operator Woodside Petroleum and its joint venture partners have approved the Persephone project, off Australia's north-west coast. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384735/NWS-partners-green-light-Persephone Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:18:04 +0000 live Beach adds in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384599/Beach-adds-in-Cooper Australia’s Beach Energy has added to its existing resource base in the Cooper basin, with a successful exploration well striking oil pay. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384599/Beach-adds-in-Cooper Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:29:23 +0000 live Eni clears Ghana hurdle on Sankofa http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384506/Eni-clears-Ghana-hurdle-on-Sankofa Italy's Eni has concluded negotiations with Ghanaian authorities over its huge Sankofa-Gye Nyame project off the West Africa powerhouse. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384506/Eni-clears-Ghana-hurdle-on-Sankofa Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:55:10 +0000 live Offloading issue hits Heidrun http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384504/Offloading-issue-hits-Heidrun Offshore oil loading from Statoil’s Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea has been hit by a technical issue with a shuttle tanker. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384504/Offloading-issue-hits-Heidrun Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:43:25 +0000 live North Slope LNG awards dished out http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384383/North-Slope-LNG-awards-dished-out Pre-FEED contracts for proposed $65-billion, three-train Alaska LNG projects handed out Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384383/North-Slope-LNG-awards-dished-out Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:21:21 +0000 live First oil at Cidade de Ilhabela FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384348/First-oil-at-Cidade-de-Ilhabela-FPSO Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has begun producing from the Cidade de Ilhabela floating production, storage and offloading vessel at the Sapinhoa field in the Santos Basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384348/First-oil-at-Cidade-de-Ilhabela-FPSO Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:53:13 +0000 live Lukoil 'angling for Nigeria project' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384336/Lukoil-angling-for-Nigeria-project Russian giant Lukoil is reported to be looking to invest in a project in Nigeria together with US major Chevron as it seeks overseas opportunities to diversify away from the state-dominated domestic oil sector. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384336/Lukoil-angling-for-Nigeria-project Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:54:37 +0000 live Bentley model has 'cost control' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384324/Bentley-model-has-cost-control Xcite Energy believes a collaborative contractor model adopted for its flagship Bentley development will enable it to keep control of costs as it moves forward with the UK heavy oil field scheme amid project cutbacks by other oil companies hit by ballooning budgets. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384324/Bentley-model-has-cost-control Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:17:43 +0000 live Delta House work for Ocean Installer http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384314/Delta-House-work-for-Ocean-Installer Ocean Installer has scooped a subsea contract from Oceaneering for work on LLOG Exploration’s Delta House project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384314/Delta-House-work-for-Ocean-Installer Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:38:28 +0000 live Technip wins Brazil flexible pipe gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384308/Technip-wins-Brazil-flexible-pipe-gig French engineering company Technip has been awarded a contract to supply flexible pipes for the Petrobras-operated Iracema North pre-salt field, in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384308/Technip-wins-Brazil-flexible-pipe-gig Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:41:42 +0000 live Total ‘sees Absheron FID in 2017’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384261/Total-‘sees-Absheron-FID-in-2017’ Total is set to make a final investment decision (FID) on its Absheron gas field in Azerbaijan’s portion of the Caspian Sea in 2017, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384261/Total-‘sees-Absheron-FID-in-2017’ Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:40:13 +0000 live Noble targets Tamar facelift http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384256/Noble-targets-Tamar-facelift US operator Noble Energy is considering an investment of between $1.5 billion and $2 billion to boost processing and export capacity at its producing Tamar gas field off Israel to cater for supply deals, according to partner Delek Drilling. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384256/Noble-targets-Tamar-facelift Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:02:27 +0000 live DNV gains work at UK's Culzean http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384245/DNV-gains-work-at-UKs-Culzean Denmark's Maersk Oil & Gas has hired international classification specialist DNV GL on a multi-million pound service contract for its ultra high-pressure, high-temperature Culzean project in the UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384245/DNV-gains-work-at-UKs-Culzean Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:19:47 +0000 live Martin Linge 'challenges' for Total http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384238/Martin-Linge-challenges-for-Total Total is reported to be facing engineering challenges on topsides fabrication work being carried out on the platform for its Martin Linge field off Norway at South Korean yard Samsung Heavy Industries. