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Digital Oil Field Technology in Oil & Gas Upstream Sector

Cost pressure and operation difficulties in challenging fields that supplies a considerable share of global demands, force operator companies in E & P to change their conventional ways of managing their assets and move toward implementing automation and digital oil field. On the other hand, increasing concerns and strictness related to environmental and safety issues and the forecast of a ...

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Training in Oil and Gas Upstream Industry; A Concern to Notice

The issue of training in different industries by considering the new occupational needs in various technical and managerial departments and the presence of expert human resources is of utmost importance. The significance of this issue in the oil industry is multiplied when investigating the statistics of the dependence of many industries on oil and gas. According to a IHS study, ...

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Iraq votes to end KAR operations in Kirkuk

The Iraqi parliament on Monday voted to halt development operations by Kurdish company KAR Group in the contested oilfields of the Kirkuk region, local media reported. According to the parliament’s decision, all exports from the fields will now be undertaken by Iraqi state firm SOMO. The move triggered a protest from Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Region of ...

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Chevron revives Kurdistan drilling

Chevron will resume drilling operations at the Sarta block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The US company said in a statement on Tuesday that it would return staff to their posts in the region and re-launch operations “in the near future.” The company announced in October that it had temporarily suspended operations in the Kurdistan Region. In September 2017, ...

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5th edition ballot of API Standard 53 issued; comments due by 21 February

The 5th edition ballot of API Standard 53, “Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells,” has been issued and can be found here. This proposed edition features new language applicable to onshore BOP equipment. Comments can be submitted via API’s website using ballot ID 4329. Anyone can comment on a letter ballot, and all ballot responses are due on or before 21 February ...

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Apache awards new Platform Drilling Management contract with Archer for the Forties and Beryl fields

Archer announced that effective from 1 January 2018, Apache has awarded a new three-year contract to Archer for the provision of Platform Drilling Management Services which include operations and maintenance on their Forties and Beryl fields. This will include the Forties Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta as well as the Beryl Alpha and Bravo platforms. In addition to the firm contract ...

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Iran Sells $40b of Oil in Current Calendar Year

Iran could generate 40 billion dollars by selling crude oil in the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21, a senior diplomat said. Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi said the country could generate the revenue thanks to implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) back in January 2016. He said the landmark deal has fully ...

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South Pars, Indicator of Iranian Contractors

Gholam-Reza Manouchehri has experienced working both in offshore and onshore. He is well familiar with subsea pipelaying and refinery construction. He also knows sanctions and lack of finance.  Manouchehri has a brilliant background in companies like Petropars and Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC), both involved in the development of South Pars gas field. He is now serving as ...

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