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OE Press: 2014 / July

TGS announced it will conduct three new multi-client surveys; a 3D survey offshore Australia, a 2D survey offshore New Zealand and a 3D survey in…
Research and Markets analysts forecast that the global offshore drilling market will grow at a compound annual rate of 10.9% (CAGR) over the period 2013-2018.…
Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN) has contracted with Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industry’s shipyard in northern…
Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:47

FET expands DYNACON facilities

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) completed the expansion of its DYNACON facilities in Bryan, TX. The expansion doubles the square footage of manufacturing space to…
The American Petroleum Institute (API) published new guidelines for the design, manufacture and use of subsea capping stacks, equipment designed as part of industry’s emergency…
Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:25

ConocoPhilliips extends Archer contract

ConocoPhillips has extended its contract Archer Ltd. for the provision of platform drilling services for the Greater Ekofisk Area. The Greater Ekofisk Area is located…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:59

Petrofac gets Shah Deniz contract

Petrofac secured a contract worth approximately US$8.4 million with the BP-operated Shah Deniz 2 project to provide their maintenance build capabilities. The contract covers new…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:42

Ophir completes 3D seismic survey

London-based Ophir Energy completed a 3D seismic survey of the 1528sq kmexploration block, Junon, in the Seychelles exclusive economic zone, located about 125km southeast of…
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:09

Lishui 36-1 gas field begins production

Hong Kong-based CNOOC Ltd. announced the Lishui 36-1 gas field began production. The Lishui 36-1 gas field is located 150km from Wenzhou city Zhejiang province,…
Monday, 28 July 2014 10:54

Lampung receives first LNG cargo

The Hoegh LNG-owned Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Lampung received its first cargo of LNG through ship-to-ship transfer on 27 July…
Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:38

Rosneft starts Kara Sea seismic

A 2D seismic acquisition program has started in the Kara Sea, said Russia's Rosneft, a partner with ExxonMobil in the area.  The program started 24…
Westermeerwind BV reached financial close on 25 July for the turnkey construction of the Westermeerwind wind farm in IJsselmeer, Netherlands. Work can now start on…
Friday, 25 July 2014 07:56

WJM introduces MORF

Houston-based William Jacob Management, Inc. (WJM) introduced a modular offshore drilling rig design that reduces deployment costs and improves speed-to-market for upstream operations. The modular…
Friday, 25 July 2014 05:10

Energean takes on rig for drilling

Greek exploration firm Energean Oil & Gas is starting a €165 million investment program in Prinos, North Prinos and Epsilon in the Gulf of Kavala…
Friday, 25 July 2014 02:50

Bechtel and Gulf Island join forces

Gulf Island Fabrication has signed a cooperation agreement with Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Inc. to work together on offshore projects for the US Gulf…
Friday, 25 July 2014 02:38

Archer secures Peregrino extension

Statoil's Brazilian business unit has exercised the first of two options to extend its contract with Archer for the provision of platform drilling management services…
Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:43

GE announces Meridium investment

GE’s Measurement & Control business announced a minority equity investment in Meridium. The companies will enter into a joint development and distribution agreement that will…
Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:16

OMV starts Taranaki drilling

OMV New Zealand has spudded the Whio-1 exploration well in exploration permit PEP 51312 in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand, says JV partner Cue Energy…
Thursday, 24 July 2014 02:12

TGS seeks Canada and Barents seeps

TGS has is to start two multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and seep studies offshore Canada and in the Barents Sea. Sampling locations for both programs…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:05

Repsol eyes Talisman

Talisman Energy has confirmed that it has been approached by Spain's Repsol over "various transactions." Repsol has been reported to have been considering a bid…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 04:06

uHPHT tax consultation launched

The UK Government has launched a consultation into a proposed tax allowance to encourage investment in ultra-high-pressure, high-temperature (uHPHT) oil and gas fields in the…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:55

Dry well for Centrica Norway

Centrica Resources Norway, operator of production license 405, in the southeastern part of the Norwegian North Sea, has completed drilling wildcat well 8/10-6 S. The…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:43

Det norske spuds wildcat

Det norske oljeselskap has spudded exploration well 2/9–5 S in production license 494, in the Norwegian North Sea, targeting the Heimdalshø prospect using the Maersk…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:25

Ebola virus delays Liberia drilling

West Africa-focused Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL) says drilling plans for offshore Liberia have been delayed due to an Ebola virus outbreak in the region. …
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:34

Small Barents gas find for Statoil

Statoil Petroleum has made a small gas discovery on the 7325/1-1 well on production license (PL) 615 in the Barents Sea. The well was drilled…
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:31

Fugro opens Angola facility

Fugro has opened a new, 7000sq m facility in the SONILS Oil Service Centre in Luanda, Angola. Angola is now the second largest oil producer…
Harvest Natural Resources Inc. announced today that a Declaration of Commerciality (DOC) has been signed with the Gabonese Republic (Gabon) pertaining to the Dussafu Marin…
Monday, 21 July 2014 03:30

ENI signs Congo agreement

The Congolese Minister of hydrocarbons, André Raphael Loemba, and Eni CEO, Claudio Descalzi, in the presence of President of Congo, Dennis Sassou Nguesso, and the…
Monday, 21 July 2014 03:19

Black Sea drilling starts

Drilling has started at the Domino-2 appraisal well in the deepwater sector of the Neptun Block offshore Romania in the Black Sea, says OMV Petrom. …
Monday, 21 July 2014 02:59

Barge sinks, 3 dead

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has said three people have died after a semisubmersible barge underdoing trials sank 2 nautical miles northeast of Sekupang,…
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