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384238/Martin-Linge-challenges-for-Total Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:33:12 +0000 live WDS wins GLNG work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384096/WDS-wins-GLNG-work Australia's WDS has been awarded a construction contract on the Santos-operated Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project in Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384096/WDS-wins-GLNG-work Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:20:55 +0000 live Wintershall confirms Maria delay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384039/Wintershall-confirms-Maria-delay Germany’s Wintershall has vowed to submit the development plan for its Maria field off Norway in the first half of next year. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384039/Wintershall-confirms-Maria-delay Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:23:44 +0000 live BAM nets Al-Dabbiya deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384029/BAM-nets-Al-Dabbiya-deal Dutch contractor BAM International has won an $88 million deal to complete offshore construction work at Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco)’s Al-Dubbiya oilfield. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384029/BAM-nets-Al-Dabbiya-deal Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:35:55 +0000 live Shell go-ahead for Malaysia's E6 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384011/Shell-go-ahead-for-Malaysias-E6 Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell and Malaysia’s Petronas have taken a final investment decision on developing their E6 oil and gas field off Sarawak, Malaysia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384011/Shell-go-ahead-for-Malaysias-E6 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:48:20 +0000 live Caribbean FLNG hits water http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384006/Caribbean-FLNG-hits-water Belgian contractor Exmar is a step closer to realising the world’s first floating gas liquefaction project with commissioning work on the Caribbean FLNG barge nearing completion at a Chinese yard. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384006/Caribbean-FLNG-hits-water Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:27:31 +0000 live ShawCor nets further Shah Deniz work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383948/ShawCor-nets-further-Shah-Deniz-work Toronto-listed contractor ShawCor has won another set of contracts from BP for coating services at the Shah Deniz Stage 2 megaproject in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383948/ShawCor-nets-further-Shah-Deniz-work Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:53:32 +0000 live Mnazi money in Wentworth bank http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383896/Mnazi-money-in-Wentworth-bank Wentworth Resources is set to finalise this quarter key credit facilities to cover its costs on the Mnazi Bay gas development project in Tanzania due to be launched early next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383896/Mnazi-money-in-Wentworth-bank Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:56:37 +0000 live Manora output ramps up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383875/Manora-output-ramps-up Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum is ramping up production at the Manora oil development off the coast of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383875/Manora-output-ramps-up Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:36:36 +0000 live RH Petrogas spins bit in China http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383823/RH-Petrogas-spins-bit-in-China Singapore’s RH Petrogas has spudded the first of a plethora of development wells on a Chinese oilfield where it has recently received the go-ahead from local authorities. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383823/RH-Petrogas-spins-bit-in-China Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:19:15 +0000 live Sea Trucks wins Okwok field deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383793/Sea-Trucks-wins-Okwok-field-deal Dutch contractor Sea Trucks Group has landed another deal for work at a Nigerian offshore block from Afren and others. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383793/Sea-Trucks-wins-Okwok-field-deal Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:02:00 +0000 live Xcite signs Bentley MoU with COSL http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383784/Xcite-signs-Bentley-MoU-with-COSL London-listed Xcite Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding for China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) to provide a harsh environment jack-up for use at its Bentley field in the UK North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383784/Xcite-signs-Bentley-MoU-with-COSL Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:32:05 +0000 live Chevron '90% done' on Jack-St Malo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383712/Chevron-90-done-on-Jack-St-Malo Chevron is more than 90% finished with commissioning and hook-up work at Jack-St Malo, its next big mega-project in the US Gulf of Mexico, according to the supermajor's head of North American exploration and production. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383712/Chevron-90-done-on-Jack-St-Malo Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:31:04 +0000 live Afren in Nigeria platform award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383649/Afren-in-Nigeria-platform-award Afren has hired a Sea Trucks Group company for the installation of a new platform off Nigeria. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383649/Afren-in-Nigeria-platform-award Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:50:24 +0000 live Ormen Lange stretch for Shell http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383643/Ormen-Lange-stretch-for-Shell Shell has drilled an appraisal well to delineate the southern part of its Ormen Lange gas field in the Norwegian Sea that is set to improve drainage of field reserves. