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Vallourec opens R&D center in Rio

Jul 09, 2013

Vallourec today announces the inauguration of a new Research Center in Rio de Janeiro, in the presence of Philippe Crouzet, chairman of Vallourec's Management Board. Due to be operational by October 2013, the Rio Center will focus on all pre-salt activities of the Group…

Transocean water-depth drilling record

Jul 09, 2013

Transocean Ltd. today announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 has set a new world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig. The rig recently spudded a well in 10,411ft (3174m) of water…

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…

DNV awards FloaTEC ISO 9001 certification

Jul 09, 2013

FloaTEC has been awarded certification to ISO 9001-2008 for project management and engineering for the offshore industry. DNV Business Assurance, a division of the world-renowned Det Norske Veritas Certification B.V., and an internationally…

NOF Energy marks its 25th year

Jul 09, 2013

NOF Energy, the business support organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables, has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special Silver Jubilee Celebration Dinner at the Gateshead Hilton. The dinner celebrated the growth of the business development organisation…

Women could help plug skills gap

Jul 09, 2013

Shortage of skills is the biggest challenge facing the energy industry and a UK conference heard that recruiting more women could help resolve the problem. The need to develop more expertise to cope with growing demand for engineers in…

Dong contract for Maersk Resolve

Jul 09, 2013

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a $58million contract from DONG Energy for use of the jack-up drilling rig the Maersk Resolve. The contract, for operations in the Danish North Sea, is expected to start in August 2013, in direct continuation of its current contract in the UK…

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…

Cairn to drill on Spanish Point

Jul 09, 2013

Cairn Energy is to drill an appraisal well on the Spanish Point discovery offshore Ireland using the Blackford Dolphin semisubmersible drilling rig. Spanish Point, in license FEL 2/04, is a gas and condensate field, made by Phillips in 1981…

Eco Atlantic plans Namibian seismic

Jul 09, 2013

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas is planning 3D and 2D seismic campaigns after being granted a one year extension on two exploration licenses offshore Namibia. The extension to the Guy (2111B & 2211A) and Sharon (2213A & 2213B) licenses, both in the Walvis Basin…

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…

FPS delivered to Gumusut-Kakap field off Malaysia

Jul 08, 2013

A semisubmersible floating production system for Malaysia’s Gumusut-Kakap deepwater field was delivered to be installed at the project development site offshore Sabah. The Gumusut-Kakap field is Malaysia’s second deepwater development after the Kikeh oil field…

Eni, Rosneft team for Barents seismic

Jul 08, 2013

Eni and Rosneft began seismic operations in the ice-free portion of the Russian Barents Sea, the companies confirmed on July 8. The 2D seismic survey is planned for 9950km over the Fedynsky and Central Barents license areas. During the…

Bumi Armada wins EPIC contract

Jul 08, 2013

Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services company, Bumi Armada Berhad announced that its wholly-owned Russian subsidiary, Bumi Armada Caspian LLC signed a supplementary agreement worth RM567.6 million (US$178.5 million) with OOO LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft for EPIC (engineering…

Looking forward to a sustainable future for oil and gas

Jul 08, 2013

2013 SPE Offshore Europe–held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center from September 3-6–will demonstrate that the industry’s engineering, manufacturing and technology excellence is set to assure a long-term sustainable future.  Anthony Onukwu…

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