Finding extraordinary engineers for exceptional clients

Centrica submits PDO for Oda field offshore Norway

November 30th, 2016

Centrica PLC has submitted the plan for development and operation (PDO) for Oda oil field in the North Sea to Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Partee named Marathon Petroleum director of business development

November 30th, 2016

Brian Partee is slated to become director of business development at Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) with the retirement of James P. Heintschel II effective Jan. 1.

Development of Redox-Active Flow Electrodes for High-Performance Capacitive Deionization

November 30th, 2016

TOC Graphic

Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03424

FWS: Fresh ESA bid to list lesser prairie chicken may be warranted

November 30th, 2016

The US Fish & Wildlife Service announced that it completed an initial review of a fresh petition to list the lesser prairie chicken as an endangered species, and found sufficient evidence that the petition may be warranted. This will trigger a thorough status review, the US Department of the Interior agency said on Nov. 29.

Shell lets contract for Vito platform in Gulf of Mexico

November 30th, 2016

Shell Offshore Inc. has let a front-end engineering and design contract for the Vito platform in the Gulf of Mexico to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Dallas.

Laser technique boosts aerial imaging of woodlands

November 30th, 2016
A ground-breaking technique that allows green spaces to be mapped in 3D from an aircraft could boost biodiversity, aid human wellbeing and even help protect rainforests, say experts.

OPEC agrees to adjust production levels next year

November 30th, 2016

Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to curt their production levels by slightly more than 1 million b/d effective Jan. 1, 2017, to 32.5 million b/d from the cartel’s October production of 33.6 million b/d.

Canadian government approves two crude export projects, rejects third

November 30th, 2016

Canada’s federal government approved construction of two crude oil export pipelines on Nov. 29 while rejecting a third project. Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans-Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) from Alberta to Burnaby, BC, near Vancouver, and Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement south into US markets received green lights. Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta to a British Columbia coastal site farther north did not.

Baker Hughes, private equity to form land pressure pumping firm

November 30th, 2016

Oil field services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI), Houston, private equity firm CSL Capital Management LLC, and West Street Energy Partners LP (WSEP), a fund managed by the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs, have agreed to form a pure-play North American land pressure pumping company.

Energy reform bill compromise stalled, House committee official says

November 30th, 2016

Prospects for a joint US House-Senate conference to send compromise energy-reform legislation to the White House before yearend are growing dim because so many significant disagreements have remained unresolved, a House Natural Resources Committee official said.

Follow us: