Offshore Energy News - page 207

 

Cobalt hits homer at N. Platte

Dec 06, 2012

Ensco 8503Cobalt says deepwater oil find is significant Cobalt's deepwater Gulf of Mexico prospect North Platte has encountered significant oil pay, the company announced on 5 December 2012.Cobalt characterized the discovery as containing…

Freeport acquires PXP, McMoRan

Dec 05, 2012

FCX specializes in copper and gold miningFreeport enters energy sector with $9B merger Phoenix-based copper and gold mining company Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) has moved to acquire subsidiary McMoRan Exploration as well as Houston-based Plains…

Petrobras cheers Muriú find

Dec 05, 2012

Map of Muriú prospectPetrobras makes 4th find off Sergipe-Alagoas Petrobras has made a fourth oil discovery in the ultra-deepwater Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil, the company announced on 5 December 2012.Tests confirmed the presence of light oil in the Calumbi formation…

Turbine access

Dec 01, 2012

Houlder and BMT Nigel Gee have completed offshore trials of their jointly developed Turbine Access System, or TAS, at RWE's Rhyl Flats wind farm off the North Wales coast. The lightweight motion compensated gangway provides improved access to wind turbines for maintenance personnel…

Cypriot love potion for the eastern Med

Nov 27, 2012

Like a Christmas present, what was widely rumored and anticipated following recent Israeli hydrocarbon discoveries, Houston’s Noble Energy announced in late December 2011 the results of its recent well in the Cypriot Economic Zone. It contains up to 9tcf of natural gas…

Gulf deeps on track for ‘new normal’

Nov 01, 2012

Burdened by high drilling costs, lower success rates and smaller discoveries relative to other regions, not to mention post-Macondo regulatory changes, the deepwater Gulf of Mexico will nevertheless draw $70 billion in investment over the next two decades…

Commission squares up to Gazprom

Nov 01, 2012

'There are 'suspicions' that [Gazprom] has prevented alternative sources of natural gas from and into European countries, applying inappropriate practices, exploiting its position as the dominant supplier of natural gas to Europe.'It took time but it eventually happened…

Brazil to play key role in energy future

Oct 01, 2012

With massive investment and aggressive technology development required to match world energy demand in coming decades, South America’s ‘southern cone’ will have a big role to play. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro.Thanks in large part to Brazil’s pre-salt discoveries…

Bridging the P&A gap

Sep 01, 2012

New and expanding regulations governing the growing number of ageing offshore oilfields are pushing the industry to develop safe, innovative and fit-for-purpose technologies for well plug and abandonment (P&A) operations and late-stage interventions…

Bridging the skills gap: an operator's view

Sep 01, 2012

Recruiting and retaining skills remains one of the industrys biggest talking points. In this OE two-parter examining the issue from differing offshore sector perspectives, operator BP's Simon Drysdale discusses the need for continual nurturing of existing talent…

Class action

Sep 01, 2012

The traditionally risk-averse offshore oil & gas industry has long relied on not just following regulations set out by governments but also requirements outlined by classification societies to ensure their operations are safe. As water depths…

Jubilee points way for Prosperidade

Sep 01, 2012

Anadarko Petroleum has taken on a challenging project with the Prosperidade development in Mozambique. But the company plans to draw on lessons from its involvement in Ghanas Jubilee field development to unlock Mozambiques huge gas resources…

Sailing close to the wind

Sep 01, 2012

A prediction of an oil price slump in less than a decade prompts Andrew McBarnet to onder on the prevailing wind currently favouring the marine seismic business.Possibly the most provocative oil industry analysis to surface in the last few months emanates from the portals of academia…

Single lift message spreads to wind turbine generators

Sep 01, 2012

A new method of installing wind turbine generators in a single lift is being promoted among potential clients and turbine manufacturers by Seaway Heavy Lifting. The contractor is hoping to conduct a full-scale test next season using its new DP monohull…

Subsea sector recruitment: rekindling a love of engineering

Sep 01, 2012

The extreme shortage of skilled personnel in the oil & gas industry is arguably the industry's biggest challenge today. Technical solutions may have changed but new challenges remain, particularly in the specialist area of subsea engineering…

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