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Ecuadorean seismic

Mar 28, 2013

WPG Group initiated the acquisition of 2D and 3D surveys last month in Ecuador’s transition and shallow water zones for the State Sevmorgeo Company (SMG). SMG is utilizing Fairfield Z700 oceanbottom nodes in combination with portable sources provided by WPG.

Sapinhoá startup

Mar 27, 2013

Commercial production began at Sapinhoá field in January. Located in block BMS9 in Brazil’s presalt region, the first producing well, Guara1, was connected to the FPSO Cidade de São Paulo. Guara1 has a potential production rate of 25,000b/d…

FMC, Aker win Petrobras subsea contracts

Mar 27, 2013

Olso-based Aker Solutions and Houston-based FMC Technologies Inc. have both announced today major subsea contract deals with Petrobras in connection with the Brazilian NOC's pre-salt fields.(Image: Aker Solutions)Aker Solutions signed a new…

UK subsea sector looks to increase global market share

Mar 21, 2013

In his opening address, Subsea UK CEO Neil Gordon said that the global subsea market was set to double from £20 to 40 billion over the next fi ve years. The big challenge for Subsea UK and for the subsea UK industry was how to retain one-third of that market and grow its global share…

Wood Group wins Colombian contract

Mar 19, 2013

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) is delivering operations and maintenance services to Chevron's offshore production facilities under a new $17.5 million (USD) contract. La Guajira map (Image: Ecopetrol)Wood Group PSN will provide services to Chevron's two offshore platforms (Chuchupa A and B)…

BOA Galatea gears up for equatorial margin study

Mar 18, 2013

The BOA Galatea will today complete the multi-client program in the Ceara area in northern Brazil. BOA Galatea (Photo: EMGS)The vessel will immediately after a scheduled port call mobilise for a multi-client program covering approximately 8000…

Wärtsilä to set up Brazilian plant

Mar 18, 2013

Wärtsilä will set up a new fully-owned manufacturing facility in Brazil to meet the increasing market demand, particularly in the offshore market. Wärtsilä’s investment in the new facilities is approximately EUR 20 million.Wärtsilä Auxpac…

Eni achieves first oil from Junin-5

Mar 15, 2013

PetroJunín, joint venture formed by PDVSA (60%) and Eni (40%), has started production from the Junín-5 giant heavy oil field, located in the Faja del Orinoco, the area with the largest untapped hydrocarbon reserves in the world. The block is…

Invest globally, says energy expert

Mar 14, 2013

North Sea offshore investment is reaching all time highs but there is limited capacity to invest to meet demand, according to a speaker at today's annual NOF Energy conference.Specialist Isabel Boira-Segarra of consultancy EC Harris, was speaking at the Energy: A Balanced Future event in Newcastle…

Petrobras win for Subsea 7

Mar 13, 2013

Subsea 7 has announced the award of three contracts with a combined value in excess of US$300 million from Petrobras. The work includes the installation of flexible lines by the Seven Seas, under two lump-sum contracts and one day-rate contract…

Endeavor Management to advise Petrobras on Papa Terra project

Mar 11, 2013

Endeavor wins Papa Terra advisory projectEndeavor Management announced today that Petrobras has retained the Houston-based consulting firm to provide third-party review and advisory services on the Papa Terra project. Endeavor will work…

CX-15 tower installation

Mar 05, 2013

Offshore engineering firm GMC Ltd. provides this video of the 2,500-ton CX-15 buoyant tower, touted at the world's largest, being installed at Corvina Field off Peru for BPZ Energy. The tower hull measures 69.9m with four, ring-stiffened…

Keppel secures US$161 million in contracts

Mar 04, 2013

Keppel wins new business Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's (Keppel O&M) subsidiaries - Keppel FELS Brasil S.A. (Keppel FELS Brasil) and Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) - have secured two contracts worth S$200 million (US$161.54 million) from repeat customers…

BPZ updates CX-15 spud date

Feb 28, 2013

BPZ Energy expects to spud the first well at its CX-15 development, off Peru, within three to six weeks depending on weather and sea conditions, the company confirmed on 28 February 2013.CX-15 platform (Image: GMC Ltd.)The company said further…

Borders & Southern extend Falkland search

Feb 27, 2013

PGS' Ramform Challenger gathers a Falkland surveyThe PGS vessel Ramform Challenger began gathering London-based Borders & Southern Petroleum’s (B&S) 3D seismic program off the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Located about 140…

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