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OE Press: 2014 / September

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:10

Maritime security market to reach $20 billion

According to a study published this month by US-based research and marketing company Markets and Markets, the maritime security industry will be worth around US$20…
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:02

Enagas joins TAP

Enagás has joined the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project as a new shareholder with a 16% stake in the company known as Trans Adriatic Pipeline…
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:47

N-Sea completes dive scope

Inspection, maintenance and repair company N-Sea recently completed its inaugural diving scope with the TUP Diving System(Transfer Under Pressure). The TUP Diving System Image: N-Sea…
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 03:08

Jacking system failure addressed

A joint industry project on jacking system maintenance and inspection has resulted in a new DNV GL Recommended Practice. This provides guidance to ensure the…
Monday, 29 September 2014 16:07

Alfa Laval wins pumping systems order

Alfa Laval won an order to supply Framowith water pumping systems to an oil drilling platform, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean east of…
Monday, 29 September 2014 15:18

Ulstein to design Van Oord SRI vessel

Ulstein won the design and equipment contract for Van Oord’s new subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel Bravenes. Van Oord’s Bravenes. From Ulstein Working in close…
TGS and FarifieldNodal will conduct two ocean bottom projects in the shelf region of the US Gulf of Mexico.  Z700 at sea from FairfieldNodal. The…
Monday, 29 September 2014 04:52

Tidal project signs power purchase agreement

Tidal Energy, the developer of DeltaStream, Wales’ first full-scale tidal power generator, has agreed a power purchase deal with EDF Energy, which will make its…
Monday, 29 September 2014 03:41

CGG to start Gabon 3D Broadseis survey

CGG has signed an exclusive multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon. The agreement will see…
Monday, 29 September 2014 03:23

MOL eyes further acquisitions

The UK offshore-focused subsidiary of Hungarian integrated energy company MOL has announced the completion of its senior management team, based in the Aberdeen. The creation…
Australia’s AG&P ALE Ventures deployed the Hydro Deck to deliver the first modules to the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project. Over the course of the project,…
Nalco Champion and BP plc representatives recently participated in a contract signing event to officially commemorate a new chemical managed services global framework agreement (GFA)…
Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:14

Maersk Drilling names fourth UDW drillship

Maersk Drilling named their fourth ultra deepwater drillship this morning in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea.…
Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:20

Upcoming Round 1 critical to Mexico's future

The results of Mexico’s upcoming bidding round for 109 exploration blocks and 60 producing fields could be crucial in determining the country’s future position as…
Kongsberg Maritime Embient last week received the 2014 Compass International Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of marine science and technology from the Marine…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:32

Soma spends $37mn on exploration

Soma Oil & Gas Exploration, a Somalia-focused exploration company, today issued its audited annual report and financial statements for 2013. On 6 August 2013, Soma…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:49

DSM inks mooring contract with Repsol

Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) has secured a contract to provide a range of mooring services for Repsol's drilling operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Under…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 09:59

Polarcus Adira begins TGS charter

Polarcus Adira is in transit from Las Palmas to the Gulf of Mexico to begin a 6-month charter for TGS. It will be Polarcus' first…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 09:00

2015 SPE Offshore Europe chairmen named

The Offshore Europe Partnership has announced the appointment of two co-chairmen for SPE Offshore Europe 2015, one of whom will lead the keynote program with…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:44

Hurricane seeking Lancaster partner

Fractured basement reservoir explorer Hurricane Energy says future development of its Lancaster oil discovery west of Shetland on the UK Continental Shelf is expected to…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 02:39

Parkmead lines up Skerryvore drilling

Site survey work has started at the Parkmead Group-operated Skerryvore oil prospect in the central UK North Sea.  The Skerryvore prospect has the potential to…
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 02:48

Oyster takes central North Sea stake

Oyster Petroleum has entered into a farm-in agreement which will see it earn 25% interest in production licenes P.1948 in the central North Sea. License…
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 02:35

Zidane development delayed

Germany's RWE Dea is will not submit a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Norwegian Sea Zidane development in October as planned, the…
Churchill Drilling Tools, the provider of dart activated drilling tools, is celebrating the 500th deployment of its DAV MX CircSub. The DAV MX was recently…
Mexico City-based Sierra Oil and Gas secured equity commitments of US$525 million on Friday to develop projects in Mexico’s recently opened energy sector. Sierra, Mexico’s…
New DNV GL guidelines and practices are ensuring safe connection of offshore wind to the transmission grid. As offshore wind farms are being built farther…
Monday, 22 September 2014 10:30

Delta SubSea secures Hornbeck MPSV

Delta SubSea (DSS) entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Hornbeck Offshore Services for the HOS Bayou for deepwater remote operated vehicles (ROV) operations…
Polarcus completed acquisition of a major new 3D broadband multi-client project in the southern Porcupine Basin, offshore southwest Ireland. The 4300sq km survey, undertaken in…
Monday, 22 September 2014 05:37

Siemens to buy Dresser-Rand

Siemens has agreed to acquire Dresser-Rand through the acquisition of all its New York Stock Exchange issued and outstanding common shares for us$83/share, in a…
Monday, 22 September 2014 04:44

Lower oil price squeezes margins

At present we are seeing lower oil prices as a function of softer demand growth in both Europe and China combined with recent output increases…
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