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OE Daily: 2017 / July

Nearly two years after a failed attempt, oilfield services giant Schlumberger is set to acquire a majority stake in Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC). The Astra…
Friday, 21 July 2017 03:44

Maersk Culzean jackets installed

All three of Maersk Oil's Culzean high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) development jackets have been installed in the UK North Sea. Maersk says they were installed on…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 11:24

Keppel discloses delivery agenda

Keppel Corp. has revealed that its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Offshore and Marine’s (Keppel O&M) plans to deliver five rigs to Borr Drilling, and the world's…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:51

Brazil reveals 14th Round terms

Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP) has published the final bidding terms for the 14th Round of bids for oil and gas blocks set for 27…
Mexico’s National Commission of Hydrocarbons (CNH) announced that 30 blocks will be offered in the country’s second deepwater round on 31 January 2018. Image of…
The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility Ichthys Venturer has set sail for Australia. The 336m-long long ship-shaped, offshore facility…
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:05

Dussafu reaches FID off Gabon

BW Offshore and Panoro Energy have agreed on a final investment decision (FID) for the Dussafu project offshore Gabon, with first oil set for next year. …
Statoil and partners Eni and Petoro have made a small gas discovery in the Blåmann well, between the Snøhvit and Goliat fields in the Barents…
Friday, 14 July 2017 10:36

Aker BP targets PDO trio this year

Aker BP is preparing to submit plans for development and operation (PDO) for three of its projects by the end of 2017, and for the…
Some 75.9 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are to be offered for oil and gas exploration and development, US Secretary of the…
Royal Dutch Shell encountered hydrocarbons in the initial Whale exploration well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Noble Globetrotter I. Image from Huisman. The well was…
Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:37

Exxon JV inks Block 59 deal off Suriname

ExxonMobil is preparing exploration activities offshore Suriname, after signing a production sharing contract (PSC) with Suriname’s national oil company Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname NV for deepwater…
Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:47

BOEM approves Eni's Alaska drilling plans

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved Eni’s exploration plan (EP) to drill four wildcats at the company’s Spy Island Drillsite (SID)…
Thursday, 13 July 2017 03:59

ConocoPhillips submits Barossa proposal

ConocoPhillips has submitted its development proposal for the gas and condensate Barossa field in the Timor Sea, to Australian authorities for comment.  The Barossa Area…
Ophir Energy is expecting to have the Fortuna FLNG project final investment decision (FID) off Equatorial Guinea settled in the coming months, as the company…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:38

Eni ups Mexico's Amoca to 1 billion boe

Eni has increased its estimate of resources in place at the Amoca field offshore Mexico to 1 billion boe, following a successful appraisal well that…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:32

Shell exits Ireland with Corrib sale

Royal Dutch Shell will exit upstream operations in Ireland with the sale of its Corrib gas field stake to a Canadian pension fund. Source: Shell…
Talos Energy and partners Sierra Oil and Gas, and Premier Oil have made an estimated 1.4-2 billion bbl, "world-class" light oil discovery at the Zama-1…
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:48

Shell to buy Turritella FPSO

Shell is buying the deepest floating production unit in the world, the Turritella floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit in a US$1 billion cash…
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 10:04

NOC takes Al-Shaheen reins this week

This week, France’s Total and Qatar Petroleum (QP) will officially take over operatorship from Maersk Oil of the giant Al-Shaheen oil field offshore Qatar for…
Cairn Energy is to plug and abandon its FAN South-1 well in the South Fan prospect offshore Senegal, and move to its next drilling target…
Statoil and partner Husky Energy have failed to discover hydrocarbons in the Flemish Pass Basin, offshore Newfoundland, the Norwegian giant announced today (10 July). The…
Friday, 07 July 2017 10:00

Gjøa back online following gas leak

Engie E&P has resumed production at its Gjøa-platform in the North Sea following extensive inspection and start-up work, due to a gas leak on 21…
Friday, 07 July 2017 09:35

Culzean jackets set sail to North Sea

Maersk Oil’s Culzean jackets have set sail for their final destination in the UK North Sea, following the completion of construction by Heerema Fabrication Group…
Friday, 07 July 2017 08:19

North Energy quits NCS efforts

North Energy has decided to divest the last of its Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) assets in order to recover from offshore tax losses amid low…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 14:00

Cantium buys Chevron GoM shelf assets

Cantium has taken over US supermajor Chevron’s Bay Marchand and Main Pass assets in the Gulf of Mexico.   The takeover includes five fields located…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 12:47

Otto gains 25% South Timbalier stake

Otto Energy has farmed into the South Timbalier 224 (ST 224) lease, taking 25% stake in the Gulf of Mexico, with drilling expected to start…
Total's Martin Linge development has been delayed a year following an investigation into a fatal accident at the Samsung Heavy Industries' yard in South Korea. …
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 16:45

Anadarko axes Bolette Dolphin contract

US Independent Anadarko Petroleum has terminated its contract with Dolphin Drilling's Bolette Dolphin drillship, the drilling contractor announced on 2 July. Dolphin, a subsidiary of…
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 14:16

Shah Deniz 2 QU topsides installed

BP has installed the topsides for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 quarters and utilities (QU) platform in the Caspian Sea, the supermajor announced this week,…