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API: Industry made strides in offshore safety since Macondo

Jun 5, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute asked the US Chemical Safety Board to consider what API calls industry’s progress on offshore safety since the Apr. 20, 2010, deepwater Macondo well blowout and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Construction begins on Uintah basin crude upgrader

Jun 5, 2014

FUELogistics Inc. has started construction on an oil upgrader in Duchesne, Utah, specifically designed to process waxy crude sourced from the state’s Uintah basin.

CSB reports unrecognized pipe buckling contributed to Macondo oil spill

Jun 5, 2014

An incident similar to the 2010 deepwater Macondo well blowout and resulting oil spill still could occur, the US Chemical Safety Board reported June 5 in releasing its investigation findings into the 2010 incident.

Statoil adds compressors to Troll A platform

Jun 5, 2014

Statoil ASA has lifted two 6,000-tonne compressors aboard its Troll A platform in the Norwegian North Sea. The company says the compressors will boost recovery from Troll by more than 83 billion standard cu m of gas once they are running next year.

BP lets engineering, project management contract for Shah Deniz 2

Jun 3, 2014

BP Azerbaijan has let a £36 million call-off contract to Wood Group Kenny (WGK) covering engineering and project management services for the Shah Deniz 2 subsea execute phase.  

Gazprom Neft begins oil production at Badra field in Iraq

Jun 2, 2014

JSC Gazprom Neft says it began oil production May 31 at the Badra field in eastern Iraq.

Horizon awarded Stanley gas project licenses

Jun 2, 2014

The Papua New Guinea government has formally awarded a production license (PDL 10) and pipeline license (PL 10) to Horizon Oil Ltd. for development of the Stanley gas project development in western PNG.

EVALUATING OFFSHORE DRILLING RISKS – 2 (Conclusion): Global, regional statistics show continuing improvement

Jun 2, 2014

The first article in this series introduced some of the efforts to identify leading and lagging indicators for process safety in offshore drilling operations.

Limited-entry OHMS improves Saudi deep-gas production

Jun 2, 2014

The Permian Khuff carbonate reservoir in the Ghawar structure of Saudi Arabia produces nonassociated gas and condensate.

Essential skills for successful project management

Jun 2, 2014

Successful project managers rely on a collection of essential skills.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count rises to 1,866

May 30, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 9 units to reach 1,866 rigs working during the week ended May 30, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

OMV to invest €500 million in Nawara gas field

May 30, 2014

OMV AG reported it will invest €500 million in Tunisia’s Nawara gas field development joint project with Tunisia’s state-owned ETAP.

Total suspends work on Joslyn SAGD oil sands project

May 30, 2014

Total SA has reported it will suspend engineering and design work on the $11 billion (Can.) Joslyn Creek steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands project, 60 km north of Fort McMurray in Alberta. The company said it will lay off 150 of the project’s staff.

AER: Bitumen, crude oil production up in 2013

May 30, 2014

Alberta’s bitumen production increased 8% in 2013 while crude oil production increased 5%, according to an annual report from Alberta Energy Regulator.

Maersk Oil lets topsides FEED contract for Culzean field

May 29, 2014

Maersk Oil has let a contract to KBR for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of topsides for the Culzean project, an ultra high-pressure, high-temperature gas-condensate development about 145 miles east of Aberdeen in the UK central North Sea. The deal’s value was not disclosed.

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