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OE Daily: 2015 / August

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:57

Shell freezes Arctic operations

Shell disconnected the Noble Discoverer drillship from its anchors in the Chukchi Sea after weather temporarily put a halt to its Arctic operations over the…
Monday, 31 August 2015 11:31

Rosneft up in 2Q, down in 1H

Rosneft succumbed to a drop in revenue and net income for 1H 2015, however came out ahead in its 2Q 2015 results with an increase…
Monday, 31 August 2015 06:34

Eni lays claim to super-giant gas field

Eni has laid claim to discovering the largest gas field in Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea and says the field could become one of the…
Monday, 31 August 2015 03:38

HPHT Culzean gets green light

UK authorities have given the green light to one of the largest new field discoveries in the UK North Sea – Maersk Oil’s £3 billion…
Two Norwegian polar researchers have returned from a project to collect seismic data over an area of the Arctic usually inaccessible to seismic vessels.  The…
Floating production vessel operator BW Offshore has posted a 3% rise in operating revenues but says, which outsourced floating solutions remain an attractive option, the…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:53

Seadrill sinks, delays newbuilds in 2Q

Seadrill is keeping with its cost management program in part by delaying newbuilds, but still experienced a 7.8% decrease in revenue in 2Q 2015. The…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 07:47

McDermott bags its largest Mid East gig

Houston-based McDermott received its largest single award in the history of its Middle East operations today (27 August) by Saudi Aramco for brownfield work off…
Total has agreed to sell all of its interests in the FUKA and SIRGE gas pipelines and the St. Fergus Gas Terminal in a US$905…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:50

Maersk Oil could close Janice next year

Maersk Oil says it is planning to shut its Janice floating production unit (FPU) next year and change its offshore rotation system as it looks…
Oil services giant Schlumberger (SLB) entered into a deal to acquire Cameron International in a US$14.8 billion stock and cash deal that will offer the…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:54

Shell finds hydrocarbons on Auriga

Shell has made a hydrocarbon discovery on the West-1 (Auriga) well on the northern Browse Basin offshore Australia.  Shell has been drilling the well, in…
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:14

22 more approved for Brazil’s 13th round

Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels agency (ANP) expanded on its approval of the country’s 13th bid round, with the announcement of more than 22 of…
With less than two weeks to go before SPE Offshore Europe 2015, we spoke with DNV GL Oil & Gas CEO Elizabeth Tørstad, who will…
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:13

Solstad to lay up vessels, reduce staff

Due to the weak market, Solstad Offshore will have up to 13 vessels laid up, in addition to reducing its workforce by approximately 300 positions,…
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 09:00

Statoil digs deeper in GoM

Statoil’s exploration and discovery efforts in the Gulf of Mexico are moving forward, as the Norwegian giant announced the spudding of the Yeti appraisal well…
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:56

Noble hits delays on Falklands Humpback

Noble Energy's Humpback exploration well in the south Falklands basin has hit operational issues with results likely to be delayed by about a month, according…
Monday, 24 August 2015 12:31

DSME fire kills two, injures seven

Two people have died after a vessel under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) caught on fire today (24 August) in South…
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:03

ANP approves 12 for Brazil round

Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels agency (ANP) has announced the first 12 companies pre-approved for the country’s upcoming 13th bid round to be…
After nearly two years, Gazprom Neft Shelf has brought its second well into production at the Prirazlomnoye field in the Russian Arctic. Image of the Prirazlomnaya…
Friday, 21 August 2015 09:22

Johan Sverdrup gets thumbs up

Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup has received the official green light for phase one of its plan for development and operation (PDO) by the Norwegian Ministry of…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 09:16

EMGS cuts fleet, workforce

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) announced a cost reduction program that will generate cuts in its fleet, workforce, and capital expenditures, which the company is blaming on…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 08:48

Transocean inks extensions

Transocean was awarded approximately US$35 million for two different contract extensions that are about 11,000mi from each other. The Transocean Barents. From Transocean.  US supermajor…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 03:22

Weak demand helps Premier reduce costs

Weak demand for services in the oil sector is helping operator Premier Oil to reduce costs on its Vette and Sea Lion projects, the firm…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 03:11

Pay day for Eni's Goliat nears

Italy's Eni is close to starting producing from Norway's first Arctic oil development, reports Reuters. Production from the Goliat field, estimated to hold about 178…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 11:19

OneSubsea inks Shell Stones deal

UK supermajor Shell awarded OneSubsea a contract to supply subsea services for the Stones ultra deepwater development project in the Gulf of Mexico.  An artist's…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 11:00

Luke warm response to GoM lease sale

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that its Western Gulf of Mexico (GoM) lease sale 246 held today (19 August) attracted US$22.7…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:51

Alma/Galia first oil due "within weeks"

North Sea independent EnQuest expects to reach first oil on its Alma/Galia development within a few weeks, the firm announced this morning.  The development, a…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:05

DONG: Realities bite, Hejre still delayed

The Danish North Sea high-pressure, high-temperature Hejre oil field project continues to be challenged by delays from its supplier consortium, according to operator DONG Energy.…
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 04:20

Senegal green-lights Cairn campaign

Senegal’s government has approved UK explorer Cairn Energy’s latest plans to carry out a 3D seismic survey and a multi-well exploration program off its shores,…
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