Energy Briefs for December 13, 2016.

IN TODAY’S Energy Briefs: Gorgon woes continue; Shell idles ships; Rosneft buys Zohr stake; Dutch wind win; Exxon setback; Xcite fizzles; Emu Downs begins; Perenco T&T deal; Strike GSA; Butler dry; UIL survey award; Protean R&D refund; Fitzroy squibs; NOGA approved; PE buys German blocks; IOG's Blythe power; Atlantic installed; and Romanian well spuds.

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Chevron Corporation

 
Gorgon Train 1 is still reportedly offline.
 
The latest outage, which has now lasted almost two weeks, is the latest in a string of issues for the inaugural train on Barrow Island.
 
Train 2 has largely worked uninterrupted since being brought into action, with a small one-day shutdown on December 7.
 
The project has suffered a string of issues since Train 1 started up at the US$54 billion development in March.
 
Train 3 is expected to begin production next year.
 

Shell

 
Shell has announced it is idling two ultra-deepwater drillships because of the challenging ...