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OE Press: 2017 / March

Friday, 31 March 2017 10:54

CNOOC, FAR partner off Senegal, Gambia

FAR has signed a two-year area of mutual interest (AMI) agreement with CNOOC UK for licenses offshore Senegal and The Gambia. FAR, CNOOC AIM map. Image…
Friday, 31 March 2017 09:14

Nido spuds Galoc-7

Nido Petroleum started drilling at the Galoc-7 appraisal well, off The Philippines. The Deepsea Metro I. Image from Odfjell Drilling. The Deepsea Metro I recently set…
Friday, 31 March 2017 08:48

Triangle takes Cliff Head operatorship

Triangle Energy signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) with ROC Oil for operatorship and 42.5% interest in the Cliff Head oil field, in the Perth…
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has acquired the operations and assets of Insight Marine Projects Ltd., a specialist survey company headquartered in Cornwall, that will…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:33

Snadd to increase Goliat reserves

Eni's Goliat reserves are set to increase by 1.2 MMcm or 7.5 MMbbl, following the approval to tie in the Snadd discovery in the Barents…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:23

Aker BP, Faroe approve Tambar redevelopment

Aker BP has approved the redevelopment of Tambar in the southern North Sea that is expected to extend the production period by some 10 years. Image…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:20

Castex sets Hummer first oil for Q3

Petsec Energy is estimating first production at its Hummer oil and gas field in late Q3 2017. The company provided an update on the development…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:38

TMC delivers Catcher compressors

International compressor supplier TMC Compressors (TMC) has completed its delivery of a marine compressed air system to BW Offshore’s Catcher floating production, and storage offloading…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 09:41

Subsea UK shares industry tips with Pemex

Senior figures from Mexico’s national oil company Pemex have been discovering the secrets of the UK subsea sector’s success and how it has revolutionized the…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 09:31

Jacobs inks ONEgas decomplexing deal

Jacobs Engineering signed a contract with ONEgas to perform engineering services for the decomplexing of its K15-FA platform in the North Sea. The decomplexing process involves…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:53

Aker to buy Reinertsen

Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire oil-services provider Reinertsen for nearly US$25million in a move to build on its position as a leading maintenance and…
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:10

CNOOC enters AGC Profond off West Africa

Africa-focused Impact Oil and Gas farmed out 65% participating interest in a production sharing contract (PSC) and associated joint operating agreement in the AGC Profond…
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway a drilling permit the Alta appraisal well 7220/11-4 in the Barents Sea. Well 7220/11-4 in production license…
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:58

Deepsea Metro I sets sail to the Philippines

The Deepsea Metro I drillship has set sail to the Galoc field, offshore the Philippines, with drilling operations expected to start on 31 March. The Deepsea…
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:38

Safe Boreas gets further extension

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK has exercised a further four weeks of options for the Safe Boreas semisubmersible accommodation vessel, says Prosafe. The Safe Boreas will continue…
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:25

Sparrows wins three-year Ichthys deal

Sparrows Group has won a three-year deal to deliver fixed crane maintenance and lifting and rigging services for the Inpex-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG)…
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:02

Inpex sells Indonesian subsidiary

PT Medco Energi Internasional has gained a 35% participating interest in the South Natuna Sea Block B in Indonesia, following a deal to buy Inpex's Indonesian…
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the harsh environment jackup rig Mærsk Gallant, following a competitive tendering exercise by Nexen Petroleum UK, a…
Image of the Vole au ven jackup, from Damen. Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) completed work in Vlissingen on Jan de Nul Group’s Vole au…
GE and Noble Corp. have entered a partnership to collaborate on the Digital Rig(SM) solution, enabling data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics, with the target…
Monday, 27 March 2017 08:55

FAR gains major stake off The Gambia

Erin Energy entered a definitive farmout agreement that will see FAR Ltd. acquire 80% interest and operatorship of Erin Energy’s offshore A2 and A5 blocks in…
McDermott will digitize and standardize its processes, simplifying work processes into a single integrated, software-agnostic engineering platform. Image from McDermott. McDermott International has planned an…
Monday, 27 March 2017 03:14

Verbier resources increased

North Sea independent explorer Jersey Oil & Gas says the Verbier prospect, due to be drilled by Statoil this summer, contains 162 MMboe mean prospective…
Oil major Shell has awarded TechnipFMC a contract for the subsea production system on its Kaikias deepwater project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Technip…
Friday, 24 March 2017 10:18

Statoil completes Dogger Bank stake deal

Statoil and Statkraft completed a deal that has increased the Norwegian giant’s share in the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind development to 37.5%. Image of Sheringham Shoal…
Friday, 24 March 2017 09:21

Video: PGS debuts Ramform Hyperion

PGS completed its newbuild program earlier this week, launching the Ramform Hyperion seismic acquisition vessel with a naming ceremony at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co.…
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:29

Kosmos spuds Yakaar off Senegal

Kosmos Energy started the second phase of its multi-well exploration drilling program offshore Mauritania and Senegal. The Atwood Achiever drillship is now on location offshore Senegal in the Cayar Offshore Profond block and…
Shining lights in the offshore oil and gas industry were recognized in a black tie dinner in Aberdeen last night. Some 500 industry professionals attending…
Friday, 24 March 2017 04:23

Statoil adds to Gullfaks area resources

Statoil has found oil and gas in a wildcat well, close to the Gullfaks field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea. The well…
Statoil has received consent from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill exploration well 7121/8-1 named Blåmann in the Barents Sea, with the possibility of…
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