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BP has started up the Thunder Horse Northwest Expansion project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico four months ahead of schedule and 15 percent under budget. Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Read more

Upstream

Sempra Energy and Total S.A. have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides the framework for cooperation in the development of North American LNG export projects. Read more

Tanks/Terminals/Storage

BP and partners announced that the Final Investment Decision (FID) for Phase 1 of the innovative cross-border Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development has been agreed. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

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The proposed facility, in Aliaga in western Turkey, would produce 1.25 million tonnes per annum (tpa) of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), 840,000 tpa paraxylene (PX) and 340,000 tpa benzene. Read more

Downstream

Britain’s BP has launched the sale of U.S. oil and gas onshore assets that could raise more than $3 billion to help pay for other fields in the United States it bought in October from BHP. Read more

M&A/Investment

BP Plc began restarting the blending oil unit at its 413,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BP, on behalf of co-venturers Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, achieved first oil production from the giant Clair Ridge project in the West of Shetland region offshore UK. Read more

Upstream

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BP Plc’s trading arm on Friday entered a tolling agreement with the owners of an idled oil refinery in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, cementing plans to bring the plant back online six years after it was idled by previous owners. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BP announced today that approval has been received from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to proceed with the Vorlich development in the central North Sea, which will target 30 million barrels of oil equivalent... Read more

Offshore & Marine

BP Plc plans to shut the large crude distillation unit (CDU) this week at its 413,500 barrel per day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery to begin an overhaul. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BP announced today that it has successfully deployed Plant Operations Advisor (POA), a cloud-based advanced analytics solution developed with Baker Hughes, a GE company, across all four of its operated production platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Me Read more

Offshore & Marine

BP Plc said that its joint-venture 155,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Toledo, Ohio, refinery was returning to normal operation following an unplanned outage. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Total is not looking at investing in the U.S. shale oil industry when asked whether peer BP’s $10.5 billion acquisition of U.S. shale assets from BHP Billiton. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

BP Plc’s Whiting, Indiana, refinery is running above its faceplate capacity of 413,500 barrels per day (bpd) after restarting a crude distillation unit (CDU) over the weekend. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

BP’s $10.5 billion move to acquire most of BHP Billiton shale acreage in North America, signals a bold return by the UK oil giant to the lower 48 states and gives it a prominent position in the red-hot North American tight oil play. Read more

M&A/Investment

Investors should feel confident about BP’s, Eni’s and Shell’s increased wave of new project approvals during the recent downturn. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

BP plc and its partners in the Shah Deniz consortium announced Monday the start-up of the Shah Deniz 2 gas development in Azerbaijan. The BP-operated, $28 billion-project is the first subsea development in the Caspian Sea... Read more

Offshore & Marine

According to George Williamson, Manager of Upstream Engineering for BP, said employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and robotics technology as inspection tools provides “a huge financial value” Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Texas Gulf Coast took a beating this past year with record-breaking weather and oil uncertainty; however, the oil and gas industry, specifically the refining sector, continued to move past a few bumps and bruises. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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