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OE Daily: 2014 / October

Thursday, 06 November 2014 03:32

BP eyeing major new Clair facilities

BP is assessing a further phase development on its west of Shetland Clair field, which could see another new, large central processing facility built in…
Friday, 31 October 2014 11:52

Noble Energy sets Leviathan production date

Noble Energy has targeted an early 2018 start-up date for its giant Leviathan gas field off Israel, according to its 3Q earnings statement. In addition,…
Friday, 31 October 2014 11:42

ConocoPhillips throws in towel on Coronado

ConocoPhillips is dropping out of the Coronado prospect located in Walker Ridge Block 52 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The company was in a…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:48

The Netherlands turns tide

A consortium of nine organizations including Bluewater Energy Services, Damen Shipyards Group, Van Oord and the Dutch Tidal Testing Centre have partnered to deploy a…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:21

Eni, Pemex sign cooperation agreement

Italy's Eni signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mexico's Pemex that will see the two companies cooperating and exchanging best practices in all three…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:42

Total, Dong join forces in UK

Total E&P UK Ltd. and Dong Energy are moving forward on a joint development of West of Shetland fields Glenlivet and Edradour. The joint development…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:41

Deepest GoM decom job complete

InterMoor completed the decommissioning of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Red Hawk spar in the Gulf of Mexico. Red Hawk spar being towed to reefing site. From…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 05:50

HPHT Jackdaw being 'redefined'

BG Group has said it is delaying a sanction decision on its high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) Jackdaw project in the central North Sea. The firm said…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 04:19

Eni makes 1bn Congo oil find

Eni has made a light oil discovery estimated to contain about 1billion boe in place in the Minsala Marine exploration prospect in shallow waters offshore…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:54

Report: Macondo oil resides on seafloor

The “unprecedented quantity of oil” that surged from 2010’s blown Macondo well has contaminated a wide swath of the ocean floor, settling into a ring…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:19

Eni departs Heron

Eni's Australian subsidiary decided to shed its stake in the Heron area off Northern Australia after opting out of plans to drill a second well…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:51

Repsol hits big at GoM León well

Repsol encountered high quality oil at the ultra deepwater well León, in the Keathley Canyon 642 block located in the US Gulf of Mexico. Map…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 08:46

Hess sanctions Stampede

Hess Corp. is moving forward with the US$6 billion development of the Stampede Field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after a final investment decision…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:41

Exxon, OMV Petrom spud Romanian well

ExxonMobil started drilling the Pelican South-1 well, its third and latest prospect in the Neptun Block off Romania in the Black Sea. Pelican South-1 is…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:23

Kleven converting Aker Wayfarer to SESV

Kleven’s Myklebust Verft signed a contract with Ocean Yield ASA for modifications of the Aker Wayfarer vessel to become a deepwater subsea equipment support vessel…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 07:36

UK production decline to reverse

UK North Sea production is expected to remain flat in 2014, marking the first time in 15 years the industry has not seen a production…
Monday, 27 October 2014 13:18

Petrobras confirms Libra oil

An oil discovery has been confirmed in the Libra field, offshore Brazil, Petrobras announced on 27 October. The Brazilian state-owned firm said the well 3-RJS-731…
Monday, 27 October 2014 13:08

Pemex, Chevron team up

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and Chevron entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) intent on increasing cooperation in areas such as deepwater, heavy oil and mature…
Monday, 27 October 2014 13:07

Cost cutting shouldn't lead to crisis

Current pressures on oil majors due to low oil prices and a heated market should not be allowed to turn into another crisis, a top…
Monday, 27 October 2014 11:20

Lundin plugs dry Gobi-1 well

Drilling has completed on Lundin Petroleum's Gobi-1 wildcat in the Gurita production sharing contract (PSC), located off Indonesia in the Natuna Sea’s West Natuna basin.…
Monday, 27 October 2014 09:17

Lundin begins Kitabu off Malaysia

Lundin Petroleum AB spudded the Kitabu-1 exploration well in Block SB307/308, offshore Sabah, Malaysia. The West Prospero. From Seadrill.   The Kitabu prospect is a stratigraphic…
Monday, 27 October 2014 08:22

Eni in big Indonesian find

Eni made an “important” gas discovery in the Merakes exploration prospect, located in the East Sepinggan Block, offshore Indonesia. The East Sepinggan block is located in…
Friday, 24 October 2014 14:55

HTC focuses on standardization

Even as European stalwarts like Statoil champion for a standardized, “Lego-style” subsea factory, it was the topic of the day at the Houston Technology Center’s…
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:42

Petrobras hits at Lontra

Brazil’s Petrobras discovered gas at the Lontra well located in the Espírito Santo basin offshore Brazil. Well 4-GLF-42-ESS (Lontra) is at 1319m water depth and…
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:11

Ophir expands in Gabon

UK-based Ophir Energy increased its footprint offshore Gabon by signing exploration and production sharing contracts (PSC) for two additional blocks in the area. The new…
Friday, 24 October 2014 10:04

Statoil gets operatorship off Australia

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) awarded Statoil 100% equity share in the prolific Northern Carnarvon basin on the Northwest shelf of Australia. The…
Friday, 24 October 2014 08:29

CNOOC makes new discovery in Bohai

CNOOC Ltd. made a new, “mid-to-large” discovery at Jinzhou 23-2 in Bohai, offshore China. The Jinzhou 23-2 structure is located in the north part of…
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA, Energistyrelsen) reported record interest from oil and gas companies in the upcoming licensing round for blocks in the North Sea.…
Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:55

Chevron finds oil in deepwater GoM

Chevron Corp. made a new oil discovery in the Keathley Canyon Block 10 located at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.  Transocean’s Discoverer India. From Chevron.  …
Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:32

BP/GDF make joint North Sea discovery

GDF SUEZ E&P and BP have made an oil and gas discovery spanning two blocks in the in the UK Central North Sea.  The discovery…
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