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Dolphin's Norwegian North Sea survey underway

Jul 31, 2015

Dolphin Geophysical is acquiring 4192sq km of new Multi-Client 3D SHarp Broadband seismic in the northernmost region of the Norwegian North Sea. The survey targets both open and newly awarded APA acreage. Current acquisition progress stands at 40%…

OP delivers Helix intervention equipment

Jul 30, 2015

OSBIT Power (OP), a leading Northeast England offshore and subsea engineering company, has successfully delivered two well intervention equipment projects, totaling several million pounds, to Helix Well Ops UK for installation on the Q7000…

Sea Trucks wins Pemex contract

Jul 29, 2015

Image: Jascon 31/Sea Truck Group Sea Trucks Group has won a charter for the Jascon 31 in the Gulf of Mexico. The DP3 accommodation construction vessel will start sailing soon from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico…

Freeport-McMoRan fails off Morocco

Jul 28, 2015

Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas failed to intersect secondary objectives at the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco after reaching a depth of 4653m within the Lower Cretaceous, according to partner Pura Vida Energy.  Wireline logs have…

Dolphin begins East Campeche multi-client survey

Jul 28, 2015

Dolphin Geophysical has commenced the East Campeche 2D long offset multi-client survey in Mexico, utilizing the M/V Artemis Arctic. The licensed approved 19,597 line-km survey is well positioned towards the recent Mexican announced five-year…

Trinity terminates Centrica T&T deal

Jul 27, 2015

Trinidad and Tobago-focused Trinity terminated its US$23 million agreement with Centrica to acquire the British company’s 80% interest in two offshore blocks. According to Trinity, it has been unable to extend the term of its agreement…

Babcock project reaches milestone

Jul 27, 2015

Image: manifolds leaving Rosythe/Babcock A major milestone has been reached in Babcock’s delivery of 73 subsea structures for BP’s Quad 204 offshore redevelopment project, 130km west of Shetland…

Meridium, Stork expand partnership

Jul 27, 2015

Meridium, provider of the Asset Performance Management (APM) software and services, announced an expanded partnership with Stork Asset Management Consultancy. Stork became a Meridium Certified Services Provider (MCSP) earlier this year…

Harkand in Mexico inertial metrology survey

Jul 27, 2015

Image: diver working/Harkand Harkand has carried out the first-ever free inertial metrology in Mexico's waters and at a new depth for this approach in the region. The global inspection…

Equalizer launches Xtegrity business

Jul 27, 2015

Equalizer Group has set up a separate service company headed up by general manager Alan Morrison to take forward the development of its award-winning Xtegrity system. As GM of Equalizer Flange Integrity Systems (EFIS) Morrison, who has almost 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector…

Seabed Geosolutions to start ADNOC work

Jul 27, 2015

Seabed Geosolutions is due to mobilize for a variation order signed by Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) with CGG to conduct a shallow water seabed survey offshore Abu Dhabi. The survey is over the Ghasha-Butini field, will take around 12 months and has a value of around US$125 million…

Tendeka, Eternal Asia sign two-year AICD agreement

Jul 24, 2015

Tendeka, a provider of completions systems and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, has signed a two-year agreement with Eternal Asia Supply Chain Management for the exclusive supply of its FloSure autonomous inflow control devices (AICDs) in China…

Damen launches Maersk Connector

Jul 24, 2015

Maersk Supply Service, DeepOcean UK and the Damen Shipyards Group gathered at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, to witness the launch of subsea support vessel Maersk Connector. The vessel is owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service…

Dolphin starts 3D SHarp off Australia

Jul 23, 2015

Dolphin Geophysical continues its seismic operations in Australia on the Northwest shelf by initiating a large 3D SHarp broadband multi-client (MC) survey covering approximately 15,000sq km.  In cooperation with TGS and supported by major oil companies…

NUTECH integrates reservoir intelligence technology

Jul 23, 2015

NUTECH, a petrophysical analysis and reservoir intelligence company, offers an integrated set of proprietary technologies that takes reservoir intelligence to the next level by providing a comprehensive and evolving picture of a reservoir…

SMD delivers ROVs to COOEC

Jul 23, 2015

Image: Quantum Work Class ROV/SMD SMD announced the delivery of three Quantum Work Class remotely operated vehicle (WROV) systems to China’s largest offshore engineering construction company…

