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Navis provides DP system to Miclyn

Dec 20, 2013

Navis Engineering has completed work on its latest project with Singaporean offshore specialist Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO), following the commissioning of the DP2 system on board the ROV and dive support vessel Resolution. After successful sea trials…

Finnish Govt. buy Aker Arctic stake

Dec 20, 2013

Finnish government-owned investment company, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, has acquired a 66.4% stake in Aker Arctic Technology Oy (Aker Arctic) from STX Finland Oy. Aker Arctic is a leading company in Arctic marine logistics and offshore solutions…

Technip agrees China JV

Dec 20, 2013

Technip and China's China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd (COOEC) have signed an joint-venture agreement in September. The five-year agreement will target deepwater engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) subsea umbilicals risers…

Bumi Armada extends FPSO contract

Dec 19, 2013

Malaysia-based Bumi Armada Berhad announced that Afren Energy Resources Ltd. extended its contracts with Armada Floating Solutions Ltd. and Bumi Armada (Singapore) Pte Ltd for the bareboat charter and the operations & maintenance respectively of the FPSO Armada Perkasa for another two years…

CNOOC begins project in Bohai Sea

Dec 19, 2013

CNOOC Ltd.’s Qikou 18-1 adjustment project has recently commenced production. Qikou 18-1 oil field is located in the west part of Bohai with an average water depth of 10m. In addition to fully utilize the existing producing facilities…

FES designing Moho Nord swivels

Dec 19, 2013

FES International has been awarded a £598,000 contract to supply four high-pressure fluid swivels for Total's subsea Moho Nord project in Congo, West Africa.  The Moho Nord project is to develop major discoveries, Marine 2 and 3, in the upper north of the Moho Bilondo license…

Chevron inks Blackford Dolphin

Dec 19, 2013

Chevron North Sea Limited has awarded a £150 million contract to Dolphin Drilling Limited, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, for a 20-month multi-well drilling and completion program, across several of its operations in the UK North Sea…

White Rose job for Wood Group Mustang

Dec 19, 2013

Wood Group Mustang Canada has been awarded the detailed engineering and design of an integrated topsides facility as part of the White Rose Extension Project (WREP), offshore Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Subject to partner, company and regulatory approvals…

MODEC gets backing for Carioca

Dec 18, 2013

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., and Marubeni Corporation have agreed to back a long-term charter company set up to provide a the floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) system for use in the Carioca area pre-salt oil field…

BP makes deepwater GoM discovery

Dec 18, 2013

BP, with partner ConocoPhillips, has struck oil at the Gila prospect in deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. BP said the move was a sign of its returning momentum in the region.  The high pressure Gila discovery was made by an exploration well on Keathley Canyon Block 93…

OMV takes Gabon stakes

Dec 18, 2013

Austrian oil and gas firm OMV has agreed to farm in to a deepwater block offshore Gabon.  Under the terms of the agreement, OMV will acquire 30% non-operated interests in the Manga and Gnondo blocks, from Ophir Energy. It will also…

Kongsberg Maritime delivers autonomous cameras for OOI

Dec 17, 2013

The Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. Camera group Systems & Projects Team has delivered the first set of cabled IP Digital Still Camera Stations (CAMDS) to the University of Washington. The delivery is for the regional cabled observatory component…

Encana accepts Deep Panuke gas test

Dec 17, 2013

Encana Corp.  today announced the Production Acceptance Notice (PAN) at the company's Deep Panuke offshore Nova Scotia project, issued after successful completion of a performance test of the platform. The Deep Panuke project is designed to produce up to 300 MMcf/d of natural gas from four wells…

Iranian opportunities beckon

Dec 17, 2013

An agreement to discuss lifting sanctions against Iran offers a glimpse of hope that its oil and gas sector could be reopened to international business. Elaine Maslin reports. Talk of fully or partially lifting sanctions against Iran has raised hopes within the region…

BHI North American rig count

Dec 17, 2013

Baker Hughes North America rotary rig count, released 13 Dec 2013, shows 59 drilling rigs operating offshore US, down 2 from 61 a week ago, but up 10 from a year ago. This includes 53 rigs working offshore Lousiana and 2 rigs each off California…

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