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New O&GUK board members

Sep 13, 2013

Oil & Gas UK, the representative organisation for the oil and gas industry, today announces new appointments to its board. The appointments are: Eric D’Argentre, UK General Manager, Perenco UK Luke Farajallah, Managing Director…

Lukoil spuds offshore Sierra Leone

Sep 13, 2013

Russian oil firm Lukoil Overseas has started drilling in deep water off the coast of Sierra Leone. The company is drilling the Savannah prospect on Block SL-5-11, using the semisubmersible Eirik Raude drilling rig, in more than 2000m water depth…

Helix confirms Q7000 order

Sep 13, 2013

Helix Energy Solutions has confirmed an order for a second semisubmersible light well intervention rig from Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Shipyard. The US$346 million order is scheduled for delivery mid-2016, and will be built based…

Drilling due to start on Tamar

Sep 13, 2013

Drilling on the South West Tamar prospect, offshore Israel, is due to start in the next two weeks, partners on the project have said.  Delek Group, a partner on the Noble Energy-operated project, said the exploration well at South West (SW) Tamar prospect…

NOAA funds 11 marine debris removal projects

Sep 11, 2013

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program announced on Sept. 4, that it provided US$967,000 through NOAA’s Restoration Center to support locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects…

Kashagan starts producing

Sep 11, 2013

The North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC), on behalf of the North Caspian Sea PSA consortium, has said the first well was opened and the initial volumes of oil are being produced from the Kashagan field. The first phase of production is from eight wells on an artificial island complex…

Seychelles extension for WHL

Sep 11, 2013

Australian exploration firm WHL Energy is to apply for an amendment to its petroleum agreement with Seychelles petroleum industry regulator PetroSeychelles, leading to renewed farm-out talks. The proposed amendment is an extension to agreed work program commitments…

Teekay picks Petrotechnics' Proscient

Sep 10, 2013

Petrotechnics has been awarded a €2 million contract by Teekay Petrojarl to deploy its Proscient across its global fleet. Petrotechnics will provide work management tools to support Teekay Petrojarl’s goal of creating a standardized approach to work management across their global operations…

Van Ord orders cable lay vessel

Sep 10, 2013

Van Oord has ordered a new cable-laying vessel. The ship will be built at Damen Shipyards’ wharf in Romania and will be completed at the end of 2014. The ship is intended for the installation of electricity cables for offshore wind parks…

Technip targets China market

Sep 10, 2013

Technip has signed an agreement with China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQC) to set up two joint-venture companies. To be based in Rome and Beijing, they will be responsible for procurement activities, on the European and Chinese markets…

India contracts for Wood Group

Sep 10, 2013

Wood Group has won new contracts in India worth more than US$10 million. Wood Group GTS has secured two contracts to supply its EcoValue gas turbine compressor water-wash systems. The first order is to supply the EcoValue technology,…

OE13: Skills - the Apache view

Sep 06, 2013

Jim House, chairman of today’s (Friday) SPE Offshore Europe keynote session Oil & Gas Skills – Your Future Today, and region VP and MD Apache North Sea, gave us his views on the industry’s skills challenge. Q. What is the biggest skills challenge facing the industry…

OE13: Hayward - people is the biggest challenge

Sep 04, 2013

Genel Energy chief executive Tony Hayward will give the keynote presentation in today’s SPE Offshore Europe session, The Independent Oil Company—Mighty oaks from little acorns grow (10-12.30pm, Gordon B). We asked the former BP chief executive…

OE13: Intertec highlights advanced enclosure materials

Sep 03, 2013

Enclosure designs for protecting offshore equipment are evolving rapidly to combat the widespread problem of corrosion, and to meet industry demands for higher levels of safety and reliability, and new functionality. At Offshore Europe 2013…

OE13: Welcome to SPE Offshore Europe 2013

Sep 03, 2013

The UK oil and gas industry has served our country for over 100 years. It delivers the energy needed to fuel and power our economy, provides vital revenue for the UK Treasury and supports about 450,000 jobs in Britain. The oil and gas industry has an impressive history…

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