US to protect gas fields off Israel
US congressman Brian Higgins has introduced legislation for the US-Israel maritime security partnership act that aims to protect Israel’s coastline and natural gas fields from terrorist attacks.
Greenpeace in UK fracking bake-off
Celebrity sisters Emma and Sophie Thompson have joined activist group Greenpeace and local residents in Lancashire, UK, in an anti-fracking protest involving the making of a short film on a possible hydraulic fracturing site.
Kongsberg nets Saipem Ichthys deal
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies has signed a Nkr 80 million ($10 million) contract with Saipem for the Inpex-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in Australia.
Breitburn in $1bn private equity boost
Los Angeles-based Breitburn Energy Partners is easing its debt burden after getting a $1 billion injection from private equity player EIG Global Energy Partners.
EnQuest production up, profits down
EnQuest posted a net loss last year despite a hike in production, as the London-listed player also booked a sizeable amount in impairments.