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OE Press: 2017 / September

Friday, 29 September 2017 03:06

Keppel delivers FPSO to MODEC in Brazil

Keppel Offshore & Marine's BrasFELS shipyard in Brazil has delivered the Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to…
Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:03

Lundin's Børselv in Barents comes up dry

Ocean Rig's Leiv Eiriksson Yet another Barents Sea prospect has come up dry. Lundin Petroleum confirmed today that an exploration well on the Børselv prospect…
Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:49

Bayerngas to drill first wildcat in PL682

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Bayerngas Norge a drilling permit for well 35/9-13 in the Northern North Sea. Well 35/9-13. Map from NPD. Well…
Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:53

Chevron names new CEO

Michael K. Wirth has been named to take the lead at US supermajor Chevron, following the decision of the current CEO John S. Watson to…
Thursday, 28 September 2017 03:44

QGEP in Exxon, Murphy deepwater Brazil deal

QGEP Participações has completed two separate farm-out agreements, one with ExxonMobil and one with Murphy Oil in the Sergipe Alagoas Basin. The farm-out agreements are…
Thursday, 28 September 2017 03:35

TechnipFMC inks Peregrino Phase II EPCI gig

TechnipFMC has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract by Statoil for work on the Peregrino Phase II project in the Campos Basin…
Thursday, 28 September 2017 03:10

Production resumes at Tamar

Production has resumed at the Tamar gas field offshore Israel after a crack was found in an emission pipe used to release natural gas and pressure,…
Thursday, 28 September 2017 02:59

LR supports offshore Colombia drilling

Lloyd’s Register has been tapped for its well management expertise by Ecopetrol Costa Afuera (Ecopetrol Offshore) for offshore exploration drilling operations in Colombia. Ecopetrol Costa…
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 03:58

Eni's latest Barents Sea probe dry

A well drilled 10km southwest of the producing Goliat oilfield in the Norwegian Barents Sea by Italian major Eni was dry, says the Norwegian Petroleum…
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:14

CATS to take on Tolmount infrastructure

CATS Management Limited (CML) has signed a heads of terms with Premier Oil and Dana Petroleum to develop the infrastructure for the Tolmount field in…
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 02:58

CGG WAZ survey in Perdido completes early

CGG has completed ahead of schedule an 11,500sq km wide-azimuth (WAZ) survey on behalf of Pemex in the deepwater Perdido area. This new survey has…
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 02:44

Total lines up stake offshore Guyana

Total has agreed an option agreement with Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas to acquire a 25% stake in the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana, South America.…
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 02:40

ConocoPhillips lines up AF Gruppen for decom

ConocoPhillips is expected to enter into a frame agreement with Norway's AF Gruppen for the future removal and disposal of up to seven platforms in…
New exploration in the North Sea will be supported by a US$6.7 million (£5 million) UK government fund for 2018/19, Philip Hammond announced today (25…
Monday, 25 September 2017 10:24

Production restarted at Chevron's Erskine

Chevron’s Erskine field is back up and running offshore the UK, following maintenance work at Shell’s Lomond, according to partner Serica Energy. Erskine field restarted…
Monday, 25 September 2017 07:55

CGG starts Alaminos Canyon survey in GoM

CGG announced the start of acquisition of its first Complementary Wide-Azimuth (CWAz) survey, known as AC CWAz, a BroadSeis 3D multi-client program in southern Alaminos…
Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has signed a letter of intent and consultancy master services agreement (CMSA) with Schlumberger in relation to development of its…
Royal Boskalis Westminster subsidiary VBMS has signed a preferred supplier and early works agreement for the supply and installation of the export and inter-array cables…
Friday, 22 September 2017 10:12

Advisory firm recommends Ensco, Atwood merger

Advisory firm Glass Lewis has recommended that Ensco plc shareholders vote “FOR” the US$839 million proposed all-stock transaction with Atwood Oceanics at the company’s upcoming…
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:50

Plexus wins Rosneft Vietnam deal

Plexus Holdings has been awarded a contract with new customer Rosneft’s Vietnam subsidiary  to supply its POS-GRIP high pressure high temperature (HPHT) adjustable rental exploration…
Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:01

Repsol studies Liberator tieback for i3

Independent oil firm i3 Energy says detailed engineering studies into a tieback for its Liberator field have started. The firm is looking to tie the…
Alpha Petroleum Resources has inked a contract with Awilco Drilling for drilling 18 development wells on its Cheviot field development in UK North Sea. The…
Thursday, 21 September 2017 03:05

Aker inks Troll module FEED

Aker Solutions has won a contract from Statoil for front-end engineering and design of a new module to increase output at Troll, one of Norway's…
Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has approved Wintershall to drill a wildcat in a prospect named Balderbrå in the Norwegian Sea. West Phoenix. Image from…
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:02

Searcher begins Malvinas campaign off Argentina

Searcher Seismic has made its entry into Argentina with four new multiclient projects. Map of Searcher's four multiclient projects off Argentina. Map from Searcher. Beginning in…
Monday, 18 September 2017 11:24

Norwest discovers Xanadu-1 pay

Norwest Energy has discovered hydrocarbon pay at the Xanadu-1 shallow water well offshore Western Australia. Map of Xanadu, from Norwest. Xanadu- 1 is in permit…
Monday, 18 September 2017 08:44

Xodus inks two Senegal ESIAs

Xodus Group has been awarded two environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore…
Monday, 18 September 2017 03:11

Statoil to sidetrack Verbier

Operator Statoil has decided to side-track the Verbier exploration well in the Moray Firth of the UK North Sea, despite reaching a water bearing reservoir…
Friday, 15 September 2017 09:10

Erskine in delayed restart

Shell, operator of the Lomond platform, advised a delay to the restart of Chevron’s Erskine production pending completion of repairs, according to Erskine partner Serica…
Friday, 15 September 2017 04:24

2018 SPE Offshore Achievement Awards launched

It's time to put your company in the limelight: the 2018 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) has been launched and it looking for entries. The annual…
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