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Saltchuk收购油田服务商NANA

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Alaska地区大型运输公司Saltchuk收购了该地区的油田服务商NANA。

NANA公司负责整个North Slope地区的燃料、钻井液和饮用水的分配,同时也是ExxonMobil公司Point Thomson项目的主要燃料供应商。

NANA公司2014年度报告指出Point Thomson项目使得公司的燃料销售创下最高纪录。通过为North Slope 天然气工程输送燃料和尿素,子公司的收入增加约400万美元达到1.302亿美元。

受燃料价格下降的影响,公司第二年的营业收入下降了1560万美元,但公司在2015年销售燃料量上创下新纪录,并创下550万美元收入的记录。

36-employee公司的收购是对Saltchuk地区其他燃料经销公司很好的补充。Delta Western公司为Aleutian Islands、Alaska西部和南部以及Pacific 西北部地区提供服务。该交易将于周一在Saltchuk网站上发布。

NANA发言人Blythe Campbell在一份电子邮件中写道,公司正在商讨关于新买家的事宜。

Saltchuk分公司North Star 石油公司总裁兼首席执行官Brian Bogen 表示“在Deadhorse地区扩大服务反映了我们对Alaska州和油气客户的长期承诺。”

来自/Adn 5月4日消息 编译/吴海君

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Saltchuk, a major transportation firm in Alaska, has purchased one of the oil field services businesses of Alaska Native regional corporation NANA.

NANA Oilfield Services distributes fuels, drilling fluids and potable water to camps all over the North Slope. It was the main fuel provider on ExxonMobil's Point Thomson project.

The Point Thomson contract boosted NANA Oilfield's fuel sales to a record high, according to NANA's 2014 annual report. Deliveries of fuel and urea to the North Slope natural gas project helped increase the subsidiary's revenues by nearly $4 million to about $130.2 million.

But revenue decreased by $15.6 million the following year, a reduction NANA said "was related entirely to the decrease in fuel prices." On the upside, the company set a record for the quantity of gallons of fuel sold in fiscal year 2015 and managed to set an earnings record of $5.5 million.

The acquisition of the 36-employee company complements Saltchuk's other fuel distribution company, Delta Western, which offers services to the Aleutian Islands, Western and Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The sale was announced Monday on Saltchuk's website.

NANA spokeswoman Blythe Campbell wrote in an email the company is referring all inquiries about the sale to the new owners.

“Expanding services in Deadhorse is reflective of our long term commitment to the state of Alaska and our oil and gas customers,” said Brian Bogen, president and CEO of North Star Petroleum, the petroleum distribution unit of Saltchuk.
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Lundin Petroleum公司收购Edvard Grieg油田15%份额

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Lundin石油公司宣布公司和其全资子公司Lundin Norway AS同Statoil ASA石油公司及其全资子公司Statoil Petroleum AS达成协议,公司收购Statoil Norway公司在Norway海上PL338区Edvard Grieg油田15%的份额,包括Edvard Grieg输油管道9%的份额和Utsira High输气管道6%的份额,协议生效日期为2016年1月1日。

考虑资产的收购,基于平均每股138克朗(瑞典克朗/美元汇率为8.098),Lundin石油公司已同意向Statoil公司发行27580806股新Lundin公司股票。此外,基于每股145.66瑞典克朗,Lundin公司将向Statoil公司转移2000000股财政部持有的股票并发行1735309股新Lundin公司股票以换取现金(包括签署日期内十天地体积加权平均收盘价)。Statoil公司目前持有约3710万股Lundin石油股,占Lundin石油公司当前发行和已发行股票的11.93%。完成交易后,包括对价股票、新股和转让财政部股票,Statoil公司将拥有大约6840万股Lundin石油股,占Lundin石油公司当前发行和已发行股票的20.1%。交易完成后,Lundin石油公司将持有340386445股已发行的股票。

来自/Youroilandgasnews  5月4日消息  编译/吴海君

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Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) is pleased to announce that Lundin Petroleum and its wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) have entered into agreements with Statoil ASA (Statoil) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil Norway) under which Lundin Norway will acquire Statoil Norway's entire 15 percent interest in the Edvard Grieg field in PL338, offshore Norway and all associated assets including a nine percent interest in the Edvard Grieg oil pipeline and a six percent interest in the Utsira High gas pipeline. The effective date of the acquisition of these assets is 1 January 2016.

In consideration for the acquisition of the assets, Lundin Petroleum has agreed to issue to Statoil 27,580,806 new shares of Lundin Petroleum (the Consideration Shares) based upon an agreed average share price of SEK 138 per share and a SEK/USD exchange rate of 8.098. In addition, Lundin Petroleum will transfer 2,000,000 shares held in treasury (the Treasury Shares) and issue 1,735,309 new shares (the New Shares) to Statoil in exchange for a cash consideration based upon a share price of SEK 145.66 per share (the ten day volume weighted average closing share price prior to and including the date of signing). Statoil currently owns approximately 37.1 million shares of Lundin Petroleum, representing 11.93 percent of the current issued and outstanding shares of Lundin Petroleum. Following completion of the transaction, including issuance of the Consideration Shares and New Shares and the transfer of the Treasury Shares, Statoil will own approximately 68.4 million shares of Lundin Petroleum, representing 20.1 percent of the then issued and outstanding shares of Lundin Petroleum. Following the transaction Lundin Petroleum will have 340,386,445 shares outstanding.
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Anadarko公司第一季度净亏损10亿美元

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Anadarko石油公司第一季度净亏损达10.34亿美元,公司在2015年第四季度净亏损为12.5亿美元,2015年第一季度净亏损为32.68亿美元。

