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OE Press: 2017 / January

Thursday, 23 February 2017 03:22

Latest SNE well reaches total depth

Cairn Energy's latest well on the SNE (Shelf North Edge) field offshore Sengal has reached total depth, at 2852m, says partner FAR Ltd.  Wireline logging…
A contract for assembling pioneering suction bucket foundations for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has helped safeguard around 35 jobs and create up…
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:01

GE Oil & Gas inks Indonesia subsea tree work

GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract with Premier Oil Indonesia, for subsea trees and wellheads for the Bison, Iguana and Gajah Puteri…
Norwegian firms Aker Solutions and Aibel have won hook-up and commissioning contracts on Statoil's massive Johan Sverdrup field development offshore Norway. The contracts have a…
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:47

Wood Group inks Hess Malaysia contract

Wood Group has been awarded a five-year contract with Hess Exploration & Production Malaysia. The operations and maintenance contract is to support Hess’ newbuild fixed…
Monday, 30 January 2017 05:48

Borr Drilling takes on ex-Hercules jackups

Norwegian outfit Borr Drilling has taken delivery of the Frigg (formerly Hercules Resilience) and the Ran (formerly Hercules Triumph) jackup drilling rigs from Hercules Offshore.…
Houston's W&T Offshore latest Gulf of Mexico Mahogany field well has been brought on production and is ramping up to full production, the operator says,…
Friday, 27 January 2017 03:24

DONG dives into first Taiwan offshore wind

DONG Energy has signed an agreement to acquire a 35% ownership interest in Taiwan's first commercial offshore wind farm from local developer Swancor Renewable. Formosa…
Thursday, 26 January 2017 08:57

Vaalco posts strong Q4, 2016 production

Vaalco Energy reported strong Q4 and full year 2016 production results.  Image from Vaalco. Production for Q4 2016 averaged approximately boe/d, above the previously provided…
UK-based MFDevCo, or Marginal Field Development Co., has agreed a collaboration deal with Singapore-based jackup drilling rig operator CDPL, a subsidiary of China Offshore Services…
Thursday, 26 January 2017 03:35

Options assessed for Etinde, Cameroon

Partners on the Etinde permit offshore Cameroon are now considering offtake to existing facilities in Equatorial Guinea as a new possible solution.  The project, operated…
Thursday, 26 January 2017 03:24

Ocean Installer inks first Australian contract

Norway-based subsea contractor Ocean Installer has been awarded its first contract offshore Australia. The firm work scope encompasses the installation of flexible risers and flowlines…
Thursday, 26 January 2017 03:18

TechnipFMC inks RLWI gig with Inpex on Ichthys

TechnipFMC inked an agreement with Japan's Inpex for riserless light well intervention (RLWI) services in the Ichthys field, about 220km offshore of Western Australia, for…
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 08:11

McDermott lands Middle East contracts

McDermott International announced a double win in the Middle East today (25 January), including a contract for the largest offshore oil field in the world.…
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 03:20

Nido to test Galoc in March

Nido Petroleum is set to drill its Galoc-7/7ST appraisal well in Block C1 SC 14 offshore the Philippines, starting in March.  The firm has agreed…
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 15:08

BSEE, USCG sign regulatory MOA

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and US Coast Guard (USCG) signed four revised memorandums of agreement (MOAs) this week in order to…
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 13:45

EnQuest’s Kraken arrives

EnQuest confirmed that its Kraken floating production and storage offloading unit (FPSO) arrived in the North Sea, set to deliver first oil in Q2 2017.…
Monday, 23 January 2017 04:39

Two new wells, ESP first at Prirazlomnoye

Gazprom Neft has commissioned two new production wells at its Prirazlomnoye field in Russian arctic waters.  The new wells bring the total number of wells…
Xodus Group has won a contract with North Sea operator Apache to deliver subsea engineering services for two new infill well developments at the Nevis…
Offshore Ireland focused Providence Resources has been approved to move into the second phase of exploration on Frontier Exploration License (FEL) 2/14, containing the Druid…
Monday, 23 January 2017 03:46

Maersk Resolute signed for Dutch drilling

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new contract with Petrogas E&P Netherlands for the jackup, Maersk Resolute. The firm contract covers the drilling of the…
Friday, 20 January 2017 10:56

Seabed gets West Africa 4D project

Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between Fugro and CGG, has been awarded a 4D baseline ocean bottom node project in West Africa, with a duration…
Norway's TGS has inked two new seismic vessel contracts with Norwegian geoscience firms Shearwater GeoServices and Polarcus, for surveys in Europe. Shearwater GeoServices has agreements…
Italian contractor Saipem has inked a contract for use of Solstad Offshore's construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Installer as part of offshore installation works on the…
Government agency Scottish Enterprise has revealed a new Subsea Engineering Action Plan with the aim of capturing an even bigger slice of the current £50…
Thursday, 19 January 2017 13:34

OneSubsea inks Utgard EPC

Statoil awarded OneSubsea an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to supply the subsea production system for the Utgard gas and condensate discovery in the…
Thursday, 19 January 2017 13:25

UPDATED: BSEE investigates GoM pipeline leak

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a…
Lundin is to take a non-cash impairment charge of US$632 million after deciding to take some 170 MMboe contingent resources in Malaysia and the Caspian…
Private equity back UK explorer Azinor Catalyst says success on a planned exploration well in Scotland's Outer Moray Firth could change industry perception of what…
Thursday, 19 January 2017 03:18

Isle of Wight exploration license extended

UK Oil & Gas Investments subsidiary UKOG Solent has been granted a one-year extension to its initial term on license P1916, off the Isle of…
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