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OEdigital.com launches

Jan 03, 2013

OE Magazine launches dedicated news website OE Magazine has launched a dedicated website OEdigital.com, which will provide readers with the latest oil and gas news, technological trends and exclusives.The new OEdigital.com connects oil and…

Field of Green

Jan 01, 2013

Helix Energy Solutions Group has encountered 100ft of high-quality net oil pay in the Wang exploration well, 93 miles off the Louisiana coast in Green Canyon block 237. Drilled to a total depth of 18,300ft, Wang will tie-back to the Helix Producer 1 FPU. First production is expected by 2Q 2013.

Durban study

Jan 01, 2013

ExxonMobil has acquired a 75% stake in Impact Africa’s Tugela South Exploration Right off the eastern coast of South Africa.ExxonMobil has also secured a one-year permit to study the hydrocarbon potential of the deepwater Durban Basin, which covers approximately 12.4 million acres.

Exploring Indus

Jan 01, 2013

Eni has acquired a 25% stake and operatorship in an ultra-deepwater block off Pakistan. Block G in Pakistan’s Indus Basin comprises approximately 7500km2. Eni currently holds participating interest in adjacent Indus block C (60%) and block N (70%).

Exploring the Arctic Circle

Jan 01, 2013

Faroe Petroleum has won acreage in the Dreiki area on the Icelandic Continental Shelf. Faroe will operate seven license blocks south of the Jan Mayen Ridge inside the Arctic Circle northeast of Iceland. Faroe will hold 67.5% interest in blocks IS6708/8…

Cutting steel

Jan 01, 2013

Heerema Fabrication Group has cut first steel for the US$2.26 billion Cygnus gas field located in the southern North Sea. The steel will be used in the 1600t Cygnus Alpha Wellhead Platform, the first of four. GDF Suez E&P operates the Cygnus partnership with 39…

Dual hits

Jan 01, 2013

Chevron and its 50:50 joint partner Shell have scored two gas finds in the Exmouth Plateau of the Carnavon Basin off Western Australia. Pinhoe-1, drilled to 13,396ft TD, encountered 197ft of net gas pay in the Barrow and Mungaroo Sands. The Arnhem-1…

Expro has landed

Jan 01, 2013

Expro has landed its first subsea supply contract in India. The three-year contract involves the supply of two 73/8in electro-hydraulic completion landing strings systems and two sets of topside controls equipment.

Crown Jewel

Jan 01, 2013

Santos discovered 61m of net gas pay in the Jurassic Montara, Plover and Malita reservoirs in its Crown-1 exploration well in the Browse Basin off Western Australia. The well is located about 500km north of Broome, 60km west of Ichthys field, and 20km east of Poseidon.

EMGS has signed

Jan 01, 2013

EMGS has signed a US$12 million data acquisition contract extension with Brazil’s Petrobras. Data acquisition is underway and should be completed by the end of this month.

DNV and GL

Jan 01, 2013

Risk experts and ship classification societies DNV and GL will unite under the banner DNV GL Group. The new company, to be headquartered in Norway, aims to increase service offerings and global competence base.

Robbins, NOV merger passes

Dec 28, 2012

87% of shareholders approved NOV acquisitionRobbins & Myers shareholders overwhelming approved NOV's acquisition of the company, Robbins & Myers announced on 27 December 2012.Nearly 85.7% of outstanding shares voted for the transaction,…

Statoil joins Brazil license

Dec 27, 2012

Peregrino Platform (Photo: Øyvind Hagen / Statoil)Statoil works out $40M Espirito Santo farm-in Statoil has acquired 25% interest in Espirito Santo license BM-ES-22A off Brazil, the company announced on 27 December 2012.Brazilian mining…

Court sides with ConocoPhillips

Dec 26, 2012

Court says Ecuador unlawfully seized blocksConocoPhillips' wholly owned subsidiary, Burlington Resources Inc., has received a favorable decision in the international arbitration filed against Ecuador. The Tribunal, constituted under the…

DONG to let Svane license expire

Dec 21, 2012

Svane license to expire due to drilling costsDONG and its partners have decided not to pursue the drilling of an appraisal well at Svane field, opting instead to let the 04/98 Svane license to expire on 1 January 2013.DONG said the decision was based on detailed technical evaluations…

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