Maersk News

Stimulating vessel investment

Feb 10, 2014

Baker Hughes' Blue Orca in the Southern North Sea. Photo Courtesy of Baker Hughes In the early 1980s, the North Sea saw a spurge in stimulation vessels by the big three oilfield services contractors…

A CO2 EOR solution

Feb 07, 2014

Elaine Maslin takes a look and describes how EOR is fast becoming a priority in the Middle East, not least the UAE. The TriGen gas generator system, side view Changes are coming to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

BP extends Maersk Reacher contract

Jan 03, 2014

BP Norway has extended its contract for the jack-up Maersk Reacher by two years, from September 2014 to September 2016. BP Norway holds options to further extend the contract by up to additional four years, taking it out to September 2020…

Maersk Oil assessing Whale Park wells off Brazil

Dec 17, 2013

At the end of Q3 2013, Maersk Oil reported it continues assessing the Itaipu and Wahoo appraisal wells, and lists the offshore Brazil projects as part of its long-term perspective. Up to the first quarter of 2013, Maersk Oil has drilled…

Lundin completes Torvastad exploration well

Nov 19, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS, has completed exploration well 16/2-20S, located north of the Johan Sverdrup discovery in PL501, in the North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. A sidetrack well will now be drilled…

OTC Brasil: Innovation and sustainability

Oct 30, 2013

Innovation was a key theme at the opening plenary at OTC Brasil 2013 this week. Renato Bertani, CEO of Barra Energia do Brasil and president of the World Petroleum Council discussed how innovation has changed the oil and gas industry for the better…

Maersk names new UDW drillship

Oct 10, 2013

Maersk Drilling held a naming ceremony for its first ultra-deepwater drillship at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Geoje-Si, South Korea. The ship, called the Maersk Viking, was named by Nathalie Newman, wife of Harry E. Newman Jr., ExxonMobil Global Drilling Manager…

Offshore Solutions signs Maersk contract

Sep 24, 2013

Offshore Solutions BV (OS), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV, has signed a North Sea contract with Maersk Oil UK to provide marine access support to the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Global Producer III…

The Gryphon Alpha rises

Sep 01, 2013

Twenty years after it came online, the UK’s longest serving permanently-moored FPSO has been given a new lease on life. Elaine Maslin reports on the extent the UK’s largest offshore project in 2012. When production from the central North Sea Gryphon field came online in October 1993…

Cutting through mud

Sep 01, 2013

Cubility’s MudCube shale shaker made a name for itself on its first commercial installation on Maersk Drilling’s Maersk Giant in the North Sea. The North Sea has long been a critical area of exploration and production within the oil and gas industry…

The Quest for Oil goes online

Aug 01, 2013

Maersk Oil launched the web-only video game Quest for Oil early this summer with the aim of making the oil and gas industry more accessible. OE discusses the strategy behind the game with CEO Jakob Thomasen. Maersk Oil launched the video game…

Maersk Convincer wins extension

Jul 12, 2013

Petronas Carigali, E&P subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil company, extended the contract for the jack-up Maersk Convincer by one year.  The rig will be on contract with Petronas until mid-November 2014. As part of the drilling campaign offshore Malaysia…

Maersk Oil’s vessel undergone a major dry dock overhaul

Jul 10, 2013

Gryphon Alpha FPSO Maersk Oil’s vessel, stationed about 280km northeast of Aberdeen in the North Sea, has undergone a major dry dock overhaul, while infield subsea infrastructure was removed and replaced. A 4D seismic survey and near-field drilling was also done over the area…

Maersk launches oil industry computer game

Jun 10, 2013

Maersk launched a new computer game called Quest for Oil, which the company designed to open the oil business to everyone.  Quest for Oil is the first game of its kind and with the convergence of forces, innovation and technology. Maersk…

Maersk's XL Enhanced 2 receives extension

Jun 07, 2013

Maersk Drilling received a contract extension for its newbuild ultra-harsh environment jackup XL Enhanced 2 from Det norske oljeselskap ASA. The two-year extension allows the jackup to service the Ivar Aasen project for a total of five years…

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