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2014 News ... December back to January


ExxonMobil’s Outlook for Energy
Sees Global Increase in Future Demand


Dec 09, 2014    + + +    Significant growth in the global middle class, expansion of emerging economies and an additional
2 billion people in the world will contribute to a 35 percent increase in energy demand by 2040, according to a new report released today by ExxonMobil ... more


Siemens: Vision 2020
We make real what matters


"Vision 2020. We make real what matters" – this is the lead theme of the 2014 Siemens Annual Report. The report explains Siemens positioning along the electrification value chain and provides a comprehensive overview of the Company's main topics ... more


After scuttling South Stream,
Russia plans line to Turkey instead


Dec. 02, 2014    + + +  Russia has decided against the construction of the 930-km South Stream natural gas pipeline across the Black Sea from Russia to Bulgaria, citing delays on the part of the European Union in taking the steps necessary to move forward. Press reports have OAO Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller as confirming the decision originally announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Miller and Mehmet Konuk, chairman of Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corp., signed a memorandum of understanding Dec. 1 on instead building an offshore gas pipeline from the Russkaya compressor station (also South Stream’s starting point) under construction in the Krasnodar Territory across the Black Sea to Turkey.


Transaction completed between Wintershall and Statoil


Dec. 01, 2014   + + +  BASF Group company Wintershall is continuing its growth course in Norway. By acquiring shares in the production fields Gjøa (5%) and Vega (24.5%), Wintershall is increasing its production in Norway from about 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) to about 60,000 boe per day. In addition, Wintershall is taking over shares in the Aasta Hansteen development project (24%), the Asterix discovery (19%), the Polarled pipeline project (13.2%) and in four exploration licences near Aasta Hansteen ...


E.ON: New corporate strategy


Nov. 30, 2014    + + +   E.ON to focus on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions and to spin off the majority of a new, publicly listed company specializing in power generation, global energy trading, and exploration and production ... E.ON will focus on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions and combine its conventional generation, global energy trading, and exploration and production businesses in a new, independent company (“New Company”), a majority of which will be spun off to E.ON SE shareholders. This new organizational setup is the logical consequence of the new strategy that the E.ON SE Supervisory Board decided on at its meeting today ...



Accenture and SAP
offer new upstream operations management solution


Nov. 06, 2014 + + + Accenture and SAP SE are offering a new version of the SAP Upstream Operations Management application, which enables oil and gas companies to improve the accuracy of production data and identify production-optimization opportunities. As part of the expanding portfolio of solutions and services of Upstream Productions Operations by Accenture and SAP announced earlier this year, SAP Upstream Operations Management was co-developed to address these industry needs by the Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group and is delivered by SAP  ....


Siemens announces agreement to acquire Dresser-Rand

Sept. 22, 2014 + + + Siemens executes on its Vision 2020 with a decisive move to strengthen its core. The company has entered into an agreement with Dresser-Rand, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Dresser-Rand by way of a friendly takeover bid. Siemens' bid is unanimously supported by Dresser-Rand's Board of Directors. The offer price is $83 per common share in cash, or a total transaction value of approximately $7.6 billion ...

GE presents industrial internet solutions
for the oil and gas industry

Sept 16, 2014   + + +  The world is entering a new era of innovation known as Industrial Internet. Its essence is to connect brilliant machines with people at work to use data analytics to find new ways to address major global challenges of the industry. The Industrial Internet will unleash a productivity revolution the moment that the convergence of information allows operators to predict and prevent problems, eliminate downtime, waste and guesswork and improve performance for a stronger, faster, cleaner and safer world ....

Scenarios for Development of Russian Oil and Gas Production in the Mid-Term Amid New Economic and Geopolitical Realities

September 2014  + + +  This study examines a number of possible scenarios pertaining to the dynamics of hydrocarbon production in Russia until 2020, taking into account the existing and potential risks. Special attention is devoted to relations between Russia and the European Union due to the Ukraine crisis, economic relations between Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region, prospects for building pipelines westward and eastward from Russia, escalation of conflicts in the Middle East, as well as other factors having a direct or indirect influence on the country’s energy market. For details please visit: 

Panalpina establishes Energy Solutions
to serve world’s biggest logistics demands


Sept 5, 2014 + + + Panalpina has merged its Panprojects and Oil & Gas activities to create Panalpina Energy Solutions, a specialised service that designs tailor-made transport solutions for the world’s most ambitious energy projects. Panalpina veteran Hans Toggweiler heads the new entity. Panalpina’s latest move to improve has seen it merge two of its most distinctive activities to create a new specialised service for the energy sector. Panalpina Energy Solutions gives customers access to a global force of skilled professionals with the knowledge, experience and resources at their disposal to deliver on the most demanding logistics needs ...

