News

  • Sleipnir removes North Sea Brent Alpha jacket with record lift

    Heerema’s semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has completed the single-lift removal of Shell’s 10,100-metric ton (11,133-ton) Brent Alpha platform jacket in the UK northern North Sea.   According to the company, this single jacket lift breaks the Sleipnir’s recent record for lifting the 8,100-metric ton (8,929-ton)…

    Read more
  • Insurance Jottings

    Oil Leak from Cargo Ship Pollutes Mauritius Beaches as Insurers Assess Liability The oil clean-up from a leaking cargo ship which ran aground off the coast of Mauritius continues while the government and insurance firms begin probing liability for the accident.   The incident has…

    Read more
  • People in the News

    Sompo International taps Barbican for new cyber head Sompo International has named Lauren Folkard as vice president and head of cyber for the London Market..   Oneglobal launches Asia operation with more former JLT hires Oneglobal has announced the launch of Oneglobal Group Asia and…

    Read more
  • US$5 billion Chevron Deal Wins Support from Israeli Official

    Israel’s energy minister is “confident” the country’s regulators will allow Chevron to operate the local natural gas assets of Noble Energy,, despite a campaign by environmentalists to stop that from happening.   A public hearing about oil spills elsewhere in the world involving Chevron, which agreed…

    Read more
  • Review upgrades North Sea Selene gas resource

    Prospective gas reserves have risen for the Selene prospect in the UK southern North Sea following new analysis.   Co-venturers Shell and Deltic Energy, operator of the surrounding P2437 licence, assessed reprocessed 3D seismic over the structure, applying a depth conversion technique and performing a…

    Read more