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FT: Shell Submits Revised Drill Plan for Arctic

August 30, 2014

Aug 29 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc has sought permission from the U.S. government to drill in the Arctic Ocean and is keeping open the possibility that it could drill there next summer, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. The newspaper reported that Shell had filed an exploration plan for approval by the Bureau… Continue Reading »

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Malaysia: Another Gas Discovery from Bakong-1 for SapuraKencana

August 30, 2014

SapuraKencana Energy Sarawak Inc. has made another gas discovery from Bakong-1, the fifth and final well in its 2014 drilling campaign within the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) area, offshore Malaysia. Bakong-1 is a significant discovery with a gross gas column in excess of 600 metres in the primary target reservoir within the Late Miocene… Continue Reading »

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MDSU 2 Team Works with Divers in Colombia

August 30, 2014

Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) are in Colombia working with divers from the Armada de la Rebublica de Colombia as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014. This week the MDSU divers brought out an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and demonstrated its capabilities to divers and dive students from… Continue Reading »

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Brent Falls, US Crude Rises As Global Demand Seen Weak

August 30, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil fell and U.S. crude rose as ample global supply and lackluster demand pressured the global benchmark while positive U.S. economic data supported oil prices in the world’s largest oil consumer. U.S. gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2 percent annual rate instead of the previously reported… Continue Reading »

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Det norske Drills Dry Well on Heimdalshø

August 30, 2014

Det norske oljeselskap ASA, as operator of production license 494, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 2/9-5S. The well was drilled about 30 km east of the Valhall field on the Heimdalshø prospect. 2/9-5S was the first well to test a new play concept in the Mandal High area, where Johan Sverdrup and Utsira… Continue Reading »

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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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