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ONS: Aasta Hansteen on schedule

Aug 26, 2014

The Aasta Hansteen project, one of biggest and most complex industrial projects in Europe, is on schedule to begin production in 3Q 2017, says Statoil. Statoil, which made a presentation about the project at ONS, in Stavanger, this week…

OMV’s Whoi-1 disappoints

Aug 26, 2014

OMV New Zealand will plug and abandon its Whio-1 well in the Southern Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand as a dry hole, announced partner Horizon Oil on 26 August 2014. The semisubmersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV drilled the Whio-1 well…

Pacific Drilling’s Nigeria contract extended

Aug 26, 2014

Lagos-based Star Deep Water Petroleum signed a contract extension for Pacific Drilling’s Pacific Bora. The Pacific Bora is currently drilling offshore Nigeria. The contract extension increases the drillship’s backlog by approximately US$439 million…

Rosneft, NADL strengthen ties

Aug 22, 2014

Rosneft, Seadrill Ltd. and North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NADL) entered into a framework agreement. The cooperation would see the Russian producer exchanging assets for shares in the Norwegian drilling company, which specializes in harsh environment operations…

Pulse support Martin Linge drilling

Aug 22, 2014

Pulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse), an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Total E&P Norge AS to provide a real time integrity monitoring system, to measure platform displacement during drilling operations.  The two-year contract…

Cairn enters Barents Sea exploration

Aug 20, 2014

Cairn Energy has farmed in to the Statoil-operated Ensis prospect in the Barents Sea, marking a new entry into the Barents region for Cairn.  Statoil is drilling a well on Ensis at the moment - well 7125 4-3 - in production license 393…

Sevan Marine eyes FLNG opportunities

Aug 20, 2014

Cylindrical floating vessel firm Sevan Marine says it has a positive outlook with multiple leads for its technology, including FLNG technology and potential deals for floating production units on Premier Oil’s North Sea Bream field and Shell’s Penguins…

EMGS ups North Energy stake

Aug 20, 2014

Norwegian Seismic acquisition and processing firm Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has increased its stake in exploration firm North Energy to nearly 10% as part of a loan deal.  The NOK75 million convertible bond loan secured EMGS addtional shares in North Energy…

Shell uses 3D WAZ seismsic technology in Canada

Aug 18, 2014

Shell's Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Project marks the first time 3D wide azimuth (WAZ) Seismic technology was used in Canada. This technology provides much clearer data in water depths of 1500m to 3500m, 250km to 350km offshore Nova Scotia…

Badger Explorer, CNPC DR enter partner agreement

Aug 18, 2014

Badger Explorer ASA (BXPL) signed a co-operation agreement for a long term agreement with China National Petroleum Corp. Drilling Research Institute (CNPC DR), whereby CNPC DR will become a sponsoring partner in the development of the Badger Explorer autonomous drilling tool…

Rosneft, Statoil start Norwegian drilling

Aug 18, 2014

Statoil and partner RN Nordic Oil, a Rosneft subsidiary, began exploration drilling on the Pingvin prospect in production license 713 in the Norwegian Barents Sea using the Transocean Spitsbergen semisubmersible drilling rig (pictured) in 422m water depth…

GOM well not so Bright for BP, Noble

Aug 15, 2014

The Bright exploration well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico reached the targeted Upper and Middle Miocene objectives, but did not encounter hydrocarbons and has been plugged and abandoned, says Noble Energy Inc. The well, located on the Atwater Valley 362 was drilled to a total depth of 13…

ADX gets two-year extension in Tunisia

Aug 14, 2014

Tunisian Authorities approved Australia’s ADX Energy Ltd.’s two-year extension of the exploration period for the Kerkouane permit offshore Tunisia. The exploration period is now set to end on 21 February 2016.   The ADX operated contiguous Sicily Channel blocks…

Venari raises additional US$1.3 billion

Aug 14, 2014

Venari Resources LLC announced that it has raised an additional US$1.3 billion of equity commitments, bringing the total raised to $2.4 billion. Map of Shenandoah and Coronado prospects.  Image from Anadarko…

AWE acquires interest in China block as drilling begins

Aug 14, 2014

Australian company AWE Ltd. and ROC Oil Company signed a farm-in agreement for AWE to acquire 40% working interest in Block 09/05, Bohai basin, offshore China. Map of Block 09/05. Image from ROC Under the terms of the farm-in agreement…

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