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  • Environment Ministers from over 50 Muslim countries agree
    Environment Ministers from over 50 Muslim countries agree on “Declaration for Environmental Protection” The 6th Islamic conference of Envronment Ministers held in Rabat, Morocco on 8 - 9 October 2015 (the largest convening of Muslim-world Environment Ministers), facilitates agreement amongst Environment Ministers on a number of steps to tackle climate change and challenges facing sustainable

  • Lundin Petroleum spuds exploration well on the Rolvsnes prospect
    Lundin Petroleum reported that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has commenced drilling of exploration well 16/1-25 S on the Rolvsnes prospect in PL338C. The well is located approximately 6 km south of the Edvard Grieg field in the North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Well 16/1-25 S will explore the Rolvsnes area, located between the Edvard Grieg

  • Chevron to move deepwater platform following damage
    Chevron Corporation reported that the Big Foot tension-leg platform (TLP) will be moved to sheltered waters from its location in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico following damage to subsea installation tendons. The tendons were pre-installed in preparation for connection to the Big Foot TLP. Between Friday, May 29 and Sunday, May 31, 2015, several tendons lost buoyancy. The Big Foot TLP was

  • Protea launches new cranes
    Protea, a global manufacturer of offshore handling equipment, will be launching not one, but two types of game changing heavy lift cranes at Nor-Shipping 2015 in Oslo on 2-5 June. Both cranes, by a combination of efficient, innovative design and the use of ultra-high grade steel in their construction, set new standards in lifting performance and structural efficiency. “The target of any marine

  • BG Group assumes operational control of QCLNG
    BG Group reported that operational control of Train 1 at its Queensland Curtis LNG plant has been formally transferred to QGC, BG Group's Australian subsidiary, from Bechtel Australia, which constructed the facility. "We are pleased to be taking operational control of QCLNG following its successful start-up and commissioning over the past six months," said Helge Lund, BG Group’s Chief Executive

  • ASCO Secures Statoil Contract in Norway
    ASCO has secured a new contract for the provision of supply base services in Sandnessjøen, Norway by Statoil, commencing in July 2015. The ten-year contract, with a value of between US$22 million and US$25 million (NOK 100 - 130 million), is for supply base services in support of Statoil's drilling and operational activities in the Northern part of the Norwegian Sea from Sandnessjøen, including

  • Shell pays oil spill compensation
    Shell's Nigerian subsidiary, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), announced a A$100 million (STG55 million) settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two highly regrettable operational spills in 2008. The settlement provides for an individual payment to each claimant who accepts the settlement agreement in compensation for losses arising from

  • Shell divests gas assets
    Shell is giving up its Pinedale and Haynesville onshore gas assets in exchange for about $2.1 billion of cash, plus additional acreage in the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas in Pennsylvania. In one agreement with Ultra Petroleum, Shell will acquire 155,000 net acres in the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas in Pennsylvania and receive a cash payment of $0.925 billion from Ultra in exchange for 100

  • Latin America’s largest petrochemical company picks AVEVA software
    Braskem, Latin America’s largest petrochemical company, has signed a contract with AVEVA to convert the engineering and design data of 12 of its plants to AVEVA PDMS. This large contract is the result of a successful pilot project executed earlier this year. Braskem chose AVEVA over several other software vendors, attributing their decision to the confidence they had built up in AVEVA’s

  • OneSubsea, Helix and Schlumberger form alliance
    OneSubsea, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Schlumberger have entered into a letter of intent to form an alliance to develop technologies and deliver services to optimize the cost and efficiency of subsea well intervention systems. Helix is a leading subsea well intervention provider, with the largest fleet size of well intervention vessels, and an unequalled track record in cost-effective

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