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383643/Ormen-Lange-stretch-for-Shell Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:19:42 +0000 live Technip wins Nasr contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383639/Technip-wins-Nasr-contract France's Technip has landed a contract on Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company's (Adma-Opco) Nasr Phase 2 full field development project , off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383639/Technip-wins-Nasr-contract Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:43:54 +0000 live Madura floater deadline extended http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383636/Madura-floater-deadline-extended Malaysia’s Bumi Armada and its Indonesian joint venture company Armada Gema Nusantara have again agreed to extend the deadline for the execution of the letter of intent for it to supply a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for Husky Energy's Madura BD field development, off Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383636/Madura-floater-deadline-extended Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:30:26 +0000 live Premier ditches Sea Lion TLP http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383365/Premier-ditches-Sea-Lion-TLP Premier Oil has scrapped plans for a tension-leg platform for its Sea Lion field project off the Falkland Islands in favour of a scaled-back phased development at a lower cost. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383365/Premier-ditches-Sea-Lion-TLP Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:56:58 +0000 live First gas at Malaysia's Kebabangan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383289/First-gas-at-Malaysias-Kebabangan The Petronas-led Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC) has started production at the Kebabangan (KBB) gas project off Sabah, east Malaysia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383289/First-gas-at-Malaysias-Kebabangan Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:42:34 +0000 live Pegasus West 'options on table' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383233/Pegasus-West-options-on-table Centrica Energy is eyeing possible development scenarios for its Pegasus West discovery off the UK after positive results from flow tests, according to partner Atlantic Petroleum. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383233/Pegasus-West-options-on-table Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:59:56 +0000 live Mubadala turns on taps at Manora http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383224/Mubadala-turns-on-taps-at-Manora Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum has started production from the Manora oil project, off the coast of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383224/Mubadala-turns-on-taps-at-Manora Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:57:29 +0000 live McDermott scoops Brunei subsea deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383183/McDermott-scoops-Brunei-subsea-deal McDermott International has won a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum (BRP) for subsea work at a pair of offshore fields. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383183/McDermott-scoops-Brunei-subsea-deal Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:57:16 +0000 live BMT wins Kizomba gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383155/BMT-wins-Kizomba-gig Britain's BMT Group has been awarded a maintenance contract on ExxonMobil's Kizomba field, off the coast of Angola. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383155/BMT-wins-Kizomba-gig Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:56:19 +0000 live BP battles to reboot Skarv http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383103/BP-battles-to-reboot-Skarv BP has confirmed that oil and gas output from its Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea remains offline after being hit by process problems with the field’s floating floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383103/BP-battles-to-reboot-Skarv Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:11:10 +0000 live Bid to inject life into Huntington http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382978/Bid-to-inject-life-into-Huntington E.ON E&P is looking at possible gas injection at its Huntington field off the UK to facilitate production after a shut-in caused by technical issues with the CATS gas transmission system, according to partner Noreco. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382978/Bid-to-inject-life-into-Huntington Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:57:26 +0000 live LOI for Madura FPSO expires http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382928/LOI-for-Madura-FPSO-expires Bumi Armada's letter of intent regarding its US$1.18 billion contract to supply a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for Husky Energy's Madura project in Indonesia has expired. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382928/LOI-for-Madura-FPSO-expires Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:32:58 +0000 live Santos inching closer to first gas at Gladstone http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382927/Santos-inching-closer-to-first-gas-at-Gladstone Australian operator Santos has installed the final module on the liquefied natural gas trains at its Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project in Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382927/Santos-inching-closer-to-first-gas-at-Gladstone Fri, 07 Nov 2014 02:49:10 +0000 live BHP cuts off Stampede stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382914/BHP-cuts-off-Stampede-stake Anglo-Australian player BHP Billiton has reportedly walked away from its 20% stake in the Stampede development in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico, which operator Hess sanctioned late last month. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382914/BHP-cuts-off-Stampede-stake Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:02:46 +0000 live Barents FPSOs 'on radar screen' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382836/Barents-FPSOs-on-radar-screen The Johan Castberg and Alta-Gohta discoveries in Norway’s Barents Sea are likely to be developed separately using standalone floating production, storage and offloading vessels, rather than as a combined project, according to a leading analyst. