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OE Press: 2017 / October

French cabling firm Nexans has been chosen to supply 3000km cables for the Nasr Phase II full field development project offshore Abu Dhabi in the…
French oil giant Total has agreed a farm-in deal with UK based independent Impact Oil and Gas, which will see it take major stakes in…
Monday, 23 October 2017 03:22

Addax extends FPSO contract

BW Offshore subsidiary Sendje Berge has agreed the terms of a contract extension for the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Sendje Berge with…
Byron Energy has completed the installation of a 500ft, 4in oil and 7000ftm 6in gas pipelines on the South Marsh Island 71 (SM 71) oil…
Friday, 20 October 2017 11:53

KrisEnergy spuds East Mayura off Thailand

KrisEnergy has spud the East Mayura-1 exploration well in the G10/48 contract area in the Gulf of Thailand, the operator announced on 20 October. The…
Friday, 20 October 2017 04:00

Petrobras picks MODEC for Sepia FPSO

MODEC has signed a contract for supply, charter, and operations of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel with Brazil's Petrobras on 13 October…
W&T Offshore has started drilling on the ST 224 #1 exploration well in the South Timbalier 224 lease in the US Gulf Of Mexico, according…
Friday, 20 October 2017 03:47

Heerema inks Leviathan vent boom contract

Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has been awarded the procurement and construction contract for Noble Energy's Leviathan development vent boom under Heerema Marine Contractors' transport and…
Friday, 20 October 2017 03:04

Aker inks longest ever umbilical contract

Aker Solutions says it has won a >US$200 million (NOK 1.6 billion) order to deliver the largest umbilicals system ever - without naming the client…
MHWirth has secured a contract from Wood Group Canada for a drilling package, including equipment, engineering and services for the West White Rose Project offshore…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:50

ARO Drilling launches operations

ARO Drilling, the 50:50 joint venture created last year by Rowan Companies and Saudi Aramco, started operations on 17 October. The joint venture will support Saudi…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:22

BP awards Trinidad jackup contracts

BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) has awarded a new contract and contract extension for two Rowan jackup rigs for drilling programs offshore Trinidad and Tobago.…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 03:06

TechnipFMC to buy Plexus jackup business

TechnipFMC has agreed to acquire Plexus Holding's Wellhead exploration equipment and services business for jackup applications - the Jack-up Business - for up to US$56…
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 12:03

Subsea 7 to buy Normand Oceanic

Subsea 7 will become the sole owner of the Normand Oceanic, a flex-lay and heavy construction vessel that is being managed by Solstad Farstad while…
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:07

Ophir inks new Equatorial Guinea PSC

Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Ophir Energy and national oil firm GEPetrol have signed a new production sharing contract (PSC) for Block EG-24…
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 09:46

RockRose to buy Idemitsu Petroleum

RockRose Energy has signed deal to acquire Idemitsu Petroleum from Japan's Idemitsu Kosan. The Idemitsu UK's assets comprise a substantial number of producing fields in…
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:36

Total completes Avalon farm-in agreement

Total subsidiary Total E&P Ireland has completed a farm-in deal with Providence Resources and Sosina Exploration on licensing option (LO) 16/27, containing the Avalon prospect,…
North Sea minnow Independent Oil and Gas has signed a letter of intent with Offshore Design Engineering for work on its Blythe Hub and Vulcan…
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 01:24

Shearwater delivers Eastern Med 3D data

Shearwater GeoServices has delivered a 3D Fast Track Pre-Stack Depth Migration (PreSDM) product for Edison International, following the efficient acquisition of a high quality 3D…
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 15:56

Transocean's Invictus wins BHP work

Transocean's ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus was awarded a two-year contract plus three one-year priced options with a subsidiary of BHP Billiton. The backlog associated with…
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:28

FairfieldNodal starts Libra survey

FairfieldNodal has begun a project to acquire and process high-resolution 3D marine seismic for the Libra consortium led by Petrobras, Total, Shell, China National Petroleum…
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:22

Subsea 7 says SapuraAcergy JV to end

Subsea 7 and Sapura Energy have agreed to end their Asia Pacific focused  SapuraAcergy joint venture (JV), with the JV's heavy-lift and pipelay vessel, Sapura…
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:07

African Petroleum seeks Senegal extension

Independent oil firm African Petroleum has applied to enter a second renewal period at the Senegal Offshore Sud Profond (SOSP) production sharing contract (PSC).  The…
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:00

Fairfield to start Trinidad OBN survey

FairfieldNodal is to start a large Z700 acquisition project offshore Trinidad in late October 2017. FairfieldNodal’s Z700 data acquisition system uses Z700 ocean bottom nodes,…
A new outfit being created by the merger of Centrica's oil and gas division and Bayerngas Norge is to be called Spirit Energy, Centrica said…
Monday, 16 October 2017 03:04

BSEE investigates LLOG leak in GOM

An investigation has started into an oil leak from a subsea pipeline near US operator LLOG's Delta House facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.  The…
Spectrum Geoscience has started the Ceara Basin 2D multi-client seismic survey in the Equatorial Margins of northern offshore Brazil.  The area contains sectors of the…
Ocean Rig has signed a contract with Statoil, for a one-well drilling program offshore Tanzania.  The contract is expected to start in Q1 2018, and…
Friday, 13 October 2017 07:30

L&T inks ONGC Daman project

Larson & Toubro subsidiary L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has won an offshore contract for the transportation and installation on ONGC's Daman development project. The contract, worth…
France's first floating offshore turbine - and it's first offshore wind turbine at all - was inauguarted in Saint-Nazaire, France, today. The 2MW Vestas turbine…
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