26 Jul 2016
ENI TERMINATES CONTRACT FOR NJORD VIKING IN THE BARENTS SEA - (Viking Supply Ships, Gothenburg, Sweden) Viking Supply Ships A/S has received an early termination notice of the contract for the Ice-class 1A AHTS “Njord Viking”. The vessel has been working for Eni Norge in the Barents Sea and has also been part of the extended towing-preparedness in the area on behalf of the Norwegian Coastal Administration.  VSS will further off-set this loss by marketing the vessel in the North Sea spot market, while also searching for alternative contracts for the vessel. Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Viking Supply Ships specializes on offshore and icebreaking primarily in Arctic and subarctic areas as well as on shipping services mainly between the Baltic Sea and the continent. 
26 Jul 2016
SPECTRUM COMMENCES 2D SURVEY ACQUISITION OFFSHORE BRAZIL - (Spectrum, Houston, Tx) Spectrum is pleased to announce the commencement of a 15,000 km Multi-Client 2D survey offshore Brazil in the Santos and Campos Basins. The new acquisition program is an outboard extension of Spectrum's 2012 Santos Campos Phase 1 survey, and will tie other programs in the Santos, Campos and Espirito Santo Basins producing a continuous dataset covering the prolific pre-salt oil fields in these basins. The data will be processed in Spectrum's processing center in Houston with results expected to be available in Q2 2017.
26 Jul 2016
SOLAR IMPULSE COMPLETES HISTORIC ROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT - (Solar Impulse, Abu Dhabi) Piloted by Bertrand Piccard, the solar-powered plane landed at Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi just after 8 p.m. EDT, after a 48-hour flight from Cairo. Taking turns at the controls of Solar Impulse 2– their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, capable of flying day and night without fuel – Bertrand Piccard safely landed at Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi just after 8 p.m. EDT, after a 48-hour flight from Cairo. The Cairo-Abu Dhabi flight marks the 17th and final segment in the journey, which has included crossings of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Solar Impulse arriving in Abu Dhabi - Image: Solar Impulse
26 Jul 2016
EGYPT PETROLEUM SHOW - 14 - 16 February 2017, CICEC, Cairo, Egypt
26 Jul 2016
GOLAR AND SCHLUMBERGER CREATE ONELNG JOINT VENTURE - (Schlumberger, London) Golar LNG  and Schlumberger today announced the creation of OneLNG, a joint venture to rapidly develop low cost gas reserves to LNG. The combination of Schlumberger reservoir knowledge, wellbore technologies and production management capabilities, with Golar’s low cost FLNG (Floating LNG) solution, will offer gas resource owners a faster and lower cost development thereby increasing the net present value of the resources. Golar and Schlumberger have 51/49 ownership of the joint venture. OneLNG will be the exclusive vehicle for all projects that involve the conversion of natural gas to LNG, which require both Schlumberger Production Management services and Golar’s FLNG expertise. Image: Golar Spirit in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro
25 Jul 2016
SAPURAKENCANA AWARDED $113 MILLION CONTRACT IN MEXICO - (SapuraKencana, Kuala Lumpur) SapuraKencana’s wholly-owned subsidiary company, SapuraKencana Mexicana, has been awarded a contract with a value of approximately USD 113 million. The contract is for the construction of a 36” sour gas pipeline from Platform E – KU – A2 to Platform CA – AJ – 1(J4)  in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico by Pemex . The pipeline length is 18 km. Works in relation to the contract are scheduled to commence in July 2016 until March 2017.
25 Jul 2016
HYBRID-ELECTRIC AIRBUS E-FAN PROTOTYPE TO DEBUT AT OSHKOSH - (Airbus, Flightglobal) The 10th of July 2015, the all-electric Airbus E-Fan 1.0 became the first twin-engine electric plane taking off with its own power to negotiate the English Channel, more than 100 years after Louis Blériot first made the intrepid journey. The Airbus E-Fan 1.2, featuring a gasoline engine that significantly extends the E-Fan’s range by charging the batteries in flight, which in turn power Siemens electric motors driving two ducted fans, will make its debut in Oshkosh, Winconsin. Airbus is developing a two-seat E-Fan 2.0 trainer to operate commercially after 2017. It will be CO2-emission-free and almost silent during flight, becoming the world’s first all-electric plane certified to international civil airworthiness standards. Introduction of the larger E-Fan 4.0 will follow in 2019. According to Flightglobal, Airbus is also considering a 19-seat hybrid-electric aircraft for general aviation market. E-Fan 2.0 and 4.0 project - Image: Airbus
25 Jul 2016
UKOG EXTENDS FOOTPRINT IN ONSHORE WEALD BASIN - (UK Oil & Gas, London) UK Oil & Gas has acquired the entire 3.9% interest of Flowermay  in onshore Weald Basin licences PEDL137 and PEDL246. The Company now holds a 31.2% total interest in the Licences. The Licences, covering an area of 55 square miles north of Gatwick Airport, contain the Horse Hill-1 (HH-1) Portland and Kimmeridge Limestone oil discoveries. HH-1 flow tested at a significant "North Sea-like" commercial aggregate stable dry oil rate of 1,688 barrels of oil per day. Regulatory permissions are being sought for a significant long-term production testing and appraisal programme of the productive Kimmeridge Limestones and Portland oil-bearing reservoirs.
24 Jul 2016
FAREWELL TO THE SEDCO 702 - (Transocean, Zug, Switzerland) Transocean advised that the deepwater floater Sedco 702, classified as held for sale, will be scrapped. The Earl & Wright Sedco 700 model was built in 1973 at the Avondale Shipyard on the west bank of the Mississippi river. The Sedco 702 ended its long drilling career offshore Nigeria working at a dayrate of $275,000. Image: Sedco 702 near Malaga, Spain.
24 Jul 2016
SOLAR IMULSE ON FINAL LEG OF ROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT - Solar powered Solar Impulse 2 with Bertrand Piccard at controls has left Egypt on the final leg of the first ever global fuel-free journey. Solar Impulse 2 took off from Cairo at 1:30 a.m. local time Sunday, en route to Abu Dhabi, the place it began the round-the-world fight in March 2015. The flight to the Al Bateen executive airport, should last between 48 and 72 hours.
24 Jul 2016
TECHNIP TO DEVELOP MONKEY ISLAND LNG PROJECT IN LOUISIANA - (Technip, Paris) Technip was awarded a Master Services Agreement (MSA) by SCT&E LNG, for their proposed 12 mtpa (million tons per annum)  LNG export terminal located on Monkey Island, in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, USA. The MSA will be utilized to execute engineering services necessary to develop the project including the front end engineering design and supporting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process. The total liquefaction capacity for the SCT&E LNG project is 12 mtpa and will be achieved through three identical 4 mtpa natural gas liquefaction trains, with the necessary utilities, storage, and marine facilities. Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas, USA, will execute the contract. Monkey Island is strategically located on Louisiana’s Calcasieu Ship Channel, and sits approximately 2.5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. 
23 Jul 2016
CHC HELICOPTER TO SHED SUPER PUMA FLEET - (Flightglobal) The Vancouver, Canada-headquartered operator CHC Helicopter intends to cut 99 helicopters from its fleet. The vast majority of this total are Super Pumas – either H225s or older AS332 variants. The company plans to cut the H225 fleet to just three units from 40 at present. This as a consequence of the Super Puma fatal crash near Bergen on 29 April. CHC recorded a $437 million full-year net loss. Image: Retrieving CHC Super Puma wreck near Bergen, Norway