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National Oil Corporation Declares Force Majeure on Ras Lanuf / Es Sider port terminals

14 June 2018 The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announces force majeure on crude oil loadings from Ras Lanuf and Es Sider port terminals; commencing on Thursday 14 June 2018.  NOC confirm that an armed militia attacked both terminals, led by Ibrahim Jadhran, resulting in their closure. NOC evacuated all NOC employees as a precautionary measure.  “The safety and security of

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2H Offshore Launches Wellhead Fatigue Joint Industry Project

2H Offshore, riser and conductor specialists in subsea services group Acteon, has announced the launch of the Measurement-based Wellhead Fatigue Joint Industry Project (JIP), which will see 2H Offshore work with operators to improve riser, wellhead and conductor fatigue estimates and make drilling operations more reliable and efficient. The project aims to provide a measurement-based foundation for drilling riser system

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Davis Refinery Final Permit to Construct (PTC) issued

Jun 13, 2018 10:29:03 AM / by Vepica Corporate Meridian Energy Group, Inc. issued Final Permit to Construct (PTC) for the Davis Refinery by the North Dakota’s Department of Health – Air Quality Division. The first full-conversion refinery in history permitted as a Synthetic Minor Source This marks the first time that a full-conversion refinery of this size and complexity

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Gazprom becomes first Russian energy company to conduct independent audit of greenhouse gas emissions

June 13, 2018, 11:00 Gazprom became the first Russian energy company to perform an independent audit review (assurance) of corporate information on greenhouse gas emissions. The audit was carried out by KPMG, an audit and advisory company, in compliance with international standards. The positive results of the independent audit review prove the efficiency of the corporate system for greenhouse gas monitoring, accounting and management. Compressor station No. 3 (Gagaratskaya), Gazprom

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Johan Castberg PDO approved

June 12, 2018 The plan for development and operation of the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea was approved by the Norwegian Parliament on Monday 11 June.  The plan will now be submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for formal approval. “This is a great day for the project and for the licence partners. After all, this

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Old CaTS Technology Learns a New Trick

12 June 2018 Topics: Casing/cementing/zonal isolation Data and information management Intelligent fields/surveillanceReservoir description and dynamics A subsea transceiver mounted to a casing debris-cap is one of the elements required to get valuable reservoir data from an abandoned well back to engineers. Source: Expro subsea Expro North Sea Somewhere offshore Norway there is an abandoned appraisal well that is unlike any

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Oil products and carbamide are in the top of the last week’s trading

11.06.2018 Last week 45 transactions were registered at the trades of the State commodity exchange of Turkmenistan. For foreign currency businessmen from Russia, Switzerland, UK, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Afghanistan and other countries purchased polypropylene, gasoline, hydrocidone diesel fuel, calcined petroleum coke produced at the Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries as well as diesel fuel and oil road bitumen produced

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WIRELESS SEISMIC AND TYUMEN SERVICE GEOPHYSICAL ANNOUNCE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF “GREEN SEISMIC” PROJECT IN WEST SIBERIA, RUSSIA

RT2 PERFORMED VERY WELL IN THE 230 SQUARE KILOMETER SURVEY DURING HARSH WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS. RT2 in Siberian harsh winter weather. SUGAR LAND, TX (June 11, 2018) — Tyumen Service Geophysical Company (TSGC), headquartered in Tyumen, Russia, and Wireless Seismic, Inc. (WSI), headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, are pleased to announce the successful completion of a large-scale, 3D seismic survey,

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More electrification potential offshore Norway

June 11, 2018 15:17 CEST The Troll C platform in the North Sea. (Photo: Øyvind Hagen) Together with its partners Equinor is looking at the possibility of supplying power from land to three platforms that are currently powered by gas turbines. The transition may cut CO2 emissions from Troll C and the Sleipner area by more than 600,000 tonnes per

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Iran, Iraq begin strategic oil swap scheme

2018-06-09 TEHRAN (NIOC) _ Iran has started exchanging crude oil with Iraq through a strategic project which is believed to open a new route for Baghdad to export its oil. Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum announced that road tankers carrying oil from Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk had crossed Iran’s border and were already delivering oil to reserves in the western

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Equinor deepens position in the pre-salt area offshore Brazil

June 7, 2018 16:32 CEST | Last modified June 7, 2018 16:43 CEST Equinor has expanded its portfolio in Brazil’s prolific Campos and Santos basins after winning the Uirapuru and Dois Irmãos blocks in the 4th Production Sharing Bidding Round in Brazil. Equinor, ExxonMobil and Petrogal Brasil presented the winning bid (75.49% profit oil) for the Uirapuru production sharing contract

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Saudi Aramco focuses on technology, exploration, and super basins at AAPG conference

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, USA, June 07, 2018 In-booth presentations from the Geology Technology Team at the Aramco Research Center-Houston drew big crowds. Constantin Sandu presents “Tracing Oil Migration.” A city known for its rich geologic surroundings served as the setting for the 2018 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition. Salt Lake City, a stone’s throw

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TGS announces its seventh onshore seismic project for 2018

ASKER, NORWAY (7 June 2018) – TGS announces its seventh onshore seismic project for 2018, Dawson Phase II 3D seismic survey in Canada. The Dawson Phase II 3D multi-client seismic survey is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada, east of TGS’ previously announced Dawson Phase I. This new project will encompass approximately 274 km2 providing both an enhanced imaging solution

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New Minnesota Poll Support Infrastructure And Increasing Access To American Energy Resources

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 7, 2018 – The Minnesota Petroleum Council today released a new poll, conducted by Harris Poll, showing that the overwhelming bipartisan majority of voters in Minnesota’s First Congressional District support increased development of Minnesota’s energy infrastructure and believe that increased access to natural gas and oil resources could help stimulate the economy, increase energy security and

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API Welcomes BLM Clarification For American Natural Gas And Oil Development On Public Lands

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2018 – API today welcomed the Bureau of Land Management’s issuance of a new policy directing its field offices to expedite its review and approval processes for natural gas and oil exploration and production projects on federal lands, consistent with the intentions of Congress when it enacted the Energy Policy Act of 2005. “Removing unnecessary obstacles to

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