The first well has been brought online and the second well is scheduled to start up in late summer, Husky said.

The steel jacket now being built at Kværner Verdal will weigh 26,500 tonnes, Statoil said.

Top Israeli ministers meet about regulatory stall over developing Tamar and Leviathan offshore gas fields. Proposed plan has Noble and Israel’s Delek selling stakes in smaller offshore fields, Bloomberg said.

Otis Field is in Block Mississippi Canyon 79 in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and will be tied back to the Delta House floating production and storage vessel.

Data from the EIA’s latest drilling production report projected about 16 MMcf/d will be produced in the Marcellus alone in July, up from about 15 MMcf/d in July 2014.

Construction of the 10 million-ton-a-year LNG plant would probably be complete around 2020, said Willington Hudson, a director at state-run Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. BG Group Plc and Statoil ASA are still drilling the fields that would feed the plant, he said.

The well is expected to produce about 7,000 barrels of oil per day following optimization of choke size.

The Nong Yao development will comprise up to 23 wells, a wellhead processing platform and a minimum facility wellhead platform with the export of crude via a floating storage and offloading vessel, according to a news release. 

Rosneft OAO weighs whether to join Venezuela’s PDVSA in the Mariscal Sucre natural gas project offshore Venezuela, Bloomberg said. Venezuela might use the gas to phase out imports from Colombia. 

Åsgard will start up in third-quarter 2015 followed by Gullfaks in the fourth quarter, Margareth Øvrum, Statoil’s executive vice president for technology, told delegates June 17 at the Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen, Norway.

The scope of work will include concept select studies and definition engineering on subsea heating options, preventing hydrates, for the 30-km gas pipeline which runs from the KME Field in 750 m of water to the Kebabangan platform.

Libya might double crude oil output to 800Mbbl/d July, Bloomberg said. Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil ports could reopen. Mesla, Sarir, Jurf and Bouri fields produce majority of oil. 

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