Top News of The Week November 4- 9, 2013

SBM Offshore Fires COO

SBM Offshore Fires COO

SBM Offshore, a Dutch FPSO specialist, has informed that Bruno Chabas, CEO, has temporarily taken over the role of COO following the dismissal of Jean-Philippe Laures, COO.

 

Murphy Oil Abandons Azurite Field. BW Offshore Eyeing New FDPSO Deal

Murphy Oil Abandons Azurite Field. BW Offshore Eyeing New FDPSO Deal

PA Resources announced that production from the Azurite field, offshore Congo, has stopped as planned.  Field abandonment operations have kicked off. The final crude oil lifting for the joint venture took place on 1 November.

 

VIDEO: Two of Offshore Vessels List into Each Other

VIDEO: Two of Offshore Vessels List into Each Other

The Coast Guard and state and local authorities began working to ensure the safe transport of two troubled vessels being towed to a Brownsville scrap yard after one began listing into the other Thursday.

 

Transocean Orders Five Jack-Ups from Keppel. Eyeing Five More

Transocean Orders Five Jack-Ups from Keppel. Eyeing Five More

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has secured a repeat order from a subsidiary of Transocean Ltd. (Transocean) to build 5 KFELS Super B Class jackup rigs for US$1.1 billion.

 

BSEE: Black Elk, Contractors to Blame for WD 32 E Platform Explosion

BSEE: Black Elk, Contractors to Blame for WD 32 E Platform Explosion

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) released the panel investigation report into the November 16, 2012 explosion and fire that occurred on a platform operated by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations.

 

Statoil to Drill 20 to 25 Exploration Wells in Norway Next Year

Statoil to Drill 20 to 25 Exploration Wells in Norway Next Year

Statoil has announced “an exciting exploration programme in Norway also in 2014, building on the exploration successes of recent years.”

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