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Boskalis confirms ‘Black Marlin’ tilted in Malaysian yard

Boskalis confirms ‘Black Marlin’ tilted in Malaysian yard

Dutch maritime company Boskalis has confirmed that one of its heavy-lift vessels was involved in a tilting incident in Malaysia.

 

Samsung to build two drillships for $1.3B

Samsung to build two drillships for $1.3B

Samsung Heavy Industries has received an order to construct two drillships. The value of the contract is estimated at $1.27 billion.

Petronas FLNG hull launched in South Korea

Petronas FLNG hull launched in South Korea

PETRONAS has launched the hull of its first floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG 1) facility at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.

 

McDermott installs Papa Terra platform offshore Brazil

McDermott installs Papa Terra platform offshore Brazil

McDermott International, Inc. has installed the P-61 Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (“TLWP”) for the PPT BV Joint Venture, consisting of Petrobras and Chevron.

 

Contracts worth $1.1B awarded as part of Shah Deniz Stage 2

Contracts worth $1.1B awarded as part of Shah Deniz Stage 2

The Shah Deniz consortium, lead by BP, has awarded more contracts as part of its Shah Deniz 2 development program, offshore Azerbaijan.

 

Scottish oil worker shot dead in Brazil

Scottish oil worker shot dead in Brazil

An oil worker from Scotland has been killed in a carjacking attempt in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

 

Xcite Energy, AMEC, Arup working on Bentley platform design

Xcite Energy, AMEC, Arup working on Bentley platform design

Xcite Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with AMEC Group Limited and Ove Arup & Partners Limited (“Arup”), which sets out the principles of co-operation for the design and development of Arup’s self-installing, steel ACE platform for the Bentley field in the North Sea.

 

Shell drops Ormen Lange subsea compression project

The Ormen Lange partners have decided to postpone the Offshore Compression Project for Ormen Lange field

 

Serica: Lomond platform is viable, but not only option for Columbus field

Serica is still looking for an alternative export solution for its North Sea field.

 

Successful drill stem test in Norwegian Sea for VNG

Successful drill stem test in Norwegian Sea for VNG

Faroe Petroleum has announced a successful Drill Stem Test on the 6406/12-3S Pil exploration well (Faroe 25%), drilled 33 kilometres from the Njord production facility (Faroe 7.5%) in the Norwegian Sea.

 

Statoil: Gudrun field worth the wait (VIDEO)

Statoil: Gudrun field worth the wait (VIDEO)

At 07.25 on 7 April, Statoil and its partners (GDF SUEZ and OMV) started production on the Gudrun oil and gas field in the North Sea.

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