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Shell starts production in deep water Gulf of Mexico

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Shell starts production from second Mars platform in deep water Gulf of Mexico

Shell today announces it has begun production from the Mars B development through Olympus – the company’s seventh, and largest, floating deep-water platform in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the first deep-water project in the Gulf to expand an existing oil and gas field with significant new infrastructure, which should extend the life of the greater Mars basin to 2050 or beyond. Combined future production from Olympus and the original Mars platform is expected to deliver an estimated resource base of 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Read More…



Gulf Coast Pipeline Project

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Gulf Coast Pipeline Project Begins Delivering Crude Oil To Nederland, Texas

TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced at approximately 10:45 a.m. CST on January, 22, 2014, the Gulf Coast Pipeline Project began delivering crude oil on behalf of our customers to Texas refineries. The completion of this US$2.3 billion crude oil pipeline provides a safe and direct connection between the important oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma and delivery points on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

TansCanada Corporation’s President and CEO, Russ Girling commented: This is a very important milestone for TransCanada, our shippers and Gulf Coast refiners who have been waiting for a pipeline to supply oil directly from Cushing,” “This project is a critical, modern piece of American energy infrastructure that allows producers to safely connect growing production with the world’s most efficient refiners on the U.S. Gulf Coast. It also provides those American refineries the opportunity to use more of the crude oil produced in both Canada and the United States for decades to come.”

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Maintaining Integrity

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

E&I Inspection, Verification, Installation, Maintenance, Modification & Repair

Established in 1973, C&P Engineering Services Ltd is an award winning electrical and instrumentation (E&I) services company that has a reputation for minimising risk through the provision of safe, professional and versatile solutions.

C&P is dedicated to supporting the compliance, performance and maintaining integrity of E&I assets and construction projects. The company is vastly experienced in technically challenging and highly complex E&I construction project demands – onshore and offshore, upstream and downstream, throughout the UK and internationally. (more…)



Vale Restructures Its Investments In Power Generation

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Vale announces that it signed agreements with CEMIG Geração e Transmissão S.A. (CEMIG GT) to sell 49% of its 9% stake in Norte Energia S.A. (Norte Energia), the company responsible for the implementation, operation and exploration of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant (Belo Monte), and the creation of a joint venture consisting of power generation assets. Read More…



Noble Energy Says Spending To Rise To $4.8B in 2014

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Capital Spending To Increase

Noble Energy Inc on Tuesday said it expected capital spending to rise 23 percent to $4.8 billion in 2014, with 70 percent allocated to its onshore operations in the United States.

Oil and gas producers are stepping up spending on drilling in North America’s shale fields, which are seen as less risky and give higher returns.

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BP, Statoil Move Forward with Shah Deniz Stage Two

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Shah Deniz Stage Two Plans Have Been Confirmed

BP, Statoil and its partners have made the decision to go ahead and move forward with the Stage Two development of the giant Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.

The decision will also trigger plans to expand the South Caucasus Pipeline through Azerbaijan and the Republic of Georgia as well as plans to construct both the Trans Anatolian Gas Pipeline across Turkey and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline across Greece, Albania and into Italy.

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Fracking could be licensed on more than 60% of British land

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The Future of Fracking

An assessment finds major fracking effort would create jobs and income for local communities, but require thousands of fracking wells to be drilled and dozens of daily tanker journeys.

Two-thirds of the UK’s land will be available for fracking companies to license, a government map published on Tuesday shows, with new areas opened up in the Midlands, Cumbria and Wales. Read More…



HazardEx 2014

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

HazardEx 2014 Exhibitor – C&P Engineering Services 26th & 27th February 2014

C&P Engineering Services is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at HazardEx 2014. The two-day International Conference & Exhibition will be staged 26th & 27th February 2014 at The Holiday Inn Hotel, Runcorn, Cheshire, UK.

The HazardEx 2014 Conference and Exhibition is THE networking event for senior staff involved in high hazard industry safety, and attendees include senior engineers and safety managers, company directors, product manufacturers, regulators and certification bodies, amongst others to attend.

HazardEx 2014 DELEGATE BOOKING & MORE INFORMATION

Find out how C&P Engineering Services can assist you with your Ex asset performance, safety and integrity…come and talk to us at HazardEx 2014, Stand #17.

C&P Engineering Services will be holding meetings throughout the 2 Day Exhibition on the 26th & 27th February 2014.

While you visit us, why not enter our prize draw and get the chance to win one of 4 WOLF ATEX T6 SAFETY TORCHES for use in any Zone 1 or Zone 2 atmospheres.

Visit us at Stand #17 during the Exhibition, or alternatively book a meeting with us in advance…register your details below:

HazardEx 2014

More About HazardEx 2014

The HazardEx 2014 conference will include presentations by senior HSE Inspectors, UKPIA, and from prominent companies involved in the sector.  Subjects will include explosion prevention in mines, the latest IEC electrostatic guidance, DSEAR/ACOP revisions, hazard analysis, process safety standards, functional safety, SILs, ageing assets and maintenance, amongst much else.

Attendees will be engineers from the major process industries including Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Energy & Utilities etc. Essentially anywhere dust, vapour or gas can become an explosion risk hazard. To complement the two day conference (fee required, contact us for details), there will be a specialist exhibition alongside with free access, offering a range of products & services to all visitors. The Institute of Measurement & Control will also be running a workshop & seminar for all attendees as part of HazardEx, contact us for details & to register.

 

 

 



Grangemouth Petrochemical Plant Will Remain Open

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Grangemouth dispute: Ineos says plant will stay open

The Grangemouth petrochemical plant near Falkirk will remain open after a new deal was struck with workers. Staff were told in a mass meeting at 11:00 that the decision to close the site would be reversed.

Operator Ineos announced on Wednesday that the plant was to shut, with the loss of 800 jobs, after union members rejected a survival plan. But on Friday, Ineos said that Grangemouth Petrochemical lant and the neighbouring oil refinery with immediate effect. Read more…



Unite accepts survival plan for Grangemouth

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Grangemouth Refinery Survival Plan

Optimism has been expressed by political leaders for the future of the closure-threatened Grangemouth petrochemical plant after unions accepted a survival plan put forward by management.

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney and Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael spoke to plant owners Ineos on Thursday afternoon.

Unite had earlier agreed to “embrace” the firm’s proposals “warts and all”.

All 800 employees were told they would lose their jobs on Wednesday.

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