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Robbins & Myers adds three businesses to its NOV Mono division

Jul 18, 2013

After closing its US$2.5 billion acquisition of well-drilling equipment parts provider Robbins & Myers, Houston-based National Oilwell Varco (NOV) adds three more businesses to its NOV Mono division: Moyno Inc., Chemineer Inc., and Tarby Inc…

Kenya forges ahead

Jul 18, 2013

Recent offshore drilling by Apache and Anadarko help gauge the potential of the Lamu basin. Vision 2030 is Kenya’s development strategy which aims to transform the economy and “create a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030…

Mozambique rising

Jul 17, 2013

All eyes are on Mozambique as significant natural gas finds are set to turn the East African country into a major LNG player, but are oil riches on the horizon? Mozambique’s prolific Rovuma basin holds 12 offshore discoveries within a 50km radius…

Lundin spuds Gohta well

Jul 16, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB commenced drilling of exploration well 7120/1-3 in PL492 in the Barents Sea. The well will target the Gohta prospect, which is located 150km northwest of the Norwegian coast, approximately 185km northwest of Hammerfest…

Premier sells Vietnam subsidiary

Jul 16, 2013

London-based Premier Oil plc announced it will sell its 100% stake in subsidiary Premier Oil Vietnam South BV (POVS) for a consideration of US$100 million. POVS holds 30% interest in Block 07/03 off Vietnam, which is located in the Nam Con Son Basin…

Thai prospect disappoints

Jul 15, 2013

Salamander Energy plc announced that its G4/50-4 exploration well on the Rayong prospect in the Gulf of Thailand has been plugged and abandoned following disappointing results. The well, which was drilled to a total vertical depth of 1889m by the Atwood Mako jackup…

Seadrill orders four more UDW drillships

Jul 15, 2013

Seadrill Ltd has entered into turnkey contracts to build four new ultra-deepwater drillships. Two drillships will be built at the DSME yard and the other two at the Samsung yard, in South Korea. The project value price is estimated to be…

Eni to drill off Cyprus in 2014

Jul 11, 2013

Eni’s CEO Paolo Scaroni, and COO of Exploration & Production Claudio Descalzi,  met with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades in the town of Nicosia today (July 11) in order to discuss the Italian explorer’s current and future local projects…

Analysis: Independents’ frontier successes ramp wider offshore activity

Jul 10, 2013

Analysis: Perspectives Independent oil companies have led the way opening new frontiers in recent years, but this may change as companies of all sizes have locked-up huge swathes of frontier acreage, creating opportunities for exploration-driven deals…

DNO International increases acreage offshore Tunisia

Jul 10, 2013

DNO increases Tunisia acreage DNO International is increasing its acreage offshore Tunisia and plans to drill next year. Its subsidiary DNO Tunisia AS has entered a farm-in agreement with Atlas Petroleum National des Hydrocarbures et…

Kongsberg wins rig supply deal

Jul 02, 2013

Norway's Kongsberg secured contracts with China's CIMC Yantai Raffles and South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding for the supply of dynamic positioning (DP), automation, new generation safety system, integrated navigation, hydroacoustic positioning…

Baker Hughes launches MPRESS drilling fluid

Jul 02, 2013

Baker Hughes announced the availability of a drilling fluid system that can improve drilling economics by enabling operators to manage circulating pressure more efficiently. The Baker Hughes MPRESS™ drilling fluid system allows operators…

Drilling rigs in Brazil

Jun 27, 2013

In mid-April, there were 122 offshore drilling rigs in Brazil, including 29 under construction and 93 others: 26 drillships, 52 semisubmersibles, 8 jackups, and 7 platform rigs. The status of the rigs not under construction: 77 drilling, 8 on workovers…

Salamander spuds Gulf of Thailand prospect

Jun 27, 2013

Salamander Energy plc began its multi-well exploration program in Block G4/50, Gulf of Thailand. The first well in the program, G4/50-4, spudded on June 27 and is being drilled on the Rayong prospect. Rayong is located in the north east of the block in the Central Kra sub-basin…

Atwood orders fourth drillship from DSME

Jun 25, 2013

A subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics has ordered a fourth ultra-deepwater drillship from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The vessel, to be named the Atwood Archer, will be identical to the previously ordered Atwood Advantage…

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