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Petrobras’ P-55 sets sail

Oct 07, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) completed its semisubmersible P-55 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel nearly six years after it was contracted. It passed testing and certification in the Rio Grande dock (ERG-1). The…

Mitsui divests from Tui, partners increase shares

Oct 03, 2013

Following Mitsui’s decision to divest its 35% share of the project, AWE Limited, New Zealand Oil & Gas, and Pan Pacific Petroleum, via their subsidiaries, will increase their respective interests in the Tui area oil project for $US14.9 million…

Lundin hits big in Ghota

Oct 02, 2013

Lundin Norway AS confirmed a significant oil find in its Ghota discovery following the completion of a successful flow test of exploration well 7120/1-3, which proved gas flow at a rate of approximately 4,300 b/d. The test showed good production…

OE13: ERD record for Noble Julie Robertson

Sep 04, 2013

Centrica Energy, stand 5D50, has completed its longest horizontal well using the Noble Julie Robertson (NJR) jack-up rig on the southern North Sea gas field. Running 19,000feet (6km), the extended reach well was drilled between December…

OE13: Exceed launches new units

Sep 03, 2013

Deepwater drilling and performance improvement firm Exceed has set up new business units in Canada and Ghana on the back of recent contract wins. The firm, on stand 3D210 at SPE Offshore Europe, is now also setting up new units in Angola…

Achieving total isolation to optimize wellbore cleaning

Sep 01, 2013

The combined application of the ISO-MAX security packer and selective rotation and circulation tool (SRCT) helped a North Sea operator prevent losses during well displacement, thus ensuring well integrity and improving the chances of a successful completion…

Lundin wildcat comes up dry

Aug 20, 2013

Lundin Norway AS has plugged and abandoned well 16/4-7, northeast of the Sleipner Øst field in the central North Sea off Norway, after it was found to be dry. The objective of the well, in 91m deep water, was to prove petroleum in Jurassic…

Small oil discovery in North Sea

Aug 07, 2013

Exploration well 16/2-18S, located on Statoil operated PL265 in the North Sea, was drilled west of Johan Sverdrup discovery about 9 km west of  well 16/2-6 and 3 km west of appraisal well 16/2-14. The primary exploration target of the well…

Petrobras completes Santos Basin drill test

Jul 25, 2013

Petrobras completed the drilling and formation test of the fourth exploratory well at Iara area, block BM-S-11, in the Santos Basin pre-salt. The results of this well 3-RJS-706 (3-BRSA-1132-RJS) have strengthened the potential of recoverable…

Middle East expansion for Archer

Jun 17, 2013

Oilfield services firm Archer is expanding its coverage in the eastern hemisphere region with the opening of a support office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), a downhole tool repair center in Jebel Ali, UAE and a country office in Doha…

UK well services sector at record high

May 24, 2013

UK North Sea spending on well services has reached an all time high, according to a survey by industry body Oil & Gas UK.  Its well well services sector report, based on a survey carried out since 1996, showed companies delivering drilling…

OTC.13: Tendeka opening Canada office

May 07, 2013

Tendeka, the provider of completions systems and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, today announces plans to significantly grow its North and South American market presence by promoting its full portfolio of complementary completions products and services in the region…

OTC.13: HawkEye launch for Expro

May 06, 2013

Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, is celebrating its 40th anniversary at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston by showcasing its investment in new technology and innovation.   As part of that…

OTC.13: CATS Rig wins New Technology Award

May 03, 2013

Superior Energy Services’ Complete Automated Technology System (CATS) has been selected as a 2013 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Spotlight on New Technology award winner. CATS offers the industry safer operations, better well performance and lower costs through minimal crew size needs…

Jim Hepburn joins Coretrax

Apr 30, 2013

Aberdeen-based oilfield services firm Coretrax Technology Limited has appointed an operations manager to focus on the planning, development and execution of wellbore cleanup and displacement. In his new role, Jim Hepburn is responsible…

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