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Plans to expand Aberdeen oil HQ shows confidence

25/08/2015

Plans to expand a major oil and gas office complex in Aberdeen have been hailed as evidence that the city is “here to stay” as a global centre of expertise. A planning application has been lodged to create a 20,000sq ft extension at Chevron House, part of the Hill of Rubislaw business park that is the UK home to oil giants Chevron, Marathon Oil and Conocophillips. The development has emerged at a time when thousands of North Sea jobs have been lost or thrown into doubt as a result of the global oil industry downturn. Maeve Callery, vice-president of commercial development at the site’s owners, the Talisker Corporation, said: “We have been active in the Aberdeen market for nearly 30 years, including the development of Chevron House and the proposed R7 development across the road.

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Construction workers at Chevron LNG project vote to strike

25/08/2015

Construction workers on Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia have voted in favour of taking industrial actions over roster concerns. According to reports, more than 1,000 employees – who are employed by contractor Chicago Bridge and Iron – want to change the current rota from 26 days on and nine off. Instead, staff are calling for more ‘family-friendly’ shifts with 20 days on, with 10 off.

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Bmi Regional sees bookings jump for Offshore Europe week

25/08/2015

Airline Bmi Regional reports a surge in bookings on its Aberdeen routes as the city prepares to host Offshore Europe (OE) 2015 from September 8-11. The carrier, which has its headquarters functions split between Aberdeen and East Midlands Airport, said yesterday it had seen a 25% increase in sales for its Oslo, Esbjerg, Norwich and Bristol routes into Aberdeen for the week of the big oil and gas industry exhibition and conference.

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British oil worker held hostage in Yemen freed in UAE operation

24/08/2015

A Briton held hostage in Yemen for around 18 months is reportedly set to return to the UK after being freed. The man, named by the United Arab Emirate’s state news agency as Robert Douglas Semple, 64, was released in a military intelligence operation by the Middle Eastern country’s forces. He had reportedly been working as an engineer when he was kidnapped in February last year by al Qaida.

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Santos chief exec Knox to step down as oil price slump prompts review

21/08/2015

Santos Ltd. Chief Executive Officer David Knox will step down after seven years in the role as the Australian oil producer reviews its options amid a plunge in crude prices, the company said Friday. Knox will depart once a successor has been named, the Adelaide-based company said in a statement after reporting an 82 percent drop in first-half profit. The slide in oil prices has put pressure on Santos as the company prepares to start its $18.5 billion liquefied natural gas project in Queensland state. The Australian energy producer has cut spending and jobs while flagging the possibility of asset sales as it copes with the oil market downturn. Santos shares have fallen 62 percent in the last year.

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ETI in partnership bid for carbon capture study

19/08/2015

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners for a project to study the impact of removing brine from under-sea stores which could be used to house captured carbon. The project will produce a cost-benefit analysis of brine production, using the CO2Stored database and models developed in the ETI’s UK Storage appraisal project as a starting point. Analysis will cover both saline aquifers and oil and gas reservoirs.

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Amec Foster Wheeler wins South Korea power plant contract

19/08/2015

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Hanwha Energy for the design and supply of a steam generator for a new power plant in South Korea. The win comes just a day after the company announced it had entered in an extension on the UZ750 project on one of the Gulf’s largest oil fields. Amec Foster Wheeler said under the contract it will design and supply the 100 MWe steam generator for the power plant’s boiler island and provide onsite technical advisory services.

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