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Sapetro farms into Fatala prospect off Guinea

Mar 31, 2017

Nigerian-based South Atlantic Petroleum (Sapetro) and Houston-based Hyperdynamics have agreed to a farmout, allowing Sapetro to pick up 50% participating interest in the production sharing contract covering the deepwater Fatala turbidite fan prospect…

75% of UKCS projects late, 35% over schedule

Mar 03, 2017

A review of UK North Sea projects between 2011-16 has found that fewer than 25% were on time and 35% were over their original estimated budget, at field development plan submission. The review, carried out by the UK regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)…

Shell's Brent decom proposal put to government

Feb 08, 2017

Oil major Shell has launched a 60-day public consultation on its plans for decommissioning the Brent field facilities in the North Sea. The huge engineering project will see the first significant use of Allseas' Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel…

BP drops Australian Bight environmental plan

Dec 22, 2016

BP has withdrawn its environment plan that was submitted to Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for the Great Australian Bight, offshore South Australia earlier this week. The recent…

IOG makes a move on Blythe

Dec 12, 2016

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has submitted a field development plan (FDP), in draft format, for the Blythe gas field to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).  The Blythe field, 100% owned and operated by IOG, is in the southern North Sea…

Cairn contracts Stena DrillMAX for SNE appraisal

Nov 25, 2016

Cairn Energy and its partners have contracted a rig to drill two appraisal wells on the world class SNE oil field offshore Senegal in 2017. The wells - SNE-5 and SNE-5 - will be drilled using the Stena DrillMAX drillship, starting Q1…

PVD spuds well, TGT campaign begins

Nov 07, 2016

The 2016 development drilling program offshore southern Vietnam on the Te Giac Trang (TGT) Field of Block 16-1 has commenced, announced SOCO.  The infill wells, TGT-27P and TGT-28P, will be batch drilled with the first well spudded on…

Ivar Aasen on track for December start

Oct 24, 2016

Aker BP's Ivar Aasen project has won approval to start production in early December from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the agency announced today (24 October). Illustration of Ivar Aasen…

BP’s Great Australian Bight plan needs further assessment

Sep 16, 2016

Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has advised BP that it will be taking additional time to assess the company’s environment plan proposing to drill the Stromlo-1 and Whinham-1 exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight (GAB)…

ONS: Optimism and the high north

Aug 29, 2016

In the run up to this week’s ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) conference in Stavanger, the short-term prognosis for the Norwegian oil and gas industry wasn’t good. Statistics Norway pointed to a nearly 20% drop in investment in the sector, estimated for 2017…

BP submits second Great Australian Bight plan

Aug 19, 2016

Supermajor BP has submitted its second environment plan for the Great Australian Bight to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), proposing the drilling of two exploration wells. Great…

Cement plug alternative sought for P&A

Jul 05, 2016

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has launched a call for proposals to improve or offer alternative approaches to cement plugs which are currently deployed in plugging and abandonment (P&A) operations in wells. The invitation is open to qualified organizations…

Petrofac bags Bumi Angola gig

Jun 09, 2016

Petrofac has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a condition monitoring program for Bumi Armada’s Olombendo floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit bound for offshore Angola. Currently under conversion in Singapore…

PGS, TGS survey available for Canadian bid round

Apr 20, 2016

PGS, in partnership with TGS, will offer support for the two calls for bid in the Eastern Newfoundland and Jeanne d’Arc regions issued on 7 April 2016. The partnership offers for license MC2D GeoStreamer data, and the 4550sq km MC3D-NL02-EN Orphan Basin GeoStreamer survey…

IEA: Early shut downs adding up

Apr 15, 2016

Some 65 MMboe will be left untapped offshore Norway due to the early shut down of fields and the failure of the Vette project to meet economic margins, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).  The IEA's April Oil…

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