Anadarko公司董事长总裁和首席执行官Al Walker表示:“今年迄今为止,我们关闭的交易价值总计达13亿美元并剥离了700多万美元的资产。此外,按现在的年利率计算,通过减少红利和重组员工可提供约8亿美元的现金”。

今年早些时候Anadarko公司表示2016年最初预算为28亿美元,相比于2015年公司的实际投资下降了50%,比2014年公司的实际投资下降了近70%。

Anadarko公司在本季度对西Texas州的Delaware盆地开展了评价和描述,使得该盆地净可采储量从之前的10亿桶增加到20亿桶。

该公司表示在国际海上油田开发方面,包括Ghana的Tweneboa、Enyenra和Ntomme海上油田的TEN开发已经完成了90%多,并在今年第三季度按计划投产。
Anadarko将继续从事Ivory海岸的评估工作,公司在Paon-5A区的第一口深水井钻遇100英尺的油层。公司计划在第二季度在Paon-3AR井进行侧钻并开展试井工作,以促进Paon区块的商业性开发。

来自/Ogj 5月4日消息 编译/吴海君

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp. recorded a first-quarter net loss of $1.034 billion compared with a fourth-quarter 2015 net loss of $1.25 billion and a first-quarter 2015 net loss of $3.268 billion.

“Year to date, we’ve closed monetizations totaling $1.3 billion and are currently in the process of advancing another $700-plus million of divestitures,” said Al Walker, Anadarko chairman, president, and chief executive officer. “Additionally, the dividend reduction and the restructuring of our workforce together are expected to provide approximately $800 million of available cash on an annualized basis,” he said.

Anadarko earlier this year said it anticipates an initial 2016 budget of $2.8 billion, down 50% from the company’s actual 2015 capital investments and almost 70% from the 2014 total (OGJ Online, Feb. 1, 2016).

In the Delaware basin of West Texas during the quarter, Anadarko’s appraisal and delineation program resulted in an increase of its net recoverable resource estimate in the basin to more than 2 billion boe from its previous estimate of more than 1 billion boe.

In its international offshore segment, the firm says the TEN development—encompassing Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme fields offshore Ghana—is more than 90% complete and remains on schedule for start of oil production in this year’s third quarter.

Anadarko continued its appraisal program offshore Ivory Coast, encountering 100 net ft of vertical pay in the firm’s first horizontal deepwater well at Paon-5A. The firm plans to drill the Paon-3AR sidetrack well in the second quarter followed by a drillstem and interference testing program as it works to advance the Paon discovery toward commerciality.
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库存压力PK供应中断风险 4日油价涨跌不一

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5月4日,WTI原油期货价格上涨,布伦特原油期货价格下跌。美国原油库存增幅超预期令油价承压,但加拿大阿尔伯塔地区发生野火则对油价构成支撑。EIA公布的数据显示,上周美国原油库存增加280万桶,较分析师预期的增幅超出约100万桶,美国原油库存自1月以来屡创纪录高位,同时上周美国汽油库存也意外增加。然而,加拿大阿尔伯塔省Fort McMurray市疏散居民所带来的供应担忧则对油价构成支撑。该省野火蔓延整个FortMcMurray市,当地是加拿大油砂田的心脏地带,将令诸如Suncor Energy和壳牌等石油公司降低产出。6月交货的WTI原油期货上涨0.13美元/桶,收盘价报每桶43.78美元;7月交货的布伦特原油期货下跌0.35美元/桶,收盘价报每桶44.62美元。布伦特与WTI价差为0.84美元/桶,较前一日缩窄0.48美元/桶。布伦特与迪拜价差为1.105美元/桶,较前一日扩大0.935美元/桶。

巴基斯坦将从伊朗进口75,000吨LPG

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据巴基斯坦当地媒体报道,巴基斯坦同意从伊朗进口LPG。

周二,Dunya News发布消息称:巴基斯坦LPG分销商协会(All Pakistan LPG Distributors Association)和National Iranian Gas公司签订一项协议。根据协议规定,巴基斯坦将在一年之内进口75,000公吨LPG。每月,巴基斯坦将会进口6,000吨LPG。协会主席Irfan Khokhar称:进口LPG价格将与当地市场LPG价格保持一致。

这是巴基斯坦今年的第二大宗能源交易。二月份,巴基斯坦和卡塔尔签订了一项长期LNG进口协议。按照协议,从2016年到2031年Qatargas公司每年将向Pakistan State Oil(PSO)公司供应375万公吨的LNG。

近几年来,南亚国家一直面临着严重的天然气短缺问题。为增加能源供应,巴基斯坦已经采取措施吸引外国投资,尤其是在石油、天然气和LNG行业的投资。巴基斯坦政府最近批准建设俄罗斯投资的南北天然气管道(North-South gas pipeline)。该管道起点位于Nawabshah,终点位于Kasur,靠近Lahore市。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com

来自/Natural Gas Asia 5月3日消息  编译/赵宁

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Pakistan has agreed to import LPG from Iran, according to local Pakistani media outlet.

All Pakistan LPG Distributors Association has signed a deal with National Iranian Gas Company pertaining to import of 75,000 tonne LPG within a year, Dunya News reported Tuesday. Every month, Pakistan will import 6,000 tons of LPG.

Association’s president Irfan Khokhar stated that price of imported LPG would be in lines with price in the local market.

This is the second major energy deal that Pakistan has signed this year. In February, Pakistan penned a long term agreement with Qatar to import LNG.

As per the agreement Qatargas will supply fuel to Pakistan State Oil (PSO) from 2016-2031. The price for each LNG cargo in a particular month has been agreed at 13.37 percent of Brent where Brent value is average of the preceding three months. Qatargas will supply 3.75 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG to PSO.

