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EnQuest puts UK North Sea's Kraken Field on production
EnQuest has reported first oil has been achieved from its Kraken Field in the UK sector of the North Sea and was delivered on 23 June...

Fire breaks out on Anadarko Constitution spar platform in US Gulf
(6/27/2017) For the second time in approximately six weeks, small fires have erupted aboard Anadarko Petroleum's Constitution spar platform in the US Gulf...

Vantage drillship Platinum Explorer scores 3-year ONGC contract
(6/27/2017) Vantage Drilling International has reported that its ultra-deepwater drillship Platinum Explorer has received a letter of award for a three-year contract...

ONGC wins enviro approval for onshore Andhra Pradesh drilling
(6/27/2017) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has received environmental clearance to drill five exploration wells on India's east coast in Krishna Godavari Basin...

Ensco 122 jackup bound for Netherlands North Sea assignment
(6/27/2017) Ensco has reported receiving a contract from Netherlands national oil company Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij for a five-month drilling program...

Final preparations for Fatala-1 well off Guinea underway
(6/27/2017) Hyperdynamics Corporation has reported that the Pacific Scirocco drillship has arrived offshore the Republic of Guinea and is preparing to spudy...

NNPC gives security of onshore & shallow water oil assets highest priority
(6/27/2017) The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has set the security of its onshore and shallow water oil assets as its operations' highest priority...

Wood Group wins FEED contract for Alexandroupolis FSRU
(6/27/2017) Wood Group has secured a new front end engineering design contract with Gastrade for the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System...

Island Innovator to drill Wisting well in Norwegian Barents Sea
(6/27/2017) Island Drilling Company has revealed the award of a new drilling contract from the OMV Norge unit of Osterreichischen Mineralolverwaltung...

Tanager taps down Ranger A-1 well In Polk County, Texas
(6/27/2017) Tanager Energy has concluded testing operations on its Ranger A-1 well in Polk County, Texas, the third consecutive successful joint venture well...
SeaBird providing source vessel for South America shoot
(6/27/2017) SeaBird Exploration has signed an agreement to provide a source vessel for an upcoming seismic acquisition offshore South America...

ONGC turns to GSPC's undersea infrastructure for KG-basin gas output
(6/27/2017) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is to tie its gas production from Krishna Godavari Basin fields in the Bay of Bengal to the subsea infrastructure...

Petrel upping activity in Ireland's offshore Porcupine Basin
(6/27/2017) Petrel Resources has advised that it will be increasing its activity in Ireland's Atlantic sector with the drilling of a new well in the Porcupine Basin in July...

Rosneft struck by massive cyberattack
(6/27/2017) Russia's largest oil company, state-owned Rosneft, has reported that the company has been the target of a huge cyberattack by unknown assailants...

Suriname awards offshore blocks to Statoil, ExxonMobil & Hess
(6/26/2017) The national oil company of Suriname, Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname has granted licenses to two blocks in the Atlantic offshore Suriname...

Drillship West Capella to spud Total exploration well off Cyprus
(6/26/2017) Cyprus' Joint Rescue Coordination Center has advised that Seadrill's West Capella drillship is scheduled to undertake an exploratory drilling campaign...

Canada to allow oil & gas exploration in marine protected area
(6/26/2017) The largest of Canada's marine protected areas, a vast expanse that includes the Laurentian Channel between Newfoundland and the Maritimes...

Petrel prepping to drill 4 test wells in Uruguay's Parana Basin
(6/26/2017) Petrel Energy subsidiary Schuepbach Energy International is implementing a series of initiatives designed to improve its onshore Uruguay operations...

BP adds quarters platform at Trinidad's Mahogany Bravo
(6/26/2017) BP has expanded the Mahogany Bravo hub offshore Trinidad off the southeast coast with addition of new living quarters to serve the area...

Seabed Geosolutions secures new ocean bottom node contract in Brazil
(6/26/2017) The Seabed Geosolutions joint venture of CGG and Fugro has been awarded a large 3D ocean bottom node survey in the Santos Basin...

PSA finds health risks on Lundin's Edvard Grieg Field off Norway
(6/26/2017) The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway has identified three irregularities involving health risks to employees on the Edvard Grieg Field during an audit...

Maersk Convincer assumes Maersk Completer contract off Brunei
(6/26/2017) Maersk Drilling has advised that its jackup drilling rig Maersk Convincer will be taking over the contract offshore Brunei from the Maersk Completer...

Heerema dispatches Oseberg Vestflanken topsides & jacket to site
(6/26/2017) Heerema has reported the topsides for the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 unmanned wellhead platform sailed from its yard in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands...

Payne offering to sell its Oklahoma STACK trend assets
(6/26/2017) Payne Exploration is selling 8,840 net acres held by production primarily in Kingfisher and Logan Counties, Oklahoma in the STACK trend...

Aker Solutions to provide umbilicals for Mozambique's Coral South
(6/26/2017) Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract to deliver three umbilicals and associated equipment for the Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi Coral South Project...

Polarcus to shoot major 3D seismic survey off West Africa
(6/26/2017) Polarcus has reported receiving a new contract for a 3D seismic acquisition offshore West Africa early in the fourth quarter utilizing its Polarcus XArray...
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Trump declares exit from Paris Climate Accord

Dev George
Managing Editor


Ignoring almost unanimous calls from major oil and gas companies, almost every nation in the world, and virtually all scientific organizations for the United States to remain a party to the Paris Climate Accord that was signed in 2015 by 195 nations, US President Donald Trump announced last week that the US will withdraw...⇒⇒⇒
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(6/26/2017) Traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) took all of our monitored benchmarks a bit higher as they started this week's trade by a round of buying of bargains found in the wake of last week's drop in prices to seven-month lows...⇒⇒⇒
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