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382836/Barents-FPSOs-on-radar-screen Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:50:09 +0000 live BP eyeing new CPF for Greater Clair http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382632/BP-eyeing-new-CPF-for-Greater-Clair BP is considering adding a sizeable new central processing facility to exploit further reserves in its Greater Clair area off the UK in a new wave of development worth up to $15 billion. (Rob Watts) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382632/BP-eyeing-new-CPF-for-Greater-Clair Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:43:10 +0000 live Ichthys contractor in costs increase http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382622/Ichthys-contractor-in-costs-increase The consortium building the power station for Inpex's Ichthys liquefied natural gas project are in talks with the lead onshore engineering,construction and procurement contractor to recover increased costs on the project. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382622/Ichthys-contractor-in-costs-increase Thu, 06 Nov 2014 01:30:33 +0000 live Emerson bags Shah Deniz 2 award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382606/Emerson-bags-Shah-Deniz-2-award UK supermajor BP has awarded a contract to Texas-based Emerson Process Management to handle automation for the Shah Deniz stage 2 devlopment project in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382606/Emerson-bags-Shah-Deniz-2-award Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:54:06 +0000 live Knarr FPSO 'heading for field' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382476/Knarr-FPSO-heading-for-field The newbuild floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Knarr field off Norway is reported to have departed Aibel’s yard at Haugesund after start-up of the project was further delayed by a fire onboard. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382476/Knarr-FPSO-heading-for-field Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:30:40 +0000 live Cobalt eyes Cameia awards http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382463/Cobalt-eyes-Cameia-awards Cobalt International is targeting awards early next year of key contracts for major facilities for its Cameia field development project off Angola, where it has kicked off drilling of a new wildcat. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382463/Cobalt-eyes-Cameia-awards Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:47:38 +0000 live AWE wraps up BassGas sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382403/AWE-wraps-up-BassGas-sale Australia's AWE has wrapped up the A$85 million (US$74.2 million) sale of a 11.25% stake in the BassGas project, off south-east Australia, to India’s Hindustan Petroleum. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382403/AWE-wraps-up-BassGas-sale Tue, 04 Nov 2014 06:54:20 +0000 live Daewoo starts Ichthys turret installation http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382398/Daewoo-starts-Ichthys-turret-installation Japanese giant Inpex is a step closer to the completion of the floating production, storage and offloading vessel which will be moored at its Ichthys development off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382398/Daewoo-starts-Ichthys-turret-installation Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:04:30 +0000 live Santos hits GLNG milestone http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382394/Santos-hits-GLNG-milestone Australian operator Santos is a step closer to first gas at its Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project in Queensland following the completion of the first of three major gas processing hubs. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382394/Santos-hits-GLNG-milestone Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:24:09 +0000 live WorleyParsons lands $144.8m Ekofisk gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382393/WorleyParsons-lands-144.8m-Ekofisk-gig Australian contractor WorleyParsons has landed a A$167 million (US$144.8 million) contract on ConocoPhillips' capacity increase project on the Ekofisk complex in the Norwegian North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382393/WorleyParsons-lands-144.8m-Ekofisk-gig Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:59:57 +0000 live Skarv in 'oil output halt' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382355/Skarv-in-oil-output-halt BP is reported to have shut in oil production at its Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea due to a technical issue, with gas output also hit. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382355/Skarv-in-oil-output-halt Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:34:28 +0000 live 'Two fatalities' on Goliat project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382330/Two-fatalities-on-Goliat-project Two workers have lost their lives during construction work on the Goliat floating production and offloading vessel at South Korean yard Hyundai Heavy Industries, according to reports. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382330/Two-fatalities-on-Goliat-project Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:21:43 +0000 live Sverdrup bonanza for Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382317/Sverdrup-bonanza-for-Norway Statoil is targeting total investment of between Nkr170 billion and Nkr220 billion ($25 billion and $32.5 billion) on development of the giant Johan Sverdrup field off Norway over the project’s lifetime – and has promised a contracts feast for local contractors. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382317/Sverdrup-bonanza-for-Norway Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:55:34 +0000 live Duo gives go-ahead to UK's Glenlivet http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382111/Duo-gives-go-ahead-to-UKs-Glenlivet France’s Total and Denmark’s Dong Energy have agreed to go ahead with a proposed joint development of the Glenlivet and Edradour gas fields in the UK west of Shetlands region. