www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Industry 'should look to skies' for ideas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374528/Industry-should-look-to-skies-for-ideas The oil industry is far behind other industries when it comes to standardisation practices, but it can learn from the aircraft sector in an effort to chop costs. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374528/Industry-should-look-to-skies-for-ideas Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:13:51 +0000 live CCS 'needs rapid ramp-up' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374500/CCS-needs-rapid-ramp-up Demonstration and development of carbon capture and storage technology will need to be rapidly ramped up for the strategy to have a meaningful impact on carbon emission reduction targets, Shell’s CCS leader has said. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374500/CCS-needs-rapid-ramp-up Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:54:48 +0000 live Petrobras in laser deal with Foro http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374392/Petrobras-in-laser-deal-with-Foro Brazilian giant Petrobras has signed a technology co-operation agreement with specialist Foro Energy for high-power laser drilling research and development. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374392/Petrobras-in-laser-deal-with-Foro Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:31:05 +0000 live FMC: 'Cost cuts require co-operation' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374355/FMC-Cost-cuts-require-co-operation Costs for oil and gas developments have to come down through a combination of more industrialised manufacturing, simplification, common standards and better co-operation across the industry, according to subsea specialist FMC Technologies. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374355/FMC-Cost-cuts-require-co-operation Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:50:57 +0000 live Norway poised to be net hydrogen exporter http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374347/Norway-poised-to-be-net-hydrogen-exporter Norway could become a net exporter of the hydrogen used in fuel cell technology, an official with the research organisation SINTEF said Tuesday. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374347/Norway-poised-to-be-net-hydrogen-exporter Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:26:12 +0000 live IEA chief urges Norway to return to CCS http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374345/IEA-chief-urges-Norway-to-return-to-CCS Norway should resume its lead in carbon capture and storage research to help meet global carbon emission reduction targets, the head of the International Energy Agency has said. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374345/IEA-chief-urges-Norway-to-return-to-CCS Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:21:22 +0000 live Landro lands IOR award in Stavanger http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374258/Landro-lands-IOR-award-in-Stavanger A Norwegian university professor who pioneered the development of four-dimensional seismic technology has been awarded the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s annual award for contributions to increased oil recovery. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374258/Landro-lands-IOR-award-in-Stavanger Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:56:06 +0000 live Ecopetrol in ‘STAR’ post-pilot study http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370515/Ecopetrol-in-‘STAR’-post-pilot-study Ecopetrol has moved closer to adopting Pacific Rubiales’ STAR Technology to extract heavy crude more efficiently from one of its fields. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370515/Ecopetrol-in-‘STAR’-post-pilot-study Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:53:35 +0000 live KBC buys Feesa http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370134/KBC-buys-Feesa London-listed KBC Advanced Technologies has bought UK-based specialised software and service provider Feesa in a deal worth £11.2 million ($19.1 million). Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370134/KBC-buys-Feesa Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:00:12 +0000 live FMC, explorers sign subsea pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370062/FMC-explorers-sign-subsea-pact Houston’s FMC Technologies signed a pact to create a joint industry programme on next-generation subsea production equipment with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, BP, ConocoPhillips and Shell. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1370062/FMC-explorers-sign-subsea-pact Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:11:30 +0000 live Baker Hughes posts profit rise http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369645/Baker-Hughes-posts-profit-rise A $62 million litigation settlement cost and a foreign exchange loss in Venezuela ultimately failed to derail Baker Hughes in the second quarter as the services giant piled on profit. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369645/Baker-Hughes-posts-profit-rise Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:45:16 +0000 live Silver Lake in Quorum software buy http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369394/Silver-Lake-in-Quorum-software-buy Private equity player Silver Lake is snapping up energy industry software and services company Quorum Business Solutions for an undisclosed sum. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1369394/Silver-Lake-in-Quorum-software-buy Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:32:33 +0000 live Shell Cansolv signs up for TCM tests http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368540/Shell-Cansolv-signs-up-for-TCM-tests Advanced CO2 capture process to be tested at Norway's Technology Mongstad Centre Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1368540/Shell-Cansolv-signs-up-for-TCM-tests Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:24:34 +0000 live GE nets Maersk ‘20K’ rig BOP order http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366934.ece Engineering giant GE Oil & Gas has landed a contract from Maersk Drilling for a quartet of blowout preventers (BOPs) to be used on deep-water rigs the Dane envisages building along with BP. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366934.ece Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:17:11 +0000 live UK hands out $4.38m CCS grants http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366710.ece The UK has awarded £2.57 million ($4.38 million) in research funding to 14 carbon capture and storage projects. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366710.ece Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:59:35 +0000 live Hackers ‘planning energy industry attack’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366689.ece The cyber activist group AnonGhost has threatened to launch a cyber attack on global energy companies on Friday, reports have said. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366689.ece Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:56:47 +0000 live Technology 'key to Angola's pre-salt' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366400.ece Technological developments are a key to unlocking Angola’s vast pre-salt oil potential, but companies and government need to work together to drive down costs and push large-scale projects through. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366400.ece Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:50:46 +0000 live Technology 'knocks peak oil theory' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366389.ece Advances in technology will continue to ensure that there are adequate reserves of oil and gas, as fears over supply recede, according to BP’s head of technology, David Eyton. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366389.ece Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:00:05 +0000 live Technology 'key to reducing costs' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366051.ece New oil-and-gas technology is crucial not only to drive innovation but can also play a role in reining in costs, industry leaders heard on Monday. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1366051.ece Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:49 +0000 live Fresh wind for EOR http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1362554.ece DNV GL has launched a new joint industry initiative aimed at harnessing offshore wind power for water injection to carry out enhanced oil recovery at mature fields, claiming it would cut costs drastically versus traditional methods. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1362554.ece Tue, 20 May 2014 09:46:29 +0000 live GE and Devon in shale technology tie-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1361758.ece Equipment maker GE Oil & Gas and shale explorer Devon Energy have signed a new technology collaboration agreement focused on unconventional oil and gas plays. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1361758.ece Mon, 12 May 2014 17:20:05 +0000 live GE launches '20k' BOP http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1361197.ece Equipment maker GE Oil & Gas has launched a new blowout preventer system capable of operating at greater depths and under higher pressures. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1361197.ece Wed, 07 May 2014 17:56:49 +0000 live Statoil prefers disconnect for Bay du Nord http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1361186.ece Statoil affirmed on Tuesday that a disconnectable floating production platform is preferred to develop the deep-water Bay du Nord discovery in Flemish Pass about 500 kilometres off Newfoundland, Canada. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1361186.ece Wed, 07 May 2014 15:58:33 +0000 live US readies new decom rules http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1361045.ece Additional rules are on the way to ensure idle platforms are uprooted sooner rather than later from the Gulf of Mexico, a Department of Interior official has warned. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1361045.ece Tue, 06 May 2014 21:37:15 +0000 live