www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Seaway finishes Pemex jobs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1390195/seaway-finishes-pemex-jobs Seaway Heavy Lifting has completed a project off Mexico that has seen it install numerous topsides and a jacket ultimately for state player Pemex. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1390195/seaway-finishes-pemex-jobs Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:46:13 +0000 live Premier postpones Vette plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1390164/premier-postpones-vette-plan Premier Oil has decided to postpone submission of a development plan for its Vette (ex-Bream) field off Norway as it seeks to capture the benefit of lower contracting costs amid a market slump. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1390164/premier-postpones-vette-plan Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:49:54 +0000 live Noble in 'Aphrodite talks' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389923/noble-in-aphrodite-talks US independent Noble Energy is reported to have started talks with the Cyprus government on a possible development of its Aphrodite gas discovery off the Mediterranean island state. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389923/noble-in-aphrodite-talks Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:40:22 +0000 live Shell inks $11bn Iraq petrochems deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389874/shell-inks-usd-11bn-iraq-petrochems-deal Shell has signed a deal with Iraq’s government that paves the way for development of an $11-billion petrochemicals plant in the major Middle East producer. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389874/shell-inks-usd-11bn-iraq-petrochems-deal Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:02:51 +0000 live Medco signs Aceh gas deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389865/medco-signs-aceh-gas-deal Indonesian independent Medco Energi has signed a gas sales agreement with a value of $2 billion to underpin the development of its fields in the onshore Block A in the region of Aceh in Sumatra. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389865/medco-signs-aceh-gas-deal Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:35:30 +0000 live Yinson to supply Eni FPSO off Ghana http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389866/yinson-to-supply-eni-fpso-off-ghana Malaysia's Yinson Holdings has landed a contract from Eni to supply the Italian giant with a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for its Offshore Cape Three Points deep-water project, off Ghana. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389866/yinson-to-supply-eni-fpso-off-ghana Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:34:45 +0000 live Aramco reviewing development projects http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389784/aramco-reviewing-development-projects Saudi Arabian state company Saudi Aramco plans to review its oil and gas development projects, slowing down some and renegotiating some contracts in response to falling oil prices. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389784/aramco-reviewing-development-projects Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:04:05 +0000 live Eni sanctions Offshore Cape Three Points http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389804/eni-sanctions-offshore-cape-three-points Italy’s Eni has sanctioned the Offshore Cape Three Points oil and gas deep-water project off Ghana to develop the Sankofa and Nye Gyame discoveries. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389804/eni-sanctions-offshore-cape-three-points Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:11:26 +0000 live Technip wins Gulf of Mexico contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389754/technip-wins-gulf-of-mexico-contracts French engineering company Technip has landed two subsea contracts in the Gulf of Mexico from US independent Stone Energy. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389754/technip-wins-gulf-of-mexico-contracts Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:54:48 +0000 live Premier in Vette costs rethink http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389450/premier-in-vette-costs-rethink Premier Oil has decided to delay a final investment decision on its $1.5 billion Vette (formerly Bream) field off Norway to the third quarter as the oil price plunge has forced it to reconsider the budget and operational costs for the project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389450/premier-in-vette-costs-rethink Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:12:31 +0000 live Afcons completes HRD process platform http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389252/afcons-completes-hrd-process-platform India’s Afcons Infrastructure has executed the float-over installation of the Heera redevelopment (HRD) process platform for state player Oil and Natural Gas Corporation off the country’s west coast. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389252/afcons-completes-hrd-process-platform Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:59:52 +0000 live Kick-off for Ivar Aasen drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389240/kick-off-for-ivar-aasen-drilling Det Norske Oljeselskap has launched development drilling work at its Ivar Aasen field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389240/kick-off-for-ivar-aasen-drilling Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:19:26 +0000 live Goliat floater 'nears sailaway' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389172/goliat-floater-nears-sailaway Eni’s floater for the Goliat oilfield off Norway is reportedly set for delayed sailaway next month from South Korean yard Hyundai Heavy Industries. