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New Zealand Pushes Ahead to Grow Upstream Sector, Reap Economic Gains

August 29, 2014

With New Zealand’s two main political parties – National and Labour – broadly supportive of the role that the petroleum sector can play in the local economy, industry players are cautiously optimistic about future developments in the industry, especially as New Zealand heads toward its Sept. 20 general elections to choose a new government. While… Continue Reading »

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NOAA Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened

August 29, 2014

NOAA announced it will afford Endangered Species Act protections to 20 coral species. All 20 species will be listed as threatened, none as endangered. Fifteen of the newly listed species occur in the Indo-Pacific and five in the Caribbean. “Coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth, providing habitat for many… Continue Reading »

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Doctor Dies of Ebola In Nigeria’s Oil Hub Port Harcourt

August 29, 2014

A doctor in Nigeria’s oil hub of Port Harcourt has died from Ebola after treating a contact of a Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa’s most populous country, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said in a statement that the doctor fell ill after… Continue Reading »

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Senior Ministers Discuss Progress of MH370 Search

August 29, 2014

Senior Ministers from Australia, Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China met today to discuss progress in the search for MH370. Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Warren Truss MP, chaired the meeting with the Malaysian Minister of Transport, Mr. Liow Tiong Lai and the Chinese Vice Minister of Transport, Mr He Jianzhong. Ministers acknowledged and… Continue Reading »

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Walter Mazzone Dies at 96; Directed Navy Underwater Feats

August 29, 2014

Capt. Walter F. Mazzone played a pivotal role in two underwater Navy exploits during the 20th century. InWorld War II, he kept a waterlogged submarine from going belly up while it was carrying 40 Americans rescued from the Philippines. Twenty years later he helped organize the first Sealab tests of human endurance at crushing ocean… Continue Reading »

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NHC: Hurricane Cristobal Seen to Become Extratropical Cyclone Late Friday

August 29, 2014

Cristobal, the third hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season, is expected to become a powerful extratropical cyclone over the north Atlantic Friday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its advisory on Wednesday evening. The hurricane, located about 350 miles (560 km) west-northwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per… Continue Reading »

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UTEC Finalises Apache Infield AUV Inspection Off Australia

August 29, 2014

UTEC Survey Australia Pty Ltd has announced the successful completion of a major infield inspection of approximately 550 km of pipelines and 20 infield structures off the North West coast of Australia using two of its Gavia autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The work was completed on behalf of Apache Energy Limited. Offshore activity commenced in… Continue Reading »

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Australia’s Northern Territory Government Awards EP145 to Trident Energy

August 28, 2014

Mosman Oil and Gas Limited, the New Zealand and Australia focused oil exploration and development company, disclosed Tuesday that EP145 in Australia’s Northern Territory has been granted to Trident Energy Limited (Trident) by the Delegate of the Northern Territory Minister for Mines and Energy. The grant of EP145 before the end of the Offer Period… Continue Reading »

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Ophir Moves Back to Exploration in Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea

August 28, 2014

Ophir Energy plc provides an update on its operations in Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea. Successful Mzia-3 flow-test The Mzia-3 appraisal well in Block 1, Tanzania was completed in November 2013 having successfully encountered gas in the main Lower and Middle sand targets. The well was located approximately 6km to the north of the original Mzia-1… Continue Reading »

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Rig Company Seadrill Hit by Profit Miss, Cautious Outlook

August 28, 2014

OSLO, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Seadrill, the world’s biggeast offshore driller by market capitalisation, reported second-quarter earnings below forecasts on Wednesday and offered a cautious outlook for the rig market, sending its shares lower. Seadrill, the crown jewel in shipping tycoon John Fredriksen’s business empire, has been hit like other rig firms by oil companies… Continue Reading »

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