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Turkey will begin drilling for oil and gas around Cyprus, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said last week, a move that is obviously intended to position Turkey ahead of the fight to determine legal rights to offshore oil and gas resources in the island's territorial waters. In November, Exxonmobil together...
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...
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...
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...
Rystad Energy forecasts offshore spending will outgrow spending on onshore shale activities this year. Service companies exposed to the offshore subsea market and the maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) sector are set to benefit from this trend reversal. At current oil price levels, spending on land rigs, fracking and other...
Esso Australia Pty Ltd has awarded an integrated subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts to Subsea Integration Alliance. The award is the first integrated subsea project for Subsea Integration Alliance in Australia combining OneSubsea and Subsea 7 expertise in subsea production systems (SPS) and subsea umbilical, riser...
During the age of coal, huge bulk carriers and colliers criss-crossed the globe, transporting anthracite and lignite. Of course, as the world weans itself off coal - with more and more sources becoming economically unviable to mine - and looks towards the cleaner and greener energy sources of tomorrow,...
The well confirms a volume potential of 50-70 million recoverable barrels of oil. The discovery more than doubles the remaining oil reserves to be produced through the Norne field. Originally planned to be shut down in 2014, the productive life of Norne has already been extended to 2036, which will generate substantial...