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389172/goliat-floater-nears-sailaway Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:38:25 +0000 live Aker bags Sverdrup prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389155/aker-bags-sverdrup-prize Aker Solutions has been awarded a Nkr4.5 billion ($587 million) contract by Statoil to provide detail engineering on the giant Johan Sverdrup field development off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389155/aker-bags-sverdrup-prize Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:08:48 +0000 live Oceaneering wins Stampede gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389142/oceaneering-wins-stampede-gig Marine specialist Oceaneering International said it has won a contract from New York-based Hess to supply umbilicals and associated distribution hardware for the Stampede project in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389142/oceaneering-wins-stampede-gig Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:23:54 +0000 live Petrofac wins $4bn Kuwait EPC deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389063/petrofac-wins-usd-4bn-kuwait-epc-deal Petrofac and its Greek consortium partner have won a $4 billion heavy oil field development deal from Kuwait Oil Company. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389063/petrofac-wins-usd-4bn-kuwait-epc-deal Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:36:23 +0000 live ExxonMobil starts up Arkutun Dagi http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389023/exxonmobil-starts-up-arkutun-dagi US supermajor ExxonMobil has begun production at Arkutun-Dagi, the last of three fields it has developed at Sakhalin 1 in Russia’s Far East. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1389023/exxonmobil-starts-up-arkutun-dagi Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:22:13 +0000 live Boyla cooking for Det Norske http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388998/boyla-cooking-for-det-norske Det Norske has launched production from a first well at its Boyla field off Norway to make it the fourth producing field in the operator’s Alvheim area in the North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388998/boyla-cooking-for-det-norske Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:54:38 +0000 live First oil at Anadarko's Lucius field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388997/first-oil-at-anadarkos-lucius-field Texas-based independent Anadarko Petroleum has produced its first oil at the Lucius development in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388997/first-oil-at-anadarkos-lucius-field Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:44:20 +0000 live Barents fields spell 'financial disaster' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388995/barents-fields-spell-financial-disaster A high-profile Norwegian investor has reportedly dubbed possible future field investments in the Barents Sea a “financial disaster” ahead of the delayed launch of a planned licensing round to offer exploration acreage in the Arctic region. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388995/barents-fields-spell-financial-disaster Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:09:51 +0000 live PNG LNG partners eyeing expansion http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388973/png-lng-partners-eyeing-expansion A memorandum of understanding signed between ExxonMobil with the government of Papua New Guinea also includes provisions to build a third train at the PNG liquefied natural gas project. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388973/png-lng-partners-eyeing-expansion Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:50:52 +0000 live Det Norske to tap Alvheim pair http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388904/det-norske-to-tap-alvheim-pair Det Norske has decided to move forward with the Nkr1.8 billion ($236.4 million) development of minor satellite discoveries Viper and Kobra as a subsea tieback to its Alvheim field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388904/det-norske-to-tap-alvheim-pair Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:53:23 +0000 live Lifeboat 'adrift' in rig incident http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388814/lifeboat-adrift-in-rig-incident Norway’s safety agency has launched an investigation into an incident on drilling rig Maersk Giant in which a lifeboat started drifting out to sea after being unintentionally lowered during testing off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388814/lifeboat-adrift-in-rig-incident Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:55:33 +0000 live GE, McDermott in consultancy JV http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388658/ge-mcdermott-in-consultancy-jv Contractor McDermott International and engineering giant GE Oil & Gas have set up a joint-venture consultancy aimed at transforming the planning of offshore field developments. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388658/ge-mcdermott-in-consultancy-jv Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:03:02 +0000 live Total fires up West Franklin 2 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388783/total-fires-up-west-franklin-2 French oil major Total has begun gas and condensate production at its West Franklin phase two development in the UK North Sea’s Central Graben area. