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Five FPSO orders for IHC Merwede

Jul 10, 2013

IHC Merwede has announced that it has signed two new contracts for the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) delivery of offloading system packages for five FPSO vessels (floating production storage and offloading). The first…

Starfish-1 offshore Ghana disappoints

Jul 10, 2013

The Starfish-1 exploration well drilled offshore Ghana is to be plugged and abandoned after disappointing drilling results, said operator Ophir. The well, in the Offshore Accra Contract Area, was drilled in 1490m water by the Stena DrillMax drillship in the frontier Keta basin…

New CEO at Northern Petroleum

Jul 10, 2013

Exploration and production firm Northern Petroleum has promoted Keith Bush, 43, to managing director.   Bush joined Northern in May 2012 as chief operating officer and was appointed to the board last November. Bush has a degree in physics…

Aker picks up Azeri rig job

Jul 10, 2013

Aker Solutions has won a contract with Caspian Drilling Company (CDC) to provide a complete topside equipment package for a new semi-submersible drilling rig in Baku, Azerbaijan. The equipment will mainly be constructed and assembled…

MMHE readies FPS for load out

Jul 10, 2013

Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering (MMHE) shows how the Gumusut-Kakap semi-FPS, which was delivered to Sabah Shell Petroleum Company in July, came together from beginning to load out at its Pasir Gudang yard.

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…

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