Energy Voice | Drilling halted off Canada following mud spill

Canadian authorities said drilling was suspended on a well off the east coast following an unauthorised discharge of synthetic based drilling mud (SBM). The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) said the discharge came from Seadrill’s West Aquarius rig, which was drilling a well for BP. About 136 cubic metres leaked out, the regulator estimated. West […]

Energy Voice | Global oil benchmarks clash after ambiguous OPEC pact

The world’s two most important oil benchmarks are behaving very differently in the aftermath of OPEC’s meeting in Vienna. Brent crude is being pared back by Saudi Arabia’s pledge to boost output after an ambiguous OPEC pact and contradictory statements from other nations spurred a price jump on Friday, while shrinking stockpiles are supporting West […]

Energy Voice | Future of big oil increasingly shaped by fate of global gas

Big Oil’s fortunes are becoming tied more closely to natural gas than ever before. Majors including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc have boosted their proportion of gas output in recent years, helping them trim Exxon Mobil Corp.’s lead as the world’s most valuable oil company. Meanwhile Chevron Corp. added two giant Australian liquefied […]

Energy Voice | Briggs Marine secures £3m contract with BP in Azerbaijan

BP has awarded Fife-based contractor Briggs Marine a three-year contract worth more than £3 million ($4m). Briggs will provide fire and rescue services at the Sangachal Terminal in Azerbaijan. The facility is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Briggs will also lay on oil spill response services throughout the Caspian. The company […]

Energy Voice | Brexit uncertainty could lead to North Sea ‘missed opportunity’

Uncertainty surrounding Brexit could result in a “missed opportunity” for the North Sea oil and gas industry, MPs have been told. Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee heard concerns that leaving the EU could have an impact on investment and access to high quality goods and staff for the industry. The committee was taking evidence from a […]

Energy Voice | Oil chiefs call for ‘transparency’ over sector deal delivery

North Sea industry needs more “transparency” on the delivery of a multi-billion pound sector deal before it can make greater strides to secure its future, oil chiefs said today. They said a sector deal would be “critical” for keeping highly-skilled jobs in the north-east and increasing the value of technology exports from the supply chain. […]

Energy Voice | Atkins grabs 5-year BP deal for riser analysis

Engineering consultancy Atkins has clinched a five-year framework contract to provide riser analysis services for BP. SNC-Lavalin bought WS Atkins in July 2017. The framework agreement is the first to be awarded to the combined Atkins and SNC-Lavalin business by BP. It covers four areas – marine riser and wellhead systems analysis, analysis for wellhead fatigue […]

Energy Voice | Breaking: Shell to invest in North Sea Fram field

Oil giant Shell has announced today that it will invest in the Fram gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea. A final investment decision (FID) was announced by Shell as part of its plans to redevelop the Penguins field and will see two wells drilled at the site. Shall claim that, at peak production, […]

BHGE to Deliver Gorgon Subsea and Well Completions Equipment

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a contract from Chevron Australia for the supply of subsea production equipment, under a 15-year master service order (MSO), with a second contract for well completion equipment. These technology solutions will enable a second development phase within the Greater Gorgon area offshore Australia, helping to maintain gas […]