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388783/total-fires-up-west-franklin-2 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:58:28 +0000 live Enbridge bags Stampede gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388639/enbridge-bags-stampede-gig Canada's Enbridge has been contracted to build an 18-inch-diameter crude pipeline connecting the Hess-operated Stampede development in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico to an existing third-party system. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388639/enbridge-bags-stampede-gig Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:19:49 +0000 live Shell, Qatar axe Al Karaana project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388616/shell-qatar-axe-al-karaana-project Shell and Qatar Petroleum have quashed a proposed petrochemicals project in the Middle East after it was deemed too costly to pursue. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388616/shell-qatar-axe-al-karaana-project Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:16:37 +0000 live Lundin 'pulls out' of Castberg pipe talks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388615/lundin-pulls-out-of-castberg-pipe-talks Lundin Petroleum is reported to have pulled out of talks with Statoil on possible joint utilisation of a proposed pipeline and oil terminal for the Johan Castberg field, hitting prospects of realising the stalled Barents Sea project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388615/lundin-pulls-out-of-castberg-pipe-talks Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:46:54 +0000 live OSM to operate Mariner FSU http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388614/osm-to-operate-mariner-fsu Norway’s Statoil has hired compatriot OSM Offshore to operate its Mariner floating storage unit in the UK North Sea under a five-year deal. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388614/osm-to-operate-mariner-fsu Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:41:09 +0000 live Costs balloon for Maria http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388588/costs-balloon-for-maria The cost of developing Wintershall’s Maria field in the Norwegian Sea has ballooned by nearly 50% compared with an original estimate, but the German operator is still intent on filing a development plan later this year despite falling oil prices. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388588/costs-balloon-for-maria Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:30:06 +0000 live Gas2Grid looks to firm up Malolos plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388577/gas2grid-looks-to-firm-up-malolos-plans Australia's Gas2Grid has started a technical programme at the Malolos oilfield on service contract 44, onshore Cebu in the Philippines. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388577/gas2grid-looks-to-firm-up-malolos-plans Wed, 14 Jan 2015 02:28:08 +0000 live Huldra finds new home http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388534/huldra-finds-new-home Statoil has apparently found a buyer for its disused Huldra platform off Norway that was earlier advertised for sale. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388534/huldra-finds-new-home Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:24:31 +0000 live Norway 'to hit brakes' in 2015 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388525/norway-to-hit-brakes-in-2015 Norway is set for an exploration slowdown this year after a lacklustre find rate in 2014, while field development spending is also set for a significant drop due to low oil prices that have hit prospective investment returns, according to Wood Mackenzie. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388525/norway-to-hit-brakes-in-2015 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:34:23 +0000 live Field projects 'in the balance' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388484/field-projects-in-the-balance New field development projects worth as much as $150 billion are at risk of sanction delay this year due to falling oil prices, according to research firm Rystad Energy Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388484/field-projects-in-the-balance Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:34:53 +0000 live Aramco pre-qualifies Fadhili plant players http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1388473.ece Saudi Aramco has pre-qualified nine European and Far Eastern contractors to compete for construction of a gas plant at Fadhili. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1388473.ece Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:48:05 +0000 live 'Talks resume' for Maria solution http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1388474.ece Wintershall is reported to be back at the negotiating table with Statoil and other licensees to find a development solution for its Maria field in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1388474.ece Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:47:57 +0000 live Ezra lands Libra turret work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388402/Ezra-lands-Libra-turret-work Singapore's Ezra Holdings has won an engineering and fabrication contract from compatriot Semcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard to supply an external turret mooring system for a floating production, storage and offloading vessel destined for Petrobras' Libra field off Brazil. