BRIC bank loans of $300 million will target Russian renewable energy projects in the Far East. The loans will finance projects in wind, solar, and small hydropower energy generation technologies. Russia is increasingly targeting its Far Eastern regions as it intensifies its strategic policy goals in Asia. Owned…
Fugro is set to commence its first project using new multipurpose ROV support vessel, Edda Sun, with mobilisation for the IRM contract planned for March 2019. With a recently announced two-year charter of the Edda Sun, Fugro has enhanced its IRM, construction and decommissioning support services in Europe. The Edda Sun…
SIMMONS EDECO wins Mexican drilling contracts that further expand its Latin American business. The Calgary-based supplier of onshore drilling and workover services completed an onshore drilling campaign for a major oilfield services company in Mexico in October. That USD multi-million dollar contract required SIMMONS EDECO to drill 13 wells….
Esso Australia Pty Ltd has awarded an integrated subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts to Subsea Integration Alliance. The award is the first integrated subsea project for Subsea Integration Alliance in Australia combining OneSubsea and Subsea 7 expertise in subsea production systems (SPS) and subsea umbilical, riser…
ПАО «ЛУКОЙЛ» сообщает о закрытии сделки по приобретению 25%-ной доли участия в проекте Marine XII в Республике Конго у Компании New Age M12 Holdings Limited. Сделка была закрыта после выполнения всех отлагательных условий, в том числе получения одобрения государственных органов Республики Конго. Справка Лицензионный участок Marine XII площадью 571 кв. км…
ENI has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in deep-water offshore Angola. The well was drilled on the Ndungu exploration prospect. The new discovery is estimated to contain up to 250 million barrels of light oil in place, with further upside. The Ndungu-1 NFW well is located…
Czech Metrans Rail will operate a weekly China-Slovakia freight train crossing Ukraine in November, cutting 520 km off the usual Belarus-Poland route. In late September, Metrans Rail, a private Czech company, ran a 44-container train from Xi’an, China to Danube-Streda, Slovakia. The experiment proved the efficiency and cost savings of…
Uganda has put five new blocks on offer for its second licensing round in the Albertine Graben, according to an announcement by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Eng. Irene Muloni at the East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Kenya. Muloni said Uganda was expecting many potential exploration companies…
The Malampaya gasfield guarantees Philippine energy security, but it runs dry soon and gas producers fear new fields are too near to the South China Sea. About 80 km off the northwest coast of Palawan Island in the South China Sea is the Malampaya natural gas field, the Philippines’ main…
By Pat Davis Szymczak Turkey plans to drill offshore Cyprus in an area that the island claims as its exclusive economic zone. The U.S. and the EU are upset. “This step is highly provocative and risks raising tensions in the region,” a U.S. State Department spokesperson told Reuters. “We urge…