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Aker BP completes drilling of wildcat northeast of the North Sea’s Alvheim field

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7/23/2019 STAVANGER — Aker BP ASA, operator of production license 442, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/2-21 (Liatårnet). The well was drilled about 40 km northeast of Alvheim field in the central part of the North Sea, and about 200 km northwest of Stavanger. The primary and secondary exploration targets for the well Read More

Post-apocalypse US: Russian fan turns iconic ‘Electric State’ comic into movie before Hollywood

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‘Electric State’ the movie, based on the breathtaking artwork of Swedish illustrator Simon Stalenhag, has at last been confirmed. And one Russian artist has already provided a glimpse of how the post-apocalyptic flick might look. Gigantic futuristic structures and carcasses of massive battle robots seamlessly embedded into images of rural America – those were the Read More

French submarine that disappeared with 52 sailors on board in 1968 found

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A French Navy submarine which inexplicably disappeared off the Toulon coast in the Mediterranean on January 17, 1968 has finally been rediscovered over five decades later. The Minerve disappeared without a trace with 52 sailors on board, amid speculation that a faulty rudder, a possible collision with another vessel, or even a torpedo or missile Read More

Strong quake jolts Athens, three people lightly injured

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the Greek capital Athens on Friday, briefly knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running from buildings in panic. Rocks block part of a road following an earthquake in Aspropirgos, near Athens, Greece, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis The European Earthquake Read More

Strong earthquake in Athens sends people running out into streets

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A strong earthquake has struck Athens, causing people to run out into the streets of the Greek capital and causing minor injuries. The quake was initially measured at magnitude 5.1 by the Athens Institute of Geodynamics, but the US Geological Survey gave it a higher preliminary reading of 5.3. It hit at 2.13pm local time Read More

Schlumberger names new CEO

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7/19/2019 PARIS — Schlumberger Limited has announced that its board of directors has appointed Olivier Le Peuch as its CEO and member of the Schlumberger board, effective Aug. 1, 2019. Le Peuch succeeds Paal Kibsgaard, who will retire as CEO effective that same date. Also effective Aug. 1, Kibsgaard will step down as chairman of Read More

Iran suggests ratifying deeper nuclear inspections in return for US sanctions relief

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The Iranian Foreign Minister has said he offered Washington to provide the UN nuclear watchdog immediate expanded access to all parts of the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the immediate lifting of US sanctions. Speaking to reporters in New York on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran had reached out to Washington Read More

Wild Well Control taps Fugro to enhance subsea capping stack capabilities

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7/18/2019 HOUSTON – Wild Well Control has contracted Fugro to provide BOP intervention skids and test units for its WellCONTAINED Subsea Response Kit. The new 450/150 Mark 3 BOP intervention skids from Fugro increase both pumping capability and water depth rating for the subsea capping stack. The Fugro systems enable full skid testing without the Read More

BOEM announces region-wide lease sale for GOM

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7/18/2019 WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer 77.8 million acres for a region-wide lease sale scheduled for Aug. 21, 2019. The sale would include all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Lease Sale 253, scheduled Read More

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes southwest Iran

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GENEVA (Reuters) – A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran, the Mehr news agency reported on Thursday. The quake struck at a depth of 14 kilometers (8.7 miles), according to Mehr. The agency did not provide any information about possible casualties or damage. Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Read More