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Drilling Up, But Success Rates Down

May 08, 2019

Despite a bounce back in exploration activity in 2018, success rates and discovered volumes have dropped, according to a report by UK-based analysts Weestwood Global Energy Group. Westwood’s 10th annual State of Exploration report reviews global…

Exceed to Support Serica Drilling

May 08, 2019

UK-based well management firm Exceed has secured a two-year contract to support Serica Energy (UK) with its future well operations.Initial operations under the contract will be concentrated on Serica's Columbus development well, which is planned to be drilled in 2020…

Nexans to Power Vigdis Boosting Station

May 08, 2019

French cable firm Nexans has been picked to supply a power umbilical for Equinor's Vigdis subsea boosting station in the Norwegian North Sea.New all-electric actuated subsea boosting station, the industry's first all-electric boosting station…

STR, Forssea Agree Exclusive Partnership

May 08, 2019

French subsea firm Forssea Robotics and UK-based Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) have agreed a global exclusive partnership.The moves follows a partnership formed between the two companies in June last year (2018). As part of the new partnership…

DNO to Drill Highest Number of Wells in its History

May 08, 2019

Norwegian exploration and production company DNO says it plans to drill 48 wells this year, the highest number in the company's 48-year history. The drilling program, comprising 25 development/infill wells and 11 exploration/appraisal wells…

Maersk Drilling Unveils Hybrid Low-Emission Rig

May 08, 2019

Danish rig operator Maersk Drilling has announced what it's calling the first hybrid, low-emission drilling rig, based on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Through a series of upgrades, Maersk Drilling aims to convert the Maersk Intrepid ultra…

Lukoil Develops Arctic-Friendly Oil Spill Kit

May 08, 2019

Russian oil company Lukoil has been given state approval for its new absorbent and biotechnology-based oil spill response technologies for Arctic regions. Lukoil says the technologies, on which it has taken out nine patents, have been designed…

Premier Oil Drills Offshore Indonesia

May 08, 2019

Premier Oil has started drilling operations at Natuna, offshore Indonesia, using the jack-up drilling rig HAKURYU-11, according to rig owner Japan Drilling Company (JDC).JDC was awarded a drilling contract by Premier Oil Natuna Sea in November last year…

Talos Spuds Bulleit in US Gulf of Mexico

May 07, 2019

Talos Energy has started drilling the Bulleit appraisal well in Green Canyon Block 21 in the US Gulf of Mexico, says partner Otto Energy. The well is being drilled from the Noble Don Taylor drillship. The Bulleit prospect sits in approximately 1…

ExxonMobil, ADNOC Eye Upstream Collaboration

May 07, 2019

US oil giant ExxonMobil and Abu Dhabi's national oil company have met to discuss new opportunities for collaboration in the upstream and downstream sectors. The discussions were held during a joint visit to review the two firm's US$ 30 billion (AED 110 billion) Upper Zakum expansion project…

Anadarko Backs Occidental's Revised Bid

May 07, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp’s board on Monday backed a US$38 billion bid from Occidental Petroleum Corp, adding pressure on rival Chevron Corp to raise its offer or walk away from the takeover contest.The decision capped a series of moves by Occidental…

Sonardyne Equips Latest Oceaneering Vehicles

May 07, 2019

Sonardyne announced Tuesday it has received an order from Oceaneering International to provide hybrid navigation systems for its subsea resident vehicles Freedom and E-ROV.  The two resident vehicle systems are to be fitted with Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav an all-in-one navigational instrument…

Emerson Scores BP Contract

May 07, 2019

Emerson said it  has been awarded a five-year contract with BP to provide predictive maintenance and operational support services to ensure safe, optimized production from its Clair Ridge platform and Glen Lyon floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel…

Okea Eyes Listing by Mid-2019

May 07, 2019

Norwegian oil company Okea AS said on Tuesday it was planning an initial public offering by mid-2019, in a bid to raise funds to finance further expansions.The company, which is partly owned by Thailand's Bangchak Corporation and private equity firm Seacrest Capital…

Keppel FELS, Aibel Ink Major Renewables Gig

May 07, 2019

Singapore-based Keppel FELS and Norway's Aibel have together secured a contract to build and install a new 900 MW offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station for the DolWin 5 cluster offshore wind farms. Under a contract from…

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