Offshore Shallow Water News

UTEC Wraps Survey Work for McDermott

Feb 25, 2020

On 25 February, UTEC, a global surveying company in the Acteon subsea services group, completed consecutive as-built and post-construction, anchor-debris-clearance surveys using remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for McDermott International.UTEC…

Cooper Eyeing Annie Gas Find Start-Up in 2022

Feb 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy might bring its Annie gas discovery online in 2022.Cooper, in cooperation with Mitsui E&P, made the discovery at the Annie-1 well, located 9 kilometers offshore Victoria, Australia, in September 2019…

Chevron Picks Aquaterra's Sea Swift Platform for Angola Field

Feb 12, 2020

Chevron has hired Aquaterra Energy for the design and support installation of a Sea Swift offshore platform at an offshore field in Angola.Destined for the Lifua-A field, the conductor supported platform (CSP) will be designed and installed in 60m of water…

Europe Leads Global Activity Surge

Feb 10, 2020

A slew of reports so far this year suggest a confluence of the right factors for a strong, sustained surge in contracting activity — especially in drilling — seems to be developing, at least in Europe.Several indicators were in January pointing to key some snowballing of new activity…

BP's Azeri Production Slightly Dips in 2019

Feb 06, 2020

BP said on Thursday that oil output at its projects in Azerbaijan declined slightly last year to 535,000 barrels per day (bpd) or 26 million tonnes for the whole of the year. That was down from 584,000 bpd, or 29 million tonnes, in 2018. Associated…

Coro Energy Pulls Out of Bulu PSC Deal

Jan 31, 2020

The Southeast Asian focused oil company Coro Energy will not be buying a share in the Bulu PSC, offshore Indonesia, citing  increased risks around the Bulu project.'The company had in September 2018 agreed to buy a 42.5% interest in the shallow water (60m) block offshore East Java…

BW Energy Completes 2nd Producer at Tortue 2 in Gabon

Jan 22, 2020

BW Energy has completed the second production well of the Tortue Phase 2 development, offshore Gabon.'The DTM-5H well marks the completion of the first of two new well clusters on the Tortue field which will be tied back to the FPSO BW Adolo and boost oil output…

Saudi Aramco, ADES in Rig Contract Extension

Jan 20, 2020

Drilling contractor ADES has won a contract extension for its ADMARINE 261 jack-up rig in Saudi Arabia.ADES said Monday that the contract extension was for a tenure of one year. The contract is expected to start upon the expiry of the current contract in February 2020…

Aker BP to Use Maersk Integrator Rig at Ivar Aasen Field

Jan 20, 2020

Norwegian offshore oil company Aker BP has awarded the Maersk Integrator jack-up drilling rig a contract for work at the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway.Maersk Drilling, the rig's owner, said Monday that the Maersk Integrator would move to…

Equinor Gets OK for North Sea Pilot Hole

Jan 16, 2020

Norway's Equinor has been given regulatory approval to drill in a block in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea using a Seadrill drilling rig.The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given its consent for exploration drilling in the block 30/2…

Jadestone To Drill At Montara In Q2

Jan 15, 2020

Jadestone Energy has filed plans for drilling operations expected to start this year at its Montara oil field offshore Australia. The Montara field, which Jadestone bought in October 2018, lies approximately 690 kilometers east of Darwin in…

Shelf Drilling Finds Work for Ex-Maersk Jack-Up

Jan 14, 2020

The U.S. oil major Chevron has chartered a Shelf Drilling jack-up drilling rig on a long-term deal. Chevron will use the rig in Thailand.Shelf Drilling said on Tuesday that Chevron Thailand had contracted the Shelf Drilling Enterprise jack-up unit…

ConocoPhillips Makes Minor Oil Find Offshore Norway

Jan 14, 2020

ConocoPhillips has made a minor oil discovery in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, near the Balder field. The company’s Norwegian subsidiary, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia, made the find while drilling the 25/7-8 S exploration well in the production…

First Gas Flows From SapuraOMV's SK408 Block

Jan 13, 2020

SapuraOMV, an E&P joint venture between Malaysia's Sapura and Austrian OMV, has started the first production from SK408 block, off Malaysia, bringing online the Larak gas field. The SK408 gas fields are part of discoveries made by SapuraOMV Upstream in a drilling campaign in 2014…

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