The South Asian nation has been facing severe gas shortage since last few years. To augment energy supplies, Pakistan has stepped up effort to attract foreign investment, especially in the oil, gas and LNG sectors. The government recently approved the construction of Russian funded North-South gas pipeline. The pipeline will start from Nawabshah and end at Kasur, near Lahore.
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Expro为Apache完成首个综合弃井项目

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HOUSTON --- 国际油服公司Expro已经在墨西哥湾成功为Apache公司完成了封堵并弃井(P&A)项目。
最近,Expro扩展了公司业务,开始为客户提供综合弃井服务,包括后期的油藏管理服务,永久性油藏弃井服务和后期弃井监控服务。
Apache的任务包括:在Atwater峡谷和Mississippi大峡谷地区的超深水区域进行预先弃井和封堵工作。
2016年3月,Expro利用油井干预服务进行弃井第一阶段的工作。这包含封堵、切割和射孔,以及套管井采用钢丝或者电缆进行下放和循环作业。
全球弃井经纪人Kevin Illingworth评论道:我们的团队经验丰富,可以提供综合产品及服务。Expro Group Integrated Services公司的水下专业技术为公司团队提供了支持,这些技术包括针对暂时性弃井和永久性弃井的综合管理、油气井测试、水下和无线油井方案。很高兴能在这次与Apache的合作中展现我们的能力。
Expro已经同Apache合作10余年,为Apache提供水下油井测试、干预、井下取样和油井集成软件,双方主要在欧洲独联体(CIS)地区进行合作。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com
来自/World Oil 5月3日消息  编译/赵宁
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HOUSTON -- International oilfield services company, Expro, has successfully completed a plug and abandonment (P&A) project in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) for Apache.
Expro recently expanded its business capabilities to offer fully integrated well abandonment services, including late-life reservoir management, permanent reservoir abandonment and post abandonment monitoring.
The Apache work comprised the pre-abandonment and plugging of wells in the ultra deepwater Atwater Valley and Mississippi Canyon areas.
In March 2016, Expro utilized its well intervention services to provide the first phase of abandonment of the wells. This involved plugging, cutting and perforating, using slickline and electric-line cased hole applications to gain access to the wells and allow circulation.
Kevin Illingworth, global well abandonment manager, comments: “Our experienced teams provide integrated products and services, underpinned by the subsurface expertise within our Expro Group Integrated Services (EGIS) product line. This includes well integrity management, well testing, subsea and wireless well solutions, for temporary and permanent well abandonment.
“Expro is uniquely placed to understand the challenges that come with the re-entry and abandonment of an aging well population. We were delighted to demonstrate this on the project with Apache, and continue our global relationship with them.”
Expro has worked with Apache for over 10 years, primarily in its Europe CIS region, supplying subsea, well testing, intervention and sampling services, and well integrity software.
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Hercules Offshore债务延期获批

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Hercules Offshore公司的债务人同意将债务延期协议延长到5月31号,并希望借此阻止公司在不到一年的时间内再度面临破产,Hercules Offshore公司因此也获得一丝喘息机会。此前公司因拖欠4.5亿美元债务濒临破产。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com

然而,另一方面,Hercules公司在延期期间接收从新加坡Jurong造船厂运输的新建自升式钻井平台钻机时,不能动用资金。

Hercules表示,目前正与造船厂协商,除非钻机能在5月5日前运送至目的地,否则公司不承认该合同的法律效力。

来自/OilPro 5月3日消息  编译/张弘引

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Houston-based offshore drilling company Hercules Offshore has given itself some breathing space as it faces bankruptcy having defaulted on a $450m loan.

Creditors have agreed to extend a forbearance agreement through to May 31 as a solution is sought to stop the company falling into bankruptcy for a second time in less than a year.

The reprieve brings some bad news to Hercules, as during the forbearance period it will not have access to funds held in order to accept delivery of newbuild jackup rig Hercules Highlander from Singapore’s Jurong Shipyard.

Hercules said it is currently in discussions with the yard over the situation as unless the rig is accepted for delivery by May 5, the company will be in default of the shipbuilding contract.

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Bill Barrett公司宣布出售Uinta部分资产

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Bill Barrett公司今日宣布与独立第三方签署合同,以3000万美元出售Uinta区块非核心资产。该交易按照惯例成交条件进行,预计于今年6月底之前完成。

截止2015年底,Uinta区块探明贮量为200万桶,2016年第一季度,该地区产油量达到每天1000桶(含油量63%)。由于当前油价不景气,公司内部预计2016年剥离资产的现金收益不到200万美元。

首席执行官兼总裁Scot Woodall评论道:“此次出售Uinta地区非核心资产可以让公司进一步简化机构,提高生产效率。鉴于近期石油价格状况,同时公司重点放在核心DJ区块资产,因此公司今年没有其他的发展计划。此次剥离资产可以帮助我们最大程度的减小公司损失,改善营运资金结构。同时此次交易可以增加公司现金流,增强公司资产负债表。”

富国证券(Wells Fargo Securities)对该公司本次资产剥离给出意见。

来自/OilVoice 5月3日消息  编译/张弘引石油圈原创www.oilsns.com

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Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with an unaffiliated third party to sell certain non-core assets located in the Uinta Basin for cash proceeds of approximately $30 million. The transaction is expected to close on or before June 30, 2016, and is subject to customary closing conditions. The assets produced approximately 1,000 Boe/d (63% oil) during the first quarter of 2016 and had estimated proved reserves of 2 million barrels of oil equivalent (87% proved developed) as of December 31, 2015. Based on the Company's internal estimates, the expected 2016 operating cash flow from the divested properties will be less than $2 million based on current strip pricing.

