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OE Press: 2014 / October

Friday, 31 October 2014 11:38

Forties pipeline installed

Apache North Sea Ltd. awarded STATS Group a contract to safely isolate the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) in the North Sea. The contract is for…
Friday, 31 October 2014 04:04

Eco Atlantic acquires Walvis Basin seismic

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas has acquired two previously shot 2D seismic surveys totaling 2922 line km on its Sharon Block 2213 A&B in the…
Friday, 31 October 2014 04:00

Searcher sought for Australian seismic

Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with BGP, is to carry out a multi-client campaign consisting of three separate surveys totalling 12,500km of 2D data and 566sq…
Friday, 31 October 2014 03:16

BMT riser monitoring for Total's Egina

BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has been selected by Saipem to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for Total's Egina…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:43

Volatility hits oil and gas contracting levels

The latest EIC Monitor report paints a mixed picture of activity across the global upstream sectors in 3Q 2014, with a large decline in upstream…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:33

UK offshore oil and gas industry pessimistic

The 3Q 2014 Oil & Gas UK Business Sentiment Index published on 30 October shows that optimism in the sector continues to decline with a…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 06:47

Brents A and B to cease 1 November

Shell will formally cease oil and gas production from the Brent Alpha and Brent Bravo platforms in the UK North Sea on 1 November 2014.…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 05:37

Lundin spuds Lindaormen probe

Lundin Petroleum has started drilling exploration well 6405/12-1 in production license 584 on the Lindarormen prospect. Lindarormen is about 150km northwest of Kristiansund on the…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 05:33

Kongsberg aids gas hydrate project

Kongsberg Maritime Embient, with KONGSBERG partner company Contros Systems and Solutions, has been selected to develop and deliver innovative technologies and strategies for environmental monitoring…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 05:13

Cairn's second Senegal well underway

Cairn Energy's second planned exploration well offshore Senegal is underway, the firm said today (30 October).  The SNE-1 probe on the Sangomar Deep Block follows…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 04:38

Shell seeks arctic extension

Shell has asked the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska’s coast, saying set backs and legal delays may push…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 15:07

Total sells interest in four fields

Total E&P Norge AS will sell an 8% interest in the Gina Krog field in Norway, together with its interests in the mature fields of…
Mexico’s Naviera Integral is ordering the first two of Damen’s Sea Axe Fast Crew Supply vessels, the FCS 4008. Contract signing. From Damen.    Damen…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:44

CGG’s StagSeis growing in GoM

CGG received another major commitment to its Gulf of Mexico StagSeis multi-client program with the prefunding of the entire 871-offshore-block program by an international E&P company. …
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:24

Technip wins EnQuest subsea work

EnQuest awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPCI) contract for the Kraken development. Technip's Deep Energy. From Technip.   Kraken is located in…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 03:24

Petronas extends FPSO contract

BW Offshore has received a two year contract extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Berge Helene from PETRONAS Carigali Mauritania 1. The…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 03:16

Chevron selects Technip for Bangka

Technip was awarded a substantial subsea contract by Chevron Indonesia for the Bangka Development, located in Rapak PSC area, approximately 70km offshore the province of…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:05

Subsea wet gas compression gets closer

The world’s first subsea wet gas compressor station is now ready for the final testing at Horsøy outside Bergen before being prepared for installation and…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 13:28

Petrofac gets Nova Scotia project

The government of Nova Scotia awarded Petrofac a contract to help identify the best ways to exploit the province’s ultra deepwater oil potential. Under the…
Total E&P UK is extending a decades-long relationship with CHC Helicopter in the North Sea, awarding CHC a long-term helicopter transportation contract to support Total’s…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:28

GlobalData: Kenya investment on the rise

Kenya will need to focus on providing a competitive and stable fiscal environment if it is to fully exploit its offshore gas industry and attract…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:57

Teekay vessel to be converted to Libra FPSO

Deltamarin Ltd. entered into a contract with Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. for the conversion of Teekay’s Navion Norvegia to the Libra floating production, storage and…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:30

BP, CGG to develop marine seismic technology

BP and CGG entered into an agreement for collaborative research and development in the field of new types of marine vibratory seismic sources. The agreement…
Monday, 27 October 2014 13:42

Saipem grabs drilling contract

Saipem has secured a new contract for the Perro Negro 7 jackup, currently operating offshore in the Middle East, starting from November 2015 until the…
Monday, 27 October 2014 13:12

KrisEnergy charters FSO for Wassana

Singapore’s KrisEnergy chartered the Rubicon Vantage floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel and a catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) buoy for use on the Wassana…
Monday, 27 October 2014 12:38

AAPG, SEG announce joint venture

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) announced a joint venture to co-present oil and gas events around…
Monday, 27 October 2014 10:56

Ophir acquires Indonesian PSCs

Ophir Energy plc entered into an agreement with Niko Resources to acquire interests in seven deepwater production-sharing contracts (PSCs) in Indonesia. Image from Ophir.  …
Monday, 27 October 2014 10:38

Maersk secures US$17 million Total contract

Total awarded Maersk Drilling’s third drillship, the Maersk Venturer, a short-term, US$17 million contract for a one-well program offshore Malaysia. Maersk says the contract is…
Monday, 27 October 2014 09:38

SOCAR accident kills four

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), confirmed in a statement that four employees died in a platform accident on 23 October. According to SOCAR's statement, "The dead bodies of…
Monday, 27 October 2014 08:19

Technip gets EnQuest EPCI

EnQuest awarded Technip a large engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPCI) contract for the Kraken development located in the North Sea, 400km northeast of Aberdeen…
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