Popular news, May 18 – 24, 2015

Popular news, May 18 - 24, 2015

Last week, oil giant BP has announced that it will be switching to 3 on, 3 off rota starting January next year. ...

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U.S. offshore rig count nose dives

U.S. offshore rig count nose dives

Baker Hughes Incorporated has posted Weekly Rig Count reports to its Investor Relations website according to which ...

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Strike looms over offshore workers in Norway

Strike looms over offshore workers in Norway

SAFE, a Norwegian Union of Energy Workers, has held a meeting on May 21, 2015, with representatives of Norwegian ...

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Solstad Offshore makes 50 jobs redundant

Normand Skarven

Solstad Offshore (SOFF), a Norwegian offshore service and shipping company, will make 50 offshore workers redundant ...

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MHWirth axes 100 jobs in Norway

MHWirth axes 100 jobs in Norway

MHWirth, a provider of drilling solutions and services, is reportedly laying off 100 of its employees from several ...

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Fire on Petrobras' offshore platform injures two workers

Fire on Petrobras offshore platform injures two workers, halts output

Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned company, has reportedly stopped output at its P-56 offshore platform in the ...

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Odfjell Drilling sees profit fall, rig contracting risk

Deepsea-Atlantic

Odfjell Drilling, an international drilling, well service and engineering company, has seen a $5 million profit ...

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Petronas: First oil flows from Bukit Tua

Petronas First oil flows from Bukit Tua

Petronas has reached a milestone in its upstream operations in Indonesia with the first oil achieved from the Bukit ...

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Contract value for 'Safe Bristolia' slashed

Contract value for 'Safe Bristolia' slashed

Prosafe, a Cyprus-based owner of offshore accommodation rigs, has informed that the contract value for its ...

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Naming ceremony for Rem Offshore's PSV in Norway

Naming ceremony for Rem Offshore's PSV in Norway

Rem Offshore ASA, a Norwegian shipping company, will today name its new Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) Rem Arctic at ...

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Siem Offshore opts for DNV GL's software solution

Siem Offshore opts for  DNV GL's software solution

Siem Offshore has chosen DNV GL’s Synergi Project software to manage its nine newbuilding projects.  ...

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Statoil eyes wildcat in Norwegian Sea

Statoil eyes wildcat in Norwegian Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6706/11-2, in ...

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PSA probes jack-up Maersk Intrepid

PSA probes jack-up Maersk Intrepid

Between 17 and 20 March 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway carried out an audit of Mærsk Drilling ...

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2nd Annual Routine Maintenance GCC Summit

This year, the summit will discuss cost optimisation strategies and best practices that can help in improving equipment reliability whilst…

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5th Conference and Exhibition – China Sourcing Summit On Petroleum & Chemical Equipment (CSSOPE 2015)

The CSSOPE 2015 is the most important event in the industry with four years successful experiences…

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Offshore Well Control 2015

Safety Culture: Access innovative case studies on safety culture and leadership to ensure quality control, risk mitigation and process…

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SPE Artificial Lift Conference- Latin America and Caribbean

This conference will combine all aspects of the artificial lift system and all the interrelated components and methodologies, thereby…

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Eni and CEO receive Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Claudio Descalzi at IHS CERAweek 2015 (Image: Offshore Energy Today)

Italian oil major Eni and its CEO Claudio Descalzi have been awarded by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) with ...

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70+ countries agree on energy cooperation and investments

70 countries agree on energy cooperation and investments

On May 20 and 21, 2015, energy ministers and other high level officials from 75 countries including US, China and ...

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BP, Halliburton, Transocean settle Macondo claims

BP, Halliburton, Transocean settle Macondo claims

BP has reached settlement agreements with oilfield services firm Halliburton and drilling contractor Transocean, to ...

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UK offshore workers’ strike ballot goes forward

Offshore workers' strike ballot goes forward

Offshore workers in the UK have decided to move ahead with a strike ballot over what they say are unilateral ...

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TAP gets green light from Italy

TAP gets green light from Italy

The Italian Government has granted Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) its Single Authorisation Permit. The Single ...

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Petrobras inks $1.5B funding agreement with China

Petrobras inks $5B funding agreement with China

On May 19, 2015, Brazil’s state-owned company Petrobras has signed a cooperation agreement with the China ...

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Assistant Driller

Maersk Drilling Norge AS was established in 1990 and employs a staff of approximately 1000 people.

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Electrician

For one of our clients we are looking for a Ships Electrician. Our client is a company with worldwide activities. You will work in a rotation of 4 till 6 weeks on and off.

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QC Coordinator Offshore

Do you attach great importance to quality and do you have an affinity with offshore projects? Then read about what Van Oord can offer you.

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ExxonMobil encouraged by oil discovery off Guyana

ExxonMobil encouraged by oil discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil recently discovered hydrocarbons offshore Guyana, while drilling the Liza-1 exploration well at the ...

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WorleyParsons, Exxon resolve Arkutun Dagi dispute

WorleyParsons, Exxon resolve Arkutun Dagi dispute

WorleyParsons has reached a settlement of a dispute with Exxon Mobil Corporation, as operator for, and on behalf ...

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New Wintershall boss to take helm month earlier

Announced board changes in Wintershall month earlier

Germany’s Wintershall has informed that the change at its helm will come about a month earlier than ...

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Jee to work on North Sea EOR project

Captain EOR project

Jee Ltd, a subsea engineering and training firm, has been awarded a contract from Amec Foster Wheeler for the front ...

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MEO closes Beehive farm-out

MEO closes Beehive farm-out

MEO Australia Limited (MEO) has completed the farm-out of a 30% participating interest in the WA-488-P exploration ...

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Pacific Rubiales shareholders urged to accept takeover bid

Pacific Rubiales shareholders urged to accept takeover bid

Canada’s Pacific Rubiales Energy, an oil company with assets in Latin America, has entered into a definitive ...

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