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Lukoil goes horizontal

Jan 10, 2013

Lukoil has conducted a four-well horizontal drilling campaign at the Yu Korchagin field in the northern Caspian Sea. Initial flow rates tested between 4000b/d and 10,000b/d. Recoverable oil reserves at the field are estimated at 360 million barrels.

New Zealand block winners

Jan 10, 2013

Anadarko was a winner in New Zealand’s offshore block offerings in 2012. Anadarko walked away with two permits in the Pegasus Basin south of Wellington. Shell and partners OMV and Mitsui came away with one block in the Great South Basin off Dunedin.

Ob River delivers

Jan 10, 2013

The Gazprom-chartered Ob River LNG carrier has successfully completed the first-ever delivery through the Northern Sea Route. The carrier’s journey began in early November at the Snohvit terminal in Hammerfest, Norway, and ended at the Tobata terminal in Japan in December…

Rosneft and ExxonMobil

Jan 10, 2013

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have established a joint project to assess the commerciality of tight oil reserves in the Bazhenov and Achimov formations of Western Siberia. ExxonMobil will provide financing up to US$300 million for the program. Drilling is to begin in 2013.

Shelf Drilling

Jan 10, 2013

Dubai-based Shelf Drilling acquired 38 shallow-water drilling rigs after completing a US$1.05 billion sale with Transocean. Shelf Drilling is also expected to pick up as many as 3500 employees from the deal. Shelf Drilling will take control of seven rigs immediately…

Striking Thai oil

Jan 10, 2013

Salamander Energy announced first oil at its Bualuang Bravo platform in the Gulf of Thailand. The Atwood Mako drilled development well BB-04-H, which is expected to produce 1500b/d. With a 15-well development planned, Salamander expects production to increase to around 14,000b/d in 2013.

Subsea 7 picked for Lianzi

Jan 10, 2013

Subsea 7 won a US$150 million EPCI topsides contract for Chevron’s Lianzi field offshore Congo and Angola. Subsea 7 will provide a 200t module hosting a high-voltage generation system for the new subsea electrically heated pipeline cable, 80t fl ow-meter deck extension, and platform upgrades.

TD Williamson

Jan 10, 2013

Pipeline equipment and services provider TD Williamson opened its first office in Seoul, South Korea. The new office will enable the company to provide EPC customers with pipeline intervention and isolation technologies.

Umbilicals for Kizomba

Jan 10, 2013

Oceaneering will supply 43km of electro-hydraulic, steel tube control umbilicals for Esso Exploration’s Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 development off Angola. The cables used at Bavuca and Kakocha fields will tie back to the Kizomba BFPSO, while…

VAM USA

Jan 10, 2013

VAM USA expanded its Houston-based Connection Technology Center to 90,000 sq ft, doubling its R&D capacity. The facility conducts harsh-environment testing of premium connections for shale applications and deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wartsila wins China supply

Jan 10, 2013

Wartsila has been contracted by China Oilfield Services to supply designs for six new ships, two platform supply vessels, and four anchor-handling tug supply vessels for the South China Sea and Bohai Bay.

Wellton Energy

Jan 10, 2013

Sales and marketing support company Wellton Energy has opened a new office in Norwich, UK, to serve the small and medium enterprise sector of the oil & gas industry.

Western Isles approval

Jan 10, 2013

The UK has approved Dana Petroleum’s US$1.6 billion Western Isles project, which seeks to develop the Harris and Barra oil fields. The nine-well northern North Sea development is expected to produce 40,000b/d in 2015. Both fields hold an estimated 45 million barrels.

Yacheng field snapped up

Jan 10, 2013

BP has pulled out of Yacheng gas field in the South China Sea, selling its 34.3% stake to KUFPEC, a subsidiary of KPC, for US$308 million. Pending approval by CNOOC, the deal is expected to close 2H 2013.

Bill Gates to speak at CERAWeek 2013

Jan 10, 2013

Bill Gates will speak at CERAWeek 2013. Gates will open the first night of a two-night special session entitled ‘Energy: The Next Thirty Years’ on Thursday, 7 March.

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