DNV GL kicks off standardization JIP

Jul 22, 2015

Variations in owner, operator and regulatory requirements during engineering and construction phases at South Korean shipyards present a huge challenge for operators and drive up costs. DNV GL has kicked off a joint industry project (JIP) with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)…

Rowan retires two rigs

Jul 22, 2015

Rowan Companies retired two of its 32 offshore drilling rigs from service — the Rowan Alaska and Rowan Juneau —  effective as of 1 July 2015. The company entered into contracts for sale of the rigs with an expected closing by the end of the month…

Xplorer eyes offshore Morocco

Jul 22, 2015

UK-listed small-cap exploration firm Xplorer has today signed a memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of a working interest in five shallow offshore exploration permits off the coast of Morocco. Xplorer has negotiated the acquisition from Teredo International of Teredo Morocco…

Fugro adds cable-lay to portfolio

Jul 22, 2015

Fugro is now offering cable-lay in addition to trenching to its offshore windfarm and tidal energy clients. The company has equipped its trenching vessel Fugro Saltire with a compact, custom-made, cable-lay spread. This comprises a reel drive system to store the cables…

Geoholm RSV contract extended

Jul 21, 2015

Petrobras has extended the RSV contract for the vessel Geoholm for 18 months until December 2016.  The extension is a direct continuation of the current contract and the vessel has been operating for Petrobras since January 2014. The…

InterMoor completes Juniper installation work

Jul 21, 2015

InterMoor completed its role in the largest foundation installation project offshore Trinidad and Tobago to date. The final stage of the project involved hooking up Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.’s Ocean Victory semisubmersible drilling rig…

Misreporting costing operators £700million

Jul 21, 2015

Research from NEL, the flow measurement research and development specialist, reveals that the North Sea oil and gas sector could be misreporting more than £700million per year. This is due to its reliance on the American AGA-8 standard to measure gas composition of North Sea fields…

Collaboration wins at Jack/St. Malo

Jul 20, 2015

Chevron information technology teams from around the world put their stamp on Jack/St. Malo, providing the technical support that helped the major capital project achieve first oil in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico (GOM), reports the company…

Songa won’t pay Daewoo cost overruns

Jul 20, 2015

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) delivered notices of arbitration regarding the construction contracts for Cat D-rigs to be delivered to Songa Offshore, according to Songa Offshore CEO, Bjørnar Iversen. In its 1Q 2015 interim financial report…

Sinopacific snaps up Middle East and Mexico orders

Jul 20, 2015

Chinese shipbuilder, SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group won the bid for the construction of nine anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) and its wholly owned subsidiary, ESNAAD. The design that won the bid is the SPA80A…

Maersk Drilling extends rig contract

Jul 17, 2015

Image: Heydar Aliyev/Maersk Drilling Maersk Drilling has been awarded a five-year contract extension for the semisubmersible Heydar Aliyev rig with BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) acting as operator of  the Shah Deniz field…

Wintershall gets North Sea consent

Jul 16, 2015

Wintershall, operator for production license 248 in block 35/11 in the North Sea, has received consent to drill exploration well 35/11-18 in the North Sea. The formation into which the well will be drilled is designated 'Syrah'. Drilling…

Repsol, RSI announce joint technology project

Jul 16, 2015

Repsol and RSI have signed a three-year, US$11.5 million agreement under which they will co-develop a state-of-the-art platform for the integrated interpretation and joint inversion of seismic and CSEM data within a rock physics modeling framework…

Energean completes 3D survey

Jul 16, 2015

Image: seismic vessel/ Energean Mediterranean and North Africa-focused Energean Oil & Gas completed a new 3D seismic survey over the Prinos oil field and its surrounding licenses, in the Gulf of Kavala…

Polarcus accredited five DNV GL qualifications

Jul 16, 2015

Polarcus has recently completed a comprehensive verification process in collaboration with specialists from DNV GL to review and audit the company's procedures, methodology, data and calculations, software architecture, and technical…

Talos consortia only Round One winner

Jul 16, 2015

The Talos Energy, Sierra Oil & Gas, and Premier Oil joint venture was the only winner at Mexico’s historic Round One, in which the consortia was awarded two blocks. Map of Blocks 2 and 7. From Premier…

ARKeX gets east coast survey permit

Jul 15, 2015

ARKeX announced it has been awarded the first geological and geophysical oil and gas exploration permit by the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM).  The ARKeX survey will acquire an airborne broadband gravity and magnetic survey over Outer…

