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OE Press: 2017 / February

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 14:32

Rystad: Offshore gaining on shale

Even though the oilfield service market in shale is the place to be in 2017, Rystad Energy says there is clear evidence that offshore projects…
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:36

PRT gets Interventek Revolution valve for GOM

Interventek Subsea Engineering has signed a two-year exclusive deal with Louisiana-based Professional Rental Tools (PRT) to supply its in-riser Revolution valve for well intervention operations…
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:39

EMAS Chiyoda files for Chapter 11

EMAS Chiyoda Subsea (ECS) filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the US Federal Bankruptcy Code yesterday (27 February), Chiyoda Corp. announced…
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 03:21

Ophir secures FPSO off Malaysia

Ophir Production has contracted a vessel for its Ophir floating production field development offshore Malaysia.  The tanker Puteri Bangsa will be converted into the MTC…
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 03:17

Subsea 7 wins Sole gas project scope

Subsea 7 has won a contract on Cooper Energy's Sole gas field development, offshore Australia. The contract scope consists of the subsea tie- back of…
Farstad Shipping has been awarded six global charter and extension contracts with several companies. The anchor handling tug supply vessel Far Sigma has been awarded…
Sparrows Group has secured a five-year contract to deliver hydraulic, lifting and rigging services for Maersk Oil’s UK floating assets. The agreement will see Sparrows…
Monday, 27 February 2017 04:28

Shell eyes GoM composite HP spool

Dutch technology firm Airborne Oil & Gas has been awarded a qualification program from Shell for a high-pressure, deepwater thermocomposite pipe (TCP) jumper spool. Its…
Monday, 27 February 2017 03:47

Cooper close to Sole gas sanction

Australia's Cooper Energy says project sanction on its A$355 million, Gippsland Basin, Sole gas project is set to be made next month (March). Cooper acquired…
Monday, 27 February 2017 03:36

Total sells Gabon assets to Perenco

Oil major Total has agreed to sell stakes and transfer operatorship in a number of fields offshore Gabon to French independent Perenco. The deal includes…
Monday, 27 February 2017 03:10

New MD for Scopus

Scopus Engineering, part of Amec Foster Wheeler, has appointed Neil Brady as managing director. Brady is responsible for Scopus’ day-to-day operations and to drive continued…
Friday, 24 February 2017 12:56

Ocean Rig reaches Eirik Raude settlement

Ocean Rig has reached a US$25 million settlement agreement with Premier Oil and Noble Energy over disputed invoices for the Eirik Raude semisubmersible. Image of…
Friday, 24 February 2017 08:32

Exxon granted Sigyn extension

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has granted ExxonMobil consent to extend the lifetime of the facilities on the Sigyn field until 31 December 2022. The…
Friday, 24 February 2017 04:05

Altantis' AR1500 up and running

Tidal power firm Atlantis' first AR1500 tidal stream turbine deployed at its MeyGen project site in the Pentland Firth, Scotland, has successfully exported power to…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:02

Statoil clears safety audits at Johan Sverdrup

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has cleared Statoil for the design engineering of the drilling platform for the Johan Sverdrup field, in addition to giving…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:28

Schlumberger, TGS in GoM reimaging project

Schlumberger and TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. (TGS) have entered a new multi- and wide-azimuth (M-WAZ) multiclient reimaging program in the highly prospective Central US Gulf of…
Wood Group is starting the next phase of a collaborative industry effort, the Subsea Equipment Australian Reliability Joint Industry Project (SEAR JIP), to develop a…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:01

NZOG ups Barque potential

New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) is upping the potential at the Barque prospect offshore New Zealand, following an updated analysis. Barque is offshore South…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 04:25

Worley wins BP GOM EPC agreement

WorleyParsons, in joint venture with Grand Isle Shipyard (GIS), has been awarded a five-year master services agreement for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. The…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 03:37

Repsol lines up Stordal spud

Spain's Repsol has been given the green light to drill a well on the Napoleon North license in the Norwegian Sea using the Transocean Spitsbergen…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

OGA seeks P&A pilot wells

The UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched a search for operators to voluntarily participate in a multi-operator, well plug and abandonment (P&A) optimization…
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 14:04

OWA launches JaCo project

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) announced its US$3 million (£2.4 million) Improved Fatigue Life of Welded Jacket Connections (JaCo) project, aiming to cut…
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 03:10

BP CEO to open SPE Offshore Europe 2017

BP group chief executive Bob Dudley will underline the value of the North Sea in the oil major’s global portfolio when he leads the opening…
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:24

Tampnet installs first GoM 4G/LTE base station

Tampnet has installed the first-ever operational offshore 4G/LTE base station in Gulf of Mexico (GoM). According to the company, the 4G LTE coverage will enable…
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 08:38

McDermott acquires Amazon newbuild

McDermott International acquired the newly built pipelay and construction vessel Amazon designed for its ultra deepwater and SURF projects. Image of the Amazon, from McDermott.…
A new geological analysis of the Rockall area offshore the UK suggests that previous exploration failures in the area have been due to a misunderstanding…
Monday, 20 February 2017 03:18

JDR wins US offshore wind farm work

Subsea power cables and umbilical manufacturer JDR has been selected by US Wind Inc., as the preferred cable partner for its first offshore wind project. …
Dutch fabricator HSM Offshore has won a contract to construct the offshore transformer station for the huge 700 MW Borssele Alpha project offshore the Netherlands. …
Friday, 17 February 2017 03:48

Engie awards Gjøa FEED to Rosenberg

Engie E&P Norge has awarded Rosenberg WorleyParsons a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for modifications at the Gjøa platform in the Norwegian North Sea…
India's government has awarded 31 contract areas as part of its Discovered Small Fields (DSF) bid round 2016, including eight offshore. A total of 134…
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