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388402/Ezra-lands-Libra-turret-work Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:18:51 +0000 live New lease on life for Norne http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388306/New-lease-on-life-for-Norne Statoil is looking to boost recovery and extend the lifetime of its Norne field off Norway by carrying out in-situ modifications to the field’s floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388306/New-lease-on-life-for-Norne Fri, 09 Jan 2015 09:00:45 +0000 live Ezra lands Julimar gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388292/Ezra-lands-Julimar-gig US independent Apache Energy has signed on Singapore's Ezra Holdings to carry out a subsea contract at its Julimar development project off the coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388292/Ezra-lands-Julimar-gig Fri, 09 Jan 2015 03:21:16 +0000 live Valhall nod for BP http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388096/Valhall-nod-for-BP BP has been granted a lifetime extension by Norway’s safety agency for a pair of facilities at its veteran Valhall field in the southern North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1388096/Valhall-nod-for-BP Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:13:46 +0000 live Total in flare-out at Ofon http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387975/Total-in-flare-out-at-Ofon French giant Total has stopped flaring gas at its Ofon field, off Nigeria, and will instead monetise the resource through the liquefied natural gas market. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387975/Total-in-flare-out-at-Ofon Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:22:02 +0000 live Lundin to cut 2015 spending http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387973/Lundin-to-cut-2015-spending Sweden's Lundin Petroleum is slashing its capital expenditure this year by 31%, with the majority of spending to be focused on development projects. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387973/Lundin-to-cut-2015-spending Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:57:45 +0000 live 'Third death' on Goliat floater http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387922/Third-death-on-Goliat-floater The giant floater for Eni’s Goliat field off Norway has finally hit the water at Hyundai Heavy Industries but the milestone has reportedly been marred by a further fatality during fabrication work at the South Korean yard. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387922/Third-death-on-Goliat-floater Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:54:19 +0000 live SacOil starts Lagia field development http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387858/SacOil-starts-Lagia-field-development South Africa’s SacOil has kicked off the first phase of development at the recently-purchased Lagia oilfield on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387858/SacOil-starts-Lagia-field-development Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:47:09 +0000 live Tui partners get reserves boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387849/Tui-partners-get-reserves-boost The partners in New Zealand's offshore Tui area fields have received a boost to reserves following a review by New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) and Pan Pacific Petroleum. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387849/Tui-partners-get-reserves-boost Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:19:15 +0000 live Eni sees first output at Nene Marine http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387818/Eni-sees-first-output-at-Nene-Marine Italy’s Eni has begun early production at its Nene Marine shallow-water oilfield off Congo-Brazzaville. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387818/Eni-sees-first-output-at-Nene-Marine Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:47:31 +0000 live ConocoPhillips launches Eldfisk 2 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387809/ConocoPhillips-launches-Eldfisk-2 ConocoPhillips has launched oil production from its Eldfisk 2 platform off Norway as part of its Greater Ekofisk Area redevelopment project to extend the lifetime of the veteran North Sea field by another 40 years. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387809/ConocoPhillips-launches-Eldfisk-2 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:14:36 +0000 live Dyna-Mac lands $67m FPSO work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387781/Dyna-Mac-lands-67m-FPSO-work Singapore-based fabricator Dyna-Mac has secured a contract to build 10 topsides modules and one flare tower for a floating production, storage and offloading vessel bound for Premier Oil in the UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387781/Dyna-Mac-lands-67m-FPSO-work Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:25:01 +0000 live KBR signs on for Magnolia LNG http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387771/KBR-signs-on-for-Magnolia-LNG Australia's Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNG Ltd) has signed a technical services agreement with engineering giant KBR for its Magnolia LNG development in the US, with the latter also set to work with SK E&C on the engineering, procurement and construction contract. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387771/KBR-signs-on-for-Magnolia-LNG Mon, 05 Jan 2015 02:30:21 +0000 live Valemon online for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387769/Valemon-online-for-Statoil Statoil has overcome weather-related delays to bring on stream its Valemon gas and condensate field off Norway on schedule. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387769/Valemon-online-for-Statoil Sun, 04 Jan 2015 09:41:24 +0000 live Fastnet lets Morocco option go http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387739/Fastnet-lets-Morocco-option-go Fastnet Oil & Gas has ditched its option to take up a large stake in an onshore Morocco licence after poor market conditions hampered efforts to secure a farm-in partner. