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OE Press: 2015 / February

Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:46

Nautricity gets EMEC grid-connected test berth

Scottish tidal turbine developer Nautricity secured a grid connected tidal test berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), following successful sea trials at EMEC’s…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 03:16

Wave energy body secures £14.3m funding

Scotland’s first wave energy technology development body Wave Energy Scotland will receive a total of £14.3 million over the next 13 months, Scottish Energy Minister…
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 02:32

Greater Stella Area delayed again

First production from the Greater Stella Area development in the UK North Sea has hit a further set back as delays continue on the project's…
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:45

Valemon hook-up complete

Statoil and Wood Group Mustang Norway (WGMN) completed the hook-up of the Valemon platform in the North Sea. Valemon. From Statoil.   WGMN teamed with…
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:28

FES gets Egina contract off Nigeria

Saipem awarded FES International a US$2 million contract to supply bend stiffener connectors (BSCs) for the Egina project. The BSCs will be used by global…
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:14

Technip wins Glenlivet subsea contract

Total E&P UK has awarded Technip an additional scope for the parallel development of the Glenlivet field close to the Edradour subsea development, about 75km…
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:00

Oil & Gas UK paints bleak picture

Oil & Gas UK’s new report on offshore exploration, investment and production provides striking evidence of how rising costs, taxes and inadequate regulation have taken…
Monday, 23 February 2015 11:33

Talisman gets Snømus approval

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway granted Talisman Energy Norge AS consent for exploration drilling of well 15/12-24 at the Snømus prospect. Image of the Maersk…
Monday, 23 February 2015 03:45

Statoil ups Vøring area stakes

Statoil has agreed to buy stakes in production license 602, close to the Aasta Hansteen development project, in the Norwegian Sea from Norwegian exploration firm…
Monday, 23 February 2015 02:38

BP to shoot Atlantis

BP has brought forward its deployment of Aberdeen-based Return To Scene's R2S Visual Asset Management (VAM) spherical photographic capture of its Atlantis facility in the…
Monday, 23 February 2015 02:34

Hope for Arctic oil yet?

According to the United States Geological Survey, the area above the Arctic Circle holds approximately 90 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and an…
Friday, 20 February 2015 03:51

Tvillingen hits snag

Maersk Oil has has decided to plug and abandon exploration well 6406/6-4 on the Tvillingen South prospect after difficulties in a liner setting covering the…
Friday, 20 February 2015 02:53

Chariot starts Namibia 2D shoot

Atlantic margin focussed exploration firm Chariot Oil & Gas has, with partners AziNam (20%), NAMCOR (10%) and Ignitus (5%), started a 2D seismic acquisition survey…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:40

JIP assesses polymer lined pipe

A joint industry project (JIP) has been launched between Swagelining, Saudi Aramco and The Welding Institute (TWI) to conduct investigations into the use of polymer…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:12

TGS extends GOM Declaration survey

TGS is to extend its Declaration Multi-WAZ (wide azimuth) Survey in the Mississippi Canyon and DeSoto Canyon protraction areas of the central US Gulf of…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:24

IHC/Tompkins launch geotech firm

Royal IHC (IHC) has joined forces with Tompkins UK – the parent company of Modus Seabed Intervention – to enter the deep and ultra-deep water,…
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 03:51

Lime ups stakes on Zumba

Lime Petroleum Norway is to acquire an additional 20% in production licenses (PL) 591, 591B and 591C in the Norwegian Sea from Tullow Oil, increasing…
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 06:14

Sterling takes control of Ntem concession

Sterling Energy's Cameroon subsidiary has agreed a deal which will see it take over Murphy Cameroon Ntem Oil Co.'s 50% stake in the Ntem Concession,…
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 05:33

PwC: African oil spend rethink required

Oil and gas explorers must rethink their capital expenditure on exploration activity across the African continent in the wake of the significant drop in the…
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 05:19

Sevan delivers Teekay's first flotel

Teekay Offshore Partners has taken delivery of its first floating accommodation vessel, the Arendal Spirit, from Cosco's Nantong yard. The unit, a Sevan Marine cylindrical…
HB Rentals completed the installation of an end-to-end package for BHP Billiton, consisting of offshore accommodation modules and operating essentials for water, sewage, power and…
Monday, 16 February 2015 11:05

GMB Scotland seeking strike

GMB Scotland officers are seeking permission from GMB Scotland Regional Committee to move to ballot members covered by the Offshore Contractors Agreement over possible strike…
Monday, 16 February 2015 08:29

BP gets Valhall gas lift

BP Norge received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) for a gas lift at the Valhall IP. Increased water production is expected as…
Monday, 16 February 2015 04:45

KANFA wins Cape Three Points contracts

Sevan Marine subsidiary KANFA has been awarded a letter of award for the engineering, procurement and construction  (EPC) of four process modules for the FPSO…
Monday, 16 February 2015 03:36

Saudi Aramco hails heavy lift success

Saudi Aramco says it has set a new record for heavy lift operations in its Arabiyah-Hasbah gas fields project about 150km offshore Saudi Arabia. The…
Monday, 16 February 2015 03:13

EMGS to appeal court decision

Norway-based geophysical services company Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) says it is going to appeal a Court decision over its Towed Streamer EM patent. The firm…
Monday, 16 February 2015 02:52

Dry wells for BG near Knarr

BG Group has completed drilling two wells in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea classified as dry by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). The…
The outlook for mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas service sector in 2015 will hinge upon the resilience of businesses and a recalibration…
Statoil and field partners reached a final investment decision for the 2.35 billion bbl Johan Sverdrup oil field in the Norwegian North Sea. The field,…
Friday, 13 February 2015 03:55

Johan Sverdrup - a historic field

Johan Sverdrup was proven in two stages, but it was clear from the start that this was actually one gigantic oil discovery. Ranked by size,…
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