Lisa Davis – new female executive at Siemens
Chief Executive Officer of the Siemens Energy Sector

On August 1, 2014, Lisa Davis began her work as a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. The native-born American will be responsible for the Power and Gas Division, the Wind Power and Renewables Division, the Power Generation Services Division, as well as the Region North America and the Region South America. Find her résumé here

E.ON and RasGas sign medium-term flexible contract for the supply of LNG

May 28, 2014   + + +   E.ON and RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) have signed a medium-term flexible contract, with immediate effect, for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar to the Isle of Grain in the United Kingdom. The three-year contract has the potential to supply up to around two billion cubic meters over its term  + + +  This contract deepens partnership with State of Qatar and develops E.ON’s presence in Middle East  ... and further diversifies E.ON’s gas supply portfolio. . .

Total discusses new horizons in frontier exploration


May 12, 2014 + + + There is reason to be optimistic about the state of oil and gas exploration and its future, according to Dominique Janodet, Vice President-New Business for Total E&P, who spoke at the recent Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. His presentation, entitled “New Horizons in Frontier Exploration,” was a repudiation of the idea that there are no more "large elephants" to be found in oil and gas exploration ... 
Siemens provides 150 wind turbines for largest Dutch offshore project

The Gemini consortium has signed all construction, operations and financing contracts yesterday with a total construction budget of nearly EUR 3 billion. With more than 20 parties involved 70 percent of this budget will be provided on the basis of project financing – making Gemini the largest-ever project financed offshore wind farm. For the Gemini project Siemens will deliver 150 wind turbines with a capacity of 4 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 130 meters each. The wind power plant is to be located in the North Sea, 85 km above the coast of Groningen. For Siemens this is the first order for an offshore wind power plant in Dutch waters ... more
Rolls-Royce to sell its energy gas turbine and compressor
business to Siemens

May 06, 2014 + + + Rolls-Royce announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its energy gas turbine and compressor business to Siemens for a US$1.3 billion cash consideration. The business being sold supplies aero-derivative gas turbines, compressor systems and related services to customers in the Oil and Gas and Power Generation sectors ...
Aker Solutions Splits
to Boost Competitiveness and Value Creation

©AkerSolutions April 30, 2014  + + +  Aker Solutions will split into two companies to speed up a streamlining process that will reduce costs and better position all parts of the group to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly competitive global energy industry. The Subsea, Umbilicals, Engineering and Maintenance, Modifications and Operations (MMO) areas will form a new company under the Aker Solutions name

The other units, including Drilling Technologies, Aker Oilfield Services and Process Systems, will be developed independently as part of a new oil-services investment company, named Akastor ...

2014 Worldwide Survey of Subsea Processing: Separation, Compression, and Pumping Systems (Poster, PDF, 21 MB)


Tables ... Worldwide Locations for Subsea Pumping, Compression, and Separation Systems ...Worldwide Survey of Subsea Gas Compression, Boosting, Water Injection, and Separation (By fields and projects) ... Subsea Processing Supplier Matrix ... Subsea Power Conditioning Equipment and Connectors ... Subsea Power & Processing Technology Attributes ... Subsea Processing Configurations ... Multiphase Boosting ... Mudline ESP or HSP System Samples ... Subsea Power Types and Configurations ... Subsea Separation Systems ... Subsea Seawater Injection ... Subsea Gas Compression Systems & Products ... and more

Selected Companies ... f.e. Bornemann ... Leistritz ... Sulzer ... Loher (Siemens) ... MAN Diesel & Turbo ... Siemens Industrial Turbo ... Brugg Cables ... NSW ... Nexans ... ABB ... NKT ... Aker Solutions ... Siemens Energy ... Siemens Subsea Power Grid ... out of ca. 100 companies included in the survey ...
RWE and LetterOne sign purchase agreement

March 28, 2014   + + +   RWE AG and LetterOne Group have today signed a contract for the sale of RWE Dea AG at an enterprise value of around €5.1 billion. The enterprise value includes around €0.6 billion in assumed liabilities. Peter Terium, CEO of RWE AG: “This is an excellent solution both for RWE AG and for RWE Dea. We have come to know the investors as reliable partners and I am delighted that they intend to establish Dea as a platform for their future Group's oil and gas activities.” ...
GE Opens Newly Expanded Oil and Gas Facility in Fót, Hungary

March 14, 2014   + + +  GE today formally opened its newly expanded oil and gas facility in Fót, Hungary. The GE Oil & Gas manufacturing plant has been substantially enlarged with the addition of a new 8,000 square meter manufacturing facility and a new office building of 3,000 square meters. The new state-of-the-art manufacturing base will provide central unit control panels (UCPs) for pipelines, LNG production facilities and other oil and gas applications ...
1100th Oil & Gas Flight in Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ History