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387739/Fastnet-lets-Morocco-option-go Fri, 02 Jan 2015 08:37:17 +0000 live BP starts up UK's Kinnoull http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387679/BP-starts-up-UKs-Kinnoull UK supermajor BP has started production at the Kinnoull oil and gas field in the central UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387679/BP-starts-up-UKs-Kinnoull Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:43:03 +0000 live Valemon suffers 'weather delay' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387671/Valemon-suffers-weather-delay Statoil has been forced to postpone scheduled start-up this month of its Valemon field off Norway due to weather-related issues, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387671/Valemon-suffers-weather-delay Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:39:56 +0000 live Petrobras submits DoC for Iara http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387667/Petrobras-submits-DoC-for-Iara Brazilian giant Petrobras has declared the Iara area in Brazil's offshore Santos basin commercial. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387667/Petrobras-submits-DoC-for-Iara Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:48:53 +0000 live L&T bags Vasai East contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387663/LT-bags-Vasai-East-contract Indian engineering company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has landed an offshore contract on the Vasai East project, on India's west coast, from state-run Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387663/LT-bags-Vasai-East-contract Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:11:58 +0000 live Approval for Kris Energy's Lengo field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387547/Approval-for-Kris-Energys-Lengo-field Singapore’s Kris Energy has gained governmental approval for its plans to develop the Lengo shallow-water gas field off East Java, Indonesia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387547/Approval-for-Kris-Energys-Lengo-field Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:37:04 +0000 live Brynhild online for Lundin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387544/Brynhild-online-for-Lundin Lundin Petroleum has finally brought on stream the Brynhild field off Norway after a delay of more than a year largely due to modifications to its floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387544/Brynhild-online-for-Lundin Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:17:26 +0000 live BG loads first QCLNG cargo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387543/BG-loads-first-QCLNG-cargo UK giant BG Group has fired up the first train at its Queensland Curtis liquefied natural gas (QCLNG) project and has begun loading its first LNG cargo from the Australian project. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387543/BG-loads-first-QCLNG-cargo Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:53:29 +0000 live Petrobras to start early output at Buzios http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387520/Petrobras-to-start-early-output-at-Buzios Brazilian regulators have authorised state-owned Petrobras to start an early production system at a well in the giant Buzios field in the pre-salt Santos basin. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387520/Petrobras-to-start-early-output-at-Buzios Fri, 26 Dec 2014 20:53:49 +0000 live ‘Arbitration mulled’ in Leviathan stand-off http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387515/‘Arbitration-mulled’-in-Leviathan-stand-off The Leviathan gas field partnership that includes Noble Energy “will not accept” an attempt by Israel’s Antitrust Authority to break up the group’s perceived stranglehold over the nation’s gas reserves, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387515/‘Arbitration-mulled’-in-Leviathan-stand-off Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:10:37 +0000 live Israel moves threaten Noble Leviathan plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387482/Israel-moves-threaten-Noble-Leviathan-plans Recent moves by Israel to potentially break up the "cartel" controlling the Leviathan offshore gas field could scuttle development of one of the largest gas discoveries in a decade, operator Noble Energy said. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387482/Israel-moves-threaten-Noble-Leviathan-plans Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:30:28 +0000 live THHE awards Layang turret job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387458/THHE-awards-Layang-turret-job Two UK companies have scooped a contract to supply the external turret system for a floating production, storage and offloading unit set to work for Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Has off Malaysia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387458/THHE-awards-Layang-turret-job Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:50:44 +0000 live Hess signs deal for Equus gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387430/Hess-signs-deal-for-Equus-gas US independent Hess has signed a letter of intent which could see gas from its Equus fields, off Western Australia, liquefied by the Woodside Petroleum-led North West Shelf (NWS) joint venture. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387430/Hess-signs-deal-for-Equus-gas Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:59:04 +0000 live Israel could revoke Leviathan licence http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387420/Israel-could-revoke-Leviathan-licence Israel's antitrust authority said it may revoke an arrangement permitting an Israeli and a US company to develop Israel's largest natural gas field by branding them a cartel. