BP Ventures has invested $5 million in Belmont Technology’s Series A financing to further bolster BP’s artificial intelligence (AI) and digital capabilities in its upstream business. The investment supports BP’s ongoing work exploring opportunities to apply machine learning and cognitive computing in its global oil and gas business. The Houston technology...
Polish LNG terminal operator Polskie LNG has obtained a set of environmental and location decisions for all projects implemented under the LNG Terminal Expansion Program. The environmental permits are final, while the decisions issued by the Governor of West Pomerania are immediately enforceable (which stems directly from the provisions of...
Almost two-thirds of Norway’s undiscovered gas resources are expected to lie in the Barents Sea, which underlines the importance of this area for long-term gas exports from the Norwegian Continental Shelf. These were the words Bente Nyland, Director General  of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate used in expressing her vision in...
Russia should not unleash an oil price war against the United States but rather stick with output cuts even at the cost of losing market share in the medium term, one of the main Russian architects of a production pact with OPEC said. Since 2017, Russia and OPEC have cut...
Russian major Gazprom Neft is studying the possibility of launching its own liquefied natural gas production in the Arctic as it tries to monetize its vast natural gas reserves. Gazprom Neft announced a tender late last year for a study on how best to use its gas reserves in the...
Cortec Corporation’s VpCI®-391 water-based coating is transforming transit and storage protection options for equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and owners. This removable coating delivers exceptional corrosion protection for indoor and outdoor applications and dries to a thin, clear film which is virtually unnoticeable. VpCI®-391 can be used to protect both unpainted...
A compact neutron source has been used to quickly and non-destructively measure the amount of salt inside pieces of concrete. The technique was developed by Yoshie Otake by and colleagues at RIKEN in Japan and could help assess salt damage in the world’s aging civil infrastructure, according to Physics...
Fugro is set to commence its first project using new multipurpose ROV support vessel, Edda Sun, with mobilisation for the IRM contract planned for March 2019. With a recently announced two-year charter of the Edda Sun, Fugro has enhanced its IRM, construction and decommissioning support services in Europe. The Edda Sun...
Rosneft Deutschland GmbH, a Rosneft subsidiary, is engaged in direct marketing of all refined products produced by Rosneft Deutschland at three refineries in Germany where the company is a shareholder. The product range includes gasoline, diesel, heating oil, jet fuel, LPG, bitumen, fuel oil and petrochemical products. Rosneft Deutschland markets...
Global Data is forecasting that by 2023, China will account for 44% of Asian crude oil refining capacity; followed by India at 15% and Japan at 8%. China will drive the majority of growth in the crude oil refining industry in Asia between 2018 and 2023, according to GlobalData, a...