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ITF & OGIC to provide £1 million in funding to encourage O&G

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) have joined forces to fund and support the development of innovations which could reduce costs, raise production efficiency, and improve safety and environmental performance.

PGNiG increases involvement in Norway

PGNiG Upstream Norway, wholly owned subsidiary of PGNiG SA (Polish Oil and Gas Company), purchased share in the Storklakken discovery from Aker BP ASA.

Salunda to debut drilling mud analysis technology at AADE

Advanced technology that provides consistent analysis of mud properties during the drilling of oil and gas wells will be showcased for the first time at the AADE (American Association of Drilling Engineers) National Technical Exhibition and Conference.


UK OGA awards 25 licences in 29th Offshore Licensing Round

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has offered for award 25 licences for 111 blocks or part blocks to 17 companies in the 29th Offshore Licensing Award to enable further exploration and production across frontier areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).


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BP pilots new R2S visualisation technology

The Aberdeen-based visual asset management (VAM) specialist Return To Scene Limited, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is conducting a pilot project for BP utilising the latest generation of its R2S Mosaic technology.


Keppel signs Heads of Agreement with Borr Drilling for Transocean rigs

Keppel FELS Limited has entered into an agreement with Borr Drilling Limited of Bermuda, with the approval of Transocean, whereby the construction contracts for the five jackup rigs currently being built by Keppel FELS for Transocean will be novated to Borr Drilling.


TechnipFMC awarded an onshore contract in Ghana

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by ENI Ghana E&P Limited (a subsidiary of ENI, GNPC and Vitol), for the onshore part of the OCTP development of the Sankofa field, offshore Ghana.


Sacgasco acquires 5 more gas wells

Sacgasco Ltd has significantly strengthened its asset base in the Sacramento Basin, California, through the acquisition of five additional operated natural gas wells from various private Californian entities.


Keynote Speaker Announced for Decom Offshore 2017

Decom North Sea has announced Chris Cox, managing director of Centrica’s Exploration & Production business, as keynote speaker for its flagship conference and exhibition, Decom Offshore 2017.


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