Oil and gas companies facing a chronic skills shortage have received a boost with news that the UK Government is to relax the rules on employing engineers from outwith Europe.
Newfield Exploration Company announced a significant natural gas discovery on the Block SK 310 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area, located 50 miles offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, in approximately 250 feet of water.
“With the Brazilian project booming, Petrobras will continue to invest and IHC Merwede is in a strong position to win more business in the near future,” said the company in the press release.
Lebanon’s pre-qualification phase for the 1st License Round has attracted bids from 52 oil companies. The companies had until March 28, 2013 to send in their offers in closed envelopes. The applications came from 25 different countries all around the world.
Sevan Drilling has confirmed that a three-year charter contract for operation in the US Gulf of Mexico has been entered into between one of its wholly owned subsidiaries and LLOG Bluewater Holdings LLC.