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Forced precision no help to leasing decision accuracy

March 22nd, 2019

Confusion about precision and accuracy works deviously in the politics of climate.

 

Baker Hughes: Canada drops 56 rigs for the week

March 22nd, 2019

Canada has dropped 56 rigs for the week ended Mar. 22, according to Baker Hughes data. With 105 rigs running, the count is less than the 161 units drilling this week a year ago. The number of oil-directed rigs in Canada fell by 49, bringing the count to 49 rigs for the week. Gas-directed rigs were down 7 to 56 units.

Nigeria lets contract for Port Harcourt refinery revamp

March 22nd, 2019

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. subsidiary Port Harcourt Refining Co. has let a contract to Maire Tecnimont subsidiaries to provide services as part of the first leg of a long-planned rehabilitation project at the Port Harcourt refining complex—which includes a 60,000-b/sd hydroskimming refinery and 150,000-b/sd full-conversion refinery—in Nigeria’s Rivers State.

PTTEP outlines Malaysian plans after acquisition, block wins

March 22nd, 2019

PTT Exploration & Production PCL (PTTEP) has won two exploration blocks in Malaysia while acquiring Murphy Oil Corp.’s properties in the country. PTTEP together with Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd. signed production-sharing contracts with Petronas for exploration and production rights of two offshore blocks, PM407 and PM415, in shallow waters off Peninsular Malaysia under the Malaysia 2018 bidding round.

Denbury, Penn Virginia end merger agreement

March 22nd, 2019

Denbury Resources Inc., Plano, Tex., and Penn Virginia Corp., Houston, have ended a merger agreement estimated to have been worth $1.7 billion.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil dips below $60/bbl

March 22nd, 2019

Light, sweet crude oil for May delivery dipped to settle just below $60/bbl on Mar. 21, while Brent prices for May settled under $68/bbl. Production cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela are contributing to a tightening of supply, buoying prices near 2019 highs.

Equinor: Johan Sverdrup lift sets record

March 22nd, 2019

Equinor reported “the heaviest lift ever performed offshore” at Johan Sverdrup oil field under development in the Norwegian North Sea. The company also let a construction installation contract for the second development phase to TechnipFMC.

4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge

March 22nd, 2019
Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape. Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better shock absorption, morphing airplane or drone wings, soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices.

[ASAP] Hypoxia Causes Transgenerational Impairment of Ovarian Development and Hatching Success in Fish

March 22nd, 2019

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b07250

[ASAP] Inhibition of Microbial Methylation via <italic toggle=”yes”>arsM</italic> in the Rhizosphere: Arsenic Speciation in the Soil to Plant Continuum

March 22nd, 2019

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b07008
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