Top Stories Songa Offshore wraps up rigs sale

Songa Offshore wraps up rigs sale

Songa Offshore SE, a Cyprus-headquartered offshore drilling contractor, has today completed the previously announced sale of the Songa Mercur and Songa Venus rigs to the Opus Offshore Group. In line with the press release dated...

July 23 2014 / Read More »
Offshore Namibia seismic results encouraging, Pancontinental says

Offshore Namibia seismic results encouraging, Pancontinental says

Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL has advised that the 3D and 2D seismic surveys carried out earlier in 2014 in EL 0037 offshore Namibia are starting to yield very encouraging results. Initial Assessment of Seismic Data Initial...

July 23 2014 / Read More »
UK Government encourages investment in uHPHT O&G fields

UK Government encourages investment in uHPHT O&G fields

Today (23 July 2014) the government (UK) has published a consultation on a new cluster area allowance to encourage investment in ultra high pressure, high temperature oil and gas fields. There is still a considerable...

July 23 2014 / Read More »
Eastern Shipbuilding to build MPFSV for Harvey Gulf

Eastern Shipbuilding to build MPFSV for Harvey Gulf

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has entered into a contract with Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc. (HGIM) to construct a new Robert Allan, LTD. RAmpage 6400 Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV) at Eastern’s Panama City, Florida facilities....

July 23 2014 / Read More »
Semco Maritime and PVMS form new rig upgrade player (Vietnam)

Semco Maritime and PVMS form new rig upgrade player (Vietnam)

Semco Maritime and PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard have joined forces to establish high class rig upgrade player in South East Asia – Vung Tau Rig Services. The initiative shall tap into the growing market for rig...

July 23 2014 / Read More »
Primeline in LS36-1 gas field production trials (China)

Primeline in LS36-1 gas field production trials (China)

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. has announced that the trial production of gas from the LS36-1 gas field has now started. As previously announced, with the completion of the last section of the gas sales pipeline...

July 22 2014 / Read More »
Cosco bags $300M in offshore and shipbuilding contracts

Cosco bags $300M in offshore and shipbuilding contracts

The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited has announced that shipyards, which are subsidiaries of the Company’s 51% owned subsidiary COSCO Shipyard Group Ltd, have secured contracts valued at approximately $300 million to build...

July 22 2014 / Read More »
Swissco buys Scott and English Energy

Swissco buys Scott and English Energy

Shareholders of Swissco Holdings Limited, a marine service provider for the offshore oil and gas industry, have approved the acquisition of Scott and English Energy Pte. Ltd. for approximately $230 million (S$285 million). Scott and English...

July 22 2014 / Read More »
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Petronas: First oil flows at Bentara field off Sarawak

Petronas has announced that Bentara field in the Balai Cluster Risk Service Contract (RSC) area located offshore Sarawak, has achieved its first oil production...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Petrobras’ June oil production up 1.7 per cent (Brazil)

Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras has announced that the company’s June oil production in Brazil averaged 2,008 thousand barrels/day (bpd), up 1.7% from May’s...

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

ExxonMobil spuds in Neptun Block off Romania

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, and OMV Petrom S.A. have announced the start of drilling at the...

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

Qatar Petroleum hires GDI’s new jack-up ‘Halul’

Gulf Drilling International Limited, a subsidiary of Gulf International Services, has announced that they have been awarded a new contract by Qatar Petroleum for...

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

Sembmarine gets FPSO conversion contract for Kaombo Project

Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard has secured a Floating Storage Production Offloading (FPSO) conversion contract worth about S$600 million from Saipem SA, France...

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

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Workers stuck on North Sea rig due to helicopter leak A crew consisting of 18 oil workers has been left stranded on a North...

Jul 20 2014 / Read More »

Tullow farms into Cooper Block off Namibia

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. has executed a Farm-out agreement with Tullow Kudu Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc., pursuant...

Jul 18 2014 / Read More »

BOEM in Western Gulf of Mexico lease sale

Acting Director of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Walter Cruickshank has announced that the bureau will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for...

Jul 18 2014 / Read More »

Announcing Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2015, The Netherlands

We are pleased to announce that next year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference will be held on 13 & 14 October 2015. Save the...

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »

OMV strikes oil in Black Sea (Romania)

OMV Petrom has announced the success of an exploration well drilled in Istria XVIII offshore Perimeter (shallow water). The Marina 1 well encountered a...

