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Offshore Oil and Gas call for bids in Jeanne d’Arc region, Canada

The Canada‐Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C‐NLOPB or the Board), Canadian offshore oil & gas regulators, has issued a call for bids in three parcels of Jeanne d’Arc region.

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Brazil aims to raise 7.2 billion euros in oil and gas auctions by 2019

At the 6th Latin American Energy Economics Meeting, held in Rio de Janeiro on April 3, 2017, Paulo Pedrosa, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, declared that Brazilian government aims to raise 7.2 billion euros (24 billion Reais) with auctions to explore and produce Oil and Gas in the presalt exploration areas.

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Do you know which are the largest offshore Oil & Gas production platforms of the world?

Offshore Oil & Gas platforms are engineering projects with pharaonic sizes, taking several years and billions of dollars to be completed. But when completed, they are able to extract Oil & Gas from one of the most inhospitable places on the planet: oceans’ soil. 

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481,737 km2 of offshore and onshore acreage for oil and gas exploration in New Zealand

New Zealand is offering a large area of offshore and onshore acreage for oil and gas companies to explore. Bids should be submitted before September 6, 2017 in order to obtain exploration permits.

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Shell Offshore launches its first project in the Gulf of Mexico since 2015 with the ambitious Kaikias project

The final investment decision for starting a joint-project named Kaikias has been taken by Shell Offshore Inc., subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, and MOEX North America, wholly owned subsidiary of Mistui Oil Exploration Co. 

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Snake-like robots: are we contemplating a safest future for subsea operations?

Snake-like robots are inspired by the stability and wave-like locomotion of serpents and it presents itself as a solution to allow mobility in challenging and unknown environments, such as deep-waters, remote mountains and even the human body. Offshore companies, such as Statoil and Kongsberg Maritime in Norway and CYC International in Singapore have been using these robots to improve the safety of subsea inspection and maintenance. 

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Open Ocean in the June issue of Oilfield Technology Magasine

Jerome Cuny, one of the Open Ocean founders. highlights the uses for sophisticated metocean hindcasting in offshore oil and gas operations in Oilfield Technology Magasine. He explains how does ocean modeling work and what is the challenge of ocean numerical simulation.

 

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Windturbine should permit a better oil offshore exploitation

By matching the development of floating wind turbine technology with the oil industry’s need for water injection for maximizing oil recovery, DNV GL proposed a concept called WIN WIN, which stands for WINd- powered Water INjection. WIN WIN comprises a floating wind turbine which supplies power to a water injection process, and is a fully stand- alone system that includes pumps and basic water treatment.

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Do you know the Oil’s magic number?

Oil prices reflect supply and demand balances, with increasing prices often suggesting a need for greater supply. Producing greater supply, in turn, typically requires increased investment in exploration and production (E&P) activities.

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North Sea oil industry to receive a £250 million emergency investment package

David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the UK, has announced a £250 million package to boost the North Sea oil industry. 

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