A FARM-IN opportunity offered to the market via Schlumberger's Indigopool service points to the "unconventional" gas potential of continental Europe, in this instance Germany and Poland.
Oil & Gas
STABILITY and ballasting concerns on the new Gjoa field floating production unit have prompted the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to issue a circular to operators of semi-submersible facilities on the Norwegian shelf.
A HINT of what the massive North Sea oil & gas capability can do for offshore renewable energy safety will be to the fore at an IMCA session in Amsterdam.
NORWEGIAN companies BW Offshore and Prosafe Production are merging to create the second-largest floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) lease operator in the world with a diversified portfolio of 15 vessels working, and for major new projects under way.
Two engineers at Stanford University are using rocket science to make wastewater treatment sustainable.
Women who have smashed through the "glass ceiling" in the UK oil & gas industry are as rare as hen's teeth, unlike Norway, where women in senior posts are commonplace by comparison.
As the world puts the economic downturn behind, it will face a major challenge of meeting substantial growth in world demand, according to Daniel Yergin.
ITF, the oil and gas Industry Technology Facilitator, is calling on international technology developers to come forward with proposals to tackle technology issues associated with high-pressure high temperature (HP/HT) production and produced fluids management.
Argentina is preparing to start drilling for oil close to the Falkland Islands using a super-drillship rig hired from Stena Drilling, a unit of Sweden's Stena Group.
Premier Oil has confirmed the five-years-with-options contract for the Sevan Voyageur floating production and storage unit on its UK North Sea Huntingdon oil development.
Aberdeenshire-based supplier of specialist oilfield chemicals Aubin has developed a ground-breaking concept that it says could revolutionise the handling of large chunks of subsea infrastructure.
Waste represents an increasingly important source of energy. Using waste as fuel can have important environmental benefits not only by reducing reliance on landfill but by reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The media and politicians tend to talk more about developments in technology to generate electricity than about other energy-related issues.
NOBODY ever lost money by under-estimating the critical faculties of the Scottish media, particularly where big numbers are involved.
There has been lots of speculation of late that Argentina might fancy having a pop at the Falkland Islands again.
Tullow Oil has confirmed yet another major oil discovery offshore Ghana, with its Owo-1 exploration sidetrack in the Deepwater Tano block which "significantly extended" the column of high-quality light oil discovered by the initial drill.
These are Norway's latest successes in what is becoming an excellent year for offshore NW Europe.
Brinker Technology will shortly be on the move across Aberdeen from Bridge of Don to new headquarters at Altens.
A bespoke filtration solution jointly developed by oil-industry chemicals supplier Champion Technologies and 3M's Oil & Gas business has apparently significantly reduced the potential risk of blockage in a subsea chemical umbilical system recently installed in the North Sea.
ABERDEEN-headquartered Altra Energy has won an open tender for a "capacity trial" of the In Amenas Gas plant in Algeria.
A boom for floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSOs) is gaining momentum, with Germany's RHB Research Institute warning of capacity shortages and rising charter rates.
Premier Oil is certain that the Catcher oil discovery in the UK Central North Sea is commercial and will be developed using either a floating production system or a fixed platform.
Subsea 7 said yesterday it had been awarded a major engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning pipeline contract by Total E&P UK.
North-east company SeaEnergy said yesterday it had seen strong interest, particularly from the Far East, in the 80% stake currently up for grabs at SeaEnergy Renewables (SR).
Aker Qserv, the Portlethen-based company whose principal activity is oil field services both onshore and offshore in the UK and globally, says in its annual report for 2009 the year was challenging.