Jul 16 2014 / Read More »




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Hercules Offshore in Q2 slowdown

Hercules Offshore in Q2 slowdown

Hercules Offshore, Inc. has reported income from continuing operations of $6.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, on revenue of $243.0 million for the second quarter 2014, compared to income from continuing operations of $16.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, on revenue of $211.5 million...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Congresswoman Capps urges BOEM to prohibit new offshore lease sales

Congresswoman Capps urges BOEM to prohibit new offshore lease sales

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) led a letter from members of the California Congressional Delegation to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, urging her and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to prohibit any new offshore oil and gas lease sales in the Northern...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Bristow provides AW189 flights to Cygnus field

Bristow provides AW189 flights to Cygnus field

The first commercial flight of the much anticipated new generation AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter took place on July 21, 2014, as Bristow flew eight passengers out to the Cygnus field in the Southern North Sea. The aircraft is the first of two AW189s to be stationed...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

ITF names new Chairman

ITF names new Chairman

Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), the organisation driving oil and gas technology development and collaboration, has appointed John Wishart as its new chairman with effect from 1st August, 2014. Wishart is group director for Lloyd’s Register Energy and will take on the additional responsibility of chairmanship...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Oil & Gas UK welcomes Government’s Consultation on uHPHT Allowance

Oil & Gas UK welcomes Government’s Consultation on uHPHT Allowance

Oil & Gas UK has welcomed the announcement that today (July 23) the government has published a consultation on a new cluster area allowance to support investment in ultra high pressure, high temperature (uHPHT) oil and gas fields. Michael Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s economics...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Xodus signs vibration services contract with Qatargas

Xodus signs vibration services contract with Qatargas

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has been awarded a contract with Qatargas to provide vibration engineering services at onshore and offshore facilities. Working in partnership with Chiyoda Almana Engineering, Xodus will look to develop a long‐term piping integrity management programme to assess, reduce or eliminate...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Byron Energy: GoM well tripping into hole

Byron Energy: GoM well tripping into hole

Byron Energy Limited has advised that at 4 pm on 22 July 2014 (USA Central time) the Byron Energy SM 6 #1 BP02 well was tripping into the hole at 3,700 feet (1,127 metres) measured depth (also 3,700 feet true vertical depth). Over the next twenty-four hours...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Centrica hits dry well in North Sea

Centrica hits dry well in North Sea

Centrica Resources Norway AS, operator of production license 405, has completed drilling of wildcat well 8/10-6 S. The well is dry. The well was drilled 13 km southwest of the Ula field in the southeastern part of the North Sea. The purpose of the well...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

FMC Technologies’ Q2 driven by subsea division

FMC Technologies’ Q2 driven by subsea division

FMC Technologies, Inc. has reported second quarter 2014 revenue of $2.0 billion, up 16 percent from the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share were $0.95 compared to $0.44 in the prior-year quarter. The quarterly earnings included a pre-tax $86 million gain, or $0.23 per diluted...

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »
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AMEC catches Sea Lion FEED

AMEC catches Sea Lion FEED

Rockhopper Exploration has confirmed that Premier Oil, operator of the Sea Lion field in the North Falkland Basin in which Rockhopper holds a 40 per cent interest, has now formally awarded the Tension Leg Platform (TLP) Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract to AMEC....

Jul 11 2014 / Read More »

‘Maersk Viking’ kicks off GoM operations for ExxonMobil

‘Maersk Viking’ kicks off GoM operations for ExxonMobil

Danish drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has informed that one of the company’s drillships has started drilling operations in the US Gulf of Mexico. Maersk Drilling has reported through their Facebook page that the company’s first drillship Maersk Viking began operations in Gulf of Mexico for the U.S....

Jul 10 2014 / Read More »

Offshore helicopter safety report reveals ‘macho bullying culture’

Offshore helicopter safety report reveals ‘macho bullying culture’

On 23 August 2013, a Super Puma L2 helicopter, owned by CHC, on its way from the Borgsten Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig, was on approach to Sumburgh Airport when it crashed. Four passengers were killed. That was the fifth accident in four years involving a...

Jul 9 2014 / Read More »

Greenpeace calls for Lego to rescind Shell deal (VIDEO)

Greenpeace calls for Lego to rescind Shell deal (VIDEO)

Greenpeace, an international environmentalist group, is continuing with its campaign against a co-promotion deal between Shell and LEGO....

Jul 8 2014 / Read More »

‘Brasil Voyager’ takes first crude cargo from Papa-Terra

‘Brasil Voyager’ takes first crude cargo from Papa-Terra

The first cargo has been successfully offloaded from what is expected to be Chevron's largest investment in Brazil: the offshore Papa-Terra heavy oil development in the Campos Basin....

Jul 8 2014 / Read More »

Petrobras facing $15B loss in case of SBM Offshore contracts termination

Petrobras facing $15B loss in case of SBM Offshore contracts termination

Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, said today that it may have a reduction of $15 billion in net income between 2014 and 2018 in case of termination of current contracts with SBM Offshore. To remind, SBM Offshore, the world’s largest provider of floating production units has...

Jul 7 2014 / Read More »
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