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Shell grabs Beverley stake

May 13, 2013

Independent E&P firm Ithaca Energy has said it has agreed a farm-out deal with Shell UK, reducing its exploration spending commitments in the UK North Sea by $45million.  The deal relates to licence P1792 containing the Beverley prospect…

Iversen to be Songa CEO

May 13, 2013

Songa Offshore has appointed Bjørnar Iversen as its new CEO just months after he joined the company as president of Songa Rig AS. Iversen will take up the new role, based in Cyprus, replacing interim CEO Jens Wilhelmsen, effective as of June 1…

Petrobras in Entorno de Iara find

May 08, 2013

Petrobras announced the discovery of good quality oil in the Transfer of Rights area referred to as Entorno de Iara, in the Santos Basin pre-salt region. Well 1-BRSA-1146-RJS (1-RJS-711), known as Entorno de Iara 1, is located at a water depth of 2…

OTC.13: Focus on abandonment issues

May 06, 2013

Rigless abandonment of wells and use of downhole communications will be future trends, according to an OTC paper on well plugging and abandonment. Praful Desai, presenting for Schlumberger, outlined the large number of ageing and non producing wells globally…

First oil from Apache's Tonto

May 02, 2013

Apache Corp. announced that its Tonto oil field in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea commenced production on April 24, 2013. Tonto-1, the first producing well, came on stream at an initial rate of 10,346 b/d. Apache holds a 100% working interest in the Tonto Field…

FOGL targeting Falklands drilling H2 2013

May 02, 2013

Falklands exploration firm Falkland Oil & Gas (FOGL) has said it will be continuing its 3D seismic acquisition campaign and looking for drilling targeting for exploration drilling in the second half of this year. The firm's 3D seismic programme is covering more 10…

Expert Access: New Drilling Fluid Offers Environmental Advantages

May 02, 2013

This event aired on May 29, 2013 Click to AccessJoin Dr. James Gaertner, director of research and development at ViChem Specialty Products, on May 29, 2013, for a live presentation and Q&A on a new water-based mud that balances performance and compliance…

Innovation is highlighted by OTC.13 Spotlight Award Winners

May 01, 2013

This year’s group of Spotlight Award winners at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC.13) brings advances in all areas of offshore activity. Advances were generated in drilling, logging, operational control, robotic intervention and more…

Genel signs rig for Africa campaign

May 01, 2013

Genel Energy is pleased to announce that it has signed a drilling rig contract with Noble Corporation for its African offshore drilling programme. The Noble Paul Romano deepwater, semisubmersible rig will be used to deliver a high impact drilling campaign over a 2 year period…

Tanzania success for BG Group

May 01, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed another successful drill stem test in Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with initial results from the Mzia-2 well showing better than expected properties in the deeper Cretaceous reservoir.  The test on Mzia-2…

TWMA wins W. African processing gig

Apr 29, 2013

TWMA has been awarded a contract to supply its offshore processing services to support Glencore Exploration Cameroon Ltd’s drilling campaign offshore Cameroon. The 400-day contract, which commenced in March this year, is TWMA’s first offshore thermal processing project in the region…

New Exec VP for Songa

Apr 29, 2013

Songa Offshore SE today announced the recruitment of Jan Rune Steinsland as new Executive Vice President of Songa Offshore SE. Steinsland will report to interim CEO Jens A. Wilhelmsen and work alongside CFO Geir Karlsen to strengthen the company's financial control and reporting structures…

Dry well on Storbarden

Apr 29, 2013

Bergen-based explorer Rocksource said this morning that its exploration well on the Storbarden prospect will be plugged and abandoned after finding no hydrocarbons.  The well was drilling on PL 506S in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea using the Borgland Dolphin drilling rig…

Total hits oil off Ivory Coast

Apr 25, 2013

Total announces that the Ivoire-1X exploration well, located in the western portion of Block CI-100 in 2,280m of water, encountered 28m of net oil pay in a series of about 100m of Cretaceous reservoirs. The oil in the abrupt margin geological play is light 35 API oil…

Anadarko touts Phobos find

Apr 25, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum encountered high-quality oil at its Phobos-1 deepwater Gulf of Mexico well, the company announced on 25 April 2013. Located in Sigsbee Escarpment in Block 39, the company found 250 net ft of oil in lower tertiary-aged reservoirs…

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