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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…

Shell gets Shelburne green light

Oct 21, 2015

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) granted Shell Canada the approval to begin its Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Drilling Project, offshore Nova Scotia. The Stena IceMAX…

Nalcor study reveals Newfoundland resources

Oct 05, 2015

Resource assessments of the 2015 license round area for offshore Newfoundland and Labrador shows the potential to hold 12 billion bbl and 113 Tcf of gas in place, according to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nalcor Energy and Beicip-Franlab…

BG Group to explore offshore Newfoundland

Sep 28, 2015

BG Group has acquired three non-operated positions offshore Newfoundland from Repsol. This provides the company with access to early stage exploration in a proven prospective basin ahead of the first well being drilled later this year…

Aquatic awarded Vancouver power cable contract

Sep 16, 2015

Image: Aquatic's multi-reel solution designed to enable the barge to transit 250km to the project site/Aquatic Engineering and Construction Aquatic Engineering and Construction…

C-NLOPB investigates White Rose leak

Sep 03, 2015

Husky Energy has reported a major hydrocarbon gas release from subsea equipment on its White Rose development.  According to the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), the release happened on 31 August from…

MCG buys Polaris seismic database

Aug 11, 2015

MultiClient Geophysical (MCG) has entered into an agreement with Polaris E&E Services to acquire their Post Stack Reprocessed Atlantic Margin seismic 2D data. MCG will pay Polaris for this transaction through revenue share of futures sales…

Aker bags Hebron work

Jul 15, 2015

Aker Solutions has won a maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) contract from ExxonMobil for engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services at the Hebron oilfield offshore Canada. The Hebron oil field is located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador…

TGS, PGS to survey Flemish Pass

Jul 13, 2015

TGS announces a new multi-client 3D survey offshore Eastern Canada with plans to acquire approximately 4300sq km of seismic data. This survey is conducted in partnership with PGS. The Ramform Valiant, using the PGS GeoStreamer technology…

AAPG gets new president

Jul 01, 2015

John Hogg, president at Skybattle Resources in Calgary, Canada, has assumed the presidency of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). Hogg, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, is an AAPG honorary member who previously…

TGS inks its first E-Canada 3D

Jun 15, 2015

Norway's TGS is to perform its first multi-client 3D survey offshore Eastern Canada in partnership with PGS. The program, which follows hot on the heels of two recently announced 2D multi-client programs due to start offshore Eastern Canada…

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