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OE Activity: 2014 / June

Wärtsilä will supply generating sets for two new well intervention vessels for Norway's Siem Offshore, the company announced on 30 June. The contract's scope calls…
Polarcus Amani has mobilized for a 4400sq km RIGHTBAND 3D multi-client survey in the Southern Porcupine basin, offshore Ireland. The multi-client project, being acquired in…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 19:52

Intecsea plans New Zealand expansion

INTECSEA will expand into New Zealand, choosing Philip Furr to lead the upstream offshore and subsea business in the country as its new offshore and subsea…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 03:26

Tullow signs EMGS for Norway seismic

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a signed contract from Tullow Oil Norge AS worth US$7.7 million for 3D EM data acquisition in the northern…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 16:05

West Ariel jackup rig towed to Singapore

Fairmount Marine announced that the Fairmount Summit tug has towed jackup rig West Ariel safely from Vung Tau, Vietnam, to Singapore. The towage over a…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:01

PEMEX picks GE wellheads

GE Oil & Gas announced today it will provide vital surface equipment to Mexico’s national oil company PEMEX Exploration and Production for use at its…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:59

EV gets cash backing

UK-based downhole video technology specialist EV has completed a £69 million management buyout backed by Dunedin, the UK mid-market buyout house. Headquartered in Norwich, EV…
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:19

Dry well for E.ON E&P Norge

A wildcat well drilled by E.ON E&P Norge in production licence 558 was dry, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Well 6507/5-7, which was the…
Swire Oilfield Services, a global supplier of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management has announced plans to further invest in…
KrisEnergy Ltd. an independent upstream oil and gas company, announced it has contracted the Key Gibraltar jack-up rig for development, appraisal and exploration drilling in…
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:39

Gall Thomson opens UK tech center

Gall Thomson announced it has opened a state-of-the-art technology center in the UK. The center, which is part of the company’s ongoing growth strategy, will…
Monday, 23 June 2014 03:13

Thai ROV partnership launched

Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production Public Company (PTTEP) has agreed a partnership to develop ROVs to be used for marine environmental studies, as part of…
Monday, 23 June 2014 02:58

Lundin spuds Luno appraisal

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), is pleased to announce that drilling of appraisal well 16/4-…
Friday, 20 June 2014 17:15

CGX Energy sets sights on Guyana

CGX Energy Inc. announced the completion of reprocessing and merging of existing seismic surveys from the company’s 100% owned Corentyne petroleum prospecting license (PPL) offshore…
Friday, 20 June 2014 12:50

CNOOC signs PSC with Eni

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) announced today that it has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Eni for Block 50/34 in the South…
Friday, 20 June 2014 04:03

ONS Award nominees announced

The nominees for the 2014 ONS Innovation Awards have been announced. According to ONS, whose 2014 theme is "Changes," the jury has evaluated all of…
Friday, 20 June 2014 02:53

Lamprell wins Upper Zakum module job

Dubai based oil and gas engineering and fabrication firm Lamprell has been contracted by Petrofac Emirates to fabricate 29 modules for the Upper Zakum artificial…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:47

TGS begins 3D survey of Brendan Basin

TGS commenced acquisition of a new 3D multi-client survey in the West of Shetland region. The survey will cover 2500sq km and will tie into…
Russian based Rosneft announced a joint venture agreement regarding implementation of vessel, drilling rig, and marine equipment construction and design projects that was signed at…
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 09:36

ION finalizes OceanGeo acquisition

Houston-based ION Geophysical Corp. has agreed to acquire 100% ownership of ocean bottom seismic acquisition company OceanGeo BV. In February 2013, ION acquired 30% of OceanGeo,…
OceanGeo BV completed an ocean-bottom cable seismic survey in the Gulf of Paria off Trinidad for the state-owned Petroleum Co. of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.…
Monday, 16 June 2014 02:39

Faroe raises £65 million

UK-based exploration firm Faroe Petroleum raised has £65 million in a stock market placing, which had hoped to raised £45 million.  The firm, focused on…
Friday, 13 June 2014 20:01

Vroon kicks off Turkey operations

Netherlands-based Vroon Offshore Services started operations in Turkey this week. The company’s anchor-handling tug-supply (AHTS) vessels, VOS Tethys and VOS Athos, are currently assisting in…
Friday, 13 June 2014 10:51

CAN Group racks up contract renewals

CAN Group announced today that it has secured two major contract renewals, totalling approximately £200million. Along with an increase in business, the two contracts will…
Friday, 13 June 2014 10:34

BG signs Windsor Knutsen charter

KNOT Offshore Partners LP formed an agreement with Brazil Shipping I Ltd., an affiliate of BG Group, for the time charter of shuttle tanker Windsor Knutsen, the company announced…
Friday, 13 June 2014 08:46

DNV grabs Goliat contract

Eni Norge AS awarded DNV GL a framework agreement for the supply of inspection services to the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea. The term…
Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:35

CGG hunts Barents Sea seepages

CGG division Robertson Geolab has started a multi-client surface geochemistry (shallow core) survey to detect seafloor seepages of hydrocarbons in the South East Barents Sea. …
Thursday, 12 June 2014 02:21

Cairn's Senegal drilling delayed

Australian explorer Far Ltd. reported on 10 June that the Cairn-operated FAN-1 exploration well offshore Senegal is delayed for maintenance work and the drilling program…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 17:56

BP launches Alaska drone program

The US Federal Aviation Administration announced approval for the first commercial drone flights over land in the US and the start of operations in Alaska…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 15:06

Ross and AGR win contracts

AGR and Ross Offshore have both this week announced frame agreements with Norwegian clients.  AGR won a five-year frame agreement, with several extension options, with…
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