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Mubadala spuds Rojana-A

Jun 25, 2014

Mubadala Petroleum began drilling operations on the Rojana-A exploration well in block G11/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, partner KrisEnergy Ltd. announced on 23 June 2014. The company is drilling the Rojana-A well using Atwood Oceanics' Atwood Orca jackup rig…

Technip takes Inocean stake

Jun 25, 2014

Technip has agreed to take a majority stake in Norwegian firm Inocean after entering into a strategic cooperation agreement with the firm, to further develop offshore floater engineering services for the Norwegian continental shelf and other offshore markets worldwide…

SNC-Lavalin to buy Kentz

Jun 23, 2014

Canada’s SNC-Lavalin has agreed to buy Jersey-based oil and gas services company Kentz Corporation in a deal valuing the Kentz at £1.2 billion (C$2.1 billion).  SNC-Lavalin said the move was part of its strategy to become a global Tier-1 engineering and construction company…

Ramboll inks Culzean jacket project

Jun 20, 2014

Maersk Oil UK has awarded Denmark's Ramboll Oil & Gas the detailed design for the Culzean wellhead jacket. The project will be Ramboll’s first major involvement in the Culzean field, and it also marks the largest substructure design by Ramboll for the North Sea…

BG awards Tanzania pre-FEED study

Jun 20, 2014

Genesis Oil & Gas consultants has been awarded an upstream concept select study by BG Group, as operator of Blocks 1, 3, and 4, offshore Tanzania. Genesis' scope of work includes considering the upstream facilities required to develop large discoveries made in the three blocks…

Eldfisk II commissioning starts

Jun 16, 2014

ConocoPhillips has started commissioning work on the Eldfisk 2/7 S facility following the installation of the topsides. The two modules that make up the Eldfisk 2/7 S topsides were transported from Kværner’s yard on Stord, Norway…

Filanosky field takes shape

Jun 11, 2014

Work to transport a 10,250-ton central processing platform (CPP) topside section for the Vladimir Filanovsky field in the northern part of the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea started this week. The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)…

Martin Linge taking shape

Jun 10, 2014

Total's Martin Linge development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea took two steps forward this week, with the sailout of a 16,000-tonne jacket (pictured right) and the arrival of the Maersk Intrepid in Norway.  The Maersk…

Brynhild production set back

Jun 09, 2014

First production from Lundin’s Brynhild subsea tieback development has been set back to due commissioning issues on the Haewene Brim FPSO.  Brynhild, which sits in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, will be a four-well subsea tieback to Bluewater’s Haewene Brim…

Ramboll buys Apply Altra

Jun 08, 2014

Denmark's Ramboll has acquired Apply Altra in Aberdeen from Norway's Apply Group, and renamed it Ramboll Oil & Gas.  Under the Ramboll name, the former Apply Altra will continue to deliver facilities engineering capability to the oil…

Remote tensioner monitoring cuts downtime

Jun 06, 2014

By installing eWON VPN routers and using the Talk2M Internet-based remote access system from MAC Systems, Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd, an Acteon company, is now able to securely monitor and quickly resolve issues on its heavy-duty tensioner equipment…

Wood Group wins Shah Deniz 2 contract

Jun 03, 2014

BP Azerbaijan awarded London's Wood Group a £36 million (US$60 million) call-off contract for the Shah Deniz 2 project under a 2007 global agreement. The contract covers subsea engineering and project management services during the subsea execute phase…

Hanøytangen Rig Services partnership launched

Jun 03, 2014

The three Norwegian offshore service companies, Bergen Group, Semco Maritime, and Apply Rig & Modules, have joined forces to setup a new partnership, Hanøytangen Rig Services, to meet the growing rigging service market. According to a statement from the three companies…

Claxton bags its biggest contract

Jun 03, 2014

UK-based Acteon group company Claxton has been awarded its largest single riser contract in its history by Norway's Det norske oljeselskap. The multi-year contract is from January 2014 thru June 2020, and includes high- and low-pressure risers…

Swiber wins Latin American EPIC contract

Jun 02, 2014

Swiber Holdings Ltd. announced it has won an US$80 million engineering, procurement, installation and construction contract in Latin America. The client is undisclosed, but the contract covers subsea development work including pipeline tie-ins…

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