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Heriot-Watt sets global data landscape for BP Statistical Review

The economics professor who leads the in-depth data collation process for BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy has welcomed the energy major’s latest findings as “clear evidence of a major transformation in the global energy landscape”.


Oseberg Vestflanken 2 leaves HFG

The topside for the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 Unmanned Wellhead Platform recently sailed out from Heerema Zwijndrecht.

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The first jacket for Johan Sverdrup completed

The Riser Platform (RP) jacket for the Johan Sverdrup development will be ready for delivery in July and was given the name Ægir at a ceremony held at Kvaerner’s yard at Verdal.


US$3 million yielded in Cook Inlet bids

Hilcorp Alaska LLC submitted bids of US$3 034 815 for the first lease sale held in Alaska’s federal waters since 2008, Cook Inlet Lease Sale 244.


ONGC matches rig move record

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), with the support of Aqualis Offshore, has matched its own pre-monsoon rig move record set last year offshore India. Aqualis Offshore has also secured a new contract extension to support ONGC.


Well drilled in the North Sea

Aker BP ASA has completed the drilling of wildcat well 24 /9-11 S, which is located approximately 7 km west of the Volund field and 11 km southwest of the Alvheim field.


SBM Offshore awarded FPSO contract by ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil has awarded SBM Offshore a contract to construct, install, lease and operate a floating production, storage and offloading vessel on the Liza field project in Guyana.


PJ Group bags McDermott contract

PJ Valves (PJV) and PJ Piping (PJP), the specialist manufacturers and suppliers of valves and piping components for the global energy industry, have been awarded a major contract by McDermott International Inc. to supply valves and piping elements for an offshore project in Trinidad and Tobago.


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