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387420/Israel-could-revoke-Leviathan-licence Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:40:03 +0000 live FMC wins $393m East Hub prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387176/FMC-wins-393m-East-Hub-prize Houston’s FMC Technologies has landed a $393 million contract from Italian oil major Eni to provide subsea systems for the Italian oil major’s East Hub project off Angola. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387176/FMC-wins-393m-East-Hub-prize Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:56:59 +0000 live Life extension for Oseberg satellite http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387077/Life-extension-for-Oseberg-satellite Statoil has been granted consent by Norway’s safety agency to use subsea infrastructure at the Oseberg West Flank field in the North Sea beyond its intended lifetime. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387077/Life-extension-for-Oseberg-satellite Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:20:41 +0000 live Maria in resource leap http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386940/Maria-in-resource-leap Wintershall has increased its recoverable resource estimate for its Maria field in the Norwegian Sea by nearly a third based on the results of technical studies and modeling work. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386940/Maria-in-resource-leap Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:00:42 +0000 live Knarr field start-up 'delayed' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386929/Knarr-field-start-up-delayed Start-up of BG Group’s Knarr field off Norway has apparently been further delayed into 2015 as commissioning of a newbuild floating production, storage and offloading vessel has been hit by weather issues. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386929/Knarr-field-start-up-delayed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:45:42 +0000 live GSPC in Deen Dayal price setback http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386921/GSPC-in-Deen-Dayal-price-setback India's Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has rejected Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation's (GSPC's) demand for a higher gas price for the envisaged gas production from its Deen Dayal West (DDW) offshore gas field, in the Krishna Godavari basin. (Nishant Ugal) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386921/GSPC-in-Deen-Dayal-price-setback Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:48:11 +0000 live FMC wins $268m Agbami deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386852/FMC-wins-268m-Agbami-deal Houston’s FMC Technologies has landed a $268 million subsea systems contract from Chevron for the US supermajor’s Agbami deep-water oilfield off Nigeria. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386852/FMC-wins-268m-Agbami-deal Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:16 +0000 live Rumaila partners in output drive http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386850/Rumaila-partners-in-output-drive The BP-led partnership developing Iraq’s giant Rumaila oilfield is set to invest $1.7 billion next year in their drive to increase production by 50% at the project to 2.1 million barrels per day by 2020. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386850/Rumaila-partners-in-output-drive Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:01:52 +0000 live State to step into Maria dispute http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386837/State-to-step-into-Maria-dispute Wintershall has called on the government to intervene amid an apparent impasse in complicated talks with Statoil and other licensees for a three-way tie-back of its Maria field in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386837/State-to-step-into-Maria-dispute Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:21:07 +0000 live Technip wins ONGC terminal contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386819/Technip-wins-ONGC-terminal-contract French engineering company Technip has been awarded a contract to build an onshore oil and gas terminal at Odalarevu in Andhra Pradesh, India. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386819/Technip-wins-ONGC-terminal-contract Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:42:04 +0000 live ExxonMobil spins Turrum bit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386815/ExxonMobil-spins-Turrum-bit US giant ExxonMobil has kicked off its development drilling programme at the Turrum field in the Bass Strait, off the south-east coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386815/ExxonMobil-spins-Turrum-bit Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:38:30 +0000 live Drillsearch restarts Flax output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386807/Drillsearch-restarts-Flax-output Australia-listed Drillsearch Energy has restarted production from the Flax facility in PRL 14 in the South Australia Cooper basin, the company’s first operated production project. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386807/Drillsearch-restarts-Flax-output Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:25:40 +0000 live Statoil files fast-track field plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386787/Statoil-files-fast-track-field-plan Statoil has submitted a development plan to the authorities for a further fast-track project – but has still to mature further schemes under the successful programme. