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DW: Deepwater recovery not likely until 2020s

Jul 05, 2016

While outages in Canada and Nigeria have helped a rally in oil prices, the outlook for 2017 isn't looking favorable as new projects come online, says Douglas Westwood.  Matt Cook, who has authored the firm's World Drilling and Production…

Mexico, US, Canada unite in climate pact

Jun 29, 2016

Mexico is joining the US and Canada in committing to reduce North America’s methane emissions from the oil and gas sector – the world’s largest methane source – 40% to 45% by 2025, the three countries announced in a joint statement. Image…

Shell resumes Canada drilling after riser drop

Jun 23, 2016

Shell has been cleared to resume drilling offshore Canada following a review to its procedures after an incident saw a 2km riser section drop to the seafloor.  Shell was drilling the Cheshire L-97 well, in about 2000m water depth, in the Shelburne basin…

Statoil in double Bay du Nord discovery

Jun 10, 2016

Statoil made two oil discoveries in the Bay du Nord area during its 19-month exploration drilling program offshore Newfoundland, which the company is estimating the finds to possibly be in the lower end of the anticipated volume range. Map…

Shell gives up Arctic acreage

Jun 08, 2016

Supermajor Shell has donated nearly 9000sq km of its Arctic exploration permits to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to support a national marine conservation area off the coast of Nunavut. Image from Nature Conservancy of Canada…

DOF in multiple contract wins

Jun 02, 2016

DOF Subsea has been awarded several ROV and diving contracts for the Skandi Achiever vessel in the North Sea and the North America region, securing utilization of the vessel until end-October 2016.   Following completion of ongoing commitments in the North Sea…

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…

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