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North Atlantic too chilly for oil-eating bacteria

Sub-zero temperatures in the deep waters of the North Atlantic would significantly hamper the ability of oil-eating bacteria to help the ocean recover from a major oil spill, according to new research by the University of Aberdeen.

Video: drilling success in New Zealand

TAG Oil Ltd. has announced the successful drilling and flow testing of the Cheal-E8 exploration well, which will now be tied-in to TAG Oil’s existing infrastructure as a permanent producer.

Ophir Energy secures FID for Thai offshore oilfield

Ophir Energy has taken a final investment decision (FID) on an expansion of the shallow-water Bualuang oilfield in the Gulf of Thailand that should convert 9.2 million bbls of oil resources into reserves.


MSL Oilfield Services sells ClearWELL

FrontRow Energy Technology Group Limited has announced the acquisition of ClearWELL Oilfield Solutions, an oil and gas technology company focused on flow assurance and production optimisation.

DONG Energy divests oil and gas business

DONG Energy has agreed to divest the entire share capital of DONG E&P A/S to INEOS for an unconditional payment of US$1050 million on a cash and debt free basis.


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Multiclient 3D seismic projects offshore Eastern Canada announced

Following on from the recently announced 2017 2D seismic campaign and the Cape Broyle 3D, the joint venture is now ramping up its 3D seismic acquisition in Newfoundland Labrador with these additional projects, reflecting high customer interest in this region.


Dedicated Processing Centre contract extended to 2021

CGG has announced the extension, until the end of 2021, of its contract with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for the provision of subsurface imaging technology and services at its dedicated processing centre (DPC) in Muscat.


Waitsia-3 appraisal well spudded

The Waitsia-3 well will be drilled to a planned maximum total depth of 3706 m MDRT and is forecast to take approximately seven weeks in total to complete.


Understanding galvanic corrosion

Galvanic corrosion is a corrosion attack that occurs when two chemically different metals are in electrical contact within a corrosive environment. Michael Harkin, President of FeO, discusses further.


WisdomTree questions oil price future

Oil prices could touch highs last seen in April when the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) convenes its next meeting in Vienna on 25 May, WisdomTree’s Nizam Hamid has said.


Talos Energy spuds Zama-1 well

Premier has announced that the Zama-1 exploration well in Block 7 in the shallow water Sureste Basin, offshore Mexico has been spudded.


Quad 204 production begins

BP has announced first oil from the redeveloped Schiehallion Area, following completion of the multi-billion-pound Quad 204 project.


NDT Global makes senior appointments

NDT Global has announced two senior appointments – Aogan O'hAolain as Chief Financial Officer and Diarmuid Leahy as Chief People Officer.


Gazprom in pact with NCG

Russia’s Gazprom has apparently rejected sharing its resources on the Yamal Peninsula with domestic rival Novatek.


JPRC issues UOP Zarqa contract

Jordan Petroleum Refinery Co. has awarded a technology supply contract to UOP, for the planned expansion of the kingdom’s sole refinery at Zarqa, close to Amman.


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