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386787/Statoil-files-fast-track-field-plan Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:39:54 +0000 live SeverEnergia fires up Urengoyskoye http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386779/SeverEnergia-fires-up-Urengoyskoye The SeverEnergia joint venture of Russian independent Novatek and state player Gazprom Neft has launched the second stage of the Urengoyskoye field in West Siberia including the second train of the gas condensate de-ethanisation unit. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386779/SeverEnergia-fires-up-Urengoyskoye Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:50:31 +0000 live Lekoil speeds up Otakikpo plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386751/Lekoil-speeds-up-Otakikpo-plan Lekoil is poised to bring a marginal field off Nigeria online months ahead of schedule after it won well re-entry approval from authorities. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386751/Lekoil-speeds-up-Otakikpo-plan Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:42:50 +0000 live Cooper adds Gippsland stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386730/Cooper-adds-Gippsland-stake Australia's Cooper Energy has added to its resource base by taking a 50% stake in the Sole gas field and Orbost gas plant in Victoria from compatriot Santos for A$27.5 million (US$22.6 million). bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386730/Cooper-adds-Gippsland-stake Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:14:09 +0000 live Woodside delays Browse FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386729/Woodside-delays-Browse-FEED Australia's Woodside Petroleum has pushed back the schedule for its Browse floating liquefied natural gas project, off Western Australia, as it looks to take advantage of changing market conditions to lower costs. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386729/Woodside-delays-Browse-FEED Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:41:11 +0000 live Statoil gains Sleipner A nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386687/Statoil-gains-Sleipner-A-nod Statoil has gained consent from Norway’s safety agency to carry out modifications to its Sleipner A platform to receive gas output from the under-development Gina Krog field off the country. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386687/Statoil-gains-Sleipner-A-nod Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:19:45 +0000 live Aker in Aasgard module deliveries http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386670/Aker-in-Aasgard-module-deliveries Aker Solutions is set to start deliveries of modules for Statoil’s Aasgard subsea gas compression facility off Norway, paving the way for start-up of the ground-breaking project early next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386670/Aker-in-Aasgard-module-deliveries Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:43:09 +0000 live Maire Tecnimont lands $2.25bn Adco work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386668/Maire-Tecnimont-lands-2.25bn-Adco-work Italy’s Maire Tecnimont has gained a $2.25 billion engineering procurement and construction contract from Abu Dhabi’s Adco to provide the surface facilities for Al Dabbiya phase three. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386668/Maire-Tecnimont-lands-2.25bn-Adco-work Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:40:23 +0000 live Husky in second Liwan start-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386665/Husky-in-second-Liwan-start-up Husky Energy has brought on stream the Liuhua 34-2 gas field in the South China Sea, marking the second field start-up at the Liwan gas project this year for the Canadian operator. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386665/Husky-in-second-Liwan-start-up Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:02:04 +0000 live Aker scores Mariner work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386652/Aker-scores-Mariner-work Norway’s Aker Solutions has won a £120 million (US$188 million) contract to provide engineering, construction and commissioning services for the Mariner oilfield development in the UK North Sea. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386652/Aker-scores-Mariner-work Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:41:27 +0000 live Otto sells Galoc interest http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386527/Otto-sells-Galoc-interest Otto Energy has accepted a superior offer of US$108 million by Nido Petroleum for its 33% interest in the producing Galoc oilfield offshore the Philippines. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386527/Otto-sells-Galoc-interest Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:58:47 +0000 live Norway green fields 'at risk' from price drop http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386490/Norway-green-fields-at-risk-from-price-drop Norway’s central bank has warned that more greenfield development projects could be delayed or cancelled as oil companies slash investments due to falling oil prices. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386490/Norway-green-fields-at-risk-from-price-drop Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:43:09 +0000 live 'Hey Puesto' for President http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386326/Hey-Puesto-for-President President Energy intends to ratchet up development work on its Puesto Guardian concession onshore Argentina after a reserves boost that has significantly lifted the value of resources. