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2014-01-29 20:21:41

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) today reported that its subsidiary, Northern Offshore U.K. Ltd., has received notice that Wintershall Noordzee B.V. ("Wintershall") is exercising the first of two six-month options for the jackup Energy Endeavour. The commencement date of the option period will be in direct continuation following the end of the well in progress on May 1, 2014, which commits the Energy Endeavour to Wintershall for...

2010-10-11 11:20:00

TRIESTE, Italy, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ --- Esimit Europa 2 won the 42nd Barcolana regatta among the 1852 entrants and thousands of spectators and set a new record time of 56 minutes and 13 seconds on the 16.8-mile long course. Owner of the yacht, Igor Simcic, and his all-star crew started off perfectly and soon took the lead, sailing on average at about 15 knots. The yacht's glorious victory in fantastic atmosphere in Trieste was very well deserved -- the experienced team prepared great...

2008-11-13 03:00:14

German chemicals major BASF and Russian gas giant Gazprom have officially launched natural gas production at their ZAO Achimgaz joint venture in Siberia, Russia, which produces natural gas and condensate from the Achimov formation in the Urengoy deposit. Together with the natural gas field Yuzhno Russkoye, which was commissioned in 2007, Achimgaz is now the second joint natural gas production project by Gazprom and BASF in Siberia. The joint venture (JV) plans to recover up to 200 billion...

2008-10-03 09:00:33

By Judy Dempsey After years of negotiations, E.ON Ruhrgas and Gazprom signed a major deal Thursday giving the German utility a stake in the vast Yuzhno-Russkoye natural gas field in Siberia. In return, E.ON Ruhrgas will reduce its minority stake in the Russian gas monopoly by nearly half. The asset swap was announced in St. Petersburg in the presence of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia, who were holding a day of political and economic...

2008-10-02 12:06:52

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS St Petersburg, 2 October: Russia's Gazprom and the German electricity and energy holding company E.ON have signed an agreement on a joint participation in a project to develop the South Russian oil and gas field [sometimes called Yuzhno Russkoye gas field]. In the presence of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and [German] Chancellor Angela Merkel, the agreement was signed by [Gazprom CEO] Aleksey Miller and the chairman of the...

2008-09-04 06:00:21

French integrated energy company Total has entered into an agreement with Talisman Energy to purchase the shares of its Dutch subsidiary, Goal Petroleum for $480 million. The agreement, effective January 1, 2008, is subject to all necessary approvals by the authorities in accordance with Dutch legislation. The assets of Goal Petroleum, predominantly located in permits operated by Total, include 10.25% of the K4b/K5a license and 20.27% of the K5b license, both operated by Total E&P...

2008-08-22 03:00:40

Wintershall has announced that it is investing in crude oil production in Germany by drilling four new wells in Emlichheim in Lower Saxony by autumn 2008. After that the existing crude oil field in Aitingen, south of Augsburg, will be expanded by another exploration well. Wintershall, chemical major BASF's wholly owned subsidiary, has been producing crude oil in Emlichheim, near the German-Dutch border, for more than 60 years. This oil field is reportedly one of the oldest deposits in...

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