Shell agrees to sell Gabon onshore assets
27 March, 2017
Anglo-Dutch oil and gas major Shell has agreed to sell 100% of its Gabon onshore assets for US$587m to Assala Energy Holdings Ltd.
Siemens and Saipem enter subsea technology agreement
Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem and German engineering group Siemens have entered a joint development agreement to qualify and promote a new subsea control system technology.
Sonatrach to invest US$50bn to boost Algeria’s oil production by 14%
24 March, 2017
Algeria’s state-run oil company Sonatrach Group has announced plans to invest more than US$50bn over the next four years in a bid to boost crude oil output by 14%.
CoGen to build biomass facility in Cheshire
UK energy-from-waste specialist CoGen is set to build a 21.5MW biomass facility near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
25 UKCS licences awarded by OGA in 29th Offshore Licensing Round
23 March, 2017
The UK’s Oil and Gas Authority has offered for award 25 licences for 111 blocks or part blocks on the UK Continental Shelf to 17 companies for exploration or production.
Vestas to supply 50 turbines to Indiana Meadow Lake 5 project
Danish turbine specialist Vestas has been contracted by EDP Renewables North America to supply turbines to the 100MW Meadow Lake 5 project in Indiana, the US.
Subsea cable contract awarded for US$2.1bn UK-Norway interconnector
22 March, 2017
National Grid North Sea Link Ltd has appointed multinational engineering firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide submarine cable services to the 1.4GW interconnector link between the UK and Norway.
Phase two of Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum solar park inaugurated
The 200MW second phase of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority’s Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum solar park has been inaugurated in Dubai.
Canada province unveils 70MW wind plans
21 March, 2017
Prince Edward Island, one of Canada’s maritime provinces off the coast of Nova Scotia, has announced plans to develop 70MW of new wind energy capacity.
Shell to drill 161 new wells in Australia
Anglo-Dutch multinational Shell has announced plans to drill 161 new gas wells offshore Queensland by the end of 2018.
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