Aker bags Hebron work

Jul 15, 2015

Aker Solutions has won a maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) contract from ExxonMobil for engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services at the Hebron oilfield offshore Canada. The Hebron oil field is located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador…

SBM Offshore sells Turritella stake

Jul 15, 2015

SBM Offshore has divested a 45% stake in the FPSO Turritella to Mitsubishi Corp. (MC) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line). MC purchased 30% stake and NYK Line purchased 15% stake in the joint venture companies incorporated for the purpose of owning and operating the vessel…

Sea Truck gets first Brazilian award

Jul 15, 2015

Sea Trucks Group has announced the recent award of its first contract in Brazil. Sea Trucks will provide accommodation support services to Saipem for 300 personnel on board, including lifting operations, storage support and logistic support services for modifications works of an FPSO…

ABB receives Hyundai Heavy Industries orders

Jul 15, 2015

ABB received orders from Hyundai Heavy Industries for electrical and telecommunication systems. The order is worth around US$100 million, with about half booked in the 4Q of 2014, almost $27 million in the 1Q of this year and $20 million in 2Q…

Permasense opens Aberdeen office

Jul 14, 2015

Permasense has opened an Aberdeen office to demonstrate its commitment to upstream clients. This follows the recent launch of ET210 – Permasense’s product for the real-time monitoring of corrosion and erosion at upstream oil and gas assets…

PetroVietnam, Murphy sign MOU

Jul 14, 2015

On 8 July 2015, the general secretary of Vietnam’s communist party, Nguyen Phu Trong, witnessed the signing of important cooperation documents between enterprises of Vietnam and the US at the US Chamber of Commerce. Nguyen Xuan Son, chairman…

Plexus inks Petronas license

Jul 14, 2015

Engineering firm Plexus' Asian joint venture with Integrated Petroleum Services, Plexus Products, has secured a PETRONAS license to manufacture and supply Plexus’ POS-GRIP wellhead equipment in Malaysia.   Plexus believes that with the PETRONAS license secured…

MX Oil invests in offshore Nigeria

Jul 13, 2015

MX Oil agreed to invest in an indirect, non-operated 5% revenue interest in the OML 113 license, offshore Nigeria, which includes the Aje field, a substantial development stage project with proven, flow tested discoveries where production is expected by January 2016…

ProSep awarded PEMEX contract

Jul 13, 2015

Houston-headquartered ProSep, an oil, gas and water treatment specialist, has been awarded a contract with PEMEX to supply its ProBlend mixer technology. The six-month project – awarded through ProSep’s in-country agent AGA Process – will…

Viking Supply Ships, Eni, extend contract

Jul 10, 2015

Viking Supply Ships has extended the contract with Eni Norge for the Ice-classed AHTS Njord Viking. The vessel is now firm with Eni Norge till 31st December 2016.  Further, the charterer has the option to extend the charter period with 2 x 6 months…

Baker Hughes wins Statoil contract

Jul 10, 2015

Statoil Petroleum awarded Baker Hughes an eight-year contract to design and supply production chemicals to the offshore Norne field and the deepwater Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea. Work is anticipated to begin in July 2015…

GE awards SRP connector development contract

Jul 09, 2015

Subsea Riser Products (SRP) and part of its marine risers and moorings business, has secured a contract to develop and qualify its Nimway 510 and Nimway 710 completion and workover riser connectors for GE Oil & Gas. The connectors are designed for water depths of up to 3000m…

Woodside awards Global Maritime service contract

Jul 08, 2015

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring has been awarded a contract for the provision of mooring and rig positioning services to the Australian oil and gas company Woodside. Under the contract with Woodside, Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring…

Woodside awards Global Maritime service contract

Jul 08, 2015

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring has been awarded a contract for the provision of mooring and rig positioning services to the Australian oil and gas company Woodside. Under the contract with Woodside, Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring…

Well Control School expands training center

Jul 08, 2015

Well Control School (WCS), a provider of accredited well control training, announced the renovation and expansion of its training center in Laurel, Mississippi. WCS will now be able to offer more accredited courses for the WCS and IADC WellCAP/WellSharp certification programs…

2H Offshore wins two Stampede contracts

Jul 08, 2015

2H Offshore has been awarded two separate contracts, one by Hess Corp. and a second contract by Enbridge Energy Co., to verify the design, fabrication and installation phases of the steel catenary risers (SCRs) for the Stampede field development in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)…

