www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com 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 GE in Mexico technology tie-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359785.ece The oil and gas unit of US energy conglomerate GE has signed a technology collaboration agreement with Mexico's state-owned Pemex ahead of major reforms in the Latin American country. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359785.ece Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:34:19 +0000 epaper Baker Hughes, Aker join forces subsea http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359015.ece Norway’s Aker Solutions and US services giant Baker Hughes have agreed to form a subsea production technology alliance. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359015.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:35:57 +0000 live Wood Group in software buy http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358462.ece Services giant Wood Group has added to its stable with the purchase of Texas-based technology player Cape Software. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358462.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:13:34 +0000 live Explorers not insured for 'cyber catastrophe' http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357939.ece The ever-increasing use of technology at oil & gas facilities could see a cyber attack causing a major catastrophe that many companies are not insured against, a new report has warned. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357939.ece Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:07:31 +0000 epaper BSEE offers grant for Arctic oil spill response http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357748.ece The regulatory US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is offering grant money for research into developing technologies to respond to oil spills in icy Arctic conditions. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357748.ece Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:06:48 +0000 live Challenge is on to detect methane http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357480.ece A prominent environmental group is joining forces with five large energy companies to spark new solutions for detecting fugitive methane releases from oil and gas operations. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357480.ece Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:43:30 +0000 live Seacon sold in $490m deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357155.ece US subsea services player Seacon is being bought by a European company in an all-cash deal worth $490 million. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357155.ece Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:40:42 +0000 live Saipem sells out of ODE http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357064.ece Italian contractor Saipem has made an exit from Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) after it was bought out by joint venture partner Doris Engineering. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357064.ece Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:49:54 +0000 live Petronas renews GE gas turbine deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356762.ece Malaysia’s Petronas has renewed its global framework agreement with engineering giant GE relating to the supply of gas turbines for another seven years. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1356762.ece Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:50:56 +0000 live