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BHP signs PSCs off Trinidad

Jun 21, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago announced the signing of four production sharing contracts (PSCs) with Australia's BHP Billiton for four deepwater blocks that the company had previously won in December during the country's 2012 deepwater bid round. On…

Total launches EGINA development

Jun 21, 2013

Total announced that its subsidiary, Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd. (TUPNI), operator of the OML 130 block, and co-venturers have obtained the necessary approvals from Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) to award the main EPC contracts to develop the offshore Egina field…

ABB announces new CEO

Jun 18, 2013

ABB appointed Ulrich Spiesshofer, the head of its Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division, to succeed Joe Hogan as CEO. Spiesshofer will transition into this role on September 15, 2013. Hogan will continue with ABB for an unspecified amount of time as senior advisor to the board…

CGG begins Australian survey

Jun 18, 2013

CGGVeritas Services SA began a marine 3D seismic survey on June 10 for Karoon Gas Australia's WA-482-P permit area off the Northern Carnarvon Basin. CGG is utilizing the vessel Geo Caspian. The operation is expected to take abour 56 days…

Helix completes Caesar sale

Jun 18, 2013

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. closed the sale of its pipelay vessel, the Caesar, to Trevaskis Ltd. Cash proceeds of approximately US$108 million of the total selling price of approximately $138 million were received at closing; the company…

Åsgard first comes a step closer

Jun 18, 2013

A project to create the world's first subsea gas compression facility is a step closer after the main subsea frame for the project set sail from a Norwegian yard.  Aker Solutions loaded out the 1800-tonne gas compression station steel frame from its yard at Egersund…

Ocean Rig receives drillship contract

Jun 17, 2013

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. received a Letter of Award for its ultra deepwater drillship Ocean Rig Skyros. The Letter of Award is for five wells or a minimum of 275 days contract for drilling offshore West Africa, with an estimated backlog of approximately US $190 million…

InterMoor receives DNV certification

Jun 17, 2013

InterMoor Inc., has become the first US-based company to achieve certification under Det Norske Veritas (DNV) 413: Service Suppliers Engaged in Renewal Survey Examination of Mooring Chain Intended for Mobile Offshore Units.  InterMoor Inc…

Saipem wins installation work

Jun 17, 2013

Saipem was awarded new contracts in Latin America worth about US$500 million. In Venezuela, Saipem signed with Cardon IV to develop the Perla EP Project, in the Gulf of Venezuela. In Brazil, Petrobras assigned an EPCI contract to Saipem…

AWE discovery

Jun 17, 2013

AWE Ltd. reported a second successful drillstem test (DST) at the Lengo-2 appraisal well 25 miles north-northwest of Tuban, Indonesia, with a maximum gas flow rate of 21.2 MMcfd. Gas samples were gathered for analysis. Partners in the Bulu PSC are: KrisEnergy Satria Limited (operator) 2…

Viking Offshore opens R&D center

Jun 17, 2013

Viking Offshore & Marine Ltd. will invest up to S$15 million to set up a dedicated innovation hub in Singapore.The center will be an enterprise hub for companies, and will combine research and development, collaboration, innovation, technology test-bedding…

Claxton brings in new Sales VP

Jun 17, 2013

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, appointed Gerry Miller as VP sales, marketing, and commercial in a drive to strengthen its sales, marketing and commercial team. His base will be at Claxton’s headquarters in Great Yarmouth, UK. Ongoing…

CEO Updates

Jun 14, 2013

Chesapeake Energy Corp. chose Robert Douglas Lawler, Anadarko’s senior vice president of international and deepwater operations, to replace Aubrey McClendon. Svein Arild Killingland joins Norwegian Energy Co. (Noreco) as its CEO, succeeding Einar Gjelsvik…

STEM program offers industry insights

Jun 14, 2013

About 200 students from high schools in the Houston area got a glimpse at what their future in the oil and gas industry might be during the BP-sponsored STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) event at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference…

Noble's Gunflint hits non-commercial pay

Jun 14, 2013

Noble Energy announced a non-commercial hydrocarbon find at its second deepwater Gunflint appraisal well in the US Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi Canyon 992 #1, located one mile west of the original discovery well, encountered 109 ft of net pay and was drilled to a total depth of 32…

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