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OE Press: 2017 / August

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:46

DNV GL, Lundin work to reduce downtime

DNV GL – Oil & Gas and Lundin Norway have teamed up to develop the first step to a solution for predicting unplanned shutdown using…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:41

Boskalis acquires Gardline Group

Royal Boskalis Westminster NV has acquired all shares of the UK’s Gardline Group as of today (15 August) in a US$51 million deal, including debt.…
KrisEnergy is set to sign a deal next week with the government of Cambodia for Cambodia Block A to develop the Aspara oil field. Map of…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:46

Azinor spuds well on Partridge prospect

Azinor Catalyst spudded the 14/11a-2 well on the Partridge Prospect today (15 August), with plans to immediately follow with the drilling of an appraisal well…
Monday, 14 August 2017 13:05

Buchan Alpha arrives for decom

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK’s Buchan Alpha oil production vessel arrived in Lerwick, Shetland for disposal.    Buchan Alpha arrives in Lerwick. Image from Repsol. Repsol says that…
Monday, 14 August 2017 12:34

Erin spuds Oyo-9 off Nigeria

Erin Energy started drilling the Oyo-9 well offshore Nigeria with the Pacific Bora sixth-generation drilling rig. Pacific Bora. Image from Pacific Drilling. The well is expected to take…
Monday, 14 August 2017 08:43

Bluestream inks Total IRM

Bluestream has been awarded an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract with Total E&P Nederland BV for 36 offshore sites. VOS Sugar. Image from Bluestream.…
Monday, 14 August 2017 07:35

Aker BP starts Hyrokkin drilling

Aker BP started drilling operations at the well 25/4 – 11 on the Hyrokkin prospect in the Norwegian North Sea with the Maersk Interceptor jackup…
Friday, 11 August 2017 12:46

MTE to complete Hebron project

Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd. (MTE) will provide its on-site supervision and inspection services to facilitate the launch of the Hebron platform, which is scheduled to produce…
Friday, 11 August 2017 10:29

Bumi bags Lukoil EPCI in Caspian

Bumi Armada has signed a supplementary agreement with Lukoil for additional engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) work at the Filanovsky field in the Russian…
Friday, 11 August 2017 03:30

First steel cut on Dvalin subsea tieback

Norway's Aibel has started construction work on Dea's US$1.23 billion Norwegian Sea Davlin subsea tieback, with first steel cut on Dvalin module H25 in Haugesund.…
Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:11

Statoil in Dogger Bank stake swap

Statoil has signed a swap agreement with Innogy and SSE for equity interests in the Dogger Bank offshore wind development project in the North Sea,…
Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:53

Royal IHC, GranEnergia form GranIHC Services

Dutch company Royal IHC and Brazil’s GranInvestimentos have formed a new partnership, GranIHC Services, to deliver innovative and integrated life cycle solutions, increase their operational…
Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:19

Aker BP signs Deepsea Stavanger deal

Aker BP has signed a US$68 million deal with Odfjell Drilling for use of the Deepsea Stavanger at various locations in the Norwegian Sea and…
Thursday, 10 August 2017 03:57

Board shake-up at Premier Oil

Premier Oil has revealed that Roy Franklin will join the company's board as non-executive chairman, taking over from Mike Welton, on 1 September. Welton has…
Houston-headquartered Atwood Oceanics has inked a one-well contract offshore northwest Africa with Kosmos Energy using the ultra-deepwater rig Atwood Achiever.   The contract, which includes…
Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:04

ION to shoot seismic off Panama

ION Geophysical has begun a new 2D multiclient program offshore Panama, the first seismic survey to be acquired in 30 years, the company announced on…
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:20

Archer bags Repsol Gyda P&A contract

Repsol Norge has awarded Archer Ltd. a four-year contract for plugging and abandonment (P&A) operations at the company’s Gyda platform in the Southern North Sea.…
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:50

HydraWell inks P&A UKCS deal

HydraWell has won a frame agreement from an undisclosed supermajor to provide technology and services for all of the operator’s plug & abandonment (P&A) and…
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:06

Well-Safe makes first acquisition

New North Sea well abandonment firm Well-Safe Solutions has made its first acquisition - Intervention Project Management (IPM) for an undisclosed sum. IPM’s founder and…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 03:31

Topaz to work offshore Turkmenistan

Caspian Sea focused Dragon Oil has awarded a US$100 million contract to offshore support vessel (OSV) firm Topaz Energy and Marine for use of six…
Monday, 07 August 2017 14:41

DNV GL sets up subsea remote surveillance

DNV GL has developed a solution for remote surveillance service for subsea equipment manufacturing, while keeping innovation and cost savings in mind. Remote surveillance test setup…
Monday, 07 August 2017 12:38

DONG divests 50% of Borkum Riffgrund 2

DONG Energy has agreed to sell 50% of Borkum Riffgrund 2, a 450 MW German offshore wind farm project, to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in…
Monday, 07 August 2017 12:31

Petrofac to perform maintenance study

Petrofac has been awarded a research study from the Energy Institute’s Process Safety Committee in a bid to help improve maintenance management performance across the…
Statoil and partners OMV and Petoro have made a non-commercial gas discovery in the Gemini North well, northeast of the Wisting discovery in the Barents…
Monday, 07 August 2017 03:24

Eni joins Siemens' subsea power grid JIP

Italian oil major Eni Norge has joined Siemens' Subsea Power Grid joint industry program (JIP). Siemens Subsea is developing a complete subsea power network with…
Monday, 07 August 2017 03:00

CGG hopes to unlock Gippsland resource

CGG has started its Gippsland ReGeneration 3D reprocessing project in Australia’s premier Gippsland Basin, offshore southeast Australia. The project will offer the industry the highest-resolution…
The American Petroleum Institute (API) says it is disappointed in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on seismic…
Friday, 04 August 2017 08:01

Statoil gets Koigen Central go ahead

Statoil has received the green light from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for a drilling permit for the Koigen Central wildcat (well 7317/9-1) in the…
Friday, 04 August 2017 03:39

New, full service P&A business launched

A new entrant to the North Sea decommissioning market has been launched, with backing from a group of well known industry leaders and goals to…
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