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OE Press: 2015 / November

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 11:51

Dominican seismic pinpoints areas of interest

Click to view larger. Source: Dominican Republic Ministry of Energy and Mines. The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Energy and Mines reported six areas on- and…
Monday, 30 November 2015 09:23

ABB to provide Goliat subsea power link

ABB successfully commissioned a subsea power link for oil and gas company Eni Norge that will supply power from the Norwegian grid to the new…
Monday, 30 November 2015 03:22

First oil at Edvard Grieg

First oil started from the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian North Sea 28 November 2015. The Edvard Grieg field is part of PL338 on…
Monday, 30 November 2015 02:53

Top 10 cyber security risks

Norwegian certification and classification body DNV GL has produced a "top 10" cyber security vulnerabilities for oil and gas firms operating offshore Norway. The list,…
Monday, 30 November 2015 02:49

GOM to see FPS resurgence

With a mere four orders so far this year the floating production system (FPS) sector is suffering. However, things are anticipated to be better next…
Advances in two areas of asset integrity are being targeted by a new oil and gas industry project being led by Total E&P UK and…
Friday, 27 November 2015 08:27

Airborne inks latest composite pipe contract

A West African operator selected Airborne Oil and Gas’s thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) technology as the preferred solution for injecting large volumes of stimulation fluids…
Thursday, 26 November 2015 02:49

Lundin abandons dry Malaysian well

Lundin Petroleum Selada-1 exploration well in Block PM308A, offshore Malaysia, has been plugged and abandoned after being found to be dry. The well was targeting…
Thursday, 26 November 2015 02:47

Aker inks BP frame agreement

Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide maintenance and modifications services at BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway. The contract has a fixed…
Thursday, 26 November 2015 01:25

Confidence crisis in North Sea

The confidence of North Sea oil and gas contractors is at an all-time low, according to a new industry report released today. Four in five…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 12:02

Electric fault hampers Alvheim production

Due to an electric fault in the high voltage drive motor for one of the gas export compressors, the Alvheim FPSO will be running at…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 03:38

Seismic vessel to become hotel ship

Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the Viking II, for use as…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 03:21

Isleburn selected for floating wind farm contract

Statoil has awarded a contract to Isleburn Limited for providing the suction anchors to its floating wind farm project, the Hywind pilot park, offshore Peterhead,…
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 03:15

Lundin spuds Barents Ørnen prospect

Lundin Petroleum has started drilling exploration well 7130/4-1 on the Ørnen (Eagle) prospect. Ørnen is in PL708, on the eastern parts of the Finnmark Platform…
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 03:06

Rockhopper, Falkland Oil and Gas to merge

Rockhopper Exploration has agreed a deal to take over fellow Falklands explorer Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL). The move will make the combined company the…
Monday, 23 November 2015 09:53

NPD skeptical of plugging proposal

Reusing wells on the Norwegian shelf can be good business. This is why the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is skeptical of the proposal to plug…
Monday, 23 November 2015 07:41

KrisEnergy gets Rossukon approval

The Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF), the government agency responsible for Thailand’s upstream petroleum industry, granted approval to KrisEnergy for the production area application (PAA)…
Monday, 23 November 2015 03:56

DNV GL plans largest CO2 leak test

Norway's DNV GL is planning to carry out what it is calling the oil and gas industry's largest ever controlled release of carbon dioxide from…
Monday, 23 November 2015 03:49

Portugal exploration opportunities eyed

TGS is reprocessing some 22,847km of 2D seismic offshore Portugal thanks to success in the conjugate offshore Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.   This project, which…
Monday, 23 November 2015 03:46

Shell inks Prelude services contract

Engineering company Monadelphous Group has won a major long-term maintenance and modifications services contract associated with Shell's Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) project.  The contract, worth…
Monday, 23 November 2015 03:22

Oil markets unmoved as air strikes ramp up

Since the first oil shock of 1973, instability in the Middle East has frequently been associated with higher oil prices. In an industry desperate for…
Friday, 20 November 2015 12:05

Eni to sell remaining Galp shares

Eni is in the process of selling the rest of its share in Galp Energia. The Italian giant began, through an accelerated bookbuilding procedure, the…
Friday, 20 November 2015 10:17

PSA audits Gullfaks A maintenance management

From 2-4 September 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum's maintenance management at Gullfaks A (GFA). The audit…
There is just over a week left to enter the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards, which offers companies and individuals the opportunity to be recognized among…
Friday, 20 November 2015 03:54

BG Group, Woodside start Myanmar seismic

Two seismic acquisition campaigns are due to start offshore Myanmar in coming weeks according to reports of a notice in state media from the country.…
Friday, 20 November 2015 03:36

Small discovery for Statoil

Norway's Statoil has made a small discovery on its Tarvos exploration well in production license 120 in the northern part of the Norwegian North Sea.…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:52

Ophir Thai well fails

Ophir Energy’s G4/50-11 wildcat exploration well in the South Western Graben of the Gulf of Thailand failed to encounter a commercial discovery and will be…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 05:35

Seajacks Scylla delivered

UK-based offshore installation and maintenance contractor Seajacks International has taken successful delivery of its fifth self-propelled jackup vessel, the Seajacks Scylla. Built by Samsung Heavy…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 05:21

2017 turnaround for Norwegian oil sector

The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association has offered a glimmer of hope for contractors and suppliers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), suggesting investment is…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 05:16

Sembcorp inks Culzean FSO contract

Sembcorp Marine has won a contract to design and build a new floating, storage and offloading (FSO) vessel for Maersk's Culzean development in the North…
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