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Laura Redpath

I'm one of the Digital Journalists here at the P&J. I'll be covering news, lifestyle and everything in between.
Oil & Gas

Total begins production on Termokarstovoye field

Oil and gas giant Total has confirmed the start of gas and condensate production from the onshore Termokarstovoye field in Russia. The exploration firm said the field will produce around 233 million cubic feet of gas and 20,000 barrels of condensate per day alongside a combined production capacity of 65,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Other News

Workers evacuated from offshore vessel off North Sea coast

More than 80 crew members have been evacuated from an offshore vessel after a fire on board. Fire crews were called to the scene in Peterhead Harbour at around 3am and had the blaze under control within two hours. At the height of the incident 36 firefighters were involved in tackling the inferno on the Fugro Symphony, an offshore supply vessel.


KPMG to discuss “doing business” in the Middle East

Professional services firm KPMG will discuss 'doing business' in the Middle East at an event in Aberdeen this week. The seminar, held by tax leaders from the firm's offices in Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will explore opportunities and challenges to doing business in the region with a special focus on the oil and gas industry.

Other News

Aker to hold technology seminar in Aberdeen

The north-east subsea community is to hear how processing can increase production and prolong the economic lifetime of a field. At an event organised by Subsea UK, the Aker Solutions seminar in Aberdeeen will address oil recovery solutions, water injection technology and subsea power systems.

Oil & Gas

Nostra Terra lands Texas venture

Nostra Terra Oil & Gas has acquired a new venture in the south Texas, with a  minority interest in the San Miguel prospect. The area spans 35,000 acres and is said to have similar characteristics as the Don Pedro project, where last month the company also gained a 1% stake. The San Miguel project has also already been the subject of extensive regional mapping and it is the subject of ongoing drilling work.

Oil & Gas

OMV plugs and abandons Wisting well

OMV has plugged and abandoned its dry well near the Wisting oil discovery. The purpose of the well was to find petroleum in reservoir rocks from the middle jurassic to late triassic age. It was drilled about 6 kilometres south-east of oil discovery 7324/8-1 'Wisting' in the Barents Sea and 310km north of Hammerfest.

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Tag oil makes senior appointment

Tag Oil has appointed a new chief operating officer. Frank Jacob joins the firm with 35 years' experience in the oil and gas industry where his responsibilities included operation management, corporate acquisitions, and the development of existing oil and gas production.

Oil & Gas

Galilee Energy tests Texas well

Galilee Energy has started production testing of the Hoffer B1 well in Lavaca County, Texas. The examinations show that an interval of 200 ft has been identified for potential perforation and testing and another 10 may also undergo review to find the well's full potential.

Other News

Lamprell’s non-executive director retires

Lamprell has confirmed the retirement of its non-executive director. Peter Whitbread will step down from his post with immediate effect after 18 years with the firm. Mr Whitbread joined the company in 1992 as an architect before helping to position the organisation into a large offshore contractor.

Oil & Gas

MEO Australia granted extension on permit year

MEO Australia has advised it has been granted approved a six month suspension and extension to the current permit year five of NT/P68 by the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA). MEO is in process of withdrawing from the Blackwood gas discovery and retaining a 100% interest in the remainder of NT/P68, including the Heron gas discovery, with Eni bearing the costs of managing the division of the permit.

Energy Technology

Atlas Knowledge secures Iraq training contract

Learning solutions provider Atlas Knowledge has signed a deal with the Ministry of Oil and Baghdad Oil Training Institute (BOTI) in Iraq. The contract will enable the firm to deliver safety and technical training to the country’s oil and gas workforce as part of a project sanctioned by the Ministry of Oil’s Department of Training and E-learning.

Oil & Gas

Empire sells shares in Carnarvon Basin

Empire Oil and Gas has sold its remaining shares in WA's Carnarvon Basin. The company has sold its subsidiary Rough Range Oil, which holds the Carnarvon Basin tenements, to Kestrel Petroleum for an undisclosed cash sum and a royalty on future production.