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  • NPD Gives Skogul Go-Ahead

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has revealed that it has granted its consent for the start-up of the Skogul field in the North Sea.   Aker BP, the field operator, plans to start-up the asset in March this year, according to the NPD.   Skogul…

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  • Yinson set to supply FPSO for Pecan project offshore Ghana

    Aker Energy Ghana has provisionally awarded Yinson Holdings Berhad a bareboat charter and operations/maintenance contract for an FPSO at the deep-water Pecan field offshore Ghana.   The letter of intent follows a competitive tender for the project in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block….

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  • People in the News

    IGI hires Barbican’s Sullivan for downstream energy portfolio International General Insurance Holdings (IGI) has hired Barbican’s Marc Sullivan as class underwriter for downstream energy.   McGill builds energy and power team with RKH Specialty’s Oliveira Expansive broking start-up McGill and Partners has appointed Ana Oliveira…

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  • Onshore Timor-Leste Campaign Would Be Country’s First

    Australia-based junior explorer Timor Resources is one step closer to making history in the young country of Timor-Leste, which became a sovereign state only 18 years ago.   Timor Resources advised Rigzone that it has secured a finance facility of up to US$30 million from…

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  • Sillimanite gas field comes on stream in the Southern North Sea

    Wintershall Noordzee (a Joint Venture of Wintershall Dea and Gazprom EP International) has successfully started gas production from its operated Sillimanite field.   Discovered in June 2015, the unitised gas field stretches across the UK and the Dutch Continental Shelves and is located approximately 200…

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  • Petroleum Council advocates national policies to deal with climate issues

    National policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expedite the permitting of oil and gas transportation infrastructure have been recommended by the National Petroleum Council (NPC).   The recommendations are a balancing act – advocating that the federal government deal with concerns over climate change…

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  • Premier takes Solstad platform supplier for Tolmount ops

    Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has been awarded a long-term contract with Premier Oil in the UK.   Premier Oil UK has contracted the platform supply vessel (PSV) Normand Flipper for four wells firm plus options starting between May and June 2020. The 2003-built…

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