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FPSO Cidade de Paraty beginning production from the Lula Nordeste field

Jul 10, 2013

Cidade de Paraty in production FPSO Cidade de Paraty went on stream, beginning production from the Lula Nordeste field in the Santos Basin presalt play. It is about 300km off Brazil, in the northeast corner of Block BM-S-11. The FPSO can process up to 120…

RWE Dea signs agreement with Petronas Suriname E&P BV

Jul 10, 2013

RWE in Suriname RWE Dea signed a farm-in agreement with Petronas Suriname E&P BV, acquiring 40% interest in Block 52 off Suriname. The block is in the Guyana-Suriname Basin 120km off the northeast coast of South America in 100-1,000m deep water and has potential in Upper Cretaceous strata…

CGG awarded contract for survey offshore Colombia

Jul 10, 2013

CGG awarded Colombia survey CGG has been awarded a contract by a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and partner Ecopetrol to acquire and process a 5500sq km, 3D seismic survey on the Caribbean coast offshore Colombia. The CGG Viking will tow a 10m x 100m x 7050m spread…

ThoughtStream: Collaboration key to technology development

Jul 10, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion In today’s continually evolving oil and gas industry there are always emerging issues to address. Collaboration within the industry can be a vital cog to deliver new solutions to the most pertinent problems and plug technology gaps…

Colloquy: Exploration Fabric of Africa

Jul 10, 2013

Colloquy: Editor’s Column The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) has developed a new African exploration GIS database, as the Edward G. Purdy Memorial Project, honoring the late geologist (b. 4 December 1931, d. 13 October…

EMGS signs Pemex contract

Jul 10, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) signed a contract with PEMEX worth US$99.8 million to conduct a 3D electromagnetic (EM) survey in the Gulf of Mexico. 'We have over the last few years reinvigorated our exploration organization and embraced technologies that give us an advantage…

Dolphin secures drilling contracts

Jul 09, 2013

Dolphin Drilling, part of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, signed contracts worth US$67 million for use of its Blackford Dolphin semisubmersible rig. The Blackford Dolphin will drill one well a piece for MPX North Sea ltd in the UK sector and Cairn subsidiary Capricorn Ireland Ltd…

New CEO for Shell announced

Jul 09, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell’s downstream director is to take over from Peter Voser as chief executive of the company, starting January 1, 2014. Ben van Beurden, 55, a Dutch national, graduated with a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering from Delft University of Technology…

CNOOC strikes PSC with PetroBroad

Jul 08, 2013

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with PetroBroad Copower Ltd. (PetroBroad Copower) for Block 28/03 in Pearl River Mouth Basin. Block 28/03 is located in Pearl River Mouth Basin in the east part of the South China Sea…

New CEO for Lux Assure

Jul 08, 2013

Edinburgh-based oil and gas chemical monitoring firm LUX Assure has appointed Charles Cruickshank as its new CEO and opened new offices in Aberdeen.  Cruickshank has 27 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, having previously…

Rosneft acquires ITERA

Jul 03, 2013

Rosneft acquired the remaining 49% of ITERA Oil and Gas Company LLC from Itera Holdings Ltd. for US $2.9 billion. As a result, Rosneft’s share in the company has increased to 100%. Rosneft said the consolidation of ITERA Oil and Gas Company…

Chevron to build new downtown Houston office

Jul 03, 2013

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. to construct an office building in downtown Houston to accommodate its business growth and expanding workforce in the world’s energy capital. The 50-story, 1.7 million-square-foot building will be located at 1600 Louisiana Street at Pease…

FMC wins Petrobras contract

Jul 03, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. received an order from Petrobras for the supply of subsea trees for its pre-salt fields, located offshore Brazil. The value of the award is estimated at $500 million and represents the call-off of the remaining value of the $1…

Drillinginfo acquires Transform Software

Jul 03, 2013

Drillinginfo Inc. acquired Denver-based Transform Software & Services Inc.  Details of the transaction were not disclosed, but the transaction will bring immediate growth synergies to Drillinginfo in terms of skills, experience and momentum to the combined companies…

Wood Group acquires Pyeroy Group

Jul 03, 2013

Wood Group acquired Pyeroy Group Limited (Pyeroy), a provider of specialist coatings, access and fabric maintenance services to the oil & gas, marine and rail industries. Headquartered in Gateshead, UK, Pyeroy was founded in 1973 and employs approximately 1…

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