Polarcus moves to new Houston location

Jul 08, 2015

Polarcus has relocated its North and South America regional office in Houston, Texas, to new premises in the Cobalt Center, Memorial City, as the company expands its regional footprint. The new Polarcus office is located in a Class A designated building…

Global Maritime wins Woodside work

Jul 08, 2015

Global Maritime Group has been awarded a contract for the provision of mooring and rig positioning services to the Australian oil and gas company Woodside. Under the contract with Woodside, Stavanger based Global Maritime's business Deep…

Datum360 awarded and delivers for Martin Linge project

Jul 07, 2015

Datum360 has been awarded - and has already successfully delivered - a US$1.05 million (£685,000) contract by Total to provide a data warehouse for the ground breaking Martin Linge project in the Norwegian North Sea. Currently under construction…

Triyards wins $175 million in vessel orders

Jul 07, 2015

Triyards has won vessel orders worth US$175 million (which excludes owner furnished equipment), resulting in visibility into the financial year ending 31 August 2017.  The vessel orders for two enhanced BH450 series liftboats will be the third and fourth in the series to be built by Triyards…

Hercules-2 officially launched

Jul 07, 2015

A major cross-industry initiative led by Wärtsilä, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to develop basic technologies for use in two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines has been officially launched. The Hercules-2 project is aimed…

EMAS lands Thailand, West Africa contracts

Jul 07, 2015

EMAS Offshore secured three new awards for charters with oil majors in West Africa and Thailand valued at more than US$24 million (including options). In West Africa, EMAS Offshore’s anchor dandling tug and supply (AHTS) vessel will be…

McDermott inks Saudi Aramco EPCI

Jul 07, 2015

Saudi Aramco selected Houston-based McDermott International as one of the winners of a global competition for a new long-term agreement (LTA) for future brownfield work in various fields offshore Saudi Arabia. The LTA, which was signed on 10 June 2015…

DNV GL wins Wintershall work

Jul 07, 2015

Wintershall Norge awarded DNV GL a US$1.2 million (NOK 10 million), five-year frame agreement for global inspection services for the its developments offshore Norway. The term of the contract is five years, with an option for two, two…

MacGregor cranes for liftboats

Jul 07, 2015

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won contracts for its new lattice boom cranes (LBC) from Merkers Offshore, successfully negotiated and procured through Marine Commerce in Singapore. Four 20015-6045 LBC cranes will be installed on two…

Esvagt backed by private equity

Jul 07, 2015

AMP Capital and 3i Infrastructure plc (3i Infrastructure) have entered into an agreement to jointly acquire 100% of Danish company ESVAGT from Maersk Group.   AMP Capital is investing approximately £109 million to acquire a 50% interest…

Heerema Zwijndrecht secures Oranje-Nassau Energie contract

Jul 06, 2015

Heerema Zwijndrecht, one of the yards of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), has secured a contract from Oranje-Nassau Energie for the procurement and construction of a topside and jacket. It concerns an unmanned and sustainable satellite platform for the P11-E field…

JDR bags Siem Offshore windfarm work

Jul 06, 2015

Siem Offshore Contractors awarded JDR a subcontract to supply submarine composite power cables and related accessories as well as termination and testing services for the Veja Mate offshore wind farm.   The project has been developed with the support of K2 Management as technical…

Sinopec, CNOOC want Petrobras stakes

Jul 06, 2015

China’s national oil companies, Sinopec and CNOOC, want more interests in Brazil’s oil and gas assets, reports Seeking Alpha. The two companies bought into Brazil’s giant deepwater oilfields two years ago, and now seek to increase their holdings as Petrobras continues to sell assets…

Saipem awards Alderley Kaombo FPSO contract

Jul 06, 2015

Saipem awarded Alderley a contract to design, engineer and fabricate two FPSO-produced water treatment packages for the Kaombo FPSO Project in Angola.  The project will be undertaken by Alderley Process Technologies, a subsidiary of Alderley…

Siemens receives wind turbine order for Race Bank

Jul 06, 2015

Siemens has received an order to supply, erect and commission 91 of its 6 MW direct drive wind turbines for an offshore wind power plant located in Great Britain. The wind turbines have a total capacity of up to approximately 580 MW, with a rotor diameter of 154m…

