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Parkmead, Faroe in talks for joint FPSO use in North Sea

Parkmead and Faroe Petroleum are in talks to jointly develop their respective discoveries in the UK North Sea using an FPSO unit....

August 29 2014 / Read More »
SapuraKencana bags $124 M in new contracts

SapuraKencana bags $124 M in new contracts

Malaysian oilfield services provider SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad has, through its subsidiaries, been awarded several new contracts. The total value of the contracts is $124.3 million. TL Offshore Sdn Bhd (“TLO”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SapuraKencana...

August 29 2014 / Read More »
Loss widens for Bluewater

Loss widens for Bluewater

Bluewater Holdings bv, a Dutch supplier of floating production units and mooring systems to the international offshore oil and gas clients, has reported a deeper loss for the first half of 2014. The net result...

August 29 2014 / Read More »
Norwegian continental shelf map available for download

Norwegian continental shelf map available for download

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has made its new Norwegian continental shelf map available for download....

August 29 2014 / Read More »
Det norske drills duster in North Sea

Det norske drills duster in North Sea

Det norske oljeselskap ASA, as operator of production license 494, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 2/9-5S on the Heimdalshø prospect, in the North Sea offshore Norway.  The well was drilled about 30 km east...

August 29 2014 / Read More »
Lundin completes Luno II appraisal well. Cuts contingent resources estimate

Lundin completes Luno II appraisal well. Cuts contingent resources estimate

Lundin Petroleum has completed drilling of the appraisal well 16/4- 8 S in the Luno II discovery, offshore Norway. The Luno II discovery is located approximately 15 km south of the Edvard Grieg field in the North...

August 29 2014 / Read More »
Havyard to design four AHTS vessels for Grupo CBO (Brazil)

Havyard to design four AHTS vessels for Grupo CBO (Brazil)

Havyard Design & Solutions has announced that the company will deliver ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels. The vessels are to be built and operated by the Brazilian shipping...

August 29 2014 / Read More »
New Managing director for ONGC Videsh (India)

New Managing director for ONGC Videsh (India)

Narendra K Verma has taken charge at India’s ONGC Videsh as its Managing Director. Verma has been Director (Exploration) of the Maharatna ONGC since April 1, 2013 after having a more than three decades long...

August 29 2014 / Read More »
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HSE sanctions Shell over gas leak on North Sea platform

Shell UK Limited has been sanctioned by the UK Government’s Health and Safety Executive over a gas leak on a North Sea platform that...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

SapuraKencana hits big gas discovery off Malaysia

SapuraKencana has made another gas discovery at Bakong-1, the fifth and final well in its 2014 drilling campaign within the SK408 Production Sharing Contract area, offshore...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Antrim needs more time for Fyne FDP

Antrim Energy will not be able to submit the revised development plan for the Fyne field in the UK North Sea in time. To...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Largest jack-up rig in the world on a 12.000-mile journey

A jack-up rig, described by the owner and its builder as the largest of the type in the world has set upon a 12,345...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Double strike in Gulf of Mexico for Noble Energy

Noble Energy, Inc. today announced final well results at the Katmai exploration well and the Dantzler appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of...

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Afren suspends two more directors

After it suspended its Chief Executive Officer Osman Shahenshah and the Chief Operating Officer, Shahid Ullah, Afren, the oil company focused on Africa, doesn’t stop...

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Fitch: Big guns could target smaller offshore drillers

The cyclical downturn in the offshore oil and gas-drilling market may provide an opportunity for drillers with financial flexibility to buy high-yield peers at...

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

‘Pacific Sharav’ begins Chevron contract in GOM

Pacific Drilling, a Luxembourg-headquartered owner of ultra-deepwater drillships, has announced that one of its drilling units has begun its contract in the U.S. Gulf...

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Unions want answers on workers’ deaths. Slam ‘ineffective’ watchdog

Australian offshore safety watchdog NOPSEMA has informed that it has completed investigation into an explosion which lead to the deaths of two workers aboard...

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Wood Mac: Norway could take $84B in taxes if discovered resources are developed

Norway has 10 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of discovered natural resources yet to be developed, Wood Mackenzie reveals...