Chief Executive Officer and President Scot Woodall commented, 'The sale of another portion of our non-core Uinta Basin assets at attractive sale metrics further streamlines our operational portfolio and improves operating metrics. Given the current outlook for commodity prices and a focus on our core DJ Basin assets, we had no development activity planned for this year. The divestiture will minimally impact our 2016 production and cash flow, while improving our operating cost structure due to the higher-cost nature of the properties. The proceeds from this transaction will be used to strengthen our balance sheet by adding to our cash position.'

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC advised the Company with respect to the Uinta Basin divestiture process.

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5月4日油气行业十大新闻

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1. 英国脱欧将对油气行业有何影响?

Peter Thompson 写到:“英国脱欧,即大不列颠及北爱尔兰退出欧盟,已经成为了掌控全局命运,至关重要的事情。”石油圈原创www.oilsns.com

2. Cyberhawk Innovations公司设立休斯敦办事处

本周一,Cyberhawk Innovations对外宣布,公司将在休斯敦设立办事处,进驻发展势头向好的美国油气市场,提供无人技术支持。

3. 周二早间油价下跌

中东以及北海地区油气产量上升,导致新一轮供过于求,因此周二早间,油价下降。早上7:23,Brent原油期货价格下降25美分,至每桶45.58美元,美国原油期货价格下降39美分,跌至每桶44.39美元。

4. Anadarko在Ivory海岸钻井成功

Anadarko 石油公司在5月2号发布的生产报告中宣布,在第一季度,公司在Ivory海岸Paon-5A油井中成功完成了首个深水水平井的钻探工作。

5. Hercules Offshore债务延期获批

Hercules Offshore公司在债务人同意将债务延期协议延长到5月31号,公司因此获得一丝喘息机会。此前公司因拖欠4.5亿美元债务濒临破产。

6. 两家油气公司破产

近日,Midstates 石油公司以及Ultra石油公司分别根据破产法第11章申请破产保护。休斯敦法庭文件中显示,两家公司共有58亿美元债务。

7. 油价联盟貌合神离

产油国似乎更加团结的应对油价危机,然而仔细分析可知,与年初时一样,油价市场陷入了“持久低价”的魔咒。

8. 沙特出售阿拉伯国家石油公司部分资产

Tim Pollard写到:“本次出售资产份额很小,与公司资本总额和净值相比之下显得微不足道,因此对于这个皇氏家族公司来说,资产购买商也不值得一提。”

9. Anadarko第一季度产量超过预期

Anadarko执行总裁Al Walker说:“今年第一季度,公司生产效益良好,同时公司进一步改善成本结构,提高生产效率,在没有稀释股权的情况下改善了公司财务状况。”

10. Encana第一季度继续缩减开支

执行总监Doug Suttles表示:“我公司在四个核心区块提速钻进过程、提高钻井效率、降低耗费,同时我们进一步提高各部门效率,每年可节约5.5亿美元。”

来自/OilPro 5月3日消息  编译/张弘引

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How Will The UK's Abandonment Of The EU Impact The O&G Industry? Peter Thompson writes, "Brexit – or, if you prefer the longhand version, Great Britain and Northern Ireland leaving the European Union – has turned something that many thought was unimaginably dull (European matters) into something pulsating and vital."[Oilpro]

OTC 2016: Drone Leader Announces Opening Of Houston Office To Serve US O&G. As OTC-2016 got underway Monday, Cyberhawk Innovations has announced the opening of a Houston office, marking its entrance into a burgeoning U.S. O&G market demand for drone technology. [Oilpro]

Oil Down Early Tuesday. Oil fell on Tuesday, as rising output from the Middle East and North Sea renewed concerns about a global supply overhang. Brent was down 25 cents at $45.58 per barrel at 7:23 a.m. ET (1123 GMT). U.S. crude futures were fell 39 cents to $44.39 a barrel. [CNBC]

Anadarko Hits Off Ivory Coast. Anadarko Petroleum reported that in Q1 the company drilled its first horizontal deepwater well offshore Ivory Coast at Paon-5A, the independent announced in its operations report released on 2 May. [oedigital.com, Oilpro]

Hercules Offshore Extends Forbearance Putting Newbuild Jackup In Jeopardy.Houston-based offshore drilling company Hercules Offshore has given itself some breathing space as it faces bankruptcy having defaulted on a $450m loan. [Splash 247, Oilpro]

2 More O&G Bankruptcies: Ultra & Midstates Petroleum. Two more oil and gas companies have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection: Midstates Petroleum and Ultra Petroleum. According to court documents filed over the weekend in Houston, both companies have a total debt of $5.8 billion. [Oilpro]

Oil Price Rally Isn't as Deep Rooted as It Looks at First Glance. At first glance, oil prices have rallied -- a lot. Look closer, however, and the market is still pricing the "lower-for-longer" mantra, much as it did at the beginning of the year. [Bloomberg]

Saudis To Sell A Portion Of ARAMCO. Tim Pollard writes, "The sale of such a small portion of Aramco assets or production represents such an insignificant amount of the company capitalization and net worth that any purchase would simply be a tiny hiccough in the royal family's holdings." [Oilpro]

Anadarko Beats 1Q Expectations. "During the first quarter, we maintained strong operating performance and continued to improve our cost structure and efficiencies,while taking significant steps to strengthen our financial position without diluting equity," said Al Walker, Anadarko CEO. [Anadarko]

Encana Continues Cost-Cutting In 1Q. CEO Doug Suttles said, "Our teams are drilling some of the fastest, highest performing and lowest cost wells in our core four assets and we continue to find greater efficiency in every part of the business. We are on track to deliver $550 million of year-over-year cost savings." [Encana]

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WesternZagros在Garmian 区块恢复生产

张弘引

近日,WesternZagros公司对外宣布,该公司在伊拉克的库尔德斯坦地区的Sarqala-1油井恢复原油生产和销售。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com

基于Garmian区块产量分成合同的规定,2016年2月1日,库尔德斯坦地区自然资源部宣布,原油销售付款方式需要与支付机制保持一致。

该油井的总生产率可达到平均每日5000桶,在接下来的几个月中,生产方会在每月的前十个工作日内收到付款。

来自/OilVoice 5月3日消息  编译/张弘引

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WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) is pleased to announce the resumption of crude oil production and sales from the Sarqala-1 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Sales are to be in accordance with the payment mechanism for crude oil sales announced by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government on February 1, 2016 based on the contractual entitlements under the Garmian Production Sharing Contract.