20-02-2014   + + +  Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered 45 tons of oil and gas equipment onboard IL-76TD-90VD aircraft from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Prestwick (Great Britain). The cargo, parts of water-driven excavation system and auxiliary equipment, is destined for drilling operations and seabed engineering. This flight counts as 1100th mission in Airlines’ history of oil and gas transportations. As of early 2014 the total weight of this type of cargo delivered onboard An-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD aircraft was estimated at 74,000 tons ...
Siemens names new head to oil and gas sales unit
Karim Amin became the head of the Siemens Oil&Gas sales unit

Feb 19, 2014  + + +  Karim Amin, 36, became the head of the Siemens Oil & Gas (SOG) sales unit on February 1, 2014. He has been managing Siemens Energy Service with over 1,000 employees since 2011, and was responsible for business operations in the Middle East and in North Africa. Karim Amin studied at Cairo University and received his degree in electrical engineering in 2000. In 2011 he earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA)  ... more
MTU Series 4000 marine engines achieve NVR Certification
MTU showcased new gensets at Middle East Electricity

February 19, 2014   + + +   As the first engines in its power class the MTU Series 4000 was recently awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
+ + +  MTU Onsite Energy, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems brand, has presented a new product line of gensets at Middle East Electricity ...
Foster Wheeler to be bought by AMEC
Foster Wheeler: Study for Statoil LNG facility improvement

Feb 17, 2014   + + +  Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Statoil Petroleum AS to perform a study for the Snøhvit Improvement Project 2 at Melkøya, 450 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in Norway
+ + +  Foster Wheeler AG also announced Feb. 14, 2014, that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AMEC plc pursuant to which AMEC will make an offer to acquire all the issued and to be issued share capital of the Company ... more
Partners reveal plans for Johan Sverdrup offshore Norway

Feb. 13, 2014  + + +   Statoil and its partners have agreed on a concept for the first development phase of the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North Sea. This calls for a field center with four platforms and power from shore, to reduce carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from the Utsira High Area by 60-70%. Johan Sverdrup, one of the five largest oil fields discovered on the Norwegian shelf ...
Future of Equipment and Material Market for the Development of Oil and Gas Fields on Russia's Continental Shelf until 2025

RPI, a leading provider of research on the energy sector of Russia, the Caspian region, Central and Eastern Europe, will release this research report in April 2014.  The subject is Russia's offshore production projects in the Caspian, Black, Azov and Baltic Seas, in the Arctic and the Far East. Since 2005, RPI has analyzed on a regular basis the status of offshore projects and is republishing the report for the fifth time with the latest versions focusing on the demand of E&P companies for equipment as well as for contractor services ... more
World Deepwater
Market Forecast 2014-2018

Jan 30, 2014  + + +  Deepwater expenditure is expected to increase by 130%, compared to the preceding five-year period, totalling $260 billion (bn) from 2014 to 2018. As production from mature basins onshore and in shallow water declines, development of deepwater reserves has become increasingly vital. Robust oil prices support investment in deepwater developments – the sustained high oil prices over the past few years have increased confidence in the sector ... more.
South Stream Transport Signs Contracts for Supply of Pipes for the first line of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline

29 January 2014  + + +  South Stream Transport has contracted three pipe mills to supply over 75,000 steel pipes for the first line of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline. Europipe from Germany will supply 50% of the pipes, OMK from Russia 35%, and Severstal’s Izhora Pipe Mill in Russia another 15%. The contracts, with a total value of approximately 1 billion euros, were signed during a ceremony at the headquarters ...
Boeing reveals “the biggest breakthrough in biofuels ever”
Exclusive report by Karel Beckman


Karel Beckman
2014-01-27  + + +  In an exclusive interview with and Energy Post, Darrin L. Morgan, Director Sustainable Aviation Fuels and Environmental Strategy at Boeing, reveals that researchers at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, funded by Boeing, Honeywell and Etihad Airways, may have achieved “the biggest breakthrough in biofuels ever” ...

Message from Karel Beckman January 31: 
This exclusive interview - published on Monday, Jan. 27, was a huge success on the Internet. It got into the top-ten of the popular sharing website Reddit. On Thursday (Jan. 30) alone it was read over 95,000 times!
Lutz Wittenberg has been appointed the new
Group Chief Technology Officer at DNV GL

23.01.2014  + + +  In his new role, Lutz Wittenberg will be responsible for group-wide technology developments and report directly to Group CEO Henrik Madsen. In addition, he has become a member of the DNV GL executive committee. Lutz Wittenberg has significant industry and management experience at legacy GL, and comes from the role of Director of Technology, Services and R&D for DNV GL - Oil & Gas. He is succeeding Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL - Oil & Gas ...

