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BorWin beta topsides installed, German North Sea

May 03, 2014

OVERDICK announced that the BorWin beta topsides has been successfully installed in the German sector of the North Sea, about 53nm NNW of the island of Borkum. The step marks the completion of the most critical phase in the offshore campaign…

FMC breaks ground on new facility

May 02, 2014

FMC Technologies Inc. announced that it has broken ground on a new campus at Generation Park, located on the northeast corner of the Sam Houston Tollway in Houston, Texas. Within the next 10 years, the company's goal is to consolidate…

North Sea activity slows

May 02, 2014

Poor weather and high costs have impacted Q1 exploration and appraisal drilling activity on the UK Continental Shelf, according to a report by Deloitte.  The report, which details activity across North West Europe during Q1, was compiled by Deloitte’s Petroleum Services Group (PSG)…

Aquatic marks 40th birthday

May 02, 2014

Aquatic Engineering and Construction, an Acteon company, celebrated its 40-year anniversary of operating in the North Sea with a celebratory event held onboard the Gulden Leeuw, a three-masted tall ship, moored in Aberdeen Harbour on 24 April…

EMGS, ANCAP partnership

Apr 30, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) entered into a partnership agreement with Uruguay's regulating authority for oil and gas exploration, La Administración Nacional de Combustibles, Alcohol y Portland (ANCAP). ANCAP intends to use the…

Tullow to start Suriname work in 2015

Apr 30, 2014

Tullow Oil has announced it plans a 4000km sq 3D seismic acquisition program next year in block 54 offshore Suriname. In January, the company agreed to a production-sharing contract that gave it a 50% operated stake, in partnership with state-owned Staatsolie…

NOAA ships begin 2014 hydrographic season

Apr 29, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the US Department of Commerce, announced yesterday the start of the 2014 hydrographic survey season. New data collected will increase coastal environmental intelligence around the country…

Angola salvage will take 10 months

Apr 28, 2014

Boskalis said that salvage work to remove a capsized jackup from shallow waters near Angola's new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant should be completed by March 2015. The three-legged Perro Negro 6 jackup drilling rig (shown at…

BSEE stages oil spill drill with Oxy

Apr 28, 2014

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) participated in a day-long Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise on 24 April 2014, involving Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY). The table-top exercise exercise, held in Huntington Beach…

AGR, Det Norske partner on well services

Apr 28, 2014

AGR has been awarded a frame agreement with Det norske to provide well services and consultancy resources to the operator’s projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The agreement is effective 1 May 2014, with a duration of three years…

Jee wins EPCI work off Canada

Apr 25, 2014

Tonbridge based independent subsea engineering firm Jee Ltd. won a seven-year EPCI contract for work offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The client is unnamed. The contract’s scope encompasses the project’s offshore loading system (OLS)…

XG Geotools JV launched

Apr 25, 2014

NGI from Oslo, Norway, and Plaxis, from Delft, the Netherlands, have established a new joint venture, XG Geotools. XG Geotools will produce and market cloud-based software tools tailored for design tasks in offshore geotechnical engineering…

Pemex contracts second Diamond semisub

Apr 24, 2014

Pemex has contracted with Houston-based Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. for an additional semisubmersible drilling rig, according to DODI's fleet status report issued yesterday. The Ocean Ambassador semisub, built in 1975, is rated to work in 1100ft water depth…

Hess sells Thailand assets

Apr 23, 2014

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Ltd. (PTTEP) will acquire 100% equity stakes of Hess Corp in Thailand for US$1 billion. The details of the transaction are as follows: Own 15% interest in block B12/27 (mainly in Pailin…

Reef Subsea splits in three

Apr 23, 2014

UK-based subsea services firm Reef Subsea is to split up into three independent companies after its January buyout by Norwegian private equity outfit Hitecvision. The three new companies will be Reef Subsea, X-Subsea, and Technocean Subsea…

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