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OE Daily: 2017 / March

Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:11

Eni strikes oil off Mexico

Eni has confirmed the presence of oil in multiple reservoirs at the Amoca-2 well, the first well drilled by an international oil major offshore Mexico…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 03:00

OGA reveals frontier round results

Statoil has picked up the largest number of licenses in the Oil & Gas Authority's 29th Offshore Licensing Award focusing on frontier or underexplored acreage…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 14:13

Maersk inks Tyra redevelopment deal

Maersk Oil reached an agreement with the government of Denmark that will see a full redevelopment plan for the Tyra project in the Danish North…
The latest Gulf of Mexico lease sale had 28 companies vying for 163 tracts in a total of 913,542 acres in the Central Planning Area…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:59

DEA's Dvalin PDO approved

German operator DEA has gained approval from Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the US$1.2 billion (NOK 10 billion) Dvalin development plan in the…
Eni’s Jangkrik floating production unit (FPU) is ready to set sail to the deepwater Kutei Basin offshore Indonesia, with first gas forecasted for June. Image…
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 03:23

BP picks SLB, Subsea 7 for Mad Dog

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger and Subsea 7 have won contracts on BP's Mad Dog 2 deepwater development in the US Gulf of Mexico. Subsea 7…
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 02:28

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 to go ahead

Statoil and its partners have agreed to move forward with a US$5.92-6.51 billion second phase development of the giant Johan Sverdrup field offshore Norway at…
Monday, 20 March 2017 08:09

Borr buys all Transocean jackups

A Norwegian newcomer with ties to Seadrill, Borr Drilling, is set to acquire Transocean’s entire jackup fleet, including newbuilds, in a US$1.35 billion deal. The…
Statoil and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) formally executed the lease of 79,350 acres offshore New York this week, paving the way…
Friday, 17 March 2017 08:33

Fugro, TGS look for GoM seeps

Fugro is teaming up with TGS to conduct the Otos survey in the Gulf of Mexico to pull together a complete picture of geological features,…
Friday, 17 March 2017 04:06

Njord A upgrade contracts awarded

Norwegian engineering firm Aker Solutions is to provide design engineering for Statoil's semisubmersible Njord A platform upgrade in Norway under sub-contract to Kvaerner, which in…
Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:32

Diamond in Ocean Valor victory

Diamond Offshore has won its case in a Brazilian court against the state oil firm Petrobras regarding the early termination of the Ocean Valor semisubmersible. Image…
Thursday, 16 March 2017 08:48

Shah Deniz 2 jacket sets sail

The second jacket for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 platforms has set sail to the Caspian Sea offshore Azerbaijan, the BP-led Shah Deniz consortium announced…
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 03:55

Moho Nord comes onstream

French supermajor Total has started production from its Moho Nord deepwater development, 75km offshore Congo. The project, with 100,000 b/d capacity, is the biggest oil…
Anadarko has hit wet Wilcox sands at its Shenandoah prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, according to partner Cobalt International. Ocean Blackhawk. Image from Diamond…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:02

Cobalt hits at GoM North Platte appraisal

Cobalt International has encountered oil at its North Platte #4 appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, with plans to drill a second sidetrack,…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:00

Noble approved to drill Leviathan-7

Noble Energy has won approval to drill an additional well, Leviathan-7, at its giant Leviathan project offshore Israel, alongside the Leviathan-5 well, in a move…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:12

Chevron strikes oil at Anchor appraisal

Chevron has discovered oil at an appraisal well at its Anchor prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, according to partner Cobalt International. Map of…
Monday, 13 March 2017 11:48

Mexico finalizes 7 deepwater pacts

Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) finalized seven deepwater Gulf of Mexico contracts, as part of the country’s Round 1.4 held last year. Image of Mexico’s…
Subsea 7 has taken over Seaway Heavy Lifting following the purchase of 50% stake from K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus) Ltd., in a move that will…
Engineering house Wood Group has made a US$2.72 billion (£2.22 billion) offer for rival Amec Foster Wheeler in a move that could spark further consolidation…
Friday, 10 March 2017 08:35

Statoil in minor Mim find

Statoil made a 1-5 Bcm gas discovery at the Mim prospect in the Norwegian Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). Map from the…
Ophir Energy has lined up projects for the year, and is ready to spud a well offshore Cote d’Ivoire, in addition to reaching a final…
Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:33

Premier sets 2017 global plans

Premier Oil has revealed plans to drill offshore Mexico; the next phase of growth at Tolmount off the UK; and for the sanctioning of its…
Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:01

Exxon joins Eni at Area 4 off Mozambique

US giant ExxonMobil and Italy’s Eni signed a US$2.8 billion cash deal that will see ExxonMobil acquire 25% indirect interest in the natural gas-rich Area…
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 10:55

Anadarko eyes 10 deepwater wells in 2017

Anadarko is planning to drill up to 10 exploration/appraisal wells in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Côte d'Ivoire, and Colombia this year, the company announced…
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 10:31

Pemex CEO: ‘I’m not very popular’

Pemex’s CEO José Antonio González Anaya shared his reflections on his first year in the state-owned firm’s top job at this year’s CERAWeek by IHS…
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 07:44

Chevron starts up Mafumeira Sul

Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. (CABGOC) has started up the main production facility of the Mafumeira Sul project in Block 0, offshore Angola. Image…
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:06

Eni takes 50% in Block 11 off Cyprus

Eni has finalized a farm-in agreement with Total to acquire 50% stake in the French company’s Block 11, offshore Cyprus. Map of Block 11, from…