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 Begins Delivering Crude Oil To Nederland, Texas
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 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…
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.
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.
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 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:
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 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…