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  • QP Doubles Down in Belgium

    Major liquefied natural gas exporter Qatar Petroleum (QP) reported on the 2nd September that it has booked 100 percent of the regasification capacity at Fluxys Belgium’s Zeebrugge LNG terminal for the next quarter-century.   During a ceremony in Brussels on the 2nd September officials with…

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  • Seadrill-Sonangol JV secures nine-well contract in Angola

    Sonadrill, Seadrill’s 50:50 joint venture with an affiliate of Sonangol, has secured a nine-well contract with six options, each for one well, in Angola for the new-build Libongos drillship.   Seadrill said on the 4th September that the estimated total contract value is US$101 million….

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  • NL seeks nominations for 2020 bid round

    Operators interested in exploration and development rights offshore Newfoundland and Labrador have until close of business on the 13th November to nominate acreage in two areas for inclusion in a call for bids next year.   The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board is accepting…

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  • Deutsche Bucht wind turbines installed offshore Germany

    Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has installed 31 turbines on monopiles at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.   As the Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the…

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  • UK shale gas reserves at least 80% smaller than thought

    Over the past decade, the UK has tentatively begun to exploit its reserves of shale gas through a process best known as “fracking”. But according to our new research, UK shale gas reserves are substantially lower than previously thought – in fact, the amount of…

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  • Maersk firms hired for Thames field decommissioning

    Maersk Decom, together with Maersk Supply Service, has been hired for project managing the removal, recycling, and waste management of subsea infrastructure for Perenco’s Thames field in the UK North Sea.   Maersk Decom was created in April 2018 as a 50:50 joint venture between…

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  • Giant North Sea Field Gets NPD Start-up Consent

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) revealed the 2nd September that it has granted its consent for the start-up of the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.   Johan Sverdrup, which is described by the NPD as “giant”, is expected to come online in November,…

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