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  • Premier’s Tolmount platform heads for North Sea

    UK oil and gas firm Premier has seen the jacket and topsides sent off to their final destination at the Tolmount field in the Southern North Sea.   The infrastructure will meet the Sleipnir heavy lift vessel for installation in late September / early October….

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  • BP Says Oil Demand Growth Era Over

    BP Plc said the relentless growth of oil demand is over, becoming the first supermajor to call the end of an era many thought would last another decade or more.   Oil consumption may never return to levels seen before the coronavirus crisis took hold,…

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  • PGS launches seismic survey in the Barents Sea

    PGS’ Ramform Tethys has started a new project in the Barents Sea which uses what the company claims is the most advanced configuration ever towed by a seismic streamer vessel.   Last weekend, the Ramform Tethys reconfigured from a wide-tow triple source set-up to an…

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  • BP and Shell Call on Texas to End Routine Flaring

    Two of Europe’s biggest oil companies have urged Texas regulators to end the routine flaring of natural gas, joining with large investors who want greater oversight of the harmful environmental practice.   BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are calling for tougher rules than…

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  • CNOOC brings online another project offshore China

    CNOOC Limited has started production from the Nanbao 35-2 oilfield S1 area located offshore China.   The Nanbao 35-2 oilfield S1 area is located in the central Bohai with an average water depth of 17 metres.   In addition to fully utilising the existing facilities…

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  • Pharos Energy receives TGT Full Field Development Plan approval

    Pharos Energy gas has announced that it has received approval from the Prime Minister of Vietnam for the TGT Full Field Development Plan (‘FFDP’).   This represents the last stage of the required process and follows the recent approval of an initial two-year licence extension…

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  • Are Microgrids the Answer to California’s Grid Woes?

    When all is said and done, we may look back on 2020 as the key inflection point in the global transition to a more flexible, resilient, and renewable grid.   In August, I wrote in Utility Dive how the European experience during the pandemic is…

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  • Ampelmann providing walk-to-work services offshore India

    McDermott has contracted Ampelmann to provide an A-type Enhanced Performance (AEP) gangway system for use offshore eastern India.   The system was mobilised in Singapore on the MVW Falcon.   This is the company’s first project off the east coast of India. The project, with…

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  • Origin Energy brings new gas on stream for APLNG

    Origin Energy Ltd’s new Talinga Orana gas gathering station is on stream in south-east Queensland, adding supply to the Australia Pacific LNG plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone.   The new facility, built and commissioned by contractors Monadelphous and MAN Energy Solutions, is a dual…

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