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Jun 4, 2007

Wind power costs, investment up over next 5 years

May 24, 2007 Global offshore wind power projects are projected to receive $11.8 billion of capital expenditure to finance new capacity to be installed in the next 5 years, a Douglas-Westwood Ltd. study said.

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May 21, 2007

DNV certifies pipe for LNG projects

May 21, 2007 Det Norske Veritas in early May issued a “Certificate of Fitness for Service” for use in LNG projects to Houston-based ITP InTerPipe’s triple-wall insulated pipe-in-pipe technology.

SPECIAL REPORT: Close monitoring, quick action reduce CW system problems

May 21, 2007 Stress variations in any cooling-water system bring about changes in the potential for scale, corrosion, and fouling.

Subsea advances in prospect

May 14, 2007 An array of new technologies either commercial or nearly commercial is set to improve recovery from fields with subsea-completed wells.

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May 14, 2007

Floating production expanding rapidly

May 14, 2007 During the last year, the world has seen a 10% increase in the number of operating floating production systems.

Total Canada plans bitumen upgrader near Edmonton

May 9, 2007 Total E&P Canada Ltd. plans to begin detailed engineering in 2008 for a bitumen upgrader to be installed near Edmonton. Cost of the project was not divulged.

Apache secures FPSO for Van Gough oil field

May 8, 2007 Apache Corp., parent of Perth-based Apache Australia, has awarded a contract to Norwegian company Prosafe for use of the tanker MT Kudam. It will be converted into an FPSO for a $606 million (Aus.) development of Van Gough oil field in the Exmouth subbasin off Western Australia.

SPECIAL REPORT: OTC speakers see new era for the oil and gas industry

May 7, 2007 The oil and gas industry has entered a new era characterized by diversity of energy supply, market uncertainty, and changing roles for oil companies, said speakers at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston Apr. 30-May 3.

Husky to buy Valero's Lima, Ohio, refinery

May 3, 2007 Husky Energy Inc. has agreed to buy a 165,000 b/d refinery in Lima, Ohio, from Valero Energy Corp.

OTC: OPEC, industry face uncertainties in emerging 'new era'

May 2, 2007 The oil and gas industry is entering a "new era" with different realities to face and a set of diverse challenges and opportunities, said a panel from OPEC and other industry speakers at OTC.

Afren leases FPSO for Nigerian oil project

Apr 23, 2007 Afren PLC and partner Amni International Petroleum Development Co., both of London, have signed a 5-year contract to lease the Armada Perkasa floating production, storage, and offloading vessel to enable start of production in early 2008 from their Okoro Setu oil project off Nigeria (OGJ Online, Dec. 15, 2006).

Oil summit notes industry challenges, uncertainties

Apr 23, 2007 Three main challenges facing the oil industry-stable and reasonable prices, security of both demand and supply, and the relationship between national oil companies (NOCs) and international oil companies (IOCs)-were the predominant themes of the 8th International Oil Summit held Apr. 5 in Paris.

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