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  • Eni expanding development of block 15/06 offshore Angola

    Eni plans to initiate the Ochigufu and Vandumbu field developments in block 15/06 offshore Angola during 1the first quarter 2018 and the second quarter 2019, respectively.   These projects, and a new submarine pumping system due to be launched in the second quarter 2018, will…

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  • Europort 2017 Invigorates Future Thinking

    Maritime exhibition Europort has opened its doors to welcome international visitors to the 38th edition, once again confirming Rotterdam’s position at the heart of the global maritime industry.   This year the exhibition has set its focus on three core themes; Big Data, The Environmental…

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  • Alaska signs gas pipeline project deal with China

    The state of Alaska took a major step towards realising a long-sought pipeline to move natural gas from the North Slope to Asia, siding with interests from China after major oil companies stepped back from the project.   The agreement Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed…

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  • First remotely controlled offshore platform in Norway

      On the 9th November, Statoil made an important step towards making history, with the opening of the Valemon control room at Sansli in Bergen.   The Valemon platform, located in the North Sea offshore Norway, will be the first platform in Norway to be…

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  • Murphy finds more oil offshore southern Vietnam

    Murphy Oil has discovered oil with the CM-1X well in the Nam Con Son basin offshore southern Vietnam.   The company will continue to assess the commercial potential of the block, which includes the successful CT-1X discovery well drilled in the second quarter.   In…

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  • Halliburton opens Nigeria’s first oil & gas training centre

    Halliburton, one of the world’s largest oilfield services providers, and the Akwa Ibom state government have opened Nigeria’s first oil and gas training centre equipped with oilfield operations tools.   The Akwa Ibom Oil and Gas Training and Research Center will provide courses in field…

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  • First oil flows from Hail field offshore Abu Dhabi

    Spanish oil and gas company Cepsa and Japanese petrochemicals firm Cosmo Oil have started oil production from the Hail oil field offshore Abu Dhabi.   Hail oil field was put into production on the 7th November in the Abu Dhabi Oil Company (ADOC) concession by…

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  • Total Buys Engie’s LNG Business for US$1.5 billion

    Total said on the 8th November it has acquired the upstream liquefied natural gas interests of French power and gas utility Engie for around US$1.5 billion, in a deal which is set to make it the world’s second largest player in the LNG market, with…

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  • Iran, Iraq Assess Drilling Cooperation in Oil Projects

    A delegation of senior executives from Iraq’s National Oil Company has visited senior officials with the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) to discuss cooperation in drilling projects in Iraq.   Cooperation and facilitation of NIDC’s presence in Iraqi projects were discussed during the meeting of…

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  • Lundin to drill again in Alta area offshore northern Norway

    Lundin Norway has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill a new structure 32 kilometres (19.9 miles) north-west of its Alta discovery well in the Barents Sea.   The semi-submersible Leiv Eiriksson will drill well 7219/12-3 S in production licence 533, which was awarded…

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