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DOF Subsea sells Skandi Protector

Nov 30, 2015

Image: Skandi Protector/DOF Subsea DOF Subsea has entered into agreement for the sale of Skandi Protector to the commonwealth of Australia. Delivery to new owners is expected in Q1 2016 and the sale will release approximately US$34…

Sterling acquires Mauritania interest

Nov 30, 2015

Image: map of Mauritania block C-10/Sterling Energy Sterling Energy has announced that completion has now occurred under the sale and purchase agreement between its wholly owned subsidiary…

First Subsea award wind farm contract

Nov 25, 2015

Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea, has been awarded a contract to supply a cable connector for the third phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration, offshore Japan. In this latest phase of the project, the connector…

PSA audits Gullfaks A maintenance management

Nov 20, 2015

From 2-4 September 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum's maintenance management at Gullfaks A (GFA). The audit is part of the processing of the application for consent for an operating life extension for GFA…

Visuray completes first commercial well operation

Nov 17, 2015

Visuray announced a first commercial application of their X-ray wireline technology for downhole imaging in wells filled with opaque fluid. In a well, managed by TAQA Energy in Holland, Visuray’s VR90 tool successfully imaged the top of a coiled tubing disconnect with millimeter accuracy…

Aker, MAN Diesel & Turbo form alliance

Nov 17, 2015

Image from Aker Solutions Aker Solutions and MAN Diesel & Turbo agreed to form an alliance to develop the next generation in subsea compression systems that can be used at even the smallest…

BMI takes delivery of M/V Brandon Bordelon

Nov 17, 2015

Image: Brandon Bordelon/Bordelon Marine Bordelon Marine has taken delivery of the MV Brandon Bordelon a DP2 ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) this month.  The vessel features a helideck…

Lundin gets Barents Sea consent

Nov 13, 2015

Image from Lundin Petroleum. Lundin Norway, as operator for production license 708, has received consent to drill exploration well 7130/4-1 in the Barents Sea. Drilling is scheduled to begin in November 2015 and estimated to last 56 days…

Lundin spuds Lorry prospect

Nov 13, 2015

Lundin Norway has commenced drilling of exploration well 6407/10-4 on the Lorry prospect, in the Norwegian Sea.   Image from Lundin Petroleum. Well 6407/10-4 will explore the Lorry prospect in PL700…

Polarcus completes Capreolus 3D

Nov 13, 2015

The Capreolus 3D multi-client project, the largest single 3D seismic survey ever acquired offshore Australia was recently completed by Polarcus ahead of schedule after a successful 11 month acquisition campaign.  This basin-wide broadband…

Nabirm, NAMCOR complete Namibia 2D

Nov 11, 2015

Nabirm announced that in conjunction with its partner, NAMCOR (10%) that it has concluded the interpretation of a 2D seismic survey on Block 2113A located in the Walvis basin, offshore Namibia, by US-based ION Geophysics. The license…

API elects two new members

Nov 11, 2015

Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips chairman and CEO has been elected chairman of API’s board of directors effective 1 January, 2016. Greg Garland, Phillips 66 chairman and CEO, has been elected chair of the finance committee. Lance is a petroleum…

Ophir inks Fortuna FLNG project

Nov 11, 2015

Ophir Energy announced that it has finalized commercial terms and is in the process of signing heads of agreement (HoAs) for LNG offtake from the Fortuna FLNG Project with a shortlisted group of counterparties, all of which are globally established LNG Buyers…

No pay at Sea Lion-1

Nov 10, 2015

3D Oil announced that wireline evaluation and sampling of formation fluids over zones of interest identified on preliminary Sea Lion-1 data have been completed. This work has confirmed that no zones of commercial hydrocarbons were encountered in the Sea Lion-1 well…

Ceragon, Statoil sign communications agreement

Nov 10, 2015

Ceragon Networks announced that Statoil, has formally awarded Ceragon Networks a five-year frame agreement, with an option to extend for five consecutive two-year periods. Most recently, Statoil has placed orders for Ceragon's IP-20 platform…

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