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OE Press: 2014 / December

Friday, 02 January 2015 08:47

Oil shows at Tunisian Sfax

Oil shows were found on the Jawkara-3 well in the Sfax Offshore Exploration Permit, off Tunisia, according to Norway-based oil and gas explorer DNO. Jawhara-3…
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 02:57

Arctech Helsinki bought out by Russians

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has moved into full Russian ownership after United Shipbuilding Corporation bought the other half of the company's shares from STX Finland. Finland…
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 04:20

Chevron inks subsea seismic contract

Norwegian seismic acquisition technology firm Magseis has won a contract with Chevron North Sea. The contract is for seabed seismic acquisition in the UK sector…
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 03:30

Seadrill buys West Polaris

Drilling rig operator Seadrill has exercised a purchase option for the West Polaris, a 6th generation ultra-deepwater drillship, from Ship Finance International Limited. The West…
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 02:39

Lindarormen a dry hole

Lundin Petroleum's exploration well 6405/12-1 on the Lindarormen prospect is being plugged and abandoned as a dry hole. The well was in production license 584,…
Monday, 29 December 2014 11:10

Transocean Winner to drill on Alvheim field

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (PSA) has given Det norske oljeselskap ASA consent to use the Transocean Winner mobile drilling facility to drill two…
The deadline to apply in Mozambique’s fifth licensing round has been extended to 30 April 2015. The Institute of National Petroleum (INP), on behalf of…
Monday, 29 December 2014 10:15

BG ok’d for Jordbær Sør

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (PSA) is giving BG Norge the go-ahead to drill the exploration well 34/3-5 in the Jordbær Sør prospect, in…
Monday, 29 December 2014 09:23

Wärtsilä donates engine to South Africa

Wärtsilä donated its Wärtsilä 20 engine to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in an initiative to support and stimulate the maritime economy in South…
Russian gas giant Gapzrom is to work with state-owned RUSNANO, a nanotechnology technology commercialization outfit, to develop new technologies and help substitute imported products into…
Monday, 29 December 2014 03:00

EMGS agrees Brazil data license

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has entered into a data licensing agreement with an international oil company worth US1.8 million for the provision of 3D EM data…
Monday, 29 December 2014 02:45

Subsea processing in peril?

Much of the recent commentary concerning the decline in oil prices has focused on US onshore production, specifically whether the continued extraction of unconventional resources…
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 04:28

Orwell/FES win FPSO turret contract

Orwell Offshore and FES International have landed a multi-million dollar contract from TH Heavy Engineering Berhad for the supply of an external turret system for…
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 03:36

Woodside cleared for Rabat Deep

Moroccon authorities have approved a farm-in deal between London based exploration minnow Chariot Oil & Gas and Australia's Woodside on the Rabat Deep Offshore permits…
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 04:06

AWE extends BW Offshore contract

Australian exploration firm AWE has agreed a one year contract extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Umuroa, operating on the Tui Area…
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 03:14

North Energy assesses options

Norwegian oil exploration firm North Energy has launched a strategic review after being approached over potential strategic opportunities as market conditions remain difficult.  The firm…
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 02:54

New COO for Ithaca as Stella nears

Ithaca Energy has appointed Roy Buchan as its Chief Operations Officer, starting 5 January 2015, and announced that Chief Development Officer John Woods is to…
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 02:49

Storm prospect sub-commercial

Swedish exploration and production firm Lundin Petroleum says it has made a sub-commercial discovery on the Storm prospect, offshore Norway. The Storm wildcat well 33/2-1…
Monday, 22 December 2014 15:54

MAN compressors commissioned on FPSO

The two compression modules on board of FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba MV24 have been successfully commissioned for MODEC. The high pressure modules, developed by MAN…
Monday, 22 December 2014 14:38

Norway's PSA OK's Scarabeo 5 use

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) granted operator Statoil consent to use the Scarabeo 5 mobile drilling facility to plug well 6406/2-R-4 BHT2 permanently and…
Monday, 22 December 2014 04:00

Damen to refurb Petrojarl FPSO

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), has been awarded an engineering, procurement and commissoining contract contract by Petrojarl I for…
Monday, 22 December 2014 03:18

Operators eye well intervention vessels

Subsea well intervention activities are expected to flourish over the next five years, predicts analysts Douglas Westwood. Despite the recent plunge in oil price, the…
Monday, 22 December 2014 03:03

MOL completes latest acquisition

Hungarian integrated oil and gas firm MOL Group has completed an acquisition of North Sea assets from London-listed Premier Oil.  MOL acquired non-operated interests in…
Monday, 22 December 2014 02:36

Transocean loses claim against Providence

Offshore Ireland focused exploration firm Providence Resources has confirmed that it has received a judgement in its favor in a ruling over costs Transocean was…
Wärtsilä has been given full notice to proceed (NTP) from Manga LNG Oy for the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in…
The American Petroleum Institute (API) published a new recommended practice for structural integrity management to emphasize the importance of understanding topside structural integrity in order…
Friday, 19 December 2014 09:56

Ennsub delivers two WROVs

Ennsub completed the design and manufacture of two innovative workclass remotely operated vehicle (WROV) deployment systems to ROVOP. Image from Ennsub.   The systems were…
Friday, 19 December 2014 03:07

Gazelle field nears sanction

The Gazelle gas field offshore Cote d'Ivoire has taken a step forward after the country's president signed an Exclusive Exploitation Authorization (EAA). The field, operated…
Friday, 19 December 2014 02:53

Schlumberger inks Mariner deal

Schlumberger Oilfield UK has been awarded the contract to provide integrated drilling and well services on the Statoil-operated Mariner heavy oil development in the UK…
Friday, 19 December 2014 02:29

Dry North Sea well for RWE

RWE Dea Norge is to plug and abandon its wildcat well 35/9-12 S on the Atlas prospect in production license (PL) 420 in the North…
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