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OE Press: 2016 / February

The UK oil and gas industry could release more than five million man hours each year if the sector standardized and simplified safety practices.  …
Monday, 29 February 2016 11:53

NOIA supports Atlantic lease sale rentention

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) president Randall Luthi, issued the following statement supporting the Atlantic Offshore Energy Caucus’s call for the Department of the Interior's…
Monday, 29 February 2016 04:43

16 Danish North Sea licenses assigned

Sixteen new licenses for oil and gas exploration in the Danish sector of the North Sea have been granted under Denmark's 7th Licensing Round, pending…
Monday, 29 February 2016 03:32

Wintershall ready for North Sea exploration

Wintershall is due to start drilling its latest exploration well on production license 248 in the North Sea, starting in March. The firm has been…
Monday, 29 February 2016 03:11

Green light for East Anglia ONE

ScottishPower Renewables has made a final investment decision on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, which is set to be one of the largest…
Monday, 29 February 2016 03:05

Deepwater gas find for CNOOC

China's CNOOC has laid claim to the the country's first ultra-deepwater gas discovery in the northwestern part of the South China Sea. The Lingshui 18-1-1…
Friday, 26 February 2016 04:33

Total moves in deepwater Sri Lanka

The government of Sri Lanka gas signed a joint study agreement (JSA) with French major Total covering two ultra-deep exploration blocks offshore its east coast. …
Friday, 26 February 2016 04:07

SOCO's Congo well dry

London-based SOCO International's Baobab Marine-1 commitment well is to be plugged and abandoned after finding no oil or gas.  The well was drilled on the…
Friday, 26 February 2016 03:26

Deepwater Egypt win for Subsea 7

Subsea 7 has won an engineering, procurement, installation and pre-commissioning contract on BP's deepwater West Nile Delta project, offshore Egypt.  The contract covers the subsea…
Thursday, 25 February 2016 13:43

KrisEnergy completes Gulf of Thailand drilling

Singapore’s KrisEnergy completed development drilling in the G10/48 and the G11/48 licenses in the Gulf of Thailand. The G10/48 license is located in the Wassana…
Thursday, 25 February 2016 02:44

Total fires up new offshore Argentina field

Total has started production at the offshore Vega Pleyade gas and condensate field, one of Argentina's largest offshore gas fields. Operated by Total, the project…
Thursday, 25 February 2016 02:20

Nearfield Oseberg discovery for Statoil

Statoil has made a small discovery about 5.5km west of the Oseberg South field in the central part of the Norwegian North Sea. The primary…
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 10:14

Fugro deploys Petrobras newbuild

Petrobras awarded Fugro a one-year inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract for operations offshore Brazil. Under the contract Fugro will deploy its new 83m ROV…
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 03:04

Barents Sea Kvalross well disappoints

Wintershall's Kvalross exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea (Faroe 40%) is being abandoned after it was found to be non-commercial.  The…
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 19:53

Esso dumps Transocean semisub

Transocean has received a notice of early termination from Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited for the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible GSF Development Driller I. The rig's…
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 05:59

New Zealand data pack updated

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, the government's petroleum permitting agency, has released its 2016 Petroleum Exploration Data Pack. This year’s data pack adds a number…
Monday, 22 February 2016 08:28

CGG in Mexico airborne survey

Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) authorized CGG to commence a multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey offshore Mexico, which will include the acquisition of…
Monday, 22 February 2016 04:57

Lukoil sizing up Baltic Sea opportunities

A Kaliningrad-focused subsidiary of Russia's Lukoil has been granted a right to explore for oil and gas in the Russian sector of the Baltic Sea. …
Monday, 22 February 2016 04:04

Vantage extends Total Congo contract

Houston's Vantage Drilling has signed an agreement for a two-year extension of the ultra-deepwater drillship Tungsten Explorer contract. The contract, initially signed in 2013, and running…
Monday, 22 February 2016 03:35

First Oil failure changes Kraken stakes

The failure of UK-based independent explorer First Oil has resulted in partners EnQuest and Cairn Energy increasing their stakes in the Kraken heavy oil field…
Monday, 22 February 2016 03:31

Woodside signs Wood Group for Western Flank

UK-based engineering firm Wood Group has won a contract with Australia's Woodside to provide the detailed design of the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2)…
Monday, 22 February 2016 03:23

A new marine model required?

The protracted low price environment is pushing the offshore marine supply chain to breaking point. Rig managers, offshore support vessel (OSV) contractors and subsea vessel…
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) staff recently participated in the Alaska Regional Response Team (RRT) meeting to update attendees on BSEE’s Arctic…
Friday, 19 February 2016 08:14

Petrobras starts fourth PLSV off Brazil

Sapura Navegacao Maritima’s (SNM) fourth pipelaying support vessel (PLSV), the Sapura Jade started work with Petrobras on 14 February. The Sapura Diamante. Image from SapuraKencana. The Sapura Jade is the fourth…
Friday, 19 February 2016 03:58

Marathon slashes exploration spending

Marathon Oil is to reduce its conventional exploration spending to just US$30 million, down from more than $250 million in 2015 and from more than…
Friday, 19 February 2016 03:50

NorSea Group inks Hywind base deal

Norway-based NorSea Group's Stordbase is to be used to assemble the world's first floating wind farm, the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park under a US$5.8-8.1 million…
Friday, 19 February 2016 03:43

Romgaz to drop Black Sea block

Romanian gas producer Romgaz and its partners are to drop their EX29 Est Rapsodia Block in the Black Sea, offshore Romania, following exploration results. Romgaz,…
Friday, 19 February 2016 03:29

Wood Group further cuts contractor rates

Wood Group PSN says it is to reduce rates paid to about a third of its UK-based contractors by about 9% "in response to continuing…
Thursday, 18 February 2016 14:42

Centrica to cut 3000 jobs in 2016, 6000 by 2020

UK-based Centrica plans to reduce its workforce by 3000 by year-end, and a total of 6000 by 2020 in a move that will save the…
Irish independent Providence Resources is eying a potential risk sharing alliance with a drilling firm and contractors to help it move forward on its Barryroe…
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