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Hebron topsides connection gig for ACE

Jun 02, 2016

Deck machinery firm ACE Winches has been awarded a six-figure contract in support of a project to connect the Hebron gravity based structure (GBS) with its topsides.  The project will see ACE Winches supply hydraulic drum winch packages for the deep water Hebron oil field…

TGS expanded Eastern Canada 3D shoot

May 25, 2016

TGS is expanding its multi-client library offshore Eastern Canada, with plans to acquire approximately 2000sq km of 3D seismic data, in partnership with PGS.   The survey will be acquired utilizing the PGS GeoStreamer technology. Data acquisition will commence during the summer season 2016…

Siem acquires Secunda Canada

May 18, 2016

Siem Offshore has become the 100% owner of Secunda Canada, as the Canadian company took delivery of the Avalon Sea anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel last week. As part of a recapitalization of Secunda, Siem acquired Birch Hill’s 50% ownership interest in Secunda Canada…

Flame reported on Hibernia platform

May 12, 2016

Hibernia Management and Development Co. (HMDC) reported an incident involving a flame originating from under the insulation of a high pressure cleaning unit on the Hibernia Platform. Earlier this week n 9 May at approximately 7:30 a.m…

TGS, PGS team up off Eastern Canada

May 02, 2016

TGS announces the expansion of its multi-client library offshore Eastern Canada with plans to acquire more than 36,000 km of 2D seismic data, in partnership with PGS, utilizing two vessels during the 2016 acquisition season. The M/V Sanco Spirit and M/V Atlantic Explorer…

Viking Supply Ships closes Canadian office

Apr 20, 2016

Viking Supply Ships will close its office in St. John’s, Newfoundland effective 28 April 2016. Future commercial activities in the Newfoundland and Eastern-Canada region will be followed up closely by dedicated personnel from the Viking…

Canada, Newfoundland issue calls for bids

Apr 07, 2016

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued two calls for bids in the Eastern Newfoundland and Jeanne d’Arc Regions under the Scheduled Land Tenure Regime in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area…

BP Nova Scotia drilling delayed to 2018

Apr 01, 2016

BP Canada is putting its Nova Scotia exploration drilling activity on the back burner until 2018, as it waits out the economic slump the entire industry has been enduring. Map of BP's Scotian basin exploration drilling project…

ION acquires Global Dynamics

Mar 14, 2016

ION Geophysical Corp. today announced that it has acquired Global Dynamics Inc. (GDI), an Ontario-based company that designs and develops marine towing systems and equipment, including its proprietary SailWing technology. ION plans to…

Cyberhawk completes Newfoundland inspection

Mar 03, 2016

Cyberhawk Innovations completed an offshore remotely operated aerial vehicles (ROAV) inspection offshore Newfoundland, Canada, for an oil and gas operator. The multiple workscope project was completed over the course of two weeks. Cyberhawk used ROAVs to inspect the live flare…

Transocean inks Henry Goodrich contract

Dec 07, 2015

Transocean announced that the harsh environment semisubmersible Henry Goodrich was awarded a two-year contract with Husky Oil Operations offshore Canada at a dayrate of US$275,000. The rig will be used for ongoing development drilling…

The North Sea gets steamy

Dec 01, 2015

Using steam to help increase oil recovery, particularly from heavy oil, is a well tried and tested technology, but not quite so offshore. Elaine Maslin looks at a bid to change that. Images from The Steam Oil Production Co…

Newfoundland region gets US$907 million in bids

Nov 12, 2015

Several oil and gas majors put in their bids worth more than US$907 million ($1.2 million CAD) for a chance to explore about 2.6 million hectares of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area, according to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB)…

TGS, PGS complete Newfoundland Labrador seismic

Nov 12, 2015

TGS completed the fifth consecutive acquisition season offshore Newfoundland Labrador in partnership with PGS.  The successful 2015 season was the biggest yet with the acquisition of over 27,000km of 2D multi-client seismic data and two multi-client 3D surveys…

Statoil wins Nova Scotia duo

Nov 12, 2015

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board received successful bids from Statoil Canada to invest nearly US$61.7 million (CAD $82 million) to explore two properties, which were part of the board's 2015 call for bids. 'We are thrilled…

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