Statoil has awarded European Marine Contractors the assignment of laying a pipeline between the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea and a subsea template on the Šsgard field's Midgard deposit.
New Zealand energy company Contact Energy Ltd and its cornerstone shareholder, Edison Mission, have given the go-ahead to a ASD 164 million peaking power plant in Victoria.
Venezuela will create a new state gas company this year to spearhead development of the country's huge natural gas reserves on an equal footing with the strategic oil industry.
ABB, the global power and automation technology group, in partnership with Heerema of The Netherlands, has been awarded a contract by Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd (Esso), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation, to design, build and commission a deepwater tension leg platform for the Kizomba A Project located in the deepwater Block 15 offshore Angola.
Conoco Inc. has awarded two engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contracts for the USD 1.6 billion Belanak offshore natural gas development.
Soren Gandrup has been appointed the vice president of sales (Europe) of the Danfoss Flow Division.
BASF will significantly increase the production capacity at Ludwigshafen for its high-temperature resistant plastics based on polysulfone and polysulfone ether.
The gasket manufacturer Victor Reinz (Neu-Ulm, Germany) has been awarded the Certificate for Top Customer Satisfaction by the Steinbeis Transfer Center for Product and Processing Evaluation in Mainz, a subsidiary of the Steinbeis Foundation.
Petroleum Argus and Commercial Services Company have formed a strategic alliance in the area of natural gas liquids, whereby Petroleum Argus will market and sell the publications of Commercial Services throughout the world.
ABB, the global technology group, has acquired FIP SA, a supplier of pressure-containing equipment for oil and gas production in Mexico.