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The first shipment of LNG from ExxonMobil PNG Limited’s US$19 billion PNG LNG project recently left Papua New Guinea carrying a cargo bound for Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. (TEPCO), in Japan. Production from the first train began in April and production from the second train has begun as more wells came online.

ShawCor Ltd.’s pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract valued at US$70 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd. for and on behalf of the South Caucasus Pipeline Company Ltd. for coating services for the South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion (SCPX) project.

Technip, in partnership with China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation, was awarded a contract by Basra Gas Company for front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Ar Ratawi Natural Gas Liquids Train 1 project at North Rumaila in Basra Province, Iraq.

Petrofac has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to provide services for its Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP) in the Harweel Cluster of fields in the south of Oman.

The Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline consortia are going forward with key contracts for the development of the Shah Deniz Stage 2 and South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion (SCPX) projects in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea. The contracts, covering both project management services and construction, follow the final investment decisions announced in December 2013.

Chevron Corporation confirmed its subsidiaries have signed agreements with the Argentine oil company YPF S.A. to continue development of shale oil and gas resources from the Vaca Muerta formation located in the Neuquén province in Argentina.

T.D. Williamson (TDW) has completed a pipeline pressure isolation operation in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea on behalf of a major operator.

McDermott International, Inc. installed the P-61 Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (TLWP) off Brazil for the PPT BV joint venture, consisting of Petrobras and Chevron.

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia's foreign minister insists the EU's order to halt construction work on the South Stream pipeline in Bulgaria is only a brief delay in the project planned to bypass Ukraine as a transit country and consolidate Russia's energy grip in Europe.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has entered into agreements with Petrobras to provide well intervention services off Brazil.

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