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GAC upgrades Black Sea supply base

May 16, 2014

GAC Russia is upgrading its supply base at the port of Novorossiysk to support offshore oil & gas exploration and extraction in the Black Sea. GAC Russia has already signed contracts to provide supply base support for operations from Novorossiysk on the northeastern Black Sea coast…

Transocean nets $953m of contracts

May 16, 2014

Drilling rig giant Transocean says it has picked up new contracts worth about US$953 million since 17 April. Giving its fleet update report, the firm said other highlights include: Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 drillship - Awarded a three year contract offshore Brazil at a dayrate of $440…

Sapura nets $454m of contracts

May 16, 2014

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad's drilling division, SapuraKencana Drilling, has won a new contract and three contract extensions, worth a total of US$454 million, from new and existing clients in West Africa (Congo and Angola), Brunei…

Northern mull FPF spin

May 15, 2014

Houston based drilling and floating production firm Northern Offshore is considering spinning off its sole floating production platform (FPF) into a new business (pictured).  The firm operates the semisubmersible Northern Producer FPF…

MPD pilot success on Troll

May 14, 2014

Norway-based Enhanced Drilling has completed a pilot, managed-pressure-drilling project with Statoil.  Enhanced Drilling’s EC-Drill system, a managed-pressure-drilling system for use off floating rigs, was used to drill three branches…

Dry wells in Ula formation

May 14, 2014

Centrica Resources Norge AS, operator of production license 405, has announced that exploration wells 8/10-5 S and 8/10-5 A are dry. The wells were drilled approximately 13km southeast of the Ula field, in the southern sector of the North Sea…

Mexico's energy reform: challenges and opportunities

May 13, 2014

It has been less than a year since Mexico’s landmark energy reform, but the effects of this major restructuring on one of the world’s largest economies are already being observed.  Gustavo Hernandez Garcia, acting director of E&P, Pemex,…

CIMC Raffles delivers Gulf Driller jackup

May 12, 2014

CIMC Raffles at Yantai delivered the jackup rig Gulf Driller No.1 to ship owner COSL, the company announced 10 May 2014.  CIMC Raffles said the jackup is expected to set out for the Bohai gulf. The Super M2 jackup rig was designed by…

Trowell named Ensco CEO

May 09, 2014

Ensco plc has named Carl Trowell chief executive officer and president, effective 15 June, the company announced on 9 May 2014. He succeeds Dan Rabun who is retiring after eight years as CEO. Rabun’s retirement was announced in November 2013…

OTC14: GE unveils 20ksi BOP

May 08, 2014

GE Oil & Gas has unveiled its next-generation blowout preventer (BOP) program aimed at making 20,000psi (20ksi) subsea formations the next frontier in offshore oil and gas exploration. Current GE subsea BOPs are only rated for 15ksi. However…

OTC14: Statoil starts GOM campaign

May 07, 2014

Statoil has started its latest Gulf of Mexico exploration campaign with a well on Martin, a high-impact prospect, started on 20 April. The Martin prospect is in about 2916ft (890m) water depth in Mississippi Canyon 718, in the Greater Mars basin…

Atwood inks Auz and Thai contracts

May 07, 2014

Houston-based drilling rig operator Atwood Oceanics has been awarded a drilling services contract by BHP Billiton Petroleum for the semisubmersible rig Atwood Falcon.    The contract is for 330 days and the work will be performed offshore Australia at a US$430…

Transocean to spin off North Sea units

May 06, 2014

Transocean is to create a new business unit called Caledonia Offshore Drilling Company to run its eight-strong North Sea midwater drilling rig fleet. The company expects to establish the new business unit during 2H 2014 and, at an appropriate stage…

OTC14: Mud skip unveiled by Hoover

May 05, 2014

Hoover subsidiary Hoover Container Solutions has launched a new DOT/DNV certified Mud Skip/Cutting Box to its offshore product line for transportation and safe handling of hydrocarbon contaminated drill cuttings to and from offshore platforms…

OTC14: Oerlikon Fairfield debuts jacking drives

May 05, 2014

Oerlikon Fairfield will market two new jacking drives, its S1500 and its S500, at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) May 5-8 at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. With the addition of these two models, Oerlikon Fairfield now has a…

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