Obama Limits On Arctic Drilling Open New Fault Line In Congress

The White House on Sunday said it would ask Congress to designate “core areas” of the 19.8 million-acre refuge as wilderness, including its 1.5 million-acre coastal plain that geologists believe lies atop a rich oil reserve.

Aker Geo Becomes First Geo

Following the split of Aker Solutions, subsurface consultancy Aker Geo will operate under the First Geo brand with immediate effect, according to a news release.

For Saudis, Falling Oil Demand Is More Worrying Than Glut

The Saudis are keeping an eye on investments in fuel efficiency and renewable energy, according to Francisco Blanch, Bank of America Corp.’s head of global commodity research.

InterMoor Completes Juniper Mooring, Foundation Installation

This is the largest foundation installation campaign offshore Trinidad and Tobago to date.

JGC Wins EPCC Contract For LNG Complex Project

The contract calls for the EPCC work associated with expansion of LNG storage and shipping facilities at the Petronas LNG Complex.

Spike Gains Four Licenses On The NCS

Work commitments are a mix of reprocessing of seismic and acquisition of existing or new 3D-seismic, all followed by a drill-or-drop decision.

BG Group Sells, Charters LNG Vessels

BG Group has entered into an agreement with GasLog Ltd. for GasLog to acquire two modern tri-fuel diesel electric LNG carriers; BG Group will charter back the two vessels.

Ennsub Finishes Sealing Work On Wheatstone LNG Platform

Ennsub was responsible for the design and supply of all equipment, including downline recovery winches, remote disconnect heads and isolation plugs. 

Kazakhstan Grants 15-year Kyzyloi Production Contract Extension

The Kyzyloi contract area has been increased by 56% to 449 sq km (173 sq miles).

Frank’s International Names President, CEO

Gary Luquette has been appointed president and CEO of ​Frank’s International, succeeding D. Keith Mosing.

BSEE Responds To Damaged, Unmanned GoM Platform

Platform operator Energy XXI reports that there are gas bubbles intermittently rising to the surface and no other pollution has been observed. No one was injured.

CGG Completes 2-D Seismic Program Offshore Bangladesh

The Binh Minh 2 vessel has completed the program in the SS-11 exploration block.