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Pipe buckling caused Deepwater Horizon disaster, U.S. CSB says

Pipe buckling caused Deepwater Horizon disaster, U.S. CSB says

Deepwater Horizon disaster caused by drill pipe buckling, U.S. Chemical Safety Board discovers.

Troll A gets new compressors

Troll A gets new compressors

On 4 June, two new compressors were lifted aboard the Troll A platform in the North Sea. Once the compressors are up and running next year, they will boost recovery from Troll by more than 83 billion standard cubic meters of gas.

 

VIDEO: Subsea 7 ‘Seven Arctic’

VIDEO: Subsea 7 ‘Seven Arctic’

Subsea 7′s new Heavy Construction / Flexlay vessel Seven Arctic will, according to the owner, be a highly capable construction vessel capable of worldwide operations.

Queen’s Speech: Oil industry to pay for new regulator? (UK)

Queen’s Speech: Oil industry to pay for new regulator? (UK)

The UK government’s legislative programme outlined in Queen’s Speech included a section on the Wood Report, which says that the new Regulator to oversee the UK’s offshore operations should be fully funded by the industry.

 

Eirik Raude confirmed as Falklands-bound rig

Eirik Raude confirmed as Falklands-bound rig

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has signed a drilling contract for one of its semi-submersible drilling rigs, the Eirik Raude.

Wood Mackenzie: FPSO a cheaper solution for Johan Castberg

Wood Mackenzie: FPSO a cheaper solution for Johan Castberg

Wood Mackenzie’s latest analysis of the Johan Castberg area in the Barents Sea considers the alternative development concepts under consideration by Statoil and partners Eni SpA (ENI) and Petoro AS.

 

Total hires Seadrill’s ‘West Jupiter’ drillship for Egina field

Total hires Seadrill’s ‘West Jupiter’ drillship for Egina field

Seadrill Limited has secured a contract with Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd for employment of the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Jupiter, in support of the EGINA ultra-deep offshore project in Nigeria.

BG hits gas offshore Tanzania

BG hits gas offshore Tanzania

Ophir Energy plc announces the successful results of the Taachui-1 & subsequent Taachui-1 ST1 well in Block 1, Tanzania which has resulted in a new gas discovery.

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