TechnipFMC Begins Operations As Combined Company

Doug Pferdehirt is CEO of TechnipFMC, and there are 44,000 employees, according to the press release.

Fugro Attains Internationally Recognized AEO Status

The accreditation process began in the second half of 2015, and the award was received Dec. 11, 2016.

John Ferguson Will Retire As President, CEO Of RMP

John Ferguson became RMP’s president and CEO in May 2011 after the reorganization of Orleans Energy Ltd.

Israel's Edeltech Could Receive 14.8 Billion Cubic Meters Of Leviathan Gas

Leviathan, which is expected to start production in 2019, was discovered in the eastern Mediterranean in 2010. Much of its estimated 622 Bcm of gas is earmarked for exports, Reuters reported.

Australian 2016 LNG Exports Up 38%; Increase Expected In 2017

Australia’s LNG exports surged by 37.7% to 36.8 mtpa in 2016 as the plethora of new projects in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and coastal Queensland triggered a flood of new shipments to global markets.

Bolivia And Argentina's State-Run Companies Sign Charagua Exploration Contract

The state-run oil companies of Bolivia and Argentina signed a contract on Jan. 16 to jointly explore and drill an area in the Charagua area of Bolivia's Santa Cruz province.

Norway Awards 56 Oil, Gas Licenses In Mature Areas

In  a separate press release, Statoil reported Jan. 17 that it made a new oil and gas discovery near Norne that could hold between 20 million barrels (MMbbl) and 80 MMbbl of resources.

Trump Interior Pick To Clarify Stance On Federal Land Development

Lawmakers are expected to seek clarity on Zinke's commitment to keeping public lands in federal control, after he voted on a provision that could make it easier to transfer federal lands to states.

Chart Lifecycle Acquires Hetsco For $22 Million

With the acquisition, Chart’s current services will now include welding services including mission-critical repair and construction and fabrication. 

Noble To Acquire Clayton Williams For $3.2 Billion

As a result of the combination, Noble will become the second-largest acreage holder in the Delaware Basin with nearly 120,000 net acres in the Delaware core

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs For Second Week In Last Seven Months

Drillers cut seven oil rigs in the week to Jan. 13, bringing the total rig count down to 522, compared with 515 rigs seen one year ago, according to Baker Hughes Inc. on Jan. 13.

PetroVietnam, ExxonMobil Will Jointly Develop Blue Whale Gas Project

Blue Whale is Vietnam's biggest natural gas project, with an estimated 150 billion cubic meters of reserves, Reuters reported.