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OE Press: 2015 / October

Monday, 03 October 2016 07:58

Australian duo surrenders Gippsland permit

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Authority (NOPTA) has received applications from Australian companies, Bass Strait Oil and Oil Basins, to surrender their joint interest in…
Friday, 30 October 2015 10:48

Primeline fails off China

Primeline Energy’s LS23-1-1 well showed little potential for commercial production, offshore China. The company will now continue with the exploration drilling program for the LS30-3-1.…
Friday, 30 October 2015 04:23

Galloper wind park to start construction

Germany's RWE Innogy has signed up three new project partners for Galloper Wind Farm, enabling construction on the project to start offshore England next month.…
Friday, 30 October 2015 04:13

INEOS buys more North Sea assets

Chemicals company INEOS has increased acquired the 25% interest in the Clipper South gas field, further increasing its ownership in North Sea fields. INEOS had…
Friday, 30 October 2015 04:05

SMOE taps KBR for Culzean construction

KBR has been awarded a detailed design engineering and follow-on services contract by SMOE, Singapore, for the topsides facilities for Maersk Oil's HPHT UK North…
GE Oil & Gas has agreed to acquire Norway's Advantec, a provider of subsea intervention equipment and services, to boost the company’s capabilities to offer…
Centrica signed a string of partnership agreements with three suppliers - Subsea 7, Aibel and DNV GL.  The firm says it is looking to create…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 15:08

Lloyd’s Register: more collaboration needed

A new report reveals that whilst the current environment is creating opportunities for innovation, almost half of oil and gas executives admit they have fallen…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 14:44

Equatorial Guinea launches 2016 bid round

Following the success of its 2012 and 2014 bidding rounds, the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea has announced it will launch…
Brazil will lead global growth in the floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) industry despite the country’s national oil company, Petrobras, recently facing allegations…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 09:07

McDermott approved for Ghana JV

McDermott International received regulatory approval for its McDermott Marine Construction Ghana Ltd. (MMCGL) joint venture to pursue key offshore opportunities in Ghana. McDermott and MMCGL officials…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 05:48

Humback fails to impress

Noble Energy's Humback exploration well offshore the Falklands has encountered non-commercial quantities of oil and gas, Falkland Oil and Gas confirmed this morning. The 53/02-01…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 04:53

Statoil enters South Africa with ExxonMobil

Statoil has completed a farm-in transaction with ExxonMobil, acquiring a 35% interest in the ER 12/3/154 Tugela South Exploration Right offshore South Africa. The remaining…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 04:10

BP signs Wood Group for subsea services

Wood Group has won a multi-million dollar contract to provide engineering services to BP’s existing subsea infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico, UK and Norwegian…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:32

CGG to promote Gabon’s 11th license round

CGG announced that it has been appointed as technical consultant by the Gabonese Republic’s Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons to help with the promotion of…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:54

DONG reaches FID on Irish Sea wind farm

DONG Energy announced it will construct the 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19km off the west coast of…
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:14

Costain, Hurricane develop Lancaster EPS

UK engineering solutions provider Costain has worked closely with Hurricane Energy to produce a number of field development options for their Lancaster Discovery, West of…
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 08:42

BG, SSE divest Columbus stake

BG International and SSE E&P UK entered into an agreement with Block 23/16f participants, Serica Energy, Endeavour Energy UK, and EOG Resources UK, to transfer…
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 05:54

2017 Spanish Point spud planned

Drilling on the Spanish Point area offshore Ireland is now scheduled for 2017, according to partner Providence Resources, which is now looking to farm-out some…
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 03:25

Technip bags Brazil pre-salt first

Technip has been was awarded the first contract to supply flexibles for the giant Libra field offshore Brazil. The contract will also see the first…
Monday, 26 October 2015 14:29

Hibiscus spuds Sea Lion-1 off Australia

Hibiscus Petroleum's wholly-owned subsidiary Carnarvon Hibiscus (CHPL) has commenced drilling operations at its Sea Lion-1 exploration well, off the coast of the state of Victoria,…
Monday, 26 October 2015 14:18

Lundin in small Malaysian gas find

Lundin Petroleum's Malaysian subsidiary, Lundin Malaysia, has made a small gas discovery with the Mengkuang-1 exploration well in license PM307, offshore Malaysia. Lundin announced the…
Monday, 26 October 2015 11:02

Barents Sea Ice

Ice cover in the far north isn’t static, but varies in extent with the seasons and from year to year. Thanks to the Gulf Stream,…
Monday, 26 October 2015 04:41

Ivory Coast project ramps up

Foxtrot International has started production from a second platform on Block CI-27 offshore Côte d'Ivoire, according to Foxtrot part owner, Oslo listed RAK Petroleum. The…
Monday, 26 October 2015 04:22

Centrica to bring more York gas on tap

Centrica Energy has started drilling a new well from the York gas field in the southern North Sea, offshore England, after nearly £80million of investment.…
Transocean and the state of Alabama have agreed to a US$2 million settlement stemming from 2010’s Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Deepwater Horizon. Image from EPA.…
Friday, 23 October 2015 09:39

Norway looks at unmanned wellhead platforms

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate wants unmanned wellhead platforms to be considered more often as an alternative to subsea tie-back in connection with development decisions.  …
Friday, 23 October 2015 09:06

Vietsovpetro JV in Vietnam find

The joint venture of Zarubezhneft and Petrovietnam Vietsovpetro made a commercial discovery of the Sturgeon field offshore Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Map of Block 09-3/12…
Friday, 23 October 2015 03:42

Dry tree vs subsea tree on NCS

A new study led by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will look into the benefits and disadvantages of wellhead platforms in a bid to push industry…
Thursday, 22 October 2015 14:55

E.ON’s Amrumbank West operational

The construction of Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in the German North Sea is complete. Image from E.ON. All 80 turbines are connected to the…
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