Gross production rates are expected to average approximately 5,000 barrels per day for the well with monthly payments to be received within 10 working days of the following month.

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Fort McMurray大火 当地居民被迫撤离

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Fort McMurray地区起火,迫使该地区所有居民被迫撤离。大火破坏了当地房屋,附近阿尔伯塔省街道上被大火的烟灰覆盖。该市位于埃德蒙顿以北380公里(235英里),大量居民撤离使得通往外部的主要干道交通瘫痪。

Fort McMurray位于阿尔伯塔省油砂产区,当地人口约6万人。

阿尔伯塔省省长Rachel Notley表示:“本次居民撤离是有史以来火灾引发的最大规模的撤离。”在《环球邮报》的采访中,当地居民Mark Durocher表示:“现在走在街上,就能感觉得烟灰扑面而来。天空中浓烟滚滚,地面上现在就能扫出一层灰。”

大火摧毁了至少两片居民区,现阶段火势已经蔓延到从南部进入Fort McMurray地区的主干线63号公路上。

救火工作正持续进行中,当地政府请求增援,申请调动救火直升机控制火势。截至目前,暂时没有人员伤亡报道。

来自/BBC 5月4日消息  编译/张弘引石油圈原创www.oilsns.com

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A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Fort McMurray - nearly all the residents of the Canadian city.

The blaze has destroyed a number of homes, dropping ash on the streets of the city in the province of Alberta.

Fleeing residents have caused gridlock on the main road leading from the city, 380km (235 miles) north of Edmonton.

Fort McMurray - which lies in Alberta's oil sands region - has a population of more than 60,000 people.

"This is the biggest evacuation we have seen in the history of the province in terms of fire," said Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

Local resident Mark Durocher said that "if you just walk outside, you feel it (ash) falling on you."

"You see it floating in the air. I can take a broom and brush it off my deck," Mr Durocher was quoted as saying by the Globe and Mail.

Homes in at least two neighbourhood have been gutted, and the fire has now spread to Highway 63 - the main road into Fort McMurray from the south.

Firefighters are continuing to tackle the blaze, but the local authorities have called for reinforcements, including a water-dumping helicopter.

So far there have been no reports of any injuries.

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Erin Energy在Oyo-8号井恢复生产

赵宁

5月3日,Erin Energy公司发布消息称:Island Constructor号轻型井干预(LWI)船已经成功在Oyo-8号井完成任务,并且公司已经恢复该井的生产作业。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com
Erin Energy将在接下来的几天内提升产量,提高至关井前7,000桶/日的生产水平。Island Constructor号在Oyo-8号井进行了LWI服务,以打开水下控制的水下安全阀(SCSSV),该安全阀在Oyo油田落实减产计划后无法再次打开。
首席运营官Segun Omidele表示:“很高兴看到Oyo-8号井恢复生产作业,而且此次工作的成功在于能够在预算费用内按时完成,感谢合作伙伴能够如此高效、迅速地完成工作。”
来自/Oil Voice 5月3日消息  编译/赵宁
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Erin Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT:ERN) (JSE:K) announced today the Island Constructor light well intervention (LWI) vessel has successfully completed work on the Oyo-8 well and the Company has resumed production from the well.
Erin Energy will now begin a ramp up of production from the well over the next few days to pre-shut in levels of approximately 7,000 barrels of oil per day. The vessel performed LWI service on the Oyo-8 well, to open the sub-surface controlled sub-surface safety valve (SCSSV), which failed to re-open following a planned production curtailment in the Oyo field.
'We are pleased to have Oyo-8 back on production with the work completed on time and within budget,' said Segun Omidele, Chief Operating Officer. 'I thank the team and our service partners for their quick and efficient work.'
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Proserv同Apache签订合同

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能源服务公司Proserv已经同Apache公司签订了一项数百万美元的合同,双方将合作完成英国大陆架地区的工作。
根据合同规定,Proserv将为位于Beryl Alpha平台南部的Callater井提供水下控制系统、相关海面设备和水下对接设备。在Proserv成功在Apache旗下的Bacchus和Aviat探边井完成工作后,Proserv与Apache签订了此项合同。
Proserv首席执行官David Lamont在公司声明中表示:这份合同对于我们公司而言意义重大,通过这次合作,我们既可以展现Proserv强大的工程技术,又可以提升Proserv在水下控制和通信领域的市场地位。这次合作证明:虽然当今油价低迷,但是依然有大量的机会让我们挑战传统方式、降低操作成本,延长油田寿命,最大限度提高最终采收率。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com
来自/Rig Zone 5月3日消息  编译/赵宁
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Energy services company Proserv has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Apache Corporation for work on the UK Continental Shelf.
As part of the deal, Proserv will supply a subsea control system and associated topside and subsea interface equipment for use on the new Callater wells located south of the Beryl Alpha platform. The latest award comes after Proserv successfully completed work for Apache on the Bacchus and Aviat extension wells for the provision of subsea control modules and services in the Forties field.
“This is a significant win for the company that highlights the strength of our technical and engineering expertise as well as our market-leading status in the subsea controls and communications field,” Proserv CEO David Lamont said in a company statement. “It also reinforces that there are still major opportunities in a low oil price marketplace to provide truly smarter solutions that challenge convention and reduce operating costs, extend field-life and maximise ultimate recovery. This is where Proserv uniquely delivers.”
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Torchlight Energy售出部分资产

