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OE Press: 2015 / March

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:14

Rapp Marine delivering 150-tonne crane

Rapp Marine will deliver its largest engineered crane for one of Otto Candies’ vessels. The 150-tonne active heave compensation (AHC) crane will be capable of…
Despite the recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Rosneft and Golar LNG, the former’s current gas strategy is narrowly focused on developing domestic reserves and…
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 03:49

McDermott lands Jack St Malo gig

McDermott International has been awarded a contract to transport and install subsea umbilicals, manifolds, jumpers and flying leads for Chevron to support the brownfield expansion…
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 03:28

Maersk fires up Tyra Southeast-B

Danish headquartered oil and gas explorer Maersk Oil has started production from Tyra Southeast-B in the Danish sector of the North Sea. The new 4700-tonne…
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 03:10

Total inks Wood Group for UK engineering

UK-based engineering group Wood Group has been awarded a five year, US multi-million dollar contract by French operator Total, which includes the option for two,…
Monday, 30 March 2015 10:15

Vertech vessel gets safety accreditation

Vertech is preparing to take delivery of its first specialist vessel as the company’s diving team enhances its capabilities for operations worldwide. Image from Vertech.…
Monday, 30 March 2015 09:40

2H awarded Johan Sverdrup contract

Statoil awarded 2H Offshore a contract for tieback conductor, platform conductor and surface riser engineering analysis on the Johan Sverdrup field in the Norwegian sector…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:29

Lloyd's expands capabilities in T&T

To meet the growing demands by operators for greater operational efficiency and public confidence in the integrity of offshore and onshore oil and gas structures,…
The oil and gas industry is responding to the low oil price environment with exploration budget cuts in 2015 which will average 30%, leading to…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:19

Fincantieri outlines new drilship

Italian ship designer and builder Fincantieri will today (26 March) outline its new drillship design, Proxima. Proxima is a new ultra deepwater drillship capable of…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:02

EOR opportunities and risks outlined - OMC

Tertiary recovery, or EOR (enhanced oil recovery), should become an integrated part of production operations, a senior executive from Shell has told a European offshore…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:49

Edison growing its North Sea portfolio

Long a bastion of Mediterranean oil and gas exploration and production, Italy's Edison is close to completing a deal on its latest assets in the…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:24

LR Senergy, EnergyOne form partnership

LR Senergy and EnergyOne formed a strategic alliance to support business development in Norway and internationally. LR Senergy’s Norway business, Senergy, has been acquired through…
Dolphin Geophysical mobilized the one of largest floating objects by deploying a seismic spread of 12 streamers, 7050m in length with 150m streamer separation, off…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:05

Lundin spuds Barents Sea well

Lundin Norway began drilling the 7220/11-2 appraisal well in the Barents Sea South. The Island Innovator. From Island Drilling.   The Alta discovery is located 10-20km…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:10

Eni Vietnam 3D seismic begins

KrisEnergy began its 570sq km 3D seismic survey in Block 120, offshore Vietnam using the CGG Amadeus vessel. Map from KrisEnergy.   Block 120 overlies…
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:51

BOEM sets Atlantic G&G meetings

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will host a series of open houses to share information on the geological and geophysical (G&G) permitting process…
"Our first three months of emission control area operation have run without a hitch," says Carisbrooke Shipping CEO Robert Wester. "We put this down to…
International oil spill player Aptomar entered into a service agreement with Hammerfest-based maritime electronics company O.M. Rønning Skipselektronikk to further enhance oil spill detection and…
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 02:20

RINA updates fixed platform rules

Italy’s RINA Services has responded to the challenges of life extension and new regulatory regimes by completely updating its Rules for the Classification of Fixed…
Monday, 23 March 2015 11:41

ASCO secures BP contract

BP Exploration and Production awarded ASCO a US$149 million contract to provide a range of integrated oilfield services to support its UK North Sea operations.…
Monday, 23 March 2015 05:26

Drilling starts on Roald Rygg

Drilling has started on the Roald Rygg well 6706/12-3 nearby the recently drilled Snedfrid North discovery in the Norwegian Sea. Statoil is drilling on Roald…
Monday, 23 March 2015 05:05

Schlumberger completes GOM shoot

Schlumberger has completed the acquisition of about 2750sq km of two new full-azimuth multiclient seismic surveys over the Garden Banks and Green Canyon areas in…
Monday, 23 March 2015 04:59

Woodside inks Myanmar PSCs

Australia's Woodside Energy has signed production sharing contracts (PSCs) for offshore blocks AD-2, AD-5, A-4 and A-7, offshore Myanmar, paving the way for the company…
Monday, 23 March 2015 04:38

Floating wind on the horizon?

Several floating wind turbines have been installed in recent years, with operational turbines in Norway, Japan and Portugal. Floating turbines have several benefits over their…
Friday, 20 March 2015 09:29

IOG increases North Sea license

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) announced that further to the award of Block 48/22c in the UK 28th offshore licensing round, the license area has been increased…
For the 2014 financial year, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has again managed to lift both its top and bottom line to record levels. Turnover grew…
Friday, 20 March 2015 08:12

No pay for Karoon’s Kangaroo-1

No hydrocarbons were intersected at Karoon Gas Australia’s Kangaroo West-1 offshore Brazil. Map from Karoon.   The exploration well, located in exploration block S-M-1165, reached its…
Friday, 20 March 2015 04:57

IOG increases North Sea resources

UK-based North Sea explorer Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has added the Hambleton discovery to its assets after its license covering block 48/22c was extended…
Friday, 20 March 2015 00:00

European energy under focus at OMC 2015

What a difference two years make. Unrest in North Africa, the emergence of US shale and tensions with Russia have all put energy high on…
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