BP energy outlook

sees 41% rise in world energy use to 2035

BP PLC’s Energy Outlook 2035, released Jan. 15, forecasts that world energy consumption will increase 41% between 2012 and 2035. Countries outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, especially China and India, are believed to contribute to virtually all of this growth. Global energy intensity in 2035 is 36% lower than what it was in 2012, while energy per capita use will increase by 14%  ... more

ThyssenKrupp industrial solutions:

Capabilities in plant technology

Jan 12, 2014  + + +  As part of its strategic way forward, ThyssenKrupp is strengthening its plant technology business as a major growth area for the Group. Uhde, Polysius and Fördertechnik are combined unter the roof of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions . . .


Seal New Zero-leakage KSB Refinery Pump

Jan 15, 2014  + + +  KSB South Africa in cooperation with EagleBurgmann specified high-efficiency magnetic couplings to seal the shaft for the newly designed API 685 process pump. It was also decided to use the couplings from the proven MAK685 series because they reliably cover a broad application field in the higher pressure and performance range ... more

MAN DIESEL&TURBO: First hermetically-sealed motor compressor unit for an offshore platform

  January 15, 2014  + + +  MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich was awarded a contract for a HOFIM™ compressor (High-Speed, Oil-Free, Integrated Motor). This is a significant business milestone: It is MAN's first hermetically-sealed compressor being installed on an offshore production platform – Ivar Aasen in the North Sea, run by Det norske oljeselskap ASA ... more
E.ON strengthens its position as a global leader in offshore windpower - Construction begins on Amrumbank West
  Jan 15, 2014  + + +  E.ON is further expanding its renewables business and has started construction of Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea. To help build Amrumbank West and other offshore projects, E.ON has chartered the MPI
Discovery, a self-elevating turbine installation vessel or jackup rig, for several years ... more
Siemens: New product family of Sitrans LG radar level transmitter measures using guided waves
  Jan 15, 2014  + + +  With its new Sitrans LG series, Siemens is offering a flexible portfolio of guided wave radar transmitters suitable for virtually any type of industrial application. The modular design of the four basic versions Sitrans LG240, Sitrans LG250, Sitrans LG260 and Sitrans LG270, with numerous configuration options, allows for level measurement in the oil, gas and chemical industry ... more
TÜV Rheinland Receives Contract from AREVA Wind
for Inspection of Elevators in the Global Tech I Wind Farm
  Jan 14, 2014 + + + TÜV Rheinland received a contract from AREVA Wind GmbH for the commissioning inspection of the elevator and service lifts for the new offshore wind farm Global Tech I. In total there are 80 turbines of AREVA Wind's™ model M5000 developed specifically for offshore wind projects with around five megawatts of power each. The project ... more

Wintershall and Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum

agree upon future co-operation

  January 13, 2014  + + +  Wintershall and Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum have agreed to work together in assessing future opportunities in North Africa and the Middle East (MENA). The parrties will combine Wintershall’s technological know-how and long-standing experience in the region with Mubadala’s growing capabilities to identify and execute E&P  ... 


Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG

New corporate name for Tognum AG

January 9, 2014 + + +  Effective immediately, the former Tognum AG will now operate under the name of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. Since March 2013, the specialist for large engines, pro-pulsion systems and distributed energy systems has been a wholly-owned subsidiary  ...  

BASF and Gazprom:

sign final asset swap agreement

December 23, 2014  + + +  BASF and Gazprom signed the final agreement to swap assets of equivalent value. Through the swap, the BASF subsidiary Wintershall will further expand its production of oil and gas and exit the gas trading and storage business ...


Contract for first commercial offshore wind farm in USA  

December 23, 2013  + + +  Siemens and Cape Wind have signed a major contract for the construction of  the construction of the the United States' first utility-scale offshore wind farm. Once the contract becomes effective in 2014, Siemens will supply ...


Battery storage system for "green2store" research project

Siemens is to deliver a Siestorage energy storage system to Süwag Energie AG for grid stabilization and temporary storage of the volatile power fed into the distribution grid from wind and solar plants. The custom-made storage system is based on lithium-ion batteries and has a capacity of 135 kilowatt hours (kWh) in this version ...


Worldwide Largest Agitator Seal for PTA Plant in China

For a major project, EagleBurgmann delivered currently the largest agitator seal (480mm shaft size) for use in a new PTA (Pure Terephthalic Acid) Plant in China. The order received from SPX Flow Technology included 13 agitator seals and supply systems. The dimensions and weight of the 1,500 kg mechanical seal presented new challenges ...

BASF's OASE Gas Treating technology

for the purification of natural gas

  BASF and Pacific NorthWest LNG (Canada) have concluded a license agreement and use of BASF's OASE® technology for the removal of carbon dioxide and sulfur containing components from natural gas for all trains of ... proposed liquified natural gas facility in the district of Port Edward, British Columbia, Canada ...



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