赵宁

5月3日,Torchlight Energy Resources公司发布消息称:公司已经将旗下的Cimarron Trail资产以750,000美元的价格售出,生效期为2016年4月1日。此次交易,连同Founders Oil and Gas所支付University Founders B-19 #1号井500,000美元的钻井费用,为Torchlight带来了1,250,000美元的流动资金。
Torchlight将继续出售剩下的Hunton资产,并集中精力推进Orogrande项目和最近刚刚收购的West Texas的Permian Basin Hazel项目。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com
来自/Oil Voice 5月3日消息  编译/赵宁
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Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRCH), today announced that it has closed the sale of assets in the Cimarron Trail property for net proceeds of $750,000 with an effective date of April 1, 2016. The sale, along with the receipt of the $500,000 received from Founders Oil and Gas as payment of their obligation upon spudding the University Founders B-19 #1 well in the Orogrande Project, adds $1.25 million of liquidity for Torchlight.
The Company will continue marketing its remaining Hunton Assets and exit that play to focus efforts on its Orogrande Project and recently acquired Permian Basin Hazel Project in West Texas.
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原油过剩担忧重燃 3日油价继续下跌

国际油价观察

5月3日,国际原油期货价格下跌。油价下跌的主要原因是石油供应不断上升重燃市场对全球供应过剩的忧虑,美元反弹和股市下跌也令油价承压。数据显示,中东产油大国上月原油产量上升,或可能在短期内大幅增加,同时市场预计上周美国原油库存可能再度触及纪录高位。伊拉克称,该国南部油田日均出口原油340万桶,高于3月时的330万桶。沙特4月原油日产量为1015万桶,但消息人士称,该国原油日产量可能很快返回接近纪录水准的1050万桶。在1月西方制裁取消后,伊朗原油产量也在增加,自年初以来原油日出口量已接近翻番,至近200万桶。周二美元指数上涨,为4月22日来首次,使以美元计价的原油对持有欧元和其他货币的投资者来说吸引力下降。此外,因中国和英国制造业数据低迷,且欧元区经济增长预估被下修,全球股市下跌,也对油价构成打压。6月交货的WTI原油期货下跌1.13美元/桶,收盘价报每桶43.65美元;7月交货的布伦特原油期货下跌0.86美元/桶,收盘价报每桶44.97美元。布伦特与WTI价差为1.32美元/桶,较前一日扩大0.27美元/桶。

低油价影响大Midstates和Ultra公司申请破产

吴海君

同许多公司一样,随着油价的急剧下降,石油和天然气生产商Midstates石油有限公司和Ultra石油公司也陷入了债务危机,已经申请破产保护。

Midstates公司和Ultra的总部分别位于Oklahoma和Houston,根据休斯敦破产法院在周末提交的文件显示两公司的债务总计达58亿美元。

自从2015年初,美国数十家石油和天然气生产商便开始申请破产,经过几年对页岩气高风险的开采,原油价格在2014年底开始下降,使得许多石油和天然气生产商无法偿还债务。

银行对这两家公司进行定期6个月的借贷审查,有迹象表明银行可能会在今年春天采取更加强硬的态度,将深化生产商的金融危机意识。

Midstates公司表示公司已于一大型债券团队达成协议将其20亿美元的债务削减到18亿美元多。

Ultra公司在破产文件中表示公司计划让债权人减少38亿美元的债务,而这些都是无担保的。Midstates公司筹集近5亿美元资金并于2012年上市,在场外交易早期其股价下跌34%到约19美分。在2014年油价开始下降时其股票交易超过70美元每股。

Ultra公司的股票在31美分跌停。

Ultra公司2015年在Utah and Pennsylvania州的Wyoming开发的天然气量达到2900亿立方。Midstates公司2015年在Texas、Louisiana和Oklahoma的油气当量达到1200万桶。

尽管大量能源生产公司破产,但对美国能源生产几乎没有影响,油价突然下降也远超一些分析师的预期。

一些油气生产商开始出现破产,但即使是免除他们所有的债务,这种形势也很难有起色。

来自/Oilvoice  5月3日消息 编译/吴海君

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Oil-and-gas producers Midstates Petroleum Co Inc and Ultra Petroleum Corp have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, joining several companies that have been unable to meet debt obligations after a steep decline in energy prices.

Oklahoma-based Midstates and Houston-based Ultra have a combined $5.8 billion in debt, according to court documents filed in Houston's U.S. Bankruptcy Court over the weekend.

The two join dozens of U.S. oil and gas producers that have filed for bankruptcy since the start of 2015. After years of using junk bonds to fuel a frenzy of shale drilling, energy prices began to decline in late 2014 and left many exploration and production companie unable to service their obligations.

Both companies entered bankruptcy as banks are conducting regular six-month reviews of their lending to energy producers. There are signs that banks may take a tougher line this spring, deepening the financial crisis for many producers.

Midstates said it had reached agreements with significant groups of creditors to cuts its $2 billion of debt by more than $1.8 billion.
Ultra said in court filings it planned to engage creditors to reduce $3.8 billion in debt, all of which is unsecured.

Midstates went public in 2012, raising nearly $500 million. Its shares were down 34 percent at about 19 cents in early over-the-counter trading. Its stock was trading at more than $70 per share when energy prices began to fall in 2014.