GMS grabs first decommissioning gig

Jul 06, 2015

Self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) provider Gulf Marine Services (GMS) was awarded its first decommissioning contract for one of its large class vessels in Europe. Image from GMS…

RigNet wins SE Asia contract

Jul 06, 2015

RigNet Inc., a Houston-based global provider of remote-managed offshore communications, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry, was awarded a multi-year contract to deliver high-quality…

Petrobras sells Bijupirá, Salema stake

Jul 06, 2015

Petrobras will sell its 20% interest in the Bijupirá and Salema fields, currently operated by Shell, to PetroRio for US$25 million, the Brazilian national announced. The fields are located in Campos Basin, in water depths ranging 480-850m…

Ion launches MexicoSPAN

Jul 06, 2015

ION Geophysical has launched the first phase of MexicoSPAN, encompassing more than 22,000 km of deep-imaged 2D seismic data. Combined with ION’s YucatanSPAN, GulfSPAN and FloridaSPAN programs, MexicoSPAN will deliver complete, basin-wide regional view of the Gulf of Mexico…

Plexus inks Chinese collaboration agreement

Jul 06, 2015

Engineering firm Plexus has agreed a collaboration deal with China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL), Red Sea Technologies (RST) and Plexus' Chinese licensing partner Yantai Jereh Oilfield Services Group, to explore for shallow water subsea and crossover wellhead production systems in China…

4Subsea drills in on flexible pipe corrosion

Jul 03, 2015

The Research Council of Norway has through its Petromaks 2 program awarded 4Subsea funding for a research initiative on corrosion in flexible pipes. The initiative aims at developing new and improved ways of assessing structural integrity…

Ex-Aker firm grabs Johan Sverdrup contracts

Jul 03, 2015

Norway-based Fjords Processing has won three contracts for the deliveries of process systems for the Johan Sverdrup development in the North Sea. The contracts were signed with Statoil on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup license. The scope…

Gulf Island awarded Trinidad project

Jul 02, 2015

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. has announced that through its subsidiary Gulf Island LLC, it has signed a contract with an oil and gas company with operations in Trinidad for the fabrication of a jacket and piles for one of its offshore locations…

Spectrum, PGS, Schlumberger in Mexico MOU

Jul 02, 2015

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been executed for a cooperation agreement between Spectrum, PGS and Schlumberger in Mexico. The collaboration will acquire 80,000-100,000km of modern, long-offset 2D data encompassing all the major hydrocarbon provinces offshore Mexico…

Aqualis to open South Korea office

Jul 02, 2015

Aqualis Offshore is to open an office in Busan, South Korea, following increased demand for the company’s services. “Over the past few months we have received an increasing number of work requests from oil services companies, rig operators…

Emerson buys Yggdrasil

Jul 02, 2015

Emerson Process Management has acquired Norwegian company Yggdrasil, a provider of flow assurance and production optimization software. Emerson will incorporate Yggdrasil’s METTE production optimization solution into the Roxar reservoir management software portfolio…

Endeavor in decommissioning JIP

Jul 01, 2015

Endeavor Management released a proposal for a joint industry project (JIP) to support the industry’s need for global best practice development in subsea decommissioning. The genesis of this JIP is the work completed for Petrobras by Endeavor…

Semisub heads for Levitt-1

Jul 01, 2015

Diamond Offshore’s Ocean America semisubmersible is mobilizing to drill the first well for Karoon Gas Australia in the northern Carnarvon basin exploration permit WA-482-P offshore Western Australia. The Levitt-1 exploration well is expected to be spud during the first week of July 2015…

CIS secures Cladhan subsea manifold

Jul 01, 2015

Conductor Installation Services (CIS) completed a subsea piling operation for Subsea 7 in the UK North Sea.   CIS used its remotely-operated subsea piling system, which makes it possible to drive piles as large as 42in in diameter, in water depths up to 300m…

Statoil shelves Scarabeo 5

Jul 01, 2015

Statoil has decided to suspend Scarabeo 5 due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio. The suspension will take effect once Scarabeo 5 has completed drilling of a well on the Kristin field in the middle of August, and will last until 1 March 2016…

NEL to invest £1 million in new HPHT facility

Jul 01, 2015

UK national standards holder NEL is investing £1 million to create the UK’s only flow meter calibration facility capable of testing at significantly elevated pressures and temperatures. This new test loop will reduce oil and gas operators’…

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