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Spaoh-2 spudded

Mar 28, 2013

BC Petroleum spud the Spaoh2 well last month. It will target a total depth of 2710m subsea, is the third well in a multiwell appraisal drilling program in the Balai Cluster off east Malaysia.

PSVM starts production

Mar 27, 2013

Production has begun from BP and Sonangol’s PSVM development in block 31, off Angola. The PSVM development, BP’s second operated development in the country, consists of four oil fields: Plutão, Saturno,Vénus, and Marte. Three wells at the Plutão…

Cyprus entry

Mar 27, 2013

A consortium made up of Eni and Kogas has won three deepwater blocks during the Republic of Cyprus’s second offshore licensing round. The consortium walked away with blocks 2, 3, and 9 in the Cypriot deepwater portion of the Levantine Basin…

Mafumeira Sul advances

Mar 27, 2013

Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil will proceed with the second stage development of the Mafumeira Sul project located in block 0, 24km off Cabinda, Angola in 60m of water. Scope of the US$5.6 billion project includes 50 wells, two wellhead platforms…

Wood Group and MWCC form response team

Mar 26, 2013

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) and Wood Group PSN today announced the formation of an offshore reserve response team.Made up of 100 select reserve operations personnel, the team will be activated should MWCC’s modular capture vessels…

Dan Gualtieri Leveraging big data

Mar 22, 2013

Dan Gualtieri Energy consultants Knowledge Reservoir named Dan Gualtieri vice president of production solutions in January. Gualtieri previously worked with Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Boots & Coots and Weatherford International, where he touched upon all aspects of the oil field…

Total launches Congo development

Mar 22, 2013

Total, operator of the Moho-Bilondo license, announced the final investment decision and EPC contract awards for the Moho Nord development, consisting of the Moho-Bilondo Phase 1bis and Moho Nord projects. First oil is expected in 2015, with output reaching 140…

FMC scores subsea contract duo

Mar 21, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. announced it has won multiple subsea contracts this week. Subsea tree (Image: FMC Technologies)The Houston-based equipment supplier said on March 21 that it won a $30 million subsea equipment order from LLOG Exploration Co…

Anadarko touts new GOM find

Mar 20, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. encountered approximately 1,000 net feet of oil pay at its Shenandoah-2 well in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the company announced on March 19, 2013.Ensco 8500 semisubmersible series (Image: Ensco) Anadarko discovered the…

BG claims first deepwater DST offshore Tanzania

Mar 18, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed its appraisal programme in the Jodari field of Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with a drill stem test on the original natural gas discovery well confirming the excellent quality of the Tertiary reservoirThe drill stem test on the Jodari-1 well…

Statoil signs up deepwater rigs

Mar 15, 2013

Statoil has signed a three year contract for the Stena Carron drillship for exploration drilling in the pre-salt blocks (Blocks 38 and 39) in the Kwanza basin in Angola.The agreement managed by Stena Drilling is for a three-year fixed term with start-up Q4 2013 / Q1 2014…

Sevan Drilling chooses IFS asset management software

Mar 07, 2013

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Sevan Drilling ASA, an international ultra-deepwater (UDW) drilling contractor, has chosen IFS Applications for Offshore Service to streamline its onshore and offshore operations…

IHS CERAWeek: Mozambique licensing

Mar 07, 2013

Mozambique puts licensing terms under review Mozambique is in the process of updating its licensing regulations ahead of its 4th Licensing Round. Arsenio Mabote, Chairman, Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP, the national oil company of Mozambique)…

Russia's Neftegaz joins 20 deepwater GOM blocks

Mar 06, 2013

Neftegaz America Shelf LP (Neftegaz), an indirect independent subsidiary of Rosneft, acquires 30 percent interest in 20 deepwater exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mexico held by ExxonMobil, under an agreement signed by the two companies. Rosneft President Igor I…

New semi delivered to Mexico’s Grupo R

Mar 05, 2013

The newbuild semisubmersible La Muralla IV arrived in Mexico waters after a 16,200-mile journey.Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Glacier delivered the semisubmersible La Muralla IV to the Bay of Campeche, Mexico. The rig was towed from Okpo…

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