Shares of Ultra were halted at 31 cents.

Ultra produced 290 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2015, and operates in Wyoming, Utah and Pennsylvania. Midstates operates in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma and produced 12 million barrels of oil equivalent in 2015.

Despite the pace of energy-producer bankruptcies, to date there has been little impact on U.S. energy production, undercutting some analysts' expectations for a sudden output decline.
Some producers that entered bankruptcy are beginning to emerge, but even those that eliminated all of their debt may struggle to grow again.
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EQT收购Statoil旗下Marcellus页岩资产

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挪威能源巨头Statoil公司称其已经同意将美国West Virginia 洲的Marcellus资产以40,700万美元的价格售给EQT公司。
EQT将获得62,500英亩的区域,目前该区域的天然气产量为50百万立方英尺当量。本次交易将在2016年7月8日左右完成。
EQT周一发布声明表示:该区域主要位于West Virginia洲的Wetzel郡、Tyler郡和Harrison郡,此次收购增加了EQT核心开发区域的面积,并且和EQT在Wetzel郡的作业互补。
被收购区域的天然气储藏量达9.2万亿立方英尺。被收购区域包括现有的Marcellus区域和大约500个未开发区域,这些未开发区域平均横向长度为5,600英尺。
EQT表示:这次收购使EQT核心未开发Marcellus区域面积增加了29%。此次并购资产还包括大约53,000英亩未开发区域的开采权益。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com
来自/LNG World News 5月3日消息  编译/赵宁
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Norwegian energy giant Statoil said it has agreed to divest its operated Marcellus properties in the US state of West Virginia to EQT Corporation for US$407 million.
EQT will acquire 62,500 net acres, and current natural gas production of 50 MMcfe per day from Statoil USA Onshore Properties, a unit of Statoil. The transaction is expected to close on or about July 8, 2016.
Primarily located in Wetzel, Tyler, and Harrison Counties of West Virginia, the acquisition adds a “sizeable amount of acreage” within EQT’s core development area and complements the company’s adjacent operations in Wetzel County, EQT said in a statement on Monday.
The 62,500 acre acquisition includes existing Marcellus production and approximately 500 undeveloped locations that are expected to have an average lateral length of 5,600 feet.
According to EQT, this acquisition increases the company’s core undeveloped Marcellus acreage by 29%. The acquisition also includes drilling rights on an estimated 53,000 net acres that are undeveloped and prospective for the deep Utica.
Assets include 31 Marcellus wells, 24 of which are currently producing – three complete, not online and four drilled, not complete. The resource potential of the acreage is estimated at 9.2 Tcf; and 87% of the acreage is either held by production or has lease expiration terms that extend beyond 2018, EQT said.
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德黑兰与首尔签订首个石油谅解备忘录

张弘引

由于对伊朗制裁结束,伊朗国家天然气出口公司(NIGEC)和韩国天然气公司(KOGAS)签订了首个石油行业谅解备忘录。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com

周日,NIGEC的Alireza Kameli与KOGAS方代表Seung-Hoon Lee于德黑兰签订谅解备忘录。谅解备忘录涉及伊朗LNG出口,天然气市场以及相关油气经验合作等方面。

KOGAS成立于1983年,是世界上最大的LNG进口商之一。

周日早间,伊朗石油部长Bijan Zangeneh在德黑兰办公室接待韩国国土交通大臣Kang Hoin。双方就未来石油领域的合作展开深入交流。

来自/Natural gas Europe 5月1日消息  编译/张弘引

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TEHRAN, May 01 (Shana) –- National Iran Gas Exports Company (NIGEC) and the Korean Gas Corporation (KOGAS) have signed their first memorandum of understanding in oil industry in the post-sanctions setting.

Alireza Kameli from NIGEC and Seung-Hoon Lee from KOGAS signed the MoU in Tehran on Sunday.

The MoU concerns Iran's natural gas exports in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas market, and transfer of the related experiences in gas industry cooperation. 

The KOGAS was established in 1983 and is one of world's biggest LNG importers.

On Sunday morning, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh received South Korea's Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kang Hoin in his office in Tehran.

The two officials discussed avenues for future cooperation in energy fields. 

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SeaBird签署海洋地震测量船合同

赵宁


地震服务供应商SeaBird Exploration公司已经签订一项合同,为西北欧地区的一项地震测量提供海洋地震测量船。
公司表示,这项调查将从在2016年第二季度开始,时长大约两个月,在今年夏季完成。
SeaBird称公司届时将启用Osprey Explorer号参与该次地震测量,这艘船制造于1985年。
Osprey Explorer在波兰被改造成2D长偏移距/海洋地震测量船(2D Long offset/source vessel)后,于2006年8月加入SeaBird船队。石油圈原创www.oilsns.com
公司没有公布这项合同将为双方所带来的利益,及其客户的任何细节。
来自/Offshore Energy Today 5月2日消息  编译/赵宁
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Seismic services provider SeaBird Exploration has signed an agreement to supply one source vessel for an upcoming survey in North West Europe.
According to the company, the North Sea survey will be done during this coming summer season.
The project is due to start during the second quarter of 2016, and will run for approximately two months, the company said on Monday.
SeaBird stated it would be using the 1985-built Osprey Explorer for the work.
Osprey Explorer joined SeaBird’s fleet in August 2006 after being converted to 2D Long offset/source vessel in Poland.
The company did not provide any details regarding the value of the agreement, nor its client.
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5月3日油气行业十大新闻

