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Petrobras Completes First Petrochemical Naphtha Loading Operation At Abreu e Lima Refinery

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 15 January 2015

Yesterday (January 13), Petrobras carried out the first petrochemical naphtha loading operation at the Abreu e Lima Refinery (also known as RNEST), initiating the sales program for the product. The first batch of petrochemical naphtha will be delivered to customer Braskem, a petrochemicals group with operations across Brazil.

Petrobras Beats Daily, Monthly And Annually Records In Oil And Natural Gas Production In December

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 13 January 2015

Petrobras total oil and natural gas production in December, in Brazil and abroad, has reached an average of 2 million 863 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day, representing the best result ever achieved in the history of the Company. This volume has an increase of 4.4% from 2 million 741 thousand boed registered in November.

Plunging Oil Prices Highlight Need To Rationalize Decommissioning

SOURCE: DecomWorld | 13 January 2015

With Brent crude falling to its lowest price in four years this week, operators are under immense pressure to streamline costs and offshore decommissioning and abandonment is one of the biggest areas in need of improvement, analysts said ahead of a major summit in Houston.

Shell’s Nigerian Subsidiary Agrees £55 Million Settlement With The Bodo Community

SOURCE: Shell | 07 January 2015

Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), has today announced a £55 million settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two highly regrettable operational spills in 2008.

Nigeria: Total Achieves Flare-Out On Its Operated Ofon Field

SOURCE: Total | 07 January 2015

Total has completed the flare out of the Ofon field on Oil Mining Lease (OML) 102 offshore Nigeria. The associated gas of the Ofon field is now being compressed, evacuated to shore and monetized via Nigeria LNG.

McDermott Altamira Facility Is The First Fabrication Free Trade Zone In Mexico

SOURCE: McDermott | 06 January 2015

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) (“McDermott”) has received authorization from the Central Administration of Customs in Mexico to operate its Altamira fabrication facility near Tampico, Mexico, as a free trade zone.

SDG&E's Sunrise Powerlink Reaches 1,000 Megawatt Renewable Energy Goal

SOURCE: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) | 19 December 2014

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced today that more than 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable power is being delivered to the San Diego region made possible by the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line.

Barrick To Suspend Operations At Lumwana Following Passage Of New Mining Royalty

SOURCE: Barrick | 18 December 2014

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) today announced that the company will initiate procedures to suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following the passage of legislation that raises the royalty rate on the country's open pit mining operations from six percent to 20 percent.

CB&I Awarded Plant Services Contract Renewal

SOURCE: CB&I | 10 December 2014

CB&I (NYSE: CBI) today announced it has been awarded a contract renewal valued at approximately $80 million by a leading producer of high-performance specialty materials products for long-term maintenance, operations, engineering and other industrial services at multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S.

Pöyry Awarded Consulting Services Assignment For Renova's Wind Power Investments, Brazil

SOURCE: Pöyry | 04 December 2014

Renova Energia has awarded Pöyry with the consulting services assignment to establish a Project Management Office function for their wind power investments in Brazil. The assignment includes the design of general project management processes based on market best practice and Pöyry's expertise in implementing large projects, enabling consistent and high quality project delivery.