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Appomattox hull arrives in US Gulf

Oct 12, 2017

The hull for the Appomattox field development facility arrived last week at the Ingleside, Texas shipyard where it will undergo final construction before installation in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Source…

SPE Offshore Achievement Awards 2018 now open

Oct 02, 2017

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section has now opened entries for the 32nd Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA). The OAAs were launched during last month’s SPE Offshore Europe and are supported by OE.  Categories remain similar to last year’s line up…

Statoil, Total, Shell back CCS project

Oct 02, 2017

Oil majors Statoil, Shell and Total have agreed to enter a CO2 storage partnership.  The partners have signed a partnership agreement to mature the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The project is…

Barents under the spotlight

Oct 01, 2017

2017 is set to be a record year for exploration in the Barents Sea, with one prospect in particular getting most of the attention. Edison Investment Research’s Elaine Reynolds explores the scene. Tapping Korpfjell: the Songa Enabler…

Putting the IoT in drilling

Oct 01, 2017

The Internet of Things could help transform drilling rig technology, but it isn’t a panacea, warns a Transocean official. Karen Boman reports. Gutierrez Though a lagging indicator…

Improving subsea emergency response

Oct 01, 2017

Seanic Ocean Systems discusses the creation of a new subsea dispersant delivery system. Overboard chute. Photos from Seanic. The offshore oil and gas industry is constantly looking…

Wison develops buoyant tower solution

Sep 28, 2017

Wison Offshore & Marine has developed a new buoyant tower solution with condensate or oil storage, adopting Wison’s proprietary buoyant tower technology. The concept provides a new option for the oil and gas development in the shallow- to medium-depth waters…

Lundin's Børselv in Barents comes up dry

Sep 28, 2017

Ocean Rig's Leiv Eiriksson Yet another Barents Sea prospect has come up dry. Lundin Petroleum confirmed today that an exploration well on the Børselv prospect in PL609 on the Loppa High in the southern Barents Sea was a duster…

Exxon exec: 'A healthy geophysics industry is needed'

Sep 27, 2017

A healthy geophysical industry will be needed to enable exploration and production (E&P) companies to find not only unconventional hydrocarbons, but deepwater and conventional oil and gas as well, said Stephen Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Co…

Power restored at Thunder Horse

Sep 19, 2017

Power has been restored to BP’s Thunder Horse production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico. Thunder Horse. Image from BP. The company has started redeploying offshore personnel to Thunder Horse…

EagleBurgmann develops HPHT mechanical seal

Sep 19, 2017

EagleBurgmann Germany GmbH has developed a mechanical seal for high pressure high temperature (HPHT) applications. The seal has been specifically optimized for subsea pumps designed for an absolute pressure of up to 1000 bar and ambient temperatures of up to 180 °C…

OE17: Trelleborg launches Isolast FFKM

Sep 15, 2017

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions used SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition in Aberdeen as a platform to launch its latest Isolastperfluoroelastomer (FFKM) material development. Specifically engineered for the offshore industry, Isolast J9554…

2018 SPE Offshore Achievement Awards launched

Sep 15, 2017

It's time to put your company in the limelight: the 2018 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) has been launched and it looking for entries. The annual event was launched during SPE Offshore Europe 2017 in Aberdeen. The annual awards, organized…

Brazil sees spike in pre-salt round interest

Sep 12, 2017

Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP) has received 10 expressions of interest for the second round and 15 for the third round of pre-salt bidding under production sharing contracts in the upcoming 27 October auction. The applications…

Lebanon extends application date

Sep 12, 2017

The Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) has extended the application deadline for pre-qualified companies submitting bids in Lebanon’s first offshore licensing round from 15 September to 12 October. The change was made at the request…

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