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FMC preps for future growth

Jan 04, 2013

FMC buys 173-acre parcel of land in Houston Map of Generation Park in HoustonFMC Technologies, Inc. announced that it has purchased a 173-acre parcel of land in Houston, Texas. FMC Technologies has experienced significant growth over the…

ITF scales up for the ‘push and pull’

Jan 04, 2013

ITF, the global industry technology facilitator, was set up in 1999 and is today owned by 30 major operating and service companies from around the globe, Qatar Petroleum having become the latest recruit in July. Meg Chesshyre talked to chairman…

Dudgeon beckons for Sheringham duo

Jan 04, 2013

Having partnered successfully through the Scira Offshore Energy joint venture company on the Sheringham Shoal development, Norway's Statoil and Statkraft are working together again on another UK North Sea wind farm project. This follows the acquisition of Dudgeon Offshore Wind…

Subsea 7 nets EPIC off UK

Jan 04, 2013

Dana chooses Subsea 7 for Western Isles EPIC Dana Petroleum's Western Isles developmentSubsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a contract valued at approximately US$300 million from Dana Petroleum, for the provision of subsea EPIC services in support of their Western Isles development project…

Wave energy conversion

Jan 04, 2013

JUMBO JOB: The DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin was used to install 111 transition pieces for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm off Denmark. The transition pieces, weighing up to 180t each, were loaded in Aalborg and transported to Anholt aboard the Javelin…

Island dreams

Jan 04, 2013

Could a chain of islands designed to house and feed workers closer to production locations be a viable solution to the daunting logistical challenges faced by operators working in remote offshore locations in Brazil and other parts of the world…

Inclination monitoring

Jan 04, 2013

Fugro Renewable Services has launched the Inclinocam, which the company bills as a real-time inclination monitoring service to support safe offshore pile installations. The announcement follows the delivery this year of two high performance…

Transocean fined $1.4B

Jan 03, 2013

Transocean pleads guilty for Gulf spill role Deepwater Horizon response efforts (Photo: USCG)Transocean has agreed to plead guilty for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and pay $1.4 billion in both criminal and civil fines, the U…

OEdigital.com launches

Jan 03, 2013

OE Magazine launches dedicated news website OE Magazine has launched a dedicated website OEdigital.com, which will provide readers with the latest oil and gas news, technological trends and exclusives.The new OEdigital.com connects oil and…

Field of Green

Jan 01, 2013

Helix Energy Solutions Group has encountered 100ft of high-quality net oil pay in the Wang exploration well, 93 miles off the Louisiana coast in Green Canyon block 237. Drilled to a total depth of 18,300ft, Wang will tie-back to the Helix Producer 1 FPU. First production is expected by 2Q 2013.

Durban study

Jan 01, 2013

ExxonMobil has acquired a 75% stake in Impact Africa’s Tugela South Exploration Right off the eastern coast of South Africa.ExxonMobil has also secured a one-year permit to study the hydrocarbon potential of the deepwater Durban Basin, which covers approximately 12.4 million acres.

Exploring Indus

Jan 01, 2013

Eni has acquired a 25% stake and operatorship in an ultra-deepwater block off Pakistan. Block G in Pakistan’s Indus Basin comprises approximately 7500km2. Eni currently holds participating interest in adjacent Indus block C (60%) and block N (70%).

Exploring the Arctic Circle

Jan 01, 2013

Faroe Petroleum has won acreage in the Dreiki area on the Icelandic Continental Shelf. Faroe will operate seven license blocks south of the Jan Mayen Ridge inside the Arctic Circle northeast of Iceland. Faroe will hold 67.5% interest in blocks IS6708/8…

Cutting steel

Jan 01, 2013

Heerema Fabrication Group has cut first steel for the US$2.26 billion Cygnus gas field located in the southern North Sea. The steel will be used in the 1600t Cygnus Alpha Wellhead Platform, the first of four. GDF Suez E&P operates the Cygnus partnership with 39…

Dual hits

Jan 01, 2013

Chevron and its 50:50 joint partner Shell have scored two gas finds in the Exmouth Plateau of the Carnavon Basin off Western Australia. Pinhoe-1, drilled to 13,396ft TD, encountered 197ft of net gas pay in the Barrow and Mungaroo Sands. The Arnhem-1…

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