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Golden Eagle PUQ deck installation

Sep 16, 2014

Watch as Nexen’s video gives insight into the four-day operation needed to lift and install the production, utilities and quarters (PUQ) deck for the Golden Eagle area development offshore, approximatley 70km northeast of Aberdeen…

Statoil moves on from Martin prospect

Sep 04, 2014

Statoil’s Martin prospect located in Mississippi Canyon block 718 in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has been plugged and abandoned. Statoil said while a discovery was made, it was non-commercial. Statoil says the Maersk Developer semisubmersible rig…

Lebanon languishes

Sep 01, 2014

As its bid licensing round is delayed again, will Lebanon’s offshore industry ever take off? Sarah Parker Musarra analyzes the current situation and explores the history of the troubled country. In April, Lebanon once again delayed its…

Maersk adds second XLE jackup

Aug 07, 2014

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its second ultra harsh environment jackup, XLE-2, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. The rig will start its mobilization to the Norwegian North Sea in approximately two weeks, where it will…

The HPHT challenge

Jul 25, 2014

Total E&P UK’s HPHT Elgin Franklin complex. Image from Total E&P UK.  High-pressure, high-temperature developments are on the increase in the UK North Sea…

Maersk Oil backs out of Brazil

Jul 09, 2014

AP Moller-Maersk subsidiary Maersk Olie og Gas (Maersk Oil) will take a US$1.7 billion impairment on its Brazilian assets, it announced 9 July. The Danish company specifically cited disappointing appraisals as one of the reasons it has “revised…

Claxton completes rigless removal of stuck BHA

Jul 07, 2014

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd., an Acteon company, has completed the first rigless removal of a stuck bottom hole assembly (BHA). The work was completed during a slot recovery operation using an innovative approach at Maersk’s Tyra East field in the Danish sector of the North Sea…

Euronav receives first 8 VLCCs from Maersk Singapore

Jul 01, 2014

On 5 January 2014, Euronav NV announced it would acquire 15 very large crude carriers (VLCC) from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd. Today, Euronav said that eight of the VLCCs have been delivered in the first half of 2014. Deliveries…

Maersk picks Technip for Danish project

Jun 24, 2014

Technip has been awarded two contracts by Maersk Oil for the Valdemar and Roar gas lift project as well as the Rolf replacement pipeline project, on the Danish Continental Shelf, 250km offshore Esbjerg, Denmark. The scope of work will…

Maersk inks jackup for Culzean

May 21, 2014

Houston-based Hercules Offshore has signed a five-year drilling contract with Maersk Oil North Sea UK for a newbuild jackup rig to be owned and operated by Hercules Offshore.   The new Friede & Goldman JU-2000E design jackup will be built…

DOF picks up $80m contracts

May 15, 2014

DOF Subsea has been awarded several contracts, worth NOK 475 million (c.US$80 million) in total, across Asia Pacific, the Atlantic region and North America.  In the Asia Pacific region, DOF Subsea has been awarded several contracts, including IMR services and subsea installation work…

Dry wells in Ula formation

May 14, 2014

Centrica Resources Norge AS, operator of production license 405, has announced that exploration wells 8/10-5 S and 8/10-5 A are dry. The wells were drilled approximately 13km southeast of the Ula field, in the southern sector of the North Sea…

Danes eye EOR boost

May 13, 2014

A billion kroner fund from the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) will target future oil and gas production from the Danish North Sea and potentially create research opportunities for up to 100 scientists. Based at Denmark’s Technical University (DTU) in Lyngby…

Solutions OE March 2014

Apr 02, 2014

MAN compressor installed offshore MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich was awarded a contract to deliver a HOFIM (high-speed, oil-free, integrated motor) compressor to Det norske oljeselskap ASA. It is MAN’s first hermetically-sealed compressor to be installed on an offshore production platform…

Johan Sverdrup plan agreed

Feb 13, 2014

Statoil and its partners on the giant Johan Sverdrup field have chosen a four-platform development concept, with power from shore. The field, containing 1.8-2.9billion boe, is one of the five largest discoveries on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)…

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