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OE Press: 2015 / December

Monday, 04 January 2016 03:13

Senegal well flows for Cairn

UK based independent Cairn Energy has successfully tested its SNE-2 appraisal well offshore Senegal. The firm performed drilling, coring, logging and drill-stem testing (DST), as…
Monday, 04 January 2016 03:03

Statoil, Prosafe rephase Mariner work

Norwegian accommodation vessel provider Prosafe and oil firm Statoil have agreed to re-phase the Mariner project on the UK Continental Shelf of the North Sea…
Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:24

IOG gains North Sea extensions

Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has received extensions from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) for its Cronx and P2085 licenses located in the North…
Thursday, 31 December 2015 08:54

Vitol dry off Ivory Coast

Map of CI-508. From Genel. Vitol Energy is plugging and abandoning the Aigle-1X exploration well off the Ivory Coast after failing to encounter hydrocarbons, according to…
Thursday, 31 December 2015 04:45

Regulator wants more info on Israeli field

Israeli authorities have asked for more information before declaring the Dolphin natural gas discovery a commercial discovery.  The declaration of the field as a discovery…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 11:42

Lundin comes up dry at Ørnen

Lundin Petroleum has completed the drilling and evaluation of exploration well 7130/4-1 on the Ørnen prospect. The well is in PL708, on the eastern parts…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 09:28

Petronas PFLNG1 construction at 95%

The Petronas floating LNG1 (PFLNG1) has reached a 95% overall progress in its construction and will come onstream in 2016, the company said. In late…
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 10:55

First oil from TAQA's Cladhan

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) announced first oil from the new Cladhan field development in the UK North Sea on 29 December. The…
Monday, 28 December 2015 13:25

Petrobras confirms Carcará Norte

Petrobras concluded two formation tests in the 3-SPS-105 (Carcará Norte) well, confirming the high productivity of the pre-salt carbonate reservoirs. The well is in the…
Monday, 28 December 2015 11:22

Dleif Drilling repossesses Sertão drillship

Delware-based Dleif Drilling has repossessed the Sertão drillship pursuant to an order issued by the Tribunal de Justiça do Estado de São Paulo Comarca de São…
This year, the offshore oil and gas industry has had to come to terms with the worst downturn for more than a decade. With commodity…
Marred by corruption and market turmoil, Petrobras, the operator of key pre-salt projects for Brazil’s oil production over the next five years, is one of…
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 14:13

Bisso Marine acquires derrick/pipelay barge

Bisso Marine has announced its acquisition of the derrick/pipelay barge Global Iroquois. The 400ft x 100ft x 30ft laybarge has performed pipelay operations worldwide and…
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:52

Pemex extends Fugro campaign

Mexican national oil company Pemex has awarded a further extension to Fugro's contract to support its exploration drilling activities in the Bay of Campeche. The…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 16:50

Det norske completes Premier Norway acqusition

Det norske oljeselskap has completed its agreement to acquire Premier Oil Norway. The merger, previously announced on 16 November, comprises all Premier Oil plc’s Norwegian…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:41

DW: World LNG spend to reach $241 billion

Capital expenditure (Capex) on LNG facilities has risen substantially in recent years, mostly due to growth in the global economy which has been driving demand…
Monday, 21 December 2015 12:52

DOF Subsea bags Asia, North Sea work

DOF Subsea inked US$30.8 million (NOK 270 million) in IMR and subsea installation contracts in the Asia Pacific and Atlantic regions that will use the…
Monday, 21 December 2015 11:10

McDermott JV wins Indian SURF work

McDermott International has announced that a consortium of McDermott and L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Larsen & Toubro, was…
Monday, 21 December 2015 09:00

Schlumberger inks Statoil GoM seismic

Schlumberger and Statoil Gulf of Mexico signed an agreement to license a large part of the WesternGeco Campeche wide-azimuth (WAZ) deepwater multiclient seismic survey in…
Monday, 21 December 2015 00:00

Lockheed Martin in asset integrity study

A major study is underway to identify new processes and technologies that can be applied to asset integrity challenges in the UK offshore oil and…
Shipping and offshore specialist law firm Wikborg Rein says current low oil prices could mean there are bargains to be had for investors in the…
Friday, 18 December 2015 03:56

Little respite expected in 2016

Energy analysts Douglas Westwood say the oilfield services market has seen a 39% drop in capex in the last year, with North American expenditure falling…
Orkney based Scotrenewables Tidal Power (SRTP) has secured a further £5.7 million from investors to allow it to demonstrate the world’s largest tidal turbine. The…
Friday, 18 December 2015 03:22

Shell drops Noble Discoverer

Drilling contractor Noble Corp. is relocating its drillship Noble Discoverer to Singapore where it will be stacked after Shell terminated its contract on the rig.…
Friday, 18 December 2015 03:06

Statoil drops Discoverer Americas drillship

Statoil has decided to cancel the contract with Transocean for the drillship Discoverer Americas. The drillship has been on contract with Statoil since 2009, supporting…
Friday, 18 December 2015 03:00

Statoil submits unmanned plan

Statoil and its partners have submitted a plan for Norway's first unmanned platform to develop three oil and gas fields under its North Sea Oseberg…
Friday, 18 December 2015 02:52

Aker, Saipem join subsea forces

Aker Solutions and Saipem are to cooperate on targeted subsea oil and gas development projects worldwide. The companies will, through a joint work, group identify…
AlMansoori Specialized Engineering announced the deployment of the first of two planned production testing and stimulation vessels in the Arabian Gulf. The vessel, MV Al…
Thursday, 17 December 2015 03:55

BP Caspian work for KCA Deutag

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has been awarded two contracts with BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) with about US$360 million for the initial contract or…
Thursday, 17 December 2015 03:42

PGS claims seismic spread record

Norway-based geoscience firm PGS has laid claim to the industry's largest seismic spread, offshore Myanmar. The firm says its vessel, the Ramform Titan, working in…
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