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New CEO at Northern Petroleum

Jul 10, 2013

Exploration and production firm Northern Petroleum has promoted Keith Bush, 43, to managing director.   Bush joined Northern in May 2012 as chief operating officer and was appointed to the board last November. Bush has a degree in physics…

Transocean water-depth drilling record

Jul 09, 2013

Transocean Ltd. today announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 has set a new world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig. The rig recently spudded a well in 10,411ft (3174m) of water…

CNOOC strikes PSC with PetroBroad

Jul 08, 2013

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with PetroBroad Copower Ltd. (PetroBroad Copower) for Block 28/03 in Pearl River Mouth Basin. Block 28/03 is located in Pearl River Mouth Basin in the east part of the South China Sea…

FPS delivered to Gumusut-Kakap field off Malaysia

Jul 08, 2013

A semisubmersible floating production system for Malaysia’s Gumusut-Kakap deepwater field was delivered to be installed at the project development site offshore Sabah. The Gumusut-Kakap field is Malaysia’s second deepwater development after the Kikeh oil field…

Bumi Armada wins EPIC contract

Jul 08, 2013

Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services company, Bumi Armada Berhad announced that its wholly-owned Russian subsidiary, Bumi Armada Caspian LLC signed a supplementary agreement worth RM567.6 million (US$178.5 million) with OOO LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft for EPIC (engineering…

Semborp lands two more jack-up orders

Jul 01, 2013

Sembcorp Marine’s PPL Shipyard has won two orders for turnkey contracts worth a total US$417million from Mexico's Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro. The orders are for the construction of two jack-up rigs, scheduled for delivery at end July 2015 and end of third quarter 2015…

Salamander spuds Gulf of Thailand prospect

Jun 27, 2013

Salamander Energy plc began its multi-well exploration program in Block G4/50, Gulf of Thailand. The first well in the program, G4/50-4, spudded on June 27 and is being drilled on the Rayong prospect. Rayong is located in the north east of the block in the Central Kra sub-basin…

Gazprom, JFG sign Vladivostok MOU

Jun 25, 2013

Russian state-owned company Gazprom along with a consortium of Japanese firms have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning the development of Gazprom's Vladivostok LNG project. Present for the signing on June 22 were Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and Masanori Toyoshima…

Atwood orders fourth drillship from DSME

Jun 25, 2013

A subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics has ordered a fourth ultra-deepwater drillship from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The vessel, to be named the Atwood Archer, will be identical to the previously ordered Atwood Advantage…

Huisman launches new subsea cranes

Jun 19, 2013

Dutch offshore lifting, drilling and subsea equipment firm Huisman has developed a new series of large, offshore cranes capable of use in ultra-deepwater and with capacities of up to 900 metric tonnes (mt). The series includes a 300mt/600mt…

Boskalis awarded Philippines work

Jun 17, 2013

Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. a contract to install a Depletion Compression Platform for the Malampaya Project off the coast of Palawan Island, in The Philippines. The contract value is about US$60 million; to run early-late 2014.

AWE discovery

Jun 17, 2013

AWE Ltd. reported a second successful drillstem test (DST) at the Lengo-2 appraisal well 25 miles north-northwest of Tuban, Indonesia, with a maximum gas flow rate of 21.2 MMcfd. Gas samples were gathered for analysis. Partners in the Bulu PSC are: KrisEnergy Satria Limited (operator) 2…

Viking Offshore opens R&D center

Jun 17, 2013

Viking Offshore & Marine Ltd. will invest up to S$15 million to set up a dedicated innovation hub in Singapore.The center will be an enterprise hub for companies, and will combine research and development, collaboration, innovation, technology test-bedding…

Organizing the weather off Sakhalin

Jun 13, 2013

Other than economics, logistical planning is the heart of any major project. Weather can have a significant impact on project success or failure, and while it can’t be controlled, it can be managed, even in a relatively remote location. The…

Umbilicals bring new production to China’s Liuhua field

Jun 13, 2013

After a major storm crippled production from Liuhua field, a major life extension project and new umbilicals from JDR Cable systems renewed an aging property; Victor Schmidt explains. Recently, JDR Cable Systems deployed several subsea…

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