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P&A problems

Jul 30, 2014

The Fugro Synergy. From Fugro Drilling and Well Services. Plugging and abandonment accounts for about 43% of decommissioning costs. Operators and service companies are looking at ways to reduce the bill…

Ghota success in Barents Sea

Jul 21, 2014

Lundin Norway's first appraisal well in the Barents Sea Gohta oil discovery offshore Norway has confirmed the presence of oil and gas, says a partner on the well Noreco. Two production tests were also undertaken, the firm said today (21 July)…

Lupus duster for Tullow

Jul 21, 2014

Tullow Oil Norge's Lupus well, in production licence (PL) 507, in the Norwegian North Sea, is to be plugged and abandoned after failing to find hydrocarbons. The well (31/10-1), which was 35km southeast of the Oseberg Sør Field and 110km west of the island of Sotra…

BHI international rig count for June 2014

Jul 11, 2014

Baker Hughes issued the June 2014 international rotary drilling rig count this week, showing a total of 1344 rigs operating outside the US & Canada in June. International activity was down 6 rigs from the 1350 rigs drilling in May 2014…

Claxton completes rigless removal of stuck BHA

Jul 07, 2014

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd., an Acteon company, has completed the first rigless removal of a stuck bottom hole assembly (BHA). The work was completed during a slot recovery operation using an innovative approach at Maersk’s Tyra East field in the Danish sector of the North Sea…

KCA snaps up Johan Sverdrup contract

Jul 07, 2014

KCA Deutag group company RDS has been awarded a US$10 million contract to carry out front-end engineering design (FEED) work on Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea. The FEED work will be undertaken by the RDS team in London…

Tullow spuds Lupus

Jul 02, 2014

Exploration drilling started on the Lupus oil prospect in production license 507 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea yesterday. The well, 31/10-1, is about 35km south of the Oseberg field and is being drilled by the Borgland Dolphin semisubmersible drilling rig (pictured)…

EMAS AMC installs 50th platform for Chevron in Thailand

Jul 01, 2014

EMAS AMC, announced it has installed its 50th platform for Chevron in the Gulf of Thailand. Under a multi-year contract that began in 2011, EMAS AMC has also successfully laid 376km of subsea pipes utilizing the construction vessel Lewek Champion…

Johan Castberg delayed until 2015

Jun 30, 2014

Statoil announced further delay in developing the Johan Castberg project, postponing final concept selection on the Barents Sea project until 2015.  “Unfortunately, the exploration campaign has proven less new oil resources in the Castberg area than expected…

Deepsea Aberdeen close to sea trials

Jun 27, 2014

The naming ceremony of the semisubmersible rig Deepsea Aberdeen was celebrated at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering yard in Okpo, South Korea 25 June.  The sea trials will roll out from July-August. Odfjell Drilling…

Mubadala spuds Rojana-A

Jun 25, 2014

Mubadala Petroleum began drilling operations on the Rojana-A exploration well in block G11/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, partner KrisEnergy Ltd. announced on 23 June 2014. The company is drilling the Rojana-A well using Atwood Oceanics' Atwood Orca jackup rig…

GE wins 20,000psi BOP order

Jun 25, 2014

Maersk Drilling has ordered the offshore oil and gas industry’s first 20,000-psi (20-ksi) rated deepwater blowout preventer (BOP) stack and riser systems. The four BOPs and two risers, ordered from GE Oil and Gas, will be used in the Project 20K agreement with BP…

Rig arrives for Arctic drilling

Jun 18, 2014

GSP Saturn has arrived for exploration drilling at the Gazpromneft Sakhalin-operated Dolginskoye field, located in the Arctic shelf of the Pechora Sea. The Gazprom Neft subsidiary announced 21 January its plans to drill an exploration well and take core samples at the field…

Equipment failure reported on Deepwater Nautilus

Jun 11, 2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) responded to an equipment failure onboard Transocean's Deepwater Nautilus semisubmersible drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico, the agency reported on 10 June 2014. Operator Shell Offshore Inc…

Martin Linge taking shape

Jun 10, 2014

Total's Martin Linge development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea took two steps forward this week, with the sailout of a 16,000-tonne jacket (pictured right) and the arrival of the Maersk Intrepid in Norway.  The Maersk…

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