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »




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FES earns $4M for CLOV FPSO equipment work

FES earns $4M for CLOV FPSO equipment work

FES International, a global provider of fluid transfer systems, has completed a $4M project to design and manufacture 19 diverless bend stiffener connectors (DBSCs) for NOV/Subsea 7.   The DBSCs are to be installed on the CLOV floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, in...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Bristow helicopter lands on AUK after small leak found on airframe

Bristow helicopter lands on AUK after small leak found on airframe

An offshore helicopter needed to be examined this week on a North Sea platform, off UK, after a leak was discovered on the frame of the aircraft. After media reports claiming the helicopter was forced to land on the Talisman-operated platform in the North Sea, a...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Afren marks profit increase

Afren marks profit increase

Afren plc has announced its Half-yearly Results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. Profit after tax from continuing activities increased in the period to $160 million compared to $62 million earned in the same period 2013. Revenue for the period was $565 million...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Bureau Veritas issues rules for diving support units

Bureau Veritas issues rules for diving support units

An international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued a new Rule Note covering the Classification of Diving Support Units. The Rule Note NR609 sets out requirements for vessels used for manned diving operations whether they are fitted with an air system for shallow diving or a...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Magseis to shoot seismic in North Sea

Magseis to shoot seismic in North Sea

Magseis has been awarded a contract by Hess Denmark ApS for seabed seismic acquisition in the southern part of the North Sea....

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Rosneft restores system of meteorological observation in Kara Sea

Rosneft restores system of meteorological observation in Kara Sea

Russia’s Rosneft has reported that as part of a large-scale summer Arctic research expedition “Kara-Summer – 2014″ a meteorological station was installed on the island of Uedinenie. Thus, the expedition organized by the “Arctic Research and Development Center” (a joint venture of “Rosneft” and ExxonMobil),...

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Atlantic Petroleum buys interest in Norwegian Sea blocks

Atlantic Petroleum buys interest in Norwegian Sea blocks

Atlantic Petroleum has acquired a 10 percent interest from Ithaca Petroleum in production licences PL601 and PL602 in the Norwegian Sea. Atlantic Petroleum says that the transaction, subject to government approval,  is a result of the company’s strategic focus in this area. With the previously announced...

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

UTEC inspects Apache’s pipelines offshore Australia

UTEC inspects Apache’s pipelines offshore Australia

UTEC Survey Australia Pty Ltd has announced the successful completion of a major infield inspection of approximately 550 km of pipelines and 20 infield structures off the North West coast of Australia using two of its Gavia autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The work was completed...

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Kongsberg clinches Catcher FPSO job

Kongsberg clinches Catcher FPSO job

Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) will deliver an Integrated Control and Safety System for the new BW Offshore 'Catcher FPSO'....

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Norwegian continental shelf map available for download

Norwegian continental shelf map available for download

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has made its new Norwegian continental shelf map available for download....

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Largest jack-up rig in the world on a 12.000-mile journey

Largest jack-up rig in the world on a 12.000-mile journey

A jack-up rig, described by the owner and its builder as the largest of the type in the world has set upon a 12,345 nautical miles journey....

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Is this the coolest looking PSV in Norway?

Is this the coolest looking PSV in Norway?

Atlantic Offshore, a Norway-based supplier of offshore support vessels, is boasting a 'coolest looking' Platform Supply Vessel on the Norwegian Continental Shelf....

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

NDP calls for moratorium on drilling offshore Cacouna (Canada)

NDP calls for moratorium on drilling offshore Cacouna (Canada)

The New Democratic Party (NDP), Canada's major social democratic federal political party, is calling for a moratorium on offshore work near Cacouna, Quebec....

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

STV.TV: Pilots suspended after landing on wrong offshore platform

STV.TV: Pilots suspended after landing on wrong offshore platform

Two Bond Offshore pilots have been removed from the flight roster after they landed on a wrong offshore installation in the North Sea....

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

Zacks: Worst still to come for offshore drillers

Zacks: Worst still to come for offshore drillers

The latest spate of fleet status reports – with news of low dayrates and contract terminations – provide further evidence that being an offshore driller is just not fun right now, Zacks Equity Research writes in its blog. Year-to-date, shares of major companies have significantly...

Aug 25 2014 / Read More »
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