US & Canada

USGS, BOEM hike Alaska resource estimates

US Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke issued an updated resource assessment showing that the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, Western Beaufort Sea, adjacent Alaska state and Native lands, and state waters might contain 17.6 billion bbl of crude oil and more than 50 tcf of natural gas. Oil Exploration & Production News

Jurong Shipyard finds buyer for semisub

Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Shipyard has agreed to terms for the sale of the semisubmersible drilling rig West Rigel to an undisclosed buyer for $500 million. Oil Exploration & Production News

Crondall to continue Lancaster FPSO support

Hurricane Energy has contracted Crondall Energy to provide engineering support during the early production system phase of the Lancaster oil field development, west of Shetland. Oil Exploration & Production News

BP boosts computing power in Houston

BP has more than doubled the total computing power of its Center for High-Performance Computing in Houston, making it the most powerful supercomputer in the world for commercial research, the company claims. Oil Exploration & Production News