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Lundin abandons Sverdrup wildcat

Oct 15, 2013

Lundin Petroleum, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Norway, posts the completion of wildcat well 6608/2-1S. The well was drilled in PL330 about 60km east-southeast of the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea. The exploration well 6608/2-1S…

Report shows NCS cost overruns

Oct 14, 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) released a report appraising five field developments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with investments exceeding NOK 10 billion (approximately US$1.7 billion).  The report examines five fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) – Skarv…

Lundin plugs disappointing Sverdrup appraisal

Oct 14, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), announced the completion of wildcat well 6608/2-1S. The well was drilled in PL330 about 60km east-southeast of the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea…

Growing the Caspian’s small rig market

Oct 12, 2013

The Caspian Sea is a land-locked interior basin with established oil and gas production that has seen increasing activity since the bordering nations gained independence from the former USSR in the late 1990s. Five nations surround the sea: Russia…

New gas leak arrests Kashagan

Oct 11, 2013

For the second time since it produced first oil a month ago, a gas leak has sidelined Kashagan’s operations. The North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) said that the leak was found on a pipeline running from the artificial D Island to the onshore Bolashak processing plant in Atyrau…

Keppel secures jackups for Mexico

Oct 10, 2013

Keppel AmFELS LLC was awarded a contract from Central Panuco S.A. De C.V to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$240 million. Scheduled for delivery in late 2015, the jackup rig is intended for operations in offshore Mexico. This…

Churchill Drilling Tools deploys DAV at record depth

Oct 10, 2013

Churchill Drilling Tools, provider of systems for the drilling and completions markets, has announced the deployment of its dart-activated DAV MX circulating valve at a record measured depth of 26,012 ft. The achievement was delivered out of Churchill’s recently-opened Houston base…

Contract Briefs: October 2013

Oct 10, 2013

Subsea 7 on Cardona Subsea 7 was awarded a contract worth more than US$70 million by Stone Energy for Cardona field in the US GOM. Scope includes engineering, procurement, installation, and flowlines commissioning, risers, pipeline structures…

Petronas greenlights Lundin's Bertam field development plan

Oct 10, 2013

Lundin Petroleum subsidiary Lundin Malaysia won the approval of its Bertam field development plan from Malaysia's Petronas. The Bertam field marked Lundin’s first development project in the country. Bertam, located about 100 mi offshore Peninsular Malaysia in PM 307…

Maersk names new UDW drillship

Oct 10, 2013

Maersk Drilling held a naming ceremony for its first ultra-deepwater drillship at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Geoje-Si, South Korea. The ship, called the Maersk Viking, was named by Nathalie Newman, wife of Harry E. Newman Jr., ExxonMobil Global Drilling Manager…

BSEE to mandate new BOP rules

Oct 08, 2013

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will be issuing new requirements for the blowout preventers (BOP) by the end of the year, according to agency director Brian M. Salerno. BOPs are large, high-pressure valves used…

Petrobras’ P-55 sets sail

Oct 07, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) completed its semisubmersible P-55 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel nearly six years after it was contracted. It passed testing and certification in the Rio Grande dock (ERG-1). The…

Maersk Oil Qatar jacks-up Al Shaheen

Oct 07, 2013

Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) and Gulf Drilling International (GDI) have signed two new contracts; one two-year contract for the GDI jack-up drilling rig (rig B-341), and another three-year contract for a new GDI offshore accommodation jack-up. The…

Mitsui divests from Tui, partners increase shares

Oct 03, 2013

Following Mitsui’s decision to divest its 35% share of the project, AWE Limited, New Zealand Oil & Gas, and Pan Pacific Petroleum, via their subsidiaries, will increase their respective interests in the Tui area oil project for $US14.9 million…

Noble revises Cyprus estimates

Oct 03, 2013

Noble Energy, Inc. has downgraded the gross resource potential of its A-2 appraisal well, drilled on the Block 12 discovery offshore the Republic of Cyprus. With the reserve potential initially set between 5-8Tcf, the company has now lowered its figures to 3…

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