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386326/Hey-Puesto-for-President Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:18:25 +0000 live Urengoyskoye field hits full capacity http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386320/Urengoyskoye-field-hits-full-capacity SeverEnergia’s Urengoyskoye gas and condensate field in West Siberia is back up to full output capacity following the outbreak of a fire earlier this year, according to Russian independent Novatek. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386320/Urengoyskoye-field-hits-full-capacity Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:30:32 +0000 live Shell hires SNC-Lavalin at Pearl GTL http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386287/Shell-hires-SNC-Lavalin-at-Pearl-GTL Shell has awarded a multi-million dollar engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) contract to SNC-Lavalin Group’s Qatar Kentz venture at the gas-to-liquids project Pearl GTL in Qatar. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386287/Shell-hires-SNC-Lavalin-at-Pearl-GTL Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:34:42 +0000 live BP ‘to splash $12bn in Egypt’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386202/BP-‘to-splash-12bn-in-Egypt’ BP is set to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt’s oil and gas industry in the next five years, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386202/BP-‘to-splash-12bn-in-Egypt’ Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:05:09 +0000 live Jumbo nets Wheatstone job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386188/Jumbo-nets-Wheatstone-job Dutch contractor Jumbo has landed a deal from Technip to install a series of subsea structures on Chevron’s Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project off Western Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386188/Jumbo-nets-Wheatstone-job Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:07:11 +0000 live BP in Norway project 'rethink' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386171/BP-in-Norway-project-rethink BP is reviewing future plans for its ageing fields off Norway and may be forced to shut down some of them prematurely as plunging oil prices and high costs make continued exploitation of their resources uneconomic, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386171/BP-in-Norway-project-rethink Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:54:33 +0000 live Soco eyes TGT recovery boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386140/Soco-eyes-TGT-recovery-boost The operating company behind the producing Te Giac Trang field (TGT) off Vietnam is looking at a possible processing capacity boost to lift recovery after positive results from a reserves assessment, according to partner Soco International. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386140/Soco-eyes-TGT-recovery-boost Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:14:04 +0000 live CNOOC Ltd starts up Kinosis 1A http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386033/CNOOC-Ltd-starts-up-Kinosis-1A CNOOC Ltd's Nexen ULC arm has begun producing bitumen at the Kinosis 1A steam-assisted gravity drainage project in Alberta, Canada. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386033/CNOOC-Ltd-starts-up-Kinosis-1A Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:41:29 +0000 live Oilex gets Bhandut sales nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385887/Oilex-gets-Bhandut-sales-nod Australia's Oilex has gained governmental approval to turn on the taps at its Bhandut-3 gas well onshore western India. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385887/Oilex-gets-Bhandut-sales-nod Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:06:28 +0000 live Madura floater contract pushed back again http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385863/Madura-floater-contract-pushed-back-again The deadline to finalise the contract for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel for Husky Energy’s Madura BD field development off Indonesia has been pushed back yet again. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385863/Madura-floater-contract-pushed-back-again Fri, 05 Dec 2014 04:50:09 +0000 live Saipem says South Stream contract 'suspended' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385838/Saipem-says-South-Stream-contract-suspended Italian services company Saipem said it has received a notice to suspend marine activities for Gazprom's multi-billion dollar South Stream pipeline project, which Russian President Vladimir Putin suddenly nixed this week due to resistance from Europe. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385838/Saipem-says-South-Stream-contract-suspended Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:28:01 +0000 live Norway investment 'to shrink by 14%' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385769/Norway-investment-to-shrink-by-14 Norway’s oil and gas sector is set to see investment shrink by almost 14% next year as operators cut spending on both existing fields and on new developments, according to the latest official estimates. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385769/Norway-investment-to-shrink-by-14 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:04:06 +0000 live Gorgon on track for first gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385583/Gorgon-on-track-for-first-gas Chevron’s Gorgon liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia remains on track to start-up mid-next year but one investment bank is predicting first sales will not take place until later in the year. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385583/Gorgon-on-track-for-first-gas Thu, 04 Dec 2014 04:40:16 +0000 live