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382111/Duo-gives-go-ahead-to-UKs-Glenlivet Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:08:58 +0000 live Akri-Bijeel go-ahead for MOL http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381898/Akri-Bijeel-go-ahead-for-MOL Kurdistan’s authorities have formally approved the development plan for the MOL-operated Akri-Bijeel field in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381898/Akri-Bijeel-go-ahead-for-MOL Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:50:33 +0000 live Tender for Ande Ande Lumut FPSO approved http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381885/Tender-for-Ande-Ande-Lumut-FPSO-approved Australian duo Santos and AWE have received approval to begin the tender process for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Ande Ande Lumut heavy oil project in Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381885/Tender-for-Ande-Ande-Lumut-FPSO-approved Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:29:06 +0000 live Maersk rig has legs for Det Norske http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381801/Maersk-rig-has-legs-for-Det-Norske Det Norske Oljeselskap is gearing up to kick off development drilling shortly on its Ivar Aasen field off Norway, with newbuild jack-up rig Maersk Interceptor set to arrive on location ahead of schedule in mid-December. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381801/Maersk-rig-has-legs-for-Det-Norske Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:01:00 +0000 live Singapore starts new LNG terminal hunt http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381792/Singapore-starts-new-LNG-terminal-hunt Singapore has started processing possible locations in the eastern part of the island for the proposed second liquefied natural gas terminal announced earlier this year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381792/Singapore-starts-new-LNG-terminal-hunt Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:25:03 +0000 live Court dispute over APLNG tenements http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381772/Court-dispute-over-APLNG-tenements Coalbed methane player Tri-Star Australia has launched legal action against the joint venture building the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas (APLNG) project. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381772/Court-dispute-over-APLNG-tenements Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:18:40 +0000 live Hess greenlights Stampede TLP http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381765/Hess-greenlights-Stampede-TLP US operator Hess said it has formally sanctioned the $6 billion Stampede tension-leg platform oil and gas development in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381765/Hess-greenlights-Stampede-TLP Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:58:36 +0000 live Chevron’s IDD project ‘faces two-year delay’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381704/Chevron’s-IDD-project-‘faces-two-year-delay’ Chevron’s monster Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) gas project looks set to see full operation delayed by up to two years, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381704/Chevron’s-IDD-project-‘faces-two-year-delay’ Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:12:30 +0000 live First gas at Chevron's Bibiyana expansion http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381674/First-gas-at-Chevrons-Bibiyana-expansion US supermajor Chevron has begun natural gas production at the $500 million Bibiyana expansion project onshore north-east Bangladesh. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381674/First-gas-at-Chevrons-Bibiyana-expansion Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:03:44 +0000 live Technip lands Kraken prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381667/Technip-lands-Kraken-prize French engineering company Technip has been awarded a large subsea contract on EnQuest's Kraken development in the UK North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381667/Technip-lands-Kraken-prize Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:04:54 +0000 live Scarborough partners agree on FLNG http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381649/Scarborough-partners-agree-on-FLNG US supermajor ExxonMobil is progressing with floating liquefied natural gas as the leading development concept for its Scarborough field off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381649/Scarborough-partners-agree-on-FLNG Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:49:34 +0000 live PGNiG buys Total Norwegian stakes http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381645/PGNiG-buys-Total-Norwegian-stakes Poland's PGNiG International has bought stakes in four field developments on the Norwegian continental shelf from French giant Total. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381645/PGNiG-buys-Total-Norwegian-stakes Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:51:58 +0000 live Wasit start-up ‘early next year’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381597/Wasit-start-up-‘early-next-year’ Saudi Aramco’s Wasit gas plant in Saudi Arabia could be set for partial start-up early next year, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381597/Wasit-start-up-‘early-next-year’ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:39:09 +0000 live Saipem lands $2bn awards http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381583/Saipem-lands-2bn-awards Italy’s Saipem has landed an engineering and construction contract from Saudi Aramco to expand its onshore production centres at the Khurais, Mazajili and Abu Jifan fields. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381583/Saipem-lands-2bn-awards Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:35:24 +0000 live Petronas award for Fluor-Technip http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381545/Petronas-award-for-Fluor-Technip A joint venture of France’s Technip and US engineering oufit Fluor has scored an engineering, procurement and fabrication management contract from Petronas for the Malaysian player’s Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381545/Petronas-award-for-Fluor-Technip Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:17:17 +0000 live Mubadala on track for first Manora oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381521/Mubadala-on-track-for-first-Manora-oil Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum has completed the first three development wells at is Manora oil project, off the coast of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381521/Mubadala-on-track-for-first-Manora-oil Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:37:59 +0000 live KrisEnergy dishes out Wassana contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381473/KrisEnergy-dishes-out-Wassana-contracts Singapore's KrisEnergy has selected the floater for its Wassana oil development in the Gulf of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381473/KrisEnergy-dishes-out-Wassana-contracts Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:34:35 +0000 live Butch 'still a goer' for Centrica http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381419/Butch-still-a-goer-for-Centrica Centrica is reported to be screening four possible development options for its Butch Main discovery off Norway, despite disappointing appraisal drilling results. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381419/Butch-still-a-goer-for-Centrica Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:13 +0000 live Petrobas finds Lontra gas pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381410/Petrobas-finds-Lontra-gas-pay Brazil’s Petrobras has discovered gas with its latest well in the deep-water post-salt of the Espirito Santo basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381410/Petrobas-finds-Lontra-gas-pay Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:39:21 +0000 live Statoil charts Hansteen spin-offs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381363/Statoil-charts-Hansteen-spin-offs Academic bodies to map economic ripple effects of Norwegian Sea field Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381363/Statoil-charts-Hansteen-spin-offs Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:17:44 +0000 live AusTex signs Oklahoma gas deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381198/AusTex-signs-Oklahoma-gas-deal Australia-listed AusTex has signed two gas-gathering contracts concerning Area Two and Area Three at the Snake River project in Oklahoma. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381198/AusTex-signs-Oklahoma-gas-deal Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:21:15 +0000 live Apache tips WA FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381195/Apache-tips-WA-FPSO The merits of a floating production, storage and offloading vessel are already being touted for Apache’s recent Phoenix South oil discovery off Western Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381195/Apache-tips-WA-FPSO Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:48:29 +0000 live Llog makes new US Gulf discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381172/Llog-makes-new-US-Gulf-discovery Privately held Llog Exploration has made another discovery at its Animal House-themed cluster of fields that will tie back to the Delta House semi-submersible production facility, which has been successfully installed in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381172/Llog-makes-new-US-Gulf-discovery Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:33:50 +0000 live FX hires Bilfinger for Tuchola development http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381095/FX-hires-Bilfinger-for-Tuchola-development US independent FX Energy has hired a local unit of Germany's Bilfinger Group to build a gas processing facility for its Tuchola conventional gas field in northern Poland. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381095/FX-hires-Bilfinger-for-Tuchola-development Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:06 +0000 live Petrolia inks Anticosti development deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381093/Petrolia-inks-Anticosti-development-deal A joint venture operated by French-Canadian junior Petrolia has signed an agreement with domestic utility Gaz Metro covering development of natural gas resources on Quebec’s Anticosti Island. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381093/Petrolia-inks-Anticosti-development-deal Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:55 +0000 live AusTex secures Snake River funding http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381007/AusTex-secures-Snake-River-funding US-focused AusTex Oil says it is now fully funded for the long-term development of its Snake River project in Northern Oklahoma after securing a $60 million term loan facility. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381007/AusTex-secures-Snake-River-funding Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:41:30 +0000 live Norway tax puts Arctic finds 'on ice' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380952/Norway-tax-puts-Arctic-finds-on-ice Norway’s fiscal regime for Arctic field projects compares unfavourably with that of other countries and tax incentives are needed to make oil and gas finds in the region commercially viable to develop, according to a leading research firm. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380952/Norway-tax-puts-Arctic-finds-on-ice Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:17:30 +0000 live McDermott bags new Bukit Tua gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380763/McDermott-bags-new-Bukit-Tua-gig Engineering outfit McDermott International has won a contract for transportation, installation and pre-commissioning for the Petronas-operated Bukit Tua development project off Indonesia. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380763/McDermott-bags-new-Bukit-Tua-gig Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:01:22 +0000 live Baker Hughes gets Bentley seat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380621/Baker-Hughes-gets-Bentley-seat Baker Hughes has signed a memorandum of understanding with Xcite Energy to provide oilfield services for the British operator’s Bentley field in the UK North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380621/Baker-Hughes-gets-Bentley-seat Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:39:19 +0000 live Chevron 'investment nod' for Bangka http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380560/Chevron-investment-nod-for-Bangka Chevron is reported to have made a final investment decision on the first phase of the multi-billion dollar Integrated Deepwater Development (IDD) project off Indonesia, scotching fears the US major may walk away from the scheme due to cost overruns. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380560/Chevron-investment-nod-for-Bangka Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:19:17 +0000 live Shewashan commercial for Kurdistan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380530/Shewashan-commercial-for-Kurdistan Iraqi Kurdistan has a new potential field development on its hands after Gas Plus Khalakan (GPK) declared commerciality on its Shewashan-1 light oil discovery. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380530/Shewashan-commercial-for-Kurdistan Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:13:42 +0000 live Adma-Opco starts Umm al-Lulu flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380518/Adma-Opco-starts-Umm-al-Lulu-flows Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) has this month brought the Umm al-Lulu offshore field online. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380518/Adma-Opco-starts-Umm-al-Lulu-flows Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:41:01 +0000 live FMC nets Total West of Shetlands work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380431/FMC-nets-Total-West-of-Shetlands-work FMC Technologies has landed a contract from French supermajor Total to supply subsea systems for a pair of its fields off the UK. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380431/FMC-nets-Total-West-of-Shetlands-work Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:56:43 +0000 live Wood captures CCS FEED deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380258/Wood-captures-CCS-FEED-deal UK contractor Wood Group has landed the front-end engineering and design contract from Shell for the carbon capture and storage plant at Peterhead in Scotland. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380258/Wood-captures-CCS-FEED-deal Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:26:30 +0000 live Drilling starts at Xena http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380245/Drilling-starts-at-Xena Australia's Woodside Petroleum has started drilling on the Xena field, off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380245/Drilling-starts-at-Xena Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:00:53 +0000 live Heerema wins Culzean jacket http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380193/Heerema-wins-Culzean-jacket Dutch contractor Heerema has emerged as the winner of a closely fought contest for a wellhead platform jacket construction contract on Maersk Oil’s Culzean gas field off the UK after securing the award from the Danish operator. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380193/Heerema-wins-Culzean-jacket Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:40:31 +0000 live Expro lands $50m Ichthys deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380183/Expro-lands-50m-Ichthys-deal UK services player Expro has scooped a contract worth over $50 million to work on Inpex’s huge Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380183/Expro-lands-50m-Ichthys-deal Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:08:46 +0000 live LOI deadline for Madura floater extended http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380167/LOI-deadline-for-Madura-floater-extended The Indonesian joint venture of Malaysian floater specialist Bumi Armada has agreed to extend the deadline for the execution of the letter of intent for it to supply a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for Husky Energy's Madura BD field development, off Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380167/LOI-deadline-for-Madura-floater-extended Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:12:21 +0000 live Petrobras starts up Mangaratiba FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380166/Petrobras-starts-up-Mangaratiba-FPSO Brazilian state player Petrobras has started up the floating production, storage and offloading unit on Block BM-S-11 in the Iracema South area of Brazil's Santos basin pre-salt province. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380166/Petrobras-starts-up-Mangaratiba-FPSO Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:24:50 +0000 live Statoil in Snorre 2040 award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380058/Statoil-in-Snorre-2040-award Statoil has signalled it intends to move forward with the commercially challenged Snorre 2040 increased recovery project off Norway with the award of a key contract for a proposed new platform to Wood Group Mustang. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380058/Statoil-in-Snorre-2040-award Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:18:47 +0000 live Santos feeds first gas into GLNG pipeline http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380047/Santos-feeds-first-gas-into-GLNG-pipeline Australian operator Santos has fed first gas into the transmission pipeline for its Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project in Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380047/Santos-feeds-first-gas-into-GLNG-pipeline Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:20:54 +0000 live Det Norske gets Alvheim nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379995/Det-Norske-gets-Alvheim-nod Det Norske Oljeselskap has been granted consent by Norway’s safety agency to take over operatorship of a trio of producing fields acquired in its purchase of Marathon Oil’s assets off the country, as well as the under-development Boyla field. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379995/Det-Norske-gets-Alvheim-nod Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:59:56 +0000 live COOEC confirms PTTEP Myanmar award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379931/COOEC-confirms-PTTEP-Myanmar-award China’s Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC) has confirmed the award of the contract to build four wellhead platforms for the Zawtika 1B gas field development off Myanmar. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379931/COOEC-confirms-PTTEP-Myanmar-award Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:00:05 +0000 live Clontarf shores up Ghana resolution http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379923/Clontarf-shores-up-Ghana-resolution London-listed Clontarf Energy has reached a resolution with the Ghanaian authorities for a petroleum agreement in the Tano area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379923/Clontarf-shores-up-Ghana-resolution Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:01:01 +0000 live