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1. Halliburton-Baker Hughes合并计划告吹
Halliburton和Baker Hughes周日宣称:双方已终止合并协议,2014年11月Halliburton宣布收购Baker Hughes,这项交易为石油服务领域有史以来数额最大的交易。
2. OPEC石油产量上升 油价回落
由于中东地区石油产量不断上升,抵消了美国原油产量下滑和美元走弱带来的利好。周一,油价从2016年至高点回落。路透社一项调查显示:4月OPEC石油产量升至3264万桶/日,为近几年最高。
3. 钻机数量并不代表石油产量
David Bridgeman在Updated Rig Model一文中表示:“钻机数量依然保持低水平”但是,他提醒道:“钻井数量并不代表石油产量!如果电视节目里的专家试图把钻机数量和油价联系在一起,千万别被他们迷惑。”
4. Chevron称“2016年公司将会继续削减成本”
周五,Chevron公司管理层再次承诺:Chevron将在油价低迷时期遵纪守法、随机应变。由于石油市场变幻莫测,Chevron将继续保持灵活性,或进一步削减开支。
5. Diamond Offshore公布业绩 任命新首席财务官
首席执行官Marc Edwards表示:“第一季度,Diamond Offshore营运效率高达98.2%,这在公司业绩中有所体现。”此外,Halliburton资深职员Kelly Youngblood被任命为首席财务官。
6. H&P首席执行官预计艰难时期将会继续
John Lindsay表示:“全球各地都在裁减职员、降低花费、减少投资,我们估计,第三财政季度的钻井工作将会进一步恶化。”
7. 沙特工人焚烧公司大巴 抗议“裁员欠薪”
沙特Al-Watan报发布消息称:沙特一公司解雇50,000名外籍员工,并向他们发放出境签证。随后,工人纵火焚烧公司大巴。
8. IEA主席表示:油价或许已经触底
周日,国际能源署(IEA)主席Fatih Birol表示:如果全球经济状况保持良好状态,油价或许已经降至最低点。
9. Hamm 称:没有OPEC 市场依然可以保持稳定
Harold Hamm在一篇专栏评论中表示:“事实上,美国原油现在已经出口到了世界上的各个角落 --- 从德国到意大利,从以色列到日本。在美国取消出口禁令后不到半年的时间里,自由市场正在发挥作用,全球石油市场趋于稳定,但这与OPEC无关。”石油圈原创www.oilsns.com
10. Technip与Petrobra所签合同延期
Petrobras公司与Technip公司所签订的五年期合同延期四年,根据该合同规定,Technip将为Petrobras旗下Flexible Pipes Logistic Base (BAVIT) 提供服务。而此次合同延期为双方带来的价值并没有对外公布。
来自/Oilpro 5月2日消息 编译/赵宁
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The Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger Has Been Called Off. Halliburton and Baker Hughes announced on Sunday that the companies have terminated the merger agreement they entered into in November 2014. The deal would have been the largest in oil service history. [Oilpro]
Oil Prices Slip From 2016 Highs On OPEC Output Boost. Oil prices edged back from 2016 highs on Monday as rising production in the Middle East outweighed a decline in U.S. output and a sliding dollar. A Reuters survey showed that OPEC production rose in April to 32.64 M/bpd, close to the highest level in recent history. [Reuters]
Update On Oil Rig Forecast; And Rigs Aren’t Production. David Bridgeman's updated Rig Model "suggests the rig count continues low, but somewhat stable, until picking up a year from now." But, he cautions, "Rigs Are Not Production! Don’t be confused by the “talking heads” on TV when the try to relate rig count to oil prices." [Oilpro]
Earnings Review
Chevron Says "Cost Reduction Momentum Should Continue Throughout 2016". On Friday, Chevron's management team reiterated its commitment to a disciplined and resilient approach amid the downturn. It is remaining flexible given the volatility of the oil market to enact further cuts if needed. [Oilpro]
Diamond Offshore Reports Earnings, Names New CFO. CEO Marc Edwards said, "Fleet-wide, we achieved operational efficiency for the quarter of 98.2 percent, which is reflected in our earnings results and improved project economics for our clients." Also, Halliburton veteran Kelly Youngblood has been appointed CFO. [Diamond Offshore]
H&P CEO Sees "Demanding Times" Continuing. John Lindsay said, "Sharp reductions in personnel, expenses, and investments are occurring worldwide, and we expect to see further deterioration in terms of drilling activity during the third fiscal quarter." [Helmerich & Payne]
Saudi Workers Set Fire To Buses Over '50,000 Sacked And Salaries Unpaid'. The attack on the company buses came after Saudi Al-Watan newspaper reported the company had laid off 50,000 foreign employees and issued them exit visas. [UK Independent, Oilpro]
IEA Chief: Oil Prices May Have Hit Bottom, But Watch The Economy. International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol said on Sunday that oil prices may have bottomed out, providing that the health of the global economy does not pose a concern. [CNBC]
Hamm: No Doha Deal, No OPEC, No Problem. "U.S. crude oil exports are now reaching virtually every corner of the world – from Germany to Italy to Israel to Japan. Less than six months after America lifted its 40-year-old export ban, free markets are working, OPEC is irrelevant, and the global oil market is stabilizing," Harold Hamm says in this op-ed column. [journalrecord.com, Oilpro]
Technip's Contract Extended At Petrobras' Base For Flexible Pipes. Petrobras has extended Technip's five-year contract at its Flexible Pipes Logistic Base (BAVIT) by a further four years. The value of the contract extension was not disclosed. [Splash 247, Oilpro]
Meet Environmental Scientist, Andra Wilcox, #HUMANSofOG. She writes, "I’m one of the lucky ones that gets to say I love my job! I’ve been working with the environmental side of O&G since 2012 and I get to see how far industry has come and how above and beyond many are going to ensure the environment and employees are protected." [Oilpro]
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