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EMGS enters US GoM 3D deal

Dec 09, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) announces that the company has entered into a data licensing agreement with an international oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library over the Daybreak project located in the western US Gulf of Mexico worth a total of US$1…

Fugro awarded PGS positioning contract

Dec 09, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by PGS for the provision of precise satellite positioning systems for its entire seismic vessel fleet. Fugro, a provider of precise satellite positioning to the offshore oil and gas industry…

OIS picks Shellard as managing director

Dec 09, 2015

Image: Colin Shellard/ Offshore Installation Services Offshore Installation Services (OIS) named Colin Shellard as its new managing director. Based in Aberdeen, Shellard is responsible for setting the strategy at OIS…

Amplus, Technip tag team North Sea marginal fields

Dec 09, 2015

Amplus Energy Services, a floating production solutions firm headquartered in Aberdeen’s Grandholm area, has struck a deal with Technip in the UK to work together to develop untapped oil reserves in marginal fields in the North Sea. With…

Trendsetter gets high pressure capping contract

Dec 08, 2015

Trendsetter Engineering was awarded a contract to design, manufacture and test the industry’s first 20,000 psi valve‐based capping stack. This capping stack will be capable of containing high pressure, high temperature subsea oil wells in the event of a subsea well‐control incident…

McDermott lands Trinidad development contract

Dec 08, 2015

McDermott International announced it has been awarded a sizeable transport and installation contract by an upstream oil and gas operator for a project offshore Trinidad, West Indies. The contract award includes the transport and installation of a 1000-tonne deck and 1600-tonne jacket…

Statoil commissions Songa Equinox in Troll field

Dec 08, 2015

Songa Equinox has commenced drilling operations under its eight-year drilling contract with Statoil at the Troll Field on the Norwegian continental shelf, and the rig is now on operating rate. Songa Equinox is the first rig in a series of four Category D semisubmersible drilling rigs…

Seadrill, Chevron extend rig contracts

Dec 08, 2015

Seadrill Partners has secured one-year contract extensions for the T-15 and T-16 tender rigs with Chevron Thailand E&P.   The contracts will now expire in July and August 2019, respectively.  The total backlog of the two contract extensions is approximately US$80 million…

Ensco names new COO

Dec 08, 2015

Ensco appointed Carey Lowe as the new chief operating officer. Lowe is based in London and succeeds Mark Burns, who is retiring from the company. Lowe has held various executive management positions at Ensco since joining the company in 2008…

OSD develops new RLWI / IMR vessels

Dec 07, 2015

OSD-IMT, the UK division of Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), is designing two 120m IMT9120 riserless light well intervention / IMR vessels for Austin Offshore, the shipping arm of Upstream Drilling, Singapore. The…

Maersk Guardian heads to Denmark

Dec 07, 2015

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Maersk Oil for the jackup rig Maersk Guardian for accommodation on various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea. The firm contract duration is five years with commencement in September 2016…

TAM International names Davis global technical director

Dec 07, 2015

TAM International has appointed Tim Davis global technical director for TAM, overseeing global technical support for operations, training, product line management, and marketing.   Image: Tim Davis…

Southeast Barents could contain 2 billion bbl reserves

Dec 07, 2015

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced that 26 companies have bid for acreage in the 23rd licensing round. The round offers nearly 60 frontier exploration blocks with around half in the exciting new Arctic province of the Norwegian Southeast Barents Sea…

EMGS sells Brazil EM data

Dec 04, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has announced that the company has entered into a data licensing agreement with an international oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library over the Foz de Amazonas and Ceara basin in Brazil worth a total of US$ 4.1 million.

Murphy in Thunder Bird P&A

Dec 04, 2015

Image from IOG. Murphy Oil encountered hydrocarbon pay at its Thunder Bird sidetrack well in the Gulf of Mexico, but has decided to plug and abandon the well, due to the low oil price environment…

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