If NewAge exercises an option to build a second FLNG vessel, it is expected to have similar specifications to the first unit and could be deployed in Congo-Brazzaville, Cameroon or Nigeria, writes Iain Esau.
Swedish newcomer Sigma Energy & Marine has landed a key award with GVA Consulting covering engineering work on BP’s giant Mad Dog 2 semi-submersible production platform, destined for the US Gulf, writes Erik Means.
India’s ONGC Videsh has finalised a new master development plan (MDP) for the Farzad B gas field off Iran, setting the clock ticking for what could be one of Iran’s biggest early project awards in the post-sanctions period, writes Vahe Petrossian.
Efforts to develop an area-wide power-from-shore solution for the Johan Sverdrup development and all nearby fields in the Utsira High area off Norway are making slow progress, writes Ole Ketil Helgesen.
Russia, mostly through state oil producer Rosneft, is raising its profile in the Middle East and North Africa with crude offtake agreements and future upstream co-operation deals, writes Vahe Petrossian.
The World Bank is packaging up a $20 million technical assistance grant to fund upstream legal and specialist expertise for the government of Senegal ahead of the final draft of a reformed Petroleum Code and an expected slew of exploration and development tenders.