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OE Activity: 2014 / August

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:50

Offshore wind jackup efficiency challenge

The UK's Crown Estate has published its latest report aimed at improving the performance of the offshore wind sector, focusing on the more effective use…
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:12

RDS inked for Sea Lion study

Rig design and engineering firm RDS has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by AMEC for Premier Oil’s Sea Lion development in the…
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 02:16

Shell Malaysia taps IKM Group for mud system

IKM Group will provide a riser-less top-hole mud circulation system to Shell on the Malikai project offshore Sabah, Malaysia. IKM says the contract award is…
Monday, 01 September 2014 16:21

Hess contracts Magseis for OBS

Norway's Magseis has been awarded a contract by Hess Denmark for seabed seismic acquisition in the southern part of the North Sea using the company’s…
Monday, 01 September 2014 16:08

Lundin spuds Vollgrav South probe

Lundin Petroleum has started drilling exploration well 33/12-10 S on the Vollgrav South prospect, 250km west of Florø, between the Gullfaks and Statfjord fields, in…
Friday, 29 August 2014 07:20

Alfa Laval picks up Egina gig

Heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling firm Alfa Laval has won an order to supply Framo pumping systems to Samsung Heavy Industries in South…
Friday, 29 August 2014 05:35

Havyard breaks into Brazil

Havyard is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels that are to be built and operated by…
San Diego, California-based Sempra Energy is considering adding liquefaction capacity to its LNG regasification plant at Energía Costa Azul (ECA) in Baja California, Mexico. Subsidiary…
Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:11

Kongsberg wins Catcher contract

Kongsberg Maritime division Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) has won a contract to deliver an integrated control and safety system for the new BW Offshore Catcher…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:47

Pacific Drilling, Chevron begin GoM contract

Pacific Drilling’s ultra deepwater Pacific Sharav began its five-year drilling contract for Chevron on 27 August 2014. The contract is estimated to be worth more than US$1…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:42

Bibby opens Norwegian office

Aberdeenshire-based Bibby Offshore is adding to its international expansion with the opening of an office in Stavanger, Norway. Bibby Offshore is currently participating in a…
Petrobras and Foro Energy signed a technology cooperation agreement (TCA) for high power laser drilling research and development. The program with the Leopoldo Americo Miguez…
Statoil awarded Nordic Maritime a contract for its newest DP2 vessel, Mokul Nordic in the North Sea. The 30-day contract has an optional 15-day charter.…
Lagos-based Star Deep Water Petroleum signed a contract extension for Pacific Drilling’s Pacific Bora. The Pacific Bora is currently drilling offshore Nigeria. The contract extension…
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 01:30

TGS to survey offshore Sierra Leone

TGS announced a new multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Sierra Leone.   The survey, Sierra Leone Block 4A Extension, will add 1000sq km of new…
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

ONS: Aquaterra launches riser tool

UK-based engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has launched a Riser Monitoring System (RMS) it believes will revolutionize integrity management and bring improved reliability and accuracy of…
Rockwell Automation and Cisco launched a training course to help information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) professionals overcome the challenges of converging network technologies.…
Monday, 25 August 2014 09:46

USITC confirms OCTG dumping in US

On Friday, The US International Trade Commission endorsed anti-dumping duties on steel pipe imports from four Asian countries, Turkey, and Ukraine. The USITC voted on…
Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

ONS: Golder completes Arctic base study

Golder Associates has completed a comprehensive social baseline study in Greenland on behalf of Maersk Oil, Cairn Energy, ConocoPhillips and Shell.  The cooperative study was…
Sunday, 24 August 2014 07:09

ONS: AGR bags NCS contracts

AGR has been awarded software contracts with Det norske oljeselskap, VNG (Norge) and OMV (Norge) worth in total about US$1 million. AGR will be delivering…
Sunday, 24 August 2014 07:06

ONS: Expro plans Norway expansion

Oilfield services company, Expro, plans to open a major new base in Tananger, Norway in summer 2015. The 19,000sq m facility will consolidate the company’s…
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:54

SNC-Lavalin completes Kentz acquisition

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. announced it completed its acquisition of Jersey-based oil and gas services company Kentz Corp. Ltd. The acquisition of Kentz supports SNC-Lavalin’s ongoing…
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:06

Petrobras FPSO leaves yard for Lula field

The Cidade de Mangaratiba FPSO has begun its journey from the BrasFels shipyard in Angra dos Reis to the Iracema South area of Petrobras’ Lula…
EMAS AMC has a new frame agreement with Apache North Sea for subsea construction in the UK North Sea. The awarded frame agreement includes pipeline…
Friday, 22 August 2014 03:59

Pulse support Martin Linge drilling

Pulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse), an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Total E&P Norge AS to provide a real time integrity monitoring system,…
Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:23

ONS - opens Monday

One of the biggest oil events in the global calendar opens in Stavanger on Monday, with speakers, exhibitors and delegates expected from all corners of…
Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:43

BP, Eni begin production in Egypt

Eni announced the start of production from the Denise-Karawan project (DEKA) with partner BP, through the new subsea well Denise South 6 at a gas…
Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:55

Platforms down-manned after power outage

A power cut at Shell’s Nelson platform, 124 miles off Aberdeen in the North Sea, saw 148 of the 167 on board airlifted to the…
Thursday, 21 August 2014 02:15

Norway completes Barents seismic campaign

Norway's Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has collected 5600km 2D seismic in the northern Barents Sea since July 18, it said today. The acquisition is a…
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:43

Statoil shuts down Troll C

Statoil shut down production on the Troll C platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea on 17 August after an inspection program on…
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