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Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH together with CIMC Raffles signed a...
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Why is big oil so excited about Alaskan crude?
In an unprecedented move, Alaska officials recently published huge quantities of oil exploration data in an attempt to attract the attention of drilling companies to the state’s...
Giant turret module for world’s largest floating facility sets sail for South Korea
The largest piece of the turret for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has set sail from Dubai for the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.
Deep sea mining licences issued
New areas of the ocean bed have been licensed for exploration by the UN’s International Seabed Authority.Together with the new licenses, a vast 1.2 million square kilometres of seabed...
Myanmar awards 20 offshore exploration tenders
Myanmar has awarded tenders to explore for oil and gas in its 20 offshore blocks to international energy companies including Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips and Total SA.
Petrobras announces seventh Prorefam round
Petrobras president Maria das Graças Silva Foster and the director of exploration and production José Formigli have announced the start of the seventh round of the fleet renewal plan...
New Petrobras well comes on-stream in Sapinhoá field
Petrobras has announced that well 9-SPS-77 in the pre-salt Sapinhoá Field in the Santos Basin came on-stream on 18 February.
Shell commits to steady investments in North Sea exploration
Royal Dutch Shell has said its UK arm is interested in North Sea investments and has been investing £2 billion annually, either in new developments or in the refurbishment of...
Eni discovers oil and gas offshore Congo
Eni has discovered oil and gas at the Nene' Marine 1 and Marine 2 wells in the Nene' Marine exploration prospect offshore the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Chevron makes gas discovery in Satyr-4 exploration well
Chevron Australia, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, has discovered around 67m of net gas pay in the Satyr-4 exploration discovery well.
ODYE acquires exploration blocks offshore Sierra Leone
ODYE and its partners, Chevron and Noble Energy, have received participating interest in two offshore, deepwater exploration blocks from the Sierra Leone Government.
Brazil’s petroleum regulator approves Sinochem purchase
Brazil’s petroleum regulator the National Petroleum Agency has approved the purchase of a 10% interest by Chinese oil company Sinochem in five offshore blocks in the country.